UCLA Beginners

 
Date:
January 14, 1975
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
 

... Tonight we are giving you introduction to the area for what you have come. We definitely like to leave the choice to you whether want to continue or not. But looking at the world today we don't find any alternative. The west what you are proud of, where I came and became a part and parcel of the west has technology of machines, it's very powerful. There is no doubt that it is the home of plenty and land of the brave or vice versa what you want call it. And people came here just to be free, free from persecution. Purpose to come to America was not that the life was difficult in Europe. Purpose to come to America was to be free, physically free, mentally free and spiritually free. One has the right to practice what one likes to practice. We wanted to build a society of great joy, happiness, trust. We started with our slogan "In God we trust." But we were very cautious as Americans we wanted no religious persecution in the later time. Therefore, we completely separated the state and the religion. Not that we are not religious people, a worst American is equally religious in one way of the other, either he denies or he accepts. It takes the same amount of energy, but basically we understand our religion and we have a concept that we have to grow as great people through the times of these two hundred years that old is our nation.

Now we have come to a point where we have realized that we have a great machine power but we are yet innocently much behind in the power of the mind. That's why we are now bargaining between the power of the mind and power of the machine. Whereas we have developed the great technology to harness the energy through the power of machines. We have also tried to equi-balance it by learning the technology where we can harness the power of the mind. So that we can bring equilibrium to our life.

Remember that whether you are poor or rich, you are great or you are small, your total value is against any odd how much equilibrium of mind you can present to the situation. That is your success, that is your happiness that is your existence that is what totally you are. And what technology can give a person the equilibrium of the mind with the background of total potential behind him or her is known as the technology of yoga or the science of yoga. And this entire universe is either matter or energy. Energy changes into matter, matter changes into energy that's the game. We are part of that game. And whatever that change brings it brings (?) brought into change through vibration. So everything is nothing but vibrations and every vibrations has a horizon has an impact. In other words each individual has a potential and impact. You have to be individual, you have to have individual then you have a potential, and you have an impact. So each vibration has an impact. What measure the impact is the awarenessAwareness The pure nature of existence; the power to be consciously conscious without an object or need. A fundamental property of the soul and true self; it is Kundalini as it folds and unfolds itself in existence. and the technology which makes you to guide to measure the impact is the yoga of awarenessAwareness The pure nature of existence; the power to be consciously conscious without an object or need. A fundamental property of the soul and true self; it is Kundalini as it folds and unfolds itself in existence. or we call it science of potential exploration of the self within the self or KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. Kundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. yogaKundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. . It is different than all the yogas in one way. It is a science of a householder, it is not the science of a hermit, there is a difference between it. It is a science of a man and a woman, it's a science of a human, it is science of humanologyHumanology A complete system of psychology to promote human excellence and spirit. It incorporates the technology of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, the use of the Shabd Guru, and the principles of spiritual counseling. , it serves the fundamental characteristics of a human its development, its short comings and its (?). It makes a man a man, it makes a woman a woman. It makes man and a woman in the relationship towards this earth in productivity as parents as parents, as child. It's a science of totality and all facets of human behavior within and without. And it teaches how to gear and tear through odd and even times with balance.

It is not only physical postures or only breathing it's a whole philosophy how an individual can explore within himself his total potential how an individual can use it, and how he can bring that to his advantage in his walk of or in her walk of life.

It is unfortunate that we have one third wealth of the entire world and it is into the hands of two third people in our nation who are mentally disturbed. Now that is a chaos. We have home, we have wall to wall carpet, we have chandeliers, we have cars, we have master beds, king size beds, queen size beds but no two husband and wife. And our rate or suicide nation wise has gone twenty-seven percent, whereas our inflation has gone only twenty percent. Our rate of divorce has gone thirty-two percent and our inflation has gone only twenty percent. We have started living at each other, we were people who used to live for each other. From the very basic tradition to live for each other we have started living at each other. We have misused and polluted our world, knowing basically that in the beginning there was a word, word was with God and word was God. We play the word love just to hook each other. We do not understand what love actually means. Love is God, God is love that we know but we do not define that in relationship to the man. And none has defined but we'll define it tonight. Love is an experience of selflessness within oneself. It's a one way traffic. When you expect in the game of love a respond you are doing a business. When you say I love you that's it, when you say I love you for this and this, you have polluted the love. Love is the for the sake of it own self. Love is not for anything. When love is for anything then it is a business. Then you must reap the profit and the loss of it. But when love is for the sake of love and you want to love come what may what happens on the other side of the world then you are free from the loss and gain and the very satisfaction mental, spiritual and physical that you are in love and then you could go through everything but still continue loving is more than what God is. That is what we call love is God, I love you because you are beautiful, then it simply means I'll hate you when you'll be ugly. It's a business, it's exploitation in expression and when we use exploitation in expression our words and do not stand by it we pollute our words to the extend of that totality that in emergency when we pray oh God then God thinks he is saying oh dog. Because we have already polluted our vibratory rate of frequency at the level of our finite unto infinity. And we are a machine who runs with the energy of the pranic sense and we talk about, and we create the energy after all everything else runs too. You can't cheat anybody, you can't. You can't con anybody, you can't mislead anybody, you can't be jealous with anybody, you can't be negative to anybody, actually in reality you are polluting yourself.

First a man creates habits, then habits creates him. When you are created then you are a slave to your own habits. Then you are no free and slave has no peace. That is we might have gone physically very free people we have free love, we have free marriage, we have free relationship, we don't want anything around us, granted. But mentally we are the worst kind of slave. We do not know what devotion is, all we know is emotion. We have children, our emotion strikes against each other and we separate ourself. We love somebody today, tomorrow something dawn on us, something better comes through, we divorce.

We have endless desires and we desire all the time so much that our end comes and whatever we have desired and have collected we have never enjoyed. We don't enjoy anything, we don't enjoy even relationship. We are all the time on run and run and run like a mirage. A thirsty dear runs and every piece of sand looks to him like water. He goes there and finds again it is sand, he runs again, runs again till he falls. And that is why the experiment in the science of humanologyHumanology A complete system of psychology to promote human excellence and spirit. It incorporates the technology of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, the use of the Shabd Guru, and the principles of spiritual counseling. , science of awarenessAwareness The pure nature of existence; the power to be consciously conscious without an object or need. A fundamental property of the soul and true self; it is Kundalini as it folds and unfolds itself in existence. , science which could unite the finite into the power of infinity so that the balance could be established is known as yoga. In the western world it has been very completely and totally misunderstood. Here GurusGuru 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. , swamisSwami Master. , yogisYogi One who has attained a state of yoga (union) where polarities are mastered and transcended. One who practices the disciplines of yoga and has attained self-mastery. and what not. And because you are emotionally very disturbed people you run after them, you want a satisfaction, you want a peace of mind. Peace of mind you cannot get from other human being but you can share the wisdom with anybody, practice in your whole life and you can take advantage of it. Yoga actually means yoke, it is drawn from the word bible yoke, or basic Sanskrit word yuj it means the union of the finite 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. into the realms of infinity by the practical means of self within the self. If standing on the head and doing posture is yoga then people in the circus have boneless body, they might be the best 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. .

If miracles is yoga then all the great magicians would have done such a beautiful thing to prove then they must be the yogisYogi One who has attained a state of yoga (union) where polarities are mastered and transcended. One who practices the disciplines of yoga and has attained self-mastery. . If wearing a white robe or black robe or a blue robe and pretending to be holy man with nine holes in everybody's body if that is a yoga then it is a very wrong misinterpretation of the science. Yoga is the science of physical and mind which brings to the man the spirit, so that he can get every odd time turned into even for him. It is the power of the man more than God but it is the gift of God. That is what you are going to study this semester. What we are going to do with you is we will give you certain exercises so that your glandular system because glands are the guardians of health can secrete at our will and command. We'll give you some breathing exercises so long you breathe you are alive, moment you don't breathe you go through the water gate all the way to the end. And we have forest lawns for rich and others for others.

Breath is the tender charge between the life and the being of every person. The force of life comes to you through breath. And it's a very technical science of breathing it's not many of you do not know what breath is. Many of you do not even remember whether you breathe of not, it is automatically with you. Only you remember it when it starts creating a difficulty, otherwise who cares. Many of us falsely with a brainwash of thousands of years like to find God. It is surprising to me why to find God folks, God comes and kisses at the tip of your nose fifteen times a minute. He grants you the breath of life at that ratio. It's a gift to you and it doesn't come to you, you will never exist. Your all status symbols, your all beauty conceptions, your all bank balances, your total ego, and your bragging about lot of things, and it's the moment stops entering your body, total. So long it comes in it goes out you are worth anything.

Now question arises you have two big lungs the biggest organ in the body is two lungs, what is the purpose of providing those two big lumps to you? The purpose is to take advantage of it and to develop it. Nobody has ever cared that lungs are there until one has an asthma or tuberculosis.

Actually it is surprising if lungs would not have got a mastery of cleaning the air and providing the oxygen and cleaning the blood and doing all (?) so automatically and silently, in Los Angeles they have seen where there is a lot of smog all we would have died like a dry plant. It's a tremendous machine. It has a circulatory and cleansing of the blood formation and the purity of the blood under this control. And that is the science of breath which you will learn here.

Then you have a monkey in each one of you and that is the mind. Through the passes of intellect it gets the thought wave, thought wave gets into emotion, emotion get into desire, desire puts you to work and work is to the object, before you even receive that object you are again on that run again. It's a constant vicious circle you do not know where to balance yourself, where to stop for that we'll give you the science of 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. through which you can concentrate this barking dog, this mind which barks at you all the time and make you sleepless, makes you disturbed to be a good beautiful husky you can put a rope around it and (?) all the snow, the odd time of your time of life. We don't promise you that we'll make you very happy but we'll definitely share with you the technology that thought all sad time you can pass through with your grace. Because good times and bad times are commonly there, whosoever does not know to go through the clouds also cannot enjoy the bright sun. Ups and down is the game of life, it keeps us going, but whosoever can steer through it enjoys it. Whosoever falters he falls. Yoga unites the individual, it's a technology, it unites the individual with one's own potential force. One's own potential energy and carries him through. I may not come and touch your shoulders, touch your hands, I may not hug you and kiss you, I may not substitute with you for your weakness and for your deficiency, but I'll definitely give you a gift with somebody out of his kindness and grace gave it to me, I'll make you possible to steer through the life as gracefully as a person is supposed to be. And I think that's the biggest gift man can enjoy within his lifetime.

So tonight we are starting on that set path. And it is a course through university there are certain thing you must remember we can't teach God here, because God is separate from the university. Therefore, we call it 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. , supreme consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. , we can't teach any religion because religion means the very origin of the being. Because no university can allow it therefore we call it the being of the being, the origin. Religion folks doesn't mean a thing. Religion was a technology which makes the micro 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 go through the process of macro 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 achieve and experience the universal 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. . Religion was education, it was not a practice. Religion is a science it is not a faith. That beauty of that experiment with the experience of that science gives the man the faith.

Some people ask me, "Where is God?"

My answer is simple "In English dictionary is one word."

It's one word as there are million words, if you use word God and you are very fond of it, be very fond of every word you choose and you use. You will be like God. If your language is like God you will be like God. Therefore, choose and use every word with the divine grace. You need not have a billboard on your face that you are a God, through your language, through your words you will be recognized.

If you want to be wise on this earth use every word very wise. Selective, authentic, truthful, meaningful, sourceful.

Because what is a God? God is a Hindu trinity, Hindus have three gods, the Creator the BrahmaBrahma The Hindu God of creation, one the three primary manifestations of God. , the organizer and the supplier the Vishnu and the God of death, Mahesh, Shiva whatever you call it. We believe in one God they believe in three. G means the generating power, O is the organizing power and D is the destroying power, gets them three together, the first syllable of them it makes one word God. Now what is the difference? You believe in one God they believe in three Gods and somebody is going to believe in eight Gods the purpose is the same. It's a question of what you believe in.

When the first alien came they walked through the land, they never knew what God is. But anything beautiful they said, one morning they saw rainbow they just said, "Ah in the beauty of the cosmos in the consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. of the self my eyes are bewitched and bewilders with the joy, I see something in the heaven, I wish to be there."

And they all satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. down and they looked to that rainbow and they sang to it, you are great. Because they have never seen it, they were going as a caravan. They sang about it, they enjoyed it, they thought that as a mystery of God and they called it rainbow God.

They were very creative people they were powerful, they immediately satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. down, they collected rocks of those colors and they ran and ran and they collected those rocks. They got them together and they put those rocks in place. And they made a rainbow almost exactly as they saw in the sky and they started keeping it with them and now rainbow didn't come every day, they everyday put it before and satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. before it and sang. That was their rainbow God. That is how the God started.

Wherever man got into a dilemma of ecstasy where he could not explain is experience of joy, all he said, wow and where he said wow there he enjoyed. Ultimately it become a 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. of ecstasy we call it Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , that knowledge which takes you the expression of ecstasy in you finite limits of self unto express the infinity that became your ultimate expression, Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. .

Hallelujah! When the people were given before the lions they need encouragement and spirit, Hallelujah, great is thou, go ahead. And people went in the mouth of lion just in the name of God and it became a holy word for those who believed those who sacrificed, those who lived life. This is how stages by stages man went through all experience and gather together his self and his experience and the total sum of it man said, all comes from one, this whole experience comes from one and that one is infinity, omnipresent, omniscient, omni (?) merciful, great, Creator. It creates, it generates, it organizers everything and it destroys everything. They put the three first word together and started calling it God. But the tragedy is it is my God, your God and it has never has become our God. So it creates a lot of trouble but in America we wanted to stay away from trouble. So we decided to write it on a dollar bill, in God we trust. So long this nation live to that first symbol of faith and trust it was a very happy nation. But the moment they started freaking out things started turning negative. But we are very heart touching people, we started immediately turning around and asking ourself what is wrong with us, where is wrong with us? We started learning around if anything is good enough for us or good for anybody we should learn and have it. That is why you will find an influx of yogisYogi One who has attained a state of yoga (union) where polarities are mastered and transcended. One who practices the disciplines of yoga and has attained self-mastery. and swamisSwami Master. all packing up their sides from the east coming to the west. It is not your dollars which are very attractive that is a one thing very wrong in the American world, you think everybody who comes from the east wants to snatch you dollars you are very poor nation as compared to the joy and grace and dignity some of these swamisSwami Master. enjoy. You can't afford a servant with all your dollars and I have seen with my eyes in India one SwamiSwami Master. has two hundred people just standing like this and they won't move an inch. They only look what he says they do what he wants and they don't get any payment they get all the money from their home and their food and they eat and live. All they want is within three hundred and sixty fives days of in three hundred and sixty four that leap year if that big bum with all his seven months pregnancy like that sitting like that sometime tell somebody to do something. Can you believe that kind of situation?

I went to meet a very great swamiSwami Master. I was shocked this three hundred and eighty pounds guy who used to eat that milk pudding about eight kilos in his one breakfast, can you imagine that holy man? Who cannot be lifted left and fifteen people giving him a hand is being weight by three hundred people twenty-four hour, now which is the greatest American who can afford that kind of man force? They have their own fun in life, they had their tradition of thousands of year of human experiment. They are not being worshiped because they are big plump like what is that thing we do on this Halloween week? Put candles in it what that big thing?

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YB: No, no...

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YB: Pumpkin that kind of a person why should be weighted at, he doesn't speak, he doesn't talk, and he is useless for any purpose. But sometime he does speak. And when he speaks the destiny changes with those few words. And I have seen that happening right in my presence. This pumpkin was sitting...

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With all his cozy cushions and all nonsense but still he was uncomfortable. So he was curling like this and curling like this and was passing wind. It's my own eyes I saw it myself and I said, "JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. what nonsense is this, what I am stuck here for?" And finally, there was a stretcher and a lady was on that stretcher and that stretcher was brought in and very loudly history was pronounced, all her sicknesses and bah-bah-bah how many doctors have looked at her, (?) whole thing. Now whether they bribed the secretary I don't know, you know it's the drama was right there. And this guy just looked like that and he had to raise his chin I watched all the way to allow his eyes to look at that lady on that stretcher. I mean to say that difficulty he had, he looked like that, oh and yeah. (?). And you want me what? And that guy started saying their forefathers served this ashramAshram , Aashram A community of practitioners who come together to live conscious, mindful lives. their grandfather did this, you know he was starting yelling and screaming at the top of the voice, how much they have given to that place and now he is sitting there do something for that guy.

He said, "Now you get up and go."

It was shocking, that woman got up and left. Now what is the answer of it? There was no answer.

I saw those medical doctors with stethoscope hanging out of their neck bowing to this pumpkin and saying well thank you lord God bless you. Now how can that human become God? Who is physically not skinny, not pretty attractive didn't have blonde hairs, didn't have any checkbook to write. And he nothing does he eats and sits. How an American imagination they ever think about that man for any reason.

All right definitely in those few no, no, no, no. We want to program into computer and answer will come, no, no, no, no. But the mind of the man is beyond any finite description definition, experience and facet. Because mind of the man is beyond time and space. It is only the physical gross body where this mind gives its subject to time and space. Do you know that?

How big is our earth as compared to you? Average human is hundred sixty pounds there are some six hundred pounds and there are some eighty pounds too. Hundred sixty pound is the human average and what is the weight of the earth? How big it is you can imagine?

Now put your left hand out everybody, look at your palm of the left hand and feel the planet earth is rotating there. And this is mine. That huge planet earth mentally you can produce on your hand and you can feel it is rotating and you can feel these equator, Capricorn and everything and you have the privilege to do that. Because mind has no bound, it can go beyond, it can go beyond the beyond. And that is human mind. Animal mind cannot do that, that is the difference between you and animals. Your mind can go beyond infinity animal mind is not capable to do that. Second you have infinite instinct in you where animal is subject to the nature. Animal has its own mating season, its own nest, own birds, own she's and own he's and they have to go through whole process. You have no such limitation. Your everyday is your mating season and you may not mate for years to come. You can be perverted direct, under direct, over and under there is no limit to you to your emotions. Animal has a very straight two point straight line course. That's the difference. And third, you have no limit where to stop and where to start. Whereas animals have definite program given to them by nature. You don't want to be cold you created air condition. Now if you live fifteen years in air condition your circulation will come to such a mess that you do not know how to survive because body has been not been made to remain under seventy two degree all through the years. Body has to go through four weathers and four weathers means four weathers. Cold bring the circulation out through the capillaries and opens up capillaries. He takes the blood into the inner organs and flush them out, that is what summer and winter does to the human body. But what to do here there is no summer there is no winter thermostat is everything. Now for everything you have to pay cost also. Cost is to do yoga to sweat, cost is to do postures to take the glandular system so that it can secrete in the ratio to keep the blood going in a definite form. Cost is to do certain postures to stretch the muscular system to separate the parasympathetic, sympathetic message active and action nerve from getting grounded into the fat of the body. Prices to relate the serum through the spine to flush the brain in and out so that you can always have fresh and new energy to live. Process is to put the power of your straining system to this sensory system of sexuality, so that you can be potent preventive and potential in your reproductivity of your energy as a human being. All this you have to do if you have to have a thermostat to control your weather.

As you don't want to chew the food you have to pay the dental bill because you must understand one thing, law of polarity is the law of life. North pole cannot exist if there is no south pole. For everything there is no freedom which is free and there is no liberation without labor. There is no place for a lazy and there is every place for one who knows how to sweat. If God never wish you to make it to sweat on this earth He would not have made your body with all the pores. But I know what you want, you don't want to do anything. I know the American dream, there should be a pillow under the head, waterbed in the body and everything should automatically get into body and get out. And there should be a television in the roof which should show him whatever he wants to see and he doesn't care. Well, that's not a practical life.

I was counseling one very typical case, both were married, both loved each other, even they love today. Both like each other, husband says she is....

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And my feeling has to be somewhere, somewhere to be satisfied. Okay we started analysis when we went deep into the personality answer came when she was nine year old her father used to come and catch her from this shoulder bone and she used to hate it. When she was twelve her father died and she never forgave her father for that reason. She managed not to go to the last ceremony even she hated him so much. But she never uttered a word. She is married now and ill luck would have it, her husband has the habit to come from office and keep his hand on her that shoulder and say hi. And she won't utter a word. But sometime she wants to go through that glass all the way down to hell crying no more, you are my husband you are not my father but she never had the guts then, she never has the guts now. And that subconscious mind which is sixty percent of person created so much hatred that every action will follow she hated and hated to the point one day she decided to call a attorney and tell him to file the paper.

Sixty percent we are unaware with all our knowledge and everything because sixty percent is our subconscious mind forty percent remains out of that twenty five percent we are subject to rituals, knowledge, experience blah-blah-blah we are only available fifteen percent and out of that availability ten percent we think when this 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. is going to stop and we should run away. And five percent we say let us listen seems to be interesting. And this is the total analysis of a human life and still we survive it's the grace of something which people who don't believe call Him God and those who believe they call Him the supreme of every self.

So you have come to study with us the fundamental, the basic of that science. Our purpose to teach it through the UCLA is to get out of the Gurudom, we don't want to interfere with your life but we want to place for yourself in a position to know the channel of life. And we like to leave it to you what you want to do with your life because we fundamentally and honestly believe every creature is created by the Creator. Because there is nothing alike you therefore whatever you are you are. And in your own right you are most beautiful, priceless antique work of the greatest artist whom we indirectly call the supreme Creator and the universal 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. . Sometime some people who work in the mystical and religious world they name Him God. Therefore, there is no idea to criticize anybody put down anybody suggest anybody to change or direct anybody for any reason. All we want to tell you is what is right and what is wrong. Because every wrong has a right and every right has a wrong. And leave it to you in the field of choice to pick for you what you want to pick for you so that whatever you will pick for you either will help you or shall be a weight enough not to let you move. Move you must in life so if you make a right move you will be graceful, if you make a wrong move you will have a broken heart. So long the heartbeat, so long it beats it keeps you alive the breath of life comes in you and goes out of you, you have the right to make choice what you want to do with it. And that total how best we can use of that energy which is given to our material body is known as the science of yoga, it is KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. uncoiling. It is uncoiling the lock. It is opening the facets of self into the environments of life and it is not only that it is in experience. Because until you don't experience anything you can't sustain yourself that's why lot of people are falling apart with this idea only we wanted to start this course with the university extension so that people can come and they can enjoy if they want to, otherwise we have a lot of work to do and we have very busy hours but to one area we definitely want to participate with the seven million people of Los Angeles that they come through a regular channel of a university, study enjoy or study and dis-enjoy. We wanted to give you a choice, you are most welcome you have come and I hope your shoulder will carry head on it and you will go through it, and if you don't we are a shopping nation people, we shop around a lot and window shopping is our greatest joy for even that for coming in this window to peep in we welcome you and we enjoy you this evening.

Now each one of you will introduce to each one and that's the first human act that you should drop the barriers who you are, what you are but you should communicate with each other as human beyond ego. Some may be a doctor, some may be idiot, some may be a wise person, some may this, some may be woman, some may be male, forget it for the moment, just think you are just a creature created by a Creator and you have one knowledge to learn how to communicate without ego, beyond barriers and for that you have exact seven minutes to complete, go ahead.

Student: How are you?

YB: Fine

Going on right.

Student: (-------)

YB: What is Das Kaur doing for some work or something?

Student: (-------)

YB: What is happening to her?

Student: (-------)

Hey you are just being knowing each other conveniently around you. You know I said a simple thing you have seven minutes to know each other all the way, right, so what you did is around you, that's a convenient, you have rest one minute left. Could you say hi to each other quick?

Student: (-------)

(Students' laughter...)

YB: For that we require seven minutes, okay.

Student: (-------)

(Students' laughter...)

YB: Now today we are going to work on a certain glandular system for a specific purpose and we want to check up with all that would talk how great we are and how powerful we are. John you don't know, honey I did this and that happened.

We are going to tell how weak that John is and Smith totally knows nothing about himself except he is a self idiot.

(Students' laughter...)

And Henry has buried himself into laziness to the extent that his own body is not very friendly to him. And we like to prove it to you that the most innocent flexible radiant body which was given to you as a child how much with a bad food and bad care you have messed it up and this is a self analysis and self realization.

You may cover this ignorance by boozing day in and day out.

(Students' laughter...)

And you may cover this ignorance by putting all these scents so that your odor may not be known and you can wear very attractive, and very sexy clothes that you can just be magnetic to the world. But I tell you that's all false living. According to the law of nature your body has enough radiance which can make you look beautiful. And which can attract anything and everything which concern you. Human body has that natural gift. But through the time of ignorance, through the rituals and through power of our greed our lust to eat we have spoiled this greatest instrument ever created by Almighty Creator the human body and we have made it so polluted that even around us the ecology has gone polluted and we don't care because the ecology within us is totally polluted. But with all your might and your declaration and your ego I will like you to go through few minutes with me and we are going to check around you, how you feel.

Lie down flat on your back.

Conveniently come on, come on, further quick, quick because you have to do it, I have to ask Baba Singh who is a very qualified teacher to take up your class, actually I want just give you a start today. Don't worry everybody is a friend here nobody is enemy.

Yes, yes.

Student: (-------)

YB: No, no honey if you pull your head little further she can have long legs and that's how we accommodate each other.

You see first of all in America you have never the experience to lie down in one room so many bodies.

(Students' laughter...)

Our mono living is so unsocial that you can't even believe it. Now raise your neck and look around how you look. Look at the whole scene what you are doing here.

(Students' laughter...)

You are all lying down on your back. All right now that's nice.

(Students' laughter...)

Now the second part is you have a left leg, raise your heel one foot and keep it there hanging, one foot one foot is twelve inches.

(Students' laughter...)

Not two feet, not three feet, and not nine inches now do it correctly according to your best of your judgment. Just one foot. Just lie down and relax and keep it there, in couple minutes you will know how strong you are. And the beauty of this thing is you will start feeling the need of the breath to strain your leg. Or in other words the life breath to start forcing in you because you are in a state of turmoil.

(Students' laughter...)

You are going to fall apart and life knows it. Sure, keep up I just have a watch on my hand the watch says, this watch never gives a wrong time in ten years. And only I'll ask you to do it and after three minutes I'll tell you to relax. Don't worry about it.

(Students' laughter...)

The miracle of the episode is you will do all these little things for three minutes only. You are going to remember your Creator after second minute.

(Students' laughter...)

It is a very great thing to do so that your own leg should obey you, you want the whole world to obey you, I am ask you to just make your own heel to obey, it should stay my dears at one foot not an inch more, not an inch less. That is the problem and no bent at the knees. It has to be straight. That's a gentleman's promise you know, tell your heel stay at one foot and hang on.

(Students' laughter...)

All right relax.

Now it is just a start of the love now we go to the second side of it. Now you have the right foot.

(Students' laughter...)

Now you make it stand ninety degrees all the way up, your toe pointing upwards. Toe pointing towards the sky and make it ninety degree my dear. Exactly it will take three minutes to know.

(Students' laughter...)

How great is your ego. Put your entire ego in the tip of your toe and tell it to stay there up. We are teaching you the science of yoga not the gimmick of it. So we'll take you through it slow by slow, inch by inch, degree by degree and angle by angle. Keep your toe straight pointing to one Almighty God whom you know very well. All the arthritis and all other problems out of the thighbone will be known to you in these three minutes. Because you remember the thighbone controls the entire circulation and distribution of the calcium in the body which is very important part of the being.

Yeah from the hip to the knee is the bone, main bone is called thigh bone. Keep straight, keep straight, keep straight nothing to worry.

(Students' laughter...)

And just relax. Relax come down. Now it is not the end of the world, it is the start, come down my dear you are great champion.

(Students' laughter...)

And now you have two hands you lock your hands in front like that, exactly like that and you put your head straight and stiff your neck. Because you all get lot of tension, right. And you raise your body exact one foot from the ground your hands straight, whole body not bent. Yeah, that's it, straight, that's perfect. Like this straight one foot up come on. Come up, come up, come up. This gentleman is all right.

Student: (-------)

YB: No, no, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, this gentleman is up and all he has to do is to be one foot up, one foot, one foot, one foot.

(Students' laughter...)

One foot. One foot, no, no, no it is one and half. Yes, down, down, down, down, yeah little down, okay now stay here.

(Students' laughter...)

No, no you are not going to sit up that is it, this is one example just little shoulders up and little back up. From back to shoulders if you just raise your body that much it will be just one foot. Lot of problems and sickness in your body is because of the liver and this is one way to cleanse liver of all the poison. Very simple doing and only three minutes can do the miracle. And now relax.

Now your both hands under your waistline, your waistline not in the waistline of the neighbor.

(Students' laughter...)

And now cross your legs long, straight cross. And now raise them two feet from the ground.

(Students' laughter...)

All your beauty competition will be open here. Just three more minutes I am not asking too much, nothing we teach more than three minutes can you believe it?

Your own feet as crossed it cannot obey you for three minutes. Why anybody should obey you at all?

If you really want to enjoy a slim and trim body start with three minutes and end up with thirty minutes.

Student: (-------)

YB: Three zero.

Student: (-------)

YB: Oh no, no it takes very few minutes. And now your hands must be under your own waistline because we want to give a relief to your kidneys through this exercise therefore, please do it seriously. If you don't want to go under the knife to get your kidney operated then this is the way. I mean you have a choice between the two. Yeah, yeah, do it, do it. And specially those men who do not drink enough water and woman has to do it because there is a possibility of pregnancy or you have been ever pregnant or blah-blah-blah then all the internal system changes and this is one beautiful exercise which helps that gives all the energy to the kidneys. Go ahead, do it, three minutes you all have to do it.

How many months?

Student: (-------)

YB: Six months go ahead.

Student: (-------)

YB: Thank you for telling me. This is always a must for you. Yeah.

Aha, aha, keep on doing it. Complete your three minutes by interval if you cannot do it straight. All right now relax. Now there is a one exercise which I want you to do all and all should do it in a very, very systematic system and that is you know you have two legs all of you? All right, catch your tip of the toe of the left leg with both hands and don't try to bend it. Not like this lying down straight in the sky.

Yeah, now catch it.

Yes, yes like that.

No, no you can't get up do whatever hurry up. Your own toe you can't reach one only.

Student: (-------)

YB: Yeah otherwise all this gout, sciatica, pain back pain and all that nonsense that is now.

Where are you now going?

Student: (-------)

YB: That's not fair. I am going to finish in few minutes. Yes, yes, your own toe.

(Students' laughter...)

Catch your own toe, feel it. Leg straight.

(Students' laughter...)

And now the other foot. And the one, one at one time, not two, that's the problem with both hands. And now please relax.

Well, now I leave you to the practical workshop with Baba Singh who is a very qualified and much gentler than me. And I'll see you very often, I'll try to share with you what I can, I'll be around. But I have one problem there are twenty million young people in this country which have gone to some degree astray and that's one of my responsibility to go around and work for it. But normally I'll be around you if you will be around me. But remember one thing we all have to do all this, earlier we start to take care of the body it is exactly as you take care of your home. Clean, good, neat, beautiful well arranged home is a graceful living. Same way flexible, radiant, powerful, adjustable body is a joy in life. And I hope with whatever intention you have come to share that knowledge it will help you great deal to take care of your many things. Sound body always means sound mind.

Thank you very much and I'll leave you to Baba Singh don't run away, he is going to start from this exercise onwards. And you must see that each one has a drop of (?) before him.

See.

Baba Singh : Just one drop.

YB: One drop and (?).

Thank you very much you were all very good (?).

Baba Singh: Body relaxing, meditate for few minutes until then.

Ong namo Gurudev namo....

I want to continue in this series with a few more exercises that can show us where we are weak and where we are strong.

To begin with sit up and place your hands behind you so you are supporting your weight and stretch you legs straight out in front of you. You can point your toes. Stretch them straight, see how my toes are pointed. Stretch them straight, okay.

Now arch up into recession into your platform, make a platform out of your body so that it's a perfect level from your neck down to your toes and just hold the position, very simply breathing through your nose for just thirty minutes, oh sorry three minutes.

(Students' laughter...)

We'll start off with three minutes tonight. Just three minutes keep your head up, don't let it fall back and it will be harder to breathe if it falls back. Just breathe through the nose. The other part of the exercise is you should now raise the right corner of the mouth and raise the left corner of the your mouth into what is known as a smile.

(Students' laughter...)

In the ancient Hindu techniques, passed on to the yogisYogi One who has attained a state of yoga (union) where polarities are mastered and transcended. One who practices the disciplines of yoga and has attained self-mastery. come down to us today, we don't do it very much in this country, but we are re-introducing it slowly and very subtle way into American society through this course.

(Students' laughter...)

You'll end practice it, yeah it is (?) practice through this exercise it makes you very easy to do it just anytime. So keep smiling, you are half way through. Breathe, breathe little deeper that will give you more energy to keep up. This works on the whole circulatory systems, it makes the heart muscle very strong, stimulates the flow of blood through all the capillaries.

You may have studied biology little process called osmosis where liquids pass through semipermeable membrane. Well these capillaries in your skin which are very close to the surface of the skin they have a job to do, they are carrying poisons. When they get close to the skin those poisons that waste material passes through the walls of the capillaries into the skin and after skin through the pores. That's the semipermeable membrane and then you sweat. That water, that sweat smells bad and it has got poison in it, you got sweat.

Student: (-------)

Baba Singh: If you never sweat there are lot poison inside you. Time you to sweat start in this class we have ways of making you sweat.

Student: (-------)

Baba Singh: Thirty more seconds only.

Student: (-------)

Baba Singh: Oh sure.

Student: (-------)

Baba Singh: Keep on breathing, he is very strong. Hold yourself up.

Student: (-------)

Baba Singh: That's correct, you are doing just fine, that's correct. Not yet, (?) relax for five more seconds. The last five seconds everybody those who temporarily stopped and those who are still going everybody now do it inhale, everybody up, few more seconds, now exhale, sit back down.

Now just lean forward keep your legs up straight and drop the weight of your body over your legs within pushing, just let the force of gravity carry you forward. Just hang forward, neck droop, then it's the waist, gently stretch your spine. Yeah (?) them, now catch hold of your ankle and spread the feet apart, oh little bit wider than your head and keep holding on to the ankle. Inhale deeply and hold the breath and now exhale the breath as you bring nose in the general direction of the left knee. Exhale. Inhale back up into the center and exhale as you go into the general direction at the right knee. Inhale center, exhale left, inhale center, exhale right, keep up.

With every breath you are getting more and more energy, more and more charged. With every exhalation another opportunity to cleanse the system. (?) gently and slowly a little bit lower on each breath. And let us increase the speed of the motion now, little bit faster. Slowly build the speed, you are going a little faster.

Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, inhale exhale, about like that. Little bit faster inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale. Start putting a little more effort into it now you can be a little bit more emphatic and trying to actually touch your nose to your knees. And bend little more at the waist you can pull a little bit more of your hand against the ankle. You can flex the elbows a little bit as you go down. Flexing the elbows will help your spine stretch too.

One more minute, inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale inhale, exhale inhale, exhale inhale, exhale. It doesn't matter what profession you have, it doesn't matter what philosophy you have, what religion you belong to, what kind of political affiliation, nothing matters whether you are charitable or miserly, no matter what you are, who you are in order to do whatever you want to do positive and negative you got to have the cooperation of your body.

Now inhale, up, and now keep holding under the ankles, and a little space be left, little bit wider than the head you know why we left the space little bit wider than the head? Because now we are going to exhale and the head is (?) easily right between the knees. Exhale down and head goes all the way down right in between the knees and gracefully touches the floor. May be in ten weeks.

Inhale up, okay now draw your knee up to the chest like this, stretch your arms around them and now just take a little care that you are not going to hit anybody because now simply roll back on your spine and then roll back up on your heels. There you go, establish a momentum of spine roll, keep the knees tightly bundled, that's important. Keep the arms wrapped around the knees like this all one unit.

(Students' laughter...)

You can get back up it's okay. We used to do this as kids all the time.

(Students' laughter...)

Remember? And it is very, very good for the spine. All chiropractice will be out of the job if you do this exercise everyday.

(Students' laughter...)

Open up your chiropractice.

Student: (-------)

Baba Singh: Keep on rolling on the spine and it's a massage, self massage as the weight of the body rolls over the entire length of the spine, don't worry if you can't do this exercises at first day, really.

Student: Yes.

Baba Singh: Daily working on the self will achieve something.

Wherever you can the best kind of motion, knees are ankles that's better right there. Keep on rolling.

(Students' laughter...)

The neck to the heel all the way. If somebody needs a push help them out.

(Students' laughter...)

You know this place, this ashramAshram , Aashram A community of practitioners who come together to live conscious, mindful lives. , this yoga center is a body shop for humans. You come in here..

Student: (-------)

Baba Singh: You come in here and you get all those (?) out and all doing filled in and polished and smooth and....

Okay come all the way up now sitting out.

Now she has got it.

(Students' laughter...)

Okay now, now here is an exercise which will just show you how flexible you are, sit on your heels like this. Sit right down on your heel. Now this is the easy path, now what we are going to do is we are going to complete it by just, just lying down as gracefully and comfortably as possible like we are going to take a little nap, like (?).

Just lie down like this close your eyes and relax to go to sleep.

Student: (-------)

Baba Singh: You just lie right down, thoroughly relaxed.

Student: (-------)

Baba Singh: Yeah, see.

Student: (-------)

Baba Singh: Sitting right on the heel and you just, ahahaha.

Good night, see you in about eight hour just lie down and sleep that way I'll wake you in three minutes in case you doze off from the total relaxation of it. Because I know it's one of the most efficient when you just forget even you have a body.

(Students' laughter...)

For these preliminary exercises, these easy ones we are doing tonight....

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