Espanola Lecture

 
Date:
March 28, 1994
Location:
Espanola, NM
 
 
 
 

With all the subject we had discussed so far, tonight we are discussing the most important correct subject and that is 'love is my last chance.' Why I said that love is my last chance? Because that's why how, human 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. got the body. Human 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. did not get the body and the environments of the body and the parents and the relatives and the longitude and latitude where you were born to hassle your life all the way. You hassle life and by profession you have become a hassler, that's not human. Human life when has no love at heart and no affection in head, is the life of a hassler, it's a life of pain, disgrace, unfulfillment, doubt, questions, it has no integrity, no dignity, with all the wealth of the world, it has no peace.

So spirituality as it is, examined in the light of today, it's kind of a showpiece. Spirituality is a very dignified discipline. Spirituality is a discipline of your own soul, 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. , your own intuition. Spirituality is a strength, religion is a reality, religion is not a, you know couple things and you say couple things and then you do also couple things, that's all it is. That's not true. It's just like a half cooked food, neither it is tasty nor it is original, and that's what we do in life. But that's not and that's why in our life there is a problem. Love is my last chance in life in the sense that I have to love, first of all my 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. , I have to love my own character, I have to love my own characteristics, I have to love my own dignity, I have to love my own dimension, there are so many things, I am supposed to love for myself before even I say one word, I want to love you. I understand that when you are young, you want a soulmate or you want a friend or a relative or a lover and or a husband or there are so many things going on in this society. It doesn't give you anything because incomplete is relating to incomplete. You should try to understand something very simple logic of it, incomplete human is helping the other incomplete. It means I have a broken leg and I am trying to help a person who has a broken arm. So that does not mean that I am not helping and that does not mean other person is not getting help and this kind of living and this kind of religion and this kind of situation doesn't make sense.

Now, love what you understand is very different than what love is. You have sensual love, you have sexual love, you have personal love, you have conditional love, you have unconditional love and you can call the love with anything. Actually love is a self-acknowledgement. When I love myself, I can be so rich, I can love everybody. The depending love, that because you love me, you depend on me and I love you, I depend on you and because I expect, in business now I expect this, you expect this, this is not, that is not love, that is called, what you can call it? Softening the way. Meaning something different, doing something different. Love is the most abused one word in the human vocabulary. Because first condition of love is when you are in love or you love somebody you have no question to be asked. Where there is a question there is no love. Where there is a condition, there is no love. Where there is a expectation, there is no love. Where there is jurisdiction, there is no love. Where there is a territory, there is no love. Which can be defined and have dimension has no love.

So basically, technologically, somebody asked me a question today, "How is my wife doing?"

I said, "Oh you are talking about my daughter?"

He said, "Yeah."

I said, "I forget she is your wife."

"Why?"

I said, "She is here my daughter. She will be your wife, when she will be with you, here she is my daughter, she is fine. She has come to the parents home, she is happy."

"Are you sure, she is happy, not happy?"

I said, "I am not going to be sure, neither I am worried to be sure nor I am going to see the dictionary whether I am sure or not, I have nothing to be sure about."

"She has come to the father's house. She cannot be happy, then when she will go to God, she won't be happy either, God is a father too."

I said, "It's a relationship, it's a relationship of a dimension but here is a relationship of totality and when the relationship is a relationship of totality, then there is a reality." Otherwise, you shall be cheated with your own progression of love. What you think love is, if progression is not right, the result cannot be right.

When a child wants to go and catch a burning fiery wood, mother goes in jump and stops and pushes him away, it's a very cruel act, harsh act, it's a act of enforcement but it's a love, it's a protection, it's a mother's bondage for the child, protection. These are the faculties in which we act under love. In love we honor, in love we grace people, in love we support, in love we sacrifice, in love we give, in love we elevate, in love we will pray.

Love and fear are two forces. Whatever you do under fear, it shall takeaway from you your life. Whatever you shall do under love, it will give you fulfillment. Love shall not satisfy your emotions, that's a unfortunate part of it. Love will not satisfy your neurosis. Love will not satisfy your ego. The only God you have is your love and God has no dimension. Ego has every dimension. So when you are in love, you have no dimension, when you have dimension, you are not in love. And this cross reference of life takes away ninety-nine point nine percent of your life and you are totally blank at the time of death, you did not accomplish one chance which God gave you through human body and love was your last chance. You couldn't love anybody, you couldn't love anybody without condition, you couldn't love anybody like God, you couldn't love anybody without control, territory, expectations and whatever. If anybody wants to experience God, the person may talk years and years and years, years about everything, every knowledge. They are just you can read a library book after book. If from that person tons of love does not show up and projection is not totally clean and clear love, rest is just a bait, it is called hooker's paradise. Our love is nothing but hooker's paradise. We put a bait of love and we put a hook in between to get our job done. It's extremely blinding, it is very destructive.

I tell you the story of something very beautiful, it's a very well known story but it will tell you something. Akbar the Mogul King was the King of whole India, unfortunately with all his wives and concubines and dance girls and everything else, he was in love with Birbal his grand vizier's wife. Not only that she was very beautiful, she was extremely wise, she was very arrogant, she was very upfront, I mean to say whatever a King could like, she had that all and she was not his wife, therefore she was grand for viziers wife, so she was very social and open and somehow he got blinded by his passion, so he decided, all right I am going to have her.

Now grand vizier is a grand vizier, he was not anything else, so he told him to go to the East-Coast, there is a revolt there and he should supervise that revolt and he send him as under him a very hard, harsh stone-head commander. So Birbal came home and said to his wife, he said, "Honey I am going to leave very soon and the King has ordered that way." He said, "That revolt can be settled very fast. King you should not go but I think King is after me not, not after revolt." These many minor revolts happen here and there, he doesn't send his grand vizier anytime.

But she said, "Husband you don't worry about, you will just go, about two, three days, he will call you back, there is nothing to worry."

He said, "Well, I am worried or not but question is, I will just give you the statement what the facts are, I am going."

Today Birbal leaves, next day the King was invited to come and dine at her house. He blinded by passion, King said, "Wow, look at it, I don't have to raise a pinky. She has already understood, I knew she was very wise. So I will go and I will eat there and pass my whole night and that will be little good." So invitation was very fast accepted. So Akbar came and she served him thirty-six dishes. He looked around, he ate little, little but God it was all got to his head and he said, "Begum, now I know Birbal is why very wise, he eats such a wonderful food, you cooked well, I can't even tell you what is all about."

She said, "Oh King, it is nothing, basic in every food is potatoes, only I have shaped them different and I have spiced them differently, I think your emperorship understand that spices and shapes do not take the basic thing away and that is a potato."

King got the message. Then a second question he asked, he said, "Now you caught me, I am Akbar. Best friend of Birbal my grand vizier has a ill-will towards you."

She said, "It's a very right thing to do. I am more intelligent than you. I am bright and I am not your possession and how can you be a King, your basic nature is to posses everything which is bright and beautiful. So I am just a victim of your lust."

He said, "But why I am so foolish?"

She said, "Akbar in this worldly domain, love is the sacrifice, which you have never learnt. All you have learned in the worldly domain dominance and dominance is a lust."

After learning that hard lesson Akbar asked for leave, he said, "I like to go retire to my palace now."

She said, "You can sleep here, I have made a bed for you."

He said, "Are you sure?"

She said, "I am very sure. You should sleep here."

So she showed him his quarters and Akbar went there, there was a big wooden bed, it has only one sheet on it. Akbar came and said, "Madam, though the room is very decorated and very precious but bed is very hard."

And she said, "Don't pretend at four o'clock in the morning that you are one with God, I think remain one with God whole night. If you do not know how to sleep on this wooden bed, how can you sleep peacefully in your grave? Practice now."

He said, "Well I cannot refuse the invitation to sleep here but I will like the permission to go back to my palace."

They said Akbar thereafter never slept on his own bed, he send his people to get that bed in his palace and rest of his life, he slept on that one bed, which was hard bed of wood and it has nothing underneath but one sheet to cover himself, rest of his life. But immediately when he came to his palace, he sent special horsemen messengers to ask Birbal to come back he said, "There is a state emergency, I will like to consult you, you please return, let the commander go and take care of things." And Birbal knew the job is done. So Birbal said, "I will leave tomorrow."

And the messenger said, "Why?"

I said, "Well I am going to meet a new emperor, first tonight I will learn to sleep on a wooden bed, myself."

So try to understand, those who understand life and love, they have endurance, they do not act childish, they do not act passionate and entangle themself in commotion and neurosis. Their words are like jewels and they are conscious like, liked brightness of God and their strength is like Infinity. These are the people who really are the beloveds of God and they enjoy the love as the last chance of life. Otherwise MayaMaya The creative power of the Creator that restricts and limits. It creates the sense of limitation that leads us to identify with experience, the ego, and things. Because of this it is often thought of as the illusion that blocks us from the spirit. But, as Guru Nanak (see Sikh Gurus) reminds us, you need not be attached to the productions of maya. Instead they can be used to serve and express the higher consciousness and spirit. Maya is simply Karta Purkh, the doing of the Great Being. Maya takes the ineffable into the realm of the measurable. is so bewitching, people forget their reality and they forget so bad, that a last day, they can't forget, why didn't they prepare for the last day. You prepare in your life for tomorrow. There is no tomorrow, every tomorrow shall become today to face you and today you always face but the day you started preparing yourself last day, when I quit the planet, what legacy I am going to live behind and what I shall have link with Infinity you are liberated.

Let's do the 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. . Please sit straight. Put your left hand on your heart center please and put your right hand as you are taking oath. Very calmly, close down your eyes and roll your eyes and angle them at your chin. Please breathe only by counting your breath consciously, do not breathe any uncounted breath, that will do. Every breath you inhale and exhale, counted as one. And just breathe consciously, you are born with breath, you live by breath and you die with breath, count your breath and see the changes you go, just counting of breath, no big deal, your eyes must be rolled down and put in the moon center, that will give you lot of intelligence, lot of intuition and lot of integrity.

Side B

Count your breath, control your posture. That should tell you your strength. If you practice this for half an hour everyday, thirty-one minutes let's say, you have mastery over your tattvasTattvas A category of cosmic existence; a stage of reality or being; a "thatness" of differentiated qualities. In total there are 36 tattvas. Each wave of differentiation has its own rules and structure. The final five tattvas are called the gross elements and have the phasic qualities and relationships of ether, air, fire, water, and earth. . Now please inhale deep, and hold, and circulate your breath by a mental force that it is going through all cells of the body. Exhale. Again deeply inhale, very nicely be firm and now by a mental hypnotic force, take it to all cells of the body. Let it go. Inhale again please. And relax. This relaxation which you have earned you cannot buy and you cannot sell and nobody can give it to you, this you have to earn yourself and this much relaxation everyday you need to cope up with the stress everyday. It's a very simple exercise, the breath when it's counted the word is 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. , SohungSohung "I am God, God is me." , that's the secret I didn't tell you to begin with, you know you always keep something. Well, if I tell you everything what do you need me for? So we will have another class, we will go to the (?) route in that and we will chant the basic 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. in a very scientific style and get the experience to see whatever has been, (give my glasses). Whatever has been said in the knowledge and the sages is true or not. Meanwhile, Sangeeth standup and sing to them, May the longtime sunshine upon you...

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

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. .

YB: Say the prayer, you have been in this community for a longtime. Oh standup and say the prayer. Loud.

Student: (----)

YB: This is too small.

(Students' laughter)

YB: Gurjaan Kaur, do the prayer. I have to get ready to handover and I am going to teach you all, all the things I do.

Students: (----)

YB: Where are you going?

Student: Wherever... wherever the God said.

YB: Sampooran, your wife is here. Swaran, you must make a perfect prayer.

Swaran: (----)

YB: Huh, Ajoonee, say your prayer in Spanish. Loud.

Ajoonee: (----)

YB: Do you understand?

Students: No sir.

YB: Could you translate?

Student: May that peace of that mind, go to the deepest part of our heart. ...

YB: Never try to look towards when you are translating and you do not know to say anything, he is not going to check you.

(Students' laughter)

YB: Art of public speaking is extempore. Standup now and translate it as you think it was. Mostly I translate Indian speakers and I know they are wrong and I normally do what is right. So he is perfect, go ahead.

Student: (----)

YB: Thank you very much, good night. It was nice. Hah, time is coming that you all have to become teachers. Time is coming that you have to come out of your shells and cocoons, time shall demand on you that you should help people and really elevate them and it will be a good thing to do. Time will be changing very fast and you won't recognize, after so long we will say, oh this used to be a land now they are all houses. Things will change faster. There is going to be a disease called grip of emptiness and this is going to sweep across the world not to any one nation and a person and you have to, to match it up, you have to be very fulfilled. It's my prayer that you learn now to follow what I followed. There are certain qualities in me, which you must have.

In spite of the fact I am his holiness, BhaiBhai Brother. Bhai Sahib , Bhai Sahiba An honorary title which means respected brother (or sister). SahibBhai Sahib , Bhai Sahiba An honorary title which means respected brother (or sister). Har Bhajan Singh Khalsa Siri Yogiji, Siri Singh, God knows what. I have never forgotten, God has made me a human, never, for a moment. And I have never forgotten, God made me a human. And I never misunderstand He could have made a donkey. And He could have made me a snake. And I never forget the God made me a wise man and I would have been very grateful, if He made me a foolish man, then I don't have to exert myself, you understand what I mean? So in wisdom, in equality, in ecstasy 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. , you have to understand God made you for a purpose. Please learn to deliver that purpose, not your ego. That's the secret.

We take that oath I am not a woman, I am not a man, I am not a person, I am not myself, I am a teacher, that oath exactly means, that you are a man and a man and you are man not in a man, you are a purpose in a man and you deliver that purpose. Those people who will make life just proposals and do not serve the purpose and do not deliver, are always destroyed in with pain and their own self caused agony. Life is a gift it comes fast, it goes fast. And in this life, there is only one difference, you live by one breath, comes in, doesn't come in, you are gone. And you live by one word, one wrong word slipped over your mouth, can make a difference, which you can never wash away again. There are two things, which will decide you always, what you have spoken, the power of the spoken word and gift of the breath of life. We will discuss next class, thank you very much, good night and have a very blissful night. And I expect you to get up tomorrow at ambrosial hour, if you can't enjoy your quilt. Hey Dev Murthy...

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Student: They called us freaks when we first began another strange cult from a foreign land, another generation gone astray, more pan handlers to get in the way. After Woodstock, things began to fall, what we thought was truth, what we thought wasn't truth at all. And a great society, suction machine tried to destroy us and kill the dream. They sent us to war to keep the peace. They shot and beat us in the streets, they watched us die and felt no pain but now it's they who live in shame. There was a cry and there were songs, a pervasive sense of something wrong, the immoral (?) the cries for peace, total desperation seeking release. Sex, drugs and rock and roll cell by cell, took their toll. Dazed and confused and purple haze, smoke and needles our minds are crazed. Thousands of children on the run, beardless boys under the gun, corruption and betrayal at the top escalating madness that wouldn't stop our cries of anguish loud and shrill was heard by 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. , with an iron will, who walked at peace within that rage, a most humble patient, yet modern sage. To the city of the angels he came and 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 was his name. They were many angels in that town, with broken wings on the ground. Heal yourself, arise and stand on your own two feet, we take this land, have you forgotten, who you are, don't you see your raising star. He took those angels with the broken wings and thought them to fly, to breathe and sing and when they began to fly around, he made them move to another town, where we scattered, broken across this land, hiding with our heads in the sand but the patched up angels with fixed up wings, taught others to fly, to breathe and sing. In those early days before we grew, we were funky our numbers few, we were young and full of hope, slowly repairing the damage from dope, but many angels could now longer stand and fell again into the shipping sand. Yet many more could make the claim, I am broken, yet still, I remain. Well all it is left to the Woodstock nation, with the spirit and the foundation of the cusp of the Aquarian AgeAquarian Age The next in a succession of astrological ages each lasting roughly 2,000 years. Fully inaugurated in ad 2012, the Aquarian Age will witness a radical change in consciousness, human sensitivity, and technology. The central change of this new age emphasizes an increased sensitivity and evolution of our power of awareness and a new relationship to our mind. repaired by that patient, iron willed sage.

YB: Wow, wow, you are getting better and better. It's really very good. You have to write the best to reach history and the first book I want to publish soon should have about four, five hundred pages, that's what I am...

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