Lecture Class at GRDA, Los Angeles

 
Date:
December 10, 1985
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
 

...He is very confused, purpose of life is not to be confused, purpose of life is not to be, God is not confused, suppose God is confused it changes the routine of the rotation of the earth, what will happen to all of you. Purpose of life is specifically, a great harmonious commitment, that's the purpose of life.

We are confused, our purpose to be confused is, that we want to acquire things, we want to know, now, suppose a person, ah, it's very funny, why you are all poor and you are poor even you are rich you are poor, your poverty is very well known to me, and I know, why? You do not commit in your professional essence, when I see somebody professional, professional person, when he figures it out, how he should look, how he can convince a person, how he can talk a person, it look like me a prostitute going on a sunset boulevard and hiring, standing there to be hired, whether she get a million dollar for that night or ten dollars for a night, it's not commitment, it is not professionalism, it is not honesty, it is not human. It is a animal who want to sell his meat, whether he is PhD or he is MD or he is JD or he is 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. or he is SwamiSwami Master. or he is beautiful actor or actress, anything.

I have seen in last sixteen years, people unhappy and they shall continue to be unhappy, because they have profession, but they don't have goodwill, they have profession, they don't have commitment, they have profession they cannot create trust, they have profession they are not decent, they have profession they are not sophisticated enough to be human. What the hell you people think, that other person who is surviving morning till night with all his money, with all his ego and with all his neurosis is that idiot, that he is going to give you something for nothing? If you can't tell him, you are very sacred, who has taught you that, you must be a bundle of junks, not just one junk and then you have got a religious opportunity that you look religious and you look decent and you look, at one side person say well, either he is a totally freak, which is his right, which he wants to know or he is totally special and blessed is the opportunity when he says, you are totally freak, because he assesses you at the lowest of the lowest and then when he find you are highest of the highest, you have made the sale forever, that's called goodwill and less than that you are permanently chronically an idiot.

If I go to somebody to meet somebody, either he feels that I am a junk of a human being and everybody has the right to feel I am a junk, I am a weirdo, I am a neurotic, I am tip head, Q tip, U tip, whatever I am, because I am not equal to that idiot at all, my first impression to meet a person is, I am not you, then who am I? Two ways, either I am the most inferior, lowest of the low or I am highest of the high, because every unique thing has no parallel character and this is a challenge and if you face challenge and face with your commitment you excel and if you face this challenge and you are just Yo-Yo, you are no good, it doesn't matter, who you are.

There should be no misunderstanding in the factor, why you are, what you are, you are what you are, because there is a lot of leverage, lot of gap in your frequency of commitment, it is in your sex life, it is in your domestic life, it is your life as parents is that, there is a lot of leakage, you are a pressure cooker which cooks nothing make lot of noise though, that's what your life is. I am not talking with you, when I came in United States, all my bundling around me were these actor and actress, rich people, when I saw their life, I said, "I got to get out of it." I tried my level best, I said, "Space is less," I said, "People cannot be accommodated, I cannot do." They will come, these people who make three million, two million dollars a picture, six million dollar a picture, they will come, take the furniture, very politely out, if they ever break it, they will buy it and they will make a yoga class space, then after yoga class, they will have volunteers who will keep the furniture back, I mean, under those circumstances I have taught, but then I told everybody to go on five garlic, fifteen garlic, those things a day and we smell them out, because I knew these people who believe in scent and essence they cannot stand garlic and we do breath of fireBreath of Fire Also called agni praan. It is a rapid, rhythmical breath pattern, generated from the navel point and diaphragm with an equal inhale and exhale and usually done through the nose. It is both stimulating and relaxing. It heals, strengthens the nerves, and clears out old patterns and toxins. with garlic you know, how many actors and actresses you can expect in a class, because I knew I am just dealing with egos and if there is any ego, this is only me, no ego has a place before me, who has a ego, somebody think he is very rich, somebody say, he is politically very strong, somebody say, I am great student, somebody, whatever you are, but as far as I am concerned you don't exist. There exists nothing before a spiritual teacher, because spiritual teacher doesn't exist, you do not understand the very cosmic law of a student and teacher relationship.

A spiritual teacher does not exist and before his eyes, before his 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 don't exist at all, you only start existing when he delivers you, rest his 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 delivering you, you are a bundle of lie, when you think, you exist or you think he exist, there is no such relationship, there is no person to person to relationship, there is no impersonal to impersonal relationship, there is no cosmic relationship, there is no Divine relationship, there is no un-Divine relationship, there is no undivided relationship, a spiritual teacher has to deliver his clientele, against or against the will of God or with the blessings of God, do you understand the fight?

A student has a Divine right, is a bill of rights, that every soul will have a spiritual teacher once in life, they must meet their teacher, may be on the road corner, may be buying peanuts, once I had a experience in my life, when somebody brought me a person and she said, "Sir, I want him to be your student."

I said, "First of all, I told you, you can never be my student, but anyway you painted GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. for me, so I am grateful, I owe you one, okay, it's one to one basis, it's not a student and teacher relationship and now have brought this guy."

"No, he needs a teacher."

I said, "He needs a teacher but it is not written, he didn't earn in his previous life to have a spiritual teacher and he shall never have a spiritual teacher."

She said, "Why not?"

I said, "Spiritual teacher is granted to only those whom God personally has been in love and God owes one favor and this gentleman doesn't have that favor." So please,

She said, "Be his spiritual teacher."

I said, "Okay boy, go to the class and I'll teach there and I am just your spiritual teacher, you are my spiritual student, but there is no relationship, understand, I owe you nothing, you owe me nothing."

He said, "Sir, give me a chance I get always what I want."

I said, "Fine, that's the best, you can even get God, but I tell you, there is written that you can get God, it is written with everybody they can get God, but it is written with very few that they have a spiritual teacher, remember this, I am just telling you."

It is very conveniently easy to serve a God, All Mighty God and a angel and a deity, but it is not easy at all to serve a spiritual teacher. After couple years, the guy left, he wrote me a very long letter, it is in record, he asked me to give a interview, I said, "You were never my student, you were never my loved..., no interview.

"What for?"

"You were just a junk of the freeway, you stuck with may car, you got dropped, thank you for the off load, I owe you nothing and I will never see you, because I don't want to interfere with scheme of Almighty God, I told you to begin with, you don't have spiritual teacher, I told you very clearly and also there is a man living you can also assess him, he is not my student anymore," I saw him in the door way, I said, "Hey get up, who you want to see?"

He said, "Christ."

I said, "Here I am standing on you, get up with me, follow." He got up and started following.

I said, "Son, sometime Christ was denied thrice, you will drive me forever for nothing, be careful." When 1985 came I told him, warned him, in 1984, I said, "Look, 1985 is a time of doubt and commitment, be careful, your values are going to be tested," and one day evening I called him on the phone, I said, "Good bye."

He said, "I am not going anywhere."

I said, "You are not staying anywhere, your soul has been sold."

"What should I do?"

I said, "Follow your wife, don't try to see me ever, you are gone."

"How it is possible?"

I said, "Good bye, that's how it is."

"Sir, I can't leave you."

I said, "I am leaving you, I love you, I always will pray for you, I will never be your spiritual teacher from today onwards."

"Reason?"

I said, "No, reason."

"I wanted to know once if you can tell me, please, my last request."

I said, "You abused 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. yesterday in conversation."

"How you know?"

I said, "I don't have to know, I am just telling you."

Spiritual world is a very sophisticated world, you must understand, a spiritual person like star shines on these heavens and around him the entire universe surrounds. Don't look at them be going on the cross or sitting on a hotplate or being slandered and being butchered and being killed, tell me in the history of the man, ever, ever, there is a day, when a real master has not been crucified and how can anybody's history be different.

Unfortunately in United States of America, your qualification of a spiritual teacher is just a ego sale, it's like a tuckshop, you know, you go somewhere, what they call? Quick food, fast food thing, you go there, you pay five dollars or twenty dollars or hundred thousand dollars, doesn't matter what and you think you got something, you can't buy favors of the heavens with earth, you can always buy favors of the heavens with heavens, it is called matching funds, you understand the economics? Matching funds.

"Pehla marna kabool kar, jeevan kee chadaas, sagal ke hoye ren ka phir aao hamarey paas"

First accept death, "Pehla Marna Kabool Kar," first accept the death, "Phir aao hamarey paas," then come to me, "Sagal Ke hoye ren ka," become a participant of the entire universe, then come, "Pehla Marna Kabool Kar, Jeevan Ke Chadaas," leave any hope of life, life is for earth, life is not for heavens, you want to live in heavens forever, you want to shine, you want to be a part, a decoration of Divine Cosmos. You are telling somebody, take a acre of land, take this diamond, take this, take this, ah, you are a kid, you can be forgiven for that, I am your student, I am your not.

Oh, I have left Sikh Sikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. DharmaSikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Dharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. , I have joined Sikh Sikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. DharmaSikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Dharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. , as it is a, what you call it, in and out business as lottery or it's a movie stars you buy five dollars tickets, get in, get out? People who have this much value of 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. , what a cursed individual they are?. When you feel happy, you take a Amruth, when you don't feel happy, you don't take a Amruth, you take off the turban, you put on the turban, as just like it is a season. Look at the, look at the qualities of those who put on turban, deal with them, cut limb by limbs, roasted on a hot plate of fire and put hot roasting sand on their head for five days, skin out their meat out of their skeleton, shattered by tissues, boiled alive in boiling pots, there is no human torture, which these men never went through, because what they thought I am going to pay the cost with my body to have my heavens. They were not joking then and some of them are not joking today, they knew how to die, when a person knows how to die, then God cannot kill that person and that is called victory, that is called ecstasy, that is called established rule of heavens and such person then cannot be denied, he can sit with the right side of the God and left side of the God and over His head and under Him.

There was a elephant, for which story Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. repeats many times, in the ninth 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. also (?), Gaj means elephant, as you helped that elephant God, help me, that's a very critical example and repeated many times in Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. . There was a bull elephant, you know bull elephant is the who, who is the first, first one to attack and first one to smell and whole thing, he is a leader, he is only one, rest are all cows, elephant with him and babies and all that stuff, other these, hanky-panky these, these litters you call them, who will be one day great, they run around single handed here and there, within a distance of consolidate attack, they can sometime be summoned by this guy, with just one call, but normally, those male elephants, which are young or around the area, they are not with the tribe anymore.

This elephant had a habit, a SadhanaSadhana , Saadhana A spiritual discipline; the early morning practice of yoga, meditation, and other spiritual exercises. The Aquarian Sadhana can be an individual or group practice; Ideally, it includes the recitation of Japji Sahib, a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and chanting the Aquarian Sadhana meditations, immediately followed by Gurdwara. According to Yogi Bhajan, the potency of any Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice will be enhanced in a group setting. , that everyday he will take a flower and cross the river and go to the other side and place that flower at the feet of a deity, which was almost nothing to any human being, but to him it was something very beautiful and he did for all years, well, one day, elephant as he was doing it, a great crocodile caught him from the feet and try to sink him down, now, crocodile in water is mightier, on earth, there is no powerful than elephant, the grip was so tight and the water was so deep, the elephant didn't have any chance, as the elephant started sinking deeper and deeper and trying to free himself, in that struggle he got tired and finally he thought, that, that flowers is in trunk, he just raise the trunk and said to God, "all right, life and death doesn't mean to me anything, but if you can't help me, take your flower, take it." NarayanNarayan A Name of God in the aspect of Sustainer. was sleeping under the SheshNaga and everybody was there and jumped up in the heaven, jumped up, took the shape of a huge monstrous whale, whatever head that you want to call it and crunched the, this poor thing which was on his feet, lotus feet, what it is called? Crocodile and crocodile turned and said, "God, what is this?"

He said, "No, chance, you must die now, and be liberated."

He said, "Why?"

He said, "You touched the lotus feet of my Bhagatha."

He said, "I bit it."

"That was your problem, not mine.'

(Students laughing)

"To me you touched the feet of my lotus Bhagatha, lotus feet of my Bhagath, you should just go to heaven, you can't exist on the earth, quit" and that day, the HukamHukam An order from the Guru. came, 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, "What else he did except his SadhanaSadhana , Saadhana A spiritual discipline; the early morning practice of yoga, meditation, and other spiritual exercises. The Aquarian Sadhana can be an individual or group practice; Ideally, it includes the recitation of Japji Sahib, a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and chanting the Aquarian Sadhana meditations, immediately followed by Gurdwara. According to Yogi Bhajan, the potency of any Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice will be enhanced in a group setting. ?" Because his commitment was consistently constant, he knew, that, he is, a part of God and God is part of him, your problem is not in you, your problem is in forgetting you, that you are a part of God and you are not a part of God. You are part of your parents, you are part of girl friend, you know, I was thinking today, some people, just want first ChakraChakra , Chaakra The word connotes a wheel in action. It usually refers to the seven primary energy centers in the aura that align along the spine from its base to the top of the skull. Each chakra is a center of consciousness with a set of values, concerns, and powers of action associated with it. , second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eight, that's all, story by story, have you ever tried to be, live in somebody's fourth story, that's a heart center. First is anus, well there are lot of people in majority who deal with it, I am not, I never used to understand that part, but anyway, it's very common thing, now thanks to the eight, I think everything will be cleared out sooner or later, but the help is coming from God you know, that issue, that's a ground floor or basement and then there is a second ChakraChakra , Chaakra The word connotes a wheel in action. It usually refers to the seven primary energy centers in the aura that align along the spine from its base to the top of the skull. Each chakra is a center of consciousness with a set of values, concerns, and powers of action associated with it. , which everybody is interested in and that's the ultimate end and beginning of the world, because you came from that, you want to go back into it, then third is just a spot, which you do not understand, exist or not, but I tell you this cord, what they call it?

Student: (----)

YB: Ah...

Student: (----)

YB: Umbilical?

Student: (-----)

YB: Ah, O God it so seen and unseen tie in, it is very rear of the people who can disconnect from it, though physically it is cut, psychically never, they are very unfortunate people who live on this earth, who cannot get away from this cord, this cord is like that, big boa, who goes around the neck and suffocate people to death and has done cause so many people to a permanent failure, that even they don't have the answer for it and then fourth story is heart center, where head doesn't work, where intelligence and consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. work, not emotions and commotions, na, na, never. Emotions and commotions are bathroom properties, we are talking of the living room, tell me how many living room in the center have a bathroom seat and it's called master seat, master chair, is there any construction you have seen like that, but how can you do that? In every living room of you is the fourth center there is a commode, unclean and stinking and you want every guest to come in and sit in there and you call yourself a human, think about it. Then fifth center is, fifth story, is the art of communication, it is something which is forever, because this creates word.

Sixth center is seeing the unseen all the time, seeing the unseen... and seventh is serving the unseen all the time and eighth is becoming the unseen, unheard and unkown all the time. These are your eight stories and you have to understand when you have to leave this earth, you have to leave with your subtle bodySubtle Body See Ten Bodies. , the ninth and it will only carry you, if the radiant body, the tenth body survives it and your main MantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. is hey, how, how is this, I don't know, what a gross, where is the subtlety of it? There is no subtlety at all, one day I told somebody, I said, "Your turban is not good."

He said, "How come?"

I said, "Did you look in the mirror?"

He said, "Yes."

I said, "No good, it doesn't fit in with you."

"Sir, I don't understand."

I said, "If your own crown doesn't sit decorate your head, fool, who is going to bow to you, you will look like a funky clown, you know, clown."

"What should I do?"

I said, "Go, retie the turban, spend some time." Tying turban is nothing, it's a seven, five, six yards of cloth but tying turban is crowning yourself being the spiritual being and that day, victory shall be yours, tying a funky turban means losing the day, it's very important.

If you can cover your head, you can open your heart, go, study twenty two religions, eight major religions, never a person showed his hair in the sun to another human being, except he was a slave, it was only for a slave, that he couldn't cover his hair and he couldn't have his hair, his hair was cut on every full moon and now all of us have become slaves, so much so, people who are in the enemy camp of the king who was trying to kill Lord Krishna, okay, you understand? Kamsa, Kamsa was the king and he wanted to capture his sister, put in a jail, because he was told, that anybody who is born out of his sister, is going to be his killer and a victor and he is going to be Divine, so he put his sister in jail, so Lord Krishna born in a jail, somehow his father escaped it and everything was fine, but when Kamsa knew about it and all those people who follow Krishna, they caught him, caught them and bring them as a prisoner, there were two conditions, either get your hair cut or get your neck, which one you want? Majority preferred neck and those who didn't prefer neck, they get their hair cut but Kamsa did not dare to cut their hairs from the crown center, that's why, today all Harey Krishna people have some small hair, they give a knot to it.

SIDE B

Because he was acknowledged person, he knew he cannot do that, because removing the hair from the crown center is taking away from a person the possibility of his Divine expansion and unisonness of God in human experience, God is not a gross dealer and He is a hair dealer, somewhere He has a maximum protein sitting there, He wanted to get rid of it, He found men and started planting at their face and their head. You are the only living human being among the beast and the animals, the birds and everything, who have the longest hair on your head, there is a purpose for it, there is a detail about it. If you believe that you have been born in the image of God, then God knew what He is doing, but creative 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 emotional living are two different worlds, feeding your feelings and emotions or living by your intelligence and consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. are two different planets.

Yesterday I was talking to somebody and he said, "No money, no success, no progress, I feel like I am going to die."

I said, "Congratulations, you be dead, I will be very happy if you die, I say it is a very rear death, dying for spirituality, dying for a mission, it's not to reason why, but to do and die, rode the six hundred into the valley of death."

They knew the orders are wrong, they knew on the both sides of the valley, cannons are, they knew, somebody wanted to get rid of them, they knew everything, but when the command said, attack, all six hundred on their horses ran, few came back, shattered and clouded with gun powder, but they were victorious, light brigade has won the biggest day in the field. Death only means to those, who have nothing to do with God, death is a permit to meet their Lord God, those who have loved God. How much you hate God, that much you love to live on earth, how much you love God, you are always ready to go. Death is the fear and you only fear from something which you do not know how to deal with, you don't live light, you have lot of complications around you and most of the energy, which God gave you, you wasted in these complications, telling A something different, doing B different, C different, making somebody your spiritual teacher, then denying him, then slandering him, then loving him and one day you do the Chowri on him, third you chop off his legs, wow, great.

Purpose of life is to get rid of the 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. and become the DharmaDharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. yourself, a human being is a human being, but a sacred human being is God, you can politely think, messenger of God, you can say anything, but fact is what fact is? It's privilege now and forever.

Those who have found man of God, they are far in between and rear on this earth. Arey, we cannot recognize a hundred dollar bill, whether this bill is counterfeit or it's fair, how can we understand?

I asked once somebody that day, I said, "Why you think I am your spiritual teacher?"

He said, "I have got three things to tell you, if you ask me, permit me."

I said, "I want to investigate myself, I want to know. You never shake, I have tried to do my best, therefore I am asking, what is keeping you going on?"

He said, "Sir, first of all, when you sit in class, I don't think anybody can talk like you."

I said, "What do I talk?"

He said, "Well, I can't tell you. It's real."

I said, "Okay, what's the second thing?"

He said, "What people do to you, you never react?" It's real too, third.

I said, "What is third?"

He said, "You don't remember sir, four years I have done my best to slander you, left and right and you never reacted."

I said, "I do remember and that slander was far the real."

He said, "May I ask you one question, why didn't you react?"

I said, "My son it's a very simple situation, when somebody reacts negatively to me, I just understand at that time how weak I am and how powerful I should be and how better I can serve that person, that's all." In that game some people get lost, some survive much better, that's the process of rebirth it's not my process. A person who will not doubt, will not find unisonness, person who will not hate, will not find love, there are two sides of the coin, one has to go through, we always say, Sarampadh, Karampadh, Shaktipadh, Sehajpadh, Satpadh, these are the stages. First you come, second you acquire yourself, yourself knowledge, third is you get into the state of doubt, fourth is you pull yourself out of the doubt and after that, you become Divine, then there is no limit, no territory, you are all God.

He said, "How it is natural?"

I said, "Look at the tree, lot of fruits, do not ripe, lot of fall down there and rot, lot have ripened, some goes to the factory, juiced out, poor thing, some goes to the President of United States, glass in the morning and he drinks it, there are very few who reach the Lord." There are millions of flowers, only few can find an altar, there are lot of flowers, how many are presented as a token of love?

He said, "What is the solution?"

I said, "Solution is when you make, give a word, die for it." Don't look back.

"Sir, how you did it?"

I said, "I do know, how I did it, all I knew is, when I told my teacher I am yours, I never retract back."

"Why?"

I said, "That's what GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. says, Tann, Mann, Dhan, Sab Soump Guruko Keejiye Jann Ki SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. ." Body, Mann mind, soul, Sab, all what you have, offer it to the teacher and still serve him, no, addition to that.

Dekho, what is given to you is God's gift, service is 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. .

You know that day somebody was driving me, he said, "Sir, it is fun to drive you."

I said, "What is fun drive me."

He said, "Sir, I want to drive you all that time."

I said, "No, no, you can't drive me, you have got lot of other things to do."

He said, "Can I, just drive you, whenever you want somebody to drive you?"

I said, "Well, there are lot of people to drive me, what is this special thing, you want me to drive you?"

He said, "You know, I have driven you today, I do not know what a good luck was, the way you have talked, what I have learned is much more, it was like thirty classes in a hour."

I said, "Well, you were lucky today, nobody came in, but tomorrow there will be somebody who is supposed to drive me, who freaked out today." It's very funny, when some people thank me, sometime they forget who is me and I qualify myself with all this, it's very virtuous world.

You know I want to share with you one thing, I think the happiest moment of my life today I can look back is, there are many happiest moments, but they don't mean anything, but the happiest moment is my life is, when I thought I had a teacher and the greatest happiest moment was, when I was challenged that I have a teacher and I can't be with him or serve him. Don't misunderstand, you have nothing, I was the Prince of Wales of my state, there was much more responsibility and much more power, much more power than you think. These little people, there is a bag full of them.

(Students laughing)

Quite a stuff, I think I have to count whole night, Oh JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. , there are so many, O my God, bag full, this I think God might be delivering souls with bodies, just like that, see, so many in many hand. Watch them. What is your name? Bill.

(Students laughing)

Sir, give me spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. , Balwant Singh, what that mean?

(Students laughing)

You are most powerful.

(Students laughing)

What is your name? Tim, what that mean? I don't know, I want a spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. , Tejinder Singh. Sir, what is that? You are the light of the God of the Gods, is that true?

(Students laughing)

What is your name? Flip.

(Students laughing)

Where do you Flip? No. Okay, your name is Krishna, Siri Krishna Singh, what that means? Where everything stops and everything starts, O my God.

What is your name? Tom.

What do you do? I don't know.

(Students laughing)

What do you want to do? I don't know that too.

What do you want me to do? Give me a spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. , okay have it, What is that? ArdasArdas Prayer; the formal group prayer of the Sikhs. Singh, what that means? Prayer, what kind of prayer? Well I will teach you later.

(Students laughing)

Who are you? Well, I am from India. What is your name? They call me TT, what does that mean? I don't know, that's what they call. What do you want? I want a spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. .

(Students laughing)

Well, you know.

(Students laughing)

What kind of spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. ? Well, tell me what is in my destiny.

(Students laughing)

Your destiny nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. , oh, you want my name spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. to let you know your destiny, Sevak Singh, What that means? Service to all, equal and well. Is that possible? Well, from today onwards it is, whatever you say.

Who are you? I am a gigolo.

(Students laughing)

What do you do? You know what gigolos do?

(Students laughing)

What else you do? I am a transvestite also sometime.

(Students laughing)

Where do you live? I live in your neighborhood there is a whole city there.

(Students laughing)

Oh, you mean, you live around our ashramAshram , Aashram A community of practitioners who come together to live conscious, mindful lives. , Adi Aad Shakti , Adi Shakti The primal creative force. ShaktiAad Shakti , Adi Shakti The primal creative force. Shakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. AshramAshram , Aashram A community of practitioners who come together to live conscious, mindful lives. ? Oh, yeah, yeah, I am your neighbor.

Great, what do you want? I want spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. . What kind of spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. ? Some macho kind of name.

(Students laughing)

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. Darshan Singh, what that means? Let your appearance be that 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. . How I can do that? Well, you can learn from Ram Das Kaur. Who is she? Find it out, thank you.

(Students laughing)

Well, I like to put them in bag again, like a Santa Claus I will throw them into Divine chimney, they are difficult to go back, they were very easy to come in, look at this, they came in, what a present, ah, here you go, see.

(Students laughing)

Here they are, with a Divine Clause, you know when you write an article or a law, there are clauses and saintly clause, that is Santa Claus word came from. Every gift, no, no, don't misunderstand, whenever I tell you something you don't know, the word Santa Claus was manufactured in New York, it doesn't belong to anywhere else, it's a fake Santa, absolutely, imagination to do the sale promotion, you know, there are sales always, after the weekend, before the weekend, my mother got sick, that total sale, less sale, yes sale, plus sale, you know all the sales, actually all prizes are four times and they don't sell well, there are not lot of idiots Americans, so somewhere sales means half, I mean they rip you up anyway, but only left side of you, not the right side, so that's sale. Whole sale means, you have no chance, you have to buy, you have to buy, factory prices, put the blinder on your eyes and go straight and say yes, these are all terms and this Santa means saint, Claus means, this is the Clause of that law, Clause three you shall provide me, Clause four you shall obey this, even you rent a house, there are lot of clauses you know, agreement clauses, this was a Santa Claus, if you will be good boy, he will throw things through your chimney, because you don't allow good things to come through your gate, don't you understand, how egomaniac you are and Santa cannot buy a Gasoline car, so he has to run on a old reindeers and walk in, it is somebody's real imagination, but it works, it is the only saint which is worshipped in the name of Christ, people forget about Jesus Christ, most of the time, they don't remember him, but you know from last, this Thanksgiving Santa Claus is on and after January, when checks start bouncing, then it's something else, so, one clause about Santa Claus is be a saint and that's one clause and what is the saint? Sometime, somebody ask me today question, what is a saint? Saint is, who is good, good to all, good to start, good to be and good in the end, that is a Santa good, thank you very much, hey there is some written letter with it too, what is this?

Student: Trouble dolls.

YB: These are trouble dolls, that's why they all got spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. , I was not wrong.

Student: In the land of the Guatemala, the Indians tell this old story, they teach that when you have trouble, share them with your dolls, remove one doll from the box for each problem, before you go to sleep, tell the doll your trouble, while you are sleeping, the dolls will try to solve your troubles, since there are only six dolls in a box, you are only allowed six troubles per day.

YB: I was not wrong giving them spiritual namesSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. .

(Students laughing)

I can't even, look how genuine I am, I can't even read this, with my effort, I don't have glasses, but this a paper with it, far out. These troubles wanted to have spiritual namesSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. , I give them all the time, there is no problem.

Student: (----)

YB: I don't take 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. of anybody, messenger is a messenger, all he has to do is deliver the letter, he is not interested, who wrote you the letter and what is written in it? You are fools, you don't understand, I am not your servant, I serve a very regular cosmic department, you know what I mean? All I am supposed to is take the letter, deliver it to you, I don't care you read it, I don't take care whether you put in the fire place and burn it, I don't care one letter comes to you to wipe you out, I don't care. The letter comes you to make the king of the universe, my job is to tell you, what that letter is, but I am a department, that is called Divine, so, I send you the letters or bring you the news of Divinity, Cosmic Divinity, that is what your destiny is, I have absolutely no relationship with your fate, you deal with your fate, I can't deal with your destiny, very well, if you wanted to be or my Lord wants me to be with you, that's how it is, that's how was, that's how it is, that's how shall be.

These clothes I wear, I wear for the service of the God, these robes of honor is for the service of the Lord, not for you, nothing to do with you. Those who love me, God is bound to pay them through his Divine honor, those who hate me, God shall bless them through incarnation to purify them, it works both ways, it was, it is and it shall be. We will continue this subject, courage means, you are clear on your commitment, tomorrow we have to do something, what we have to do? I don't know, whether ShaktiShakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. gets my message or not, I am very surprised, lot of subject which I have taught are not being printed in to the book, Ram Das Kaur and this is somebody's birth right to sabotage even the knowledge which has been assigned to and as a secretary of the religion, you are very, very reluctant about certain aspect of the job which you are supposed to do, so could please become more active and see nothing is wasted and if somebody cannot print a book and doesn't want to print a book, we can hire somebody else to do it, but the Sangat cannot be deprived of things, which somebody's ego is going to deprive, period. I like to give this instruction to you today and I want the answer tomorrow by mid-day, may the long time sunshine.

(Students singing: May the long time sunshine upon you...)

(Singing stops)

YB: Blessed are those who has found the love of a human and blessed are those who are trying to find love beyond their own hatred. In these three blessing, those who have found the truth in their heart, feel blessed in the name of God and serve all in the name of Divinity, over and above their personal self are the sacred people and they are the angels of God in human body, may they ever be blessed to virtually spread their virtues forever, 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. .

I am willing to recognize our friend, you have know him well, because he is also proprietor of India Bazaar, Mr. Krishna Bhalla, who is the head of the Arya Samaj temple here in Los Angeles, I, I see him, I think, if I am right, yeah, he is here, so thank you very much and tomorrow you have to come to yoga class and do bring with you either a banana or a apple otherwise don't come, tomorrow yoga class please spread the word out, either you have to bring one banana or one apple for your personal use, not for me, okay and if you cannot afford that, stay home, thank you.

Student: (----)

YB: I told somebody to make those tapes for me, have you done that?

Student: Which one sir?

YB: That, from the temple we took them.

Student: (----)

YB: Hindu temple, where they were delivered to?

Student: (-----)

YB: It was supposed to be given to me by you. I told Sada SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Singh. I told Sada SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Singh in the car, give those tapes to you and you should make those tapes and give it to me by you, when things have come to me, you should deliver personally to me, okay?

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