Los Angeles Lecture - Why We Are Miserable

 
Date:
October 9, 1978
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
 

... (Tape is played in the class...)

(Tape stops.)

YB: How you feel?

Students: (------)

YB: I'll like to be very slow today so that you can understand me and if you don't, try to ask me to repeat it. There is nothing to hurry on my part neither you should understand it hurriedly. "Why we are miserable?"

Now I am going to work on this series through this time and space which I have as many lectures I like to make it very slow but really we like to understand.

First we become miserable because we are insensitive, it doesn't make any sense why human being is insensitive. We are insensitive to many things. First the greatest part of life where we are insensitive to is our own self. My identity. Vyas says human being is one animal which never establishes identity but lives. After Vyas, it is a matter of thousands of years, thousands of years, 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. Guru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. who said first thing 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. . My identity is truth.

Now in-between everybody made you... I mean to say these are tribal religion, I don't want to put down any religion to be very honest with you because these tribal religions are byproduct of time and space and when thing is a time and space and one who believes in a religion he gets very upset. Because when you attack somebody's religion his whole setup is attacked, so why should we do that. But it's a tragedy. It's a human tragedy. You look at the word. Every religion looks at it. Every religion has 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. .

Let us start with Hindu religion. Om, God is infinite. God is infinite, what about you? And I won't discuss others because they are much worst than this and if I start saying then I have to speak truth, if I speak truth it will hurt and when truth hurts one has the right to bypass. So everybody talk about God, about achieving God, achieving Godhood, achieving this hood, that hood, but what about their hood?

'I want to be this, I want to be that, I want this relationship, I want that relationship, I want to talk to that person, I don't want to talk to them,' I can understand all that jazz. But what about you? And don't misunderstand, 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. paid a heavy cost. People threw shoes at him, people threw stones at him, people told him he is a bad spirit. I mean I have not matched up to that, normally... slander was so heavy that 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. wrote himself, koyi kahey poothna, koyi kahey bethala. Somebody tells me I am bad spirit, somebody tells I am deadly this, why? Because he said one thing, 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. . Truth is my identity. And once the nucleus of the identity is not established soul cannot move, soul cannot be realized, the flow of spirit what you call is spiritual, it looks bogus. That is why on spiritual path people fall apart. In business people fall apart. Are you kidding, somebody is a vice president, his salary is quarter million a month.

(Students' laughter)

You are laughing, he is in that Washington hospital. He couldn't handle it. He has facility, he has wealth, that is his exact salary which I am talking to you. Two hundred fifty thousand dollars a month. And guy one day sitting in his office went nuts, nobody knows what happened to him. They are trying everything, meeting 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. , swamisSwami Master. , even somebody of them has gone to Japan. They are willing to chant that NamNaam , 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. Devo Hiringo Keyo because somebody told them that can bring everything, including the senses.

Why this happens to us? Why beautiful people that your sex symbol, what is her name?

Student: Marilyn Monroe.

YB: ShaktiShakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. knows it, announce it louder ShaktiShakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. .

Student: Marilyn Monroe.

YB: Marilyn Monroe, why she took sleeping pills and died? She had everybody in the palm of her hand. She was next to cupid.

(Students' laughter)

YB: I mean, let us raise this question sensibly. Why? Because we do not have a nucleus, we do not have a hub on which we can revolve. We do not have identity. That is why 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 Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. established the identity of the Khalsa and gave him the reihath, gave him something to do, something to wear, some do's and don'ts which are human. Not that he wanted everybody to look alike and he was on a trip, had he been on a trip all the hill chiefs wanted to be his disciple, he would have had hundreds and thousands of his disciples, everything was set. He never chose that, he said no. "I don't want you, I want the identity and if you are willing to establish the identity, all right, come on let us do it together."

They said "No, we can't leave our rituals. We can't leave our traditions."

He said, "I don't need you."

They said, "We can give you armies, we can give you wealth, we will be your disciple, all this kingdom belongs to you."

He said, "No, Khalsa Akal purkh kee fouj."

Khalsa is the army of God alone, why? God has a identity. Infinite identity, so is the Khalsa. So each individual is pure, pure in the soul. When the mind relates to body it is miserable, when it relates to soul it is happy because soul is light. So mind is enlightened because it looks towards the soul, the light. When we look to the body, body is opaque, dark, so mind is in darkness. Whether 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 teaches you this or he doesn't teach you this, it makes no difference. If we do not establish the identity, many people freak out, "Sir, I can't do it."

I say, "Well, you can't do it, I can't do it either."

Because life has to have identity, that's the first law of life, 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. Ek Ong Kar, you are the creation of that Creator. That is elementary statement. First complementary statement 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. . Your identity is truth. Without this everything is fake. Everything is fake and what you can do? Stretch it, it will tear apart. I do not know, perhaps you know it or not, people who come to 3HO and they want to work with us they are very honest. When they leave they are very honest, because they could not find their soul, they couldn't continue, they couldn't stretch it, they couldn't fake it indefinitely, they had to fall apart.

3HO is not a normal catering thing, there is no catering service in 3HO, that's why you always feel well in 3HO nobody loves anybody, everybody is uptight. Why not? Everybody has to be uptight because he becomes loose he is lost. Nobody in 3HO is going to be loose. Everybody in 3HO has come from a very crazy, crazy world. They know, so long they remember from where they have come they are very uptight. Because they want to progress, they want to continue, they don't want to fall apart. Why you blame them for that? Why you are upset?

There are people in 3HO who never knew that they will ever come out of the mental hospital, now they bring people out of mental hospital. Such a reverse they have seen, will they not protect their heritage or what they have earned? Some have worked seven years, some have worked nine years, some have worked four years to establish identity, it didn't happen just in one minute, God said (?) be so, that bang theory, it was not that.

(Students' laughter)

Nothing happened like a bang. Just to get name Eshwara she has to run around with me three and a half year. Where I'll go teach there is Eshwara. I said, "What are you? How you came here?"

"Sir, just to follow you."

I said, "Well, you are like a God, wherever I go I find you, your name is Eshwara. A living God."

Now if somebody tells me, "Well, this girl has become 3HO."

Are you kidding? It takes lot of hitchhiking. Mental preparation, running around, it didn't happen in one day. And still there is a fear if gurprasad, 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. 's grace be and our sensitivity to continue what we have achieved so that we can achieve more, otherwise you can fall apart. Some people were Mukhiya Singh Sahib, regional director, fell apart like a boy makes a castle on the sand beach, a one water wave came, it is flat, just like that. Seven, eight years of hard work washed away just with one stroke.

What 3HO gives you? Sensitivity to identity, 3HO doesn't give you anything, you people don't understand what it offers you. It doesn't offer you God. God run after you, you need not run after God, you are crazy. I mean, you are all because thousands of years of brainwashing has happened to you. 3HO is a technology which establish you in the state of sensitivity so that you can know the identity. Sometime people ask me, "Yogiji, how can you answer every question?"

Nobody asks any question, every question is to establish identity and the answer 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. . Why I should bother? I don't use my super brain to answer anybody, because all I know is every question has an answer in itself, simply catch it and tell the person. Sensitivity to identity is the gateway to soul, soul is the source of spirit and flow of the spirit will make you spiritual and being spiritual you can be everybody.

We don't run restaurant for this or that. We run restaurant to do 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. . You are what you eat. We want to feed people healthy food. Every service we do in restaurant is not money, it is counted before God. To make God's people healthy we cook for them, we serve them, within our means we try to give them reasonable source of health. We chant, we cook, we serve, we are not born chefs. We believed that we are what we eat, we believe to eat healthy, we wanted everybody to be healthy, everybody can't cook, everybody can't learn cooking in a day, so we opened up a restaurant. We called it Golden Temple Conscious Cookery. We didn't select this name without sensitivity, we know that it represents our consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. and we are consciously conscious that we are conscious people and extremely sensitive people. That's why I said Conscious Cookery. We didn't say in-out, igley-wigley, buttak-buttak, we could have given any name. Black Spider!

(Students' laughter)

YB: Yellow Cockroach!

(Students' laughter)

YB: We could have named anything. All we said is Golden Temple. The nectar place of God, Conscious Cookery, we have a Golden Temple 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 that is what we cook with. And it is not a small thing.

Sensitivity is element of my life, sensitivity is my Infinity, sensitivity is not my ritual, sensitivity is my reality. And any reality without identity does not exist. It has never existed. I can teach you the law of the nature but I cannot change the law of nature. We suffer when we change the law of nature. Some people go against their nature, elementary law of nature is the law of sensitivity and sensitivity to identity.

That is why 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. said you are the creation of that Creator and your identity is truth. And next he said Katha Purkh. You are a person who can do things. Kartha, kartha purkh. Purkh person. You have personality, you can do. Don't give up, keep up. Don't give up, keep up. Kartha purkh. Nirbhav, nirvair. Fearless.

Some people discuss with me, they don't discuss they have to discuss; they are afraid they may get caught, they maybe doing wrong. No, I love everybody, why to discuss things with me? I don't discuss things with anybody, I don't talk to discuss things. Whatever I know I'll say it straight, take it straight, like it or not, it is your problem. It's not mine. I don't have any problem. My problem is I live among the problems. And I have accepted it. Nirbhav, Nirvair. Be fearless, be revengeless. You cannot be revengeless if you are not fearless. Otherwise you will be afraid, you will hold something, you hold something, you sneak out this way, that way, that is the revenge. The most great, meanest vengeance is when you do not talk to another person straight. In America we call it hanky-panky, wishy-washy.

Somebody came in Washington to get name, "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. ."

I said, "You don't have a spirit, why you should have 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. ?"

"Sir, at least you are very generous man, give me."

I said, "Why don't you call yourself Wishy-Washy Singh?"

(Students' laughter)

That is your true nature, wishy-washy.

Kiran, what is kiran? One ray. One ray, that's the one ray of hope. Sometime when we give 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. we just put a word kiran. (?) that's the last thread, you can break it, you can make it. It's up to you. There is a one candle, you can burn with that candle hundred candles or you can blow that up and then what else can happen? Nothing.

Sensitivity to identity is the reality and the flow of reality in you is the flow of spirit, and that is the secret to become spiritual. Success is not what you have at a given time, success is wholesomely how you have established your identity. Total establishment of identity. What is the established identity of your totality, that is the reality. Some people in the first phase of life are very successful, in the last phase are very miserable, some people in the first life are very miserable, last very successful, but on the whole.

There is a very beautiful story somebody was dead and they were carrying his dead body, and you know in India when they carry dead body they start chanting Ram namNaam , 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. satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. hai, Har ka namNaam , 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. satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. hai, Ram namNaam , 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. is truth, Hari's namNaam , 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. is truth. SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. . And the disciple said, "I am grateful to GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. at least he told us 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. in the very beginning. Why these people are now chanting this 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. when he is dead? It's a lifetime they will chant him to chant Ram NamNaam , 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. , after death they told him you were a fool, Ram namNaam , 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. was actually SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. ."

He said, "Sir, this man who is dead will he go to heavens or hell? Can you tell me?"

You know naive disciples ask their teachers funny questions.

He said, "Son, why don't you go and know it yourself?"

He said, "How?"

He said, "Just walk with them about half a mile. If lot of people say he was great, God's grace be with him, then he is going to heaven. If they say oh thank you, thank God, poor bum miserable, he was just totally this and that then he is going to go to hell."

He said, "Okay." He ran up, he joined with them and somebody said, "Oh, Ram namNaam , 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. satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. hai, thank God, it's God's grace, this man is dead. God knows how many people he would have raped anymore. He was such a chronic thief, thank God. Today God is very merciful on him, poor man was always in jail, out jail."

He couldn't hear any more, he ran back, "Sir, he has gone to hell!"

He said, "How you know?"

He said, "I heard lot of good rumors about him."

You can establish your identity with insensitivity then you will be negative, identity will be negative, granted hell, here, hereafter. Sensitivity to positivity, to the SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. , to the truth, with satya, the flow of truth, satya. SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. , satya, satyam, that ultimate truth. Then here is heavens, hereafter is heavens. Why they ask have the company of the holy? Because in the company of the holy your wholesomeness is discussed. Infinity, truth is discussed. In moderation you can pass your Monday, you can pass your Tuesday, you can pass your Thursday. You pass, but will you ultimately pass?

I went to the factory today, Golden Temple industry, just to see the flow of the spirit. I never called them, I never wanted them to know. I just wanted to go, I just wanted to see how they are doing, what is their spirit. And that sprit is as fire is the test of the gold's purity, animosity is the test of the person's purity. If a person cannot stand adversity, he has not learnt to stand. Adversity is the test of personality's, truth. As much truth in proportion you will have that much proportionally you can stand the adversity. Adversity comes on all, it has come on sons of God, prophets of God, on messengers of God, but they have so much enlightened truth in them, they could stay, they could stand it and they worked it out. The beauty is how much you can fight, to what extent you can fight. Beauty is not whether you can win or lose. Man of God never loses, because man of God has infinite courage, infinite truth, infinite fighting power because he believes unto Infinity, what he believes is the flow of spirit, it is the pranaPraana , Prana The universal life force that gives motion. It is the breath in air. It is the subtle breath of the purusha as it vibrates with a psychophysical energy or presence. Praana regulates the modes and moods of the mind. .

Sometime people say, "Sir, this case has gone wrong."

I say, "Patience pays, don't worry, nothing goes wrong. We can correct it."

Nothing can go wrong. In nine years, ten years, you have been with 3HO many of you would like that period, what has gone wrong? We started in a garage, now we have a beautiful ashramAshram , Aashram A community of practitioners who come together to live conscious, mindful lives. , we never had front right, now we are beautiful, each year somehow we are developing, what is gone wrong? We never used to wear clothes at all, now we wear beautiful white clothes, don't you understand what is gone wrong? Patchy pants are patchy pants, I used to have yoga class where people used to be almost either front naked or bottom naked. Sometime pants are only open in one way, I have seen pant open four sides.

(Students' laughter)

Couldn't believe it. At that time I used to chant 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 chant 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. even now. I know that girl who is now covered almost her only fingers you can see, she is so covered, she wears dresses totally covered and I used to freak out myself personally I used to beg her please, while doing yoga postures there are certain restrictions.

(Students' laughter)

She used to tell me what restrictions?

It never bothered me, I believed that I can teach people the technology to become God conscious and God consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. as will grow in people they will definitely have identity. As the realness will come in them, they will have identity, moment they have sensitivity they will have identity, moment they have reality they will have identity, moment they will know the flow of the spirit they will have identity, moment there will have satya, there will be satyam and it will come to this SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. . I didn't knew wrong then, I don't know wrong now. Because there is nothing wrong in this world. World is a collaboration of truth in infinite now and forever. It was truth, it is truth and it shall be truth, says Nanak,

"Aad sach jugaad sach, hai bhee sach, naanak hosee bhee sach."

But we have been brainwashed for such a long time, everybody is lie, everybody speaks lie, everything is lie, don't believe anything, don't trust anything, we start believing lies. And there comes a man from India, beard man with a long beard, he says, "No, no, believe in truth."

They say, "What? What truth? Does he speak truth himself? Let us go and listen to him."

That's how people gathered around me. Sheer out of curiosity. They never believed me then, many of them don't believe me now and people tell me now they are very good friends, they say, "Sir, I have got doubts about you."

I say, "You have doubts about me, I don't have doubt you at all, I know you are a nut, you were a nut and you want to be nut, I have not doubt, I mean to say I know it."

(Students' laughter)

"Why should I tell a lie? Nut is a nut anyway. If God's grace will be there, he opens up, that's something different, I have no doubt, you can continue having doubts on me, why should I bother? But thank you for telling. You know I understand."

How long? Very long or it can be very short, it doesn't matter. How long you are crazy, it doesn't matter. But you don't know one day when you will not be crazy, that's the total compensation.

"I don't have energy."

I said, "Did you eat meat?"

"Yeah."

"For what?"

"For protein."

I said, "Just don't eat it for a while."

"How can I live?"

"I say, well if you die, that's something different, but just try."

And then I got a phone call, "Yogiji, what is this I have got too much energy, what should I do?"

I said, "Fly."

(Students' laughter)

I know what happened. She used to eat like a pig you know, some humans are just piglets. Just real. You don't see them but if you really look in them they are just like pigs. And now vegetables she can't afford to eat, she hates them, it's not a meat. So it is automatic fasting. Automatic. Now when automatic fasting takes place naturally all that energy which was used to digest that undigestable food, that dead flesh, started restoring back the life, extra fat went away, little bit vegetables she eats, they turn into protein. And when body makes protein, it's the purest form. It doesn't matter what you eat, it does matter what you digest. And how far you digest? You eat to digest. But you don't eat to mess your digestive system and majority of people eat to mess their digestive system. That is why everywhere we can afford we opened a Conscious Cookery Golden Temple. It's a worship, it's 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. , we do it in the name of God, we don't do it in a personal name. It doesn't belong to anybody. It is 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. . It's a service of the divine, because we want people to be healthy, happy and holy. That is the area 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. . That's the area of sensitivity and when you are sensitive you are sensible because you know lot. If you know how to know lot, then you know what is your lot, what is your identity. Sometime you play the number and you do not know what is your number. But if you know your number then you will only play what your number is.

Sensitivity is the secret of reality and reality is the secret of identity. That is why word comes 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. , truth is my reality. I was truth, through the time I am truth, I am truth now and sayeth Nanak, I shall be truth. Please let us meditate.

Hold your hands. Lock your both thumbs, and hold your hands tight. There is a pressure of about fifteen pounds per square inch in this folding of hands and they are very together. All fingers, everything, very together and anything can open to it, if you even hit with this it gives a terrible hit to a person. It's a karate chop, exactly that's what it is. Hold that way, very (?). Inhale and remember you have to have a long breath, it's a very powerful 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. and very powerful chanting, inhale deep.

The class chants: "Aad sach jugaad sach, hai bhee sach, naanak hosee bhee sach."

YB: In one breath you have to say three times. So pace it right, all right, inhale, go.

(Chanting continues...)

YB: Very good, go.

The class chants: "Aad sach jugaad sach, hai bhee sach, naanak hosee bhee sach."

(Chanting continues...)

YB: Inhale, inhale.

(Chanting stops.)

YB: Just relax, you are getting into it, I don't want you to totally do it. Do it when you have free time, it's very powerful, thrice to one breath, three times to one breath, you can go maximum to five times to one breath. Breath will improve, it will take long time but if you can do that it's far out, but three to one breath is perfect and timing should be restrictive. Thirty minutes is recommended, I'll not ask you to go proceed further until you have a good breathing and pranayamPraanayam , Pranayam , Pranayaam Regulated breathing patterns or exercises. . It is highly energetic, it cuts through expectedly everything which holds a man back.

The class sings: "May the long time sun shine upon you..."

YB: Guide your way on, not all. You have been singing this song and I remember it, guide your way on. What is on is not off. When you guide your way off it troubles me.

Well, after this seven thirty I am leaving, there is one beautiful musician who has come from India and I have got to respect for them, I am going to participate with them. We did call lot of people but we don't want to deny the opportunity, I do not know where I am going, but I am taken away. But if you know there are some people who can tell you and there maybe chance, that opportunity, but if you have something else to do, please don't bother, other things also to be done. This way I am invitingly not inviting you and invitingly inviting you because I am supposed to.

(Tape is played in the class...)

Side B

(Tape continues...)

(Tape stops.)

YB: Easiest way to reach God is if you can establish your identity and make others to do so.

'Nanak Das Thon Mangey thanjan ki, joap japey oura namNaam , 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. japave.'

We will continue the series of sensitivity and identity as God permits us and we intend to meet tomorrow. I just want to offload my job, whether you understand it or not, doesn't matter.

Student: (------)

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