Los Angeles Lecture - Chakra Series

 
Date:
February 13, 1991
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
 

Having a fun, thanks for the apples, you didn't bring, or, otherwise I can give it to you, what is in this? I have to tell you something. This exercise is little nutty, I am not saying that it is little, little geometrical, but what it can do for you, I can't do it, so you are at your own, how much good you want out of it, it is your problem. One thing in Yoga you must understand, teacher doesn't give you in Yoga anything, China wall, that's my.

(Students laugh)

That's my Punjab University thing. You know they gave me title of China wall, that was a background to it, I played in my college team from first year to till my graduation, that's four years, I played football, what you call it Rugby here, uh, that's what you call it.

Student: Soccer.

YB: Soccer, and I played Hockey, not the ice Hockey, the field Hockey which the ladies plays here, and for both the teams, I was a full back, I was a captain of the University for two years, and I was a captain of my college team for all the years, oh, thank you, good, but, you now, touchwood, it is not a matter of pride or excellence, we played, how many years? Every year they wanted me to fail, so I can play two years in a class, but I couldn't do that, I just year to year I went by, but in the history of my game, nobody crossed with a ball and himself together by me,

(Students laugh)

No, either he left the ball behind or he left himself behind, either way it was.

(Students laugh)

So, Punjab University, magazine wrote a article on me.

He said, "Why to go to see the play, when there is a China wall, nobody can cross it, what is the fun, what is the equation?" What I did was, not that I was very smart, I was bulky, and I was very strong, (YB to a student: Oh, beautiful thank you.) My trick was in the game was I will not move, when a guy will bring the ball with the Football, that Soccer is a very sticky game, it's just quick, play work of the foot is fantastic, you can't believe it. They can dodge you so much, that you can go, fall on the ground and then they kick, I never moved, I let them dribble the ball, and finally I will just kick the ball through their feet, so they can't reach it, and then I will immediately grab it and kick it to the other team, how good I was, I used to love it, and so the girls.

(Students laugh)

And I could take the ball in the half of the field, you know Football field, half the field, three to five feet, and I can kick from there, if the goalkeeper happens to be unlucky, and he catches the ball, he goes with the ball in to the net.

(Students laugh)

I didn't do two things, I didn't let anybody pass, I didn't miss one kick which did not resulted in a goal, that's why we were winners, but we were crazy too, we used to practice eight to nine hours a day, straight, if you look at my legs, still there is no, meat on the Shins it is all little skin, but we never used to play to win, we used to play to exert. The attitude of our playership was, 'hey, I am somebody, cross me, and see what I can do for you,' I mean it was both sides it's not something. Now the game has changed its attitude, game has changed to compete and win, it has become aggressive. In our time game used to be an art, how sharp, how intelligent, how powerful you are, how you can whiz out the other person, it was different brain length.

Today we are going through this exercise, it's very important for you to understand, in your whole life, your intelligent, your emotions, your feelings, your education, you have your beauty, your sex games, you have your sensual games, you have your social games, you have your imaginations, you have your dreams, I am not denying anything, but just understand something simple, hearts beat at a regular rhythm, heart beats at a regular rhythm, the regular rhythm in your life is by the heart center, and if you do not have regular rhythm, in your electromagnetic impulse, in your electromagnetic psyche, in your (?), that doesn't matter how good you are , nobody will trust you, I don't care what game you play, how convincing you are, you won't carry the another person, period.

And if your heart rhythm is in harmony, and it can project a frequency, to another person, you may not say one word, person will follow you like a puppy dog, I know we communicate, I know we are intelligent, I know we are great, I know every SwamiSwami Master. , 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. , and a Spiritual teacher is a thug here in America, especially, that's the title we all get, nobody understand, whether we work or not, nobody understand how insecure we are, because you must understand America is totally a different world, it has nothing to do with reality of life. In the Orient you put your whole life to become a student, here teacher put his whole life on the line to make you a student so it is totally hundred eighty degree different world, you understand what I mean, and normally as a spiritual teacher or 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. or SwamiSwami Master. , whatever you are, you are charged, you are conman, you are charlatan, you are sex freak, you are this, you are that, and another person has not raised his finger even, it all happened in a dream, so there is no mutual responsibility, so whether you are right, or you are wrong, teacher is always wrong, because I did not deliver you to nirvana.

There is such a wrong conception of a spiritual teacher in this western world, you can't believe it. Spiritual teacher is no different than to guide you spiritually, like a mathematics teacher guide you mathematically or a algebra teacher teaches you algebra, simple enough. If you give the whole world to a algebra, algebra teacher, that is you are doing, it is not written in the school curriculum anybody who reads algebra will give all the money to the algebra teacher, you should know that. But this western world is very unique, I like it, because you are crazy, oh yeah, you know what I like about you, when you want to get something badly, you will go all the way for it, when you freak out you are so good, you totally disappear, so there is no headache anymore.

(Students laugh)

I went to Hawaii for seven day for rest, and I went to a place which is very remote, we, we made it go to remote place, I wanted rest, I don't want to speak for those days. We went to a beach which is uniquely very independent, (?) there was a one man there.

He said, "Hah, 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,"

I said, "Oh my God."

He said, "I took your class six years ago, I am wearing 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. , trust me, and he was wearing better 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. than me, I was in my shorts and shirt."

And he said, "I practiced that, 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. meditationMeditation Dhyan. It is a process of deep concentration or merger into an object or a state of consciousness. Meditation releases reactions and unconscious habits and build the spontaneous and intuitive link to awareness itself. you taught me, but I have a question?"

I said, "Okay, what's that?"

(Students laugh)

It was fun, and he explained to me.

I said, "You know one thing? I am not envious of you, I am jealous of you. I wish I should be doing what you are going."

I said, "Son, I don't know why you did it, but you have reached a stage now, the destination is now near, it may take you six months to an year, you will have it what you have to do it."

He took my class six years ago, somewhere, I taught a meditationMeditation Dhyan. It is a process of deep concentration or merger into an object or a state of consciousness. Meditation releases reactions and unconscious habits and build the spontaneous and intuitive link to awareness itself. , and he took it to heart and he has practiced it for six year, without break, you know, you may know Hawaii for lot of things, I know Hawaii for ex-3HO people.

(Students laugh)

We went to restaurant and we were shocked somebody said, "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. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. , 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. ."

"Oh, my name used to be this and this, I used to be in such and such place."

I said, "Wow," we thought we have come to a remotest island to find a remote place, it didn't work out, it is not an important, I am not important, I know it myself, so I don't need anybody's confirmation, but I teach very important subject, and very important people can take it and be with themself forever, they don't have to chase me around, all they have to do is to understand.

Once a while a reunion happens, it's just like that. I was telling somebody today I said, "Just listen to me and do it yourself, one day you will be as grateful to me as I am grateful to my teacher today."

Life is not a lesson folks, life is a experience. Those are very great idiot, foolish and neurotically stupid, who learn lessons in their lives, they are hurt, these are hurt people. You know in a Scenio hall, he has a one corner. He said, 'these are people who never wear pants' yesterday he was saying so. I mean he brands them with something. Sometime you are very proud, 'oh, I learnt a lesson in my life,' why don't you say, 'I have learnt to be stupid first time, second time, third time,' count it, learning lesson in life is the greatest stupidity as a human being, you are not born to learn lesson, you have to learn to experience, this is your total deformation in yourself as a human being. 'Oh, I have learnt my lesson.' You know we take a dog to training center and he learns a lesson, I had a great funny experience. We went to a restaurant in a Hawaii, in one of the restaurant in the hotel and there was one parrot.

He said, "Hah, hah, hah," you know whole thing, he laughs like a human, "Let me out, let me out, helloah, let me out."

(Students laugh)

And you know, everybody who will come in that restaurant will crack up, everybody. This little parrot, on his cage, that round type thing was so human and so perfect he cracked up everybody, but that is called learning a lesson, and repeating the same thing. Humans who love to learn lesson or teach each other a lesson, those who teach other a lesson are crazy, it's vengeance, it's anger, those who learn lesson are foolish. Human life is meant to be having a experience in harmony of heart, the rhythm, with no missing beat, you know when your heart starts missing beats, how serious the Doctor goes, have you seen that. I know when my heart used to start missing beats, Soram used to call 'Wah, what I can do?' In your life also, when you are not harmonious, you are just missing the beat.

I do not know, either there is a something wrong with your teachings and your English as human beings, or I am telling you certain things which I should not be talking, 'I have learnt my lesson, I will teach you lesson,' don't we express that all the time. It practically means, you are low grade animal, low, low, low grade, when you teach somebody a lesson, you are angry, you are vengeful, you want to make a point, you come from your darkest point of ego, when you learn lesson, you are in a consolidated state of fancy and an experience and you say, 'well this is it, this is me, this is the end of me.' Both statements shows not you, not your harmony, not your rhythm, nor your continuity.

Life is a continuous harmonious process of experiencing as life is. Those who feel good, shall feel bad tomorrow, those who will feel bad will feel will feel good, good and bad, is like a day and night, it never stops. What you have to learn is, what experience you had from the bad and what experience you had from the good, understand, and that is the faculty of the heart center. I said to you yesterday, passion is not for others, passion is for you, compassion is not for others, compassion is for you, be passionate for yourself, and be compassionate to yourself, don't do this favor to deal with anybody, compassionately, you are not dealing right.

Everything which is in the heart center, beat, the blood, the circulation, the lungs everything, just watch this area, this is all for you, you can hear your heart, but if somebody has to hear it, he may have to use a stethoscope, it circulates your blood, your lungs clean your blood, your lungs breathe your 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. , you got it. There is a one very common saying in the scriptures, one who knows to live himself, God lives for him, can you repeat it.

Students: One who knows to live himself, God lives for him.

YB: And it's not very selfish to live for yourself, God made you to be you, so, do not let your you go from you, you know what you do, you let your you go, and blame everybody, and never take the responsibility, never, I am yet to meet a one individual in my whole life, who is gracious enough to take his responsibility for his right and his wrong, because actually, my wrong is somebody's right, and my right is somebody's wrong, right and wrong is a comparative study, there is nothing right or wrong, thinking make it so and you can think in either way.

There were two students, they went to see Milarepa's 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. , one was Milarepa and one was another Lama. Milarepa was with his, Milarepa teacher was beating with a stick one girl, and he was beating her in a very great harmony, and she was crying and they both came there and, Milarepa said, "Look what my teacher is doing, he is creating a mute and music out of this idiot."

Other said, "God, he is very cruel, he is beating a woman." Both at the same time saw the same thing, both have different expression. Teacher saw them, he stopped. The girl got up, and kissed his feet and lie down in, what they call it that, bow straight, in respect, and she said, "Master, I am absolutely blessed."

Teacher said, "It won't happen again" and he left. So both start talking to that girl.

Milarepa says, "You are very lucky, you are blessed and you were totally crying in a music and he was beating you in a such a rhythm, it was a such a harmony."

She said, "Yes! I had such a terrible headache for so many days, that I was willing to die, thank God, he took care of it and I am fine."

The other guy said, "I thought he was beating you."

He said, "You are stupid, and if you would have got that pain for one second, you would have killed yourself, what was that beating, what you are talking of beating."

He said, "It's not a tradition to beat a woman like this."

He said, "Who was beating who?"

He said, "I saw it." And she said, "I didn't feel it, it was a treatment."

He said, "What is the treatment, beating you with a stick."

And she laughed and she said, "Bother, that one, that one, that pain which I have gone through for full Moon," full Moon mean fourteen days, "You should have it for that many minutes." and luck would have it, her saying didn't go beyond any reason, next day this guy got up, yelling and crying and touching the ceiling and, Milarepa came in and he said, "Brother, why you are dancing so heavily?"

He said, "I am not dancing."

He said, "You are dancing, look you are, what are you singing?"

He said, "I am crying."

He said, "No, it looks musical to me."

He said, "You stupid, I have got a headache."

(Students laugh)

He said, "How do I know? You always think wrong, you think opposite."

He said, "What should I do?"

He said, "Don't jump and cry, sit down, and request this pain to go away."

He said, "I can't do it, you don't understand my pain."

So Milarepa grabbed him, put him down and forced him to sit down and forced him to think calm, moment he calm down and he touched him, the pain went away.

And this guy, said, "I know what you are doing. You are just justifying your 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. , she is justifying his beating by giving me this curse of pain, you are holding me down and forcing me to get rid of this pain. You are all fraud," in anger he left, when he left it was a swing gate, he swing it hard, and the gate hit him so bad, he fell apart. Finally he realized his legs don't work anymore.

So, Milarepa fixed him up, and this guy asked him,

"Aabothe Kabhe Ek, kabhe jan Paath Hey.

Kayethe Surth, Maye mureraath Ethisari."

These are his one verse which I want to repeat exactly in original. What is happening in me here and now, why I am not awaken like you? And Milarepa answers him, that I have found my beating of my heart as my instrument of my life, you don't hear it, there is no more compassionate teacher in the world ever happened, but Milarepa, and there was no man who went through the tragedy, but Milarepa. Sometime his teacher will tie the sticks in his feet and hands, so he cannot walk, you know what he used to do, to come to the class, he used to roll, like a barrel, and make it. He learned in such a hard way, because he went to teacher, he became a poet and he almost start his classes in poetry, and that was the most fascinating human miracle which happened in this spiritual world, because Milarepa said, once to somebody, "See I do not know whether the God is open His gates to me, but my teacher has opened my heart to me.

So your heart has not open to other, that's sexual, your heart has to open to yourself, you think I am talking crazy, no my boys and girls, if your own heart is not opened to you, you have a body of a human, but joy of animal, you are not real. And when somebody opens his and her heart to you, and you do not respect, it's such a tragedy even Almighty God cannot forgive you, even He tries. If somebody put a confidence in you, open their heart, trust you and you cannot keep it, that's it, God is Almighty maybe, may He can forgive it, it is not, matter of heart's or matter of heart, has to be decided by heart, and by the heart itself, God only can watch over it, that's how important it is, I am speaking better these days, I think I am healing isn't it, today is a first day, touchwood, there's no wood here, (?), oh yeah, today is the first day I didn't get that impulse of the throat.

So, now after this introduction we have to do this cranky thing, all right, okay, uh, now this is the crankiest part of it, put your hands like this, look, watch me, please understand, it's a nervous system, it's no magic or image and I cannot tell you how great and bad, it is very simple, sit down like this, and you have to do like this, like this and you have to put your apple in the palm and not let it fall, but you have to do it, yes. There are apples, you can get it, there are two with me, you have two? Hey, anybody who doesn't have two? There must be some yesterday, people must have spare apples, I know that, share your apples come on, got it, how many of you have brought apple pie?

Oh, that's a good idea, okay everybody has got now the apples, those who do not have apples please raise your hand, everybody has apple? Uh, everybody got it? Okay, now listen, this is what you are going to do. This is the spot, this is the spot where you collect the rainwater, just like that. Put these apples in the palm of your hand and don't bring it this way, bring it this way, towards the heart, take it out, bring it in, take it out, put your nose straight, body straight, and look at the tip of your nose, and without throwing these apples, keep going, if they, fall, let them fall, you can pick it up again, oh come to my workshop, and lecture where? Whole life expo, okay, when it is?

Students: Sunday.

YB: Oh, Sunday, in the afternoon, that's okay. If you have nothing else to do show up.

(Students laugh)

Oh, what I can say, I am going under obligation, it's free. Yeah, bring this apple towards your heart, look at the tip of your nose, you will start feeling cranky in about five minutes.

(Students laugh)

Oh yeah, that, that is real, there are no two opinions about it, play the tape, we will give you the musical rhythm to enjoy.

(Tape, "Humee Hum Brahm Hum..." is played)

YB: (Over the tape) Not like this, it is like this, your fingers must not touch the apple, okay, just like this, don't worry if they fall, let you should not be afraid, you just touch this, don't make your hands uptight, please chant with the tip of your tongue, don't try to become serious, it will make serious and cranky, don't do that, okay stop, stop, stop.

(Tape stops)

The purpose of this exercise you don't understand, in three minutes, it's going to make you cranky and serious, it has to do that, this is what it does, in return you should have a open heart policy, you should be very relaxed and smiling, some of you are having hand like this, they don't want the apple to go, if it falls, Heavens are not going to fall apart, but don't make your fingers uptight, it's a very simple exercise, if you do it, you will, you will enjoy it, it's just like, just bringing it towards you, it's a very unbelievable energy which will happen, but it will take about few minutes, but what you are doing is very uptight thing it has a, so that, it's not circus, it's a Yoga center.

(Students laugh)

We are not performing to please the audience, we are performing to please our heart, you got it. I mean you have to understand the rhythm of it, Humee Hum Brahm Hum, means, Humee Hum, we are we, Brahm means, God, the infinite God, God's God, infinite, we are we and we are the infinite God, that's what it means. Sound has a rhythm, it has a beat and if you play this very politely and serenely and sophisticatedly like this, God it should not take more than three minutes, and then it will make you serious and cranky, then you have to fight that seriousness and crankiness, and smile, then you will reach the stage which I want you to be in, you understand the deal, uh, will you remember it? I don't want to in the middle of the class yell, you know I have to yell, don't do this, this sometime you know, it hurt my nose, first of all I have speak through this and then it hurts, I mean why should I do that, you have already paid, what do I care?

(Students laugh)

You know what I mean, 3HO already got the money, they are happy, you are happy, I am just a free servant, so I definitely want to you do something nice today, and this is a real exercise, all right.

(Tape, "Humee Hum Brahm Hum..." is played)

YB: (Over the tape) Loud, loud, tip of your tongue.

(Tape stops)

Inhale deep, keep your hands where they are, you know keep it steady, don't move any part of your body, apple in the western tradition represent teacher, exhale, inhale deep, hold tight, apple represent teacher in the western tradition, and in the Orient they take the lamps in the two hands, and do the Arathi, as you have done, it's all meant to open the heart, these are physical exercises to work on this center, let the breath go, inhale deep again, very deep, fill yourself up, and feel very delightfully, stationary, harmonious and steady, don't move any part of the body, steady, steady, steady, let it go, thank you, relax, you can do this about eleven minutes, in the morning, the time for this exercise is 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM, 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM, because this is a matter of the Sun, and you can do this and then eat your own apple, westerns, isn't this true, in a western tradition apple means teacher, uh.

Student: (-----------)

YB: Yeah, and in the Indian tradition, they take the two lamps and they do like this, like, something like this, like as you were doing, but actually it is meant to, when you bring, the vibration this way, it is a very subtle way, exactly in three minutes, doesn't matter who you are, you will feel little serious, this is the effect of it, but if you just counteract that seriousness and be smiling, you start opening your heart, and heart centers, the entire medulla here start working, it's a very fantastic way to do it, but don't go crazy, that I am going to open my heart, like this and just do it for two, three hours, that is not advisable, eleven minutes, or sometime when you are very badly, very badly depressed, absolutely angry, you want to commit suicide, try this for eleven minutes you will be shocked how good you will feel, unfortunately that's how I was asked (?), in India getting apple in certain season is impossible, but I remember we have to import them from Kashmir, because that was the time, if this exercise is, first this is how I learnt it, we were put for one full Moon, that is fifteen days on apple juice, on apple pie, on baked apple, whatever, it was apple, so much so, when we went to bathroom it was apple too.

(Students laugh)

I mean that's how apple was. After fourteen fifteen days, we were ready for the exercise, then we were made to do it and we understand the experience of that day to this day, we were about four, five hundred students and we satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. there and we I think we did for nine hours, oh, in India they don't care what you go through and then who cares.

(Students laugh)

Student is just a student, that's it and our teacher gave us the exercise, we were doing like this and there were some musicians, they were, we know the time is going on, because they were changing their turns, one will leave, the other party will sit and start music and we knew it is happening in the evening, late in the evening, he came, he said, "Well, are you doing all right?"

What we would say, "Yes sir" you know what I mean?

But that time our shoulders, our this whole area and all that, well cooked, well done, and we don't...

We were totally open try it one day.

Side B

I am telling you don't be crazy about the fact why should we eat a banana, the potassium your body needs, one banana can give you, uh.

Student: (------------)

YB: One banana a day, that's enough, that keeps the shrinking self away, you need potassium, and there are lot of food which can give you potassium, but that kind of good dose comes from banana, people, some people hate to eat banana, I don't know why? Because of its shape, or because of its size, whatever it is.

(Students laugh)

But it is healthy. But once a while if you want to be young and smart and alert, just go on apple juice, and raw apple, just for one day make breakfast, lunch, dinner just with apples, once a week, you won't regret it, and if you want to do the Indian way, there is a way to it, that is take the apples and take the milk and blend it in a blender, try that, you will love it, it pumps you up, and for God's sake when Fig season comes, no, no, wait a minute...

(Student laugh)

When Fig season comes go crazy for the Figs, not Fig leaves, but Figs.

(Students laugh)

Fig is such a fruit, it will change your entire Chemistry and Metabolism, I am not kidding, this is very unfortunate situation in America, you don't have, what they call, Guava.

Student: (------------)

YB: You don't have it, well, Guava is one fruit which is best for alertness and temperament, Guava controls the sugar, it is the only fruit for pancreas, pancreas control the sugar also, but pancreas also has the digestion, remember it does two things, its both ends are active and Guava does both things for you, every fruit in its season has to play vital role with your physical, every vegetable in a season has a vital role with your physical strength, fruit is for appearance and vegetable is for your strength, but when you substitute this with protein of any sorts, then all you do is to break the protein into carbohydrate and then go through it and every vegetable and every fruit has some amount of reasonable protein, but the best protein in the world is which the President Bush doesn't eat.

Students: (-------------)

YB: Eight point six protein dissolvable, meat has four point three percent, animal brain has six point two percent, liver has five point four percent, and Broccoli has eight point some percent and if you can mix Broccoli with Garlic... no, no roast it with Garlic and Ginger, there is not a one tonic in the planet known to human knowledge which can match it, try it on your week days, Broccoli with ginger and Garlic, with olive oil, put little Basil and sauté.

(Students laugh)

Those men and women who do not eat that white stuff, what you call that thing, the lotus thing.

Students: (-------------)

YB: No, no, no.

Students: (----------------)

YB: No, no, no, no, those, those white you get it in box, small tin.

Student: (-----------)

YB: Bet on you, wait, wait, wait let me think, what is it that Chinese make that white thing?

Students: (----------)

YB: Water Chestnut, all of you who do not eat Water Chestnuts number one and sweet potato, hey listen to me don't try to be smart, Water Chestnuts and sweet potatoes, not the potatoes, but sweet potatoes, you know sweet potatoes are different, and this lotus roots, those long stuff, will land up with bad eyesight, very fast, number one with less Ojas, I mean sexual energy in other words, you don't have to buy that, Rhinos horn for thousands of pounds for nothing, these three things are required for body youthfulness, you know baby face, we become adult, everybody loses that. I have seen people sixty, seventy year old, absolutely baby face, these three things are their every day diet, you know it is couple billion dollars worth of business to keep the face, face lift, face this, face that, face, face, what they do when they go to a beauty shop, with a face, pick up their pimples and all that, what do they call that process?

Students: (--------------)

YB: Facial, about Sixty dollars, something like that, if you eat sixty dollar worth of lotus root and Water Chestnuts and sweet potato, you will have a better face than you can look in the mirror. Your body has a automatic, compensatory situation. Once somebody asked God, "Why you created all this variety?"

He said, "I fell in the love of man so much, I wanted the man to have everything complete and perfect," that's what God is, complete and perfect in creation, and He created all that for you to enjoy it. You know you get hay fever, you get cold, you know, you get it, black pepper, black pepper tea, you know I, sometime look very crazy, when I eat a salad I take the black pepper and make the (?) black before I eat it, and in one of the test they put some hundred some needles in me to find out if I have allergy, one who eats black pepper doesn't have allergy. The best thing, I am going on a record, it is not to be convincingly believed, it is a lie, I am saying it to protect myself medically, because once I gave a lecture somewhere to eat beets, I end up with a lawsuit for about two years, we call it beet case.

(Students laugh)

Yeah, it's true.

One lady said... I came to Boston, I gave a lecture, I advised everybody eat beets, so she ate beets. Seven years later she got Tubulization done under that influence, through proper hospital, through proper child care center, and family planning and all that, and then seven years thereafter, she found out, she can't have babies, her marriage was in trouble and I am responsible, don't laugh it cost us two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to defend ourself, it's true, I went through it. And once I told everybody to eat those, pancakes, when there was a flu, and I got a notice from, what is that department, which...

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YB: Yeah, yeah I had to send my attorney, he said, I am practicing medicine without license.

(Student laughs)

Uh, uh those pancakes are very good.

(Students laugh)

They are very important, they brought a notice, so I am saying you don't have to believe it, what I was saying about what, tell me, you remember it.

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YB: Uh.

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YB: Black pepper has one beauty of it, you know you all eat eggplant, uh, Parmesan you remember that, you all eat it always, with tomato sauce, but if you make tomato sauce as Nirinjan makes it, and put black pepper in that, good amount of it and eat it with the eggplant, you don't have to ask me what it does for you, but ask your eggplant what it will do for you.

(Students laugh)

It is the most socially energetic food on this planet, when eggplant is made with a tomato sauce, and with black pepper, try it one day in the, don't try it at night for God's sake, you will just have funny night.

(Students laugh)

But try it, no, no, I know the experience, so I want to advise, you not wrong, eat it during the day time, say about a eleven O'clock, then assess yourself at the evening, then eat it about five O'clock again, just one day experience it, you have to eat twice, one in the morning, in the (?) called brunch time, and one at night, in the early, early dinner, what they call it, early birds time.

(Students laugh)

You will have a fun. Make a perfect Italian tomato sauce, and put a high quality of black pepper in it, and make it very tasty but little on the bitter side, and make the eggplant or Parmesan, whatever you want to do with the dish and then take your fork and knife and eat it, you don't need me next day, it's very powerful food. So these are little things in life which you can eat, you can make a bread, bread, just don't use in dough water, but onion juice, no water at all, make the flour and the dough, as you want your bread, with whatever you want, just with onion water, pure onion juice, you will have fun, yeah, yeah, these are certain things in your life, which you just do not have time, you all, you will have a steak and a potato, that's it. You need strength, and you need consistent strength in life, you will ask me why I am talking like that? What month is this?

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YB: Next is what?

Students: March.

YB: What March will bring you?

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YB: Yeah... So, Spring comes, high fever, hay fever, this, that blah, blah, all that pollen and all that stuff, these are the things for that, number two, whatever blood, new blood you produce in spring, you use whole year, so, eat everything which is blood producing, including Geritol.

(Students laugh)

That's the American way, one pill and you think you got the whole stuff. I met one security officer that day and they were telling me about his story, he eats apple very quick, and then doesn't eat, so they asked him, "Why do you do that?"

He said, "I have to eat apple, otherwise it will start getting colored, it will start becoming black," because in apple, pear and banana, there is so much Iron, when it touches the Oxygen it starts oxidizing, but you have to learn to get those thing in your body, so that your body can get the nourishment, please take care of yourself, simple things, very, many simple things, it won't cost much. Though in the west, black pepper and salt is a part of your table, but nobody eats black pepper, you think it is for show, I tell you it is not true, in west we all eat salad first, in Italy they eat salad last, but to digest everything, green, raw, and fresh, you need black pepper, so there are certain things you can add in your life and in your food in your style at your convenience and at your risk, but it will make your life alert. The greatest joy of a human is to talk to a person who is alert, I think you don't understand what I am saying.

(Students laugh)

Really, to be very honest with you, I don't care you are spiritual or unspiritual, I don't care a damn for it, you know, for me everybody is spiritual, otherwise how they can live, period. I see that, if you cannot see God in all, you cannot see God at all, period. That's my fundamental belief, whatever you want to call it, that's how I believe. I believe a stupid person is not stupid, he is given that act a role, and a wise person is not a wise person, he is given that act and role, we are all to act, we are not here as ourself, but basically you can be either alert or not alert.

If you are any spiritual, you are alert, alert to your environments, alert to your totality, alert to your reality, alert to your Infinity, alert to your negativity, alert to, alert to everything, and the best people are those, who are alert to their manners, it doesn't matter how many manners you know, it is by, doesn't mean how alertly you will have control on your manners, self-discipline, self-control and, self-experience, it doesn't come from being spiritual or unspiritual, forget it, it only comes from your degree of alertness in proportion to your activity.

I know of a great teacher, at a certain time I went to see him, and I stayed in his AshramAshram , Aashram A community of practitioners who come together to live conscious, mindful lives. for about seven days. To my surprise, he will come out of his room for about two, three hours to talk and deal and whatever, then he will go in, so one day he called me he said, "Yogiji, 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. Baba" he used to call me, "You might be thinking I am gone, in the room I am sorry I cannot, I want to sit with you more and talk and all that, but I am not available, you might be thinking I am great 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. , and great SwamiSwami Master. and meditating all that, it's that's not true, I just go in my room and sleep."

(Students laugh)

I said, "Okay, but may I ask, why you are telling me?"

He said, "No, no I just feel guilty, you have come and you are such a great man and I should see you, and all that stuff, but I am not changing my habit."

I said, "Why you have this habit?"

He said, "I developed it, in last twenty, thirty years."

(Students laugh)

I said, "What for?"

He said, "To avoid stupidity."

(Students laugh)

I said, "I don't understand. I mean you have written so many books and scriptures and translations, and you are a Acharya, everybody respect you in this world, out of that sheer feeling I came."

He said, "But, that's true, I have to be very straightforward with you. Whenever I am not alert, I go back in my room and that's it."

He said, "The only spirituality in me is when I will start getting un-alert, I leave, so you might be very strange about my behavior,"

I said, "Yes, it was. Because in the middle of that discourse that day you were talking, and you just got up and you just left, I was surprised what happened?"

He said, "I noticed too, you were surprised, but you didn't say anything."

I said, "No, no, no (?) your place."

He said, "No, all my people know. I only deal with people when I am fully alert." And how, many of you have the guts to do that, you drag yourself, doesn't matter what, if nothing, you start taking coffee, if that doesn't mean you do something else, all these drugs which we take one way or the other are absolutely we do them just to keep going, we don't care a damn, we are alert or not. We think our eyes are open, and they see nothing, they are fine, our ears can hear anything, and then you say, "What did he say? He said something, I don't remember it." You are not alert, develop that habit to be alert.

Next class we have to work on the fifth 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. , it's called alert talking. No, no, no, I have to teach you something very special and very secret. I know you talk, I know I talk, I pretend not to be convincing, no I don't try to argue or reason, but I start debating a person, what I do is, I catch his un-alert points, inwards, and then this is the way to convince anybody, you try it, and you will find it works absolutely. Talk to somebody for few minutes, in that communication you will find some alert words, they are saying un-alertly, catch those words, and repeat them alertly, the person will be your slave.

Oh yes, it's true, you have don't have to got through the Jumbo jet of the whole thing, to convince and argue, people who talk this, I call it lunch talk, 'how is the weather, how is the stars, how are you, how was your sex last night, what your husband did to you, where you got this rukee-cookie' and all that stuff, that is just to pass time, that doesn't mean a thing, but if two people wants to communicate, and you want to win, the only way to win is, that you find out the un-alert words in the communication of another person, because they are coming from the subconscious and you consciously repeat them, how foolish you are, you are the wise, the other person will start following you. 'You never heard that before? No? What you have been doing, yelling and screaming?' The idea is to listen to somebody's speaking is to catch their subconscious statements and to repeat them consciously to win the game, got it.

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YB: Not today, next Tuesday, ah, I will be in town, okay. I am not going anywhere, anyway.

(Students laugh)

I am on this, silence. Few minutes for the prayer, there is a hope, our prayer is working. Today Saddam Hussein said, he will listen to the Russian dialogue, you are not very hopeful, as you, you.

(Students laugh)

No, no, no, we didn't do this war for Saddam Hussein or for Kuwait it's not true, neither we did for Riyadh, absolutely wrong, totally a lie. What we did this war, we wanted a target practice, true, believe me or not, and we are testing all the damn new bombs, you know what they did yesterday night, there was a shelter from nineteen forty-eight, in the middle of Baghdad, unfortunately for Iraqis, they stated dealing with it as a communicate center, their intelligence got it, now they can pinpoint where the communication is coming from, and Kuwaitis were, ah this Iraqis were using it for bomb shelter at night. In the middle of the morning, in the early morning, ambrosial hour, they did their 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. , they threw this penetrating bomb right through it, I mean there is no shelter, bomb shelter, safe now, with the new armament, and it was so precise, it killed everybody.

They were saying you are targeting our civilian, targets, and now they are saying no, you are using civilians as shield, we would blew up our bunker, and funny part in this, Saddam Hussein is saying it, who is sending this uncontrolled stud missile to Israel, which is not a part of this whole game, I mean believe, I mean some people may not like the Jews or may like the Jews, I am not in the politics, but look at the poor Jews, they are living in Israel not (?) anybody, and now they want seventeen billion dollars from us, because they are getting Scuds.

(Students laugh)

And America is going to pay it. Germans are already sending the help, isn't lucky to be a Jew in Israel, I think it's the best part of the life, few Scud (?), few injuries and getting all that money, and today the war news was, that Israeli's are not going to tolerate anymore, they are going to be better than the elite forces, I don't know what, so, this war is absolutely a human insanity done for keeping sane for a temporary reason, you have to understand something. Many of you do not know desert, I know it, in my jurisdiction, worst desert of the world is Rajasthan was a part of my jurisdiction, I know what desert does to you, can you believe hundreds and hundreds of mile straight sand and nothing else and in the night it is so cold, you can freeze to death, and in the morning it can be so hot, you can boil over, it's not a very convenient place to be in and being American living on ice cream and Coca cola and being stuck there, they need special prayer.

(Students laugh)

You know thirty-one flavors, so let us be in that desert today for few minutes not much, and pray for these people, what we sing in those special words, their alphabetic composition in which we say, "Ang Sang Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. " it means, Ang means with every limb of you, the infinite God is with you, that's what prayer we are sending, you understand, literally it means, Ang means the limb, Sang means with, Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , means the infinite God, the wonderful God is within you, with every part of you, every person has ten trillion cells, each cell has three million parts of it, so, thirty trillion dancing cells are in every human being, I didn't count it, BuddhaBuddha An enlightened one; founder of the Buddhist faith. did it, he did a good job, so let us send our vibration with these men in action, you understand, just a part and to the other side of the border too, those who are getting this wonderful drama beating, and I never knew the word theatre means, war theatre, Kuwaiti theatre and Iraqi theatre, that's what they call it, for them it is a Hollywood, and what is that place, New York, where there are lot of troubles.

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YB: Broadway, so we have war Broadway being played and let us be with these all actor and actresses, okay, both sides, because we are spiritual, we don't make a differentiation, all right, play it, pray in the way you want it, whatever your belief is.

(Tape, "Ang Sang Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. ..." is played)

(Tape stops)

Inhale deep, sensual breath of life, for the dignity, and grace of those who have been there, left their bodies, and those who are facing the death with smile under the call of duty, both sides. "May the long time Sunshine upon you..."

Students sing: May the long time Sunshine upon you...

YB: Blessed God, give us tranquility, peace and authority, to realize our own heart to open itself, thank you Lord for beating right in the center of us, to give us the rhythm, harmony, and experience of day and night, may this beat become the harmony of the universe and our life respond with Thyself and grace and tranquility, listen to our humble prayers and bring peace to this planet, so SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. .

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

YB: Thank you very much, we will see you, it was a matter of heart we went almost, one hour overboard forgive me, forgive me for that. We didn't even feel the time.

(Conversation)

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