Teaching at UCLA

On this page are two stories about Yogi Bhajan (Teaching at UCLA and The Grand Hotel) and are included in his biography as written by Guru Fatha Singh. The fall of 1970 was a tumultuous time in America. It saw the passing of iconic figures of the youth culture in Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, both 27 years old, through drug overdoses. It also witnessed the dramatic spiriting away of LSD-guru Timothy Leary from a California prison to safe haven in Algeria. Demonstrations, arrests, bombings, wiretaps, infiltrations, and all kinds of disruptive tactics and behaviors were coming to a destructive crescendo.

While there were many who advocated the complete destruction of established authorities, Yogi Bhajan instead created a new, alternative organization with a dynamic teaching and outward social expression. He was also not at all opposed to applying to the United States government for a federal tax exemption – which the 3HO Foundation was granted at the end of the year. Another significant development of that year was the introduction of an accredited course in Kundalini Yoga at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The course, taught twice a week in the Adult Education Division, offered the same credit as a physics course. The historic first class was given on November eleventh.

The Master began the class, "Dear ones, there are no barriers between man and man. The only barrier is lack of awareness. As you open up inside, the outside will open up to you. There cannot be a vacuum in space. As you open up, the outside will open up to you to bring a balance.

"There are people interested in different theories on the powers of yogis and how this can happen. Some have doubts about it. Some have knowledge about it. All spiritual teachers have come here to create disciples. Let us do something different."There are thirty-three books in this country that have dedicated one or two chapters to Kundalini Yoga, warning Western people not to practice it. Actually the warning is not to practice it without a teacher. The other half of the sentence nobody has read.

"It is not true that it requires incarnations to become God-conscious. When you concentrate your mental energy on your Self, you are in a state of meditation. And the result of that meditative act is your attitude. Structure within is the same as structure without."Why study Kundalini Yoga? Man has an inborn, infinite urge to be united with the Supreme Consciousness. This urge exists in us. Our subconscious mind is aware of our reality, but our conscious mind is an imprint of our environment. When you consciously tune the subconscious mind into the Supreme Consciousness, you will see the Unseen and know the Unknown.

"The books we have given you are How to Know God – the Patanjali Yoga Sutras (with commentaries by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood) and Yoga by Ernest Wood. They will give you some written statement about what this world of Yoga is about, and they will tell you something about Kundalini, but they will not give you the methods.

"This has been kept secret for many reasons, some authentic and some not. The authentic reason is that if you give this knowledge out and you cannot with your psychic body control the wrong use of it, it can put you into rough circumstances. But if a man has practiced and has a mastery of it himself, then there is no limitation of time or distance, and everybody can practice it to reach to that awareness without any search, caution or danger. What appears in those books is nullified. We have worked before coming here one and a half years, and 50,000 to 60,000 people have practiced it. The results have been nothing but positive.

"Kundalini comes from the Sanskrit word "kundal" which is very romantically the curl in the hair of the beloved. Kundalini refers to that coil. Serpent has nothing to do with it. The serpent in India is known as awareness or wisdom. This animal also sits in a coiled position. That is where the term "serpent power" comes from.

"Kundalini is that divine power, that Adi Shakti, that Creative Force coiled within us. To uncoil that coiled energy is called "Kundalini Yoga".  One who teaches it is called a "Yogi," and one who learns it is called a "Sikh" or "student." As all rivers flow into the ocean, allpurposes of a spiritual nature are to raise this awareness within you. All worship, consciously or unconsciously, leads to this end.

"When your prayer is not answered, it is because you are not tuned into it. You have not put in your plug. You are muttering. Your sound current is not relating to the Supreme Sound Current. Otherwise, your every prayer has to be answered.

"Once you know the art of one-pointedness of mind, you know everything. To control the mind, you have to have a hook. When you use the will of the mind, it is called "Raja Yoga," and when you use the breath, it is called "Kundalini Yoga."

"Using mind over mind is a difficult process. Breath is more practical. It is a 100% guaranteed process. Why is it not taught? Because breath is the pranic energy that leads to the universal energy and one who controls it also has to be in it.

"If through any method you can relate to your soul within this body within this lifetime, then duality, whether of God or not, will go. Coming from New York, you can stop five or six times and change flights. But there are also services that will take you directly to Los Angeles, and that is what Kundalini Yoga is.

"I felt it is necessary to teach people this hidden science. Honestly, I broke a cosmic law for which I have been infinitely rewarded. The law was: the person who will teach this science indiscriminately without first testing his students, shall not see the next sun. In other words, by this last birthday of mine, I should not have been alive..."

The Grand Host

Yogi Bhajan could be many things to many people. He could be puzzling or positively inscrutable. He could seem foreign, or just strange. He could appear to be aloof and absolutely detached. And for those who made the effort to really watch and observe him, the Master might be lovingly serviceful, profoundly engaged, and totally in command of his circumstances.

Because of his meditative practice, Yogi Bhajan's thinking tended toward originality. He did not think inside a box. He did not care for boxes at all. It meant that, from time to time, his actions might be completely unexpected, boyishly charming, and utterly disarming.

One day, Yogi Bhajan was invited to some rich person's house somewhere around Los Angeles. Inside the copious mansion, the master commenced a tour on his own. Methodically, he inspected every floor, opened every door along the way and looked inside. His hosts tagged along at a respectful distance, quietly mystified. What was their guest up to?

Finally, the Master made his way to the kitchen of the grand house. Opening the refrigerator, satisfaction gleamed in his eyes and the magnanimity of his spirit took expression in his first words, "May I serve you something?"

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Sant Hazara Singh was Yogi Bhajan's teacher

This is a beautiful description of Yogi Bhajan's relationship to his Teacher Sant Hazara Singh by Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa.

Yogi Bahjan's name was Harbhajan Singh Puri. He was just eight years old when he met Sant Hazara Singh, a great mystic and yogi of his time. He was also a renowned horseman and a master of Gatka, the ancient Sikh martial art. Harbhajan Singh was deeply attracted to Sant Hazara Singh, who had a mastery over all aspects of life, and he asked his parents if he could learn from him. His grandfather, Bhai Fateh Singh, made the proposal and he was accepted. Yogi Bhajan became the Master of Kundalini Yoga at the age of 16-1/2. Over the past thirty years, I (Shanti Kaur) listened to Yogi Bhajan speak of his many spiritual guides. However, there is only one man whom he called his teacher, and that was Sant Hazara Singh of Gujaranwala (an area of northern India which is now part of Pakistan). Nothing changed the look on his face more dramatically than when he recalled "Santji." Suddenly his features would soften, his eyes looking to the distant past, the pain of separation like a fresh wound. When he spoke of his own spiritual teacher, you knew it is a profound matter.

A while back, I began compiling these stories, not only because they give me a better window on my own teacher, but also because they help me understand that I am indeed part of an eternal Golden Chain. In a real way, Sant Hazara Singh is my teacher too.

It all began for the Siri Singh Sahib at a very young age, when he was still known as Harbhajan Singh. He recalled: I was born into a very rich family. I played with diamonds for marbles and I had great authority. I was the elder son of the ruling dynasty, like the Prince of Wales, and I had every opportunity to act like a total idiot. There were thousands of servants to whom my word was the law, and I could have whatever I wanted, like a rich, spoiled kid.

But I was lucky. I had a very saintly grandfather, and a saintly family tradition and disposition. I met a lot of holy men who would come to our house, and I chose a very saintly teacher. His approval of me was considered the joy of the family. His mark on me is so deep, I love him even now. Do you know that I still do not recognize the face of my grandfather or my teacher? I never, ever, looked at their face, but I can accurately draw their feet. That's the consciousness of it. - Yogi Bhajan

Harbhajan was just eight years old when he met Sant Hazara Singh, a great mystic and yogi of his time. He was also a renowned horseman and a perfect master of Gatka, the ancient Sikh martial art. Harbhajan Singh was deeply attracted to Sant Hazara Singh, who had a manly mastery over all aspects of life, and he asked his parents if he could learn from him. His grandfather, Bhai Fateh Singh, made the proposal and it was with great happiness that the family was told that Santji agreed to take him as a student.

The future Yogi Bhajan packed all his clothes and, with his mother and several of his servants, he went to Sant Hazara Singh's ashram. When Santji saw Harbhajan Singh arrive with the full pomp of aristocracy, he sent him home without even letting him get down from the carriage. He told him to come back alone, with only what he could carry. And when Harbhajan returned, he told him not to come to the main ashram, but to stay at one of the outposts.

There he stayed for several years and while there, intently studied Gatka. Sant Hazara Singh was a legendary sword master, and he oversaw the training of all the students. He was a very hard and strict teacher, and there was no room for error. When I was learning Gatka we had an arena in which we practiced this martial art. Upon my teacher's orders I entered the field and thought, 'I'll be just given one or two people to spar with.' It was very unusual because I was not given a shield; I was only given one sword. To my astonishment, six people came out to face me armed with long spears, which are the most difficult to fight against. 'Wait a minute!' l cried, 'This is not fair!' When my teacher heard this, he sent out two more, so I faced eight boys. They began to circle around me.

My teacher gave me the instructions. He said, 'In any fight, there are always three choices. You can bow out and walk away. You can fight with fairness and reserve, or you can fight fiercely unto victory. If you fight with reserve, then your opponents cannot be aggressive. They will only fight on the signs and signals. That's the way it is'.

I said to myself, 'Well, I didn't ask for this! I was very innocent and totally unaware that I would face these boys today. But now that I am here, I won't disappoint them.' In my heart, I pleaded to the Guru. I said, 'You know how rotten I am, but dear God, you've got to stand with me now, otherwise I won't be able to bear it!'

"Believe me or not, in half an hour I had the heads of eight spears lying on the ground, but I didn't touch their hands. They understood, and they knew their hands could be cut off if I let loose. In the evening when we were sitting together, they said, 'Well Bhajan, why didn't you cut our hands?' I said, 'It was the Guru who was fighting, not me. There was no vengeance in my heart even though you were attacking me left and right.' And we laughed, we ate, and we rejoiced." - Yogi Bhajan

When young Harbhajan Singh went to live and study directly with Sant Hazara Singh, his life and his personality went through dramatic changes. Long hours were spent in the study of Kundalini Yoga, practicing postures and kriyas until the students not only perfected them, but truly understood them.

My teacher was so hard, I wouldn't wish him on my enemy! But the beautiful thing was that since he was so hard, the impossible became possible under his command. One day he had us sit with our hands out straight. We came to understand that this forces the spine to adjust to its originality. Then the sushmana (central nadi or nerve channel along the spine) flows into the brain. We did this for two and a half hours without lowering our arms-and afterwards it took us five hours just to move our hands again. - Yogi Bhajan

Sant Hazara Singh was very strict, and he demanded total obedience. This discipline was key to the strength he cultivated in his students. When Harbhajan Singh started training, over 250 students were with him, but in the end only 15 finished. Often, if a student slipped up even once, he was dismissed. Once a student failed a critical test and he knew that Santji would send him home. In agony, he threw himself at the teacher's feet, held on as tightly as he could and vowed never to let go. Time passed. For eight hours Sant Hazara Singh merely stood there with the student weeping and clinging to his feet. After a while, the student tired and relaxed his grip. Santji merely turned and calmly walked away. The student was sent home.

I went through a very tough teacher! One day he said to me, 'Do you think I am cruel?' I said, 'Yes, I think you are.' And he said, 'Do you know why?' I said, 'Yes, I know why. So that nothing will look cruel to me ever again.' He nodded his head and said, 'You are right!'

That was so true. Once my teacher had my hands tied behind my back, and he asked another student to beat me and not to stop. Then he just walked away! The boy hit me, and hit me. I was bruised and bleeding, my turban was knocked off and not an inch of my body was spared. Finally, the boy was tired and sickened by the brutality, and since Santji was not there, he stopped. I jumped up and cried out through split lips 'I won! I won! You stopped going but I didn't!'

One day I was walking into town with my teacher. I didn't get to go into town much, and I was excited! I was dressed up in Western pants and shirt for the occasion, and I thought myself very stylish. When we were nearly there, my teacher pointed to a tree and told me to climb it, which I did. He said 'Sit on that branch until I return and don't come down for any reason!'

He hung me in that tree in my Western suit for three days. I didn't know how to pee or poop, eat or sleep, or what to do. For three days I sat there, not knowing what had happened, or what was going to happen. Somehow I survived, and to my great relief I saw his familiar figure walking back down the path. I climbed out of the tree and he said, 'Oh, it's you. Let's go. Let's hurry up. You are walking very slow.' I thought to myself, 'Yeah. You sit in this tree for three days and see how you feel!'

But there was nothing I was willing to say. I remember once I went to see my teacher. It was midnight and he said Ah hah! I was hoping you would come.' That made me feel good, and I said, 'Sir, what can I do for you?' He said, 'I need yogurt.' Now, this was a problem. In India there is only homemade yogurt, and at one o'clock in the morning it is never ready. If he had asked me at five or six o'clock, I would have brought him a truckload of it. But people put the culture in the milk at about eight or nine at night, and it is simply not done by 1:00 a.m. So I asked him how much he needed and he said, 'As much as you can bring.'

I just sat down for a minute and thought it through. I realized that this man knows that at this time of night, getting homemade yogurt was impossible. But instead of saying no, or making an excuse, I said 'Yes, Sir. Thank you, Sir,' and I left. At about 5:30 a.m., I brought him as much as he needed and as much as he could use in his whole house. He didn't say a word, and I didn't say a word. I knew that there had been a test within this task. He had said to go and get it, but he never said to come back right away. This is what teachers do. They test your intelligence, your ability, and create your sharpness. Dull things never penetrate and dull people don't truly live. A teacher will make you sharp. - Yogi Bhajan

After years of study, there came a day when the student--very suddenly--became the Master:

When I was sixteen and one half years old my teacher called me into his room and told me, 'Bhajan, you are perfect.' I said, 'No, Sir. Only God is perfect. God does everything.' After two hours of discussion, he said, 'I feel like bowing to you.' I said, 'No, Sir, I bow to you every day. If you were to bow to me one day, you would be teaching me how to bow properly, that's all.' When he couldn't crack me, he laughed and asked, `Don't you have any feelings at all?' I replied, 'I have this feeling: It is the feeling that you have taught me very well. You have given me the experience. Now I understand.' He said, All right. Explain your experience to me!' 'Sir, the experience is like when one is blind all his life, and then one fine day he is given eyes and he sees the beauty of the world. What can he say?' 'Okay,' he asked,' What does he say?' I closed my eyes and said, 'Wha! I have seen the Infinity in experience.' 'Bhajan,' he said, 'aren't you happy?' And I said, 'I am not unhappy. But there is nothing in this to be happy about either, because now the hard work will start.'

When I came out of his room, all the other students asked me, 'What did he say?' I told them he said, 'You are a master.' They were amazed and exclaimed, 'You are?' And then everybody accepted it. It didn't take a minute. Nobody tested me. Nobody checked it out. He just said it; I explained it to them; and that was it. That's how it worked. I didn't need to do a thing. - Yogi Bhajan

The last lesson taught to Harbhajan at the hands of Sant Hazara Singh was even more painful than the first. By 1946, all of India had risen up against the occupation of Great Britain. Change was certain, and the partition of India was imminent. One day, all the students were called into the presence of their powerful teacher. Sant Hazara Singh announced that they were now about to enter a period of "living hell," a time of danger and a time of war. He declared, "My time as your teacher has ended, and where I now must go you cannot follow. Your final orders are to leave me, and we shall never see each other face-to-face again." Harbhajan was shocked, but he took this directive as he had been trained to do-with utmost obedience.

Sant Hazara Singh went on to spend many difficult and dangerous years as a freedom fighter, moving in secrecy and living in hiding during India's struggle for independence. After partition, he lived a peaceful married life and raised a family in the village of Doraha. Even though Yogiji kept track of where Sant Hazara Singh was, and how he was doing, this devoted and disciplined student strictly obeyed those last orders. The pain of separation was very great. Yogi Bhajan recalled one occasion when he was passing by Santji's village, and sent word through his messenger that he was in the vicinity. Word came back from Santji, "I know he is there. Tell him to proceed on."

My teacher brought out of me not the man, not the godly man, not the great man, but a real human being. There's nothing in the world I can pay to him in tributes, in compliments and in thanks. He did the most wonderful job. I used to say I was a nut, but he tightened all my nuts so well that I became the best. That's why today I say that calamity is my breakfast, tragedy is my lunch and treachery is my supper. If you can eat all these three things and digest them, you are the best person. That is what my teacher gave to me. - Yogi Bhajan

And that, in turn, is what Yogi Bhajan has given to us.


Shanti Kaur is a director for Akal Security, a private security company with 15,000 employees in more than forty states. She is also a published historian, and regularly contributes articles on both current events and Sikh history. She has traveled through the UK and India giving inspirational music and lecture programs. She currently lives in Espanola, New Mexico with her husband and son. Copyright © 2005 Aquarian Times Magazine

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The whole world may give you support....but youif your own mind does not support you, you will not be in a position to do anything in life. Your own mind cannot be controlled and guided and give you the support until it is brought to a discipline. That word which brings a mind to a discipline to support you is called "Mantra". Man-Tra...to bring discipline to the mind. That is why we do Japa (Repetition of Mantra/Bani). Japa creates the heat. That is called Tapa; Tapa, that heat burns the karma. Out of the karma grows the kindness and it becomes Dharma. Out of that it grows the compassion. That is called "Sidhi", that is called "power". From that comes the word "Sadhu" who has controlled himself through the all aspect of life and that is what we call "sadhana". Which you do not normally want to do. How many of you are doing regular sadhana?" ~Yogi Bhajan (June 25, 1987 Summer Solstice) Source: Yahoo Group Message #13353 Submitted by: Jot Singh The Khalsa Raj

Why do we get up for morning sadhana? Because we have to face the whole day, and we cannot face the day without a constant level of energy. People love you for three things only: wisdom, commitment, and consistency. Wisdom is the intuitive nature that allows you to give the right answer by listening within the question that is asked. For every question there is an answer in it. Commitment is the ability for your whole self to sustain its status in projected reality of action. Then people can trust you. Otherwise, it is like building a cozy bungalow on the top of a volcano. If you act like an earthquake or volcano, who will build upon you? Consistency is steadiness through time. Sadhana gives us sensitivity to know, to feel, and to touch. It gives us intuition to touch reality. The methods are three-fold: jappa, tappa, sanjam. Jappa is repetition. Tappa is the heat of central impulsation. Sanjam is merger through simran - meditation on a very slow, conscious breath.

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group Message ##13489 Submitted by: Jot Singh The Khalsa Raj

A person once said about sadhana: "Once sadhana is done, nothing should happen to you. I said, "No, when sadhana happens, everything should happen to you, and you should come out as a winner, you should come out victorious!" That is what sadhana gives you. It doesn't give you a written guarantee from God. The one who does sadhana builds himself such a powerful personality, he can conquer anything! That is why I do my own sadhana. I have been doing it for years. I do it even now. Some people ask me, "You are a Master, why do you do sadhana?" I say, "To remain a Master!"


Source: Yahoo Group Message # same set of messages Submitted by: Jot Singh The Khalsa Raj

Why repeat the Name of God? So that it enters our subconscious memory. Why do sadhana? So that our conscious memory can subconsciously relate to the Supreme Consciousness. These are acts for the Self; they are extremely selfish acts.

Yogi Bhajan, July 11, 1982

Source: Yahoo Group Submitted by: Jot Singh The Khalsa Raj

That is the highest sadhana, that your presence should remind people of God. What bigger and more powerful miracle than that can there be, that by your very presence you can invoke Godhood in people?

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group

Meditation is for your self. Meditation is not for somebody else. When you come for sadhana, you come for yourself. When you pray, you pray for yourself. Therefore, it is useless asking in prayer, `Get me a car.' That's not prayer. That is projecting a desire. `God, give me a car.' Don't ask it. Just say `God, God, God.' And if God appears, then say, `What kind of God are you? Don't you know what I am asking for?' I mean, if God doesn't know what you need, who knows?

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group

The radiance of your spirit can be measured according to how the name of God vibrates within you and around you. If your sadhana is perfect, your spirit will be high. If you have forgotten to chant the name of God, you will be in the doldrums. If you become low and depressed, it is only because you have not warmed up your machine in the morning; you have not done your spiritual practice. In the Western world where there is such a criss-cross of mental thought patterns, you must find a way to bring your mind under control.  You must learn to bring the level of yourself to zero, whenever you like. This is practiced in sadhana. Remember, you are you and you are not you. You are you in the frame of the defined finite, but you are not you, in the frame of the infinite.

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group Message #13248

Sadhana is a test of self-grit. If your sadhana is more important than your neurosis, you are fine. If your neurosis is more important than your sadhana you are not. Doesn't matter how saintly you are, nobody wants to get up in the ambrosial hours. Why you still do it is a mystery. At that time, between 3 and 6 o'clock, the rays of the sun pass at 60 degrees and you want to feel relaxed. You take a cold shower, wake up and meditate. Why do you repeat the mantra hundreds of times? To create a stamina, an absolute mental stamina. Without that there is no chance for the life to be smooth. If somebody refuses to exercise, nobody can force him. But at that one moment in life when that person needs physical stamina, it won't be there. Sadhana is what your mental stamina requires. Love is what your spiritual stamina requires.

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group Message #13445

Yogi Bhajan said sadhana (daily practice) would render us immune from external control. Meditation, too, would help us find our bliss, as Joseph Campbell said.

Source: Yahoo Group Message #13360

When I tell you to get up and meditate in the ambrosial hours, it seems odd. Whyshould you get up at 3:30 am? Because you require those two hours to work out your own mind, so that the rest of the day you can work out your life. Amrit vela naam jaap. Rise in the ambrosial hours and meditate. Be with God. Whenever your mind will be in duality, you will be in trouble. There is no way you can function. `Should I go north? Should I go south?' If you can't decide which way you are going to go, you are going to sit right there. You'll neither go north nor south. That's called duality. Life is a gift of God, and duality is a waste of that life. It doesn't matter who you are. You may be the President of the United States, or a beggar in the street. Whenever you have duality, you will be in trouble. That's the law. Nobody can change it. To have no duality and to have oneness and clarity of mind, you have to keep your mind clean, smart, and healthy.

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group Submitted by: Jot Singh The Khalsa Raj

Everybody has God's light and it must be lit by a person's own discipline. And the glass to keep it lit and shining should be kept by the person's own courage, strength and grit.  I believe it.  I believe this is the love. I believe everybody has the chance to love one's soul and every soul has the right to shine and every shine has to bring light and brightness, beauty and bountifulness to all, generation after generation.

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group Message #13131 Submittedby: Jot Singh The Khalsa Raj

"What is sadhana? It is a process which you do every day to grow, to be. There is a fight in this lifetime: to be or not to be. Nobody can destroy you. . ..You destroy yourself by not being yourself"

The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, July 5, 1981

Source: Yahoo Group Message #13396 Submitted by: Jot Singh The Khalsa Raj

The very thought of getting up at the ambrosial hour is dreadful.  Now, we feel guilty if we don't. All right, if we have not achieved anything in fifteen years, at least we have this conscious feeling "Guru has guided us early in the morning to stand before that cold shower and we all get exalted and resurrected". Then we do our sadhana.  It's a conscious living. We discipline ourselves for the day "Guru has promised if you walk unto him with one step he walks thousands of steps unto you."

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group Submitted by: Jot Singh The Khalsa Raj

Sadhana means spiritual practice. It is the 10% of our time that we give to God in the ambrosial hours of the morning.

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group Message #1353

Sadhana will definitely change you. It will correct your emotional imbalances in spite of what they are. You have a sweeper; if you sweep the whole house, it will be clean. That's automatic.

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group

What is sadhana?

Sadhana is to get up at 3 o'clock or 4 o'clock, take a cold shower.  That's a first condition of sadhana. Why cold shower? Because your capillaries get clogged up, and disease can start, and when we put cold shower, right out of the bed, you go before the firing squad of the cold shower. It opens your entire capillaries, because the entire blood has got to run out to protect the temperature, and thus all capillaries get opened up. Therefore, when the capillaries get opened up there cannot be any clogging, and all the impurities come to the lungs. Lungs get loaded, fine. You start meditating, you start breath of fire, and you clean out the lungs. Thus, you take your disease off that day forever!

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group

Sadhana gives fearlessness and a sense of self, as well as denomination, domination, projection, polarity combination, equilibrium, respectability, totality, internal and external knowledge, purity, dignity, divinity, and grace. In addition, it gives you radiance, pranic and auric Shakti. Finally, it gives you a quality of metal which is ever shining and you become a metallically living grace. This quality is embodied in "loh", iron, which can absorb all the heat. "Sarab loh" means that log which absorbs the entire heat and cold of all the universe, and still remains neutral. That is what Sadhana gives you. When you want to be beautiful, do Sadhana.

~Yogi Bhajan

Source: Yahoo Group

"When I call on my Infinity, I can come through anything. 

Then I shall never be handicapped...

That is how we shall enter the Age of Aquarius." Yogi Bhajan


This is the Age of Aquarius, in which we worship God through our own soul.

This is the sole purpose of this life. Yogi Bhajan

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This is what a student has in his notes, listening to Yogi Bhajan. He said his words were not for us (though we could glean from them what we could) his words are for the future and will only be fully understood at some future time.

This is one of the reasons that some of the SSSji's (Yogi Bhajan) lectures contain sections directed to "those 500 years in the future".

Experiencing these lectures was very strange---graduate degrees in sciences didn't help us ---the combination of words I heard him speak then simply went over our heads and didn't compute, no matter how much we and our ashrams debated on them later... the wonderful Kundalini Yoga does (and will) create changes in the mind, body and spirit that are occasionally seen as life-threatening, and frightening by your inner self beyond any prior belief

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"Transitions to a Heart-Centered World" by Guru Rattana - Quotes of Yogi Bhajan

With special thanks to Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., Dya Singh (Harvey), Mark Lamm and the others whose notes made this book possible.

"In the stomach there will be a light. The Heart Center will light up. All people will be kind, compassionate and enlightened. People will become intuitive. You are all going to learn from the navel point, because the navel point will become the Third Eye)

Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D. The Aquarian Teacher: KRI International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Textbook Level One Instructor. Third Edition. Kundalini Research Institute, 2005.

The Mind: Its Projections and Multiple Facets - Yogi Bhajan Ph.D. with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa Ph.D. p. 27

YB: Speak from here (quote) -- Sikhnet Article

25 times each day, "Ang Sang Wahe Guru." Sikh Net Article

Your Archangel is your NEW Sensory System

Kundalini Yoga Bandhas and the Sensory Human

The Conscious CEO (with Wahe Guru Kriya for Nervous Balance)

Suggested Reading - Meditations, Kriyas and Breathing

Conscious Breathing
Dwelling in the Sixth Sense
Kriya to Know Through Intuition
Kundalini Yoga Bandhas and the Sensory Human
March 2014 Yogic Living Sensory Human
Meditation for Becoming a Channel to Uplift Others in the Aquarian Age
Meditation to Connect with the Self-Sensory System
Meditation to Develop the Frontal Lobe and Hypothalamus
Meditation to Release Cold Depression
Meditation to Strengthen the Nervous System
Meditation for Preventing Mega Information Syndrome
Power Mantras - Power Kriyas
Purple Ray Amethyst
Release Suffering in the One Minute Breath
3 Kriyas for the Aquarian Age
The Art of Communication
The 4 Stroke Breath to Build Intuition
The Power of Neutral
Sensory Human Just Say Yes
Yogic Living: The Sensory Human


Related Pages:

Yogi Bhajan's Sitemap

The Self-Sensory System and Yogi Bhajan

IN THE NEXT TWELVE TO FOURTEEN YEARS YOU WILL BE needed by the world. It does not matter who one is today, or to whom one belongs, people's minds are going to empty. In the Piscean Age, the main need was for knowledge, for creative legacy. That's why in the Piscean Age sex was taboo: it was monitored, matured, glorified. Sex and sensuality were considered the primary attractions. Beauty was physical. and people pursued each other. Sexual intercourse was the orientation of relationship, and it reached the point of obnoxious duality. Perversion became very prominent.



But the time is changing, and people are looking towards fulfillment of the self through purity and piety, individuality, and reality. They don't want to practice duality anymore: that's why you will find few marriages. Sex will not be the attraction. A Sensory System will develop, a new system where the individual will find him or herself complete. Communication will be humongous. Everyone will have access to all knowledge. With a push of the button you can get any information you want. The whole world will be at your disposal. The obsession with sex will have no place.

One will not look for satisfaction through physical intercourse. It will be automatic that one will find satisfaction through the self-sensory system, which people will develop in the coming 50 years. The foundation is being laid now because the cusp period is 1991 to 2012 for the Age of Pisces to go , and the Age of Aquarius to come. We have already gone through nine- years of these 21 years".

What is that personal sensory system? There will be no need for cosmetic make-up. People will be open, straight, simple, and their beauty will be internal, not external. Man and woman are going to reach out with such dignity, such devotion, such an elevated, loftiness of self that the beauty of the human character will be so bewitching. Not only the one who is willing will be enjoying and realizing, but their realization will be so profound that no destructive temptation by another person will work.



The Piscean Age was the ugliest age. It was an era in which the female was rooted out from her roots, and exploited to the brink and to the brim by men. Male-female relationship didn't have any strength. It didn't have any character. It didn't have any taste. So females in the past century gave birth to the most fearful. insecure, impotent, or oversexed men, and sexual disorder was worse than ever before in the past 3,000 years.

In humankind, men were sexually inferior, they did not have the power of endurance. And they could not carry the love and polarity of the female. In other words, men and women could not become a unit. Their sexual habits were so shallow that the Akashic record did not even record them. Men were the product of being worthless and useless: their sexual intimacy had no depth.

The men produced in the last century, whom we call "great," wanted to indulge in the power of destruction. That's why we created the atom bomb, the hydrogen bomb, and smart bombs: we had two wars, and we killed more people in the name of religion than anything else. Religion became not reality, but an ugly fanaticism.



The ugliest thing that happened in this last century is that man started finding God outside himself. Man forgot that God is the working God, Karta Purkh, which, Nanak said, works and breathes in us. It's part of us.; It's not separate. We were blind to God's presence everywhere. The only way to survive today is through the insanity of the ego. Not ego- ego has a rational reference-but the insanity of the ego. Man's ego is like a snake which spews poison at you like a fountain. It doesn't mean anything. It just scares you, that's all.

People have become limited, small, squeezed to a point of just physical existence. Today we are six-billion ugly ducklings of the human race living on the planet, and we have no quality, no quantity, no character, and no commitment. Look at our character: it's wrapped in lies and inconsistency. We truthfully say things which are not true. We dramatically say things which are not true.

And we do the ugliest thing on this planet: we build a power which surrounds the individual. How many houses, how many boyfriends, how much money do we have? We end up adding on dirt-a termite heap of dirt. In character we have become very shallow. How many and how big are our TV sets? How many cars do we have? You'll never hear a person talking about how much satisfaction, how much containment, how much contentment, how much character, and how much realization he has. You won't hear it these days.

"Who had sex with who? Who wants who? Who chased who? Who is nude? Who is more nude?" Do you understand? There's a competition going on. You see all our magazines-it's a human joke. And when a race of humans starts making mockery of themselves openly and obnoxiously, nothing is sacred. So this is the state of affairs, and it has to go on for 12 more years of this cusp period. And it will be bad for us.



My idea to present this to you is that many of you will try to reach out to help people or help yourself, and you will have something to understand. It's called "Building the Foundation of the New Age." The Age of Aquarius will be the age of experience where only people of experience will be liked, respected, worshipped, talked to and understood. It's not a matter of how young or old you are, how white you are, or how black you are.

Religion as it has been known has become absolutely obsolete. Because in the past 5000 years religion has been teaching you to redeem your soul. Soul is already redeemed. What you should redeem is your being cheap, shallow, worthless, useless, not true to your words, not true to your commitment, and not true to your character. That's what you should redeem.

The majority of the world is nothing but show business. You put on a show. And spirituality is nothing but a show. No human believes that they are a fact of life, a fact of existence; that they are real; that they are born in the image of God. The most magnificent Allah, most infinite God Jehovah, most pure, wise Lord Buddha, whatever you want to call your God, has created you in His own image, and this is it. So God in the New Age is called He-She-It- He, She, and It.

And if you don't understand the totality of God as He, She, and It, then you are s _ _ _. You can put silver leaf or gold leaf on it, that is still what you are. So you are wrapped in gold, your wealth, and you think you are covered; you are wrong. You are wrapped in silver, and you think you are shining and bright, and you can make a fool of others? You are deadly wrong. The fact is there is nothing more beautiful, more worthy, or more conscious than you.



The time has come of self-value. And the question is not: "To be or not to be;" the statement is: "To be, to be." "I am, I Am." The time has come not to search for God, but to be God. Time is not to worship God, but to trust and dwell in the working God. As this is coming through me, it is cleansing me. If you are not listening and only hearing, you are not getting it. But if you are listening, it will go into you. You have to come to the awareness of how bad and unfortunate we have made this world as ugly as possible, and how beautiful actually God created it.

We are purely enemies of God, because God within us is in pain, and there is no God outside us. Each one is the manifestation of God, so it won't work to create God by making a stone God. Every grain of sand is God. And we have to have our subtle body, our sophisticated self to see it. In reality, you are a bunch of molecules living by the Pranic Body. You are nothing more, nothing less. As long as the psyche will not merge in you, equally in balance, you will have no awareness. Human existence is a combination of the Pranic Body and psyche energy, which is the universe, Prakirti, the creation in proportion.

When you have that state of mind you are clean and clear. You stop searching; you start practicing. The oddness in you becomes even, and your flow becomes as vast as the universe-and sometimes beyond the universe. You have the authentic reach to yourself. I don't want anybody because I want everybody. The concept is very difficult. I don't want to be "I", I don't want to be "we." I want to be "just as it is." And my run is with the flow of the psyche of the Universe of as it takes me, as it moves me, as it desires me. Man will stop cutting corners and come to a real existence. And it's not long from now.

Any person who thinks he is great may be nothing, because the Information Age is so powerful, and so knowable, and so acknowledgeable, and so understandable, that nothing can work. We will not be competent to cheat each other, but we can help and deal with each other as equal. There's no beautiful, no ugly. The love of existence of our life and of our breathing will be in need of the flow of the psyche in us, therefore, we can be a real combination of self within the self. And the sensory system which will develop automatically out of us will be our archangel protecting us and glorifying us.


Those who hustle and hassle and move and want, will just die suffering. They'll not get anything. Now the time has come that you will have a meditative mind to wait and see what comes to you. Your mind will direct you to work towards the right channels. You will meet the right people. Our future is now, and our presence is our purity. We don't have to purify ourselves - we are are pure. We simply have to not make it ugly by diversion, by concoctions, stories, and by creating meaningless romance and fantasy, and imagining things which are zero.

We'll master ourselves through our service, through our character, through our commitment, and the most powerful thing which people have our grace. Our individual grace is the most wanted today. And our projection, which will give us satisfaction, fulfillment, and exaltation, is our nobility. We will act noble, gracious, kind, and compassionate. These are our essential features.

Our creativity will be our sensory system. And through this sensory system we will be overflowing with energy, touching the hearts of people, and feeling their feeling, and filling their emptiness. We will act great and our flow will fulfill the gratefulness in the hearts of others. It will be a new relationship. We will create a new humanity which will have the new sensory system, and thus we will establish the Age of Aquarius. This is the fundamental character you have to learn by heart.

The love of existence of our life and of our breathing will be in need of the flow of the psyche in us. The sensory system which will develop automatically out of us will be our archangel protecting us and glorifying us. Our future is now and our presence is our purity. We don't have to purify ourselves - we are pure. We simply have to not make it ugly by diversion, concoctions, stories, and by creating meaningless romance and fantasy. (For the Meditation to Develop the Self-Sensory System, see Chapter 30.) Teachers Training Manual.


Related Pages:

Introduction to the Aquarian Age

Yogi Bhajan's Sitemap

Main Sitemap

The Self-Sensory Human

Originally, All of Yogi Bhajan's words about the Aquarian Age and the Self-Sensory Human were on one page. I did this so that teachers would have a resource page. So that everyone would get an idea about what was coming at them. Moving the site to WordPress meant that a lot of pages had to be changed. This one is 5 pages. And it will still be too big for mobilization. NOTE: Every quote in this section is Yogi Bhajan's.

I do not want anyone caught in the "Where did it come from", and so busy looking up the source that you do not receive the full benefit of he information presented. Therefore, I have not put the source on each quote. However, I do have them. They are on a separate page. ~ Sat Avtar Kaur, March 2014 and October 2015.

First we were in the computer age, then the information age, and now we are entering into the sensory age. This technological change is causing every human to operate from his sensory system, unknowingly. That is the tragedy of it. So what we need now is to have a meditative mind so we can enter into the sensory human system without conflict with the planetary power. 2/4/01

In the stomach there will be a light. The Heart Center will light up. All people will be kind, compassionate and enlightened. People will become intuitive.

You are all going to learn from the navel point, because the navel point will become the Third Eye!

We will find people getting empty, more perturbed, not able to bear enough, not having much tolerance, and very argumentative. It is not the fault of people. It is the result of the power with which the psyche flows on the planet.

People will have to pick up the tabs, and to match up they will have to be calm, quiet, and peaceful. 2/4/

"Our creativity will be our sensory system. And through this sensory system we will be overflowing with energy, touching the hearts of people and feeling their feeling, and filling their emptiness.

We will act gratefully and our flow will fulfill the gratefulness in the hearts of others. This is the fundamental character you have to learn by heart." -Yogi Bhajan 8/1/00

The sensory system that will develop automatically out of us will be our archangel protecting us and glorifying us…

We'll master ourselves through our service, through our character, through our commitment, and through the most powerful thing that we have—our grace…We will create a new humanity that will have the new sensory system, and thus we will establish the Age of Aquarius. 8/1/00

The time has come for self-value. And the question is not "To be or not to be."  The statement is "To be, to be." I am, I AM." The time has come not to search for God, but to be God. The time is not to worship God, but to trust and dwell in the working God. 8/1/00

So the pair of opposites is there. We have to choose the positive. And we have to make a choice. And that choice can only be made if our psyche is in diagonal energy, the energy that crosses through all levels, and is always there to lift us up in any situation in which we can fall. 2/4/01

We are at a crucial change of the time - a change of an Age.The basic sensitivity of people to their own psyche and to each other is shifting. Now we must all experience and know our mind so we can choose to act in an elevated and effective way. Nothing less will be acceptable in this Age of Awareness."

As long as we are dwelling in our five senses, we are asking for trouble.  We must come to dwell in the sixth sense, which controls the five senses, the five elements, and the nine holes.  To control and direct this trinity is the faculty of the Sensory Human.  The faculties of a Sensory Human will be from here to Infinity.  As we enter the Age of Aquarius we must rebuild ourselves to be sensory beings. 1/22/01

Everybody will have access to all knowledge. With the push of a button you will be able to get any information you want. The whole world will be at your disposal.

The obsession with sex will have no place. One will not look for satisfaction through physical intercourse. It will be automatic that one will find satisfaction through the self-sensory system, which people will develop in the coming 50 years. 8/1/00

The love of existence, of our lives, and of our breathing will be in need of the flow of the psyche in us; therefore, we can be a real combination of Self within the self.  And the sensory system that will develop automatically out of us will be our archangel protecting us and glorifying us. 8/1/00

The Age of Aquarius is a mega-multiple manifestation. It is a lifestyle which has a vision of many channels of realities which a single human being will have to face.  The capacity of the mind will reach its optimum in order to deal with everyday life. The world will become smaller and smaller and smaller. So man's vitality has to become larger and larger and larger. 4/7/93

This is the age where man has to have full satisfaction and fulfillment of his ideology, identity, and personality. And that is what the beauty of the human is going to be. The beauty is not going to be considered in terms of who is wearing a bikini and walking naked on the streets. Beauty is going to be considered in terms of who can contain oneself with that personality and radiance that attracts others. 2/4/01


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