Aquarian Age Quotes, 2001
Aquarian Age Quotes by the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan are a collection of quotes about the times that we are in right now.
We have been talking since 1972 about the Age of Aquarius, so that people may be familiar with the changes they are going to have to face. As we get close to that time, we have finally started Aquarian Times to go further into those changes.
The attack on New York was traumatic; life will be different. And our projections need to be different. Whereas we are all like one family acting and working and trying to be conscious, we also have to meditate and develop our sensory systems so that we can be very confirmed.
There are circumstances that sometimes make you change your program and time. This will happen very often. Kindness is one thing that we have to develop. Compassion is one thing that we have to develop. Caring for each other we have to develop. Reaching out and not being mean and shallow, we have to understand.
So these are kinds of laws that are very compulsory in the coming time. Human behavior has to be crystal clear as a diamond! Humankind will be expected to be nice. It is just nature. You will be great only because you are great. And humankind has to always remember to be great, to help, to be compassionate, to be at one with each other, to reach out to others. Nobody should go hungry; nobody should be thirsty. We welcome everybody. We give hugs as we do it. And parents should understand that they have to give children values and virtues rather than pass on their neuroses.
There are so many things that do have to change. Either we'll all change slowly and gradually - and come out to be positive or - be eliminated. That's what it is. Actually my idea to talk to you was that you might have questions. So please ask, and we can talk and have fun and learn some things. October 13, 2001 - Millis Yoga Festival
Q: What is prayer? How do we pray and what do we pray for?
A: The best prayer is when between you and God there's none. That is the best prayer. You feel His almighty existence, and He feels your existence. That is prayer. You feel Ang Sang Wahe Guru—you feel that in each limb of you, in each fiber of you, He is in them, and you are in His fiber. It's a feeling. Prayer is not rare. Prayer is when your need and your self are clean and clear, and the Infinite is with you. It's just thinking that "there's nothing good and bad, thinking makes it so." And when your thinking is very profound, very excellent, then you are in prayer. You live in prayer. You walk in prayer, you talk in prayer, and you sleep in prayer. Prayer is all that which is keeping you alive.
Q: How do we know when we are succeeding in our yoga practice?
A: When you become Universal. When you don't see God in all, you don't see God at all. Yoga is a union between you and your God. It is an everlasting bond. Thank you, love you. God bless you. And God bless America. May we change our heart, our head, our personality, and our reality so that we can go through the Age of Aquarius and Aquarian times in peace and tranquility. Sat Nam.
Q: What is a meditation that can open our hearts now?
A: Sodarshan Chakra Kriya and Sat Kriya. Sat Kriya is as essential as our breath. And, Sodarshan Chakra Kriya is to develop. So one is to build the base; the other is to develop. That is the honest truth. The rest is a conversation.
Q: How do we deal with the violent response to the violence?
A: Violence is a matter of definition. We should not be violent, but self-defense is our right. So you have to understand that if you are not violent you are wonderful. But if you allow the violence, and you cannot consciously defend yourself, then you are wrong; that you should be very clear about.
Q: How do we deal with our fear?
A: Fear? Fear of what? What are you afraid of? When a person is not in gratitude with kindness and compassion and gratitude, then there's a fear. There's also hatred; there's jealousy, shallowness, nonsense. These only come when one is not in touch with God within.
The main experience in the Age of Aquarius is God within; then you are grateful, you are merciful, you are passionate, you are wonderful. Whatever God has given you, He'll give more. From time immemorial we have been taking His virtues and blessings—and living. No worry about it. Fear is only a short-circuit. "Oh, I am bankrupt; I am a pauper. Oh! I am sick; I am dying. Oh, it is a stretch!" It's called mental attribution to destroy one's self-existence and confidence. Fear takes on the personality of a non-realistic state of asking for sympathy. So please have no fear. Stay clear.
Q: How do we stay strong?
A: When you are not wrong, you'll stay strong and you'll sing a song. God is with you.
Q: How do we maintain our intimacy and sense of community?
A: There is no intimacy without compassion. There is no love without compassion. There is no community without compassion. It is caring and compassion; the rest is all a joke. Never be selfish—be caring, be compassionate, be kind.
The idea to nurture you was to build a base that can handle tomorrow. There was no selfishness in it. It was a classic effort between everybody and us. What is happening now is like a rain coming. and there's a flow. This flow will take on a new life. I'm not saying we all have to follow it. Some of you may not like it. Many have left with the idea they didn't like it.
It is the Aquarian values which counts. The difference between Aquarian values and Piscean values is very simple. Piscean values work from ego, conception, control, penetration -- in all spheres to which create boundaries. Aquarian is a conscious value. It has no boundary but it has Infinity as a boundary except for Infinity. I myself could have been scared. Why not? God knows whether you can match up or not. Work could have not manifested(?). I never needed anything other than collective consciousness. I believe we all have in us the spirit;, and there's nobody without God. God is our virtue. Yes, sometimes we fail to recognize it. We have done it many lifetimes by. We come back again and again, to reprocess ourselves. The test is very simple: Are you happy, or you are not?. If this worldly achievement gives you guarantees, and you are happy, but you couldn't/can't give or, share this happiness with anyone -- , then you have no foundation.
We have to grow step by step into the Age of Aquarius, and we have to work beyond us. I am the Siri Singh Sahib; I am not the Siri Singh Sahib. I am the Siri Singh Sahib so long as I nurture. I am not the Siri Singh Sahib if I don't nurture.
Nursing and nurturing the tomorrow, the young people of tomorrow and coming down to the reality by realizing our values and our virtues – are the realism/reality.
Somebody just asked me, "What is God?"
I said, "The One who acts beyond you."
"What is maya?"
"That which acts in you."….
If you are known on the nine continents of the world, …but still if you still do not understand "God is God", then you have not understood anything.
Our purity, our piety, depends on it -, that we must know "God is." Do what are you doing, but under the aspect that "God is." April 17, 2002
The New Millennium: The Aquarian Age
Now our lives are at a crossroad. On one side we are part of the material America and on the other side we are looking to the spiritual side of ourselves in the United States.
Question is, do you go with today's trends or do you adopt your own way of life and come out of it and be so? This is what this time demands. This is what the Age of Aquarius is all about.
You shall not follow the trends other than those which make you graceful and divine, and you will identify yourself as contented and prosperous, and in the status of an individual in bliss, through the beauty of your character and characteristics.
Your fashion shall be saintly, your life shall be virtuous, your word shall be effective and you shall speak with honor to honor every word you speak. That's the way life is to be.
Tomorrow you have to have character to make an impact as a role model. You have to show people the way by helping, uplifting, and making people healthy, happy, and holy, with no thought of return. It is our time to walk on this path in spite of our handicaps.
There is a lot to do and you are a part of it. So welcome to the new times, new era, new space, and new humanity in which we will all survive—loving, respecting, and helping each other. The time doesn't want things, which are shallow, and which are temporary, and all of you I know have to make one sacrifice or the other. So see that you live a clean life with clarity of mind, and with an exalted purpose of life. June 17, 2002
The Aquarian Age is the golden age with(in) the Kalijug
"It is the Antar Dashaa of the Maha Dashaa. The Maha Dashaa is that of the Kalijug. The sign of the Aquarius on the zodiac is a man pouring nurturing water, shedding tears on the misfortune of all the ages. He knows that pain and the pleasure and rises above it. That's Aquarius." –Siri Singh Sahib Ji
The Aquarian Age is about taking the pot of water (Aquarius) and nurturing the whole universe; becoming human in equal concept of service and then becoming angelic, kind and compassionate.September 22, 2002
Here are the common features of the Age of Aquarius
In their hearts, people will understand what is going on. They may not find words to express themselves, but one day they will. That day they will like to uplift fellow beings. The walls of hatred will fall down. Instead of ill will and gossip, there will be prayer on the tongues of everyone. Rather than competing for wealth, people will compete for spiritual growth. We will have a common belief of higher self, love for our Creator, and love for our consciousness and grace. September 24, 2002
You are Now a Parliament
It is the Aquarian Age. It is the age of peace, tranquility, well-being, and wishing goodness to one another. This is the age of smiles and hugging each other. So you will find that in a couple of years this bugging, this flirtation, this viciousness, and this non-disciplined life will automatically begin to disappear.
By then you have to carry the times on your shoulders and reach out to as many as you can with the blessings of God and Guru. You have to bring change to the minds and the spirit of the people, and prove by your example that you are a role model for the Age of Aquarius. April 18, 2003
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan,
Source: Harbhajan Kaur Khalsa Aquarian Age reading Ministers' meeting Winter Solstice in Florida, 2010.