POINTS TO PONDER
mere act of teaching implies that one
wishes the world well." -- Roger
“The job of a spiritual teacher is to poke,
provoke, confront and elevate." -- Yogi
is the only gift of God within you ... be grateful." -- Yogi Bhajan
about it. You grew your magnificent brain, perhaps the most
complicated thing in the world. And you grew it without even thinking
about it. A supremely intelligent Life Force of unknown origin created
and sustains this miracle of life. It's what we refer to as God."
-- Hari Singh
the superficial self, which pays attention to this and that, there
is another self more really us than I. And the more you become aware
the Unknown Self -- if you become aware of it -- the more you realize
that it is
inseparably connected with everything else that is. You are a function
of this total
galaxy, bounded by the Milky Way, and this galaxy is a function of
all other galaxies.
You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.
You look and
look, and one day you are going to wake up and say, "Why, that's
me!" And in
knowing that, you know that you never die. You are the eternal thing
and goes, that appears -- now as John Jones, now as Mary Smith, now
Betty Brown -- and so it goes, forever and ever and ever." -- Alan Watts
am a native of the Midwest. I hold a current Florida Insurance license.
I'm a wife, mother and grandmother, as well. I have served as an Administrator, Opticians' Assistant, and as a Community College Computer Lab Assistant.
I am also serving as a mentor in my Florida community.
feel blessed to have the opportunity to share some interesting news
and views with you and our family along with some helpful information and a few
laughs. You'll find many diverse and interesting links to do with
Life, the people, places, things and events happening all around us.
Some are of a humorous nature. Most are
informative and thought provoking.
And some can even be considered divergent.
pair of doves outside a window of our home, the 'Bird's Nest'.
Our favorite bird.
is a special assortment of just a
few of the diverse collection of hundreds of links in our University
of Diversity library having to do with the awesome Diversity of
Life, the people, places, things and events, which are happening all
around us and within us, all of it being an expression of the One
Creator, the One Source. See Acknowledgements.
as a Student of Life, sit back, relax, rejoice, and prepare to ponder
the sublime, the shocking, the silly, the subtle, the serious, the
surprising, the strange, the secret, the superb, the sacred, the Supreme.
Life, after all, is a University of Diversity. Just a few examples
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a vegetarian Non-fiction
sequel to The DaVinci Code
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granddaughter's Web site
Sikhs wear a turban The
you know A
tribute to the greatest generation
the buzz about beards The
inspirational gift for all the visitors of this site
born again American, conceived in liberty
Masculine moments and manly memories
science of meditation and its benefits
Ubuntu Age - All for One, Won for All
Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan
and the U.S. Department of Justice
pros and cons of the meatless diet
do not become alcoholics
why Sikhs keep their hair unshorn
meditation to realize your greatness
Two Words Guys Never Want To Hear
How To Make Yarn Covered Hangers
God's 11th and Final Commandment
Kundalini Yoga and the Sikhs
Who's responsible for your security
tribute to the greatest generation
According To Yogi Bhajan.com
are killing consumers
in the aftermath of 9-11
happens when you meditate
When 1 plus 1 equals 11
Crucifixion by An Eyewitness
quick change you won't believe
University of Diversity Annex
artist thinks he's an elephant
your dad doesn't have a beard
you know who you really are
America vs America
kids explain Sikh Dharma
21, 2012 - The end
the buzz about beards
of Guru Gobind Singh
Table of Kitchen Conversions
The Physiology of The Word
what really makes us fat
The Grace of God Meditation
A sweet poison
and hear Josh Groban
First Teachers Are Women
If You Know Who You Are
we always be grateful
according to YouTube
do they come from
American fry bread
The 12 Signs of Kali Yuga
What does Sat Nam mean
do not eat dead animals
of Guru Ram Das
to tie a Sikh turban
Sikh Warrior Anthem
last Comanche Chief
Carlin on religion
illusions, One reality
What Is Geographerata?
Sikh Dharma glossary
Essence, you are IT
you have two moms
your true age
interview with God
Happiness Is The Rule
Sugar: The bitter truth
Ooh Rah Memorial
All for One Won for All
serve is to succeed
health by da-sign
the feet of The Yogi
with the turban
'Heart Attack Grill'
Each moment is a gift
'High Flying' pilot
garlic lovers only
Cosby on Blacks
Inner Clean Diet
to make ghee
tale of six boys
Be Your Allness
Land of Awwws
Yogi Bhajan and Hari Kaur at Winter Solstice, December, 1971
Photo courtesy of TorontoKundaliniYoga.com
Open Letter To The First Teachers
Those who shall not learn to obey shall never be
in a position to command. -- Siri Singh Sahib
children, not dependent children. Give your children
the basic values to face their own tomorrows, not be blinded by yours. Make
them proper personalities, not helpless puppets. Position them for success; do
not paralyze them with the commotion of your emotions. -- Siri Singh Sahib
The basic aspect of you as woman is not in your sensuality and in your dramas.
You are not only the givers of life, you are the manufacturers of character. Whatever
character you will give to your children, that shall be their future. -- Siri Singh Sahib
Children are born with intrinsic leadership traits that prepare them for life.
These must translate positively into the lives they lead as citizens of the world.
These are: Service, Justice, Courage, Compassion, Decisiveness, Reliability,
Integrity, Initiative, Knowledge, Loyalty, Enthusiasm, Endurance. -- Hari Singh
OUR YOUTH DESERVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING
New Mexico Military Institute can provide this.
A two-year leadership program is available.
Nam, Khalsa ji! I am a passionate proponent of a more equitable balance
between our collective Saint-Soldier mind set as Sant
Sipahi. In this context I strongly urge Khalsa parents, especially
our women, the first teachers of our children, to consider the following points.
.) I urge you to consider enrolling our children at the New
Mexico Military Institute, located in Roswell, New Mexico. My
kids graduated high school with honors at NMMI in the early '80s,
the first children of Sikh
Dharma to attend a military school in America. The Siri
Singh Sahib expressed pleasure upon observing
cadet training when he visited NMMI in 1983. He advised us then that he
would have enrolled his own children at NMMI if he had known of its existence. Another group of children
who attended school in India later attended NMMI in the early '90s.
Sikh minister, M.S.S. Hari Singh Bird, addresses Sikh cadets in front of the NMMI chapel, 1992.
New Mexico Military Institute offers an outstanding two year college option for your sons and daughters after they complete their
time at Miri Piri Academy. For those families for which MPA is not an option, NMMI has an excellent four year high school college prep program in addition to their two year
college program. New Mexico Military Institute has been ranked No. 5 on a list of the nation’s top 50 community colleges by an independent organization, i.e., TheBestSchools.org, which has described the Roswell, New Mexico school as the “only state-supported, coeducational, military boarding school in the United States.” The school offers college prep, a four-year high school and a two-year junior college. See NMMI
Strategic Measures Statistics.
Each of the former Sikhi students/graduates
of NMMI provide a testament to the advantages of attending NMMI, which
include a rigorous and challenging lifestyle, camaraderie and fellowship,
and outstanding leadership
training especially, along with NMMI's excellent scholastic program.
This experience prepared them for additional university training, and exciting
careers all over the world. NMMI is the only American prep school I know
that has a history of accommodating the Sikhi lifestyle, i.e., sadhana, kesh, turban, sipahi training, and vegetarian diet. And it is an excellent environment for Sikhi youth to learn leadership
and soldiering skills for which the Siri Singh Sahib was a passionate
The NMMI program offers MPA students and other Sikh youth
a unique and reasonably cost-effective opportunity to transition
from the Indian program into the American experience as a unit, and the obvious advantage of continued
bonding with their peers. See NMMI
Admissions, or click firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-421-5376.
.) I urge you to support a resurgence of the Women's Close Order Drill Team, about which the Siri
Singh Sahib frequently commented, "If you cannot walk together,
you cannot work together." He initiated this training back in
the late '70s at Khalsa Women's Training Camp in addition
to the Women's Select
Rifle Drill Team and Firearms
.) I urge you to reflect on the Siri Singh Sahib's words, "Human
is a blend of Saint and Soldier (Sant
Sipahi); this is a complete person. If you
are not a Soldier your sainthood will be kicked around. If you are
only a Soldier, not a Saint, you will start kicking others around."
Again, our youth deserve leadership training going forward. I know of no readily available source of formal leadership
training available to our Sikh youth other than the New Mexico Military
Mukhia Singh Sahib Hari Singh
Bird Khalsa --
See What Is Close Order Drill? See Women Warriors. See Flash-Bang For Women Only.
See Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar. See Jai Jagdeesh Kaur's Ad Guray Nameh.
See GurdwaraSecurity.com. See SantSipahiAdvisoryTeam.com.
See Acknowledgements here.
See Disclaimer here.
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Do not believe everything you see, hear or think.
not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not
anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not
anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe
in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in
traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with
reason and is
conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it
and live up to it.”