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Life According To Yogi Bhajan III

The Living Chronicles of Yogi Bhajan
aka the Siri Singh Sahib of Sikh Dharma

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
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Glossary of Terms.
Sikhi Terms.

Yogi Bhajan

You are born, and you are divine, and you are you. You don't have to become a human. You are human. Being a human is better than being an angel, and better than a sage, and better than any power of God that there is. You are human. Therefore, you are in the image of God. But you want to look like your own image. Therefore, you are stupid. You are not being like the one who made you.

You have "x" amount of prana, and "x" amount of energy called "youth," and in "x" amount of time you can make the best of it, and that's all it is. It's as if there is a bank, and you have ten thousand dollars or one million dollars, whatever your expense account is, and you have a sixty-five year visit in which to spend it. How you'll live, which motel you'll live in, which hotel you'll live in, what you do with life, that's your problem, not God's.

Happiness is your birthright. You can't get your birthright, so you start fantasizing and you start romancing. Romance and fantasy take you away from reality. That's why you have no endurance, you have no courage to have endurance, and you fall apart. One opposition, two oppositions, ten oppositions, twenty oppositions. You go down as if you don't exist. Jack and Jill went down the hill. Whoosh. Not right, folks. What is not right is left.

With the Guru's blessing you earned this life, and you have earned this human body, which is worshipped by angels, not only by you. And through this body you can understand Infinity, and with reverence, worship, and understanding, you can understand the totality of God. You know how blissful it is?

Have you seen these kids when they take all that (Yogi Bhajan demonstrates a person taking drugs by sniffing some substance through his nose)? "Oh, I'm in ecstasy." Well, you have three hundred dollars less and you are stupid forever. Yes, you are in ecstasy.

And under the influence of these drugs you do things. You have wet dreams. You have cold sweats. Sometimes you get the shakes. What is this? It's not you. It is good to get sick and fall apart once in a while. A car does it, why not you? But the problem is, your parts are not replaceable. They don't have a Jiffy lube to lube you up.

Once you lose a part of you, folks, you are gone. One part that you are losing these days with drugs is called lmpactuous Sensitivity. This generation, the Sixties generation, has lost it. Drugs may do good to you for a while, it's your money. I'm not asking you not to use them, but you shall never be you again.

That's why I started Kundalini Yoga here. I wasn't interested in gaining my leadership or membership. I saw the tragedy of mankind. I saw how damaged they were. We picked up young bodies left on trails, eaten by animals, unrecognizable, and sometimes their identification led us to their homes. You can't believe it.

But what is a drug? When you take any drug, which makes you hallucinate, it means your brain cells are stretched to the area and extent beyond what they should be. So the chances of developing sensitivity and experiencing Infinity are lost.

I remember somebody ate a brownie. For six days he was saying, "I am Yogiji, and I am with Guru Ram Das, and I am having all there is. And I know what it is.” (Yogi Bhajan says all this in a sing-song voice.) “They are all my friends, I am in Heavens. I'm seeing angels. Lord Shiva came yesterday to massage me."

For seven days I had to sit by his bed. And this is what I was hearing: "Oh, oh, Yogiji. I am Yogi Bhajan, I'm here. He has gone into my whole body. And my legs are his legs. My hands are..." And I was sitting on the chair, by his side. Seven long days! Finally I got tired of sitting, my buttocks started hurting; I just took care of his temples and he woke up.

I said, "Hi, Yogiji.

He said, "No, you are Yogiji."

I said, "Oh yes? I just wanted you to come back to yourself." There was no self. The self, whether it was great or it was bad, right or wrong, it got stretched. And sometimes when you stretch something, it doesn't come back.

So people have acid and cocaine and all these drugs, but the worst of all is marijuana. That's the worst. Every drug has a limited feature and flushes out through the urine. Marijuana does not get out through the urine. Actually marijuana is an herb, which is used for stomach ailments. It numbs the internal wound of the digestive system. That's what it was used for. But the moment you smoke it, it hits your pituitary and that's it, you're gone. It freezes the serum in the spine, and you will never have gray matter of the quality that you had, doesn’t matter how you think you may be.

You don't want to project you. You want to project somebody else. You are the power. You don't need the power. You are the beauty. You don't need the beauty. You are the success. You don't need the success. You are the sex. You don't need to sex yourself.

Infinity cannot be measured. Reverence cannot be explained, because reverence is Infinity. Reverence has such a power that it becomes Infinity, and for you to become Infinity, you have to have self-reverence, not reference.

You need fifteen breaths a minute; that's what you normally take. And when you are excited, emotional, drugged, sexual, sensual, excited, whatever, you go up to twenty-four. Sometimes you go to thirty-one, something like that. It's very simple mathematics. Suppose you have enough breath of life at the rate of one breath for one year, so you take one breath a minute, you can live fifteen years. Suppose you have breath of life for one hundred years. At fifteen breaths a minute, at that rate, you can live 1500 years. That's how yogis extend their life—by practicing one breath a minute. When you practice one breath a minute, then you become Pavan Guru—you become the light and knowledge of the prana, and then you know the Universe, the Universe knows you.
Yogi Bhajan July 26, 1996

If your habits serve you and support you,exalt you and make you excel, you shall be successful here and hereafter. But if you serve your habits, you will be unsuccessful here and hereafter.
Yogi Bhajan

You have to learn to talk to yourself before you talk to somebody else -- you have never learned to talk to yourself. You have not been trained to talk to yourself and you do not understand the value of self-communication. Because you do not have this experience of yourself and you refuse to talk, the block remains. You refuse to talk and life pushes on; but practically, it is no life at all.
Yogi Bhajan 1984

The plain truth is that you must start giving before you start receiving. This is the nature of the Universe we live in.
Yogi Bhajan 4/1989

As long as you don't compliment yourself, your environments and your job, you will always be miserable. Complaints bring misery, compliments brings strength.
Yogi Bhajan 10/16/1997

It is your birthright to be happy and happiness only comes to a disciple with a discipline. Those who do not seek discipline can never be happy.
Yogi Bhajan 3/27/1979

Fulfillment comes when your elements coordinate with your frequency and create a magnetic field where there is no complaint, no weakness, no punishment, no priority to see anything negative, and you flow to give and share and uplift everyone you touch, see and feel. That is the basis of spirituality.
Yogi Bhajan

When you get up in the morning from this day forward, say to yourself, "I shall live this day with grace. I will take one impossible task and make it possible"
Yogi Bhajan 1/8/1999

Give yourself one second when you listen and before you speak. In one second you can see the light. And if you stop just one second, you will have total effectiveness because then the third eye, the ajna, will act.
Yogi Bhajan 11/2000

Dedicate yourself to your higher consciousness and live it.
Yogi Bhajan 10/19/1988


When the finite gets to you and you show your infinity, that is divinity.
Yogi Bhajan 8/23/1986

The highest mental power of a human is when he is willing to cope with a condition that is infinitely beyond his control. Still he faces it with the idea that he is going to come through.
Yogi Bhajan 4/2/1986

Not having the flexibility to change is a tragedy in itself; and having too much flexibility to stand for anything is a tragedy in itself.
Yogi Bhajan

If there is a place (in you) that you feel is not functioning properly, you have the capacity to circulate this pranic energy to it. Focus your mind on that place and you will find such a beautiful action happening and within a second, everything will change.
Yogi Bhajan 4/23/1969

When a human has come come into an understanding of his or her own dignity, there is no power on the earth which can shake it.
Yogi Bhajan 4/22/1993

Live like a God. Give like an angel. Be a bright, beautiful, bountiful human being.
Yogi Bhajan 9/11/1995

It's gracious to be humble. It's marvelous to be kind. It's loving to be compassionate. It's so human to be caring. There is no need for big philosophies.
Yogi Bhajan

Create dependable 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; don't paralyze them with the commotion of your emotions.
Yogi Bhajan

Oh my mind practice yoga in this way: Eat as much as you can digest and eliminate heavy food. Sleep as if it were a nap. Kindness, mercy and forgiveness should be your practice. Those who do this will not have to find God, for God will find them.
Yogi Bhajan

Faith means one-pointedness of mind toward Infinity. Duality means one-pointedness of mind toward two existences; finite and infinite.
Yogi Bhajan

Life is nothing but a lease on time and space. This is your chance. It is now that you can secure your tomorrow. It is now that you can elevate yourself. It is now that you can learn to be graceful so that your confidence in yourself and your reputation can travel before you.
Yogi Bhajan

There is no God outside of you. Neither was, nor is, nor shall be. It is all in you. The very breath of life is divine.
Yogi Bhajan 8/22/1986

The complete mantra is "I am, I AM". "I am" is the finite and "I AM" is the Infinite and the mind must shuttle between the two.
Yogi Bhajan

I Am Who I Am That Is That
By Guru Singh and Seal

 


Seal (L) and Guru Singh sing 'I Am Who I Am That Is That'

We falter because we believe we are not perfect, we are not complete. We believe all that truthfully. We do not believe that we are truthful people. We try to be truthful. This trying business covers the reality so the non-reality is believed.
Yogi Bhajan

The base of society is a woman. Ever was, is and ever shall be. Therefore, each woman has to turn her own values towards gracefulness. She has to live it and then she has to share those values with the coming generations. That is the only way we can change life from one generation to the next.
Yogi Bhajan

God is prana, Life. Your soul needs food. It is hungry. It needs you to feed it and its diet is the prana, which comes through the air and enriches your insides.
Yogi Bhajan 12/26/1997

What is light? Light is where you can see everything. Light is where darkness disappears.
Yogi Bhajan

God has given you face and grace, dignity and identity. You have only one job to do, you have to live it.
Yogi Bhajan

Your organs work for you. Do you work for your organs? I don't think you have asked yourself questions like this.
Yogi Bhajan 10/23/1985

All relationships are based on wisdom.
All relationships are maintained by love.
All relationships are nurtured by selfless service.
All selfless service comes out of wisdom.
Yogi Bhajan

With all our mistakes and all our weaknesses, still we can make ourselves healthy, happy and holy.
Yogi Bhajan 4/18/1984

The beauty in you is your spirit. The strength in you is your endurance. The intelligence in you is your vastness.
Yogi Bhajan 10/26/1988

Stress takes you away from you all the time.
Yogi Bhajan 11/17/1991

There is nothing from outside. Try to understand this. All is in you. You are the storehouse of your own totality.
Yogi Bhajan 12/15/1993

Never overfeed yourself, because the body has to work overtime to eliminate it. Eat to live, don't live to eat.
Yogi Bhajan

Breath is your everything and you have no time to meditate on that. You meditate on God but not on the breath, which is the tender charge of God. I have to tell you one thing very clearly. I can only pass on the truth to you. I cannot sit in you and breathe.
Yogi Bhajan 10/27/1969

Caliber will make you deliver.
Character will sustain you.
Consciousness will carry you.
Courage will bring you honor.
Commitment will bring you trust.
Yogi Bhajan 6/22/1984

Any time you are angry, a deep breath will be an immediate friend. And restoration of life will come through. You will live long. You will have health. There will be a lot of oxygen in the blood. Purification will happen. Organs will work long and fine.
Yogi Bhajan 6/8/1983

Normally a person yawns or sneezes during the day when they are very tired or to give themselves a balance, optical balance. When you sneeze, it gives the brain a rest.
Yogi Bhajan 1/13/1997

Your power is how the mechanism of the brain works for you and how much vitality you have to face the viciousness of the time. Life is not what you think it is. Life is a high frequency process, pressing itself through you, and it is as powerful as you can imagine.
Yogi Bhajan 11/3/1992

When we cannot listen, we cannot speak. This head has a working mechanism. It only becomes elevated when you listen.
Yogi Bhajan

Think only in prosperous terms and think big!
Yogi Bhajan

As a teacher, you must experience everything that you share.
Yogi Bhajan 1/30/1986

The strength behind the muscles is the nerves. The strength behind the nerves is the stamina, and the strength behind the stamina is you.
Yogi Bhajan 2/21/1997

Show some respect for your hidden power. Awaken it!
Yogi Bhajan 3/9/1999

When we fold our hands in prayer, God opens His arms and gives us a hug. Life is fulfilled with this union.
Yogi Bhajan

You represent the spirit. You represent the Age of Aquarius. You represent the change of time and you represent the nineteen million silent martyrs. Therefore, each one of you must speak.
Yogi Bhajan

You can be above the energy of your life and ride it or you can be below the energy of your life and it rides you. Kundalini Yoga teaches you how to ride the energy.
Yogi Bhajan 3/10/1984

Patience gives you the power to practice; practice gives you power that leads you to perfection.
Yogi Bhajan

If you want to grow, you must face opposition. If you want no people to negate you and oppose you and put you down, you can never progress. You must have equal opposition to the amount you have to increase.
Yogi Bhajan

Enrich yourself with sacredness and opportunity will come to you from every corner.
Yogi Bhajan 11/6/1985

Inside you there is a soul, which obeys no boundary and no limit. It is as pure and as bright as God.
Yogi Bhajan 4/14/1993

What is old age? Old is shallow breath. People who take deep breaths never feel old. They can be old, but they never feel old, technically speaking. Is your breath of life conscious and deep?
Yogi Bhajan 12/17/1997

With conscious breathing you can work and you can talk but you are always into that Self of the Creator as a creature. You enjoy the unisonness of God within you. You and the Supreme Self are united. That is the character we all have to build to survive.
Yogi Bhajan 11/9/1995

When your body receives healing from you, this is the best healing.
Yogi Bhajan 5/9/1995

Education is not what you learn from time. Education is what you learn from your intuition and apply to time.
Yogi Bhajan 2/8/1984

With your breath, you can touch your soul.
Yogi Bhajan 5/20/1976

The source of unhappiness in this world is when you are willing to defend your own interests, but unwilling to defend the interests of the person you are relating to.
Yogi Bhajan

You and your spirit are two dominant forces within you. And when the spirit is dominantly helping your mind and body, you are successful.
Yogi Bhajan 4/2/1997

Activity with responsibility, honesty, and self consciousness leads to God-consciousness. That is Karma Yoga.
Yogi Bhajan

God gave us the ability to develop our intuition for protection. Intuition can only be developed by developing our own meditation,which takes time. When you don't know, can't be sure, have a doubt, there is a conflict; this creates a crisis, you get stress in your life, you become numb, and this eliminates your projectivity, your quick response, your ability to adjust.
Yogi Bhajan 7/23/1987

Conquer your rhythm of breath and you conquer your mental attitude as well as your behavior. When you can do that you are perfect. You don't worry, you are secure. Your words will never be untrue if you are constant in your breathing.
Yogi Bhajan 1969

Working by your heart means using your feelings and emotions to lead you to your spiritual sense of existence.
Yogi Bhajan 2/15/1984

What is prayer? You create a vibratory effect which goes into the Infinite Creative around the psyche of you. The answer and energy come and then your job is done and your prayer has worked.
Yogi Bhajan

There is no such thing as trouble. Trouble is a bubble created by self-ignorance and it can only be broken by self-identity.
Yogi Bhajan

Those who practice discipline have to be very generous to themselves. Discipline should never be rigid. Discipline should be self-acknowledge, so that you can go along with it.
Yogi Bhajan 3/27/1997

If you do not breathe consciously for 11 minutes a day, you lose 40% of the vitality of life. This 40% you cannot recapture by any medicine or any exercise. But if you do breathe consciously for 11 minutes and make it very long, deep and slow, that can do exactly what no miracle can do, because your life is based on the breath of life.
Yogi Bhajan 6/17/1992

Where there is forgiveness, there is God. Where there is compassion, there is a direction to God. Where there is sacrifice there is an experience of God.
Yogi Bhajan

May I tell you something? There is only one thing you should know. Conquer yourself.
Yogi Bhajan 8/31/1995

God rotates the earth and He is going to take care of your every routine. There is nothing to worry about.
Yogi Bhajan 6/19/1984

The flexible spine holds your entire nervous system.
Yogi Bhajan 6/13/1984

God only gave you breath of life. When you use it to recite a mantra, you make yourself positive, pure and your vibration is very penetrating.
Yogi Bhajan 6/8/1994

Human's greatest asset is manners.
Yogi Bhajan

Your supply is equal to your demand. There is no lack of supply, only a lack of demand.
Yogi Bhajan

When we are no spiritually strong, we can't negotiate properly. When we are not mentally strong, we do not have the grit to continue to negotiate. Then we build more guns and bombs.
Yogi Bhajan 5/28/1984

There are three things to do in life: love, learn and live.
Yogi Bhajan 11/30/1983

Our pranic consumption has been displaced by our consumption of food. We eat food all the time and that gives us satisfaction, but we do not consume the pranic life which comes from the Infinite Cosmos through the breath, which we can be subtle, settled and seriously face calamities and challenges.
Yogi Bhajan 8/17/1998

The purpose of life is to harness time and space. Then you can realize your own sovereignty and infinity. If we will not confine ourselves (with spiritual discipline) time will confine us. If we confine ourselves, time will free us.
Yogi Bhajan

Only those who give have the capacity to tap into the universe. If the universe is not in your mind, your heart cannot give.
Yogi Bhajan

Meditation is only to become intuitive. It is not emotional, it is not sentimental, it is not attached. It is a basic reality of life.
Yogi Bhajan 3/9/1998

I see you every day wanting to be beautiful to impress others. Be beautiful to impress yourself.
Yogi Bhajan 5/7/1986

Wisdom, character and consciousness conquer everything.
Yogi Bhajan

Truth does not need introduction. When the sun rises,is there necessity to announce it?
Yogi Bhajan

When the breath of life becomes short, you become short-tempered. When the breath of life becomes long and deep, you understand who you are.
Yogi Bhajan 6/8/1983

You have to learn to alter your energy. If at one frequency you are freaking out, change your energy. You will not freak out. You cannot change the time but you can change the place. You cannot get out of your body but you can change its energy.
Yogi Bhajan 4/23/1969

Basically you and God are nothing but two sides of the same coin.
Yogi Bhajan

What matters in life is that your projection carries your personality, character and spirit with a precision and penetration.
Yogi Bhajan 9/4/1996

Sing songs. It is such a beautiful emotional release. You will always be grateful to yourself. It is a perfect way to live sane. It is the best way to confront insanity.
Yogi Bhajan

The beauty and duty of a teacher is not being himself or herself. Because the moment you become not yourself, you become the pure channel of energy and at that moment there is no difference between yourself and God.
Yogi Bhajan

Gratitude is the open door to abundance.
Yogi Bhajan

It does not matter how wrong something is, but it does matter that it should not remain wrong.
Yogi Bhajan

One emotional outburst with anger consumes the energy you need for exactly seven hours of hard work. I am talking of the pranic energy (life force).
Yogi Bhajan 8/5/1994

God is within you. It was, it is and it shall be.
Yogi Bhajan 1/9/1985

Life starts from the day when you realize who you are. From that day onward, you want to build who you should be. When you have built to that extent, from then on you have the right to overflow, to share.
Yogi Bhajan 2/29/1985

Meditation is the science of the process whereby we rewrite our pre-written destiny.
Yogi Bhajan

Crown of spirituality cannot be conquered. It is always bestowed, and it is bestowed on the soul, which is bright enough to carry it.
Yogi Bhajan

In Sadhana the Sadhu lives. In Sadhana the nectar of God’s Love rains down. In Sadhana come the blessings of Simran, Awareness, and Divine Understanding. In Sadhana is the meditation of Raj Yoga. In Sadhana see God’s glory. In Sadhana experience Infinity. Sadhana is the daily meditation of the Sadhu. Oh Yogi! Become one with God! (See You Have 10 Bodies.)
Yogi Bhajan

Friendship means only one thing: you don't create fences around you, but try to remove fences from the life of another person.
Yogi Bhajan

Between human and God there is an opening door and that key to that door is called Kundalini.
Yogi Bhajan 5/24/1984

The fact is, nobody can control anybody. All you can do is flow with each other like rivers and streams and end up in the same ocean. All things come from God and all things go to God.
Yogi Bhajan 2/2/1976

The fact is, nobody can control anybody. All you can do is flow with each other like rivers and streams and end up in the same ocean. All things come from God and all things go to God.
Yogi Bhajan 2/2/1976

The requirement is that every individual must understand in his consciousness his scope, what he wants to achieve, and what prevents him from achieving it.
Yogi Bhajan

There is nothing wrong with emotions, commotions and feelings, but they will not make you happy. They will create tension, they will limit you, they will ground you to selfishness.
Yogi Bhajan

Discipline should never be rigid. Discipline should be self-acknowledging, so that you can go along with it.
Yogi Bhajan 3/27/1997

There is no such thing as an accident. It is all part of a master plan. Play your role as gracefully as you can and relax.
Yogi Bhajan

You must know reality by intuition, not by knowledge.
Yogi Bhajan 6/9/1998

What is attractive in you is not you. It is your absolutely radiant body. That is the shining armor around you for protection and attraction both. And its strength depends on how deeply you consume prana and how many times during the day you try to breathe absolutely mechanically (consciously).
Yogi 5/2/1997

Free will is essential for existence but that free will should listen to your inner will.
Yogi Bhajan 6/13/1984

It is self-control that matters in life.
Yogi Bhajan 10/22/1985

God created you therefore you should be hopeful. Things will come at the right time, the right place, and the right reason.
Yogi Bhajan

A yogi is one whom the pair of opposites does not affect. He does not obey the law of duality and polarity.
Yogi Bhajan 5/29/1984

Ego is nothing but a committed consciousness. When your existence is a committed consciousness and your activity is not committed, then there is duality.
Yogi Bhajan

In oneness of you, you are one with everything. Therefore you always know everything. It is only in the duality of time and space that you forget your oneness.
Yogi Bhajan

All the strength of the Universe is within you. It cannot be found outside. Those who do not develop strength from inside cannot get it from outside either.
Yogi Bhajan 1/24/1990

The goal of meditation is to creatively live in the goodness of God. That is the purpose of this life. Through every moment of life we must live into the goodness of God.
Yogi Bhajan

Whistling is breath and music combined. It relaxes a person inside and out. It creates a balance.
Yogi Bhajan 7/23/1997

Paying debts is one of the primary requisites to becoming prosperous.
Yogi Bhajan

Every word spoken must go to the heart. That is the art.
Yogi Bhajan

Develop your intuition so that the changes in the years may be convenient for you.
Yogi Bhajan 4/7/1994

Life is very rhythmic thing. Your breath is a very beautiful meditater and enchanter. If you put the breath on a magnified sound system, in your vocal cords, you will be surprised to hear, "So Hung". Thou IS.
Yogi Bhajan 5/3/1996

The magnetic field on which the current of life runs computes thought waves and it is connected with the Supreme Computer; this is known as destiny.
Yogi Bhajan

Children are born to speak and they shall.
Children are born to live and they shall.
Children are born to rule and they shall.
Yogi Bhajan

Those who were kind when they could have been unkind, nature, God, the universe shall be kind to them. Those who forgave those who were totally unforgivable, the Divine Essence shall forgive them for many lives.
Yogi Bhajan

A teacher brings God into the heart of another person.
Yogi Bhajan 10/10/1984

It does not matter if you know everything. The question is, do you practice?
Yogi Bhajan 3/27/1995

Visualize as much as you can conceive of yourself receiving and then lay positive claim to that visualization.
Yogi Bhajan

Why do we need intuition every moment? If I don't know, I have to hustle. And I waste my precious life in hustling.
Yogi Bhajan

If you can impress the whole world that you can serve them, you will have them in the palm of your hand.
Yogi Bhajan 6/15/1984

We have to learn to penetrate. We have to learn to consciously take our soul to Infinity. We have to practice those practices that create a blueprint, and when we build on the blueprint we will become real. It is not a mystery, it is not a miracle, it is a reality.
Yogi Bhajan 4/2/1997

We have two strengths: the life force and the re-creative strength of the force which is within us.
Yogi Bhajan 6/2/1986

Be competent. Do not show that you are scared. Do not show you are irrational. Over and above that, never ever let anyone know that you are not willing to listen. Listen patiently, reply promptly, answer effectively and be in command. That is the price of living. And the best thing is, speak moderately polite.
Yogi Bhajan

If a person can be aware enough to know the trend of the sequences, he can control the consequences.
Yogi Bhajan

This world is a hire and fire place. If you ever want to fire anything, fire your own negativity. If you ever want to hire anything, hire your intelligent wisdom and positivity.
Yogi Bhajan

Richness is having the power of wealth. Prosperity is when you are purposefully satisfied.
Yogi Bhajan 2/2/1976

Yoga is a science through which a person can use their mental, physical and spiritual being to tap into the infinity of God.
Yogi Bhajan 3/28/1987

May we all understand, in the breath of life we can be Infinite in our fearlessness and character. We can achieve all the riches of the earth to share them with mankind.
Yogi Bhajan 8/31/1998

Body is the temple of God. Health is the gift of God. We are the beings of God.
Yogi Bhajan 10/12/1988

Richness is having the power of wealth. Prosperity is when you are purposefully satisfied.
Yogi Bhajan 2/2/1976

When human knows himself, he knows every self. When human loves herself, she loves every self.
Yogi Bhajan

We are told that to forgive is a very great religious act, very pious. Actually, when you forgive, you just stop your own further aggravation and nervous breakdown. The greatest ruin to your mental health is your thought of vengeance. It accelerates the self-destruct mode.
Yogi Bhajan

You are not body. You are not mind. You are not spirit. You are the combining force of these three. You are the commandant in charge of the trinity. You are not the trinity.
Yogi Bhajan 10/10/1986

As long as the mind is dark and does not let the light of the soul shine in your life, you will never have the joy and success that is your birthright as a human.
Yogi Bhajan 1/24/1990

In essence you are truth. In realization, you lack faith. This lack of faith creates a gap,and sometimes you question, you do not have the nerves to take it. That is why the Age of Aquarius, the age of knowledge and faith and trust, shall only belong to those who shall keep up.
Yogi Bhajan

Spirituality is the direct relationship between you and your Infinity.
Yogi Bhajan 11/6/1985

There is definitely a technique of the mind as there is a technique of the machinery. Within the human machinery, if the meditative mind can be achieved and used, mankind can bring happiness to itself.
Yogi Bhajan 2/12/1979

You make everything in life important in your life, except learning about yourself.
Yogi Bhajan 3/31/1993

Spiritual human is one who lives for Infinity and whose presence brings peace.
Yogi Bhajan 11/6/1985

From liking, to loving, to understanding, to total kindness and affection and sacrifice -- that is the fundamental base of what is called the sacredness of life, and we have to accept that our life is very sacred.
Yogi Bhajan

Teaching is to reach into another's soul. And when the soul is lit, God prevails.
Yogi Bhajan 8/22/1986

To conquer the unknown, you must use trust.
Yogi Bhajan 8/28/1985

If you can master the nine gates of your body -- eyes, ears, nose, mouth, sex organs and rectum -- then all of the secrets of nature will open to you.
Yogi Bhajan

In Kundalini Yoga we do not worry about the effect, we worry about the cause. Effect can never happen without cause; consequences shall never happen without sequence.
Yogi Bhajan

In the very effect of the spirit, you must realize that you have to develop the capacity to command your own nervous system. Any situation in which your nervous system is not subject to you means that you are accepting a defeat, which has no meaning. You have got to be creatively in control of the control room, which controls the physical body, mind and spirit.
Yogi Bhajan 11/6/1975

Meditation is a personal process. It has nothing to do with religions, it has only to do with prosperity
Yogi Bhajan

Breath of life is better than all the vegetables you eat and all the vitamins you take.
Yogi Bhajan 9/8/1997

If you do not know what wisdom is, the only thing you will have is your neuroses.
Yogi Bhajan 6/6/1984

Life is experienced in direct proportion to your mental love. If you love a great ideal, you become great. If you love a small thing, you become small.
Yogi Bhajan 5/21/1986

We want leadership, which can carry the teachings, which can carry the discipline, which can carry the humanity.
Yogi Bhajan

There is no such thing as God if there is no trust in oneself. God is self-trust.
Yogi Bhajan

This body, mind and spirit is yours. Enjoy it or waste it. It is your choice.
Yogi Bhajan 5/31/1984

Anything, which relates to self at the cost of others, is lower consciousness. Any situation where self is sacrificed for the sake of others is higher consciousness.
Yogi Bhajan

Everyone has to pass three tests in the hand of time. How will you pass the test? Give time space and you will go through it. Do not get uptight or upset, do not react, do not fall into the pit of corruption, do not grab a temporary gain.
Yogi Bhajan

The problem is not me. The problem is the stress I cause to me.
Yogi Bhajan 2/29/1984

Going without knowing is social suicide.
Yogi Bhajan

The entire universe is just one person. There are no two persons. There is one link of a breath of life, which comes from me to you, to you, to you. It is all linked with one thing. When it is disconnected, you are gone. We are all one mala, one rosary, linked with one thread to the breath of life.
Yogi Bhajan 4/19/1992

Happiness is not in wealth. Happiness is in your values.
Yogi Bhajan 1/12/1976

Either you have to please the moment or the Master. If you please the moment at the expense of the Master, you are a failure. If you please the Master, you are a success.
Yogi Bhajan 2/27/1985

The most difficult thing on earth is to be humble. It is not easy, it is difficult because you have to surmount the existence of all maya and recognize that God is by your side. Then you feel the humility.
Yogi Bhajan

The most intimate relationship within you is between the body and the soul.
Yogi Bhajan

If we are spiritually strong, we can do the impossible as possible.
Yogi Bhajan 8/23/1989

Human who lives by the beat of the heart, continuously meditating on the Name of God, shall find heavens here and hereafter.
Yogi Bhajan 1/24/1986

You want to be in touch with everybody. Have you been in touch with your own mind?
Yogi Bhajan 5/29/1985

Learn to exist in the state of nonexistence: that is reality.
Yogi Bhajan

May we flow as the river of love with trust and tranquility to quench the thirst of those who shall come to the gate of Guru Ram Das.
Yogi Bhajan

Corpse Pose is the best posture of optimum support for your spine. Lying flat on your back, make sure your body is in straight line and that your hands are turned palms upwards.
Yogi Bhajan 3/23/1987

When our insecurity and fear attack together, the normal outcome is depression.
Yogi Bhajan 9/18/1985

Self-assessment is the test of consciousness.
Consciousness is the test of self-grace.
Grace is the test of self-projection.
Self-projection is the test of self-infinity.
Self-infinity and self-projection joined together make you divine.
Otherwise you remain divided.
Yogi Bhajan

Understanding and humility lead to the perfection of love, and God is love.
Yogi Bhajan

Every disability is imagined. Every achievement is an experience. Develop your human courage to overcome your imagined disabilities.
Yogi Bhajan

I want to serve you because you have a destiny. And I have a destiny not to let you face your fate. That is our relationship.
Yogi Bhajan

There should not be any conflict between your job and you. Be conscious of it.
Yogi Bhajan

The plain and simple truth is that you must start giving before you can start receiving. This is the nature of the universe we live in.
Yogi Bhajan

You are the best beloved creature created by God in His individual will, but you have not accepted your self as God within you.
Yogi Bhajan 1/28/1986

Live and let live and enjoy it. Experience it.
Yogi Bhajan 8/31/1995

If you have harmony with nature you will be exalted. If you fight it, you will be consumed.
Yogi Bhajan

Projected grace is your best decor, your best ornamentation; it is your best reality.
Yogi Bhajan 8/3/1981

Don't become spiritual for the sake of your teacher. Become spiritual for your own sake.
Yogi Bhajan

The greatest mantra of the time is "Keep Up". Keep Up, you will be kept up. "Keep Up" is not a small mantra. If you ever want to know who you are and experience what you are and where you are, just keep up. The world shall bow to you.
Yogi Bhajan

You are not going to get life without putting life into it
Yogi Bhajan 1/5/1994

Fears cannot be solved. Never try to solve a fear. Drop a fear. Never solve your problems. Drop your problems. Take them to the highest part of you and drop them.
Yogi Bhajan 6/12/1985

All senses left unrefined are physical. When they are refined they become spiritual.
Yogi Bhajan 4/16/1986

The body's entire creative sensitivity is in the stomach. The stomach stimulates the brain to coordinate the entire system. The heart and brain are subject to the stomach.
Yogi Bhajan 5/8/1985

Man is judge by his manners, and man prospers by his mercy.
Yogi Bhajan

Without personal knowledge there is no width, weight and horizon. I pray to Thee, Oh Lord, be within me, give me tranquility and peace between me and myself so that I can know myself on the way of prosperity.
Yogi Bhajan

All of you who represent the house of Guru Ram Das must understand, this is the house of ultimate healing and ultimate compassion. There are no ifs or buts. Wrong is wrong. So correct it, heal it, save it, and uplift it. Show the person the right path. Life is for giving.
Yogi Bhajan

The best love is to serve all equally.
Yogi Bhajan 5/9/1984

The inner Self of the self is sitting, waiting for you to realize that Self.
Yogi Bhajan 6/17/1993

I want to give you that depth and that strength which is yours -- the original you.
Yogi Bhajan 4/7/1993

Truly great fortunes were not received by hoarding money, but by circulating it.
Yogi Bhajan

Be aware who you are, and if this self-awareness can relate to the universal awareness, there is an absolute harmony. Then you are a yogi.
Yogi Bhajan

The caliber of this human body is that it has the capacity to give you the experience of God.
Yogi Bhajan 10/9/1985

Creative meditation is that every moment you exist as part of the universe, the whole universe becomes a part of you.
Yogi Bhajan

Yoga is a science of reality and an experiential proof of the sacredness of all life.
Yogi Bhajan 1/31/1996

Those who have to lead must be like a star--with an altitude and attitude of perfection.
Yogi Bhajan

The living trinity is to know the truth, to practice the truth and to sacrifice for the truth; and if it means death, you are willing to die. We can call it the trinity of attitude. The word Samadhi means attitude.
Yogi Bhajan

Spirit is stronger than the physical body.
Yogi Bhajan 6/18/1984

You will never know who you are if you have not disciplined yourself to know who you are.
Yogi Bhajan 8/22/1986

Total harmonious relaxation cures the body. To achieve this there must be coordination between the three facets of ourselves: body, mind and soul.
Yogi Bhajan 4/9/1986


Yogi Bhajan
Painting by Seva Kaur

All knowledge, all scripture, all wealth, all environments, all energy is meant to perform duty. When righteous action is done, God is pleased.
Yogi Bhajan 8/6/1975

You cannot sustain a friendship without wisdom. Wisdom is nothing but practical learning of a higher consciousness. A person can know and trust you only if you are a wise human being.
Yogi Bhajan

When the ego merges with the soul, then a person is enlightened.
Yogi Bhajan

When I call on my Infinity, I can come through anything. Then I shall never be handicapped. That is the rule of life. That is how we shall enter the Age of Aquarius.
Yogi Bhajan

The best way in life is simply to be. Let the spirit, let the soul, let the self shine like sunshine.
Yogi Bhajan 5/22/1985

Maturity comes from time, space, intuition and wisdom.
Yogi Bhajan

Humility in action is universal consciousness.
Yogi Bhajan

There are two ways to go in life: "Go and get it" -- develop your physical body to go after things, or "Be and get it" -- develop your radiant body so everything will come to you.
Yogi Bhajan 3/12/1986

You do not understand discipline. Discipline is the only friend other than God that you have.
Yogi Bhajan 10/1/1999

Live with applied consciousness, prosperity will break through the walls, you will be flooded with it. You do prayer when you are in difficulty; pray when you are not in difficulty, that's the attitude of gratitude!
Yogi Bhajan 8/30/1991

When you blend time and space with the Unknown, you become the beloved of the Unknown.
Yogi Bhajan 1985

A person who cannot discuss his higher self with his lower self and his lower self with his higher self has a great subconscious problem.
Yogi Bhajan

Try to live innocent, straight, calm and peaceful.
Yogi Bhajan 1/31/1996

When you do not consciously relate to your body, your body does not relate consciously to you.
Yogi Bhajan 1/30/1985

When heaven and hell, praise and slander all become one, this is when faith comes.
Yogi Bhajan

The first sign of a saint is that one is original: one is what they are.
Yogi Bhajan 12/5/1985

Neither an appearance is bad nor an act is bad. It is the bad intention, which is the problem. Bad intentions are cunning devices.
Yogi Bhajan

Whenever you mentally lean on any outside energy, you are disconnected from your third chakra (the solar plexus, navel, and digestive system).
Yogi Bhajan 4/17/1985

When God gives you good times,He wants you to forget Him and sleep. When he gives you bad times, He wants you to wake up and face Him.
Yogi Bhajan 5/18/1993

Blessed is the day that has passed, and blessed be the day that shall become today.
Yogi Bhajan

The total rhythm of life is achieved when a person experiences their own body, their own mind and their own soul.
Yogi Bhajan 2/11/1985

May this day be the day of peace and joy. May the spirit of You prevail. May all be blessed and elevated and may our courage take us to the performance of experience and grace.
Yogi Bhajan

As many times in life you fall apart, then it becomes your sad story, it becomes permanent depression, it becomes permanent expression, "Oh nobody cares, "Oh I don't care," those kind of statements which I call negativity. And when you start expressing yourself negatively, that only particularly means that you are ungrateful to God. The happiness in life lies in gratitude, and the way to prosperity, to happiness, to life, to love, to all items of life, is in gratitude, not in being great. Doesn't matter how much you try, you can never be great if you do not have an attitude of gratitude. It is basic.
Yogi Bhajan 9/1/1991

Life is given to us as our destiny -- every day we must die and we must experience that death. And every day we must be reborn and we must experience resurrection.
Yogi Bhajan

If you have not developed the attitude of gratitude you lost whatever spiritual and worldly thing within you. Because it is gratitude, your own breath of life, your own gratitude to your own consciousness, this is what nurtures the garden of the self of the man.
Yogi Bhajan 10/31/1993

Dedicate yourself to your higher consciousness and live it.
Yogi Bhajan 10/19/1988

Success adores a prosperous attitude.
Yogi Bhajan

Kundalini Yoga is the science of crystallization, not sublimation and not evaporation.
Yogi Bhajan 2/11/1985

Love and friendship without reverence does not exist.
Yogi Bhajan

Temperamentally, a human is a very undisciplined animal; the highest achievement is when he disciplines himself.
Yogi Bhajan

Where is the guru? Everywhere. When somebody speaks the truth to you, that is the guru. Forget about who is speaking. The true word, the true vibration, the true signal is the true guide.
Yogi Bhajan

Nothing in the world will make sense if you do not know your totality.
Yogi Bhajan 2/2/1986

Lord God, give me love so I can flow in the love of all. Give me wisdom so I can be kind to all. Give me courage that I can serve all.
Yogi Bhajan

Attitude of gratitude is when you are grateful for every breath of life. Now people say, "What should we do when we feel something is wrong?" When there is something wrong, feel that thank God it is not you. When you feel there is something good, thank God that you have learn to be something. And this way you can process your life and progress your life. What will happen? You will get high spirited. You would rise, and to fill the vacuum from nature will come the wealth and prosperity. Otherwise your poverty is proportionate to your emotionalism.
Yogi Bhajan 6/26/1998

There are two ways of living. There are people who handle situations and there are people who are handled by situations.
Yogi Bhajan

It is very important for you to understand the game of head and heart. When the heart is involved, the head must decide; when the head is involved, the heart must decide.
Yogi Bhajan

When you say nothing, be nothing, do nothing, then you are a lighthouse, nobody can wreck around you.
Yogi Bhajan 10/5/1988

Simply you have to inherit your destiny.
Yogi Bhajan 12/5/1984

When you want to take, you have to learn to give. When you are born, you have to be ready to die.
Yogi Bhajan

We are all together in the One Creator's consciousness.
Yogi Bhajan 1/31/1996

Blessed God help us to rise above the clouds. Give us the strength to live in light.
Yogi Bhajan

If you do not relate to the past, it is a victory for the future.
Yogi Bhajan

When nobody pays attention to you and you pay attention to everything, you become a saint.
Yogi Bhajan 12/17/1999

Drop your personal weaknesses and complaints. Go out in the world and bless the world.
Yogi Bhajan

The attitude of gratitude is the highest way of living, and it is the biggest truth, highest truth.
Yogi Bhajan 8/30/1991

This is the Age of Aquarius, the age of knowledge. You have to learn to behave in a way that you are you. And you have to understand, the phrase is not "In God we trust", it is "In God we dwell."
Yogi Bhajan 3/25/1997

May your own power prove to yourself that you are the existence of God. May this give you bounty, beauty, and bliss. May you rise to your excellence and recognize God walking on your left and right unto ecstasy.
Yogi Bhajan

When your spine is not right, then your sex life is not right, then your relationships are not right, then your environments are not right, then you are always worried and troubled.
Yogi Bhajan 3/25/1997

If you conquer yourself, you have conquered the time and space. If you conquer the earth, you have conquered a time and a space. That's the difference.
Yogi Bhajan 3/12/1989

To create success as a human being, you must know how to talk, why you talk, when you talk, and what you talk. You must know what you are conveying. You believe that you can say things and get away with it.

If you are angry, you want to talk angrily. If you are unhappy, you want to communicate your unhappiness. If you are freaked out, you want to create your freak out. If you are lovey-dovey, you want to communicate that. Actually, all you're doing is communicating your mood. You are not communicating yourself.

It is simple to communicate yourself, just say, "I love you, but I am angry. I am not in a position to tell you why at this time, but I'll talk to you later." At least this way, you protect your personality, and you don't communicate your anger. The result of this kind of communication is that the other person will always trust you.

Communication is Personality. "C" is "P." Communication is not mood. Everybody has been taught to talk ineffectively. Whenever you talk, communicate. Learn this?-this is all you have to practice and understand. When you communicate, you communicate your personality.

If you are an honest person, communicate that honesty. If you are a spiritual person, communicate your success. But never communicate through the channel of mood. Mood is never good. Even good mood is not good. This is because when you are in a good mood you will say things that in a neutral mood you would not mean, and it will come back to you. This doesn't mean that you should not talk when you are in a good mood, but don't talk through the mood.

Mood is no good. Mood is no good at all. Even good mood is no good at all. It will overextend you. Convey neither good nor bad mood. Convey yourself, your personality: when personality is communicated, it becomes Self. Self is divinity, positivity, creativity, success and influence. Influence comes to you when you communicate, I am myself. You are yourself. I want myself to know yourself and yourself to know myself.

I don't care about your damn mood! Understand this once and for all. I don't want your mood to be the friend of my mood. Moods are moods, they are not friends. "I love you (because I'm in a good mood)." Who are you? Who are you dealing with? Who is dealing with whom? Actually, nobody is dealing with anybody, because there's no relationship. There's no mutual trust.

Life is a mutual trust. Success comes when you create a real relationship of mutual trust. Success is equal to mutual trust.
Yogi Bhajan

The problem is that we want to emotionally attach to somebody. How can your attachment ever be true if you have never attached yourself to your soul, to your consciousness? You are never conscious to attach yourself to character.
Yogi Bhajan 3/25/1997

When we don't want to identify ourselves we don't want to be answerable. And one who's not willing to be answerable cannot carry the trust.
Yogi Bhajan 6/27/1993

When prosperity comes, happiness is the root source of anxiety. When adversity comes, automatically we meditate.
Yogi Bhajan 3/12/1989

Depression is a reaction in frustration. Find the weakness in your projection, and correct it. You will be surprised to find there will be no depression.
Yogi Bhajan 7/29/1981

If a woman does not have benevolence and does not endorse courage and is not firm like a rock, the house will fall, one way or the other.
Yogi Bhajan 9/7/1999

For anything you take, you must give, and for anything you give you must have taken. That is karma. It is very difficult.
Yogi Bhajan 10/6/1977

To live positive and be positive requires a very powerful spiritual power, which is called love. Love is a constant flow of that infinite power. Love represents God. Love represents you.
Yogi Bhajan 11/23/1977

All you have taught your children is "Get 'A' grades! And become a great taker" You have never taught them to be the givers. Those who are not givers know nothing about God.
Yogi Bhajan 6/27/1993

There is only one thing we all need: perpetual strength. It comes from intuition. Because imagination is imagination, intuition is the truth.
Yogi Bhajan 6/27/1991

You are already enlightened beings. You are born with spirit. You live by the spirit. You will die when your spirit leaves you.
Yogi Bhajan 3/25/1997

If you don't want misery in your life, don't make another person miserable.
Yogi Bhajan 4/23/1997

Actually man has never understood one thing: it is the most notorious thing in the mind of the man and that is the thought. So powerful is the thought that if the perpetual thought becomes divine, the person becomes divine. If the perpetual thought becomes devilish...ill willed, negative, stupid, inferior, insecure...person has no chance. Life is a continuous struggle between the two things: positive thinking and positively not thinking.
Yogi Bhajan 5/17/1990

As a teacher, you must know students personally and treat them impersonally. That's a fundamental law.
Yogi Bhajan 4/23/1997

You are responsible to think out your thoughts before they get to your ego.
Yogi Bhajan 12/12/1977

We must believe we are infinite. That's the only way to live a happy, positive life.
Yogi Bhajan 12/1/1977

Your intuition can tell you everything provided you command yourself and then you obey yourself. If you do not know how to command yourself, you cannot obey yourself. Therefore you are not you.
Yogi Bhajan 3/25/1997

You do not believe me when I tell you that you are not just this body. Your energy is in your aura and your aura extends nine feet from your skin. The animal aura is three and a half feet; metal things and other inanimate objects are a foot and a half; the human aura is nine feet. There are two things that can increase the size of the aura; white clothing and cotton cloth. When you wear white, cotton clothing from top to bottom, you can increase your aura up to three times. This is under all circumstances, even if you are at your lowest ebb. That's a law of the universe.
Yogi Bhajan 1978

Certain things you must not do as a man:

One - If you know the negative side of your woman, don't remind her when you are angry - never do it. She will never forgive that;

Two - Don't question a woman's character when you are not 100% sure, and don't question it directly. She will go reverse;

Three - When she sees you not uplifting yourself consciously and spiritually, you have a 40% chance of losing the relationship.

The woman looks to the man as God. I do not know why, but it is her chemistry, this is what she wants to look to. You know what she wants? They say, "She wants the devil in the bed and she wants a sage in the living room." Got it?
Yogi Bhajan 1978

There are two ways to deal with this life around us: either we can be emotional or we can be conscious. Emotional people are not conscious and conscious people are not emotional.
Yogi Bhajan 6/24/1984

You must understand one thing: karma cannot be wiped out; the sequence must lead to consequences. The only way is through Sadhana (Spiritual Practice). I can tell you that without Sadhana, you are as useless for positive change as a junk car is. You can talk for hours and hours and I can teach for years and years; but without Sadhana, you have no chance. Sadhana is a self- victory; and one who cannot have self-victory cannot have this Earth at all. I can bluntly tell you.
Yogi Bhajan 1978

Never listen to garbage. If somebody brings a basket of garbage and gives it to you and you accept it, you will suffer with it.
Yogi Bhajan 6/23/1997

We are constantly on alert. Two thirds of our human energy is wasted on this alertness.
Yogi Bhajan 6/22/2001

A noble woman rules the universe, including the Creator of it, the God. Oh woman if you try to find God, you are wasting your time. You be a woman and God has no alternative but to find you. Don't come out and become a victim. Go inside and become a master.
Yogi Bhajan 6/25/1984

The power of woman is in her prayer and in her comprehensive, comparative, communicative strength. Her words and prayers make a woman.
Yogi Bhajan 7/19/1979

Your excellence as a woman is in the joyful projection of your inner self. If you can be brought to touch your inner self and you can understand your projection, then you can also feel and experience your joyfulness. Then there is nothing that you will know but your own excellence.
Yogi Bhajan 6/25/1984

Your very statutory existence as a woman, as a psyche, as a nucleus, as a person, as a creature of God, should bring your excellence around you.
Yogi Bhajan 6/25/1984

There is one thing every woman should learn: Show no insecurity. If you take on this conscious behavior, 70 percent of your problems will be gone in forty days.
Yogi Bhajan 7/4/1989

Prayer is the ray of the soul.
Yogi Bhajan 10/18/1982

There is nothing in God except the power of the word. And word must have a relationship with your soul. You have to open the faucet to let the water in. You need time to relate to your soul.
Yogi Bhajan 7/23/1987

When as a person, you are unable to control your own anger and when as a person you cannot control the little part of you that is your tongue; when as a person, you cannot control your own commotions and when as a person, you cannot control your own neurosis, then as a person you want to control the whole world. What a fool you are. You have not learned one thing: that beyond self, there is nothing. It is the self-control, which matters in life.
Yogi Bhajan 10/9/1985

Life is a very simple challenge. The process God wanted was to give you a living life, let you be born at a certain place of longitude and latitude, and let you experience your life from there onward, so that you can feel the great depth in a small thing called body. The caliber of this body is not big or small, but it has the capacity to give you the experience of God, and the history of man through the centuries has found some people rise to the point to become saints. That does not mean everybody can rise to the point of a saint and that also does not mean, nobody can rise to the point of saint.
Yogi Bhajan 10/9/1985

Life is not given to you for any other reason but to experience your own creativity and your own Self in the dignity of its existence. If by virtue of prostitution – which is mental or physical, social or religious, personal or impersonal – one can become great, then greatness shall have no meaning at all. It is through personal dignity and personal sacrifice for that personal dignity, that man achieves anything within himself. It is the fulfillment in you, it is the consciousness in you, which can heal you, which can uplift you and which can give you the grace, which you need to live with. Your basic idea that you can live with a lot of games is wrong to begin with. It shall be proven to you to be wrong in the end.
Yogi Bhajan 10/9/1985

Our mental consciousness sometimes is so limited that we cannot even see beyond our own nose, and mostly we don’t even see the tip of our nose. Forget about seeing beyond it.
Yogi Bhajan 10/9/1985

You have been told again and again that this planet is just like a motel where you come and visit, and the purpose of the visit is to enjoy, to relax and to excel. But what you are trying to find out for yourself are plays for your emotional games, and it’s not understood that you ever will wake up and find yourself, not in contrast of the flow of life. When you are in between the thirties and forties or forties and fifties, whatever your state of mind is, you are still trying to search and find out and perhaps when you will be eighty or ninety, you will be still searching to find out. Searching and finding out is a good thing. But it’s bad when it doesn’t end anywhere.
Yogi Bhajan 10/9/1985

You can learn from your spiritual teacher or you can learn from the hand of the times, it’s the same thing. We have to heal ourselves of the indignity and the process we are in. We are not asking you to listen to me or to anybody. We are asking you to stop one thing. The time has come when you must understand that life is nothing but a basic commitment and if you ever want to control something, better to control your emotions, your commotions, your neurosis and your own tongue, which scatters the filth all around.
Yogi Bhajan 10/9/1985

Every wise man will be aware, when he teaches Kundalini Yoga or talks about it, that there are very strong do's and don'ts. You cannot teach Kundalini Yoga if you cannot come out of your psycho-electromagnetic field to protect your student in the Universe. Kundalini Yoga is not dangerous for the person who learns it; it is dangerous for the person who teaches it. If he cannot project health, forget it.

There are twenty-two types of Yoga. If you study each one for one year it will take you twenty-two years. So study awareness. Awareness of totality is Kundalini. Kundalini the mother of awareness, the mother of fulfillment, of creation, is not an occult power; it is not a gimmick. It is awareness; it is a totality of the personality of the being. It is not one religion or one God we are going to meet. A man who practices Kundalini Yoga neither meets nor seeks God. God seeks him. He does not meditate, God meditates on him. He is the center of the whole nucleus. When he vibrates, the Universe vibrates with him.

The law of consciousness is not my law or your law. Kundalini is not my yoga or your yoga. It is a union of the individual consciousness with the Supreme Consciousness.
Yogi Bhajan 1980

Teacher can tell you what to do; wise man can explain what to do; but you have to do it! Money can only buy technology, not experience, which is always personal. Meditation is a very personal thing.
Yogi Bhajan 7/23/1987

My only judge is my own higher consciousness.
Yogi Bhajan 12/1/1981

Life is defined as a simple flow of life. Whosoever lets it flow shall live happily; whosoever complicates it shall live unhappily.
Yogi Bhajan 1989

Question (Student): Is the best way to teach our children to be noble is by being noble ourselves?

Reply: There is no better way to teach than to demonstrate nobility against their tantrums. Every child is a Swami Trauma. To make him a Yogi Rama, it still takes a lot of noble behavior on the part of the parents. Children have the right to deal with the traumas. That gives them the aggressiveness to know and to investigate. To expect children to totally get rid of traumas is totally wrong. It means people want their children to be vegetables. Children have the right to create a trauma. Rama means the giver of sun and moon, whereas trauma is the act of ego, which a child picks up very perfectly. The children of trauma can be very perfect. No actors can act like them. They are very good. Children can make a father go berserk; children can make a mother and father fight like fighting cocks. They do create environments that adults cannot even understand, because adults lose their innocence. Adults feel that children do not know anything. Actually, children know that adults do not know anything.
Yogi Bhajan 7/2/1978

Can a child get into meditation and prayer?
Children are the best. I had a brother who was meditating when he was three years old. I have seen children who are very meditative.
Yogi Bhajan 7/23/1987

In the beginning there was the Word. Word was with God, and Word was God. You are what you say. Do not say anything, which others do not understand. Do not say anything, which you do not mean to say. And do not say anything, which when you have said it, you cannot perform or stand by it.
Yogi Bhajan

One must have a mastery of one's self. One must know inside one's self; not only inside the physical body, but inside the mental body, too.
Yogi Bhajan 3/27/1979

Prayer is the only power we have. It is my personal individual belief that prayer can change the universe. Politics and power cannot.
Yogi Bhajan 12/14/1977

If you can rhythmically slow down your breath to four breaths a minute, you can indirectly control your mind and slow it down from its obnoxious behavior.
Yogi Bhajan 7/23/1987

Service creates a permanent love and friendship. Self-discipline creates grace. And a neutral mind creates wisdom. These are the rules of life.
Yogi Bhajan 6/11/1995

You love your children? You do. They are beautiful. Isn't that innocent soul in you also your life child? Have you kissed your soul? Have you hugged your soul? Have you communicated with the soul in the morning at the ambrosial hours when there is absolutely no disturbance? Sadhana is nothing but where a disciplined one, the lover, talks to our own soul. It is nothing but where one cleans his own mind. Sadhana is nothing but where one prepares for the day to become kind and compassionate for everyone, including the enemies.
Yogi Bhajan 4/19/1978

We are told that to forgive is a very great religious act, very pious. Actually when you forgive, you just stop your own further aggravation and nervous breakdown. The greatest ruin to your mental health is your thought of vengeance. It accelerates the self-destruct mode.
Yogi Bhajan 6/11/1990

Serve all without classification or discrimination. Discrimination means you have reservation, which comes from fear, phobia, non-Infinity.
Yogi Bhajan 6/11/1990

We need to develop security through intuition. A person with less intuition will have proportionally more doubt in life. That person will be more vulnerable to crises, and will have more conflicts.
Yogi Bhajan 7/23/1987

Wealth is in the health of your communication. And communication is the essence of your commitment.
Yogi Bhajan 10/12/1985

Life is a very real gift. If you do not honor your own gift, and if you do not value your own gift, nobody else is going to do it.
Yogi Bhajan 1985

Depression is nothing but human duality. Human anger is nothing but misunderstanding. Cowardice, slandering and discouragement are nothing but fear.
Yogi Bhajan 6/27/1997

The greatest disease on this planet is self-stress. And you must understand, there's nothing more precious than self-healing.
Yogi Bhajan 11/17/1993

See the creative act of God in everyone. Understand that bad and good are part of God's domain. Your job is to communicate the best of you.
Yogi Bhajan 6/11/1990

Each good wish, each prayer, is the power to extend happiness. That is the power of the prayer. There is no power or worship in this universe greater than prayer. There is no love other than the prayer. Whosoever knows the art and power of worship will become God.
Yogi Bhajan

Normal human behavior is to talk straight. If you are angry, talk angry. If you are pleasant, talk pleasant. The problem starts when you are angry and you talk pleasant.
Yogi Bhajan 11/30/1977


You have to understand the purpose of life. The purpose of life is to do something which will live forever.
Yogi Bhajan

Dharma is my mission; I'm a servant of it. I've got to serve it. You have to decide whether you want to inherit it or you don't want to inherit it.
Yogi Bhajan 3/12/1989

When the heart gets into prayer, every beat of the heart creates a miracle.
Yogi Bhajan

It is not how spiritual one is, it is how spiritually one faces calamity. Spirituality is when all is gone, and there is nothing to hope for, you become the hope and you are not gone. That is spirituality.
Yogi Bhajan

When oneness is because I am alive, you are alive; when oneness is because of time and space - my friend, oneness has not been found. Oneness is, wherever you are, I am. Wherever I am, you are there. That is oneness. Once you have belonged to me and I have belonged to you, then it is the end of all that searching. Oneness is that amalgamation within the mind. As long as the oneness is the amalgamation of the body, it is the temple of grossness. Oneness is a subtle thing. It is not gross. It cannot be seen; it can be felt.
Yogi Bhajan 1975

May the grace of God be with us, may our virtues come through, may our personality come through with the power of intuition so that we can seed the seeds for prosperity and perpetual infinity of enjoyment in our life, fully protected by God’s grace.
Yogi Bhajan

Value your breath; it is the direct link with your Creator.
Yogi Bhajan

Fall in love with your Sadhana and give yourself the gift of mental discipline. Master your mind; you will master your environment. A yogi remains unaffected by good and bad. (See You Have 10 Bodies.)
Yogi Bhajan 7/7/1998

Mentally say, "I, so and so, do hereby promise and pledge on this sacred time of the day that I will always try my level best to meditate on each breath of mine and will think of it as a gift of the divine".
Yogi Bhajan

Sing songs that relate to the spirit; it is such a beautiful emotional release. You will always be grateful to yourself. It is a perfect way to stay sane.
Yogi Bhajan

Just understand, there's another power. It's called 'the mind.' You have a mind and you have an ego. But mind and ego come of the Universal Id. You are part of that Universal Id. Every mind computes its desire without you, and the mastermind responds. When you can develop that response, life becomes comfortable, happy, relaxed.
Yogi Bhajan 3/13/1990

You have to learn only one thing. This planet belongs to God. God rotates this planet. Let God take care of your routine. Do not interfere. Spare yourself from pain, tragedy, desperation and desolation.
Yogi Bhajan 9/2/1991

Self control is not a discipline, self control is not a brake, self control is not something, self control is whether you are in touch with your soul or not. It is mental, it is not physical, it has nothing to do with nonsense.
Yogi Bhajan 3/31/1990

Let us not waste our time in hatred and pulling each other down and trying to control. If I want to give something to somebody, forgive. Forgiveness is the biggest gift you can give to yourself and to others. That is the way to go. Understand that we are all one for one God, for one-clay of the five elements. Our existence is for oneness. In duality we lose everything. In oneness we find the reality.
Yogi Bhajan 5/20/1995

If we squeeze down, close down ourselves, and start judging and punishing and laying rules on each other, all we are creating is fear. We can only win by love. Love has no side. Love is not a box. Love doesn't mean that you love somebody and you can put somebody in a box and close the lid. Love is an openness of heart, vastness of mind, and the brightness of the soul.
Yogi Bhajan 5/20/1995

Regardless of your history of abuses or kindness, opportunity, or challenge, it is within you to direct your mind. You can be a saint, you can be a human, or you can be a demon. You can act as an animal at the altitude of impulse and ground; as an earthling human at the altitude of feelings and horizon; or as an angel at the altitude of essence, Infinity, and the cosmos. It is your choice.
Yogi Bhajan

Life is a very tasteful thing. Life is a very enjoyable thing. Life is a very complete thing. Life is so infinite because it is part of that Infinity called God. The purpose of you is to recognize who you are. You are God. An artist is an artist. The art represents the artist. You are the art and God is the artist. You are the finite and God is the Infinity. God is the source and you are recourse to represent that source. Religion is a science of reality and the art of happiness.
Yogi Bhajan 10/11/1989

What is happiness? If the flow of the breath of life and the current of the life is strong enough, it will carry you through all unhappiness, all adversity, all challenges; you will swim. If your current is strong and your voltage is all right, and your filament is all right, and your vacuum is okay, and your cover is fine, you will be the brightest bulb in the world. If one thing is missing, you are out. If the outer casing blows up, you'll be just smoke. If the filament gives out, there's no current to pass through and no brightness can come.
Yogi Bhajan 10/11/1989

My question is, "Are you happy?" If you are happy, you are wonderful. If you are not happy, you are worthless to yourself. Unhappiness will create tragedy one way or the other for everybody. If there is anything that's a sin or anything evil, it's unhappiness. You spread it. You chew it. You cook it. You manufacture it. You share it. You create it. You give it to each other like an infectious disease. I don't think syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, AIDS, or anything is as dangerous as the "touch of unhappiness.
Yogi Bhajan 10/11/1989

Your reliability will give people the courage to trust you. Their trust will give you the power to carry a situation. A leader carries and serves people. Learn to lead as a seva; people will love you, and you will continue to expand.
Yogi Bhajan 2/20/2004

Nobody wants me. Nobody loves me. Everybody hates me." Is it human? Are you human? You are very simple, beautified gorillas. That's what you are. You are not human. Human has an elevation. A mountain, which is not high enough is not called "mountain." You call it a "hill." A mountain is a mountain and when a mountain is constant, and consistent, it is called a "range." You are just moles; you try to pretend. You have an exaggerated personal projection of your personality, which you cannot control, you cannot deliver, and you cannot feel. You have become so insensitive to your own mental capacity. Forgive me. You have no sensitivity. When you talk to a person, you cannot put your personality in the other person's shoes. You have absolutely no idea how to compute or feel what the other point of view is, what the other person feels, what the other person is going through. You want what you want. If you want what you want, you have no connection to be social. And man is a social animal. There has to be mutuality and there's nothing mutual in you. Therefore there's nothing real in you. Your biggest weapon is kindness and compassion. That requires intelligence and courage. That requires flexibility and intuition.
Yogi Bhajan 10/11/1989

You have the birthright to be happy. You are not happy because you are competing and comparative with something over which you have no control. You have no control over Infinity. And if you have no control over Infinity, don't try to control it. Flow with it, you can reach anywhere. Fight with it, you'll be unhappy. Happiness is your birthright. It cannot be taken away from you.
Yogi Bhajan 10/11/1989

Our sentiments, our feelings, our psychology, our projection, our faith, our thoughts, our sex, our make-ups, they cannot make up for our inner happiness. And if the glass is empty, who can quench the thirst? If you are not over happy, you cannot share anything. You will just play the game. Happiness is a by-product of the totality of life, which has to be shared compassionately and kindly with all. Some cups of life are empty. They have to be filled. And you must fill them. But you must have it to fill it.
Yogi Bhajan 10/11/1989

You know two things: hurry and worry. You have sorrow today and you have a fear of tomorrow. You do not feel the presence of God. You did not feel it yesterday, you do not feel it today, and you don't have a hope tomorrow. If you put your tomorrow in the hand of the One who created you, you shall not have sorrow.
Yogi Bhajan 10/11/1989

You've got to accept everything, good, bad, better, best, rotten, or impossible. All is the property of God. Do you see that on some chain link fences it says, "Property of U.S. Federal Government. Trespassing not allowed." Have you read that? On the roadside you'll find those simple wires and there’s a simple plaque. You should put a plaque before your eyes. You should put a plaque on your ears. You should put a plaque on your mouth: "Property of Almighty God.”
Yogi Bhajan 10/11/1989

If you are willing to look at another person's behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time cease to react at all.
Yogi Bhajan

Mankind has to drop the war tendencies and come to realize that peace is the only way. We have to give peace a chance and that's all for us. In your day, give one minute to peace. Sit down and just relax, feel peaceful inside and give a prayer to honor those who work for peace and for the tranquility of all mankind. Let us honor ourselves. Let us recognize our inner peace. Meditate in your own way. Get into any posture you want and pray deeply for your inner peace and for the entire mankind.
Yogi Bhajan 6/10/1989

Bring in tranquility and tranquilize yourself through self-hypnosis in your tranquility, in your steadfastness, and in your love for entire mankind. We need the deepest prayer, concentration and strength of the inner mind for universal peace so that mankind can live. Give Mother Earth the chance to be in peace. Give mankind the chance to live. Give children of the future a chance to enjoy the faculty that the Creator has created for us. At this time your mental projection in peace can change the warring minds. Peace has a price -- the head and heart of all of us. Let us pray.
Yogi Bahjan 6/10/1989

Technically speaking, when you speak or hear anything negative, it pollutes your mind. If you do anything negative, it pollutes your body. If you deny anything positive, it weakens your spirit, your soul.
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