”Do not accept quick fixes for an undesirable situation.” – a reading from the I Ching

Do not accept quick fixes for an undesirable situation.  Only when your intuition offers the proposed solution will you be satisfied with the results.

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#54

This is at best a Marriage of Convenience.
You have found yourself in desperate straits, a position of weakness, and you are tempted to pay dearly for a remedy.
A drowning man isn’t picky about who throws him a rope.
The rescue offered to you now is undesirable.
It may pull you out of this sticky situation, but it will cause even greater predicaments down the road.
Don’t obligate yourself in this way.
You are selling your future for a quick fix today.

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Today: I Ching – Previous Readings

 

Today: “You have a life. How are you going to fit in? How are you going to come out of your shell? ” – Yogi Bhajan

“You have a life. How are you going to fit in? How are you going to come out of your shell? How are you going to come out of your cocoon? How are you going to deal with everybody with openness of self? How can you open so much that you can embrace everything? How can you close yourself so that you can be?” Yogi Bhajan

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What else Yogi Bhajan said

”Hold to doing what you know works. Keep up.” – a reading from the I Ching

Hold to doing what you know works.  Keep up.  If you demand immediate results your efforts will be for nothing.
Keeping up, you will develop awesome power to do anything.

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#32, line 1, #34

Duration is a state whose movement is not worn down by hindrances. It is not a state of rest, for mere standstill is regression. Duration is rather the self- contained and therefore self-renewing movement of an organised, firmly integrated whole, taking place in accordance with immutable laws and beginning anew at every ending. The end is reached by an inward movement, by inhalation, systole, contraction, and this movement turns into a new beginning, in which the movement is directed outward, in exhalation, diastole, expansion.
Heavenly bodies exemplify duration. They move in their fixed orbits, and because of this their light-giving power endures. The seasons of the year follow a fixed law of change and transformation, hence can produce effects that endure.
So likewise the dedicated man embodies an enduring meaning in his way of life, and thereby the world is formed. In that which gives things their duration, we can come to understand the nature of all beings in heaven and on earth.
Whatever endures can be created only gradually by long-continued work and careful reflection. In the same sense Lao Tzu says:
“If we wish to compress something, we must first let it fully expand.”
He who demands too much at once is acting precipitately, and because he attempts too much, he ends by succeeding in nothing.
The Awesome Power available in this hexagram stems from what the Taoists call your Te, a term not perfectly translated into English.
Roughly, it is your Integrity — not in the Western sense of honor — but more in the psychological definition of a full integration of Who You Are.
This Awesome Power is achieved only by fully embracing both the good and the bad, the strong and the weak, the masculine and the feminine — all polarities within you.
Such self-knowledge spawns a Mastery tempered with the humility necessary to rein in and harness this Awesome Power.

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Today: I Ching – Previous Readings

 

Today: “The first faculty of a Teacher is to identify to one’s self that one is a Teacher.” – Yogi Bhajan

“The first faculty of a Teacher is to identify to one’s self that one is a Teacher. Then one must identify to the whole world that one is a Teacher. Third, one should know there’s nothing else but a teacher. Those three things are essential. Let yourself know once and for all that you are a Teacher. Let the whole world know once and for all that you are Teacher. Less than this you are phony, you are a ruthless liar, you are good for nothing, you are a fake, and you have no reality whatsoever. I don’t want to be more abusive than this, but if you can add something, it’s fine.” Yogi Bhajan

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What else Yogi Bhajan said

”Store up your great powers.  Not for the purpose of exercising them, rather, to teach that greatness to those who will look up to you.  ” – a reading from the I Ching

Store up your great powers.  Not for the purpose of exercising them, rather, to teach that greatness to those who will look up to you.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching

#26, line 3, #4

To hold firmly to great creative powers and store them up, as set forth in this hexagram, there is need of a strong, clear-headed man who is honored by the ruler. The trigram Ch’ien points to strong creative power; Kên indicates firmness and truth. Both point to light and clarity and to the daily renewal of character. Only through such daily self-renewal can a man continue at the height of his powers. Force of habit helps to keep order in quiet times; but in periods when there is a great storing up of energy, everything depends on the power of the personality. However, since the worthy are honored, as in the case of the strong personality entrusted with leadership by the ruler, it is an advantage not to eat at home but rather to earn one’s bread by entering upon public office. Such a man is in harmony with heaven; therefore even great and difficult undertakings, such as crossing the great water, succeed.
The way opens; the hindrance has been cleared away. A man is in contact with a strong will acting in the same direction as his own, and goes forward like one good horse following another. But danger still threatens, and he must remain aware of it, or he will be robbed of his firmness. Thus he must acquire skill on the one hand in what will take him forward, and on the other in what will protect him against unforeseen attacks. It is good in such a pass to have a goal toward which to strive.
IN THE TIME OF youth, folly is not an evil. One may succeed in spite of it, provided one finds an experienced teacher and has the right attitude toward him. This means, first of all, that the youth himself must be conscious of his lack of experience and must seek out the teacher. Without this modesty and this interest there is no guarantee that he has the necessary receptivity, which should express itself in respectful acceptance of the teacher. This is the reason why the teacher must wait to be sought out instead of offering himself. Only thus can the instruction take place at the right time and in the right way.
A teacher’s answer to the question of a pupil ought to be clear and definite like that expected from an oracle; thereupon it ought to be accepted as a key for resolution of doubts and a basis for decision. If mistrustful or unintelligent questioning is kept up, it serves only to annoy the teacher. He does well to ignore it in silence, just as the oracle gives one answer only and refuses to be tempted by questions implying doubt. Given in addition a perseverance that never slackens until the points are mastered one by one, real success is sure to follow. Thus the hexagram counsels the teacher as well as the pupil.

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Today: I Ching – Previous Readings

 

Lecture: The meaning of love

Lecture: The meaning of love

There is a very popular saying. If you make all good things you will go to heaven, if not you will go to hell but anyway you will go somewhere. So don’t be very serious about life. Because you have not understood one concept. Life is not what you think it is. Life is seventy percent free of you. That is one thing you cannot adjust. I am not against ego, it is a good thing to keep you identified. I have my identity. This is my car. This is my home. This is my wife. And this is my baby, this is my child and this is my uncle and this is my niece. All that stuff is fine. I am not upset with it. But that is it. Everybody doesn’t become your uncle. Every baby is not your baby. Every wife is not your wife. We are very limited by our concept. So we think wife is that which is this, this, this. We precisely put a duty on it and we precisely put a duty on a relationship. Relationship has a duty, duty has a relationship and I love you, you hate me, I hate you, you love me. This is not a concept. Concept is very simple.

How many of you know the meaning of love tonight. Do you have any idea what love means? Yeah. Say it. come on what is love? Sacrifice. Sacrifice and love, forget it. I won’t sacrifice a penny for love, are you kidding? Feelings, feelings and emotions and commotions and desire is an automatic body system on which you have no control. If you become a yogi or a saint or a godly person still they are there and you have no control. Simply you are on a boat you can go over the waves. That doesn’t mean there are no waves and if anybody is selling you the bill of goods once you do this you will become this. It is a bunch of lies. No truth in it, absolutely no truth in it. You are going to tell me Jesus Christ never went to urinate and Guru Nanak never went to bathroom. Are you kidding? It is there, it is there. Biological and mental equilibrium always creates itself and it is there. It has nothing to do with it. What is love? Come on quick. Grace, infinity, love you pick up from a lecture doesn’t sound right. It is too much it is totally sexual. I understand. You might be horny, I do understand, that is okay. Sometimes everybody gets horny. You have the privilege that is okay. I think we should start finding husband for you. That is okay.

Love is a trust? Trust is a fiber of love. It is not love itself. Without trust there is no love. Love is blind, you know. Trust makes you blind, simple thing. They call it blind trust even.
Absolutely I am a Catholic so we can understand. It is a Catholic version of love. I agree with you. I have been to Sacred Heart you know. It is ok, anyway, it is forever. Good, but good commercial, putting another person before you and then doing what? Putting before you and then what. This is Los Angeles honey, be careful what you say. It is a very serious community.

State of being? That sounds metaphysically correct. Now look, twenty years I have taught you love, I have spoken about it. I have said it many, many times and here I am sitting tonight and asking you to define one thing which I believe in.
When you touch your soul? You can touch it with a fork too.

Love is love. That is the best way to say it, I agree but we need to define it.
Love is an experience of selflessness within oneself. But you never understood it so why should I believe it. It is true. Love is an experience of self within oneself, but what it is. What love is as a physical identity. What love is. Do you have ever understood?
(acceptance?) No, no, no, you accept without love also. If there is a buck we accept quicker.
(compassion?) Compassion is a human angelic nature. Compassion and kindness are not human. That is the angelic part of you. To serve and save a person is a human part. To exploit and play is the animalistic part.You have three parts in you. And they cannot be separate. They play their role. Love. Am I in love tonight. Anybody can tell me what love is. You know there was a, first let us hear her.
(trusting and believing?) Trusting and believing. That is a good religious idea. But that is not love. When I came in United States and I went to Tucson and there was a huge gathering. We used to have a free kitchen feeding all the people and we were very well known in the community and I went there and there was my first meeting, open meeting with people and there was a one young man, he said, “Are you a yogi?” I said, “Internationally recognized, personally experienced and for you to just acknowledge.” He said, “Okay have you found God?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “Where?” I said, “In English dictionary.” And I still make joke about it and it is true. That is the only one place you have to find word God. Nowhere else. Everywhere else God won’t exist alone. God is this and God is that. It is all a faculty.

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Okay what is love? No anger and no fear. No, no, that is one part. Okay love is a force. Love is a creative force within a human which makes the impossible possible. Infinite as finite. That is what I wanted to tell you. Which nobody will tell you. It is only the focus, magnitude of the magnetic force of the love of a little human being that God appears. The unknown is experienced, the infinity is acknowledged.

Do you understand what I am saying? Now this cannot be accepted religiously. If this is accepted religiously then the commercial part of the religion is over. Bucket won’t have the money, priest won’t have the pay, church won’t have the huge building. Therefore religiously it is not acceptable or tolerable to say love is a magnetic force to create the experience of infinity into finite. It means it brings God to earth. It is not acceptable. So much is the gimmick of the religion and so much is the power of the religion that it won’t let you think that way. Because the whole thing is at stake then every Tom, Dick and Harry will say, “Well I am in love therefore God is with me, why to go to church. Why to pray? Why to do this? Why to do that? So basically because it can be used by the lunatics, the religion stood very strongly against defined love. So when things are defined in a human concept they are not organic. Branded cow is not a free cow. Branded stock belongs to the ranch. Do you understand what I am saying? If human does not understand the beauty of the freedom and expansion and totality how can human grasp infinity and what is the idea to be human then. The idea to be human is to grasp infinity in finite. And there is only one force which can do it and that is love. Love is not how you made sex. That is a sex. How you slept well, that is not. How many nights you, how many times a night you did love. That you ‘make’ love. That is your problem. That is your juice. It has nothing to do with the love we talk about. Love is a creative force in every living human being. Which can manifest, manifest the experience of infinity in the finite five senses. You understand or it is all alien to you?

“Sach kahoo”, this is Guru Gobind Singh in his own words. “Sach kahoo sun laoo sabhe jaan jin prem keo tin he prabh paoo.” He describes all faculties of all worships from top to bottom and this is his last line. “Sach kaoo sun laoo sabhe jaan.” Truth I am speaking that every human being hear it, “sach kahoo sun laoo sabhe jaan.” Hear you all people. If we talk on the sermon language it will be, hear you all people behold and hear me my people. Those who have loved have found God. “Jin prem keo tin hee prabh paoo.” Those who have love they are the only ones who have found God. Others can’t. There is no other way.

Because when you are in love you will have no question. When you are in love you will have no question, you don’t need an answer. When you have no answer, you have no question. One thing will happen, the mother nature will start serving you. That is the law. That is how the prosperity, richness, gifts and “tel mehl tan ko meleh, jeh peh sant ….” Services and palaces are the disposal of those where saints have given their blessing. What is a blessing? Blessing is nothing but a state of bliss in which pain is there but it becomes pleasure. You know? You go and the doctor puts that thing on your nose and after that he opens his eyes he says, “Well he is in bliss, he is gone. He is not here.” And you cut the arm, you cut the leg you stitch it up, you do the whole thing and few hours later when this guys gets up, he says, “Ah, ah, what happened?” You know, same guy who didn’t even move. You understand? Bliss and no bliss is like that. When you are in bliss no temptation can get you. When you are in bliss no temptation gets you. When you are in bliss no temptation will get you. Nothing can hit you hard enough that you have to cow down or bow down. Nothing can break it. Nothing, I mean nothing. You know what I mean when I say nothing? It means God itself can’t do it.

That is why they say “Ram kee bandhee bagat chudaee,…….” A knot given by God can be unknotted by a man of God, but knot given by a man of God cannot be unknotted by God because the authority must…

Let us put it in a simple political science. D gero must exist to cover defecto, defecto must cover degero to exist. It is a law. If you ever read political economy or political science as a subject. Legal identity must cover the force behind it, force must cover legal identity. That is why when you feel when there is a revolt, if people revolt if the military doesn’t revolt, revolt is not there. But if the military revolts, people may never revolt, things get toppled up.

What is the happiness? Do you know what is the happiness? That is a long order. Don’t work on this it will take you lifetimes to reach. I want you to go straight to it. Absolutely not. What is the question? Your answer has made me forget even the question. Do you remember what was the question? What is happiness? Today I am teaching things which I normally do not teach. That’s why you will forgive me. You are little bit graded up without being notice. What is happiness? Every stone is contented, never changes. Service. Gives you a side of happiness, for the exchange of service, true. That is not total happiness. Then you cannot have happiness. You become God. And God doesn’t know happiness and unhappiness at all. I talked to him, all the time. One thing God doesn’t know, God doesn’t know two sides of the polarity. So if you are looking for one side it has another side, then love doesn’t come in that. Yeah. Happiness runs in a circular motion, life is like a little boat upon the sea. We have forgotten everything, I mean we have started with this. I did not like America I would not have stayed here. No way Jose. Forget it. I mean to say I saw here. It is true, we are very rich and extremely empty. We have everything and we are starving. We have walk-in

closet and we are freezing. Kind of people we can’t believe. You said something. What was it you? Sat Bachan come on. Say it. Inside outside problem is there. That is the problem. That is what I said, we are talking now proportionate happiness. Everything is ratio proportionate. Relevant to a situation. Relevant to action. And you said it. “Chakar chain har baran jaat har paat nahen jeh.” What are you talking. She has been reading that shabd for what? Twenty years and you said you don’t know the meaning of happiness? And you are my granthi. And you are my minister. Granthi is the only one which is my minister is only my minister. Everybody else is your congregation. Stand up. Wait, wait, wait, let us nail her down. That is what they did to Jesus. Why not she is no above that. Come on, read that shabd loud and clear. Not that, no music here and no tabla business. Read it loud.

(Student reads first pauri of Jaap Sahib in Gurmukhi and in English:„Chakra Chihan ar barat jat ar bat nahin je…“)

They want to hear it. They don’t understand this language at all, I know. What is the English translation of it. Anybody has a peace lagoon. You are from where. Columbus Ohio, you will have a Peace Lagoon. That is the difference, people in the court of the kings, they always come without underwears. You will have it. None of you have. Do you see this. You must be outside Los Angeles. Am I guessing it right? See. Outposts are faithful. You know distance. I am coming to Los Angeles. I will keep my Peace Lagoon. Siri Singh Sahib asked for it. Here it is. Sorry. It normally happens. That is how religion deteriorate. Because practices become weak. Faith becomes shallow and in shallow port no ship lands. No commerce akes place. Just remember. The strength of man is in depth. Stand up. (Sat Kirn Kaur stands up) So what is happiness. When life is experienced beyond ratio and proportion. Uncomparative, uncomparative is happiness. It has to be. “Atta, aga, asa, aseh, seh, seh, sa, na, seh seh sa na seh seh heh.” Learn language. God you people are just limited like little frogs living a little life and you can’t even see. Just get to imagination. It is not reality. Everything is proportionately in ratio and ratio in proportion. What they call those two words. We compute and comparative and everything is subject to what my values are, what my gains are, what my loss is, what my emotions are, what my feelings are and there is a combination in ratio and proportion. This means this to us, that means that to us. That is the way we learn. A is apple, B is book, C is cat, D is dog. Not A is apple neither you find apple but you learn A. And when you see apple you think of A. That is how you learn. This is a mother, this is a father. All emotions, feelings are defined, proportionate to need and supply and demand. The world is based on supply and demand. Los Angeles cannot go to ocean, cannot go over mountains, the price of the land jump up. Woman is in a teen age, nobody will like to marry. Oh she is not experienced. Woman is in a forty, oh she is too experienced for the job. Nobody wants to marry her either. When she should get married? Nobody knows. Because everything is relevant. I asked somebody, I said, “You are marrying this woman, she is ten years older than you?” He said, “Yeah, I am in love with her.” I said, “Just you are missing one point you should have married your mother not her, but it’s ok. I will give you approval, I don’t mind.” We are nothing but a bunch of psychosomatics.

Religious people are more crazy than others. Because religious people are crazy because they know what is crazy and they still do it so they are a little more crazy. If you don’t know anything you are innocent but if you know something and you do the same you are a little advanced. I was a religious person getting angry, but the one point you should get angry. Religious person has a right to get angry, if it saves life. Mother has the right to yell at child when he is going to take a burning wood and he says, “Ah! John, don’t do it.” I understand that. But everyday she starts yelling, “Ah! John drink milk. Ah! John do this.” John will go crazy. John cannot go even to John.

Today is a very good day. I am going to teach a good class. I am very. I did not move from bed today, morning till now. Couldn’t sleep last night, worked whole night and worked whole day. Did it right on the bed. I thought I will go in the evening to teach a class. It’s a cause “mining the mind and the gold grain”. That is what it is all about. It is a very mysterious class. On this class is based Kabbalah. On this class is based the knowledge of the Vedas, on this class is based the entire spirituality. You understand? Why we love gold? Because it is yellow in color? No. Because it has a gravity, it is heavy and it doesn’t rust. It has that, among the metals it has the infinity. Why it has a yellow color? That orange color of the gold represents the sun power. That’s why. And the difference is that if you take a gold in your hand you will feel it, though the platinum is heavier. If you take two ounces of platinum and two ounces of gold and feel it, you will like gold, not platinum, though platinum is costlier. Because platinum reach the point of all what gold gives but total subtlety. Gold represents reality. Silver represents the beginning. Because silver tarnishes. Just bad wind, silver goes black. Silver is a living sensitivity. That is why we had a fun in class yesterday. I mean you went through pain I understand. Today you will go to hell of it, it is not big deal. You don’t come here to say (kiss, kiss, kiss) I know what kind of enlightenment you need. You need enlightenment, you should invite it to a lunch and you should serve spaghetti and you should roll it so your kundalini should rise when you roll spaghetti and when you put it in the mouth then you should be enlightened. More than that you can’t work, so I know you.

But tonight is mining the gold grain. Where? In your mind. So we have got to work hard and we have got to reach, because mining the gold is very difficult, you know that? Homeopathic has a very simple solution. Aromat X _ pure

gold right into the body. Takes care of it. It was developed by homeopathic people when they found out “there is nothing they can do” so they said, “We have got to do something.” So they turned gold into a total potency of a subtle energy and you understand what aromat 6x can do and what aromat 1M can do? I won’t even discuss it. That is medical opinion but I am just explaining to you man has converted everything into energy and everything in energy into matter. Two things can happen. Matter can be into energy, energy can be into matter. It does not mean anything. My gain is your loss, you lost ten dollars when you entered here, that was mine. Correct? And after I finish my teaching it is my loss it is gone. It is no more mine. You are not willing to accept in principle or the reality that somebody’s gain is somebody’s loss, but in the end neither there is gain nor there is loss. Are you willing to accept that? No. With all your PhD’s with all your spirituality, with all your love and affection, everything, you cannot as a human accept one thing, that there is no loss and no gain. Why? I mean there is no wise man and no idiot. Can you accept it? No. Fact is it is true. This is the only truth. It takes five hundred idiots to prove there is one wise man. That is why there are more idiots than wise man. But actually there is no wise man. It is the five hundred idiots which makes it. Hey wait a minute, did I say something wrong? You don’t believe that. You don’t. Yeah, there is no wise man. Wise man is wise man because there are five hundred idiot men. And wise man cannot be a wise man if there are not five hundred idiot men. It is the five hundred idiot men which have put the whole thing together to make that man wise man. And what is the wisdom? What is the quality of a wise man? Anybody? One who goes to UCLA or USC? Wise man is that who does not speak personal truth. Who does not speak geographical truth. He speaks infinite truth and speaks it again and again and again. A lunatic, a philosopher and a wise man belong to the same category because they have the power of repeat. It is called japa. “Jap, taap, sanjam, taran ni kamaia, seva…..

A truth, if you are hesitant to repeat it, you are no wise. While speaking truth if you are influenced by the other person or by yourself then it is a polluted truth, it is a shaded truth. It is not the truth. There are three truths. One which you know, I don’t know. One which you know, I know. We can’t do anything about it. One which is there, you may not know it, I may not know it, I may know it, you may know it. It is not going to change. Mount Everest is Mount Everest it is a geographical truth. You like it, you hate it, you love it, you don’t love it, Mount Everest remains Mount Everest. But if you know some other mountain which is beautiful, better than your truth it is not mine. I don’t know. But infinite truth is if you ever go on the top of the mountain, Mount Everest you will freeze to death. Doesn’t make any sense. But still people go, spend thousands of dollars, die, do the whole thing, bring avalanche but they just pursue that height. To pursue the height is to pursue the beauty. To pursue the beauty is to pursue it is a love. There are two things. Infinite addiction is love and addiction is habit. But your life runs by addiction. You are all addicted to one thing or another. That is why you repeat the mistakes sometimes. Because it is addiction. Anything in which your senses do not make sense and you do it, is the outcome of addiction. And everyone is addicted. Politician is addicted to politics. A holy man is addicted to religion. A man of God is addicted with God. And a thief is addicted to thievery.

I was seeing a show today that brought professional prostitutes on the scene. This guy whose nose got broken, how the call him? Today his show was on “anonymous prostitutes”. And he asked very insulting question to this lady who was a madame prostitute and she has run the whole thing and she said, “Is it some specable ..” some word he used and the pimp who was there he said, “I have seen you somewhere when I was active.” He got him. And she came to save him and she said, “Well you know. We have also a way to express our self-respect when attacked.” And he said, “Why you ladies do it?” And she said, “When you go about three thousand men a month you don’t even know why you are doing it. It is an addiction. As you drink coffee, as you drink alcohol so you are prostitute. Big deal.” And he was trying to feel terrible about it and I was watching that show and I said, “Hey mister, had they not been prostitute you would not have a show today. It took these three, four, courageous people and that hundred, two hundred people who came to the show to make up the show.” Nobody is good, nobody is bad, thinking makes it so.

And I tell you about spirituality. If a Muslim eats pork, pig, he goes to hell. If a Hindu eats cow or beef he goes to hell. Christian eats both and he thinks he is going to heaven. So I don’t know. Do you understand what is heaven and hell? It is decided who eats who. It is a very funny world. Actually to be very honest with you people have no experience of knowledge, they can only talk about it. Therefore they cannot repeat the truth. Once you have experience, then you are with it, then there is nothing anybody can change you. Then they can shred you. But you will still say the same thing. When Monsieur was put on a cross, his only crime was he said, “I am God, I am the God.” And they said, “You can’t be God.” He said, “I am the God.” They said, “Kill him.” Till his last breath all he said, “I am the God.” Nobody believed then, nobody believes now, but he did believe because all the torture and the pain in the world could not make him say, “I am not God.” And that torture and pain what he went through, only God can stand. Man can’t.

 

Meditation: Golden Grain

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1.  Sit with the back straight and arms up in front at 60°.  Stretch shoulders up, pulling up from ribs.  Thumbs touch sun fingers at the tips.  Close eyes and concentrate at the third eye point.   Look at the screen of the third eye.   Listen and sing Bountiful, Blissful and Beautiful.
13 min.

Inhale, stretch up, stretch shoulders, spine,  angle forward from lower spine, squeeze body, hold, exhale 3x.

    Bountiful, Blissful and Beautiful

I am bountiful, blissful and beautiful
Bountiful, blissful and beautiful I am
Ek Ong Kar
Sat Gur Prasaad
anand bhaiaa mayree maa-ay
Satigur may paia
Satigur ta paia sahayjay seti
Man vajia vadhaia
Rag rataan parvaar paria
Shabad gaavan aia
Shabado ta gavoh Hari kera
Man jini vasai
Kahai Nanak anand hoa
Satigur mai paia

Rest 2 min., moving shoulders and arms in all directions.

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Repeat 1, above, 6 min.

 

 

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2.  Put the hands in front of the face, vertically.  look at the hands, and begin moving the hands facing forward and backward, rapidly, from

the elbow.  Watch the hands as they move.  2 1/2 min.
Inhale, hold, stretch, exhale, relax.

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3.  Repeat 1. above, 3 min., then again 4 min.

 

 

Inhale deeply, lock the back molars, stretch like steel.  Exhale.  Inhale, hold it tight, pull out, stretch, exhale.  Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale deep, hold out.  Pull the navel in and push yourself up.  Stretch (10 sec).  Let go.

LA589-890412-GoldenGrain  (See the complete class transcript, courtesy of Sandro)

Today: “A Teacher is not a human. A human is not a Teacher. It’s a vehicle. It’s a medium.” – Yogi Bhajan

“A Teacher is not a human. A human is not a Teacher. It’s a vehicle. It’s a medium. Man is a medium, like money. Money is a medium. It does what you make it to do. So a human is a medium of the Teacher. A human is not a Teacher. Please don’t misunderstand that. When a human is a Teacher, then we have human problems.” Yogi Bhajan

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What else Yogi Bhajan said

”Examine your intentions to see if they come from a personal agenda.  Look to purity within and align with your highest aspirations.” – a reading from the I Ching

Examine your intentions to see if they come from a personal agenda.  Look to purity within and align with your highest aspirations.

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#25

Man has received from heaven a nature innately good, to guide him in all his movements. By devotion to this divine spirit within himself, he attains an unsullied innocence that leads him to do right with instinctive sureness and without any ulterior thought of reward and personal advantage. This instinctive certainty brings about supreme success and “furthers through perseverance”. However, not everything instinctive is nature in this higher sense of the word, but only that which is right and in accord with the will of heaven. Without this quality of rightness, an unreflecting, instinctive way of acting brings only misfortune. Confucius says about this:
“He who departs from innocence, what does he come to? Heaven’s will and blessing do not go with his deeds.”

Meditation: LA935-980608- Connect the subconscious and intuition

Today: I Ching – Previous Readings

 

Today: “You must have a command of the intuitive self to know exactly what you are” – Yogi Bhajan

“You must have a command of the intuitive self to know exactly what you are, and you must fit in with everybody. That is your surrender—to bring mutuality to any non-reality, reality, lies, and truth—without judgment.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: LA935-980608- Connect the subconscious and intuition

What else Yogi Bhajan said

”Exchange energy, ideas, insights with others, encouraging them.” – a reading from the I Ching

Exchange energy, ideas, insights with others, encouraging them.  Do not follow superficial currents in your social environment.  Really get to know each other.

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#58, line 6, #61

This is the sign of true companionship.
The principals in this situation exchange energy, ideas and feelings, constantly invigorating and encouraging each other to new heights of Spiritual achievement and Self-discovery.
This exchange is not for the glory of the Team, but for furthering the process of each individual’s ‘Te’, or pure potentiality.
If a man is unstable within, the pleasures of the world that he does not shun have so powerful an influence that he is swept along by them. Here it is no longer a question of danger, of good fortune or misfortune. He has given up direction of his own life, and what becomes of him depends upon chance and external influences.
The subject of this hexagram discovers a key to Tranquility by first gaining insight into his own nature, then turning that vision outward.
By resolving inner conflicts and being at peace with himself, he learns to gain insight into others.
In effect, he enters another, sees with the other’s eyes, listens with the other’s ears, feels with the other’s heart.
He then returns to his own center, with new perspective and understanding.

Meditation: Know the Psyche of the Other

Today: I Ching – Previous Readings

 

Today: “You are not what you think you are. ” – Yogi Bhajan

“You are not what you think you are. You are what your glands secrete and at what ratio and proportion they secrete. That is very important. Breath of Fire does it all. Thirty-one minutes of Breath of Fire every day will regulate the pituitary. Pituitary will regulate the entire glandular system. Glandular system will change the nervous system. Nervous system will tell the organic system of the blood to just recapture itself. Breath of Fire is a breath which burns away all diseases and karma. It is a conscious voluntary breath. Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: M060-901121-AWAKEN-KUNDALINI

What else Yogi Bhajan said

Recap: Healing and Meditation Class at Yoga West with Hari Nam Singh 2018-11-07

Manifesting intention through shuniya and the sensory experience

We held a workshop at Yoga West where we researched shuniya in the sensory experience as a healing space.  We focused on the reactivity found in the space of the liver.

Meditations:

Meditation: LA051-780907 – Tune the Vagus Nerve to Cosmic Consciousness

Meditation: LA004 780109 Innocent Thumbs

Workshop Audio:

”There is a return to normalcy in the works.  With this change, keep an open mind and curb any prejudice.” – a reading from the I Ching

There is a return to normalcy in the works.  With this change, keep an open mind and curb any prejudice.  Working together with people dissimilar views will lead to awesome power.

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#19, line 4, #34

The hexagram as a whole points to a time of joyous, hopeful progress. Spring is approaching. Joy and forbearance bring high and low nearer together. Success is certain. But we must work with determination and perseverance to make full use of the propitiousness of the time. And one thing more: spring does not last forever. In the eighth month the aspects are reversed. Then only two strong, light lines are left; these do not advance but are in retreat. We must take heed of this change in good time. If we meet evil before it becomes reality- before it has even begun to stir-we can master it.
Here is shown the open-minded approach of a person of high rank to a man of ability whom he draws into his own circle, regardless of class prejudice. This is very favorable.
The hexagram points to a time when inner worth mounts with great force and comes to power. But its strength has already passed beyond the median line, hence there is danger that one may rely entirely on one’s own power and forget to ask what is right. There is danger too that, being intent on movement, we may not wait for the right time. Therefore the added statement that perseverance furthers. For that is truly great power which does not degenerate into mere force but remains inwardly united with the fundamental principles of right and of justice. When we understand this point – namely, that greatness and justice must be indissolubly united – we understand the true meaning of all that happens in heaven and on earth.

Meditation: NM091 – 19921110 – Self Emboldenment, Engagement, Vision

 

Today: “You were alive (in the womb) by the navel point. So now you combine the navel with the breath. If you can combine that, you can conquer death.” – Yogi Bhajan

“You were alive (in the womb) by the navel point. So now you combine the navel with the breath. If you can combine that, you can conquer death. It is a very simple yogic rule. Five, ten minutes of Breath of Fire is all you need. If you do Breath of Fire, it will cleanse your lungs and make them strong. You will have deep breathing all day, you will have good oxygen in your bloodstream, and you will be young and healthy for a long time. If you do it five to fifteen minutes every day, it is the best way to keep the blood purified, it doesn’t matter what. It’s a direct blood purification system.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: M060-901121-AWAKEN-KUNDALINI

What else Yogi Bhajan said

Today: “The navel point is sometimes misunderstood, but it is the most active point in the entire body.” – Yogi Bhajan

“The navel point is sometimes misunderstood, but it is the most active point in the entire body. This is what the scriptures say. Human grows to life (in the womb) without the breath of life (because the praana comes from the mother) through the navel point. The only energy you had was at the navel point. That is why we stimulate the navel. In Kundalini Yoga there are two points that we stir up: one is the pituitary and the other is the navel point.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: NM249 971230 theorem of the Kundalini Yoga; control your micro & macro consciousness

What else Yogi Bhajan said

”It is time to come together and share the abundance that is given to all.” – a reading from the I Ching

It is time to come together and share the abundance that is given to all.  Poverty and oppressive need are largely the consequences of greed and separateness.  Tear down the walls.

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#48, line 6, #59

There is a Source common to us all. Jung named it the Collective Unconscious.  Others hail it as God within.  Inside each of us are dreamlike symbols and archetypes, emotions and instincts that we share with every other human being.  When we feel a lonely separateness from others, it is not because this Well within has dried up, but because we have lost the means to reach its waters.  You need to reclaim the tools necessary to penetrate to the depths of your fellows.  Then the bonds you build will be as timeless and inexhaustible as the Well that nourishes them.
The well is there for all. No one is forbidden to take water from it. No matter how many come, all find what they need, for the well is dependable. It has a spring and never runs dry. Therefore it is a great blessing to the whole land. The same is true of the really great man, whose inner wealth is inexhaustible; the more that people draw from him, the greater his wealth becomes.
Walls meant to protect have instead separated and isolated.  Your defenses have kept you apart from those whom you most need to touch.  Whatever the reason for discord between you, it is time to lay down your arms.  Dispel the inflexible demands and fears of the Mind so that you may reunite in the Heart.  If you have begrudged, forgive.  If you have torn down, repair.  If you have injured, heal.  If you have judged, pardon.  If you have grasped, let go.

Meditation: NM142 19940615 – Bless the Planet Earth and Let the Heavens Descend in You