“You know, the only thing that goes wrong with us is that we forget. ” – Yogi Bhajan

“You know, the only thing that goes wrong with us is that we forget. Look at the word “forget.” “For-get. What do you mean by “get”? And what do you mean by “for”? “For” means “to.” “To get.” So you forget that Giveth is Giveth, and has been given. So, “to get” you “forget” you are divine. I’m not joking. Do you understand why you forget? What for? To get what? What happens when you are “to get?” You forget that you are getting that which you are getting, not what God is giving you. When God gives you something, you won’t forget.” Yogi Bhajan

 

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Today: “Man and his manners are a very basic situation which we must understand.” Yogi Bhajan

Man and his manners are a very basic situation which we must understand. We must look at things the way God is looking at things. Our purity lies in our originality. Our intuition lies in our innocence. Somebody is telling you, or you are telling yourself (mostly you are telling yourself), that you are wrong this ck home victorious.” Yogi Bhajan
missing, you are handicapped. That’s the gist of my Ph.D. on the psychology of communication. Regardless of what we understand or do not understand, we are what we speak. That’s how we are known.” Yogi Bhajan

 

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Today:”Follow your heart. Find the power in your joy.” – From the I Ching

Follow your heart.  Find the power in your joy.  Talk it over with friends.  Work together.

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#58

The joyous mood is infectious and therefore brings success. But joy must be based on steadfastness if it is not to degenerate into uncontrolled mirth. Truth and strength must dwell in the heart, while gentleness reveals itself in social intercourse. In this way one assumes the right attitude toward God and man and achieves something. Under certain conditions, intimidation without gentleness may achieve something momentarily, but not for all time. When, on the other hand, the hearts of men are won by friendliness, they are led to take all hardships upon themselves willingly, and if need be will not shun death itself, so great is the power of joy over men.  Knowledge should be a refreshing and vitalising force. It becomes so only through stimulating intercourse with congenial friends with whom one holds discussion and practices application of the truths of life. In this way learning becomes many-sided and takes on a cheerful lightness, whereas there is always something ponderous and one-sided about the learning of the self-taught.

 

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Today: “Be true to your own nature.  Do not be swayed by the drumbeat of tribalism” – From the I Ching

Be true to your own nature.  Do not be swayed by the drumbeat of tribalism.

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#25, line 4, #42

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.”
We cannot lose what really belongs to us, even if we throw it away. Therefore we need have no anxiety. All that need concern us is that we should remain true to our own natures and not listen to others.
Sacrifice on the part of those above for the increase of those below fills the people with a sense of joy and gratitude that is extremely valuable for the flowering of the commonwealth. When people are thus devoted to their leaders, undertakings are possible, and even difficult and dangerous enterprises will succeed. Therefore in such times of progress and successful development it is necessary to work and make the best use of the time. This time resembles that of the marriage of heaven and earth, when the earth partakes of the creative power of heaven, forming and bringing forth living beings.
While observing how thunder and wind increase and strengthen each other, a man can note the way to self-increase and self-improvement. When he discovers good in others, he should imitate it and thus make everything on earth his own. If he perceives something bad in himself, let him rid himself of it. In this way he becomes free of evil. This ethical change represents the most important increase of personality.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 77
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