Today: “It is a normal thing in human behavior to be selfish” – Yogi Bhajan

SSSYWa“It is a normal thing in human behavior to be selfish. You can’t get away from it, but you can channel it. Be selfish to the extent of being known as generous. Cater to the image to be selflessly serviceful to others.” Yogi Bhajan

 

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Today: “To be spiritual is to give and give” – Yogi Bhajan

SSSYWa“To be spiritual is to give and give, never to expect back, as clouds give rain and never come down to take the water back. And your life exists on that giving. There is nothing to learning to be spiritual; learn from the clouds that give you the light and the spirit of giving through their own drops of water which create huge vegetation for you. “ Yogi Bhajan

 

Meditation

Today: “  If you abandon your inner core, you will only know conflict, within and without” – I Ching

 

While savoring life and the world, do not be swept away by the many delights.  If you abandon your inner core, you will only know conflict, within and without.  Stay steady and strong.

Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching

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.
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.
CONFLICT DEVELOPS when one feels himself to be in the right and runs into opposition. If one is not convinced of being in the right, opposition leads to craftiness or high-handed encroachment but not to open conflict.
If a man is entangled in a conflict, his only salvation lies in being so clear- headed and inwardly strong that he is always ready to come to terms by meeting the opponent halfway. To carry on the conflict to the bitter end has evil effects even when one is the right, because the enmity is then perpetuated. It is important to see the great man, that is, an impartial man whose authority is great enough to terminate the conflict amicably or assure a just decision. In times of strife, crossing the great water is to be avoided, that is, dangerous enterprises are not to be begun, because in order to be successful they require concerted unity of focus. Conflict within weakens the power to conquer danger without.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 26

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Today: I Ching

 

Tao Te Ching – Verse 26 – The heavy is the root of the light. The unmoved is the source of all movement.

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The heavy is the root of the light.
The unmoved is the source of all movement.

Thus the Master travels all day
without leaving home.
However splendid the views,
she stays serenely in herself.
Why should the lord of the country
flit about like a fool?
If you let yourself be blown to and fro,
you lose touch with your root.
If you let restlessness move you,
you lose touch with who you are.
(translation by Stephen Mitchell, 1995)
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Lecture: NM0399-20010512 – The Power of Shushmana

The Power of Shushmana

Yogi  Bhajan,  Ph.D.    May  12th,  2001    Espanola,  NM,  USA

The  ida,  pingala  and  shushmana  are  our  essence.  3000  years  ago  the  energy  channels  of the  ida,  pingala  and shushmana were  known  as  the  human body’s  support  system.  We  understand  the  ida and  pingala through  their relationship with  the  left  and  right  nostrils,  but the  shushmana is  not understood.  The  shushmana  is  considered to  be  the  central  nerve  inside  and  outside  the  spine.

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