Yogi Bhajan’s things to eat

Things to eat.

Oh, why you are making nose now? Normally, a milk and black pepper boiled is not a good human taste, but it is best thing for the pituitary.

There are certain things you have to start learning to drink very often. One is ginger, black pepper boiled in a milk, you ought to, you got to, you have to; that’ll be part of human diet for the rest of the two thousand years! Yes, it won’t change, otherwise you won’t survive. Your pituitary will refuse to act if the penial does not get what it wants. You need extra nerve energy, you need extra purification, you need to get rid of the allergies and there are only two things which can save you from this.

Garlic you eat lot of time but you shall be eating garlic as a full-fledged vegetable because the capacity of the time has gone so fast that you earthlings have to prepare yourselves to match to it. So three roots-garlic, ginger, and onion you have to have.

Those who are going to India, I am telling them ‘eat as many raw onions now, otherwise you will get Delhi belly, you will be just a liability, going to bathroom all the time, there is nothing I can do, water will change, mineral will change, bacteria will change, you will be gone. All in out, out-house but if you just start taking onions now, raw onions and you will be fine. I have to do it myself, you have to do it yourself. I used to think it won’t happen to me but I have become a American now, I went to Mexico this time I came back, it was same thing; I said, “Wow, got it.”

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Today: “Revolt.  Secure your victory.  Then retreat.” – I Ching

Revolt.  Secure your victory.  Then retreat.

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A revolutionary Change must be made forcibly.  There is no negotiating with the Established Order.  Perfect timing is essential.  Let the abuse of power become apparent and oppressive to those around you before making your move.  Lay the groundwork, sow the seeds for Revolution without tipping your hand prematurely.  You will need a strong foundation, because you will have to bring about this necessary change alone.  You cannot count on popular support, so you must wait until there is massive dissent.  Then the avenue for your assault will be cleared.
You dodge the snares and snatch victory with the lightning speed and agility of a panther.  The jackals lose their nerve and swear allegiance to you.  You have won your revolt.  Don’t seek to climb higher.  Instead stabilize the new order for the good of all.
Retreat in this instance is not a desperate flight in disarray, but a conscious choice to distance yourself from forces that would rob you of your peace.
It is not a surrender, but a regrouping.  Retreat from this conflict is actually an advance toward your own center.  You move toward balance, and thus a much stronger position.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 56

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 56 – Those who know don’t talk. Those who talk don’t know.

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Those who know don’t talk.
Those who talk don’t know.
Close your mouth,
block off your senses,
blunt your sharpness,
untie your knots,
soften your glare,
settle your dust.
This is the primal identity.
Be like the Tao.
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Today: “those who serve with devotion will go across this world ocean” – Yogi Bhajan

“God guarantees that those who serve with devotion will go across this world ocean.” Yogi Bhajan

 

 

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Today: “Under duress from opposition, you must do what you know you must do” – I Ching

Under duress from opposition, you must do what you know you must do.  Look inside the depths of your self to the infinite wisdom that informs your choices.  Not from stubbornness or even steadfastness, but rather from the simultaneous vision of all choices in the space of intuition.

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When meeting an impasse, the Superior Person turns his gaze within, and views the obstacle from a new perspective.  Offer your opponent nothing to resist.  Let a sage guide you in this.  Good fortune lies along this course.
The Obstacle lies in obstinance.  An insistence on only one way of proceeding has brought things to an impasse. You may either continue banging your head with irresistible force against this immovable object, or you might step back and survey this situation from a fresh perspective.
Ordinarily it is best to go around an obstacle and try to overcome it along the line of least resistance. But there is one instance in which a man must go out to meet the trouble, even though difficulty piles upon difficulty: this is when the path of duty leads directly to it – in other words, when he cannot act of his own volition but is duty bound to go and seek out danger in the service of a higher cause. Then he may do it without compunction, because it is not through any fault of his that he is putting himself in this difficult situation.
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.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 55

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 55 – He who is in harmony with the Tao is like a newborn child

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He who is in harmony with the Tao
is like a newborn child.
Its bones are soft, its muscles are weak,
but its grip is powerful.
It doesn’t know about the union
of male and female, yet its member can stand erect, so intense is its vital power.
It can scream its head off all day,
yet it never becomes hoarse,
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Today: “The greatest education man has to learn” – Yogi Bhajan

“The greatest education man has to learn is not medical science, not sociology, not chemistry, not biology, not mathematics, but the science of man, the science of self. The science of self and self-awareness is the highest knowledge a man can possess because then you can pull through all circumstances.” Yogi Bhajan

 

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Today: “Liberate yourself from expectations of others & trying to control them” – I Ching

Liberate yourself from expectations of others and trying to control them.  Liberate yourself from hope itself.

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

A Thunderous Cloudburst shatters the oppressive humidity:
The Superior Person knows the release in forgiveness, pardoning the faults of others and dealing gently with those who sin against him.
It pays to accept things as they are for now.
If there is nothing else to be gained, a return brings good fortune.
If there is something yet to be gained, act on it at once.
The relief you experience here is not your own personal pardon, but the release of others from your rigid expectations.
Like a hot air balloon, you will rise to new heights as you cast the heavy sandbags of resentments and restrictions away from you.
Feel the lightness of being that results from forgiving others and accepting them as they are.
Free yourself of the endless vigil of policing the behavior of others.
See them for who they are, not what they can or can’t do for you.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 54

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 54 – Whoever is planted in the Tao will not be rooted up

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Whoever is planted in the Tao
will not be rooted up.
Whoever embraces the Tao
will not slip away.
Her name will be held in honor
from generation to generation.
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Today: “there is a chance for every man to become a perfect saint” – Yogi Bhajan

“Whether you believe me or not, there is a chance for every man to become a perfect saint. If your mental attitude is perfect and security and calmness is achieved inside, everything, all the material world, will relate to you outside.” Yogi Bhajan

 

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Today: “You must confront your obstacles out of duty” – I Ching

You must confront your obstacles out of duty.  This will benefit all.  Then, just wait for the storm to pass.

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

When meeting an impasse, the Superior Person turns his gaze within, and views the obstacle from a new perspective.
Offer your opponent nothing to resist.
Let a sage guide you in this.
Good fortune lies along this course.  The Obstacle lies in obstinance.
An insistence on only one way of proceeding has brought things to an impasse.  You may either continue banging your head with irresistible force against this immovable object, or you might step back and survey this situation from a fresh perspective.
Ordinarily it is best to go around an obstacle and try to overcome it along the line of least resistance. But there is one instance in which a man must go out to meet the trouble, even though difficulty piles upon difficulty: this is when the path of duty leads directly to it – in other words, when he cannot act of his own volition but is duty bound to go and seek out danger in the service of a higher cause. Then he may do it without compunction, because it is not through any fault of his that he is putting himself in this difficult situation.
WAITING is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal. Such certainty alone gives that light which leads to success. This leads to the perseverance that brings good fortune and bestows power to cross the great water. One is faced with a danger that has to be overcome. Weakness and impatience can do nothing. Only a strong man can stand up to his fate, for his inner security enables him to endure to the end. This strength shows itself in uncompromising truthfulness [with himself]. It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any sort of self- deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events, by which the path to success may be recognized. This recognition must be followed by resolute and persevering action. For only the man who goes to meet his fate resolutely is equipped to deal with it adequately. Then he will be able to cross the great water – that is to say, he will be capable of making the necessary decision and of surmounting the danger.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 53

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 53 – The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths

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The great Way is easy,
yet people prefer the side paths.
Be aware when things are out of balance.
Stay centered within the Tao.

 

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Today: “Without labor one never understands the master within himself” – Yogi Bhajan

“Without labor one never understands the master within himself.” Yogi Bhajan

 

 

 

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Today: “Go to the silence within you” – I Ching

Go to the silence within you.  Shuniya.  Remain there.  You will know when to act and see what you need to do.

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

Above this Mountain’s summit another more majestic rises:
The Superior Person is mindful to keep his thoughts in the here and now.
Stilling the sensations of the Ego, he roams his courtyard without moving a muscle, unencumbered by the fears and desires of his fellows.
This is no mistake.
There is a higher vantage point available to you, but it is obscured by the visible peak of personal ambition.
To climb to this higher plane, you must shake off the desires and fears of the conscious, visible world around you.
To make this journey you must quiet the Ego, empty your mind of past and future, and dwell totally in the moment at hand.
Thorough mindfulness of what is before you is the only tranquility.
Be. Here. Now.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 52

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 52 – In the beginning was the Tao. All things issue from it; all things return to it.

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In the beginning was the Tao.
All things issue from it;
all things return to it.

To find the origin,
trace back the manifestations.
When you recognize the children
and find the mother,
you will be free of sorrow.
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Today: “One thing you cannot copy is the soul of another person” – Yogi Bhajan

“One thing you cannot copy and that is the soul of another person or the spirit of another person. It is the spirit in you that matters.” Yogi Bhajan

 

 

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