“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
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.
“Now we have to understand, clearly and consciously, how we can tune our mind to Infinity. You should have started learning this when you were one day old. Now one day plus all the days you have lived, that is your handicap. It is that handicap which we have to overcome. And there is a mantra which gives us a secret power. Today I’ll tell you the secret of chanting the Ong mantra. There is a pre-condition to the mantra, because sometime you may just get into your ego and chant Ong and not come back. Whenever you chant it, you must meditate first on the primal sound “Saa-Taa-Naa-Maa” and then do it. So let me record that warning and then we are free, we can do it.” Yogi Bhajan
Q: Is this the moment when everything changes?
A: We must be completely resolved and persevering in breaking and disciplining the devil’s forces. It is no easy task. With modesty and adaptability rather than hatred and violence, which are the devil’s tools, we will advance toward certain success. “Now is the time to lay the foundations of power and mastery for the future”.
Expand from within. The universe is with you. With clarity, see the big picture.
“You have come here to be teachers. You should understand something about life. Life is not what you think. Life is not what you want. Life is not in surrender. Life is not in revolt. Life is not in disobedience. Life is not in obedience. Life is in life, which must be accepted, must be lived, must be recognized, must be organized. It must be mutual in essence. There are three stages. If there is a truth, it will be universal and mutual to all. If it is an ego, it will be mutual only to a few. If it is a neurosis, then it will be mutual only to you.” Yogi Bhajan
Give up your preconceived agendas and align your intentions with the original mind. You will be guided by the movement of the cosmos. You will be in the company of others inspired to do the same. Everyone will be served.
“We are not fools when we tell you, “Get up in the morning and have a cold shower.” All we want is the blood to circulate through the capillaries, and there’s no way to open the capillaries but to take a cold shower. There’s no other way. In the West it is called “hydrotherapy.” In the East it’s called “ishnaan.” It’s a most beautiful thing. When you take a cold shower, the blood from inside hits the outside to cover the attack. In that fast movement, it opens the capillaries. When the capillaries are open, they feed your glands, and when a glandular system is well-fed, it secretes. The chemistry of your blood becomes perfect. That gives you a capacity to act, think, know; and it gives you grit, stamina. What is so bad about that?” Yogi Bhajan
“Once you surrender, the karma surrenders with it; and once the karma surrenders with it, you are free. Then you can adopt Dharma. The moment you are in Dharma, and Dharma is your priority, you will never be subject to karma—you are free, you are liberated, you are fine. You are yourself. And then you enjoy yourself. You say what you feel, you do what you feel, you are an elevated self. It’s very fine, it’s very neat.” Yogi Bhajan
As you are in the Cosmic flow, your goals will be realized. The first thing is to purge the dark, unsavory elements that have persisted in your environment and thwarted your intentions. Your self mastery will lead to great accomplishments by you and those who align with you. You will have a strong influence over others with your excellence. Exercise your awesome power.
This is a story of the “gentleman bank robber”, Forrest Tucker who did his holdups in the early 1980’s. Robert Redford plays Tucker.
In this story, Forrest Tucker leads a life well-lived. He was charming and charismatic. Many of his victims who were interviewed reported that they really liked him. It seems no one held his profession against him or judged him for it, personally. If anything, some expressed envy at Tucker’s contentment and love of his work.
I mention this movie precisely because of this. I like him too. I was moved at his profound satisfaction with his work and his kind, charming demeanor.
One could say that any bank robber is a flawed human being. There is, perhaps, a dark side within him. One could say that he kept it up, against all odds for a good outcome, out of some sort of addiction. Perhaps the thrill.
The character himself expressed his motive as “just living”. No separation between himself and what he is doing, the life he is living. He expressed deep gratitude for the joy and pleasure that he experienced “just living”.
Taking a leap, I would take away two things from this story.
- Forrest Tucker’s example is a prescription for living. Of course, many things could go wrong. He was on the wrong side of the law and what most of us consider to be proper behavior. In this story, he leads a charmed life. Robbing, getting caught, going to prison, escaping and doing it again. Nothing really bad seemed to happen to him or his victims. What he experienced seemed to be simple joy.
- I would go further out on a limb to suggest that the story was also autobiographical (of Robert Redford), who is expressing his gratitude for his life well-lived, motivated by doing what he was best at and what he loved the most. If so, this takes the statement “I can’t believe they pay me to do this” to a new level. If true, maybe he is suggesting that he got away as a thief would, with something for nothing.
The signs are there for ultimate success. Do what you can with what you are good at. Leave the rest to allies who are competent. Then, let the situation evolve to completion.
See Oct 31
“Some people waste their entire life showing off that they are somebody. Some people waste their entire life rebelling. Some people are egomaniac neurotics; they will build themselves into a millionaire, and then destroy it. What a drama! What is this? Have you seen some people? With all that God has given to them, they are very ungrateful. They will plead poor, they will plead miserable.” Yogi Bhajan
See my movie review of “The Old Man And the Gun”
The signs are there for ultimate success. It is hard won. With its approach, push only as far as is necessary. Return to a regular order of life as soon as possible.
“If you do not have the purpose of your life, all purposes of life will not fit in. You don’t understand that there is a problem in us. We are not born to suffer. We suffer because we don’t have motivation, we don’t have purpose. We think if we are making “x” amount of money, we are fine, if we have “x” amount of sex, we are fine, if we have “x” amount of security, we are fine. We have a judgment on everything. That’s what our measurement is, but this measurement is ridiculous.” Yogi Bhajan