Today: “A child is born to you to help him face his karma in this life.” Yogi Bhajan

“A child is born to you to help him face his karma in this life. A child is not your ego, it is not a pet dog in the house, it is not a substitute for love. A child has nothing to do with that. A child is born to you so that you can prepare him to face time unto infinity.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: Magic Mantra-19760426

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Today: “You have to let the situation play out.  You cannot control it.” – from the I Ching

You have to let the situation play out.  You cannot control it.  Do not be afraid to face it.  The darkness will consume itself.

Meditation: NM0425 – Breath of Life

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36 – Thirty-Six  Ming I / Eclipsing the Light

Warmth and Light are swallowed by Deep Darkness:
The Superior Person shows his brilliance by keeping it veiled among the masses.

Stay true to your course, despite the visible obstacles ahead.


This time calls for a saintly effort to turn the other cheek.
You have been deliberately injured.
Going blow-for-blow will only escalate this war.
Abstain from vengeance.
Show all watching that you are above it.
Sidestep your aggressor’s headlong charge, giving him the opportunity to fall on his face.

Six at the top means:
Not light but darkness.
First he climbed up to heaven,
Then plunged into the depths of the earth.

Here the climax of the darkening is reached. The dark power at first held so high a place that it could wound all who were on the side of good and of the light. But in the end it perishes of its own darkness, for evil must itself fall at the very moment when it has wholly overcome the good, and thus consumed the energy to which it owed its duration.

37 – Thirty-Seven  Chia Jên / Family Duties

Warming Air Currents rise and spread from the Hearthfire:
The Superior Person weighs his words carefully and is consistent in his behavior.

Be as faithful as a good wife.


One in this situation must be keenly aware of his influence on others.
Maintain a healthy respect for the ripple effect of your words and deeds.
To some you serve as a role model.
You can either help shape their world or tilt them into chaos.
Show temperance and consideration to all.


Today: “A guru is like an ocean where you can totally merge yourself and come out washed and clean.” Yogi Bhajan

“A guru is like an ocean where you can totally merge yourself and come out washed and clean. A guru is the secret chamber of your inner self where you can confine your greatest secret and be guided to the secret light of righteousness.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: LA724-920328 Reorganize Your Head, Be Positive, Lose Your Inherited Anger

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Meditation: NM0425 – Breath of Life

Yogi Bhajan November 10, 2001, Espanola, NM

The Breath of Life
This meditation is recommended by Guru Dev Singh during this time of the corona virus pandemic.

Total of 25 minutes

First Part

1. Sit straight in a cross-legged position.
2. Hold your hands in Sarab Gyan Mudra, in front of the heart, fingers interlocked with the index fingers pressed very tightly together, extending upwards.
3. Eyes are closed.
4. Meditate on your breath as you do Long Deep Breathing, inhaling and exhaling so deeply and completely that you can hear your own breath. Each breath should be a voluntary, mechanical breath.

Second Part

1. Same posture.
2. Do Long Deep Breathing in rhythm with the mantra: “Sat Naraayan Wah-
hay Guroo, Haree Naraayan Sat Naam,” by Matamandir Singh
3. Inhaling during 1 complete sound cycle (2 repetitions of the mantra, about 20 secs) and exhaling during 1 complete sound cycle (2 repetitions of the mantra).
4. Continue for 11 minutes

Third Part

1. Same posture.
2. Do a powerful Breath of Fire.
3. Continue for 3 minutes, doing your
best during the last minute.
4. To end, inhale deeply, hold and
exhale. Repeat one more time. Relax.

In this meditation you must concentrate on your breath. The moment it starts affecting your metabolism, you start feeling light, then knowledgeable and then your sense of security starts increasing.  You should breathe, not your body!  Meditate deeply on your breath and
increase your self-control.

Sat Narayan Waheguru

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Now we will talk something, very simple and straight and if it doesn’t suit you, it is okay. You was standing, right and you sit down, who sat down?

Student: (….)

(Student’s laughter)

YB: You have become very clever now.

(Student’s laughter)

If you remember, that you stood and you sat, it was not you, you are the most divine person, but you are only remembering it now, you are not going to remember all the time.

(Student’s laughter)

Corruption is in our genes. Though the genetic corruption is, without breath of life is useless, it means death, but still, with our genetic corruption, we think, we are living, that is not true. Breath is living in us, this is a structure, body is a?

Students: Structure.

YB: In which the breath of life lives. Why it lives? Because it has a karama, it has come here at a longitude and latitude, it has collected two parents to do it, it is born, the environments are useful and it goes. Whatever you are getting normally, is already predestined, because your birth is predestined, your parents are predestined, your relatives are predestined, your environment are predestined. Therefore, what you earn here of goodwill, compassion, grace, kindness, lalalala, indiscipline.


Student: Discipline.

YB: If you are a Moslem and you call everybody else non–Moslem, infidel, that is not dharma, that is not religion. If you are a Christian and you call anybody else who is not Christian. No, no, it is not dharma. If you are a Jew and you say, I am the chosen one and everybody else is nothing, it is not dharma. Whenever you reach a saturated point. Whenever?

Students: You reach a saturated point.

YB: You are a dead idiot, not only dead idiot, because your flexibility is gone. Physical flexibility is gone, you are very sick, but when the mental flexibility is gone, you are very, very sick. It doesn’t give you anything. There is nothing, no sin you can commit and there is no nice, graceful, thing you can do, only question is how flexible you are. Ultimately, today, tomorrow, or day after, this body will become stiff, there is no way out. It will consume itself, because the breath of life will not be consumed that’s why Pranayam is way of life. We are not asking that everybody should do yoga, oh it is Eastern thing, it is Western thing. What is Eastern and Western thing? My East is New York, my West is Hawaii, what is East and West? We have made phrases to demarcate ourself and separate ourself from life. This is Chinese, this is Japanese, this is American, this is Canadian, we have marked and divided the world by boundaries and divided the people by signs and symptoms, by language. It is amazing, our life is amazing, we live on one Earth and one Universe and we are not universal. We are not. And the worst thing, which has happened to us is our spirituality. Spirituality has become power, now they are fighting in United States whether there are six million Muslims, or million and a half. They are fighting, if you really want to ask me, I don’t think there are more than two, three Muslims, real ones.

(Student’s laughter)

Whenever I used to go to New York, I used to see Christians, you know there is a big graveyard in New York? Miles long way, with lot of crosses and Jesus and all that stuff, that is the only Christian population, New York has.

(Student’s laughter)

It is permanent, it is there, it is forever. Not to understand compassion, is not to understand God. God is a impulse of expansion and man is a compassionately, understandingly, expanding, how much, you don’t understand, you contract. Then what is the use of life? Will you know each other? No, your whole life, you work hard, you can never know each other, that’s the first law to remember. The only thing you will remember when you are compassionate and so vast like ocean, that everybody else is like a little boat on it. Everybody is a part of you. If you do not understand that everybody is a part of you, then you do not understand who are you. You know on every corner of the road, there is a synagogue, there is a temple, there is a church, there is swamis and yogis and God knows,…. lot of people, lot of teaching, libraries are full, organization are so many, it is unbelievable. But nobody is there to tell you, you are a idiot. They don’t, they don’t want to. Because the problem is, not that they don’t want to say you are a idiot, if they say you are a idiot then you will say okay, make me non idiot, that is where they get stuck. In the name of Christ, from the pulpit, there are so many lectures you won’t believe it, but He went for a fast, do they go? Have they practiced anything which His life has left in living? Anything? No. It is not possible. We have come to go. Have we prepared ourself for going, we are always ready for coming. Coming is important, going is not, go, we must, know we must and the most important thing is show we must, that we are ready to go, if you understand that you will never fight with anybody. You will never hate anybody, you will not squeeze, it is very difficult for you then to separate yourself from the universe at total large, you must.

I have seen in my life, people who are very, very fanatically, religious and then all of a sudden, they break and there is nothing. Because, when they were religious, they were very, very, squeezed into themself, they were not vast. Religion is a reality, which is very vast. You identity yourself with religion that doesn’t mean you are special. That means you are general, that means you will hug those who do not deserve to be hugged. You misunderstand the meaning of religion. Religion is your own reality, deep in you, there is a reality. You may see things, happening around you, which you don’t like, you can politely protest. When I came to United States, I had a great chance to meet with many great people and I used to laugh, I say, you are already great, what do you want out of me? But they had different greatness, they have greatness of wealth, there are greatness of beauty, they were power, they were this, they were everything, but themselves. And I understood, leaving Hollywood and being worshipped by these people is useless, because they have a habit, they have a emptiness, they are hungry for spiritual growth, they don’t want to work for their spirit. They can’t.

I once asked one lady, I said, “Do you know how much wealth you have got?”

She said, “I can call my head accountant.”

I said, “You do not know how wealthy you are?”

She said, “No, I have never bothered, I don’t know how wealthy I am, all I know, I want to spend money and I get it.”

I said, “Do you know how many dresses you have got?”

She said, “Well, there is one switch, if you start, that you know that laundry roller?”

(Student’s laughter)

Around that whole house, there was ten feet wide laundry roller on which dresses were hanging, she has to put a computer number and press the button and that dress will come, so she can take it out.

I counted the lady has seventeen fur coats, different colors.

“Did you ever wear them?”


She said, “Why you are asking me these questions?”

I said, “You sit down, you will fall, when I explain to you.”

She said, “I’ll like to know why you are asking these questions?”

I said, “You even do not know who you are, that is a separate question, you do not know how much you have. If you do not know how much you have on this Earth, hereafter what you have, you do not know at all, is there something for over there? You got to go, do you have something?”

She said, “Where I am going, I am not going anywhere.”

I said, “You are going, one day, you will go.”

“Okay, explain to me, okay I’ll agree, if you explain to me.”

I said, “How many poor people you have fed? How many poor people you have clothed? How many birds you have fed, forget about human? How many birds you have fed? How many trees you have planted? How many times, you have fasted?”

She said, “Is it necessary to fast?”

I said, “Yes, to give body a break, you should fast, once a while, not eat.”

(Student’s laughter)

“Oh that is fasting?”

I said, “Yes.”

(Student’s laughter)

I mean, she didn’t know the meaning, what is fasting is. Is that a life?

“Why we should fast?”

I said, “That gives us stamina, that gives us control on our hunger. That’s why we fast.”

Self control is the way of life, a sharing your own life with your self is the way of life. Closing your eyes and meditating is self-control, trying to calm down yourself. You can fight with your mind better than otherwise. These are simple things, people don’t understand them.

There was a very beautiful psychiatrist, he was my student when I used to teach in UCLA, he was all the time upset. He was upset with his car, he was upset with his home, he was upset with his wife, he was upset with the children.

I asked him, he says, “It’s my habit.”

“You are reaching end of your life, your blood pressure is high, you sometime even lose your consciousness and still you are upset?”

He said, “I don’t know how to stop it.”

I said, “Well, lie down on a place, for ten, fifteen minutes and close your eyes and breathe long and deep.”

He got totally cured, totally and he told me, “That was the easiest medicine, I ever had.”

I said, “It is always there.”

When you do not know what to do, just take long, deep, breath, because your life is based on the breath. Shorter the breath, worse you are, long is the breath, best you are. Recently, there is a problem, there is a girl who is in love and things are not happening right, you know what I mean? Love does that, lot of passion, lot of feeling, lot of this, lot of thinking and these are the signs of lovers, no eating…

(Student’s laughter)

Just negative to everything and this philosophizing everything and they talk very high and they do not where ground is, oh, my eyes,…oh I see him, I see him, I see him.

(Student’s laughter)

So it goes on like that. So one day, she called and she said, “I am in too much pain, things are not happening right.”

I said, “Count your breath per minute.”

Thirty-five, thirty-five breath per minute. Normal is fifteen and well-balanced person breathes ten times a minute. And if you are really a practitioner and you want to be prosperous, then you have to breath within seven and nine, less than that, you are a yogi. If you want things to be done for you and you don’t have to do anything, then you must breathe from one to five, six breaths, per minute. If you can practice that, then you can attract the universe for you, it is no secret, it’s a simple thing. Longer and deeper breath is, your psyche attracts everything for you, that’s a way to prosperity. There are some people who are failure, everything fail, this thing no, this thing can’t. Give them ten breath a minute, meet them after two, three years, they will be so prosperous and so beautiful, because sense of communication changes. There is a fear in your voice, if you can eliminate that, you can be surely prosperous. If you are wealthy you will enjoy wealth. Because the living psyche is part of you and that decides everything. I know a person, he is a counselor, you know what he does? He put a person in a chair and tell him do, burrrrrrrrrrrr, after half an hour, person get tired of that, but the person is so relaxed. When you hate somebody, you do this, brrrrrrrrrrruuuuu, don’t you do that, he makes people do this. Nothing else and they get so relaxed, so tired, sometime they burrrrr.

(Student’s laughter)

Their lives have changed, I asked him, “But you are supposed to counsel them?”

He said, “Counsel with what?”

They are buuuurrr their whole life, so I made them to do openly and clearly, so that they may get tired of it, moment it will get tired, they sleep and when they get up, they are very new people and slowly and gradually, they are building their self. Constantly, you are fighting, you are sitting, you are fighting, you are eating, you are fighting, you are fighting, with everything. And you think by yelling and screaming and raising your voice and attacking something you are going to get something, no, you should never alert the psyche of another person, doesn’t matter what. Never, ever, challenge the psyche of another person, it is the frequency of the another person more than two point, God is going to get you forever there is no need. If God has made you to be, then to be, to be, you want to know something? Practice it, if somebody is very rude and crude with you, just laugh.

(Student’s laughter)

You look so, just make it up, just see, how miserable the other person feels, how much do they enjoy it. Because that anger, that projection, that rejection, that self, will all come out in one big blast. And you laugh little more they say, shut up what you are doing you are mocking at me, bah-bah-bah, then the dog will come in, bouboubou…

(Student’s laughter)

We are human or dogs? Our intelligence, our sophistication, is the key to our living. You know this Clinton’s wife, what is her name?

Student: Hillary.

YB: Hillary went on South America’s tour right and she found out that they all have one type of hair style and when she went to Argentina or some place, they dressed her like, you know, South American woman, she felt, that day very comfortable.

Somebody asked her a question, “What was it?”

She said, “I felt very together. Your dress, your everything, affects you.”

She didn’t have long hair, but they put pins and everything and made her look like, their biggest sport is horse-riding. What we do, when we fight with our husband, we take the car, go fifty miles. Northern America has different life style, Southern America has different lifestyle, they are still with the Earth more than anything else. You see their homes, they have all big walls, outside and inside there is a garden. In Mexico, I went to somebody’s house, watch this, we went from one wall, there was servant quarters, then we went to another wall, there was a garden, then we went to third wall, there was a private garden, then were a house and there was inside the whole garden, what a living. We have apartments here, we must understand, our life is for expansion and it will expand. Up to death, it will keep on expanding whether we use it or not. If we use our life it will expand beautifully, it will benefit us beautifully, it will make us comfortable beautifully, but you can’t stop expansion, you were born like this, and you keep on growing.

Old age without wisdom, youth without success and childhood without smile, is worthless. Children must smile, youth must succeed and old age must be wise. These are the criteria’s to which a man has to grow, religiously. Self-expansion cannot stop, it keep on growing and without meditation, mind cannot be used, it becomes crooked. It has no boundaries then. And who is your first enemy and first friend? Your own mind. Your mind work in your sleep, it work in your awaking, it works all the time. And when you don’t meditate, it has no direction. It is a car, which can hit any pole. You use certain words, which I’ll like to remind you, don’t disturb me, now who the hell are you, disturb, you are already disturbed, don’t disturb me.

(Student’s laughter)

Somebody wants to talk to you, don’t disturb me, I am not in a good mood, I am just telling you, your idiot-ness, I am not in a good mood, how rude it is, that you are not in good mood. You are a human being. If somebody comes to talk to you, how worst it is you are supposed to see and meet head on and receive, learn, to receive the psyche of another human being, don’t see the body. See the projection of energy. If you cannot see God in all, you cannot see God at all. You can only see God in all, if you know, you have a God. God meets the God, devil doesn’t meet the God.

Let us meditate. Please put your index fingers like this, at the center of you, inhale deep, exhale deep, you must inhale deep and exhale deep that you can hear your own breath, forget about the neighborhood. Every breath should be volunteer breath, mechanical breath and you must hear the sound of your breath. Index fingers must be joined together and must be totally pressed with all the energy you have. Just on your breath. Lunch will be served, that’s good.

November twenty–four, you have a Tantric yoga, wow. You must understand that few minutes of just controlling your breath and meditating on it can give you more than you can expect in life. You can’t buy it, you have to do it. Hear your own breath. Put that tape in low tone, ‘Hari Narayana Sat Nam.’

Tape is played in the class….

(Over the tape) Within one complete sound you must breath once long and deep let it go. Concentrate on breath. By now it should start changing your metabolism. Moment you start attracting your metabolism, then you will start feeling light. After feeling light you will fee that you are knowledgeable and your sense of security will start improving. You will learn that you are beautiful if you don’t speak. And if you speak you must speak wise and for that you need the courage, self-confidence, sweetness. In the beginning there was a word, word was with God and word was God. Therefore every word you speak, it affects each one of us. You should breathe, not your body. Meditate deeply on your breath and exercise your self-control. It is very fortunate categorically to get together to do some spiritual practices and that give you multiple growth.

(Over the tape) Restart the breath of fire, now from the navel, honestly, if you can do the Breath of Fire, you will never misunderstand, life is beautiful. From the navel.

Breath of Fire will burn out everything, which can be a future disease to your lungs, it is so powerful. Any disease and many diseases are there which have to come, move the navel, you will not have any disease of the belly. It is not harmful, it is very useful. It is super, oxygenates your blood. Move your body, move the ribcage, where your soul is captured in. Move it little bit. It is called last run. Now in this breath of life, breath of fire, you have to use force. You have to use your alertness, you have to use your concentration. You have to make this day worth. People still who practice Sat Kriya are not sick. After thirty years, there is a gentleman who does it for thirty one minutes everyday, lives in a concrete jungle, there are lot of work, he is happy and together, no problem. You have a minute and half left, try your best. Try, try, watch is moving. Come on, put pressure on your navel point, help it out. Arey, this is your private matter, absolutely, inclusively, yours. Inhale deep, deep, deep, deep, hold. Exhale. Inhale again, deep, deep, deep, deep, relax.

End of the tape.

You did well. This is first time, I think, everybody tried to breathe Breath of Fire and mostly I think you have forgotten. I wonder, you do not know the beauties of those Kriyas, which you have been given in the last thirty-three years, they are great. I worked at the cost of my health, because don’t forget that for twenty-five years, I never sat and there was no regular life but running from one place to another and one congregation to another. We built up a knowledgeable community. I have failed, I have not built up a practicing community, I tried, I try my best. But what you know is more than what you know, simply, you have to digest it now. It is not a matter of the idea to put you on Saturday here, that I’ll be leaving soon still I want Saturday you should come and gather together and practice, pure for yourself. If you do not spread this knowledge and do not serve people, you will be guilty, it is not a matter of people, it is not a matter of being recognized, the benefit of it will recognize. These days, yoga is very popular, it’s a trend, it is just, they have done everything, they have taken Prozac and they have taken everything, it didn’t work. They have counsels, psychologies, psychiatry, what is not that is not available, but what is there is which is not for self and if the self start working, it will take care of things. There is nothing more important than yourself. There is no God but you, you have to change the frequency of your psyche and change the degree of your expansion consciousness and you have to understand the behavior of compassion. Arey, what you want that hundred times can come. Don’t live beggar’s life, I want this, I want this, I want this, it doesn’t work. I can tell you of my experience.

I have been a dirt poor, twice in my life and each time I was very rich to start with. Then I enjoyed. You won’t believe me, in Toronto, when I found there is a vegetarian pizza, there was no more joy than I can explain to you in words, I could eat, I go to any restaurant and I say, I want a soup, they say, Oh no, sir, there is a chicken in it. What they call, chicken something?

Student: (….)

YB: Yeah, and I say, can you just make it for me without it?

They say, “No, our formula, we don’t know anything else.”

Don’t be temperamentally poor and live like a beggar, give me this, give me this, God give me this…

God will give you, what He has to give you, His computer never fails.

I came here with thirty-five dollars and I have left you with millions and millions of dollars, but I have left it to you. I never brought anything and I am not going to take anything. But now you know to act responsibly. You have to act consciously. That is, multiply, not making babies multiply. That is multiply. Work, be more successful in businesses, make more money and help more people. Give them a space of peace and tranquility and grace. Let people trust you. That can only happen, if you trust yourself. There is no worth, if you don’t have your own worth on this Earth. You know, the power in you is a thought, just feel fulfilled. All the time, God give me this, God give me that…

God says, what is wrong with this guy? Ah? God gives you everything, question is, God doesn’t have your ways, God is Infinity and vastness, you are limited and small. It doesn’t work.

What different it makes if you are poor and what different it makes you are rich, if you are not tried to help somebody? If you do not develop the habit of a forklift, you are worst than any tool on this planet. Go like a fork-lift, lift somebody up, anybody. No obligation. Put somebody on the trail, let somebody move, let things move. Feel happy about it, that is a happiness, you will be rewarded for it.

I saw that day on television, one of the biggest thing, I cried and laughed. A Afghani child was saying every time the plane comes, sometime they drop food, sometime they drop pamphlet and sometime they brought bombs, we are very confused. We are not confused, we know, we have to feed two and half million people. We know that we have to educate them that fanaticism doesn’t work. We have to tell them, that pain begets pain. This is a very strange war, which you are fighting. It is not a war between countries, it’s a war between the haves and have-nots.

I told you, in 1972, there will be a war between haves and have-nots. And this is the war. It is not the World Trade Center you have lost, you were told that your happiness is not tolerable. You cannot enjoy prosperity. There is a network in this world, which is working fanatically, on this issue. You have to live alert, that freedom, we used to enjoy is gone. But still you have to live, you need sobriety, you need self control now, you need consciousness and you need to live in that peace and tranquility within yourself. Every sometime there will be a one mile long line and you need to stand. Your need for that patience. Well now you all…..

Here comes the dinner and lunch together, I think.

(Student’s laughter)

It is all mixed up.

The class sings: May the long tine sunshine upon you….

The class chants: Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat Naam.

Blessed are those who bless themself, gracious are those who understand their own grace, kind are those who are kind to themselves and their being and their surrounding and virtuous are those who feel the entire universe belongs to them and they belong to the universe by itself. May your Creator God, guide you to these aspects of life so that you can live in peace and grace.

Sat Nam.



Today: “If you are flexible, like water, you will achieve your goal.  Fill in the shape of your circumstance without compromising your internal form.” – from the I Ching

If you are flexible, like water, you will achieve your goal.  Fill in the shape of your circumstance without compromising your internal form.  Rather than regret what the universe does not grant, be grateful for what is granted.  Having an attitude of gratitude, you are protected.

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Meditation: LA571 890214 Let Go of Your Limitations

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Today: I Ching – Previous Readings

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29 – Twenty-Nine  K’an / Dangerously Deep

Water follows Water, spilling over any cliff, flowing past all obstacles, no matter the depth or distance, to the Sea.
The Superior Person learns flexibility from the mistakes he has made, and grows strong from the obstacles he has overcome, pressing on to show others the Way.


You are facing a crucial trial along your Journey.
The danger of this challenge is very real.
It is a test of your mettle.
If you can maintain your integrity and stay true to your convictions, you will overcome.
That’s not as easy as it seems when you are faced with the sacrifice of other things you’ve come to depend upon or hold dear.

This hexagram consists of a doubling of the trigram K’an. It is one of the eight hexagrams in which doubling occurs. The trigram K’an means a plunging in. A yang line has plunged in between two yin lines and is closed in by them like water in a ravine. The trigram K’an is also the middle son. The Receptive (2) has obtained the middle line of the Creative (1), and thus K’an develops. As an image it represents water, the water that comes from above and is in motion on earth in streams and rivers, giving rise to all life on earth.
In man’s world K’an represents the heart, the soul locked up within the body, the principle of light inclosed in the dark – that is, reason. The name of the hexagram, because the trigram is doubled, has the additional meaning, “repetition of danger.” Thus the hexagram is intended to designate an objective situation to which one must become accustomed, not a subjective attitude. For danger due to a subjective attitude means either foolhardiness or guile. Hence too a ravine is used to symbolise danger; it is a situation in which a man is in the same pass as the water in a ravine, and, like the water, he can escape if he behaves correctly.


The Abysmal repeated.
If you’re sincere, you have success in your heart,
And whatever you do succeeds.

Through repetition of danger we grow accustomed to it. Water sets the example for the right conduct under such circumstances. It flows on and on, and merely fills up all the places through which it flows; it does not shrink from any dangerous spot nor from any plunge, and nothing can make it lose its own essential nature. It remains true to itself under all conditions. Thus likewise, if one is sincere when confronted with difficulties, the heart can penetrate the meaning of the situation. And once we have gained inner mastery of a problem, it will come about naturally that the action we take will succeed. In danger all that counts is really carrying out all that has to be done- -thoroughness – and going forward, in order not to perish through tarrying in the danger.
Properly used, danger can have an important meaning as a protective measure. Thus heaven has its perilous height protecting it against every attempt at invasion, and earth has its mountains and bodies of water, separating countries by their dangers. Thus also rulers make use of danger to protect themselves against attacks from without and against turmoil within.

Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal:
The image of the Abysmal repeated.
Thus the superior man walks in lasting virtue
And carries on the business of teaching.

Water reaches its goal by flowing continually. It fills up every depression before it flows on. The superior man follows its example; he is concerned that goodness should be an established attribute of character rather than an accidental and isolated occurrence. So likewise in teaching others everything depends on consistency, for it is only through repetition that the pupil makes the material his own.


Today: “From the positive aspects of your situation find new things to do and create.    Be useful.” – from the I Ching

From the positive aspects of your situation find new things to do and create.    Be useful.

Meditation: LA721-920325: for the Intuitive Intellect

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16 – Sixteen  Yü / Enthusiasm

Thunder comes resounding out of the Earth:
Similar thunder roars up from the masses when the Superior Person strikes a chord in their hearts.

Whip up enthusiasm, rally your forces, and move boldly forward.


There is a rhythmic force, a world music, that lives deep in the Unconscious of each of us.
It’s a primitive drumbeat, a shaking rattle, a tribal chant that invokes the primal self to rise up and join the dance.
This is the enthusiasm that is generated now.
Not rhetorical persuasion, not a play on the emotions, but a charismatic, irresistible Call of the Wild.
Confucius said that the person who could comprehend this could ‘rule the world as though it were spinning in his hand.’
This is a time for instinct, not intellect — the Thunder from the Beneath.

The strong line in the fourth place, that of the leading official, meets with response and obedience from all the other lines, which are all weak. The attribute of the upper trigram, Chên, is movement; the attributes of K’un, the lower, are obedience and devotion. This begins a movement that meets with devotion and therefore inspires enthusiasm, carrying all with it. Of great importance, furthermore, is the law of movement along the line of least resistance, which in this hexagram is enunciated as the law for natural events and for human life.


ENTHUSIASM. It furthers one to install helpers
And to set armies marching.

The time of ENTHUSIASM derives from the fact that there is at hand an eminent man who is in sympathy with the spirit of the people and acts in accord with it. Hence he finds universal and willing obedience. To arouse enthusiasm it is necessary for a man to adjust himself and his ordinances to the character of those whom he has to lead. The inviolability of natural laws rests on this principle of movement along the line of least resistance. These laws are not forces external to things but represent the harmony of movement immanent in them. That is why the celestial bodies do not deviate from their orbits and why all events in nature occur with fixed regularity. It is the same with human society: only such laws as are rooted in popular sentiment can be enforced, while laws violating this sentiment merely arouse resentment.
Again, it is enthusiasm that enables us to install helpers for the completion of an undertaking without fear of secret opposition. It is enthusiasm too that can unify mass movements, as in war, so that they achieve victory.


Thunder comes resounding out of the earth:
The image of ENTHUSIASM.
Thus the ancient kings made music
In order to honor merit,
And offered it with splendor
To the Supreme Deity,
Inviting their ancestors to be present.

When, at the beginning of summer, thunder – electrical energy – comes rushing forth from the earth again, and the first thunderstorm refreshes nature, a prolonged state of tension is resolved. Joy and relief make themselves felt. So too, music has power to ease tension within the heart and to loosen the grip of obscure emotions. The enthusiasm of the heart expresses itself involuntarily in a burst of song, in dance and rhythmic movement of the body. From immemorial times the inspiring effect of the invisible sound that moves all hearts, and draws them together, has mystified mankind.
Rulers have made use of this natural taste for music; they elevated and regulated it. Music was looked upon as something serious and holy, designed to purify the feelings of men. It fell to music to glorify the virtues of heroes and thus to construct a bridge to the world of the unseen. In the temple men drew near to God with music and pantomimes (out of this later the theatre developed). Religious feeling for the Creator of the world was united with the most sacred of human feelings, that of reverence for the ancestors. The ancestors were invited to these divine services as guests of the Ruler of Heaven and as representatives of humanity in the higher regions. This uniting of the human past with the Divinity in solemn moments of religious inspiration established the bond between God and man. The ruler who revered the Divinity in revering his ancestors became thereby the Son of Heaven, in whom the heavenly and the earthly world met in mystical contact.
These ideas are the final summation of Chinese culture. Kongfu (Confucius) has said of the great sacrifice at which these rites were performed:
“He who could wholly comprehend this sacrifice could rule the world as though it were spinning on his hand.”


Today: “Start understanding that you are the creative source and nucleus of the whole vibratory effect.” Yogi Bhajan

“Start understanding that you are the creative source and nucleus of the whole vibratory effect. The moment you understand that, your problem is solved. The moment you know that you are you, your problems are over. The moment you know that you are you, God and you are one, because you are the Creator and He is the Creator.” Yogi Bhajan

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Today: “In deep contemplation, not distracted by externals, you will be liberated from your ego.” – from the I Ching

In deep contemplation, not distracted by externals, you will be liberated from your ego.  Then you will be firmly grounded in reality.

Lecture: LA860 – 960131 – Increase the Flow of the Earth Within You

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20 – Twenty  Kuan / Contemplation

The gentle Wind roams the Earth:
The Superior Person expands his sphere of influence as he expands his awareness.
Deeply devoted to his pursuit of clarity and wisdom, he is unconscious of the inspiring, positive example he is setting for others to emulate.

You have cleansed yourself; now stand ready to make your humble, devout offering.


The situation marks a rising to new heights.
As you climb for a better view of the panorama, you make yourself more conspicuous to those below.
This hexagram is also known as the Watchtower, because the shape formed by its lines resembles the ancient guardposts manned by Chinese soldiers.
These towers were placed on mountainsides to give a better vantage point.
To those below, the watchtowers served as landmarks to help them find their way.
The quality of your search for clarity in this situation serves as such a guidepost for others along the Way.

Nine at the top means:

Contemplation of his life.
The superior man is without blame.

[Contemplating] in the highest place everything that is personal, related to the ego, is excluded. The picture is that of a sage who stands outside the affairs of the world. Liberated from his ego, he contemplates the laws of life and so realizes that knowing how to become free of blame is the highest good.

2 – Two  K’un / Receptive Force

Earth above and Earth below:
The Earth contains and sustains.
In this situation, the Superior Person should not take the initiative; he should follow the initiative of another.
He should seek receptive allies in the southwest; he should break ties with immovable allies in the northeast.

Responsive devotion.
Receptive influence.
Sublime Success if you keep to your course.


This is a time for dealing with reality as it is, not as you would have it be.
If you realize that in this situation you are the receptor, not the transmitter of the stimulus, you will find yourself reaching goals that seemed unattainable under your own steam.
If you persist in futile efforts to be the Shaper rather than the Shaped, you will completely miss this unique opportunity.


Today: “In the house of the Lord, progress is slow, but there is no ultimate darkness.” Yogi Bhajan

“In the house of the Lord, progress is slow, but there is no ultimate darkness. You shall be answered if you will call Him.” Yogi Bhajan

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Today: “The situation really is as dire as you think.” – from the I Ching

The situation really is as dire as you think.  In your isolation, do not be persuaded to compromise your choices.  Shore up your sanctuary in every way possible.

Meditation: LA019 780315 – Shuni Mudra Kriya

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44 – Forty-Four  Kou / Compulsion

A playful Zephyr dances and delights beneath indulgent Heaven:
A Prince who shouts orders but will not walk among his people may as well try to command the four winds.

A strong, addictive temptation, much more dangerous than it seems.


You are ignoring a clear and present danger to your well-being.
If this threat emanated from a heavy-handed oppressor, you would see it coming.
But this danger comes to you in the form of a seduction, an amusement, a diversion, an indulgence that is eating away at the fiber of your secure little world.
You are too cocksure.
You underestimate the tribute this dalliance will demand.

Nine at the top means:

He comes to meet with his horns.
Humiliation. No blame.

When a man has withdrawn from the world, its tumult often becomes unbearable to him. There are many people who in a noble pride hold themselves aloof from all that is low and rebuff it brusquely wherever it comes to meet them. Such persons are reproached for being proud and distant, but since active duties no longer hold them to the world, this does not greatly matter. They know how to bear the dislike of the masses with composure.

28 – Twenty-Eight  Ta Kuo / Critical Mass

The Flood rises above the tallest Tree:
Amidst a rising tide of human folly, the Superior Person retires to higher ground, renouncing his world without looking back.

Any direction is better than where you now stand.


Several high-priority concerns demand immediate attention.
All are crucial.
None will be denied.
Yet some demand the denial of others.
Like two atoms seeking to occupy the same space, these irresistible forces and immovable objects threaten to ignite a cataclysm that could irreversibly alter your world.
This is no time for fatal heroics.
You are at Ground Point Zero.
Remove yourself from this situation without delay.
Find sanctuary.
Later you may deal with these concerns on your own terms, from a position of strength.


Today: “It does not matter who you are, it only matters how you radiate.” Yogi Bhajan

“It does not matter who you are, it only matters how you radiate. Happiness does not come through materials, it comes through happiness.” Yogi Bhajan

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Meditation: LA673-19910205- Third Chakra


Yogi Bhajan – Los Angeles February 5,1991


  1. Sit with a straight spine, chin in, chest out.
  2. Eyes are focused at the tip of the nose.
  3. Hands are in Prayer Pose; every part of the hand meets in balance, the palms and the fingers meet exactly; feel every part of the hand.
  4. The base of the mudra is in front of the Solar Plexus, not touching the chest; the forearms are parallel to the floor.
  5. Chant Humee Hum Brahm Hum (meaning “We are We, We are God”) using the tip of the tongue.
  6. The hands pulse like the heartbeat; that is, they press together as the Navel Point is pulled in.
  7. Two pulses of the Navel Point for every repetition of the mantra; pull the Navel Point on Humee Hum and a second time on Brahm Hum.

To End:

  1. Inhale and pull the navel up and in; press the tip of the tongue to the upper palate and concentrate.
  2. Exhale. Repeat twice more.

Humee Hum Brum Hum


I caught you letting you see me. I have, is it okay. I have no choice but to speak in my high voice or I shall never be in a position to speak forever so, choice is not with me anymore. This thing is not improving, but they say in six weeks, voice will come back to normal, so I have publicly decided, no more cheating.

(Students laughs)

There is a problem, what I know nobody knows, so actually the idea was in my last mile of life I should leave the knowledge, for record, you may enjoy it or not or you are going to do it or not, that’s not my problem. You know, I go out through everyday through lot of hassles, dealing with people is very difficult problem, people have their phenomena’s, their facets, their projections, their insecurities, lot of fears, that’s the way this whole world is, angry, upset, because third Chakra is not balanced, third Chakra is in life, yes or no, high and low is balanced at third Chakra, is a point of pure energy, if you do not know to balance third Chakra, you may have all the degrees, all the knowledge, all the money, all the beauty, you shall guaranteedly be unhappy, because it is not what you feel, it is not what you know, it is not what you can do, it is how you can balance it.

When you cannot balance, you cannot live, think of a car which drives out of balance, and watch out how long there shall not be accident, our life is full of accidents and incidents. Majority of the accident we don’t want, but they do happen, when things happen beyond us, it is when we have not balanced them. Now you think, I can balance, right, not true, this is how the human brain works, as you hear you should balance it, as you say you should balance it, you can’t do this later on. So the body and the capacity of the body has to balance it, maybe I am teaching this very secret science, God doesn’t want it, He said, “All right, shut him up, that’s the only reason I can pick it out,” but we are actually telling you the secrets which we won’t read in books.

The inner bone has three bones, the inner ear, there are two bones and, one hammer on both sides, what I say you don’t hear it, it is that not, not, not, which brain picks up and translates it in the center of understanding. Center of understanding, in our body, nervously is controlled by the navel point. So your eyes, ears, and tongue, throat, is controlled by navel point, whatever you hear, whatever you see, and whatever you say, is controlled by this navel point. If navel point is little up, diarrhea, if it is little down constipation, if it is on the left side, gas, if it is right side (?) and all it has do is one millimeter, one millimeter. If the navel point is one millimeter off your entire digestive system, your feelings, what should I say, you are not you, then you go the Doctor take the medicine, what medicine is that, which suppresses it, that symptom nerve system, calms it down, but it doesn’t go away, then it shows up, have you seen that sometime, sometime your this arm hurts, sometime this shoulder hurts, sometime this.

Eighty percent of headaches are because of the navel point, eighty percent, ninety percent you get tired because of the navel point, but still, this, there is no point, there is only, it used to be when you were a child all energy came through it, you didn’t have the breath of life. Something, which sustains you without breath of life, something which nurtures you to be a human without breath of life, is it dead? No, it’s alive, your entire nervous system is controlled by it, “What did you say?”

The other person say, “You heard me.”

“Yeah!, but I don’t understand,” navel imbalance, you hear but you don’t hear, what was that, you see you didn’t see, sometime have you talked to people, they say something, you say, “What? What are you saying?” There is no juice in it. In normal language we say, “Guts.”

We are going to work today and tomorrow on this Chakra. About the Geography of it, I will say in my language, you can read it in the book, doesn’t make much of it, it has that many petals, it has that many sounds, this is what it is? Then what? If you know something Geographically, but you do not know what it is and how to use it, you can’t use it, it doesn’t mean to say, so we are creating a relationship today, with it. The tape I am going to play with it, “Humee Hum Brahmhum” we are we and we are God’s, you understand, it’s very good beat, the words are very simple, but you will speak these words.

Watch me, “Humee Hum Brahmhum” “Humee Hum Brahmhum”, “Humee Hum Brahmhum.” you will speak, you will be worst than me, (?) because you don’t have practice, but maybe after thirty-one minutes, now, nobody is perfect on this, it took me about year and a half, I think, about eight, one year and about eight months, to do what I will do now. I think, when a child is born, as he walks or trained for potty, he should be trained to adjust third Chakra, it’s so important, but the tragedy of it is there is a tragedy. Tragedy is if you do not know how to balance and your third Chakra automatically do not balance you, you can’t do it later, game is over, that’s the tragedy of it.

Awaken the Kundalini, do the whole thing, that doesn’t mean anything in real words, I mean if I want to sell you something I will say, ‘awaken the Kundalini, ‘I am the Mahan Tantric, come to me, I will (?) give me fifty thousand dollars,’ that won’t work. Awaken Kundalini means, all hundred facets of pressure, are automatically balanced by you, then serious things are balanced, then you play around, you have no worry, you don’t care, you enjoy life, you concentrate, you are intuitive, you know it, it is not like a watch, you have to wind the third Chakra and the spring is full, and then you can enjoy it, this doesn’t work that way, it has to be invoked, initiated, and it has to be automatic, it’s a real work, what is the benefit? Benefit is, you can’t be beaten, once it is on. What is the tragedy? Tragedy is you will remain fully, it doesn’t know what you do.

In Psychology, we work on anger, childhood anger, this, that, guts, so many things, we try to make theories. In medical science we work on systems, you know physical, mental, some diseases are psychologically physical, some diseases are physically causing psychology problem. Now let us talk about religion. If you are religion, but doesn’t matter which religion you are, I don’t care you know, they all, all are brands, it doesn’t make sense to me, ever, from day one. But whatever your religion is, if it does not make you Infinite, that you can love, and you can be free, and you can be happy and you can be you, I don’t know which religion it is? Religion means, you become real. I am known as a religious man, I am or I am not, that’s not my problem, but take me anywhere, I won’t dress up like this, I will wear blue jean, you know, no, no, no, no, no, I am telling you and open chest shirt.

(Students laugh)

No, no, I did it once, I am telling you, and I will wear some funny shoes, take me there, in one minute they will realize I am religious man, one minute, it won’t take more than sixty seconds. It is not that I am religious man, not at all, my very presence is religious, you talk to me anything, playboy, this boy, that boy, you will find me always turning you around, to letting you understand, there is a higher self, it’s not that I don’t joke, it’s not that I am cut throat humorist, I make jokes on everything, with few people with whom I am very free, or where I feel I am educating, not that I am prisoner of war because somebody ego is projecting and I have to defend myself, because people who come to me are just like glass, little rub, crack. So you have to be very compassionate and keep them in a very kind situation.

First of all, when a person enters I know from the aura, whether person is coming or a fraud is coming or a, deer is coming or elephant is coming, you know I don’t have a problem with that. Rarely who human walks in to me, you know, so you understand I am handicapped, put yourself in my position, you will commit suicide, really I have to tell an idiot, how happy I am to see him, how beautiful I am to see him, how marvelous it is, what I am trying to actually do it, to bring balance in his third center so, his arc line maybe human, before I can talk, you don’t understand my tragedy, I am a born blind man, all I see is arc line aura and bah, bah, bah, and what I see, I compute at a spontaneous time, now tell me if you see somebody as Mr. A and you feel him as Mr. Z how you will deal with it. But I have a mission to accomplish, that’s a mission of delivery, sometime we discuss, sometime things with some people, there is a one student of mine, we have been discussing this it from last three years,

He said, “Sir, draw the line.”

I said, “Where? World is an ocean, you draw the line on water what that means?”

One day he was arguing for about two hours, very convincing, he read the books, he read the American history, he read even Indian books, he even quoted Guru Gobind Singh, ‘draw the line,’ I just, in the end said, “Do you believe in God?”

He said “Yes!”

“Do you know anything about God?”

He said, “Little bit.”

I said, “When He draw the line.”

He said, “I said, if God cannot draw the line,

‘Rukh Ruuaan Ki Rozi Na Taarey.’

This is, I said, “Guru Gobind Singh” God doesn’t get angry with anybody, God doesn’t take revenge from anybody, God doesn’t deny any, one who denies another person, has nothing to do with God. Denial is not God, but where is the courage in us to accept, that whole thing, here, at the third center, we can be totally unique, perfect, our presence can work, we can be beautiful without any setup and charm, if we have our third center working for us, they say it is dormant, I agree with it, it is dormant and we are dormant, you know what we do, we do something, you know for what, to live, to survive, we do nothing to enjoy life, tell me what you do? Anybody can tell me?

Is there anything you do to enjoy life, because none of you has a balanced observation, you cannot observe and think and then balance, you have to be there, well, wait a minute, you take honey, you get the taste spontaneously, you take red chilies, you take the taste (?), so is the life, you take the taste of life spontaneously, does it run in brain, no, does it run in hips, no, does it run by the skin and the sensors, no, balance is observed at the third center, brain only multi, magnifies it, do you understand.

Today and tomorrow, I will work on it, if we have to work little more than what we could spend another week, I want you to honestly understand, once in lifetime, what I am talking. I know, you do not know what I am talking. You touch here there is a little one point, it was once a place, it was okay, it never gets sick, no pimple on it, why should we bother about it, it doesn’t bother us, we should not bother it, that’s the attitude. Actually, without the activity of this point, everybody lives in a dungeon. Life means nothing, then we have a substitute, sensations, drama, trauma, problems, magnitude, mind, we play games, you know why we are slave to our mind, because our this third point doesn’t balance life, so then we start thinking, why?

Why, it’s as high as sky, there is no answer to that, why, it’s a run, it’s a blind run, everybody’s life is a blind run, I can say it, because I have experience of it. It is such a run that you can’t stop, is this run essential? No. Needed? No. What is it? It’s a waste of time. You want to do it the hard way or the soft way, come on, how you are ready? Hard way will be difficult, you are Americans you know, let us do slowly, right. Hard way is to make the Mool Bandh, root lock, and then do it, that’s very damn difficult, but it’s enjoyable, it’s very sensual, now you are ready, hah, hah, I know you.

(Students laugh)

I can persuade you, the way I want it, but actually let’s do it scientifically, slowly, see what it is? Balance your hand in such a way that every part of the hand, palm, fingers, meet exactly in balance, and put a pressure there, exactly as, as it to pressure the nerve at the navel point. Navel point and this pressure will play just like a heart beat, this pressure will be like this, like this, I am doing on the sides, so you can see me, you will keep it here, and both hand will press, when you press the navel and, and with the tip of the tongue, you will chant. You are going to do three things, your hand will press like a beat of the heart, by your will, your navel will be pulled in, by your will, with the press of the hands, and your tip of the tongue will talk, “Humee Hum” this is how you will all talk, “Humee Hum Brahm Hum” it will look weird, but don’t worry, in the long run you will open up, okay, understand? Make the spine straight please and balance your hand exactly in a way that you can feel every part of the hand, and then let’s do it, okay.

(Tape, “Humee Hum Brahm Hum” is played.

YB: (Over the tape) You will have a fun tonight.

Side B

(Tape, “Humee Hum Brahm Hum” is played.)

(Tape stops)

Inhale, inhale and now pull the navel and press the tip of the tongue and concentrate, let it go, now, again, inhale deep consciously, hold the breath, now pull the navel inward and the tip of the tongue, let it go, now if you have not done it twice right, do it this time, inhale deep, deep, now steady, pull the navel in, press the tongue tip tongue, hard, relax.

I did not let you go through it, it’s a part of your life, now, we did it, just assess yourself, don’t bother, you are not going to tell anybody anything, just feel. It is such a quick difference you can feel, you don’t have to convince anybody, that Infinity, that God, that Purity, that power, that pure power is in your navel point, you can’t buy it, you can’t sell it and I cannot give you, you cannot take it, but I will give a technological knowledge, through which you can initiate it, so it’ll start working for you, what that will mean ultimately, I am not saying that there will be no problems, I am not saying there will be no rush, I am not saying that there will not scandals, I am not saying anything, but you will be untouched.

You can sit like a lotus, in the muddy waters and enjoy life, that is the power of the third Chakra, it keeps you instant, Infinite, experience of your life, no time can measure it, no waste. There are lot of things in life, but there is nothing like this. Now, for five minutes we pray for peace, and there is a tape, right, and we will sing it with our heart, for five minutes. Now listen, if a American is dying, or if a Iraqi is dying, death is death, and war is war, you can contribute and participate in that war, giving your prayer for peace and who knows who’s prayer will work, all that guy has to get out of (?) and save his skin, that’s all it is, he doesn’t, he didn’t know, he, I believe it.

Why we want war? We want to test it out. I tell you why we went to war, I mean forget about American politics. We went to war, to test it out, whether our new billions of dollar war machine works or not, and poor guy invited us, that’s all it is.

(Students laugh)

Who is going to go and live in a rock, tell me, anybody of you? No, it is not true, but we have to test it out what we have, he offered the opportunity, they are never going to have ground war, are you kidding, what for? They can nail him right from the sky, why should they bother, everybody band together, you know why? British want to test their war machine, even the French, who I never understood, will ever join, they are testing their own aeroplanes or they are sending the message to Russia, your MiGs are no good, this is not a war, it’s a human tragedy, there is nothing in this war.

You know what will happen in real war, where we will conquer Iraq, liberate Kuwait, then we built up Iraq, then we will believe, without Iraq there is no balance in that area, first we will beat it, then will nurture it, first we destroy all the bridges then we will built it, this is, this is what we do with Japan, this we did with the Korea, this is what we did with Formosa, this is what, oh Germany we spend everything there. So, world has learnt, when they want to be rich and great, they pick up war with us.

(Students laugh)

Really, that’s the American way. First beat a heck out of them, then built them up. Japan is no bigger than the human pancreas, it’s just a little thing, he is giving us the money, can you believe that. Germany waged two world wars, now that is our ally, friend. We guard its borders, we do everything, we give him everything and they are having a fun, they are not worried, now they say, because of two world wars we are not joining it, period. When war will be over, we will send the engineers to built it up, which American way is. But you know, human tragedy is a human tragedy, let’s pray in our own way, you know as exactly we want to pray.

(Tape, “Ang Sang Wahe Guru…” is played)

(Tape stops)

Our prayer is, that with each atom of their life God is, that’s what we are projecting, where wherever they are, near or far, whatever the status is good or bad, God be with them, that is the prayer, the feeling of oneness. Just imagine you are there in that desert, first imagine that, that’s what the imagination is useful. Imagine being there, imagine being with these people and then feel and pray, that God be with them, the total of them, with all of them, thank you. “May the long time Sunshine upon you.”

Students sing: May the long time Sunshine upon you…

YB: God, Almighty bless us, bless all these people, give them comfort and peace, be with them in life and death, bring peace to the Earth, that’s our prayer, give us the strength to pray, give us the strength to be, give us the strength to elevate ourself, Sat Nam. We will meet tomorrow again, thank you.

Today: “You are on the right track.  Remain kind and approachable.  Do not be seduced by any agenda.” – from the I Ching

You are on the right track.  Remain kind and approachable.  Do not be seduced by any agenda.


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50 – Fifty  Ting / The Caldron

Fire rises hot and bright from the Wood beneath the sacrificial caldron:
The Superior Person positions himself correctly within the flow of Cosmic forces.

Supreme Accomplishment.


Your needs are coming into harmony with the requirements of the Cosmos.
Blending brilliantly with the Dance of Life, you are becoming an actual element of Cosmic Law.
Your goals will now be realized because you no longer cut against the Cosmic grain; you are no longer swimming against the flow of the Tao.
You are acquiring an intuitive sense of what can and cannot be, and aligning your efforts accordingly.

Six in the fifth place means:

The ting has yellow handles, golden carrying rings.
Perseverance furthers.

Here we have, in a ruling position, a man who is approachable and modest in nature. As a result of this attitude he succeeds in finding strong and able helpers who complement and aid him in his work. Having achieved this attitude, which requires constant self-abnegation, it is important for him to hold to it and not to let himself be led astray.

44 – Forty-Four  Kou / Compulsion

A playful Zephyr dances and delights beneath indulgent Heaven:
A Prince who shouts orders but will not walk among his people may as well try to command the four winds.

A strong, addictive temptation, much more dangerous than it seems.


You are ignoring a clear and present danger to your well-being.
If this threat emanated from a heavy-handed oppressor, you would see it coming.
But this danger comes to you in the form of a seduction, an amusement, a diversion, an indulgence that is eating away at the fiber of your secure little world.
You are too cocksure.
You underestimate the tribute this dalliance will demand.


Today: “Those who are humble in practice are always righteous in the face of God.” Yogi Bhajan

“Those who are humble in practice are always righteous in the face of God. They are protected by the Supreme Being and shall always live in plentiful abundance.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: NM0380 – Ecstasy and Joy

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Today: “Break your despair or complement your enthusiasm with clarity.  Do not be deluded. Keep real.” – from the I Ching

Break your despair or complement your enthusiasm with clarity.  Do not be deluded. Keep real.

“Thus he neither flatters those above nor neglects those beneath him; he is as firm as a rock.” 


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Meditation: NM0394 – Live Above Denial

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Today: I Ching – Previous Readings

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16 – Sixteen  Yü / Enthusiasm

Thunder comes resounding out of the Earth:
Similar thunder roars up from the masses when the Superior Person strikes a chord in their hearts.

Whip up enthusiasm, rally your forces, and move boldly forward.


There is a rhythmic force, a world music, that lives deep in the Unconscious of each of us.
It’s a primitive drumbeat, a shaking rattle, a tribal chant that invokes the primal self to rise up and join the dance.
This is the enthusiasm that is generated now.
Not rhetorical persuasion, not a play on the emotions, but a charismatic, irresistible Call of the Wild.
Confucius said that the person who could comprehend this could ‘rule the world as though it were spinning in his hand.’
This is a time for instinct, not intellect — the Thunder from the Beneath.

Six in the second place means:

Firm as a rock. Not a whole day.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

This describes a person who does not allow himself to be misled by any illusions. While others are letting themselves be dazzled by enthusiasm, he recognizes with perfect clarity the first signs of the time. Thus he neither flatters those above nor neglects those beneath him; he is as firm as a rock. When the first sign of discord appears, he knows the right moment for withdrawing and does not delay even for a day. Perseverance in such conduct will bring good fortune. Kongfu (Confucius) says about this line:

To know the seeds, that is divine indeed. In his association with those above him, the superior man does not flatter. In his association with those beneath him, he is not arrogant. For he knows the seeds. The seeds are the first imperceptible beginning of movement, the first trace of good fortune (or misfortune) that shows itself. The superior man perceives the seeds and immediately takes action. He does not wait even a whole day. In the Yi Jing it is said: “Firm as a rock. Not a whole day. Perseverance brings good fortune.”

Firm as a rock, what need of a whole day?
The judgement can be known.
The superior man knows what is hidden and what is evident.
He knows weakness, he knows strength as well.
Hence the myriads look up to him.

40 – Forty  Hsieh / Liberation

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.


Today: “Any man who creates environments to show clarity about the causes and effects of the Creator…” Yogi Bhajan

“Any man who creates environments to show clarity about the causes and effects of the Creator—beauty and bounty in this world—gets merged into infinity.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: NM0415 – 20010910 – Karma & Dharma

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