May 6, 2015 |

Yogiji gave us many gifts, but the greatest gift he gave us was to bring us to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. For many of us, our relationship with the Guru grew quickly. I think that is because many of us were His Sikhs in a previous birth, but whatever the reason, once that love grew in our hearts we knew without a doubt that we belonged to Him. I was blessed to receive Guru Ji’s Amrit in 1972 from the hands of the first Panj Piyare that came to American soil to perform the Amrit Sanchar here, the Sant Miyan Singh Jatha.

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March 14, 2009 |

It was the Spring of 1971 when I first met Yogi Bhajan at the Earth Rebirth Festival on Earth Day at UC Davis in Davis California. What I remember from that day was the sunrise snake dance led by Yogi Bhajan and Chief White Eagle, and the class that Yogi Ji held later on that day. I remember he didn’t talk much.  And he didn’t talk about himself at all.  He had us all closing our eyes, inhaling deep and chanting “Saaaaaaaaaaat Naaaaaaaaaaaam” over and over for 31 minutes until we all dissolved into a sea of bliss, riding the sound current out of our physical bodies until we all came to our senses.

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December 30, 2005 |

In this article from a Winter 2005 Aquarian Times, Guruka Singh remembers the day that Yogi Bhajan taught the Tratakam.

“I am walking my last mile,” Yogi Bhajan said. “Soon it will be time for me to leave my physical body behind. Do not be sad that I am leaving you. I am always with you. You can talk to me at any time. You do not need my physical body. Do you know that picture? Place that picture in front of you, look eyes into eyes, and meditate. Chant the long Sat Nam. Guru Nanak will be with you. I will be with you. Any question will be immediately answered. No problem. You can be with me any time.”

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March 4, 1987 |

Yogi Bhajan asked me to gather together all the poems he had written in Gurmukhi and translate them into English.   The result was a book titled “Furmaan Khalsa” (the command of the Khalsa). 

Yogi Bhajan. Part man part myth; part saint and part warrior.  Within these pages lies one of the most extraordinary works of the twentieth century; a manual of conscious living written in the form of 108 luminous and inspiring poems. Based on the science of human consciousness called Raj Yoga, and writ­ ten as a guide for all the future generations, these poems answer the questions of how to live successfully with an open heart and an open mind in the midst of the turmoil of the modern world. . . how to experience your cosmic identity as a man or woman. . . how to raise children who are strong, secure and fearless. What does it mean to love and be loved? What are the physical, mental, and spiritual effects of what we eat and drink, and how can we unlock the unused potential energies within, so that we can really become effective to create positive changes within ourselves and in the world?

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