January 27, 2021 |

Yogi Bhajan instructed these young men to go to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, who is the only Guru of any Sikh. Since the young American Sikhs did not yet have the Siri Guru Granth Sahib available to them, they went to the Sikh Study Circle of Los Angeles, a prominent Sikh Gurdwara in the area.

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May 17, 2007 |

Khalsa Women’s Training Camp in the summer of 1983 was a revolutionary time for women in Sikh Dharma.  For the first time, SSS Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji set the roots of the Khalsa women of the west deep into the identity of Guru Gobind Singh and the path of the spiritual warrior.   What we discovered that summer is that, unlike what most of our mother’s had taught us, women are true warriors by nature.  It is in our psyche.   And as all Khalsa warriors, we found ourselves at the feet of the Tenth Master.

That summer the Siri Singh Sahib taught us the meditation we now call the Bowing Jaap Sahib. 

Read: "Karam Naam Barnat Sumat – By the Action – Names of God"

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January 22, 2007 |

Bibi Inderjit Kaur was born on January 22, 1935, in the town of Wazirabad in the district of Gujranwala which is now part of Pakistan. She was born into a devout Sikh family with a powerful lineage. Her great-grandfather was Bhai Sahib Abnasha Singh who was a known and respected saint and healer of his time. When Maharaja Ranjit Singh was stricken with small pox as a child, he was brought to Bhai Abnasha Singh for treatment. Ranjit Singh came in royal splendor with great pomp and show, and Bhai Sahib admonished him saying, “You should not have come with all this nonsense. You have disturbed my meditation!” But ultimately he did bless Ranjit Singh and assured him that even though he had already lost one eye to the disease, he would heal and his other eye would be preserved. Later in life when Maharaja Ranjit Singh held rule over the Punjab, he bestowed the title of Bhai Sahib to Abnasha Singh in acknowledgement of his deep spirituality. He told Abnasha Singh to circle as many villages as he could on horseback in one day, and these he gave to him as a jagir, or land grant, in gratitude for healing him as a child.

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December 21, 1995 |

The Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) said about his work: “This man was able to do what I could never do; he accurately told the history of this world in his painting, and perfectly predicted the events of man up to 5,000 years into the future. O’Brien will be known in the history of man from this time forth and books will be written on his works. Pilgrimages will be made to see his murals and the power of his faith captured in paint.” 

Read: "Mural at Siri Singhasan e Khalsa Gurdwara, Espanola, New Mexico"

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