March 19, 2005 |

“Time needs teachers and I must push out teachers as fast as possible, any way possible, every where possible, so there may be one line of communication of brotherhood and love.  We call it healthy, happy, holy family.  We want to create a family of love, a family of togetherness, a family of people who have found how to sacrifice.” ~Yogi Bhajan, 1971

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March 18, 2005 |

Yogiji was a charismatic speaker; he was a poet and consummate story teller.  He mesmerized his audience, to whom he gave hope and inspiration.  Every person felt he was connecting directly with him or her.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and a sharp wit.  Yogiji was a master of punning on words, and created many slogans.  “Keep up and you will be kept up!”, “The time in now, now is the time.”

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March 16, 2005 |

“When I lie down in my bed, I can’t sleep.  I say, Yogi Bhajan, they love you so much, and like a nut you are sleeping!  What for are you sleeping on this bed?  Don’t they need you?  Are they not supposed to progress?  Then, if they are supposed to progress more, what are you, boy, doing here?  Get up and do something!  Help them in some way or another.  If you do nothing, sit there.  Even your presence is enough pressure to put them on the alert.  Write them a letter, do something!  This is known as, if I may not even write you a letter, I may not even come, but the very thought that I have thought about you, does connect me subconsciously to that factor and that area.  And that is known as communion of the mental projectivity with the heart, because there is a positive vibration.”

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March 15, 2005 |

After the big earthquake in Los Angeles in 1995, the headquarters were moved to Espanola, New Mexico.   Yogiji’s students built him a geodesic dome for his personal living space and meditation.  Gurbani Kirtan (music from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred text of the Sikhs) played 24 hours a day.  It created an environment that enhanced awareness.  Yogiji was not bound by time.  He did what he needed to do.  He worked deep into the night, made phone calls to various time zones, sat at his altar to pray and meditate, before finally going to bed at around 4:30am.  He only slept for a couple of hours, if at all.

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March 11, 2005 |

There was a time in Santa Fe, when the metal symbols on the front hoods of expensive cars would frequently get stolen.  This particularly applied to the Mercedes.  Yogiji devised a system where you had to remove this symbol once you parked your car, and that would automatically lock it.  So, if you forgot to remove the symbol, and it got stolen, there was no way you could start the car.  On one occasion I was stranded outside a shopping plaza, with a car that I couldn’t start and needed to be rescued.

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March 8, 2005 |

Yogiji was the recipient of several gifts, including the instrument on his lap.  All presents were first placed at the altar, both for his prayers and blessing for the gift giver.  Anything that was presented to him was considered sacred, and found a special place in one of the residences, or went to the archives.  It was very important to Yogiji that all correspondence was acknowledged immediately.  Every letter or communication he received was preserved in the archives.  

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