Experiences

November 22, 1975 |

“The Christians have Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel, and the Sikhs have Mr. O’Brien and the Mural in Espanola. No human being painted this mural. This man was able to do what I could never do – he accurately told the history of this world, and perfectly predicted the events of man up to 5,000 years into the future. I could never make such a prediction, for man would not allow me to do such a thing, but O’Brien quietly told the future of the whole world and then humbly left this planet. O’Brien will be known in the history of man from this time forth and books will be written on his works and pilgrimages will be made to see his murals and the power of his faith captured in paint. I am petitioning to have this O’Brien made the first Christian Saint in the Sikh Dharma.” ~Yogi Bhajan

Read: "Ed O’Brien and the History of the Mural at HGRD"

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August 30, 1975 |

Nearly six years ago, Yogi Bhajan began working with the young people of this country, to give them an alternative to drugs, to give them a means of keeping their bodies healthy, to give them values of life and to rebuild the structure of family life.  He struck at the root of the problems facing the entire western societies   today:   the lack of respect and reverence for woman, the devaluation of the function of raising children, the breakdown of the family structure and the pollution of the basic vibration – the WORD.

Read: "Dedicated to Woman"

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April 30, 1975 |

The story of the first American Sikh enlisted in the U.S. Army who stood by the rights of the 1st Amendment to pave the way for Sikhs to practice their religious beliefs, including the wearing of beard and turban
Yes, there is a place for Sikhs in the United States Army. For this achievement, we can be grateful to those who went before us and who accepted the harassment and went through the Court Martials, who were forcibly shaven, but who ‘kept up’ in order to see that our basic human rights were upheld: the right to practice our chosen religion and to live actively in all aspects of society and the community without discrimination.

Read: "You’re in the Army Now!"

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January 30, 1974 |

We have been allowed the privilege to serve our God and Guru, who gives us two choices – to live in the territory of space or to live in the territory of grace. Space only robs the self of completeness; grace fills the self with the purity and the total ecstasy of the Holy Nam. Thus, we can enjoy the light of the sun and the sweetness of the moon on this visiting trip of earth.

Read: "Letter from Yogi Bhajan – January 30, 1974"

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October 2, 1973 |

When the question of doubt arises in the minds of people, this in itself is the mark that their curiosity has been aroused…. it takes time to make the doubters, seekers of God.  It is all His Grace and if you work with Him, side-by-side, one in One, then all hassles will seem as interesting challenges and all sorrow will be received as divine blessings toward the growth and progression in Divine Consciousness.  Keep up dear one, and never give an inch but don’t forget the heart that beats with compassion and love of His Holy Name!

Read: "Letter from Yogi Bhajan – October 2, 1973"

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March 21, 1973 |

The head teacher at the Denver, CO ashram resigned in late 1972. Yogi Bhajan contacted me at the December, 1972, 3HO Winter Solstice Sadhana and asked that I fly to Denver to check out the possibility of moving there to fill the vacancy, which I did.

Upon my return, I learned that the Health Department office building had burned to the ground and that there were no immediate plans to rebuild the structure. My wife and I saw this development as a significant indicator of the direction of our destiny, whereupon we put our Orlando residence up for sale and subsequently moved to Denver in February of 1973.

Read: "The Beginning (Part 5)"

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June 20, 1972 |

During the 1970-1972 time frame Hari Singh taught Kundalini Yoga classes in the Orange County Jail as a part of an Orange County, Florida initiative called ‘Thee Door’, an anti-drug, youth outreach program of the Orange County Health Department. Hari Singh coined ‘Thee Door’ as the name of the program. During this time, Yogi Bhajan made plans to again visit Orlando on a Florida teaching tour. Hari Singh advised the student inmates well in advance of Yogiji’s possible visit inside the jail, which generated all kinds of excitement. After Yogiji arrived and was granted clearance to enter the jail, he spent almost an hour of quality time with the inmates inside their classroom cell, an experience they long remembered.

Read: "The Beginning (Part 4)"

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April 13, 1969 |

“And it is only five hundred years ago when this man came to this world with a message of peace, equality.  His peace was different.  He said, “You are to be equal.  You have no power to differentiate between the black and white, between the Muhammadan and Hindu, between the Christian and a Buddhist, between the tall and the short, between having the long hairs and the short hairs.  You have absolutely NO difference and you can NOT preach difference and thus you cannot RULE, and others cannot be RULED.  For sake of securities, all right, but for sake of exploitation, it is wrong.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

Read: "Guru Nanak – Man of Peace"

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