History

According to Guru Singh (Los Angeles), who recounted this story to me in 2012, there was a need to have photos of Yogi Bhajan for brochures and posters, so in October 1969 Guru Singh and Shakti Parwha Kaur took him to a photo studio located on Melrose Ave. near Jules Buccieri’s antique store, where the first kundalini yoga classes were held. The photographer was well known for doing “head shots” for movie stars so he took numerous photos of Yogi Bhajan.

Read: "History of the Tratakam Photo"

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Thirty-four years ago, when I first heard Yogi Bhajan speak of his vision of creating the 3HO Foundation, a “Healthy, Happy, Holy” Organization, I didn’t like the word “holy.” It sounded too churchy to me. Holy? I thought: sanctimonious, holier than thou, bor—ing!  Of course, that’s not what he meant at all.

Fortunately, I kept listening. He explained, “If you’re holy, you don’t do to anyone what you don’t want them to do to you.” So far, so good—the Golden Rule. Then he added that to be holy also means that you receive each inhalation gratefully, aware that it is God’s gift to you. Wow. Having that consciousness is a big order. It would require amazing focus to actually be aware of each incoming breath, but what a profound impact the acceptance of such a concept would have on our lives. Such a belief might cause us to be a lot more careful how we use each breath. We might change how we talk to one another. We might choose our words more thoughtfully. We might decide our actions with the thought in mind that God is living and breathing in us 24/7.

Read: "Who Wants to be Holy?"

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April 30, 2021 |

Let us be holy, happy and bright
Beautiful days and cozy nights.
Joyful living and loving care,
You and me and us we share.
Smiles and our songs they’ll live forever
We’ll leave these memories for our children’s ecstasy.
That is our legacy, a guide to destiny, our destiny.

Read: "My Song"

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April 27, 2021 |

It was September 13, 1968. Harbhajan Singh Yogi, now thirty-nine years of age, waited his turn in the line-up that had just disembarked at Toronto’s international airport. In the queue were tourists, professionals, government people and hopeful immigrants. Gradually, Harbhajan’s place in line moved up, as people were cleared at the front by the customs inspectors.

Read: "Yogi Bhajan Arrives In North America"

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March 28, 2021 |

“These hypnotic affirmations stimulate the meridians of the upper palate through the permutation and combination of the sound. If the individual sings along while practicing or playing these recordings, they further stimulate the hypothalamus. The neurons in the brain are readjusted for the beautiful, bountiful, blissful success of the individual. It is a God-given gift for you and for your prosperity. The system works. It shall work for you.

“The affirmations are designed to burn negative karma and stimulate positive inspiration. Many people have tried it. It has worked miracles. Miracles are unexplainable wonderful happenings. They are not gimmicks or soul talk. They are a reality that can be proven by the practicing practitioner

Read: "The Aquarian Affirmations by Yogi Bhajan"

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March 16, 2021 |

“Sahej.  The easy acceptance of your own spiritual radiance.”- Siri Singh Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogi Ji

My own journey to Sahej began at the beginning of creation, where all journeys began. No, I’m not trying to be a wise guy. Every experience in every incarnation, in every moment we spent as stardust spiraling through the galaxies has brought us to this moment. If my experiences had been any different, the outcome would be different.

So the question is, did I ever have a choice in where I end up? All is God’s play. All is the Doer doing. The One is creating itself into all the parts of creation and enjoying interacting with itself. It creates itself continuously every instant. There is no actual Universe. It is the exchange of energy to create the illusion. It’s like your TV. There’s a nice picture, you can see the people and animals doing what they do. Then, if the power goes off, all the people, animals, buildings, trees, lands, etc. are gone in an instant. That is the relationship of the Ong and Kar. The creative energy is always keeping the illusion, but it could disappear at any moment.

Read: "Sahej"

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