Poem By Yogi Bhajan put to music by Livtar Singh circa 1980

This is a poem that describes the loneliness of the teacher. You are held in a place of reverence by the students, and by the wider world. You can’t have buddies, or hang out. Your entire life is an example to others. The teacher has to be on duty every moment. At the same time, you are in the Oneness of all things. This is a deep meditation on life.

Crosswinds

Living is good
I don’t know why it should
there is nothing so bad, but everything is sad
I do just to do it can be good or bad too
who is pure, who has sinned
One is caught in one’s own crosswind

I am lonely, have no peer
though all love me as a sage or a seer
cold cold is the lonely one
waiting for the morning sun
dark lonely cold night, one’s own lips there to bite
if in heart there is no light
what can be warm, cozy and bright

Come like a sunbeam bright and clear
still unseen, very far, very near
with me, in me, make the breath hot
entangled, wrangled, indulged and caught

At night I leave the body to meditate
I walk into every heart
so I relate
Life is good, good is God, everyone is good
so I thought.

Poem by Yogi Bhajan
Music by Livtar Singh

 

Visit Livtar Singh’s YouTube Channel to listen to more of his music