As I walked through the street, en route for the first time to the Harimandir Sahib, there grew a welling up inside of me, an inner excitement almost like that of a child on the advent of a special holiday. From deep inside the thought arose, “thousands upon thousands of lifetimes it has taken for this moment,” and my mind at once became very poised and silent.

Read: "Bathing in the Ram Das Sarovar"

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August 5, 1978 |

It is your duty to speak the truth to your children, and stand to it. Don’t lie to them, don’t cater to them. Behind the catering, they find your insecurity and weaknesses, which is how they mess you up. When you cater to the child, you are trying to cover up something, and the child has the super-psychic power to see behind it. The moment he uncovers you, he will not respect you. Therefore, it is your duty to be straight with your own born child.

Read: "Yogi Bhajan Lecture: Speak Truth to Your Child"

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May 17, 1978 |

If your inside is in turmoil, this meditation will prevent you from dying. It can be done anytime, and its effect will be to calm you, to energize you, and to relax you. This is a very powerful meditation. Prana is life force corresponding to the electron; Apana is eliminating force corresponding to the proton; and Shushmana is the central force corresponding to the neutron. The beauty of this mantra is in the touch of palate and tongue.
Yogi Bhajan said that in the event of an atomic war, radiation will not kill you if your ‘gene aura’ is one inch thick.

Read: "Meditation for Atomic Radiation"

Categories: MeditationsYogi Bhajan Lectures

In this story written, by Ravi Har Kaur Khalsa, she imagines what it might have been like to be in the company of the Sangat on Baisakhi Day, 1699.  This story was originally published in Sikh Dharma Brotherhood Magazine in the Summer of 1977

Read: "Baisakhi Day, 1699 – “A First Person” Imagining"

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June 30, 1977 |

Every human being is great, but a good-spirited woman is divine. God created everything, but the power of God flows through a good-hearted woman. Everything is where God is, but God takes birth through the womb of a good-hearted woman. Therefore, a woman may not be God, but she is the gateway of divinity, and any woman who falls below that standard of divinity is only structurally a woman, but not in reality a woman. You can look like a woman, but according to the basic definition of what woman is, that is not true enough. If you make a paper man, it will look like a man, but it won’t be a man. Divinity and dignity—when and where they unite—is called woman.

Read: "Woman is Where Dignity and Divinity Merge Together"

Categories: Women's TeachingsYogi Bhajan Lectures

January 24, 1977 |

“You must prepare yourself for the coming onslaught of this tidal wave of insanity which is going to go over us. Weather is changing. Metabolism is changing. Your hormones are changing. Your food production is changing. Therefore, we have to prepare ourselves. We have to have a very stable mind, a very stable personality and very stable communication. For that we need energy.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

Read: "Meditation for Perseverance"

Categories: Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan

November 23, 1976 |

The enjoyment of life is the enjoyment of Pranic energy. A hundred years ago, if I would have talked about atomic energy, you would have made a mockery of it. Five thousand years ago people discovered this Pranic energy and a human’s life was very long, very healthy, and very intuitive. How did they discover it? This is not the knowledge of the dead. Yoga is the knowledge of the living being.

Read: "What is Prana?"

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