March 24, 1972 |

In one breath when you inhale, you say Sat Nam—in me is the existence of the truth. And you exhale and you say Wahe Guru—I am in ecstasy of that greatness. You run your mind with the cycle of that breath. It doesn’t take a long time to understand that you are in the stage of ecstasy and you have rebuilt your own self. And thus you can capture your mind and subconsciousness into the lotus self of purity. You will have a fragrance in you. As in the rose there is a fragrance, in your human body there shall be a beauty which shall be felt in a vibratory effect by all the people.

Read: "Vibrate the Cosmos"

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January 30, 1972 |

Arriving in Los Angeles in 1968, Yogi Bhajan began his mission to share the teachings of Kundalini Yoga, and to help people live healthy, happy and holy lives.  He first established Guru Ram Das Ashram as a yoga center in West Hollywood, and it was here in Los Angeles that Kundalini Yoga in the Western World was born.

In the spring of 1972, the ashram was moved to the current location, a former chiropractic and hydrotherapy office, where it was established as a formal Gurdwara.

Read: "The Opening of Guru Ram Das Ashram Los Angeles in 1972"

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April 8, 1971 |

The Mantra EK ONG KAR SAT NAM SIRI WHA GURU, has 8 vibrations and describes the Glory of the Infinite. In the time period 2 and 1/2 hours before the rising of the Sun when the channels are most clear, if the Mantra is chanted in sweet harmony, you will become one with the One. It opens the solar plexus, which in turn charges the solar centers and connects them with the Cosmic Energy. All mantras are good, they are all for the awakening of the Divine but this Mantra is effective and it is the mantra for this time. It is a key which has eight levers and this key can open the lock of the time which is shaped in the form of an 8 (wheel over wheel). Therefore, when this Mantra is sung while applying the neck lock, at the point where Prana and Apana meet Sushumana, the vibration opens the cosmic lock. In the town of Goindwal in Punjab, India, even today this Divine Mantra is still inscribed on the walls of the Baoli Sahib (sacred well) at the house of Guru Amar Das, the Guru of Guru Ram Das, through whose blessing today we vibrate in the Divine ecstasy. I disclose to you today this secret of the Divine for the uplift of humanity and those who will follow it will be liberated and be one with the Divine.

Read: "Long Ek Ong Kaar Meditation"

Categories: Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

December 16, 1970 |

Let us have a habit to relate through our consciousness, through the vibration that is Mantra. As a habit, that gives you happiness. When we are unhappy and we start chanting those words, they will give us peace. When we make that a habit, that gives us peace.

What I am trying to tell you is that this deep Mantra is nothing but to create a habit. It is a habit like sending a telegram by giving a signal to a particular station, and if the station is a supreme consciousness, you get consciously related to the supreme consciousness through the sound current or through the magnetic field. In times of difficulty, they become immediately handy if you have that practice.

Read: "Living as a Slave to Habit Patterns"

Categories: Yogi Bhajan Lectures

June 30, 1970 |

One thing man forgets which is a reality and truth: Death. We are not permanent on this Earth. We have come here under the command of a Universal force, that cosmic energy; some people call it God. It is that great master computer in which we are all the unit computers, and we are here to perform certain practical duties. All our vibrations are time-clocked into that master computer and our balance sheet is struck every minute. Sometimes, because of our ego, we draw different lines than that of the master plan and we mess up the whole system and society, jeopardizing our own happiness in life.

Read: "Yogi Bhajan Lecture: Kundalini Yoga & Spiritual Growth"

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December 25, 1969 |

Yogi Bhajan gives this historic talk twelve months after his first arrival in the US. The country was polarized and bitterly divided. In the previous two months, there had been an unprecedented outpouring of violent and nonviolent demonstrations against the war in Vietnam and the government in Washington.

Under these highly charged circumstances, Yogi Bhajan lays out the defining principles of the 3HO Foundation. Citing the sacrifices of Jesus, Krishna and Rama, Yogiji calls on his students to purify themselves and become teachers and carry the responsibility of the Aquarian Age all around the world.

The talk is full of cautions and practical guidance. Yogi Bhajan advises against worshipping holy men when it serves better to live as one. He tells his students not to lose themselves in the imaginations of authors, but to live practically and to the truth. Yogiji cautions against wasting this precious human life, when it is meant to be lived in higher consciousness. He warns his students not to abuse occult powers, but instead to engage the power of God in service and humility. Yogi Bhajan also chides his young students not to hassle and protest, but to live as calm, quiet, peaceful, loving and magnetic people. And finally in this Christmas talk, he exhorts them to give up their fooling around, and instead to live as masters of the self and gods on this Earth.

Read: "Spiritual Nation is Born"

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September 16, 1969 |

The load of Karma, the ego of the man and the negativity has gone so deep that the positive vibrations have to be created to save the world. You can’t live in this world without a balance, and you have to keep balance. There is nobody who is special. Everything is created by the one Creator, and you are a temporary custodian of that situation. This is the message of the Aquarian Age. Everyone has to learn to change.

Read: "Yogi Bhajan Lecture: The Aquarian Age of Tolerance"

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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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