In an article from the Winter 2005 Aquarian Times Magazine 5 lectures from the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan were shared – one from each decade.  This is the one from the 1970s.

Read the introduction of this article by MSS Shakti Parwha Kaur, his first student.

The 1970s – Being Real

Lecture excerpts, July 31, 1975

Even though we don’t mean to hurt anybody, sometimes we do. The reason is very simple. There are two energies, two polarities in a human mind. One is when you say something to cover the time and the space, and second is when you say something beyond time and space. When you say something to cover time and space, you are not real, because you are living to the moment. But when you say something beyond time and space, you are real.

Just for example, say that someone complains to me, “Yesterday you didn’t love me. You didn’t talk to me, you didn’t say hi to me.” I will not say to him, “Oh, I am sorry,” or “Oh, I must have been spaced out.” I’ll not make or cook something up. I will be direct and say to him, “I didn’t see you.”

In the future, if he wants me to say hello, he knows he has to make himself shown to me. Follow the attitude? The fact is, I did not see him and I didn’t communicate with him. That is the basic reality.

Accept yourself as you. Live within yourself so that the “without” can relate to you. Out of you can spring beautiful thoughts. Out of you can spring beautiful radiance. Out of you can come peace. Out of you can come God. But before anything can come out of you, it must be there.

It will be there when you are there. When you are not there, how can anything be there? If you are not in the house, how can a guest be entertained? My friends, we have to learn to live with ourselves. When you live consciously, then it will not mean any pain to you because you are living it. There is no human who can live without reality.

Reality is living with yourself, accepting yourself and being within yourself. That is the secret of prosperity.

Read the 1960s Lecture Here

Read the 1980s Lecture Here

Read the 1990s Lecture Here

Read the 2000s Lecture Here

View this article as it originally appeared in Aquarian Times in the Winter of 2005