I Bow – the Story Behind the Music

December 23, 2019 |

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by Livtar Singh

Listen to the song “I Bow” (Ong Namo) by Livtar Singh

“If we can just get out of the way, all knowledge and peace is already there.” – Livtar Singh

I have been a new student of the teacher. Listening to Yogi ji and wondering how it would ever be possible to get to where he was.

I have been the teacher, sitting where Yogi ji sat, with the new students in front of me wondering the same thing.

I remember wanting Yogi ji to give us that “thing” that would take away the doubt, fear, pain, etc. of living in a physical form. And I see my students wanting that same “thing”.

The “thing” is, he had already given us the “thing” – Knowledge of Kundalini Yoga, discipline, Sadhana, Naam, Bani, Bhana, Simran, Seva.

The one thing he couldn’t do was to do it for us. You can’t skip over is the time and effort it takes to practice those things.

By practicing those things, the fog gradually clears, the windows are cleaned, and we can see what was always there.

Like cleaning the floors of the Golden Temple, Sadhana (regular spiritual practice) and Seva (selfless service) take mental and spiritual elbow grease.

Then comes a time when you see and feel the Beloved around and in you. But still, there is the distance. As long as we are in this physical form, there is that separation. And also separation anxiety.

This song is about bowing. The act of bowing is physically to bring your head low, to show humility and acceptance of the teachings.

But the real work is done mentally. You are bowing the Ego down so that the infinite flow of wisdom inside you can come through.

If we can just get out of the way, all knowledge and peace is already there.

There is an utter longing to come to the place of rest.

To get there, one must pass through the thousand petaled lotus, which spins out thoughts like a lawnmower blade. Unless you can penetrate through that, the thoughts will always grab your mind and take you down dead end paths, away from your self.

The Beloved is right there, in you. It is you, you are it. All it takes is that one pure moment to break through.

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, Guru Dev Namo, Guru Devaa. All it would take is one crystalline moment in this mantra and you would have everything.

It’s right there…in you… for you.

Blessings and Grace,
Livtar Singh

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