More than Just Alive

February 17, 1979 |

Categories: Our Stories

From page 105 of the book, The Man Called the Siri Singh Sahib, published in 1979 and written by S.S. Gopal Kaur Khalsa, Corvallis, Oregon, USA 

Almost five years ago, I met a group of 3HO people in Northern California. I had never done any yoga and was not particularly interested in being a conscious being, yet, two weeks later, I was living in Hargobind Sadan.  What had occurred was simple and very clear to me. 

After having spent a day and a night in the ashram, I knew I wanted to be treated as kindly, as these people were treating each other.  I could see that at least they were trying to live up to the values we had all been taught to live, as little children.  They told me about a man they called “Yogiji” who had reminded them of these values and had taught them how to live them as adults.  I had assumed that this man was dead, because they spoke of him with such respect, I didn’t think they meant a living person.   

However, I was soon to learn that “yogiji” was not only not dead, but more than just alive.  And he gave that “more than aliveness”, that self-respect, and self-worth back to all of us. I moved into the ashram on September 25, 1972, and that was the most blessed day of my life. 

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