Chanting ‘WaheGuru’ the Kundalini Rises!
Taking Amrit the Kundalini Rises!
Meditating on the Name the Kundalini Rises!
Singing God’s praises the Kundalini Rises!
Doing Yoga the Kundalini Rises!
Fixing the concentration the Kundalini Rises!
When the Kundalini awakens it Rises!
Humans have been given long hair,
To crown the tenth gate,
The Way of Knowledge,
Take good care of your hair,
And let the Creative Energy flow into your body.
Long hairs are the channels of the Infinite,
They bring the Infinite Creative Power into your body.
Keep your natural form until your last breath.
Let the Light radiate from your body … God’s Image.
In the Amrit Vela, the Nectar Nam.
In the Amrit Vela, the Nectar of Meditation.
In the Amrit Vela, the Nectar of Yoga.
This is the matchless opportunity
To connect to God.
Chant the Nam and find Peace.
Take a cold bath and sit crosslegged,
And meditate on God’s Name.
The Ambrosial hours of the morning
Are the Divine hours of the day.
This is the time of deep meditation
When God’s Grace is experienced.
Sing the Guru’s Bani!
Gurbani is God’s Nectar.
Drinking it, one is liberated.
Oh Yogi! Merging with the Infinite,
Lose your self in God.
As Yogi Bhajan said, mantra literally means mental wave, mental vibration. So by reciting a mantra we cut old patterns and set up a new vibration. There is no need to drown in negativity and depression. It truly becomes possible to transform the mind, to feel a deep sense of belonging to my spirit. As I watch people around me struggle with their own longing, I hope my words can help others to find their inner peace and know that they belong.
“You do not understand your features. Your features are not your beautiful nose, your beautiful cheeks, beautiful lips, and so on. These are not your features. Your features are your beautiful behavior, your beautiful character, your beautiful health, your beautiful spirit, your beautiful advice, your beautiful wisdom, your beautiful inspiration.”
In the midst of that fullness, perhaps, on his second or third visit, the Siri Singh Sahib was sitting up on the front platform gazing at the ceiling.
“Look! This Gurdwara was really built properly. There are 11 Gurus and there are 11 vigas.”
That was when I realized, that although the community came together, and there some who had spent most of the year working, it was truly the Guru who had built his Gurdwara.
The beauty of Kundalini Yoga is that if you can just sit physically, set the automatic rhythm of your pranayam (breath control) and add a creative naad (inner sound), your mind is focused and balanced. In a kriyā you can immediately strike a complete physical, mental and spiritual balance. It works so efficiently and quickly because of this fullness, balance and energy.
Practicing this meditation powerfully affirms our purity, grace, and mastery, and thereby affirms our worthiness to receive. This is an affirmation to hold in consciousness as a guideline for our lives.
Gateway to the Soul gives you the powerful effects of the Banis in English translation, to open your heart, steady your mind, and connect you with your strength, courage, and Infinite Consciousness. Listening to or reciting the Banis gives you inner balance, grace, radiance, and energy; stopping the negative cycle of the mind and reversing its thought forms. Although the greatest benefit of the Banis is through recitation in the original Gurmukhi, Gateway to the Soul offers them in English, with musical accompaniment, so you can enjoy their subtle, joyful vibrations. The Banis are truly meant to be experienced by the heart.
Whenever the karmas are burned, dharma appears. Dharma means you cannot be defeated. Karma means you will be defeated on the next step.
Q: What is a spiritual teacher?
A: None of you have any idea about what a spiritual teacher is. In India, it took five thousand years to come to an understanding of what a spiritual teacher is and now they have lost it too. The relationship between student and Teacher is like the relationship between a chisel and hammer and stone. Do you know what happens when a Teacher and a student meet? Sparks.
Don’t look for a Teacher. Look for integrity. Look for one who can integrate the totality of the Infinity with the reality in the finite of the self, and still laugh. He knows; he won’t tell. He understands; he won’t speak. Because his power is not his own. His power is his own inner prayer, which is calm, quiet, peaceful, and goes with him. Word is God. In the beginning there was the word, the word was with God, the word was Integrity. (Aquarian Times, Winter 2005)
Yogi Bhajan once spoke about the relationship between the neutral mind and intuition, or inner guidance. He explained that the neutral mind has its own mantra: “Guide me to the Lord, my Lord.” Right now, take a moment to slow your breath. Repeat these words for three minutes. When you are done, notice the quality of your thoughts and how you feel. Let this practice become a habit.
In the Age of Aquarius, the dharma of a person shall be to reach out. Reach out to help. Reach out to share smiles. Reach out to hear each other. Reach out to every person without judgement.
You are a human. It is your dharma to show the light and the path to all. It is your day. It has dawned for you. It is your gift. You must carry your dharma, your duty. Let your memory ever be that you will uplift everything.
Talk to everybody with reverence. Listen to everybody with reverence. Say things with reverence. You will always be happy and graceful. -Yogi Bhajan, August 8, 1975
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The art of communication is simple and it must flow from you. Neither react nor act negatively in communication. It is very dangerous. There’s no solution to it. It will take away all your merits. It will leave you hollow, shallow, in pain. That is the power of the negative bani. Therefore, under no circumstances are you required to speak negative language, and you must not communicate in a way which will be offensive. Neither should you speak in a way which should be just buttering. Speaking should be neither overdoing nor under-doing nor super-positive nor super-negative. Speaking should be straight because between two lines, the direct route is the shortest.
From the onset, I always wondered who these beautiful people were. Gracefully dressed in white and so respectful of everyone in their presence and each other. I never inquired formally back then. I felt I didn’t want to disturb the blissful flow of service while dining. I simply served what they’d asked for and gently observed from a distance.
Now is the time!
Time is running out!
Sing God’s praises and realize your Destiny.
Karma makes you sleepy.
Dharma wakes you up.
Leave your errors behind you.
Practice Raj Yoga.
Now is the time!