Excerpted from a lecture given by the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan on July 27, 1996. (Scroll down to watch the full video lecture.)

When you were born, you survived. You only have to make the shift from your mother and father as your security, to the Heavens and the Earth as your security. That shift has been promised to you.

Your values shall come to you when you live originally, organically as divine. You are made in God. Everything is a process. It’s called a support system. So Mother Nature should support you and Heavenly Father should guide you, and time and space should not goad you – that’s the agreement. Religion has to explain to you your reality, not their philosophy . . .

Religion is the relationship between a man and his reality, guided by the technique or technology of the Master, so you can be the Master, so that you can never be slaves for the rest of your life; because if you don’t make it, then the Golden Chain breaks. You have to grow. Your growth has to be perpetual . . .

You are holy – you have nine holes, and this (points to top of head) is the Tenth Gate or tenth hole. If you watch what comes in and out of them; if you can control in that way, you are great. Your greatness is because you are born. The very fact that you are born and God willed it that way is the best thing that has ever happened . . .

When in your life have you ever just sat down for one hour and said, “I am going to be me, I am going to be me, I am going to be me, I am going to be me. I’m not this. I’m not that. I am me.” When was the last time that you did your prathyahar, synchronizing yourself to zero in experience? . . .

Yes, everybody is a gem. Otherwise you cannot be born. You are not born in sin. You are born innocent . . . You are not wrong. You are born a gem; you are born innocent . . . When you were born, you survived. Why will you not survive? You only have to make the shift from your mother and father as your security, to the Heavens and the Earth as your security. That shift has been promised to you . . .

We must look at things the way God is looking at things. Our purity lies in our originality. Our intuition lies in our innocence . . . You are a fully matured soul, sent on the Earth for the test of facing the Heavens and the Earth and returning back home victorious. Fateh (Victory). Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh – “Victory unto God that I come back home.”

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa means “My purity belongs to God.” You don’t belong to God, your body doesn’t belong to God, your mind doesn’t belong to God – your spirit belongs to God only in the essence of its purity. It is your purity, the piety of the spirit which belongs to God. The rest is all yours. That’s your free will. Do whatever you do, nobody cares.

But the moment you understand that there is an essence of purity in you, you will realize reality. The moment you realize reality, you will have royalty, and then you don’t have to say or do a thing. When your presence will work, then you will emit wisdom. When you walk into a room of 50 people, everybody will feel calmness; everybody will feel reverence; everybody will think that he is going to get something. You are like God. Either God gives or you give . . .

Read the full lecture transcript here.

The Master’s Touch: On Being a Sacred Teacher for the New Age 

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan

This book contains the lectures and meditations the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan taught during his Master’s Touch courses in July 1996, in Espanola, New Mexico and in April 1997, in Assisi, Italy. They are presented here as a resource for all people on a spiritual path looking to open new doors, to stretch or challenge themselves. Yogi Bhajan explains in Master’s Touch lectures the importance of spiritual discipline in facing the challenges of life. And most of all, he sets a blueprint of what it means to be a true and sacred spiritual teacher for this New Age, the Age of Aquarius.  Purchase this book here.