KWTC

September 12, 2021 |

Yogiji respected women.  He saw a woman as the mother of creation, and as life’s first teacher.  He created “K.W.T.C” (Khalsa Women’s Training Camp), an experiential platform to know their potential, discover their true identities, establish a sisterhood, and build a support system.  Women came together and created a village of angels.  They set up their tents like little homes under the beautiful blue skies of New Mexico.

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January 16, 2021 |

My transformation from “Me to We” at Khalsa Women’s Training Camp 1978. I love it! I’ve finally found something in which I can excel at this camp. I’m good at precision, and I even like the discipline. If I know what I’m supposed to do, I have no problem focusing and following through. I’m kind of scared of Hari Singh, but it makes me want to do my best. It feels so great to know that I’m looking good with my Khalsa sisters, so beautiful in our white bana, standing tall like soldier saints.

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July 1, 1991 |

Give your children values.  Give your friends values.  If you ever want to be respected, graceful, happy, give other people best of their values. You can only do it if you give yourself best of the values. Don’t seek appreciation. Don’t wait for circumstances. Don’t. Give yourself a chance. Just a chance.

Let it be. God made you a woman, God made you a man. Let it be. Let it be. Don’t brand it, don’t blend it, don’t bend it, don’t change it. Let it be.

Everything in God’s command will give you way. Everything. Give a chance. If you even don’t trust God, don’t believe in God, you don’t know God, forget it, just give a chance. Give the Creator of you and creation a chance, so that you can be who you are meant to be. Question is to be, not to be. Answer is let it be. I am not asking you to hassle, I am not asking you to do everything, just give a chance.

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July 20, 1987 |

If you are not intuitive, then what you know, whether it is true or it is being told to you as true, or it is covered or it is complicated or, or, or—then who knows? And if you don’t know, you cannot be sure and you are in doubt, you have a conflict. It becomes crisis and crisis puts stress and under stress you get totally numb. Stress does only one thing—it numbs your projectivity, your fastness, your power to adjust. You should be in a position to decide everything in one one-thousandth of a second.

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July 21, 1981 |

My personal feeling is that you can rest, relax, rejoice, make inductive and deductive inquiries before speaking and making a judgement, before accusing or getting accused.  If you can just make your life relative, that is called relationship with life.  That means that every incident, accident, action and reaction with your life should be relatively known to you in relation to others’ environments and circumstances.  Please don’t live your life “solo”.

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September 30, 1976 |

The night wind blows in gusts so strong the earth shakes.
And my tent-home billows and wavers under its continued impact.
The darkening sky is shot with lightning and thunder shouts from the heavens.

But not even the monstrous wind beating at all of Creation
Can sweep away the kiss of God, the rainbow,
Which embraces the sky from one end to another.
It comes forth silently, gracefully, to stand immovable in the heavens, yet joined with the earth.
Ever present, it manifests and becomes known,
Only when God calls it forth to stand as an example, a thing of beauty, awe-inspiring.
The vibrant delicacy of its colors,
The purity of its radiance,
Glow as a gift from God.

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September 30, 1976 |

Every second of the day in camp was utilized. We ended our sadhana with a mile run. We breakfasted fast and dashed off to swimming and tennis. We tilled the land in the garden that provided our food. We clambered over the five foot wall and crawled on our bellies through the dirt of our obstacle course. We learned the noble art of Gatka (Indian sword fighting). At the sound of the bell, we raced to our karate class. Muscles that hadn’t even been thought of in years were restrengthened. We were tested at every turn. The initial trauma of learning to fire the five rounds of bullets turned into a feeling of confidence and power, respect and poise.

After our physical activities, we had intensive Gurmukhi classes; each day we read our Bhanis with more speed, accuracy, and comprehension. Our daily Gurbani classes gave us time to sing and chant together. We lived together, stood together and marched in formation together, through the streets of Espanola while the populous looked on in awe and wonder. We daily marched under the rising sun, learning to command each other as well as to be commanded by each other.

Read: "The First Khalsa Women’s Training Camp in 1976"

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July 5, 1976 |

As long as humanity does not learn to respect the woman, there will be no peace on this earth. There will be a war always. In our society, woman is used as a tool of the advertising industry.  Her sexuality is exploited to sell automobiles and whiskey.   The most graceful being on this planet is treated disgracefully as a playmate, as a sexual toy.  When we treat the mother of our next generation in such a lowly, negative manner, how can we expect the human condition to improve?

Read: "The Manifestation of Mother Nature through Woman, the First Teacher"

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