The Man Called the Siri Singh Sahib

November 7, 2021 |

Chanting this mantra seven or more times totally balances the electro-magnetic field of the body.  A long-time student will still mediate in this way, particularly to clear off the effects of a hurried day before beginning a deep meditation.  After you chant this mantra, you will feel calm, relaxed and mellow. 

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December 28, 1979 |

Yogi Bhajan identified the causes of drug dependence in America.  “America, he said “is a credit economy.  This creates pressure on the nerves and when one does not know how to relax, one turns to drugs, alcohol and smoking.”  He also knew that a major cause of drug abuse was the depression and insecurity due to the decay of the American Family and the erosion of the institution of marriage.  “We must build a drug free nation if we are to survive, and we must go into the root cause of drug use – a broken unhappy home.” 

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December 23, 1979 |

Having supplied them with technical knowledge, he encouraged them to go out into the world and to stand on their own feet, not relying on him or any other man for support, but to look always to the Guru within.  He sent teachers to cities across the country to found ashrams themselves, for the training of other teachers.  He encouraged them to prepare themselves to become leaders of the new age. “Those who will not serve the times “, he said, “will perish at the hands of the times”. 

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December 21, 1979 |

What made the Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) so tremendously attractive as a teacher was his own strength and self-assurance and the fact that he, more than anyone we had ever encountered, has the ability to live and, perhaps more importantly to us, to project and transmit, the things he talked about.  There before us was something most of us had never encountered before: a complete and fulfilled being.  What a tremendous joy to know that such a thing could exist. 

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December 21, 1979 |

The only saving factor which there can be is a dignified divine woman, and that has to be created all around.  So, my calling is not to an individual nation, not to an individual person of a certain caste, creed, race or tribe. I am calling today to all women of this planet earth to return to their real essence; a dignified and divine real self.  I am calling upon them to rise when everybody else sleeps.  I am calling them to do sadhana because it can make them divine.  I am calling on them to learn to do anything and everything within their reach so that they can become once more that magnetic field which attracts righteousness, goodness kindness and all-told positive human values. 

Read: "The Challenge: Woman be a Woman"

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December 21, 1979 |

the Siri Singh Sahib had faith.  His faith in the power of Guru Ram Das to grant my prayer for a son was like a giant artfully cut diamond – flawless, unbreakable, enchantingly reflecting and magnifying light. The light from his faith washed over me and left a small ray of faith within my own heart.  I could never have called on Guru Ram Das for help or have spent the money to travel to India, in order to bathe in the nectar tank of the Golden Temple if the motivation had had to come from my personal experience and belief.  I was able to act in order to gain the experience of faith in miracles because the Siri Singh Sahib Ji’s own faith was so vibrant. 

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December 21, 1979 |

I am a man.  I cannot be your Guru.  Truth is the guide; it is a help.  Is it wrong to help you?  So, my relationship with you is very simple.  I don’t want this guru- trip.  It doesn’t suit me.  I simply feel that God has blessed me to have some knowledge, and if I can share with my brothers and sisters in faith, and they can enjoy the same ecstasy of consciousness, we can all enjoy the same joy.   

Read: "Something to Listen, Something to Say"

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December 21, 1979 |

Yogiji,
You have the peace of the sky,
The strength of rivers,
The beauty and godliness of the ocean.

Sometimes in your Virgo heart, you are hurt.
It’s not that we don’t love you,
But how difficult it is to fully appreciate a lily, or a thunderstorm
Or the light that constantly carries you.

Sometimes we sit and meditate, and I feel there is heaven on this earth.
The ethers have stopped for a moment and come down.
And you have given us this heaven on earth.

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December 21, 1979 |

The Aadee Shaktee symbol, then, portrays the human being in relation to the Creator.  The two swords on the sides represent the protective hands of God.  The human being is represented by a two-edged sword, eedaa and pingalaa, right there in union, and the circle represents the aura, the entire universe, the being.  Everything comes from God, and everything goes to God; that is what it represents.

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December 20, 1979 |

The points of mental focus are very specific. Divide the spine into eleven parts beginning with the triangle at the base of the spine for Saa and proceed up the spine in equal increments so that Nee is chanted at the neck. Saa is changed at the back of the head (the memory area which is damaged by drugs); Taa is at the solar center (from which can come a smell which attracts all humans); Naa is at the soft spot (the point of death from which the soul leaves the body); and Maa is at the edge of the forehead to the third eye point. (Maa represents creative destiny, and the forehead is the point of destiny.) The remaining sounds are beamed from the third eye point out to Infinity.

Read: "Kauree Kriya"

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December 20, 1979 |

Perhaps the greatest example of this preoccupation centers around the controversial figure of Siri Singh Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji.  In ten years, he gave hundreds of thousands of belief-ridden refugees of other religions and purposeless philosophies an opportunity to practice the basic lifestyle of a Gursikh.  He challenged the youth of America to earn by the sweat of their brow instead of relying on the welfare state.  He taught them to replace cynicism and defeatist chatter by chanting Sat Nam. 

He showed them how to create communities where people live for each other instead of at each other.  He taught people the significance of keeping their hair and wrapping their heads with the crown-like turban, thus giving them back their lion-like dignity. 

He challenged them to rise before the Sun rises, in order to chant God’s Name.  He gave to women the vision of Aadee Shaktee, and a revalued appreciation of modesty and grace.  He taught people to repair their bodies through physical exercise and discipline, into a state of health and strength.  He gave them names to remind them of a destiny that was theirs

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December 20, 1979 |

Early in his teaching career, the Siri Singh Sahib began to instruct his students in the roles of husband and wife in marriage.  From those early talks came some new and startling concepts for his male students: that a man’s potency is not judged by his ability to seduce, but by his ability to commit; that a woman is eight times stronger than a man, but that she depends upon a man for his steadiness; that sex, to be successful, does not begin in bed, but that it is the culmination of the interplay of polarities in the full spectrum of married life.

Read: "The Ten-Year Men’s Course "

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