The Ranch – February 1988

February 27, 1988 |

Categories: Our StoriesYogi Bhajan

The Ranch – February 1988 remembers Yogi Bhajan in this image  by Soorya Kaur and taken at the Ranch in Espanola, NM, USA in February, 1988.  It was published in her book, YogiJi the Light of Our Souls.  Here’s what she wrote about it:

YogiJi wore white – a long simple robe was his usual attire.  He said white contained within it all the colors of the spectrum, it symbolized purity; and for the white clad 3HO family, it linked them together, and stood for their united consciousness.

During the summer camps however, he loved wearing his rainbow hued phulkari robes, hand-embroidered by the women of his beloved Punjab in India.

Soorya Kaur shares gratitude for Yogi Bhajan

I wish to thank God for many, many blessings, but in particular, for my good friend Neesha Singh.  I could never have done this book without her editing and writing skills, and innate sense for photography.  We forged a partnership that made this book a reality in an extremely short period of time.

While I was working on the idea of this book, my pictures (I always attempted to make him smile for me) opened a floodgate of the intimate memories that I share here with you.  If I may humbly say this, I don’t think of this as “my book”. Because Guru Ram Das and Yogiji saw me through it, and it took on a life of its own.

It is difficult to decide whether Guru Ram Das adopted Yogiji or Yogiji adopted Guru Ram Das.  Every morning he performed Seva (selfless service) washing the floors of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. Yogiji heard Guru Ram Das’ Bani (prayers).  During this period, he was enlightened by a miraculous spiritually elevating experience. He and his bond with Guru Ram Das was sealed forever.  Guru Ram Das became his and our patron Guru.  We learn to call upon him to take our pain, to sort out our problems, to be there for us, to produce a miracle when needed, and he always delivered.

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