Here is an excerpt of a lecture given by the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan on March 27, 1985 (scroll down to watch the full video lecture).
Did you hear this morning the lightening? You are not out. This is called star lightening which happens once in a lifetime in the skies and today was one of that fortunate day. And the star lightening is when one cloud sit in polarity and discharges his entire electric current not downstair not to the earth, but cloud to cloud. It started four o’clock in the morning, five minutes past and the game in the heavens was played for thirty-five minutes. It is very fascinating to watch. It is one of the phenomenon which happens in humans once in life. There was nothing down here. It was all up there and in the scriptures it is called game of the heavens. That is how fundamentally beautiful it was. Those who slept through it God bless them and those who meditate through it, God was with them. And a person like me who just watched just wasted time.
It is true. It is true. I should have been meditating at that time myself. But I got very much enchanted by the maya. Can’t I be doing something wrong at least some time just to give you satisfaction. I know you are very bored with me and very upset because I am never wrong so I will try in future to do some things that you can trust that I can be wrong.
So this morning I would like to decide one thing with you and share with you. I will leave the role of being always right.
I want you to trust Siri Guru Granth. I have done the job. Siri Guru Granth is always right for me, always was and shall be. No man can be Siri Guru Granth. The limit of a man to be bestowed on a man a title is Sat Guru. No man has been given the title of Siri Guru. No man shall ever be given the title of Siri Guru. It is not possible. My job was, without being a Guru, and without being Sat Guru, and without even being a Gursikh, with all weaknesses, I have brought you to the feet of the Siri Guru Granth.
From today onwards, you will be on your own journey. You make it or drop it. God be with you. I discharge all my responsibilities and I shall continue to discharge them as simply as I can. But this game of a man ends this minute…
My dedication is to redeem the souls and bring them to the feet of the Guru. I did it very honestly and I intend to do it. But I have no intention to keep you attached with me….
I cannot leave my mission and you cannot leave your garbage. My mission is darling, affection, love, God, everything to be. My mission is to reach out. I’m a doubt buster. And when you judge me by your strength of doubt, I’m supposed to let you know that I’m not here to love you, I’m here to excel you. Love is a media for excellence. Love by itself can turn itself into hatred. Love is like milk, it can split, it can totally go wrong; sour. So your life is only up to love; beyond that you don’t know. And my life starts from love. Your education ends there. When you are in love, all is God. No. When you are in love, life starts. Before absolute love, life doesn’t start. So what should I do? Go your way? It won’t work. Go my way, it may not work out for you. That’s why today I dedicate you and the entire sangat in the Western Hemisphere at the lotus feet of the Siri Guru Granth. It has always served me. I have experienced it, I have experimented with it, I am convinced of it, and this is the only way.
There are five words you must remember. Gur, Guru, Sat Guru, Siri Guru, Wahe Guru.
- Gur= formula; use this formula, use this technique, use this tactic, use this strategy. It’s called Gur.
- Guru= One who teaches you that strategy; that knowledge.
- Sat Guru= who gives you the truth of that strategy
- Siri Guru= who gives you the universal truth of that strategy
- Wahe Guru= who gives you the ecstasy of consciousness of that strategy
And you are Gursikh. You’re going to learn that strategy because you have the mantra “Wahe Guru”. So you are complete by your own existence. You don’t need me; you don’t have to dwell on me, because I dwell in God and I’ll continue and you can continue judging me; why I move around with crazy woman; why I move around with crazy man and why I prostitute myself to a lowest degree of a human conduct with very low human beings. I’d like to give you the explanation. I’m a blind man from birth. I am blind today. I don’t see people as you see. I’m a deaf man. I don’t hear the way you hear. I hear the calling of the soul and I only see the aura. So let us be today honest and let me admit to you I’m not you. I don’t hear like you, I don’t see like you and I don’t speak like you. Therefore please don’t misunderstand, though I look like you and you look like me, let the truth come out. I’m a good actor and I acted very well the role of a man, but time has come for me to retire from that role and I want to leave this role today. I admit and agree, I have prostituted myself against my conscious knowledge to reach out to certain souls, so they can be uplifted. I shall continue doing that. And you have the right to judge me with the standard you have in your mind and heart. I don’t agree with your standards and I don’t agree with your morals and I don’t agree with your consciousness. I’m not you. My training, my bearing and my life is given to me from the house of Guru Ram Das. I shall not disappoint anyone, doesn’t matter what. And I do believe “he recites line of Gurmukhi”. If you hold the hand of someone, let you head go as a sacrifice, but not the hand. You believe in reactions. I don’t. You believe in judgement. I don’t. You believe in advantage and disadvantage. I don’t. You believe in love and hatred. I don’t. I believe in Chardi Kala and my translation of Chardi Kala is Keep Up. Keep Up to me is Chardi Kala. To keep up the upkeep of the keep up is my mission and I very sincerely believe in it. You love everything and I hate everything. I love the calling of my soul. I listen to the calling of my soul and I live in the calling of my soul.
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