Yogi Bhajan teaching in 1970 at the Holy Man Jam in Boulder, Colorado

Don’t worry about obnoxiousness, narrowness, abusiveness, negativity and neurosis of a student. Had he not been all that, why should he come to you? So please, when you become a Teacher, serve all, like the sun, which shines on all with light and warmth.  ~August 1, 1996

That’s the first faculty of a Teacher. He doesn’t relate to weakness. He relates to strength and tries to make the best of it. That is the Teacher’s pride. That is the Teacher’s orientation. That is the Teacher’s job. ~August 1, 1996

In the Raaj Yog, or what is commonly called Kundalini Yoga, in this Shakti Yoga, any teacher who changes the teachings for any reason, destroys himself or herself.
August 1, 1996

Scripturally they call it the Golden Chain of Teachers, passing it on from one to another, to another, to another, to another. They keep the standard, they keep the identity, they keep the personality, they keep the teachings.  ~August 1, 1996

A Teacher is an artist, with hammer and chisel. Whenever you meet a Teacher, God, there will be a spark. At the first introduction of you and your Teacher, you are going to find what is wrong with you. Mostly you will not like to hear that. You’ll skip that person. You are most welcome to skip it, but you do not know that you have lost that one chance which the soul was promised.  ~July 29, 1996 

In the purity of the teachings lies the purity of the Teacher. There’s no other rule. You have the right to joke. You can add astrology, astronomy, whatever you want to talk about. But you know, at the time that you say, “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo,” you are not an astrologer.  ~July 29, 1996