Yogiji Reading His Banis

March 7, 2005 |

Categories: Our Stories

Yogiji Reading His Banis is the capture of a very special moment in Yogi Bhajan´s daily life *This image and words from Soorya Kaur (staff member of Yogi Bhajan) were shared on pages 21 of her book,  YogiJi – The Light of Our Souls, written in 2005 .

Seeing Yogiji in deep meditation on his lawn at the Ranch on a crisp New Mexico morning, would not give you any idea that one of the things he particularly enjoyed, was to have us do PT (physical training) on the dew drenched grass.  Bundle rolls were his favorite, where we rolled across the grass like logs.

Soorya Kaur on his Book

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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