sabato, febbraio 14, 2009
When you put the key in the car say,
Aad Guray Nameh
Jugaad Guray Nameh
Sat Guray Nameh
Siri Guru Dev-ay Nameh
“Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh.”
All that is just to give you a few seconds in space and time to be late, because time you cannot change but you can be a little late—11 feet away. It’s called the principle of 11-feet distance. If a person can be delayed in such a way, so that in space and time, they have 11 feet, the accident or incident can be avoided. But it cannot be avoided more than four times. You must remember that. So there are four chances to be delayed by 11 feet.
©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
mercoledì, febbraio 11, 2009
By Guruka Singh Khalsa and Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa
The Aquarian Age isn’t just something that we started singing about in the sixties! It’s an actual measurable time period. It is an astrological age, i.e., a time period that parallels major changes in the development of the human race. Each astrological age roughly corresponds to the time taken for the vernal equinox to move through one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac.
So, how does the Aquarian Age fit into this? It takes a little over 2,100 years for our Solar System to travel through each of the Signs or constellations.
So far, humanity has recorded events in the astrological Age of Taurus, which was the time of Adam; followed by the Age of Aries, when Abraham came into the picture. Just about the time the Roman Empire rose to power, our Sun entered the constellation of Pisces. It was in this Piscean Age that Jesus was born.
The Age of Aquarius is foretold in Jesus’ words in the Aquarian Gospel, ¹ “And then the man who bears the pitcher will walk forth across an arc of heaven; the sign and signet of the Son of Man will stand forth in the eastern sky. The wise will then lift up their heads and know that the redemption of the Earth is near.”
When Yogi Bhajan came to the West, the Aquarian Age was already dawning. A new consciousness was being born on Earth. We are now in the 21-year Cusp period (1991-2012), which is divided into three 7-year increments and leads up to the actual arrival of the Aquarian Age in 2012.
Yogi Bhajan explained back in November of 1991 that this period of transition from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age would bring increasingly greater turmoil and upheaval to the planet. All around us we can see the Piscean walls of misunderstanding and fear starting to crumble under the sheer weight of higher consciousness that is manifesting on this planet. The old Piscean Age was dominated by machines and hierarchies. The new Aquarian Age is ruled by awareness, information, and energy. Yogi Bhajan told us, “What worked before, won’t work now.” And, “Nothing can remain hidden.” We are now seeing that manifested every day. People are waking up. For some this brings fear, and for some, joy. As the Aquarian Age comes closer, the contrast between those who live in fear and those who live In love becomes more obvious every day, for the two states are mutually exclusive. As I write this, we are now less than 1000 days away from the true beginning of the Age of Aquarius.
For over 35 years Yogi Bhajan gave his life and energy to train teachers of Kundalini Yoga to share tools for the healing, inspiration, and personal awareness urgently needed by humanity in this critical time and space.
“We do not need new choices. We are flooded with choices. We need an elevated capacity to make choices. We do not need more information. We need the wisdom to use all the information. We do not need another religion. We need the experience of a Dharma that creates the spiritual fitness to act believably on our beliefs. The Shabd Guru is a special kind of technology with a unique contribution to develop potentials and handle the problems of the new Age - the Aquarian Age. In the body it produces vitality; in the complex of the mind it awakens intelligence and develops wisdom and intuition; in the heart it establishes compassion; in each person’s consciousness it builds the clarity to act with fearless integrity. The Aquarian Age demands personal experience and the capacity to act. The Shabd Guru is available to all. You need not search. You need to practice, experience, incorporate, and express.”
This article was excerpted from the soon-to-be-published book on Sikh Dharma by Shakti Parwha Kaur and Guruka Singh. The current working title is Heroes, Saints, Yogis, and People Like You and Me - Personal Adventures in Consciousness. Look for it later this year at www.sikhdharma.org
mercoledì, febbraio 04, 2009
by Dr. Siri Atma Singh Khalsa, NM, USA
Life is not about earthly outcomes, riches or a perfect body. The question I find most valuable in working with yoga students and patients is: Can you listen to and act on the voice of your soul? The simple act of not listening to that voice can lead to your fate; conversely, acting on the voice of your soul can deliver you to your destiny. You are on these parallel tracks your whole life, and at each stage in your spiritual growth the test is of greater magnitude until you are free of ego.
The job of a Spiritual Teacher is to help us overcome the trap of ego, which makes us act out of selfish personal concerns. When I was taking care of Yogi Bhajan’s physical form, I would discuss his physical health and my medical recommendations with him. He was very gracious. I can still hear his words, “Now we know the probability, let’s see what God wants.” He would figuratively sit on his hands and do nothing.
And the next day when he was fine despite my warning, he would look me in the eye, and without saying a word I could hear him say clear as a bell, “My soul is set. I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do in this life. I’m not worried about my body; I'm worried about your soul.”
He taught me that ego is an illness of the soul. It causes us to act out of survival mode instead of group consciousness. And that is what we’re to heal to be healthy, happy and holy as yogis. The remedy is sacrifice and service; actions that are truly anti-ego in nature.
Siri Atma Singh Khalsa is an Internist who served as Yogi Bhajan’s personal physician, which gave him a unique perspective on yoga, healing and medicine. He currently offers Yogic Consultations by phone and leads workshops on the role of Kundalini Yoga in healing.