יוגי בהג’אן – Yogi Bhajan

 יוגי בהג’אן קונדליני יוגה

Yogi Bhajan touched the hearts and opened the minds of people in all walks of life. 

Yogi Bhajan’s motto was “It’s not the life that matters, it’s the courage that you bring to it.” His bottom line, printed on the back of his calling card: “If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all.” And Yogi Bhajan lived it well.

Yogi Bhajan was born Harbhajan Singh Puri in India on August 26, 1929. During early childhood he learned at the knee of his saintly grandfather. When he was eight he was sent to study with the great Master, Sant Hazara Singh, under whose unrelenting tutelage the boy mastered Kundalini Yoga when he was 16 ½ years old. During the partition of India in 1947, young Harbhajan’s village had to be evacuated because it was to become a part of Pakistan. Still a teenager, his leadership ability already recognized, he was put in charge of bringing more than a thousand people to safety in Delhi, traveling through many dangerous miles of country in violent upheaval.

Yogi Bhajan gave his first public lecture in the United States on January 5, 1969. He was determined to train leaders and teachers with the power to heal, uplift, and inspire humanity. Yogi Bhajan said, “I’ve come to train teachers, not to get disciples.” In July of 1969, Yogi Bhajan legally established the 3HO® Foundation, with “3HO” standing for Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization.

Yogi Bhajan taught Kundalini Yoga openly to the public for the first time in history, despite the taboo that had kept it shrouded in secrecy for centuries. Yogi Bhajan didn’t just teach physical exercise, meditation, and yogic breathing techniques as such, he taught people how to live, how to relate to each other, and how to relate to God. The 3HO way of life offered an alternative to the drug culture prevalent among young people at the time.

Yogi Bhajan’s penetrating insight, infinite compassion, tireless service, and delightful sense of humor immediately endeared him to the eager young people who flocked to his Kundalini Yoga classes. He taught students how to access their intuitive awareness, how to experience higher consciousness without drugs, and how to build a future for themselves and their families. Dedicated to promoting the welfare and equality of women everywhere, Yogi Bhajan inspired women to lead, uplift, and heal through their inherent grace and power.

Yogi Bhajan left his body on October 6, 2004, at the age of 75. To many people, he hasn’t actually “died” because his presence is still so vibrantly with us. His divine wisdom and inspiration live on in the enlightened legacy of the vast Library of Teachings he created to serve us now, and for countless generations to come.

All information on this page summarized from Khalsa, Shakti Parwha Kaur.Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power. New York: Berkeley Publishing Group, 1996.

http://www.3ho.org/kundalini-yoga/yogi-bhajan/

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Quotes by Yogi Bhajan:

  1. “You have to bounce in life with joy. Your strength lies in your smiles and your songs.”
  2. “Kundalini Yoga will dawn on you the secret of how to be Healthy, Happy and Holy.”
  3. “Compassion is for the very strong. Compassion does not come to the weak. People who are unkind, bullies, use rude language, are not strong people. They are very weak people.”
  4. “You don’t have to learn to be wise. If you just flow you can be successful. Mother Nature will carry you.”
  5. “The best medicine that a person can have is the knowledge and experience that he can swim through every tide and change of the time. If you have the mental competency to deal with every situation that arises, then you are very happy, very healthy and a very well-balanced person.”
  6. “If you can rhythmically slow down your breath to four breaths a minute, you can indirectly control your mind and slow it down from its obnoxious behavior.”
  7. “The question is, “Are you spiritual or are you not?” The truth is you are. The reality is you don’t believe it”
  8. “There are three things you cannot hide: smell of the garlic, fragrance of the flower and the wisdom of the teacher.”
  9. “Friendship means only one thing: you don’t create fences around you, but try to remove fences from the life of another person.”
  10. “Why is meditation essential? By meditating we take our garbage out.”
  11. “As long as you don’t compliment yourself, your environments and your job, you will always be miserable. Complaints bring misery, compliments brings strength.”
  12. “Life is simple. Life is not complicated. Life is only one thing: Identify yourself.”
  13. “Any woman on this planet who values herself as a woman is great. She is a giver of life. And when you are a giver of life, what more is there?”
  14. “It takes the same energy to complain as it does to compliment. When there is a short circuit, there is a complaint, and when the energy is flowing, there is a compliment.”
  15. “The fundamental law of truth is that it penetrates through all darkness.”
  16. “A failure is only a step on the way to your success.”
  17. “Our limited mind is our enemy and our unlimited mind is our best friend. When you become a slave of the mind, it will limit you. When you use it, it will bring you the whole universe.”
  18. “As you train your mind, shockingly it brings you prosperity as well as the faculty to maintain it.”
  19. “If we take judging ourselves and others out of our life, we will mostly be living in paradise.”
  20. “When you come upon a difficult task … start.”
  21. “You cannot live by feelings and emotions; you have to live by your intuition and consciousness.”
  22. “Passion is like waves; it comes and goes. Compassion is the constant flow.”
  23. “Teacher is not a great popular person. They teach what they know and make people better than them. Teacher must create a student better than him or her. Otherwise that person is not a teacher but a preacher. There are tons and thousands of preachers.”
  24. “There are two ways to change things: Either you are forced to change or you have the intuition to change.”
  25. “Your strength lies in your smiles and your songs.”

(From:http://blissyogastudio.net/blog/spiritual-quotes-by-yogi-bhajan-bliss-yoga/)