Celebrating Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Just understand what Guru Gobind Singh really gave us. Akaal Moorat: deathlessness.

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!

In the film industry you have an agent, in other industries you have an agent, and in religion you have an agent, you call him a 'priest.' The whole thing is a business, and then what is this business?  This is the spiritual business. It is a serious business. Because when you are dead, what goes out of you?  The Spirit.  The Soul leaves you. When the soul leaves you, the sole  purpose leaves you.  The entire solar university is closed on you.  This universe which is a university, is run by the sun. It is the solar energy, it has a sole purpose. Every soul must be graduated. You have a soul, and when that leaves you are the same person, as beautiful as you are today. But what do we do?  We put wood on a pyre and we put you on the fire and we feel happy.  But there are those who are put on that funeral pyre and they burn to ashes and out of the ashes their soul lives. The phoenix rises out of the ashes. They are Amar.  AAd, madh, ant.  Their  words stand. That is what we have got in Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

In Guru Gobind Singh we have a practical knowledge of transformation. Don't love Guru Gobind Singh as a Guru. There are so many Gurus in the world and he'll just be one of the gurus. If you do that, you will just drag your feet in the spiritual world and you won't have what you want to have. But you are not Sikhs because you want to be Sikhs. You are not Sikhs because it is a matter of convenience. You are Sikhs  because you are destined to be Sikhs and you'll remain Sikhs so long as you are destined. The day you will lose your destiny and create a distance, then you shall not be Sikhs. And there's no regret about that. A play is a play, and God plays it. It is HIS chess game. Nobody is a part of it.  

But just understand, so long as you are a Sikh, what is available to you. There is available a role model. There is available a profile. There is available a Zafarnama - the Song of Victory. There is a role where the  emperor has been told, and he has been told under the circumstances when Guru Gobind Singh didn't have a blanket to put on himself.  Look at the beauty of this comparative study.  There is a role model available to you, and to every human being, in the one who has become one with God as Rishi Dushtdaman.  There is a  role model.  

Understand Guru Gobind Singh. Don't just jump to conclusions.  A Rishi who  meditated at Hemkunt Sahib; the place where you go. And when you go, you  say,  "Ahh, ahhh, it is so high up and God, it is so cold!" You go and dip and  you run back. At that place there sat a man who meditated. In his own words he became One with God and God became One with him. He is a role model. It's no lie. And God told him, "Go back to the world again at my request." And he said, "I don't want to go."  It is between a father and a son.  Son doesn't want to go, and father says, "Go. You are  the best, so you go!"  What does he come back as?  He comes as Guru Gobind Rai.  

That part in the history is always forgotten, never emphasized and never understood.  Rishi Dushtdaman, who became One with God, absolutely got united and didn't want to come back to the planet earth. But look at the love! You have to understand the theory of love.  What can be greater love than when God is in the presence of you and you are in the presence of God? Is  there any greater miracle that can happen?  At that stage he was told, "No, you go!  Do the job."  He comes back as Guru Gobind Rai, the Guru.  At 9 years old he becomes the Guru and is known as Guru Gobind Rai. Guru Gobind Rai, not Guru  Gobind Singh.  

You must understand something. It is a very typical thing. If you once understand you were born here as George Smith. And what is the difference between a George Smith and Rishi Dushtdaman?  It is a profile. We are discussing profiles. We are not discussing the status of the profile. We are not discussing the power of the profile. We are not discussing the Infinity of the profile. We are discussing here that  everybody is born and born to crawl. Everyone.  Every king did it and every Queen did it. Every beggar did it. But a one man got to the height and became a rishi.

That's why you tie the rishi knot or joora. This is in honor of Rishi Dushtdaman. This is in honor of Rishi Dushtdaman, the root, the soul of the Khalsa.  That is the answer to why God gave man a beard and hair, and why man's  hairs are the longest among all the mammals. That answer is there. Because whereas Guru  Nanak said, "Akaal Moorat," Rishi Dushtdaman practiced to face God.  And in that practice, Rishi Dushtdaman and God confronted each  other. And God said, "Son, you go back."  He said, "No, I want to stay with You." It was an  affair of love, of REAL love; not the love we make. A REAL love. He loved  and he was responded to with love. And union took place.  And in that union he  said, "I want to be with You." And God said, "No. You want to be with me?   Then go and do the job. You are the only one who can do it.  I have waited  3-1/2 million years to purify and  crystallize what you are.  3-1/2 million  years."  In the words of Guru Gobind Singh, he dictates the entire history of five thousand years.  It is there that he explains how stage to stage, this throne of Raj Yog continues through time. He explains it in his own words. And it does accurately verify with the history.  

So God said, "I have taken 3-1/2 million years. You have merged in me. You have confronted me. I have confronted you. Please go and do my job."  Every father will say, "What is in the Infinity is in the finite." What is in burmande, soe pinde.  What is in the universe is within you.   There is no difference.

God said, "Please do the job." So then he was born as Gobind  Rai.  At nine years old, (look at the stages) he became Guru Gobind Rai. That's not enough. That doesn't work out. What worked out was when Baisakhi 1699 came. Look at this page of the history. This line you should tell your  children. This should be your bedtime story. This should be your morning ardas. That Guru Gobind Rai who was already perfect and in nirvana, who got born under the Will of God Itself as Guru Gobind Rai became Guru Gobind Singh by taking a sword and asking for a head.  

Now these fools say he took those people in the tent and some say he chopped off a goat's head.  Now, this is their standard. I am just  trying to tell you. This is how they look at the Guru.  This is their standard. Because  just remember in your life there will be three things, and you can never get rid  of them.  The day you get rid of those three things you will have no trouble  whatsoever:  Param, karam and dharam.  There are three things. Param means doubt. Karam means action and reaction. Dharam means when you have absolutely no action or reaction; at that time the  universe will serve you and you'll become a watcher. Because you need maybe two million things in your life. You cannot go running around after two million things. You have to wait and let the two million  things come to you. Because Guru Nanak says, "Don't go and leave your home  in a search. Because when God comes to your address, you will not be there. You will be out searching."  Don't  be a fool. He said, "If by running into the forest God can be found, then the deer should have found Him. If by taking  bath in all the holy places, God could be found, then the frog would have found Him."  He said, "If God can be foun by going away into the space and sky, the eagle would be the most spiritual being." He said, "Don't do that. Be content at home. Be with your people. Face the negativity. Be in the ashes but rise like a phoenix."  

On Baisakhi that Gobind Rai asked. Now sometimes you all freak out, right?  It is a written record that there were about 80,000 to 90,000 people who came in devotion to meet the master, in absolute grace. Solid grace. But when he asked, "I want a head," three fourths started looking away, one fourth started sneaking out. Finally one came up. One came up. He said, "My head is yours." Now they say, he did a drama. I am trying to tell you how this little human judges.  Parama.  It is the supreme of the param - supreme doubt.  Supreme doubt on Siri Guru Granth, whether we are to read Rag Mala or not.  1430 pages we read, and for one page we say, "This is not our Guru."  Can you believe these people?  Can you believe how hard they are hitting you?  They are all after you?  Can you believe them and their sayings?  

I was saying that day, whether Guru put Mund Mala, Rag Mala or any mala, mala is a mala. We wear.  Sometimes we have "a" mala, "b" mala, "c" mala  - who can tell me what to wear? Who can tell you what you wear?  Who are you to tell me it is Guru or not?  Who are you to tell me my Guru decorates himself in one way or not? But these are the people who have forgotten dharma.  They have doubt. A man who lives in doubt, he has to scout out his doubt. When a doubt is there, you have to scout out your doubt. That takes time and that makes space. In the end you have a limited supply of the prana.  Para-par shakti.  Para-parabraham paramesharam.  Para-shakti. And  those pranas are limited.  

Well, enjoy yourself sexually, have a drink, go to a party, freak out. Nobody wants  to stop you. You shall be stopped. Don't not sin. Go ahead. Sin.  One day all sins will leave you. "Sir tampio pag nag mage nain jo thaahee."  Eyes won't see, head will shake, legs will tremble.  What about sex at that time?  Where you are going to go?  Huh?  You will never leave off being sinners -sins will leave you.  He said, "Thank you.  No good." Your juice will run out, your fuse will be blown, you will have lost the game. That's the way it is.

So don't lose. Go ahead, keep on doing sin after sin, sin after sin. Pile it up. Don't worry.  Even sins have consciousness. What I'm trying to say is the devil has consciousness. Even the devil will leave you. If you say you are bewitched by a negative force, that negative force will leave you. You are a neutral identity of God. That is what Rishi Dushtdaman tells you.  

From Rishi Dushtdaman came the second stage of Gobind Rai - a child born to be a Guru.  A man born at the parallel line of destiny and fate.  And he became Guru Gobind Rai. From Gobind Rai he became Guru Gobind Singh. When on one Baisakhi he took a sword out and said, "I need a head."  One, two,  three, four, five - five people said, "This head is yours."  I can understand one who gave his head, fine.  But the second who saw the bleeding sword, must have been a superman. And third must have been a super-superman. Now think of the fifth man who has seen the four who have gone in, and the sword is dripping blood, and he still says, "Sir, my head is yours." That Guru Gobind Rai took five men's heads and then dressed them himself, and gave them the bana. He gave them the Akal Moorat. Because as Rishi Dushtdaman, as the great yogi, as the great human and great excellence, he became one with God, he talked with God, he understood the command, he came back and at that time he performed that one act in his life, open and honest. "At the price, offer your head."  He said that.  He reads it.  

                         Jao tao prem khelan kaa chaao.  
                         Sir dhar talee galee meree aao.  
                         It maarag pair dhareejai.  
                         Sir deejai kaan na keejai.
                                         -Guru Nanak, Ang. 1412

If you want to play the game of love with me, and walk in my street of love, then put your head on the palm of your hand and walk into my  street. If you cannot offer your head, you have no need to come in.  

There is a Gurmukhi word: "Sancoach." Sancoach means when you are not total. You are incomplete.  Your behavior is partless. You know, if you  want to give somebody $10.00, you give him $8.00 and you keep $2.00. You know, maybe a little later. It is called 'sancoach.' You are cautious, you are little less than what it should be. Five people gave their heads. They didn't do any sancoach. "This head belongs to you. This life belongs to  you. We ARE you!" He dressed them up and he brought out his five beloved  ones.  We say in the ardas, punj piare.  Char sahibzadi - four sons of the Guru. Five beloveds of the Guru, forty liberated ones of the Guru. That's our history.  

And when those five came, what was in that five? Love. Love - one with God. Love -obeying the order of God. Love - serving the God.  Love - creating the God. With his own hands he gave them bana.  We never got anything, but first we got bana. He dressed those five himself, and then  brought them out. Then all those who were in doubt, they said, "Heh, heh, heh, I should have offered my head!  If I would have known that everybody was going to come out of the tent alive and so beautiful, so radiant, Hah! My God, I missed the chance, I missed the bus!" The bus was in their own minds.  

Those five came and after 72 hours Guru Gobind Singh gave them the amrit. Bana, bani. Decorated them, and told them, "You are Khalsa." And then he knelt before them. The Guru knelt before his own disciples saying, "Now make me Guru Gobind Singh." They said, "Hey, wait a minute.  We gave you our heads. Remember that day when the sword was saying, 'I need a head.'  Remember that?  We gave you our heads. We didn't know whether we would live or not.  At that time we had no relationship to death. We became deathless. We became Akal Moorat. You confirmed on us Akal Moorat.  You gave us the bana. Now tell us what you will give. Nothing is free in this world. Don't be a freeloader. Come on. First of all, you are our Guru. Now what are you doing?  Is this  another drama?" He said, "No. it's my humble request. I have knelt before you. I have folded my hands before you." They said, "You could give us the Amrit. Why do you want it?" He said, "Without having it, things don't go right.  The beast cannot be conquered.  Make me a Singh."  They said, "What you will give?"  He said, "I'll give you promise that I'll keep giving and I'll never stop giving. My head belongs to God, the righteous and the truth."  

I say to you today that so long as one Sikh will live, sacrifice shall continue because they will never tolerate injustice.  It is not in their genes.  It is not in their product. They will always conquer death. They will always become deathless.  

I was standing before the mirror. I was tying my rishi knot, and I was remembering Rishi Dushtdaman right there on the spot. This time particularly, I looked in the mirror and I saw that little rishi knot on my head and I said, "Ji, this is their crowning me.  My root,  my  nourishment - it's not hair. It has nothing to do with it. I am  putting my rishi-ism together.  I am crowning myself."  Then I started  covering  myself with a turban, and I said, "This is my reverence."  

Exactly the same way,  Guru Nanak said, "Akal Moorat Ajoonee Saibhang Gur Prasad." And Guru Gobind Rai performed it. He became Guru Gobind Singh. He became Lord of the Victory. That is why he could say, "Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!" He became the Lord of the  Victory. You don't speak if you don't experience. You must remember this. Words will not come out of you if you don't have an experience. If  there's no wax, the candle cannot have light.  

You can live a lie.  We all live a lie. We all live in a param. Living  in  a param, living in a doubt is living a lie. It is simple english. There are no two ways about it. So long as there is a doubt, it's a lie. When you live in karam, you are living in a battlefield filled with action and reaction. It will never be real. It will never be. It is a lie for trust and no trust.  It'll be a lie for hope and loss, hope or no hope.  It's a strangulating struggle. Nobody knows what it is. It is on and on and on. There's no peace. In karam there is no peace.  Karam has no peace;  just action and reaction. Equal and opposite. Newton's third law.  

Then comes Dharam. There's no doubt.  There's no doubt who your head belongs to. There's no doubt whether I have to put my rishi knot on or not. There's no doubt whether I have to come in bana or not.  

Then there is a history of those who got shredded on the battlefield, those who got boiled alive, those who got burned alive, those who were cut into pieces but they never gave an inch. Then there is a long history of the excellence of the  human, there is a long history of the deathlessness, there is a long history of where the man became God. So long a man fears death, he is just animal. Only a man has the faculty of the meditative mind to conquer death, and to  become deathless can live as a man.  

Guru Gobind Rai, Guru Gobind Singh, can you touch his body? Yes!  This is his body. Wherever there is a body of the Khalsa, that is the body of Guru Gobind Singh. Time and history shall record him. He shall live in our memory. Think of love. Love is a continuous japa. Love is anhad.  Always in my  memory my love lives: at a human level and at an animal level.

This morning I was giving instructions, "My dog should be groomed."  He is eleven hundred miles away. I am here. This is love. I want my dog to be groomed. I want a special person to do it. I want him to be bathed. I  told them it should be totally air-conditioned and he should be taken there, fully brushed. Now, look, my dog is 1,100 miles away and I am sitting here. I am making an urgent long distance call. Now, who is the dog, who is the master and who is the servant? Me. I am the servant. and the dog is the master. That's why a Sikh became Khalsa; Khalsa became Guru  Gobind Singh and Guru Gobind Singh became Khalsa. That was the practical deathlessness.  Distance and time? The body does not work it out. Does that dog write me a letter?  Has he made a phone call to me?  Huh?  

You great lovers in America. You have all the sensuality and sexuality that you talk about and you write millions of books and  movies about it.  Right from Playboy to Playgirl, everything is going on. Do you know what love  is?  Love is consistent memory. With each breath it comes, it lives, it excels in you. Body is the shell experience.  Mind is the perpetual  experience. Soul is the real experience. If man has a relationship with a dog, then the dog has relationship with man. That relationship exists. It doesn't matter where the dog is and it doesn't matter where the man is.

Exactly so a Khalsa remembers his father.  As you remember the earthly father, we the Khalsa remember our heavenly father who taught us one thing: deathlessness! Akal Moorat, Ajoonee Saibhang, Gur Prasaad. You will never understand that line if you do not understand deathlessness. Deal today with everything in your life with the attitude of deathlessness. See what happens.

I'm not saying, "Do yoga. Put your leg up. Put your head down."  I have  done  that.  I have done it for 24 solid years. I have done it. I am  sitting in the presence of the Siri Guru Granth. I have done it. I have  done it successfully, perfectly. I know all these gimmicks, and I also  know there  are five tattwas and how to play with them. I know that, too. I know all  these riddhis and siddhis. I have gone through all that. It did  not work. Nothing shall work with you.  What you are collecting, what you are going after, what you are seeking, shall not work.

Read my lips. What will work?  When you will become nothing, then you shall see everything, you  shall feel everything, you shall know  everything and you shall command  everything. Zero commands the numerical. That's the law. It was mopping  the floors of Guru Ram Das Ashram, the  Harimandir, the Golden Temple, that gave me what I have got. These riddhi, siddhi nao niddhi, they are good things. I am not saying they are bad. If you can play a gimmick, you can
heal somebody, you can make them have an experience. I mean, these are very convincing tools. I am not saying anything. I don't want to put it down. Some people have wasted all their lives to just see something imaginary. And somebody once said to somebody, "I can show you Christ just as he was feeling on the cross."  And this poor Catholic closed his eyes and knelt down, and this guy put his hand on his head, and the guy really saw it. Now, I saw him, that he was going to freak out. And I said, "Hey, did you  really see Christ on the cross? Did you feel it?" He said,  "Ohhh, I have  become a true Christian today." That was his experience.  I said, "I can do it."   He said, "No, no, you are not a Christian. How can you  do it?"  I said, "I can do the same thing. We are friends.  I know Jesus  Christ, also.  If you will just kneel down for a minute I can show you a little better."  Because I didn't want him to get sold on this guy. I  wanted to confuse the situation.  So I said, "He put his hand on you and he did the whole thing. I'm not  going to do anything. You just kneel down and watch what happens."  He woke up after an hour and a half and he said, "Ohhh, I saw the whole  thing!" I  said, "See? Now you are a REAL Christian?"  He said, "Well, this is a Christian thing. That guy does it all the time. But how can you do  this?"  I said,  "I also studied these kinds of things." He said, "How did it  happen?" I said, "My dear, it is all already within you. Simply you cleaned the glass.  Your desire was so great."  

Beej mantra sarab ko giaan.  Within the seed lies all the knowledge.  Knowledge cannot  be achieved from outside. It is always within you. It lies in your DNA.  Happiness cannot be  achieved from outside. It is always already within you. Purity and piety cannot be achieved. They are always within you. Just understand what Guru Gobind Singh really gave us. Akaal Moorat: deathlessness.  He knew he had to drop his body. I  know I have to drop my body. You know you have to drop your body. Why stick to it?  Go out today, as sons and daughters of Guru Gobind  Singh - as  Sahibzada and Sahibzadi of Guru Gobind Singh - as a he and she of Guru Gobind Singh - go with one message in your heart. Don't do anything. Doing everything means being a fake. I'll tell you the real thing. I'll tell you my 60 years experience.  

You know, there was a very private conference. I want to go on record.  They said, "Yogi ji. We five Sikhs have come to you, and we fold our hands. Don't start abusing people when they come to you. We want to make a deal." I said,  "Tell me the terms of the deal, first."  I mean, deal has  to be heard to see whether I acknowledge it or not. They said, "The deal is, you don't use  abusive language to the people who come to you. You know, be nice to them. And we'll just propagate you that you are a saint." I said, "I don't want to agree to it.  I am going to abuse pepole." "Why?  It is using bad language, and sometimes you  reaallllllllly abuse!"  I said, "Yeah. I take a big sweeper and clean someone out. In two minutes I wake him up. I tell him who he really is." "But you tell people they are bastards." I said, "They are! Those who forget Guru Gobind Singh, they are bastards, and I do tell them that." "People  are very angry." I said, "So what?  Telling a bastard that he is a bastard is doing him a service. It is a real service. It takes a lot of guts, a lot of energy. You should thank me for that." "Well, then we cannot make you a  saint."  I said, "Who wants to be a saint? I can put five gunmen behind me and start walking. Then I should be a saint? That's the standard of the saint you have? You want to hear MY standard of a saint?  

                     Bhag hoaa gur sant milaa-i-aa,
                     Prabh abinaasee ghar meh paa-i-aa.  
                     Sev karee pal chasaa na vichhuraa,
                     Jan naanak daas tumaare jeeo.  
                     Ha-o gholee jeeo ghol ghumaaee,
                     Jan naanak daas tumaare jeeo.
                                     --Guru Arjan Dev, from Shabad Hazare

That's the saint.  Guru Arjan Dev, as Arjan Mal, wrote three letters and Guru Ram Das said, "Complete the fourth letter." He wrote the fourth  letter; he got the Guruship. And then Guru Ram Das out of the blessing  of his heart, God bless his heart, said, "Whosoever will read these four letters shall become MY soul and MY projection, shall heal people, shall be at home everywhere. Wealth will run after him again and again. Nothing will ever fall short in the life of that man."

                     Meraa man lochai gur darshan taaee.

Can anybody write a love letter like that? Nobody can. There are four of the biggest, most beautiful and penetrating love letters in the Siri Guru Granth. That is called love. Just see the longing, see the profile, see the power in those letters.  

I said, "Why?  I know who a saint is.  My standard of a saint is Guru Ram Das. Guru Arjan Dev said so.  Why do you want to make ME a saint?" "No, no. We want you not to abuse people."  I said, "What is abuse?  Telling a  bastard he is a bastard is serving him. Now if you go to Boston and you say that Boston is New York, are you speaking the truth?  When you are in  Boston, call it Boston. When you are in New York, call it New York." I said, "I have a job to do. I don't want to be a saint. I want to love my father. I want to serve my father. I want to be with my father, and I want to tell those who have forgotten and have become bastards, 'Forget it, this is your chance. It won't come back again.  Wake up!  Recognize! Understand! Your pranas are going away."

You have limited prana. Para-shakti. You don't have unlimited Shakti. You are a part of that sun Shakti, that solar Shakti, that prana Shakti. You are the sons and daughters of Guru Gobind Singh. You don't have to freak out. You don't have to do anything! Just feel the light in you.  Feel the deathlessness in you. And feel it deeply. If nobody has awakened you, if nobody has  abused you, that is your privilege. If somebody has awakened you, if somebody has called you a name, if somebody has challenged you, that is also your supreme privilege.

Face the challenge. It is the enemy which gives you the strength. Friends don't do it. Friends are with you and you are with your friends. If you do not understand that life is there to challenge you on each breath of life, then you do not understand living. If you do not challenge your life yourself, somebody else will challenge it.

Why there is a misery on the earth?  Why?  There is a synagogue, there is a temple, there is a church, there is a swami, a yogi, a padre, a priest everywhere. God, it is seven billion dollars worth of charity. It is a 200 billion dollar project if you look at the whole world at large. Just understand what a huge business religion is.  Religion is a great business to find reality  without finding it, because once you actually find reality, then they put you on the cross; they put you on the hot plate. They want the business to continue. But now Guru Gobind Singh put an  end to it. He said, "Live deathlessly. Be deathless."

I don not want to tell you what to do and what not to do. I just want to  tell you, "Thought is the most powerful thing in the world." There is nothing more powerful than the thought.  Everything starts from thought. Your intellect has the absolute capacity to release a thousand thoughts per wink of the eye, so you have no lack of thoughts.  Just create one of your own  thoughts, "I am deathless. I will design, face and see things deathlessly."  And then you will become deathless. This is the faculty of the Khalsa. This is the faculty of the purity. Purity belongs to God. Victory belongs to God. And you belong to God. There is a trinity: father, son and holy ghost.  Wahe  Guru Ji Ka Khalsa: Purity belongs to Wahe Guru. Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh:    Victory belongs to Wahe Guru.  Why? Because YOU belong to Wahe Guru! And those who meditate and chant Wahe Guru, those who understand that Infinity and grace and ecstasy of Wahe Guru, those who want to enjoy that... well, it is not happening, they are busy complaining.  A lot of you are complaining, "Well, where IS the happiness? Tell me."  I'll tell you where it is. In that thought of yours. In that deathlessness.
The seal of the Akal Takhat has a beautiful word inscribed on it - "Akal Sahai."  'Sahai' means which has come to support. Let the deathlessness come to my support. Akal Moorat: this is what Guru Gobind Singh gave us - the performance of becoming a deathless warrior, so nobody can ever beat us. Nobody can conquer us, because we have already conquered ourselves. If you conquer  yourself, you have conquered all of time and space. If you conquer the earth, you have conquered 'a' time and 'a' space. That's the difference.  

So please remember what Guru Nanak started teaching you and what Guru Gobind Singh completed.Your birthday is Baisakhi. It is your physical birthday. It is your mental birthday. It is your spiritual birthday. Your  Infinite  birthday is coming.  All I'm doing today is congratulating you in advance. Happy Birthday, Khalsa!

What I am sharing with you something is a thought. Make your own profile. Spend only half an hour on yourself.  Go from the Gurdwara today and make your own deathless profile of activity, and  see what it does for you. See what it can do for you. See how much  experience of self you gain out of it.  Just understand, you lose all happiness in your life because of the fear of death. because of the fear of loss. You are afraid. And a man in fear and phobia has no intuitive sensitivity at all.  It's simple psychology. There is nothing else I can tell you.  

Fear numbs you. Anger aggravates you. Attachment squeezes you to death. Attachment is a very powerful thing. You are stuck. Greed shall make you commit mistakes, because when you meditate so one-pointedly on money, you forget there is a Totality. If you have truly found reality, then you have to have found Totality as well. Rishi Dushtdaman had to come as Gobind Rai. He found Infinity and he found Totality by serving the humanity. That's why he had to become Guru Gobind Rai.  

Understand something. If you have found reality, you still have to serve the totality. Because totality IS a reality and reality IS a Totality.
                 Eh jag sachai kee hai kotaree, sachai kaa vich vaas.
                                                  --Guru Angad, SGGS pg.  463

                 This earth is the house of truth.

This universe is made of the truth and truth lives in this universe. Therefore please understand that at each moment.

Look, I am going away. I'm not going to bother you much then. But I'm telling you certain things. There's no need to hurt me. You have done enough. I'm not going to hurt you.  But I cannot compromise, either. The Dharma is my mission. I am a servant of it. I have got to serve it. You  have to decide whether you want to inherit it or you don't want to inherit it. This is your father's property.  

When I was born, I didn't carry an ashram on my back. Not at all.  When I was born, I never knew what the United States even was. I don't have to bother even now. This whole thing is your father's property. It's the  property of  Guru Gobind Singh. It's a property of the Khalsa.  It's not anybody's property. You have to inherit it.

"Koe kis ko raaj andehai.  
Jo  leh hai bal se leh."   

Nobody gives anybody rulership. Those who take, take with a strength. You have to grow strong. You have to be, to be - and everything SHALL be for you.  Yeah, that's waiting.  "Raaj jog takhat deean Gur Ram Das." Forever. It is yours. In time it will appear.

I was joking with my wife that day. I was saying, "You thought there would be no cost. "Puri." That's our cost."  And she said, "Yeah, no  cost." And I said, "Well, everybody has adopted to be Bhai?" She said, "Yeah." I said, "Guru Ram Das Puri. Where you will take the Puri away?"  We gave it up and Guru Ram Das picked it up. Puri remains.  "Puri" means  "city."  

(editor's note: Yogi Bhajan was born "Harbhajan Singh Puri")

Everything that is happening is not individual and it is not collective and it is not total. It is that reality which is destined to happen.

You simply have to inherit your destiny.  

And I'll remind you, the destiny of deathlessness has to be inherited by deathlessness.  Death shall never inherit. Death will never come to purity. Defeat will never come to purity. And poverty will never touch purity.  And you are those who have to inherit all that. So prepare your mind, prepare yourself and prepare your being to meet it half way. If you are fake, that's okay.  If you are not right, that's okay. If you are  miserable, that's okay. Wake up! Even if you are fake, make it.  Make it. When fakes make it, God is forever.  When wrong becomes right, it is  forever. When impurity becomes pure, it is forever.  When man becomes God, it is forever. That's why, whether you  are Christian or not, when the name  of Jesus Christ is spoken you will  respect it. Whether you are a Jew or not, when the name of Moses is spoken you will respect it. Whether you are a Muslim or not, when the name of Mohammed is spoken you will respect it. And whether you are a Sikh or not, when the name of Guru Gobind Singh is spoken you will respect it.  Because these individuals have crossed into deathlessness. They have gone beyond. They have no death. They are not dead dudes. They are real. They are here among us.

You have to follow whatever you want to follow. But if today you plant the thought and profile of deathlessness within you everything in your life will change.


Siri Singh Sahib Harbhajan Singh Yogiji - March 12, 1989 - Los Angeles California

This talk was transcribed by Tej Kaur Khalsa and edited by Guruka Singh Khalsa

© 1989 by the Kundalini Research Institute

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