Sat Nam. Greetings from New Mexico where spring is in full swing! May is a great month – two celebrations in the United States are very much in alignment with Yogi Bhajan’s teachings and mission – Mother’s Day and Teachers’ Day.
Yogi Bhajan talks about the innate compassion of the mother in this July 5th, 1976 lecture:
“Many exploit this human creature, so much insult this human creature is going through, and so much abuse this human creature is going through. Still, this human creature maintains radiance and the grace because this human creature, known as a woman, is actually the fountain of the Divine Spirit. “Now, I challenge the entirety of science. I challenge those who think that the whole world is in their hand. What I say to them is, ‘You can produce anything, but you cannot produce a system that has the intelligence of a mother's compassion.’ It's impossible. Because the day they can produce the intelligence of a mother’s compassion, they can produce God. Actually, there is no difference between the two.”
And this is what Yogi Bhajan said on August 2nd, 1997 about the faculty, beauty, and character of a Teacher:
. “The greatest faculty of a teacher is they may look like kings, but they live like fakirs (ascetic monks). There is no harm in showing riches and grace and all that. For a commoner, that is fine. But in his heart, the teacher is the humblest of the humblest humble. That is the beauty of the teacher. A teacher is direct, commanding on the problem. A teacher speaks direct, confronting the student and elevating the student. A teacher speaks very personally, but himself or herself remain impersonal. “The character of the teacher is that if they can honor their master if they can honor their teacher, they will be a very honorable teacher. If they don’t, they will be S…H…*…T. I don't want to pronounce that word but ultimately, they have to eat it themselves - there is no one else. Because when you cannot trust the one who taught you, you cannot trust what you have learned. And when you cannot trust what you have learned, that is a tragedy! “So, that is why we say, it is not in God we trust, it is in God we dwell. A teacher of the Aquarian Age will not say, ‘In God I trust,” he shall say, ‘In God, I dwell.’”
If you are thinking about becoming a teacher, please come and share with us in the experience of beautiful New Mexico this summer. The KRI Immersion program will be in Espanola on August 3rd through August 30th, 2019. This is the Aquarian Teacher International Teacher Training Level One program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. I really look forward to this every summer. Students come from all over the world, and it is great fun for me to get to know our new teachers personally.
With spring here, it is natural to think about renewing yourself. If you are already a Level One certified instructor, consider coming to KRI Level Two Vitality and Stress in Espanola. The program has been updated, wonderfully revised, and completely renewed. Spend the week with us at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das this summer and revitalize yourself. Deva Kaur from Florida USA, Ravi Kaur of South Africa, Devinder Kaur from Canada, and I will present this Level Two module June 23rd through June 30th. The kriyas, processes, and lectures by Yogi Bhajan are magnificent, and it is just what we all need to navigate through all this challenging time of life. Many blessings to all the Mothers and Teachers on this planet!
In God I dwell, Nirvair Singh Khalsa CEO KRI
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