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The affirmation “Patience Pays” given by Yogi Bhajan, is one of the most beloved and well-used affirmations in the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. It is the perfect answer for many unasked questions, and it gives a sense of serenity and trust.

The Gurbani quote in the affirmation is by the Third Guru, Guru Amar Das ji. He says, “Why do you doubt, oh mortal being? The Creator Lord Himself shall protect you. He who created you, will also give you nourishment.” Guru Amar Das ji calls us out for our lack of trust and reminds us that the One who brought us here will take care of us! Introducing your students to this affirmation is a great gift to them – try it and see. Here is a beautiful quote by Yogi Bhajan explaining his understanding of Patience Pays.

I am very surprised at how you take the meaning of the words, “patience pays.” “Patience pays” means that your methodological advancements and production will give you the best results. It does not mean that when somebody is bullying you and you keep on tolerating it, that this is going to pay off for you. So, let me make it very clear. Patience is the methodological advancement of one’s own mental psyche. [And what does that mean?] The words are very simple – there is a psyche and each molecule of your psyche is alive. [This psyche pervades everywhere,] it is all around. All the people you know and all the people you want to deal with make up a multifaceted energy field. God is everywhere, and you know it is everywhere, but when it is manifested from Gupt… Gupt means “that which is hidden or unknown to the Chitre.” Chitre means “the known.” So, when God is brought and manifested – when we sit here and we talk about God, and we talk about love, and we talk about elevation, that is where we manifest God. God has to be manifested from unknown to known. Whosoever shall [manifest God in this way] shall be exalted and this is the methodological projection of your personality. You go in a church and you sing hymns in the praise of the Lord. I don’t know if that Church is a special place or not, but it becomes special when you exalt the Lord God.

– Yogi Bhajan October 20, 1983

Download the audio from the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center here. Listen deeply to this affirmation and allow the hidden Divinity to emerge from the reality that surrounds us. Share this with your students and help bring prosperity and satisfaction to their lives.


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