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December 2014

 

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Recipe of the month

 

Stuffed Potato Bhujia
The sauce makes this fancy

party dish taste just divine!
 

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Khatta Chanaa

 

For the potatoes:
3 medium potatoes
3 teaspoons butter or ghee
salt to taste

For the filling:
1 cup paneer
2 tablespoons raisins
a few fresh coriander leaves (cilantro)
1 green chili, mild or hot to taste, chopped
½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
unbleached flour for dusting
4 tablespoons vegetable oil or ghee
potatoes
½ teaspoon ghee
½ teaspoon asafoetida
½ tablespoon wheat flour
1 ½ cups yogurt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
¼ teaspoon red chili powder, mild or hot, to taste
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon ground ginger
a few fresh coriander leaves (cilantro)
salt to taste
1 tomato, chopped

Garnish:
A few more coriander leaves (cilantro)

(1) Bake the potatoes until tender. Cut them in half and scoop out the insides. Mash the potato pulp with ¼ teaspoon salt and 3 teaspoons butter or ghee and set aside.

(2) In a bowl, mix together all the filling ingredients.

(3) Half fill the hollow potatoes with the filling mixture, then finish filling with the mashed potatoes. Lightly dust the filled potatoes with flour. Oil a baking pan with 4 tablespoons oil or ghee. Place potatoes on pan and bake at 350 degrees till warmed through, 10-15 minutes.

(4) While the potatoes are in the oven, heat ½ tablespoon of ghee in a small pan. Add ½ tablespoon flour, ½ teaspoon of asafoetida and the yogurt. Add the 2 teaspoons of cumin, garam masala, 1 teaspoon ginger, red chili powder and a few coriander leaves. Sauté for a few minutes. Add ¼ teaspoon of salt and shopped tomatoes and continue to cook for a few minutes.

(5) Pour sauce over the potatoes and garnish with coriander leaves.

Yield: 6 stuffed potato halves

 

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Nirvair Singh Khalsa

 A Note from Nirvair

 

Sat Nam. Greetings from New Mexico! You have probably noticed that I begin every newsletter with ‘Sat Nam”. This greeting is a tradition in 3ho and, more than that, it is a recognition and personal reminder of the universal consciousness that we share soul to soul.


Yogi Bhajan said:

One thing you have to want only is that your life should be Sat. All the time the very existence of you, you may feel it as gratitude. The very existence of you should be the very living truth.


Organic, life is an organic situation, not dead chemical. That is what Sat is. I am alive, I am alive. I am grateful for each breath which I am breathing and that is Satya. Without me this world is not beautiful. I am a part of the total decoration of this world and this realization is Satya. Now gimmick is being laid; 'get, follow my religion, my way is the only way blah, blah, blah,' all commercialism. That is to get dollars out of you. That has got nothing to do with spirituality. 'You should be my student, you should not be his student, you should this…' All those weird things are going on but that is the commercial part of everything; that is general. 'My student should not follow anybody, this;' who's whose student and who is whose teacher, forget it; that has got nothing to do. I am bored on that way, that doesn't make any sense to me at all. People are crazy, they are dividing humanity in the name of religion, in the name of Yoga, in the name of master holder Sat Guru, Guru, all it is a bogus scene. It has got no reality in it.
 

They do not know two words that is love, they do not live in confidence and they do not teach, preach and be with each other like that and they have got this ritual. These rituals and this commercial emphasis is the heavy side of it. That is a very confusing and heavy side of life. Somebody asked me a question, "Why we have got 3HO?"
 

I said, "To be on the right side of the government. That's all; that's the only purpose of 3HO. "We have to present books to the government under some organization and that is the name we chose, 'To be healthy, to be happy and holy.' We are not laying any trip on anybody, period, because basically we are trying to understand that we are the basic Satya, we are Sat. My existence is truth. It is not infinite truth, it is a relative truth and my existence is in relative truth to her existence to his existence. So our total existence is a relative truth and it is a part of the infinite truth therefore we are part of the infinite truth and this feeling in me is all the time my heart says Satya, Satya, Satya, Sat, Sat… You would take a stethoscope, the doctor has that thing put in ear and put it on the heart. It will say Satya, Satya, Satya put it at the navel point, it is going to say Satya, Satya, Satya. Anywhere, in the wrist, in the ankle, it beats all the time in you Satya, Satya, Sat, Sat.
 

You chant this Mantra all the time. I have not given you this Mantra. I just brought it as knowledge to acquaint you with it, to make you aware that you chant all the time. You chant with the mouth Satya and you take, record it on the voice meter and then you put the stethoscope and record it on the voice meter and you will know what the graph comes out. That will tell you what you chant. It is so typical example that our inner self in the Satya, it is a Infinity. The password is outside.
 

Everybody wants to love. When everybody wants to love why do they divorce? "We do not get along." It is not we do not get along with another person; we actually do not get along with our own Sat. We do not get along with our own truth. We divorce truth each day, each minute, each moment and that is what bothers us; that is a handicap in our personality. That is why we chant, 'Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Satya Nam, Satya Nam; I am the infinite truth.' So whatever you say you become. Now that is a cosmic law. There was no need of many Mantras. Every Mantra is the name of God or relates to you. But in this age when we have no time, the age is short. Age is very short and really a joke.
 

We have written record in Vedas, people used to meditate twenty thousand years. What a time. I do not know how they were living and how they were meditating that much, I meditate for five minutes and it is much better. One-pointedness of the mind, if can be achieved for a moment, it's, it's a bliss. This is Kal Yug. It has a beauty. You do in the morning; you get right there the result. You get up in the morning, you meditate, you feel blessed the whole day. You miss one morning, you go through the day, you will realize something is missing. Why is that scene happen? Because you have not changed yourself in the very morning to one factual fact and that is that you are Satya. 'There is no Sat in me. That means there is no energy in me, no potency in me. I am weak.'”
 

©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, November 17, 1971

This use of the mantra and identification of “Sat Nam” is a foundation for an individual to journey to universal consciousness. Yogi Bhajan reminded us of this journey many times.


He said:

This family will prosper always because it has no beginning it has no end. It doesn't depend on bunch of people, it depends on everybody and it will continue to depend on everybody. And in return everybody can depend on it. It is a consciousness where we have attached ourselves to a group consciousness and we have detached ourselves equally from our individual selfish consciousness. And when this group will grow the group consciousness will grow, the group tolerance will grow then we will go further to the universal consciousness and that shall be… we'll not tell anybody he is bad, or they are ugly. We'll serve them to clean everybody, we'll help the needy, we'll inspire the one who is down. We'll serve the sick and it is our own that very trip from where from individual consciousness we raised ourselves to group consciousness, from group consciousness we'll raise ourselves to universal consciousness.
 

©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, December 19, 1971

My personal thanks go to a very lively and dedicated people working in group consciousness….our KRI Staff and the KRI Board of Directors. Thanks again for a job well done this year.
 

And thanks so much for your year-end donations to the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™. Our Winter Soltice fundraising campaign starts December 1 and ends on December 21st. Its theme is journeying through the 7 chakras, root to crown. Donate! Help us light up and balance all the chakras!
 

May you have a blessed Winter Solstice celebration and may your Holidays be filled with happiness, grace, and fun with family and friends!

In service and with warm blessings,
Nirvair Singh Khalsa
CEO KRI

 

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Yogi Bhajan Library of TeachingsJoin us this season as we Light Up Our Chakras with The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™


In the darkening December days approaching the Winter Solstice on December 21, we will be embarking on a journey through the chakras, raising awareness and funding for the online database project. Every 3 days from December 1–21 we will explore a different chakra, its attributes, strengths, associated emotions and tips and tools to align and balance each one.


 

 

Our hope is that together we can raise funds to sponsor seven lectures (a total of $7,056), one for each chakra, at The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ searchable database from Dec 1–21.


 

Sponsoring a lecture on The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ is just one more way supporting the enormous task of archiving all of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings at The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ searchable online database (www.libraryofteachings.org), which is offered as a free service for all to use. You can sponsor a lecture in your own name or dedicate it to a person or organization of your choosing. Now is the perfect time of year to consider gifting a donation to a family member, friend, or colleague!

 

 

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Many wonderful lectures still await sponsorship! Sponsorship donations support continued efforts to grow, maintain and improve The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™.
 

Here are a few lectures having to do with Chakras that still need sponsorship!
 

Hamburg Lecture- The Concept and Projection of a Spiritual Man~ Decemeber 14th 1989
 

Los Angeles Lecture - Chakra Series February 13th, 1991


Los Angeles Lecture- January 23rd 1991

 

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