“Today is Valentine’s Day. It has a lot of
story, but it is a day of love. Somebody became
a saint and love was infinite, and we send each
other a card that says ‘Be my valentine’, ‘I am
your valentine’, ‘We are valentines’. Why can we
not be everyday a valentine of each other? Why
do we not have a fixed frequency, why not? We
are actually valentines of each other. We have
vigor, we have valor, and we have a virtue of
life; there is no need that we should not be a
valentine to each other. But you know your ego
cannot be satisfied. More you get more you want.
And you are always insecure; you are always
insecure of loss. You are never happy about
gain, because you hide it, you don't want
anybody to know you have gained except if you
have to show it. That is also a loss because
there is no fulfillment in gain and there is no
fulfillment in that loss.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, February 14, 1994
So, what is true fulfillment? In another
lecture, Yogi Bhajan says,
That appreciation of the feeling of
fulfillment—that is what God is. In every
fulfillment, when you appreciate and enjoy
and feel and feel the power of that ecstasy,
that is what God is. God is not a fallen
stone, a dummy thing. Not a huge monster who
can do everything. Forget that kind of God,
there is no such thing. God is the delicacy
of the self-fulfillment in ecstasy. That is
what God is. It comes. Even when you brush
your hair, and you feel delight, that
delight is God. When you see the opening of
the bud of the rose, that is what God is.
Everything which is delightful and
fulfilling and whosoever can digest it, feel
it. Be it. That is what God is.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, January 27, 1972
Do you feel inspired to expand your experience of Kundalini Yoga by taking a summer course with KRI in Española, New Mexico? We have some great classes to offer this summer 2015 and registration is open for all of them:
Level One Immersion
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is the time to become a teacher in Kundalini
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- Kriyas & Meditations: Meditation to balance Pulse and Impulse -
In the Name of the Cosmos that prevails through
everyBODY, and the Holy Nam which holds the
Nirvair Singh Khalsa
Sat Nam from the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™
We hope you have had a wonderful start to 2015! In the Northern Hemisphere winter has brought such a beautiful time of slowing down, a time for true reflection and introspection, and a time to go inward just as all of nature is doing as it collects itself before spring. As many of us celebrate love and romance in the month of February, I want to shine a light on Yogi Bhajan’s teaching about the importance of having love within ourselves before we can love others authentically. Yogi Bhajan explains;
If you do not have love in you, you cannot love anybody, read as many books you want. Follow teachers, give your whole money, go to the church, go to the God promise everything, give up everything, feel good, but if you are not you, you are not you. And this hypocrisy shall not be acceptable in the Age of Aquarius, that is the difference.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, May 22, 1993
In this lecture Yogi Bhajan leads a meditation using the word ‘love’ as the mantra. He talks in-depth about what it means to be in the ‘hypnotic trance’ of love versus true authentic love. I loved this lecture because it reminded me that loving ourselves is the first step in feeling true love. Being our true selves and loving our true selves is, in essence, loving our creator. If you’re interested in developing this more and don’t already own a copy, check out the manual Self-Experience which is a featured book at The Source this month. The connectedness of all of us is profound and inspiring, all we have to do is love ourselves and the rest falls in to place. In the same lecture Yogi Bhajan says:
Be in health, you have the right to live healthy, happy, holy… prosperity, happiness in love is your birthright. Go my friends.
As we enter this new month of February, let us rededicate ourselves to accepting ‘happiness in love’ as our birthright in 2015 and beyond!
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February Recipe of the Month
TOFU JALAPENO PANCAKE
Tofu, though not traditionally Indian, adapts itself very well to Indian cooking. These very spicy, hot pancakes are good for cold weather, prevention of flu, and for high energy. They are quite tasty!
2 cups garbanzo flour
1¾ cups water
1 large onion, chopped
½ pound tofu, crumbled
2 large green chilies, mild or hot, to taste
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oregano (ajwan) seeds
1 head garlic, peeled, cloves chopped fine”
“¼ cup peeled and finely chopped ginger
2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
¼–½ cup vegetable oil for frying
In a large bowl, mix garbanzo flour and water. Add remaining ingredients except oil, and combine well.
Pour enough oil into a large frying pan to cover the bottom. Heat oil, then lower the heat and ladle in batter to form small pancakes. Cook until pancakes are set and lightly browned on bottom side about 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook until second side is lightly browned. Add oil as necessary every few pancakes.
Serve piping hot with yogurt.
Yield: 12 or more pancakes”
Excerpt From: Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, PhD. “A Taste of India (Second Edition)”
February Specials from KRI