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November 2014



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Q & A with the Master

Thanksgiving Day here in the United States has become a holiday to remember with an attitude of gratitude the gifts in our lives. In this poem from 1986, Yogi Bhajan writes about the true meaning of compassion with consciousness. While not a traditional Q&A session, Yogi Bhajan does ask all of us some good questions in this poem!

Listen to Your Heart: A Call to Compassion from Yogi Bhajan
How many times have you listened to your heart?

How many times have you listened to the cry of the heart of the whole wilderness of people?

How many times have you gone out and listened to the prayer, the heartfelt prayer, of those who are ugly, who are unseen?

How many times have you gone into the park to see the bums and hear their prayer and asked what made them to be?

How many times have you walked out of our secured world to the insecure world and seen how much pain is there and how much have you done to relieve it?

How many miles have you gone on your own to play for those who couldn’t walk?

How many times have you washed your hands for those who do not wash?

How many times have you not eaten for those who are hungry?

How many of you have done anything, risked yourself for any reason,
which is real, which is of the unknown?

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, September 22, 1986



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Nirvair Singh Khalsa

 A Note from Nirvair


Sat Nam.

Greetings from New Mexico. This is a great time of year to give thanks. Yogi Bhajan often talked about an attitude of gratitude. I just searched the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ website and found thirty-two references to attitude of gratitude! It was one of Yogi Bhajan’s favorite themes.

Personally, I am very grateful to the hard working staff at KRI. We have a wonderful group of Yogis that work here and consciously live Yogi Bhajan’s teachings. Have you met our small but highly effective staff? You can learn more about the KRI staff HERE.

I am also very appreciative for our KRI Board of Directors. It is a fine group of volunteers who love the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. They spend their time and money so that the staff and mission of KRI are supported. You can learn more about the wonderful individuals on KRI’s board HERE.

I am also grateful for the many authors who have gone through the process of getting the KRI Seal of Approval for their works. We certify that publications carrying the KRI Seal of Approval accurately reflect the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. You can find a list of KRI Seal of Approval publications on our website.

In an Española, New Mexico lecture given October 31, 1993, Yogi Bhajan said:

Exactly it is one word in the whole dictionary, which can represent God in you, which can bring knowledge in you, which can make you everything what you want to be and that is gratitude. Attitude of gratitude is a ecstasy, a bliss, an accomplishment, an achievement. In English the word is 'thank you.' To ordinary person you say 'thank you.' Do you say that much thank you to your parents? Do you say thank you that much to your neighbors? Do you say thank you to a tree, which give you a shelter? Do you say a thank you to the car, which takes you somewhere? Why not? The human birth is meant for thanking. You have enemies, thank them, without them you will never be alert. You will never be smart. You will never enjoy your existence. What is a victory when enemy is so heavy, that life becomes treacherously miserable and then you survive? Then you say, 'thank you.' And it is existence!

One thing I am very grateful for the breath of life! One of KRI’s bestselling manuals Praana Praanee Praanayam has many deep and powerful breath kriyas. We also carry the Spanish language edition at KRI’s web store. Besides the print book, it is also available in ebook form for your tablet. It is very handy, as a teacher or a student, to have KRI manuals at your fingertips, ready for practice or for teaching a class. Visit our ebook store to browse all of our ebook titles!

May we all give thanks for our many blessings.

In service,

Nirvair Singh Khalsa


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News from The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings


Keeping Up with The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™

Yogi Bhajan Library of TeachingsIt is such a beautiful time of year in northern New Mexico. The weather has cooled, the aspen leaves have turned a brilliant yellow, and the Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner. For me, fall evokes the sweet coziness of family and community, fires in the fireplace, and Yogi Tea on the stove. Yogi Bhajan often spoke about the importance of creating cozy, peaceful home environments, not only for welcoming guests, but also for your daily life. Yogi Bhajan gave a lecture on Thanksgiving day in 1971, this lecture is full of beautiful wisdom;


“Get up, close our these outer eyes, go into the very inner self of ours, just for one moment and give thanks to those who have prevailed the peace on this planet, who love to be peaceful, who create peaceful environments for others and who have even offered given their life for the sake of peace without any comment and understanding what they did. But the very thought, the thought, the thought was peaceful, let us be kind in our own self, in our own deep self to go into our deeper inner self and may feel love and we may give thanks for one factual fact that we have got the privilege to be together on this thanksgiving to give thanks whom we cannot thank.” ~Yogi Bhajan, November 20th, 1971

You can read the complete lecture on the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ here!

As we celebrated the life and legacy of Yogi Bhajan in October I was reminded how grateful I and so many others are for Yogi Bhajan’s teachings. I am always amazed by how many people are touched every day through his wisdom and guidance. As you remember with gratitude your blessings this holiday season, consider making a contribution to Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ to give thanks for what Yogi Bhajan’s teachings have given you!

At KRI and The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ war are so grateful to each of you who has donated and continued to support our effort to make the teachings open and accessible to all.


In Service,

Shabd Simran Kaur Adeniji
The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™
Kundalini Research Institute
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Recipe of the month


(Saucy Chickpeas)

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For the beans:
21/3 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 black tea bag
5 cups water
2 teaspoons salt

For the sauce:
2 medium potatoes, boiled and diced
4 teaspoons turmeric
8 black peppercorns
½ cup peeled and thinly sliced fresh ginger
4 teaspoons ground cumin
3 tablespoons garam masala
8 green chilies, mild or hot, to taste, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
1 cup hot ghee

A few fresh coriander leaves (cilantro)
2 onions, sliced thin
1 cup chopped tomatoes
4 lemons, sliced

To prepare the beans:

  1. Carefully pick over and wash the beans. Soak them overnight in 5 cups of water, along with the baking soda and black tea bag.

  2. In the same water, cook the beans, along with ½ teaspoon salt, over low heat until tender. Strain off the liquid, reserving it for the sauce.

To make the sauce:
In a large, thick-bottomed frying pan or wok, mix together the cooked beans, potatoes, ginger (sauté ginger first, if you prefer), green chilies, pomegranate seeds, turmeric, peppercorns, cumin, garam masala, and salt. Make a hollow in the center and into it pour the approximately 2 cups of the water from the cooked beans. Bring it to a boil and mix in the spices and the beans. Pour very hot ghee on top of it and let it simmer for 2 minutes.

To serve:
Place in a serving dish and garnish with coriander leaves, tomatoes, onions and lemon slices.

Yield: 11 cups




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We Are KRI


Commemorating Yogi Bhajan Around the World

On October 6, 2014, students of Yogi Bhajan gathered in Yoga Centers, Gurdwaras and homes to remember Yogi Bhajan and honor his life and legacy on the 10th Anniversary of his passing. In Espanola, hundreds gathered at a candlelight vigil to meditate in front of Yogi Bhajan’s home. They were joined via livestreaming by more than 10,000 people worldwide in 31 minutes of chanting the Miracle Mantra of Guru Ram Das leading up to the time of Yogi Bhajan’s passing at 9:04 p.m.

In Beijing, students gather in front of the livestreaming screen to participate in the meditation and closing ceremony.

In Amritsar, at Miri Piri Academy, staff and students gathered and joined in the meditation via livestreaming.

An excerpt from Yogi Bhajan’s “final lecture” (October 3, 2004) was read by Gurutej Singh at the close of the meditation time. The full excerpt was taken from a version of that last lecture available via Sikhnet.

God and soul are permanent. Everlasting. We are bound to go. Definitely we come and go. One day you will be at that stage. The body will become a permanent soul.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, October 3, 2004


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