Note from Nirvair
Nam. Greetings from New Mexico.
Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere and all of
its green energy of growth is becoming evident. This
time of year gives us the opportunity to cleanse and
rejuvenate. It is a time to leave the winter behind and
step into a whole new cycle of growth in awareness and
consciousness. What is the best way to celebrate this
change of seasons? Consider Sadhana...! Here are a few
words to the wise from Yogi Bhajan about that.
Now question is how fast. Some people say ‘Why we do
Sadhana and why Kundalini Yoga?' I have two purposes
only. First of all Kundalini Yoga will cut through
all garbage, it's a fast, it's a time-saving device.
You don't have to go through long distance routes to
come to the same destination, you know. You don't
have to fly from here to New York to San Francisco,
you can take a direct route. Normally our
achievement is Los Angeles to San Francisco via New
York or Boston. That's what we do, that's how
long-route life is. But shortcut is from Los Angeles
to San Francisco forty-five minutes, period. That's
how Kundalini Yoga works. I appreciate it, when I
was myself a student. We can get it, we can get it
quick, we can get into experience. Neither we have
to write a book about it nor we have to say
anything, we are, we are, that's it. That's one
direct benefit. Number two, if you do Sadhana every
day, it's very self-livening, it's very
One thing you cannot do, you cannot do your own
Sadhana without a commitment. You do not understand
that. I am not saying that you don't want to do. You
do want to do, but you cannot do. Not that you want
to cheat or you want to avoid it or you want to be
negative about it, because this is how the polarity
works. If a person decides fanatically that I am
going to do my Sadhana, doesn't matter what, then
time and space cannot affect that person. If a
person decides to cleanse himself everyday, then
weaknesses shall not have any toll. There will be no
memory lapse, there will be no mood nonsense, I mean
there are million things...
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, March 6, 1991
really excited about KRI’s summer courses in Espanola
this year, and the talented trainers and amazing
students who will be with us. I want to personally
invite you to consider attending one of these courses.
There is nothing like studying Kundalini Yoga right here
where Yogi Bhajan lived and taught for so many years.
Join me with Guru Raj Kaur from Vancouver and Jivan Joti
Kaur from Espanola for
The 21 Stages of Meditation Second
Journey. The Second Journey, “The
Expressive Self”, creates a focused experience of
Self-discovery. This course is a great way to reconfirm
your personal commitment to your meditative practice and
to journey deeper within your self to distill your Self.
What an incredible experience to participate in numerous
deep meditations in a group atmosphere—you may even be
inspired to incorporate some of the amazing meditations
from the course in your own Sadhana. And we’ve
conveniently set the
course dates from
June 16 to June 19 so those of you who are coming to the
area for 3HO Summer Solstice can reap the benefits of
this course before
heading up the Hill!
“When Rasa begins to flow, it is like divine rain.
It is the sweet dew that condenses and drops into
your mouth. From everywhere it comes to you, now. It
is personal, powerful, and healing. Relax and be
anointed.” Yogi Bhajan from “Rasa”, Stage Eight in
The 21 Stages of Meditation.
is inaugurating our new Book of the Month feature with
The Ancient Art of Self Healing
e-book in April. We’ll be sharing useful
and interesting tips and tidbits from the book on our
Facebook page and
YouTube channel, so
like the page and
subscribe to the
channel and stay tuned.
The Ancient Art of Self Healing
is a compendium of Yogi Bhajan's teachings on food,
herbs, health and Humanology. It has helpful guidance
for everyone: tips for potency and vitality for men;
techniques for vibrancy, health and healing for women;
and direct teachings for parents and children regarding
food, sleep, and even potty training!
Lastly, I want to give a general reminder to you about
buying wholesale from KRI. Are you a teacher of
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®? Do you own a
yoga center? Our
wholesale store is
now open for qualified buyers.
Find out more….
Kind regards and blessings,
Nirvair Singh Khalsa
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News from The
Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings
from The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™!
Spring is upon us here in New Mexico, our
beautiful desert landscape is finally
getting some much needed rain! Spring can be
such a powerful time of year, a time to
reenergize and welcome the new.
Energetically it is a ripe opportunity break
out of patterns and old habits that are not
serving us anymore.
By nature the month of
April, can give you a total new lease, eat light and
eat right. In spite of the taxes and cleaning the
houses and all other stuff, this is one time that
you can give yourself a new sprouting energy.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, March 25, 1986
As we leave
winter behind let us all be inspired to give
ourselves ‘a new sprouting energy’! Use this
time of renewed energy to create change
where it’s needed in your life.
Keep an eye out for the Yogi Bhajan Library
of Teachings™ quarterly newsletter coming to
you in the next couple of weeks with some
exciting LOT news. It’s a great way to stay
up-to-date on LOT news like updates on new
archived materials, ‘highlights from the
vault’, our video and lecture favorite picks
(the upcoming newsletter features a great
spring cleanse!), and much more. Also, if
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please do. Just search “Yogi Bhajan” on
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actively updating the page as rollout of the
online database is underway. It’s a great
way to keep up with the LOT!
The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ is
always grateful for your continued support;
you are the key to keeping these teachings
Shabd Simran Kaur Adeniji
The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™
Kundalini Research Institute
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Recipe of the month
for Health and Healing
This dish is cleansing to the liver
and digestive tract. To help your body do its own
inner cleansing, eat as a mono diet for one week in
the spring or fall.
Watch the Video Message Here!
2 bunches scallions, chopped
1 lb. carrots
3 cloves garlic, minced
Soy sauce or tamari
Ghee or vegetable oil
Ground black pepper
1 bunch beets
1 lb. grated cheese
Scrub beets and carrots. Steam beets whole. (Don’t
cut off roots or stems.) After about 15-20 minutes,
add carrots. Steam until tender but firm. Then
remove outer peels from beets and carrots. (These
should easily slip off.) Grate using a coarse
grater. Keep beets and carrots separate to preserve
their distinct colors. Saute scallions and garlic in
oil or ghee until tender. Toss with beets and
carrots and black pepper. Place in casserole dish.
Sprinkle with tamari. Cover with grated cheese and
broil until cheese is melted and golden.
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June 15, 1996 Q & A with Yogi Bhajan
Student: Sir, is there a meditation that can
be done to re-balance after a tornado?
YB: Oh, when that thing comes and takes you
up in the air? That round thing? How many tornadoes
come in your lifetime in your mind? (Laughter.) How
do you balance that? If the perfection of mantra is
Ashtang, that is: "Gobinday, mukanday, udhaaray,
apaaray, hareeang, kareeang, nirnaamay, akaamay.” If
this mantra is perfected, all elements can be
controlled. And there's no stronger prayer than
“Har, Haray, Haree, Whaahay Guroo,” six sounds.
Either there are eight sounds or six sounds. Or you
have a basic sound, “Ek Ong Kaar, Sat Naam.” That
sound comes from unison sound.
I’ll tell you what. This is a true story. Somewhere
a tornado hit. It was passing through the whole
city, and it took upon itself to go through a
certain home. And normally in that situation the
house should have been totally eliminated. Everyone
in the house got into the cellar. And it is a fact,
that when the tornado hit, it drew away the earth,
many, many feet. It took everything with it, but
when it came to hit this particular house, the house
collapsed over it. The people were right under it.
Later on, the fire brigade came and dug them all out
in one piece. Every house in a line with this one
was gone, at some places a couple feet deep. And
this house could have gone, too; they could have
been sucked out of that cellar. But all the people
in that house sat all together, with their hands
together, and they chanted with one voice. They were
protected because all forces must bow before the
force of God, and that is mantra. That shield cannot
When a man or woman of consciousness shields himself
or herself with a mantra, there's no power in God to
penetrate through it, He can only stop and help. The
angry force of nature, instead of destroying them,
became a saving grace. They feel very lucky now.
Because of disaster relief they were able to rebuild
the house, and they have a nice new home. They had
been thinking of tearing down their old house to
rebuild it anyway. Nature did it for them.
There are many powers, which may strike you, like an
ocean or a tsunami (tidal wave). There are many
things in life that hit (surprise) you. Your friends
hit you. Remember this: Enemies can’t hit you.
Because an enemy is an enemy, you know he may try to
hurt you. It's the friend that you never knew would
hit you. It's nothing less than an earthquake. You
can’t believe that person could betray you. And the
next minute you come out of it. How? By meditative
mantra. By your applied mantra.
What is a mantra? It’s a mental projection of
positiveness into the negativity which is totally
hurting you. Disease, calamities, all phenomena. And
if nothing else works, there’s one line that always
works. This is my line on which I have lived my 67
“KETIAA DOOKH BOOKH SAD MAAR.
EY BHE DAAT TEYREE DAATAAR.”
--GURU NANAK, 25TH PAURI OF JAPJI SAHIB
MANY SUFFER PRIVATION AND PAIN AND ARE
EVEN THESE ARE GOD’S GIFTS.
That's all I know. My total knowledge is this. I
don't know anything more than that and I don't
believe anything more than this exists. But that's
my personal thing. After studying, and reading, and
knowing, and experiencing and whatever you call it,
that's one line I have come to understand. And I am
very grateful to God and to myself, that I have
learned that line. I am grateful to Nanak that he
said that line. I am very fortunate that I picked
that line. It's my pleasure, my joy, my bliss. And
after that line, I think nothing matters.
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