I am looking forward to a great new year with all of you. Yogi Bhajan gave this very short and inspiring message in January 2003.
“…Happy New Year.
This is the time when normally we have to search ourself. Today you must count your shortcomings and drop them and substitute them with positive, forwarding, nature and high caliber and understand that let your prestige prevail over your commotions and emotions. This is a very luck year, those who follow this rule, shall benefit humungously and will grow, but they don't even expect. It is my happiness that you may flourish and become very successful, very, very successful.
Wish you prosperous New Year and happiness all around and take care of yourself. Sat Nam.”
Thanks again for a wonderful 2014! This year of
2015 is an 8 year. The eighth body in
Yogi Bhajan’s ten-body system is the Pranic
Body. The Aquarian Teacher Textbook says,
May the breath of life serve you! May your prosperity inspire you to share with others. May your kindness define you. May your New Year be filled with good cheer, blessings, and deep contented happiness.
the Name of the Cosmos that prevails through
everyBODY, and the Holy Nam which holds the
Nirvair Singh Khalsa
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Happy New Year from the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™
A big thank you to all who participated in the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ Light up Your Chakras Winter Solstice Fund Drive. Your generous donations enabled the addition of 960 lectures to The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ in December, nearly doubling the available lecture content in the database. Your support makes Yogi Bhajan’s life-changing teachings widely available and accessible in multi-media formats free of charge.
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Here is a beautiful excerpt reminding us of the power of sadhana from a New Year Gurdwara lecture that was just added to the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ this December:
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, December 31, 1998
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Yogi Bhajan Gives You a New Year (“whether you like it or not!”)
“The resolution of next year is: I shall not speak a word which is not good for me.”
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, December 31, 1992
This month, instead of our regular Q&A piece, we’ve decided to share a timely New Year’s “hypnotic meditation” that Yogi Bhajan originally taught on December 31, 1992. Watch the video here at The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ (you can also read the transcript). Watch the video and give yourself the full experience of going through this New Year’s class with Yogi Bhajan.
“It is going to a beautiful psychologist and getting rid of your inner fears. Watch what it does to you.”
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, December 31, 1992
In this lecture, Yogi Bhajan speaks pointedly about using the word “victory” to set a frequency in yourself:
There is no reason for you to feel weak, feel bad, feel depressed […] So I made up my mind, not to give you any word which is foreign to you but victory is a simple English word.
So from eight o'clock tomorrow, anytime you want to test it out, breathe in and mentally utter the word victory exact. Even eight past one minute, it will be set, I mean to say, it's not something we are joking, we are dead serious on it. And if you want to help somebody, give them this word. The technical system is breathe in and mentally utter the word victory. Just feel on the spot what it does to you.
It's a very simple system, there is not a one person on this Earth who will not have a challenge, challenge is very eventual thing to happen but you need vitality for victory. If I start teaching you and going through the rhythms and all that, it will take a century and this is simple. It will make it happen on the spot, you will get confidence, you will feel the kick, you know something is better than you with you, so that will give you headway for victory and you will be fine. Remember again repeat after me, ‘breathe in,’
Students: Breathe in.
YB: And mentally utter the word.
Students: And mentally utter the word.
YB: Breathe in.
Students: Breathe in.
YB: And mentally utter the word, victory.
Students: And mentally utter the word, victory.
YB & Students: Breathe in and mentally utter the word victory.
The lecture closes with this beautiful New Year blessing from Yogi Bhajan:
“Thank you very much, best of the New Year and life as maybe, let the wind be behind you, angels dance with you and your consciousness guide you to victory. Good night.”
January Recipe of the Month
We have a guest cook/presenter this month for our Recipe of the Month video. Be sure to tune in as Gurufateh Kaur walks us through a tasty Thai-inspired recipe from A Taste of India, 2nd Edition!
“Tofu Dishes” (Excerpt from: A Taste of India, 2nd Edition, Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, PhD.) Long a staple in the diet of people in Japan and China, in recent years, tofu has become very popular in India, because of its many health benefits, as well as its wonderful versatility. Its chameleon-like qualities give tofu the ability to absorb flavors through spices and marinades and adapt to a vast variety of tastes and textures in delicious and fulfilling dishes.
Tofu is naturally high in protein, calcium, and vitamin E, and low in fat. There is a common misconception that vegetarians cannot get as much protein as those who consume meat. Although vegetables are mainly composed of carbohydrates, some vegetables and legumes, especially in combination with a grain (such as rice or quinoa) render all of the essential amino acids that your body requires; and proteins from vegetables and legumes are more easily absorbed by the body. Tofu is a unique and excellent form of vegetable protein in that it is a complete protein on its own with all of the essential amino acids present.
Tofu Vegetable Stir-Fry with Coconut
1 onion, cut into half-moon slices
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped into thin matchsticks
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 container tofu, cut into ½-inch cubes
4 tablespoons sesame oil
2 carrots, thinly sliced like coins
1 head of broccoli, chopped into bite-size pieces
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup chopped mushrooms
½ cup snow peas (optional)
½ cup bean sprouts
½ cup chopped green onions
1 cup coconut milk
¼ cup tamari
1 stalk of fresh lemon grass
pinch of crushed dry red chilies (optional)
chopped fresh coriander leaves (cilantro)
Smash the root of the lemon grass and let soak it in the coconut milk for 10–15 minutes. Sauté the onions in 2 tablespoons of sesame oil about 5 minutes or until tender. Add the ginger and pieces of the tender part of the lemon grass and cook 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
Smash the root of the lemon grass and let soak it in the coconut milk for 10–15 minutes.
Sauté the onions in 2 tablespoons of sesame oil about 5 minutes or until tender. Add the ginger and pieces of the tender part of the lemon grass and cook 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
In a bowl mix the nutritional yeast flakes and garlic powder. Add the tofu and coat it with this mixture.
Heat 2 tablespoons of sesame oil in a skillet and sauté the coated tofu over medium high heat until slightly crispy. Set aside.
Steam the carrots, broccoli, bell pepper, and mushrooms about 5 minutes, or until tender.
In a large skillet combine the cooked tofu, steamed vegetables, bean sprouts and green onions. Pour in the coconut milk, tamari, and red chilies, if using. Heat thoroughly on medium heat for 5 minutes or until milk is simmering and slightly thickened. Sprinkle tamari and mix well.
Serve hot with a side of steamed rice, garnish with coriander leaves.
Yield: 4 servings
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Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance
Lectures and Meditations from the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
Humans have behaved for thousands of years as if happiness comes from outside of the self, exerting time and energy acquiring people and things to try to feel good. But in the Age of Aquarius there is nothing out there, instead there is only you. With more than 15 lectures and 40 kriyas and meditations, Success and the Spirit gives you the practical techniques for becoming more peaceful and prosperous human being.
“Like a candle emits light, a human emits prosperity.”
- ©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, December 26, 1997