Category: Yogi Bhajan quotes on Teaching Kundalini Yoga

Aasha: what you long for. Isht: your ultimate purpose. Upaasanaa: how you worship. Khann: what you eat. Paan: what you drink. Peheraan: what you wear. These things of yours should serve you uniquely to represent the power which comes through you. You cannot come one day as a clown, the next be very decorated, the third day a good-for-nothing, the fourth day hopeless, the fifth day beautiful. You shall not be in the presence of any person if you are not ready. And you shall be perfectly ready to serve the great teachings. That is the entitlement.

–Yogi Bhajan, 07-23-1996

You are a fountain of love, blessing, grace, bounty, beauty, and bliss, but you seek from your student public relations, admiration, appreciation. And then you proudly say that such-and-such model and such-and-such actor and such-and-such this comes to your classes. What do you teach, acting or reality?

–Yogi Bhajan, 07-23-1996

A Teacher is a process to make saints, sages, givers, who are godly and graceful. A Teacher is a factory to manifest all this. A Teacher is not an egomaniac playboy.

–Yogi Bhajan, 07-29-1996

In the purity of the teachings lies the purity of the Teacher. There’s no other rule. You have the right to joke. You can add astrology, astronomy, whatever you want to talk about. But you know, at the time that you say, “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo,” you are not an astrologer.

–Yogi Bhajan, 07-29-1996

A Teacher is an artist, with hammer and chisel. Whenever you meet a Teacher, God, there will be a spark. At the first introduction of you and your Teacher, you are going to find what is wrong with you. Mostly you will not like to hear that. You’ll skip that person. You are most welcome to skip it, but you do not know that you have lost that one chance which the soul was promised.

–Yogi Bhajan, 07-29-1996

I don’t care whether people say I am a good Teacher or a bad Teacher. I’m a right Teacher or a wrong Teacher, as long as I know there are teachings and I am carrying and sharing them as they are

–Yogi Bhajan, 07-29-1996

A man who has an all-consuming ego will never become a Teacher because he will never become a student.

–Yogi Bhajan, 07-29-1996

A Teacher is not judged by his popularity, his richness, his money, his knowledge, his essence. A Teacher is judged by his character.

–Yogi Bhajan, 07-29-1996

Scripturally they call it the Golden Chain of Teachers, passing it on from one to another, to another, to another, to another. They keep the standard, they keep the identity, they keep the personality, they keep the teachings.

–Yogi Bhajan, 01-08-1996

In the Raaj Yog, or what is commonly called Kundalini Yoga, in this Shakti Yoga, any teacher who changes the teachings for any reason, destroys himself or herself.

–Yogi Bhajan, 01-08-1996