Category: Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Teaching

A teacher is one who lives, projects, and has power through his own purity and piety. Sharing that purity is sharing your piety. There is nothing personal in it. As teachers of Kundalini Yoga, we take an oath: “I am not a woman. I am not a man. I am not myself. I am not a person. I am a teacher.”

–Yogi Bhajan, Aquarian Times, Spring 2004, 10/07/2004

People are in pain, and they need the pain alleviated. They need to know that you can see that pain. If a person is hungry, first feed him. To a starving person, food is God. Once he is satisfied and a little secure, he can consider the possibility that God is food. The ability to apply consciousness will make you a good teacher.

–Yogi Bhajan, Aquarian Teacher, p. 265, 10/07/2004

There is only one problem: You do not trust your powers. There is no difference between you and God. Count your blessings. Be proud of yourself. Make your children, friends and neighbors proud of you. Let your touch be the Master’s Touch. Serve the Age of Aquarius. Keep up and God will keep you up. Trust it. Stop looking down at yourself. Feel God within. There is no God outside of you.

–Yogi Bhajan, 6/23/00

You are very special. Your legacy books will not carry, but your legacy will be carried in the hearts of those whose lives you build by giving them the strength to face their own tomorrow unto victory.

–Yogi Bhajan, 3/3/98

Kundalini is the cycle, the circle, of the entire productivity of this Earth and all there is. In certain kriyas people say, ” Should I close my eyes or not?” I never asked the question, so I’m not going to answer. It’s up to you. They are all tested out from the last five thousand years and they work. There’s no need to change or alter it.

–Yogi Bhajan, 4/26/97

Some things you are free to do; other things you are not free to do. We have kept the teachings of Kundalini Yoga pure from the time we know to the time we are. That’s why when some people teach Kundalini Yoga it doesn’t work. They teach philosophy, they teach chakras, sometimes they make up kriyas. It’s a good time but it will not touch the core. It’s as simple as that.

–Yogi Bhajan, 4/26/97

Here the student is an obedient student and the Master is a commanding Master. If you do not learn with a commanding Master, tomorrow how can you become a Master and command? You’ll be a yo-yo.

–Yogi Bhajan, 4/26/97

When you teach, you have only one privilege: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo. That’s it. After that, whatever you have remembered, seen and experienced, just share.

–Yogi Bhajan, 4/26/97

First of all, the Teacher is a dedicated person. He’s a channel through which the knowledge flows. He or she is not the knowledge. It’s the student who drinks it. The Teacher is not the knowledge, he’s the giver of the knowledge. The student is the taker of the knowledge. Why should we mix our ego with it and change it?

–Yogi Bhajan, 4/26/97

The student only has to do one thing. He comes and says, “Maestro, this is my problem.” All you have to say is, “Guru Ram Das will solve it – now go home.” If that person trusts, it shall be solved. If the person does not trust, it won’t be solved.

–Yogi Bhajan, 4/25/97