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I would like to explain something to you. It is not a good thing to become a teacher of Kundalini Yoga and mix other things. When you practice Kundalini Yoga, you stay with it only. Remember that.

–Yogi Bhajan, 7/23/96

Man without intuitive mind is a car without brakes. An intuitive mind cannot be achieved without a meditative mind. The meditative mind is a process to the intuitive mind.

–Yogi Bhajan, 9/12/79

That has to be the level of the teacher—who says what is right, not what is pleasing, wanting, or needing. You will never realize the truth. Speak what is. And please avoid in your life ‘maybe,’ ‘I don’t know,’ ‘perhaps.’ There’s no affirmation in your life. Life is an affirmation.

–Yogi Bhajan, 7/31/96

Sadhana is the ultimate victory of the self. There is nothing equal to it.

–Yogi Bhajan, 3/25/78

Mostly your love is passionate force. But when this passionate force turns itself to be a compassionate force under the guidance of compassionate intelligence, that is where one becomes brahm giani. One knows all, one sees all, one says all.

–Yogi Bhajan, 7/7/87

The radiance of your spirit can be measured according to how the name of God vibrates within you and around you. If your Sadhana (Spiritual Practice) is perfect, your spirit will be high. If you have forgotten to chant the Name of God, you will be in the doldrums. If you become low and depressed, it is only because you have not warmed up your machine in the morning; you have not done your Spiritual Practice… In the Western world where there is such a criss-cross of mental thought patterns, you must find a way to bring your mind under control. You must learn to bring the level of yourself to zero, whenever you like. This is practiced in Sadhana. Remember, you are you and you are not you. You are you in the frame of the defined finite, but you are not you, in the frame of the infinite.

–Yogi Bhajan, 07-10-1994

Whatever you do, you do it as authentic, as secure. Security should not become your insecurity. Security should radiate. It should be known that you are a secure human being.

–Yogi Bhajan, 10/3/77

May all those who are here pray for peace. All the drums of war which you are hearing at a distance indicate that they can ring and drum on our own soil. May we all pray and through our prayer may the mind of warriors and warring nations be brought to peace and rest so that there can be again tranquility and peace prevailing on this Earth. May we all pray to God to give us the strength to hear our inner voice so that we can be instruments of joy and happiness to all. Sat Nam

–Yogi Bhajan, 4/6/82
Category: Prayers

Touch a person, hold a person and then carry a person. You can’t drag anybody. You can’t lean on anybody. Carry them, simply and truthfully. And what are the words that dignify the carrying? Can you repeat after me? “I am with you.” That’s all. One line, “I am with you.”

–Yogi Bhajan, 12/20/97

A Teacher always knows what he can do to a person to make the best out of it. It is not the wood, it is what you carve out of it. Sometimes you have to give it time, sometimes you have tolerance, but ultimately sometimes you yell and scream, sometimes you chisel it out, sometimes this, sometimes that. But in the end you have to polish it to be something.

–Yogi Bhajan, 7/31/96