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January Study Quotes with Yogi Bhajan: Healthy, Happy and Holy


Study Quotes from Yogi Bhajan

Quote #1

“Your Infinity is you when you stop thinking. Have you stopped thinking? That’s the end of it. Awareness takes these things away from you: thinking, reason, logic, argument, fantasies, planning, scheming, knowing and worrying. These nine things must go before you can say that you are on the path of awareness. Do you know why? Because the One who rotates the Earth can take care of your routine. These nine things you do are unwanted. They only satisfy your ego. Where there is ego, there is no amigo.

So we are talking about happiness. What is the principle of happiness? We started 3HO—Healthy, Happy, Holy. Right? Healthy you are, one way or the other. As long as you are not in the graveyard pit, you are okay. Holy you are. Anybody who has nine holes and controls what comes in and goes out is holy. But happy? What is the definition of being happy?

That existence which does not have discipline cannot deliver. That deliverance is the measurement of personal happiness, and that needs discipline in every facet of life. Within your discipline, whether you serve or you de-serve, within your discipline, you live or you don’t live, within your discipline you eat or you don’t eat, within your discipline, you are the discipline. If you are master of that discipline, which is you, you are all God. There is no other.

Aad pooran mudh pooran ant pooran parmesureh

-Guru Arjan, Siri Guru Granth Sahib, page 705

The Transcendent Lord pervades in the beginning, pervades in the middle and will pervade in the end.

In the beginning you are you, in the middle you are you, in the end you are God. There’s nothing else. If you can’t close your eyes, you can’t open your eyes, that’s the end of the eyes. There’s nothing to it. Nothing was, nothing is, nothing shall be.

For thousands of years, the Piscean Age has lied to us to make us find God, while they knew that we are gods. Now we cannot take even two days to remember we are gods.

Longitude and latitude are given to everybody. Altitude and attitude are given by Kundalini Yoga. When the spiral rises to penetrate through all the chakras, the man knows he’s Brahm. That’s why they say Kundalini Yoga is dangerous. It’s dangerous because it takes away from the man the ability to be exploited by another man. And for some, life without exploitation has no juice.

I tell you today and I’ll tell you tomorrow and I’ll tell you every day: You have only one friend—you and your discipline which will give you all that you need. The rest are all promises. After studying every scripture of every religion and what I went through, I have found that there are three words: sadhana, aradhana, and prabhupati. Sadhana means discipline, aradhana means perfecting the discipline, and prabhupati means you will become the Lord Master of God Itself. Now, should I bring you any other news?”

–Yogi Bhajan, July 20, 1996. From The Master’s Touch: On Being a Sacred Teacher for the New Age, Kundalini Research Institute, 1997


Quote #2

“To begin with, all food was considered as human medicine and as something to live with. Food is the medicine which creates equilibrium. That is the beauty of food.

There are two types of food: nutritious food and sustaining food. Nutritious foods are those which allow you to help your body and give you strength. Sustaining foods are those that do the medical job for you, those that maintain your metabolism. So the basic properties of a food must be that it should be nutritious and it should be sustaining. The food should be a balanced food. Balanced food is that food which can get digested without drawing on your health. It should not be a strain on the body of the child or the person.

There are many different foods, but that food which sustains you will always give you more joy in life. Any food which pushes you is going to kill you. You don’t grow old by years, you grow old by food. Your sexual behavior, your communicative behavior, your personality behavior, all is understandably very important. But the bottom line is, not how much you know, the bottom line is, how much you eat and what you eat.

We take medicines to get rid of disease. What does medicine do? It fights the disease and gives the body a chance to recuperate. What is a medicine? It is a sustaining food. Chemical medicines are produced because they are inexpensive. The difference between organic medicine and chemical medicine is that chemical medicine is direct, while organic medicine is indirect. Organic medicine affects us slowly but its effects are long term. Eating tasty food is nutritious, but eating the right food is sustaining, too. Eating the right food is a cure in itself.

Sometimes you wonder about what can make you healthy. What has happened with modern medicine is that they have removed the curing properties of foods. They have taken those direct properties, filled the medicine with them, and have shoved them into people. When you take a medicine with the original as well as with the embraced faculty of it, it will never have an adverse reaction. What’s more, there are a lot of foods available to us today that were not part of the original Ayurvedic tradition. This knowledge which I am sharing with you has not been added to: there is nothing which is not in the traditional knowledge. We have to keep the knowledge pure from our own ego, and we won’t change the information taught by our teachers. We are very proud of this and we want to keep our pride alive. We don’t want to go left or right.”

–Yogi Bhajan, from the article Food: The Human Medicine in Beads of Truth, Winter 1982.