Life's Little Gems

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Sat Nam Dear Family,

Did you ever wonder why some perceived spiritual leaders really don’t experience as much of their religion as they should, and, others, who may appear irreverent at times, surge higher? I did. I wanted to understand the truth in this anomaly.

Yogi Bhajan, the Siri Singh Sahib, our beloved teacher, used to marvel at some well respected priests who act as if they were the holiest of holies. One priest, leader, teacher in particular could quote the scriptures in his sleep.

I personally saw this. On a warm September afternoon in...

Yogi Bhajan, "I Have Something to Say" He Said

Sat Nam Dear Family,

The Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan was the man. And, by the way, he’d be most appreciated to be recognized as just a man. Please, let me give you an example.

In his capacity as a true teacher, it was his duty to deal with many things, including issues of which he was diametrically opposed. That’s the job of a real teacher - poke, provoke, confront and elevate.

A student of the Siri Singh Sahib Ji, came before our teacher. This student had gained quite a well-known reputations as a yoga...

Yogi Bhajan, Across the Terrible World Ocean

Sat Nam Dear Family,

The greatest lesson, at least so far, that I learned from the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan, is when he’d let me know in no uncertain terms what is required, both on this earth and in the heavens. Time and time again I hear his pleas. Time and time I put them off until I no longer could. His constant reminding of what was necessary, eventually, and thankfully, has had it’s way with me. That’s the love of a teacher flowing through me.

Here’s the thing, I still hear him. All...

Chill with Goodwill

Sat Nam Dear Family,

Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan, was a teacher dictated by his compassion. What does compassion mean exactly? I think an example will give a better understanding.

As the years went by, this dharma didn’t have the tremendous growth it initially experienced. This led our teacher to focus more on organizational issues. This meant the consolidation and coordination of a fully functional dharma, replete with Sikh Dharma, 3HO, dharmic businesses, outreach, etc. and became his main focus during these years.

In the beginning, all the jobs he needed done were filled as...

Don't Make Chips an Apocalypse

Sat Nam Dear Family,

It’s always been my habit to do as I will and let the chips fall where they may. That way of thinking was satisfying for me, but insensitive to others who may become affected and don’t get any chips. It’s caused me more trouble than necessary. Our teacher, the Siri Singh Sahib, made this clear to me on too many occasions. Please let me explain.

Our beloved teacher used my self-serving nature against itself to create a universal one. How well it worked, or is working, is only up to God,...