Yogi Bhajan Lecture: The Test of Compassion

Excerpts from a lecture given on 7/11/86

What is that one thing that qualifies a human to be human? The only beautiful thing which makes you human is compassion. Without it you are worth nothing.

Just think about it. Think of vengeance. Think of lies. Think of truth. Think of God. Think of greatness. Think of anything. Take compassion out of it, and you'll find everything is bitter. There is absolutely no grace without compassion. Let us discuss. Let us have a good debate.

Student: Well, everybody should have compassion.

Making Sense in an Age of Change

By Devjot Singh

Yogi Bhajan’s messages about the Aquarian Age may have been difficult to contextualise before now. We can forgive ourselves perhaps for hearing his teachings simply as an inspirational metaphor supporting personal commitment to a spiritual path.

We may have felt confirmed in our preferences and justified in any stance against war, hunger, and a myriad of social injustices. But now that times have changed, perhaps we had better look again at what the Master was telling us and what will be asked of Aquarian Teachers.

Yogi Bhajan Lecture: Ishnaan - The Science of Hydrotherapy

Excerpt from a lecture by Yogi Bhajan

I'd like to share the technology and science of a type of massage with you. It is called hydrotherapeutical massage. As I'm sitting before you, my first qualification and field of expertise is in hydrotherapy. You may not have known that. I carry the lineage of those who now are very unknown, who worked on the bones, adjusted the body and did massage to recreate healthy organs.

Yogi Bhajan Lecture: On Teaching Kundalini Yoga

Excerpts from a lecture by Yogi Bhajan on 3/23/90, Los Angeles, California

A teacher is one who guides a person to give the person an experience of his own purity, own piety, own strength, own totality, own identity, own Infinity. And that's your job. I'm just explaining to you what a teacher is. If you do not follow these few rules, you shall be nothing but preachers. You'll have huge congregations, you'll be very charming, you'll have a lot of charisma, and the end result is there will be nothing—no juice. It'll be a very short-lived attitude.

The 16 Facets of Perfection of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher

By Yogi Bhajan

1. A Teacher will never alter the teachings because of personal opinion. You will teach by example.

2. The higher you grow as a Teacher, the more humble you have to be.

3. The Teacher always serves the students, so they can become ten times stronger than you, because every student is a Teacher for tomorrow.

4. A Teacher has to be extremely kind, caring, compassionate, and forgiving.

5. As a Teacher you should always poke, provoke, confront, and elevate your students to excellence.

A Letter to New Teachers

Sat Nam New Kundalini Yoga Teachers, 

“I’m not a man, I’m not a woman, I’m not myself, I’m a teacher.” The Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan proclaimed this one Solstice. I don’t even remember how long ago it was because I have heard him say it so many times over the years. At first, when I thought about it, I came to the conclusion that he meant that a teacher must first consciously and honestly put aside his/her ego when acting in the capacity of a teacher. I liked it. It’s was a good rule.

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