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Prosperity Path – The Art of Giving Back

“BE YOUR ORIGIN”

Excerpts from a lecture given by Yogi Bhajan
on October 7, 1974 in Los Angeles, California

Self-healing is the genuine process of the relationship between the physical and the infinite power of the soul. It is from a state of compassion, of compassionate meditation, that the healing activity of God glows within the being. It’s the contact which is a union.

When a person prays, “Oh Lord,” it is not anything beyond you; you are extending outside, but the reaction is happening inside. Action has reaction equal and opposite. You think you are praying to the heavens, but it is you who is changing.

The state of compassion or compassionate meditation is the activity of God in a human wherever he is, whatever he is. It has no color, caste, creed, religion. You say, “My divinity is in my purity, and my purity is what I am within myself.” Sometime just sit down like this and ask yourself, “Am I pure or not?” You are trying to pretend you are not pure.

If you honestly ask yourself, you will be surprised you are pretending to be impure. You are pretending. Why? Because you don’t like
responsibility. You are holy; you don’t want to be known as holy because then everybody has the right to criticize you, and you don’t want to be criticized. Everybody wants to sneak into it and then withdraw, and we still want things to happen. . . .

You think you are praying to the heavens,

but it is you who is changing.


That is why an individual has to understand the self. Understanding the self means to stand under your own self; if you can stand under your own self, you can stand under every time, and then you are a most beloved of God. This is a basic phenomenon of every happiness, of every joy which a person wants to experience. . . .

The body cures itself; medicine helps you to get that help. The same goes for the mind: mind has to be given the medicine—the thought.

Higher thought is the medicine of the mind so that it can help itself cure itself; otherwise mind is a shattered piece of glass. Jaap1 is a higher thought to mind: Sat Nam, Sat Nam, “Truth is Thy Name, Truth is Thy Name.” The moment you know and experience that there is something beyond you, you are connected with something beyond you. It is in thepower of the thoughtwave. . . .

Intellect is everything that is going on. The game of energy and matter is the play of intellect. Intellect gives you thought, thoughtcreates desire, desire makes you work, work gives you an object which subjects you. Whatever is your object, is what you will achieve, and it will subject you. You bring a sofa to sit on; the sofa brings you to sit with it! Every morning you have to clean it, brush it, keep it intact. You make sure people don’t sit with their shoes on it, or that the dogs don’t tear it. Now who is the master, the sofa or you? That dead piece of furniture is your master. The breath of life is the only thing that comes to you without your asking. That is an infinite gift from God. You are slave to everything, except the breath of life. . . .

There is a drama of life. It has to be understood as a drama, watched as a drama, experienced as a drama, so that Dharma* is understood. Dharma is the life of the seeker. Seeker must seek. He must suck the Infinity as the nectar of Divinity. There are no two ways about it. Now it has become a business, “There are many ways to God.” This is a sales pitch. “There are many religions.” This is a sales pitch. There is only one “religion.” “Religion” means religio—to know your origin, join your origin, understand your origin, be your origin. To belong to a religion and not experience the religion is not religious. Neither denying the religion nor accepting the religion means anything; it is the experience which can hold the mind. Experience. It is that desire to experience which matters, not the matter which you are experiencing. Your ego desires that you be finite: you are limited, but you must experience Infinity because you are part of Infinity. . . .

The enlightened soul in every existence and consciousness is “ji.” “Ji” is a very powerful word, such a magnetic word, which can attract, because it has a direct vibration in the soul. . . . The attitude of gratitude is yoga. Ingratitude is “unyoga,” like “uncola.” Where gratitude is, there is yoga. Where there is ingratitude, yoga is gone. That mind which does not live in gratitude is just like a
junkyard. There are great cars there, but they don’t work; they are useless, because they are junk. What are you without gratitude? . . .
Wherever a person of God goes, there is God. With whomever they talk, they bring God. Wherever they sit, there is God. When they get up, there is God around them, above them, under them, God, God, God…If one has experienced God, one has seen God, one has gratitude for God, one has goodness of that Infinity, that person talks all the time, “God, God, God, God, God,” because every lover calls the Beloved by name.
This is the love of a person of God. +

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