Quotes of the Day

"If you want to learn a thing, read that; if you want to know a thing, write that; if you want to master a thing, teach that." 

"If you really want respect in this life, never advise anybody without being asked; and secondly, when somebody really asks for your advice, just wait until he is ready to listen; and when you find the person is really ready to listen, then always give him polarity, the two sides of the subject as you know it." – SSS Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji

19 Responses to “Quotes of the Day”

  1. Gurjeet singh says:

    now i get it… ;)

  2. Rai Singh says:

    (In english first in spanish second).

    This is one of the teaching´s of my life.
    From child always I see to the people doing mistakes whit his words, and always I see they don´t realize and don´t know how to communicate whit others honestly y direct whit out second lectures, it´s for that the always i tell to the students ” You always have to wait before give your response, calibrate, measure, meditate and then give it.
    This is a work for me and everybody who has communication whit others.

    Sat Nam
    Thanks for your apologize Gurjeet Singh, i understand your motivation. Please visit the page of communitie of Chile the page is http://www.comunidadkundalini.blogspot.com

    Esta es una de las enseñanzas de mi vida.
    Desde niño siempre vi como las personas cometían errores con sus palabras, y siempre vi que no se daban cuenta y no sabían como comunicarse con otros honestamente y directamente sin segundas lecturas, es por eso que siempre les digo a los estudiantes “Siempre antes de dar una respuesta espera, calibra, equilibra y meditalo y luego da tu respuesta.
    Este trabajo es para mi y para todo aquel que tiene comunicación con otros.

    Sat Nam,
    Rai Singh.

  3. Gurjeet Singh says:

    here is what i have to say

    thank you Rai Singh Ji, your words have taken a load off my mind and believe me im not like this, i dont know from where this thing came up… now when i read my post, it makes me feel like i would have never written stuff like that. There is such a contrast in the two paragraphs… Waheguru, thank you once again… gracias

  4. Upkar Singh says:

    Yaar, I feel you guys literally worship Yogi ji on this website(his lectures, his quotes, his pictures, his poems, yoga video). I find it uncomforting when another human is given almost a Guru like status.
    I understand he introduced you to the Guru Granth Sahib. I feel what you gained from Guru Granth Sahib not because of the Punjabi Sikhs or Yogi ji. You blog is a source of fresh air for a large number of Sikhs but the Yogi worship is becoming annoying. If your response is not to post this message I feel you are telling me not to visit your blog.

  5. Harjinder Singh says:

    waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ke fateh
    firstly i thank to the GOD.which meets me such type of
    real saint.
    This cd helps me totally stress management.
    my all friends before this call me mad “u are taking extra tension of every work ” and due to this word i amm totally dishearted in life.But i always faith to the GOD.
    And i think that by this God helps me
    After listening to this i am totaly ok
    And i suggest the other people to really follow this thing.i.e
    PAWAN GURU
    SHABAD GURU
    WAHEGURU

  6. Guruka Singh says:

    Upkar Singh Ji,

    Wahe Guru Ji ka Khalsa
    Wahe Guru Ji ki Fateh!

    Greetings from Espanola, New Mexico where I have gratefully read your comment. Thank you for sharing your feelings with us. I deeply understand that you feel uncomfortable. In response, I can only share my own personal experience with you.

    Between a Sikh and his Guru is just a matter of time. Maharaj Ji calls us home to His feet in his own time and in his own way. For me, it was a process of remembering. That remembering began when I first met Yogi Ji. It has nothing to do with him personally. He was simply the catalyst for my own remembering. Guru Ji needed some way to speak to me and call me home to him, and Yogi Ji was that tool.

    I have never related to Yogi Ji as a Guru. I have, as do you, only one Guru. Yogi Ji is my spiritual teacher and as such his job was to bust my ego and direct me to Maharaj Ji, not to himself. And that is exactly what he did. For that, I am eternally grateful to Maharaj Ji and thank Him for awakening this soul who so deeply longed to come home to Him.

    For every Sikh the path home is unique, and it is just a matter of time.

    In the Name of the Guru, the Light of every Sikh, and the Holy Naam which holds the world.

    …..G

  7. g says:

    upkar singh,

    Where you got this idea from? Don’t you respect your father or mother? Respecting or learning from you fahter or mother does it means that you have replaced them in the place of Guruji.

    If his lectures, videos, audio’s points us in the direction of Guruji then what is wrong with it? After listening to his lectures if your inner part wakes up to really realize what sikhi means in real terms, what is wrong with that?

    Hey, you know what? People like you and me don’t have slightest clue what sikhi means and we only like to Talk, Talk, Talk and nothing beyond it!

    Please, don’t insult great souls of sikh dharma.

  8. Harjinder Singh says:

    waheguru ji ka khalsa
    waheguru ji ke fetah
    my brother u precieve my comment in other way
    in the comment i can’t say God to yogi je.
    GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI is our only guru…. nobody else can ever take its place.
    GURU GOBIND SINGH JI SAYS
    SAB SIKHN KO HUKAM HA GURU MANYO GRANTH. I.E ONLY TO FOLLOW GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI
    I meant to say that GOD is the only CREATING POWER I.E KARTA PURAKH. WAHEGURU
    I will respect to those person who helps to say some thing about my Guru GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI
    as guru ji says(GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI )” koi jann har sayo deva jor ”
    i always pray to my guru (GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI )” mera satgura ma tuj bin awar na koi
    hum murkh mugad sharnagti kar kirpa mela har soi”
    and last night i went to Gurudwara and pray to GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI
    that i am in a stress problem
    and i think that guru ji GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI hear my problem and give me solution. because guru ji says “kare karva ape app mans ke kich nahi hath”Sukhmani Sahib
    we have only our one Guru GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI because guru ji says “bholan ander sab ko
    abhul guru kartar”
    i.eGURU GRANTH SAHIB JI

    and if u feel like i said some thing that hurt your feelings then kindly forgive me
    because i am worst person of the whole world

  9. mandeep singh says:

    Here are some quotes that might help you realise what Siri Singh Sahib’s mission was:

    “Don’t love me… love the teachings”…. or…. “I have not come to get students, but to create teachers for tommorow”.

    “A teacher is not a person. He is like a water pipe. A pipe brings water to you; pipe is not water, water is not pipe. They are just media. Teacher is a medium of teaching. It is the teaching which you live, not the teacher.” – Yogi Bhajan

    I myself thank Gurumustuk Singh Khalsa Ji and Guruka Singh Ji etc who have shared with the world wide sangat what Siri Singh Sahib’s was really about and his mission in life.

    Keep up the great work

    mandeep singh (scotland)

  10. Navjeet Singh says:

    My Quote

    YOU LAUGH AT ME BECAUSE I AM DIFFERENT TO YOU ALL,

    I PITY YOU,

    BECAUSE YOU’RE ALL THE SAME.

  11. Harleen Kaur says:

    Thanks to Yohi Bhajan, Americans have appreciated Indian and Eastern culture. Hats off to Americans to have adopted the Eastern culture.

  12. Upkar Singh says:

    Guru Ka Singh, your response was much appreciated. It is truely a blessing that Gurbani’s light was shared with true seekers like yourselves, your parents, etc. Yogi ji played a great role in your lives we know that.

    Mandeep, please tell me who is the current Siri Singh Sahib of Western Hemisphere after Yogi ji and how was he selected?

    Gurumustuk, you are right. I am not a source for the fragrance of Sikhi and am clue-less. I hope you will pray to the “great souls” to forgive me for insulting them.
    Please think of following:
    When you refer to some-one as “Maharaj”, “Spiritual Teacher”, “Mahan Tantric”, on top a newly created title of “Siri Singh Sahib of Western Hemisphere” and treat him superior to rest of the Guru’s Sangat…Are you not worshipping him like a Guru?

    If you find at least the following positive attributes of “mitha bolna” in english “sweet-ness of tongue”, “nimarta” in english “humble-ness”, “daya” in english “compassion”, “dekh ke andith karna” in english “forgiveness”, “pyare di preet” in english “love for the beloved” and “sagal sang humko bun aayi” in english “acceptance of everyone” in Yogiji’s lectures easily evident its great.

    If not please look at the writings of Professor Puran Singh, Bhai Vir Singh, and the like.

  13. Gurjeet Singh says:

    Adopting a culture is not the thing here. East nor West, its the lifestyle that we follow. And Sikhs in any hemisphere follow the rehat, and rehat has no link to any location. Its just about being a Sikh.

    The one who shows the right path or teaches spirituality is a Guru. Followers can be thankful to the one who shows the right path. But they should follow Guru Granth Sahib’s teachings, and not following the teacher, but following the words, the words that the teacher has taught. Teacher tells to follow Guru Granth Sahib and the students should do that. Teacher only shows the way, and we as Sikhs should follow the way shown to us by our Ten Guru Sahibs and nobody else. By taking the name of the teacher every time one cannot gain Gyaan, it can only be gained by self reaization. Like a Gyaani does explanation of shabad in Gurdwara the sangat listens to the shabads and say Waheguru… they praise the Shabads of Guru Granth Sahib and dont praise the Gyani to do so ! and even in the Ardaas we dont take Gyani Ji’s names …LOL we say

    Nanak Naam Cherdi Kala Tere Bhaanay Sarbat Da Bhala !

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh !!!

  14. Guruka Singh says:

    Upkar Singh Ji – Perhaps you have had a misunderstanding. When I refer to “Maharaj Ji,” I mean Guru Ji. I never called Yogi Ji that.

    Gur Fateh, …..G

  15. Devakaur Khalsa says:

    Sat nam and sat siri akaal:

    I studied with yogi Bhajan for aprox. 16 years and I can tell you that he very clearly led us to the feet of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib as our true guru and constantly warned against worshiping him.

    By the way, I’d like to mention that the title of Siri Singh Sahib of the Western Hemisphere is a title bestowed upon yogi Bhajan by the akaal Takhat and not by self appointment, if I’m not mistaken.

  16. Guru Simran Khalsa says:

    Sat Nam.
    -Once a Sikh from India came and commented negatively on how Western Sikhs gave gifts to the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan. This confused me and so I went to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, said Ardas and asked the Guru for guidance. The Guru’s Hukum spoke cleary. The Guru’s reply was I give my home, my wealth and my life to the one who teaches me about The True Guru. (If I remember correctly it was by Guru Arjan, but it was many years ago I read it so don’t hold me to that part) So then I knew it was perfectly allright to give honour him with a gift because The Guru said so.
    -It is written in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib that the highest thing to do is to recite God’s Name, but even higher is to inspire others to do so. The Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan has inspired not just 1 person, not just 10 or 100, not even just a 1000 but many thousands of people to just do that, to recite God’s Name. From Alaska to Chili, to South Africa, to Australia, to Japan, to Russia and all of Europe people chant the Mull Mantra. They get up in the amritvela and their very first act is to recite Japji. Just because he inspired them. So according to The Guru the Siri Singh Sahib did something that is higher then the highest.
    -The Siri Singh Sahib has inspired through his teaching countless people. Even people who never met him in person, who only learned about him after his passing, feel inspired, uplifted and elevated by listening to his lectures. Every single day his teachings still inspire thousands of people, young to old, Sikhs from Indian origin to Western people who have never heard of the Sikh faith.
    –May I suggest you try to read the Siri Guru Granth Sahib so you may understand why we regard him as a very important person in our lives—

  17. Sat Bachan Kaur says:

    Sat Nam everyone

    It is so helpful to read all this comments. It shows that always is necessary the both sides of everything, like the night and the day. And the most beautiful thing is to feel the vibration of our True Guru the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, in every word, in every heart. And that is our true union, to surrend our heads to God and to our Guru, living in dignity, humbly, and caring for the people that not have a Guru to show them the light in the darkness.

    Vibrating in the Naam everything is so perfect, and can be seen as the Will of God.

    Sat Nam a todos

    Ayuda tanto leer todos estos comentarios. Nos muestra que siempre son necesarios los lados de todo, como el día y la noche. Y la cosa más hermosa es sentir la vibración de nuestro Verdadero Guru, en cada palabra, en cada corazón. Y esa es nuestra verdadera unión, entregar nuestras cabezas a Dios y a nuestro Guru, viviendo en dignidad, humildemente, y preocupados por las personas que no tienen un Guru que les muestre la luz en la oscuridad.

    Vibrando en el Naam todo es tan perfect, y puede ser visto como la Voluntad de Dios.

    Wahe Guru!

  18. Reema says:

    Upkar Singh Ji,

    In 5th and 6th pauri of Japji Sahib, Guru Nanak Devji mentioned “guraa ik dayhi bujhaa-ee. sabhnaa jee-aa kaa ik daataa so mai visar na jaa-ee. “

    I would like to know which Guru (guraa) is being referred here. Guru Nanak is certainly not referring himself as Guru here, if I’m correct.

    You said another human is given a Guru like status. Our 10 Gurus were human beings too and they lived in household but still were blessed to have pristine relationship with supreme divine Lord. Teacher means GURU. Calling him Guru does not mean that we are putting him high above Guru Granth Sahib. Just reading won’t help us, we need spiritual teacher to guide us through to walk on the path to be one with Divine and that path is through Guru Granth Sahib and it may take many life times until we reach home.

    You said you are annoyed by visiting this blog, I guess you are visiting not for the purpose of knowledge but to make your judgment on others what you think right in your perspective.

    Satnam

  19. juan says:

    what does it mean? This mantras are helping me in my meditation bringing me peace but I ignore its meaning

    IK ONG KAR SAT NAM SIRI WAHE G