Letter from Yogi Bhajan – 11/18/1995

I was going through some old pictures and found a letter from Siri Singh Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji (aka: Yogi Bhajan).

I had sent him a letter asking for advice in dealing the challenges I was going through at the time. To give a little context I had recently graduated from school in India and was facing a lot of duality about being a Sikh and growing up as a Sikh in America.

This was right before I started the SikhNet.com website.

November 18, 1995

My dear son in divine

Sat Nam. I am very grateful to you for keeping up and going through the hell of life.

Life is a situation of test, trial and triumph. You will be tested in your life and you must be strong. There is no easy way, and no easy answer. You must face all of your doubts and excel in spite of them; this is the test of life. A test would not be a test if it did not take all of your grit to overcome it. Every man who has achieved greatness in his life has gone through the most difficult time, full of doubt and pain. However, one thing that you must remember is that these situations build your character and make you strong. There is nothing for you to do but to overcome yourself. I cannot dispel your doubts, only you can do this through your spiritual practice. Those you run away from doubt and fear without challenging it can never live in peace or have happiness. This is your test, my son. See it for what it is and get on with your life.

My deepest prayers and blessings are with you. May Guru Ram Das bless you and guide you.

In the name of the cosumes which prevail through everyBODY and the Holy Nam which holds the world.

Humbly Yours
Yogi Bhajan

4 Responses to “Letter from Yogi Bhajan – 11/18/1995”

  1. Jaspal Singh says:

    Man Jeete Jag Jeet – we conquer our mind, we conquer the world.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great Inspiration!
    Waheguru ji helps hoe who help themselves!
    Truly ,hardshis make us tough and strong faith that Waheguru is with us and in us is all we need while dealing with such situations.
    Guru fateh.

  3. RK Aulakh says:

    Nice of you to post Siri Singh Sahib’s letter. I often read and re-read SSS lectures and find them very inspiring.

  4. Upinder Kaur says:

    Your Story made me realize that how wrong we are in ignoring young people we see going astray. Most of the times we are scared of their retoting back as ” Its none of your business what i do!”