Discussions on Dr. Trilochan Singh's book "Sikhism & Tantric

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Saturday, April 17, 2010, 05:39 (4083 days ago)
edited by Gursant Singh, Sunday, June 05, 2011, 06:20

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From: sirikhalsa@cybermesa.com
Sent: Thu 12/31/09 11:11 AM
To: sirikhalsa@cybermesa.com

Dear Sadh Sangat, It has come to my attention that a former member of our Sangat, Guru SantSingh, has been emailing a copy of a book which is out of publication andapproximately 30 years old to various Sangat members. We dealt with thisnegative publication many years ago. Evidently, this gentleman iscontinuing to try and discredit us and our beloved teacher. I send thiswith the prayer that you disregard any communication regarding thismatter. And, I further pray that Guru Sant Singh focus on his life ratherthan ours.
Humbly, SS Siri Mukta Singh Khalsa


To: sikhmysticism@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga”
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 09:40:31 -0700
From: KirpalS@akalsecurity.com


Guru Sant Singh --- Please use your intuition and your third eye, not your intellect. Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) was a man of God. Do not be swayed by these intellectual Sikhs who value the rituals and ceremonies of Sikhism but not the spirit. Nothing the Siri Singh Sahib taught in any way contridicted the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. The practice of yoga is condemned in Guru Sahib for its ritualistic practice, for leaving God's Name, but not because it is wrong or dangerous. The Guru makes hundreds of references to yoga technology and philosophy as a way to experience God. It says any practice, including yoga is worthless without God's Name. Kundalini Yoga and White Tantric Yoga are based on God's Name. This guy, Trilochan Singh, knows nothing of the spirit, consciousness or grace of the Siri Singh Sahib's teachings. He is looking from a very narrow, intellectual prespective. Don't go there. You have a consciousness and a spirit, experience it.

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I am an American Sikh and ex-student of yogi Bhajan. Trilochan Singhs outdated book, published in 1977, which I found facinating in its obsolescence.
I was naturally very interested in reading it, as I am a "seeker" of the truth as I believe any sikh is.
Admittedly I am somewhat biased, as I am a devoted admrier of the late Yogi Ji, yet even so, I was quite disturbed by Trilochan Singhs having indulged hinself at every opportunity to inject venomous slander towards Yogi Ji.
This book is in my opinion, frivilous in its content, and has painted Trilochan Singh as something less than the scholar he claims to be.
Time has shown the measure of the man who was the Siri Singh Sahib, and his stature as a self-less man of service to humanity in spreading the word of the Sikh Gurus prevails contrary to those petty souls who wish to defame him.
Hari Singh Khalsa


Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 17:04:37 -0700
Subject: Re: FW: “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga”
From: Prabhu Khalsa
To: santeji@hotmail.com

I'm not sure what your angle is for sending this book, but this book is utter garbage.
Below he has written: "Most of the American Sikhs are absolutely innocent as well as ignorant." This is simply bullshit. Perhaps in the 70's his stereotypes were applicable but they have no value currently.
In fact, without preparation, I would be ready to debate Trilochan at any given time. I could write at lengths (to match his lengthy discussion) giving a point by point rebuttal to his pathetic attempt at scholarship and his more pathetic attempt at explaining the teachings and genuine spirit of Guru Nanak.
His is a tried and tired argument which should be put to bed with the rest of most Sikh 'scholarship.' There are a new generation of scholars who do not have associations with "Sikh" jethas that have historically been after 3ho and the Siri Singh Sahib. You might want to look into some of those.
You might be curious where I gained the knowledge and surety that I have to challenge him to a debate. My answer would be that I read from the Guru frequently. I also read the vars of Bhai Gurdas. Unlike Trilochan, I don't cherry pick the message of the Bhai Gurdas or the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.
Also, unlike Trilochan I won't claim to have only an academic interest in his writings and then go on to take personal shots at him (which he has done in his book about Siri Singh Sahib). I have a very strong bias, and I am upfront about that. I believe in the teachings of Siri Singh Sahib, however I can make my case without any of his teachings. The propaganda coming from him and any other AKJ apologists (or members) is very biased. The AKJ themselves are generally known as an ultra-fanatic group whom other "scholars" have done equivalent research upon and come to similar outlandish conclusions as Trilochan has about Siri Singh Sahib and 3ho.
One thing I learned from this book is that it must be the source for the manifold debates by these fanatics on the internet given that it is, to the letter, the same debate and same handicapped arguments used over and over again.
I will leave with one more quote from his book "no Sikh worth the name acknowledges him to be a really religious and spiritual man"
This is Trilochan's writing of Siri Singh Sahib. I could make the same claim about Trilochan, but then I would be stooping to his level of pathetic "scholarship." Speaking for the entire diverse Sikh community without even one reference.
I doubt Trilochan is available for debate, but if you would like to sit with me, and challenge me on the veracity of any of Trilochan's claims, I would be happy to have that discussion.
In the ardaas we pray for Bibayk (discerning intellect) any one gifted with Bibayk and the spirit of sovereignty given to the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh could see manipulations on all sides, and choose to keep only the gems offered by fellow members of the community.
Not everything done and said by the Siri Singh Sahib was meant to be a part of the teachings or an example for us to follow. In fact he lead us to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and told us never to bow to any man. This is the most fundamental challenge to the claims of Trilochan and this pathetic excuse for a book.
God bless you on your journey, may you move forward without a further need to defame Siri Singh Sahib, 3HO or anybody else you feel has wronged you in the past.
WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh!
-Prabhu Singh

From: gurumeet@valornet.com
To: santeji@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 10:16:35 -0700

Sat Nam, Guru Sant Singh Ji,
Thank you for sending this. I could not figure out what Siri Mukta was talking about in his e-mail, and I was very curious.

Now I remember reading Dr. Trilochan Singh’s book many years ago, and I have always been fascinated by the debates. I recall that he was of the view that yoga is a waste of time and to experience true understanding we must meditate on Gurbani. On the other side of this debate, of course, to which I am often subjected, are our thousands and thousands of nonSikh Kundalini Yoga teachers, who love doing Kundalini Yoga but they are devout Christians or Jews or Buddhists, or Atheists, etc. and want nothing to do with Sikhism, objecting to the various requirements that they consider Sikhism, such as wearing a head cover when teaching. And yet, because of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings, they all sit gladly intoning Wahe Guru, and often even rise in the early morning to recite JapJi, simply because it is part of the practices of Kundalini Yoga. The Kundalini Yoga we teach certainly has a lot of Sikhism mixed into it.

I always understood Dr. Trilochan Singh’s point of view, and it made sense that he and other Sikhs would object to Yogi Bhajan’s style and audacity to teach Kundalini Yoga with Sikhism mixed into it. In fact it would have been surprising if there wasn’t objection.

The only thing I thought they did not take into account, and I believe one of the primary reasons Yogi Bhajan taught Kundalini Yoga, is the fact that in the West, we simply had no idea of how to sit, how be still, or how to begin to meditate on Gurbani. Hundreds of years of sitting around on chairs had ruined our mental and physical disposition for having any hope or prayer of experiencing true Sikh Mysticism or any kind of mysticism, for that matter. In India people naturally do a lot of yoga, simply sitting in Langar or going to the bathroom in crow pose or folding their hands in prayer pose to say hello. In the West, we would not have been able to appreciate Sikhism without some basic yoga. Of course if you ask Bibiji, she will give you hundreds of references to Kundalini Yoga in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib that validate what we practice and teach in Kundalini Yoga. She strongly contends that Kundalini Yoga is fundamentally integrated with Sikhism. The reason she pulled these references was because of another side of this debate which came up in Khalsa Council. Evidently there are those who were saying that true Sikhs MUST practice Kundalini Yoga. She strongly objected, saying that the Guru’s path is clearly laid out in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and there is nothing to add and nothing to take away. But then she went on to cite the references to Kundalini Yoga contained in the Guru’s verses.

So, we have these three positions:

1. Dr. Trilochan Singh – Sikhism No Yoga
2. Yoga Teachers – Yoga No Sikhism
3. Some in Khalsa Council – Sikhism Requires Yoga;

For me, I do not quite understand why any of us would feel we need to legislate what others do. It is true that, as Dr. Trilochan Singh says, Yogi Bhajan could have come here as Harbhajan Singh and taught only about Sikhism. Of course, there would be no where near the number of people who have been awakened to the Guru’s teachings had he done that. Perhaps he taught Kundalini Yoga because he knew people needed some physical healing before they could possibly sit sill in Gurdwara to listen to Gurbani; perhaps he taught it as a hook because he knew people may find it interesting, whereas many others (like me) were so completely fed up with religion that we would never have come to a class on Sikhism, but we rallied to come to Kundalini Yoga; perhaps he taught Kundalini Yoga because he loved Guru Nanak’s admonishment to the yogis that they come down out of the caves and teach people, help them to heal, and the yogis steadfastly refused, saying the common people could not receive the ancient secret teachings, and so Yogi Bhajan simply felt it was time for a yogi to obey Guru Nanak’s command and give the ancient technology openly to everyone who cared to practice it and experience its benefits. I am sure that you know, of course, Guru Sant, that Yogi Bhajan not only took flak from Sikhs for teaching yoga, but he also took major flak from the yogis for teaching yoga openly to all, even to women, heaven forbid.

While my personal relationship with Yogi Bhajan was always pretty tumultuous, so I am not writing to defend him, because we really did not get along, still, I did appreciate the fact that he said don’t love me, love my teachings. The fact is, I loved the teachings and I am a pretty hard core Kundalini Yogi and have been teaching it to others, as well, for nearly 40 years. As Dr. Trilochan Singh says, it does help people in many ways and I have seen and experienced that first hand. When I look at you, Guru Sant Singh, you appear to be an excellent yogi quite naturally, and I hope I do not offend you by saying so, perhaps some people, such as yourself, are just born with that natural, divine grace. I am not sure why you would decide you are not, but I know for sure that I am a yogi who was not born so, but I have worked hard to achieve becoming a mediocre practitioner, and very thankful, so that I can now sit still in Gurdwara and experience that bliss.

I wish you well, Guru Sant, and consider you always, fully a part of our Sangat.

Love,

Gurumeet Kaur Khalsa
Create Inner Peace
gurumeet@valornet.com
www.createinnerpeace.com
www.peacefulchocolate.com

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From: gurumeet@valornet.com
To: santeji@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 14:34:48 -0700

Dear Guru Sant Singh Ji,
Sat Nam and blessings. I appreciate also the debate in civility and respect, and I deeply honor your right to practice and teach that which has meaning for you, and the opportunity for this engagement and sharing ideas.

You say
I have only received hate mail which is full of fear and anger towards anyone who would criticize Yogi Bhajan and or his Kundalini and Tantric Yoga.
I would ask you, Guru Sant, if you examine the words of Dr. Trilochan Singh, would find any trace of fear and anger in his words? I absolutely do not condone the responses from those who answer you with their own fear and anger. You are one hundred percent correct to say that fear and anger are masking insecurity and a lack of self confidence. I am asking you because when I read his words I do sense anger and fear from Dr. Trilochan Singh. I was wondering if you experience this at all?

You say
I could never totally accept Yogi Bhajan's form of Sikhism which, lets face it, has many elements of the occult, and idol worship.
When we gather before the Siri Guru Granth Sahib we bow only to God and Guru. Sikhism is Sikhism and it is incorruptible, the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is our only guide. Sikh practices are clearly laid out in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, and there is no form of these sacred practices that exists, which belongs to any one person, they belong to humanity. Dr. Trilochan Singh has mislabeled the practices of Kundalini Yoga that we teach as Yogi Bhajan’s form of Sikhism. That is a misnomer and not true.

You say
. . . how can any Sikh teach his students to meditate on his photograph as Yogi Bhajan taught with his guru yoga?
The whole point of the Tratakum Meditation is to connect with one’s one inner, divine, awareness, the Guru within. Yogi Bhajan’s photo is not worshipped. It is used in the Tratakum Meditation as an example of neutral consciousness. Whenever this meditation is taught, the emphasis is always on connecting with the Guru within. The yoga of gazing or Tratakum is a technology that focuses pranic energy through the eyes and improves the ability to concentrate. It increases the flow and pranic glow from the eyes of the practitioner.

You say
How can any Sikh allow photos of himself and statues of yogis and Hindu gods to be placed in or near a Gurdwara?
Sikhs are known throughout the world for their beautiful art in many forms, and yet sculpture is forbidden. . .? I do not understand this taboo against certain forms of art, and I have always thought the idea was, perhaps, partially a carry over of Muslim influence? I have read that in the past, and some Sikhs even today, also forbid the art of painting. They say that any form of art is idol worship. None of this makes sense to me. The Creator of all of the creation has given human beings the blessing of creative energy and talent to create beautiful art in the form of music and painting and sculpture and so many other different venues. All of the beauty of creation is divine. Ang Sang Wahe Guru. If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all. I do not see the problem. If Hindus have practices that involve devotions before beautiful sculptures of their deities, what is the problem with that? One of the reasons I was attracted to becoming Sikh is that we honor all others’ ways of worship and the Atheists right to no worship. Once Kirn Kaur told me that she asked Yogi Bhajan what the purpose of a sculpture of a holy being is, and he said the purpose is to anchor prana. It seems to me that all art anchors prana to a certain extent. What is the problem? Once Mukhia Jethadar Amrit Singh told me he had a vision of a sculpture he would like to create and asked me to imagine a life size sculpture of Guru Gobind Singh with his children surrounding him on our front lawn. He then told me that he had shared his dream with Yogi Bhajan and that he loved the idea too. As it happened, my beautiful sister in Albuquerque, Manjit Kaur, had overhead the conversation and she began to most passionately and rather vehemently object. Yogi Bhajan then told Amrit Singh to wait a while. Later I went to Manjit Kaur and asked why she objected, and she tried to explain to me her point of view, and I would say that she was angry at the initiative and fearful of the idea of sculptures of the Gurus. I still do not get the problem. Why does beautiful sculpture make Sikhs angry and fearful? We are Sikhs of the True Guru. We worship Akal Purkh, the One Pervading God, the Shabd Guru, the holy Nam, the most holy Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Beautiful sculpture does not threaten me. I lovingly hope Amrit Singh does not continue to wait.

You say
What true Sikh relies on yogic rings, gems, and astrology for strength?
I am a numerologist. For strength, I rely on my discipline, my connection to the Guru within, singing Gurbani, the Holy Nam. To observe the karma, I may use numerology as a tool to perceive and comprehend it. As Sikhs, we have the great gift and blessing to live in Dharma and thereby render harmless the karma. In my experience with numerology and astrology, they are complex calendars which provide us with apparatus that enable us to see the karma we have created on a larger scale as a humanity, and understand measures to counter destructive trends and effects. My practices as a Sikh are my strength. As a human incarnation in the world, we have to deal with karma and these technologies may be useful in that regard. I do not find any conflict in using them with my Sikh practices.

You say
I spent every day at the Harmandir Sahib with Gursikhs of outstanding reputation, I realized there in the presence of the true Guru that there is only one God and this is the only source of true strength and support. Yoga and all these mantras and tantras which Yogi Bhajan was teaching were nothing and a total waste of time. Sure they give a person a sense of power and health but in the end it is all a false sense of happiness. Nothing but contemplation and devotion on the name of God through Gurbani brings true bliss.
I am so happy for you that after the terrible ordeal you suffered, you found solace and peace at the Harimandir Sahib and with the beautiful Gursikhs who you spent time with. In all that I have read in Sikh history and teachings, the concept of honoring peoples’ practices and traditions of their choosing has been so paramount. Did these Gursikhs with whom you studied not also teach you this concept? I am baffled that you should object so strongly to allowing people who so choose to peacefully practice and teach Kundalini Yoga. I can understand and accept that you found for yourself Kundalini Yoga practices were a waste of time and gave a false sense of happiness. Would you consider accepting that not everyone has your experience? I agree that Nothing but contemplation and devotion on the name of God through Gurbani brings true bliss.

You say
Contemplating and praying for many years about this, I have come to the conclusion, that Yogi Bhajan simply created allot of karma by teaching Kundalini and tantric yoga.
I do not see that karma was created. I honestly believe that by teaching Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan fulfilled the command of Guru Nanak given to the siddhi yogis at that time. Guru Nanak ordered his own son to lead the siddhi yogis, and Baba Siri Chand then passed the mantle of Raj Yog to Guru Ram Das. I believe Yogi Bhajan was carrying out the order of Guru Nanak to the siddhi yogis, with the blessings of his Guru, the King of the siddhi yogis, Guru Ram Das.

You say
We see it now manifesting with all the troubles within 3HO and Sikh Dharma and the lack of interest in Sikhi.
Everything happening now he told us would happen as we clear and strengthen. Our troubles are always a chance to grow and learn. You will see an awakened and aware and alert and more caring and compassionate Sangat emerge from this experience.

There is great interest and ever growing and evolving education in Sikhi. Have you spent any time on Sikhnet?

You say
One yoga student who wrote a post at Gurmukhyoga.com said it best when he declared that he wasn't at all into Sikhism and observed there are less and less beards and turbans at every summer solstice.
Summer Solstice has always been a 3HO event. Yogi Bhajan originally described 3HO as the nonsecular arm of Sikh Dharma, created for the elevation of the human spirit through education, science, and religion. He always made it clear that people of every religion and no religion were welcome to attend Solstices and Kundalini Yoga classes and all 3HO events. During Solstices, we also offer classes in Sikhi, Gurdwara is held each morning, and the opportunity to take Amrit is offered. The classes in Sikhi and morning Gurdwara are thriving and many take the baptism of Amrit. Thousands do not. Each individual has the right to choose and we honor that right.

You say
Thinking back to the first time I took a Tantric Yoga course with Yogi Bhajan; I would have related much more to talk about God and simple devotional living for the Guru rather than mumbo jumbo about sacred Z energy and stories about the Mahan Tantric, hidden yogic secrets and asanas for seeing auras etc. I am now of the opinion that it is better to sing Gurbani and teach about Sikhi as Trilochan Singh and many other Sikhs like Bhai Sahib Randir Singh teach than to teach any yoga asanas and other such Hindu practices. Those that do not want to listen to Gurbani, then that's OK and they should go elsewhere for yoga.
I am so happy for you that you have found that it is better to sing Gurbani and teach about Sikhi. Part of sharing Sikhi will be to teach people to honor and respect others’ traditions and the right of each individual to choose their own path. We have more than 10,000 teachers of Kundalini Yoga in 173 of 193 countries throughout the world. The vast majority of these teachers are not Sikhs. Still, they meditate on Wahe Guru, on Sat Nam, on the Mul Manta of JapJi and teach their students to do so. A few will want to learn more about the Shabd Guru and some will find their way to the Guru’s Gate. Not all, but a few will become Sikhs, and fewer still will become baptized Sikhs. For all of the people in the world who do not chose to become Sikhs, I honor their right to choose their own practices. For all of those who practice Kundalini Yoga and experience its benefits, some may indeed choose to go elsewhere for yoga, but many will not go elsewhere for yoga, and that is their right.

You say
We cannot be mixing yoga and Sikhism. I believe we are now seeing the results of Yogi Bhajan's synthetic Sikhism.
Kundalini Yoga is not Sikhism. It is incorrect to call Kundalini Yoga synthetic Sikhism. Kundalini Yoga is nonsecular. People of all religions and no religions are welcome to practice the technology. It is true that there are meditations taught which draw upon the Sikh tradition, and there are meditations with mantras from the Christian, Buddhist, and Muslim traditions, and other traditions, as well. Kundalini Yoga is nonsecular.

I am Sikh and I am a yogi and I mix them well.

You say (quoting from Dr. Trilochan Singh)
“Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously. Every Sikh having even rudimentary knowledge of Sikhism and even every non-Sikh scholar of Sikhism, would agree with me that Sikhs and Sikhism in America will go down the drain if these things continue to be practiced secretly or openly in the name of Guru Ram Das, and with sacred Sikh mantras as instruments of this type of Tantric Yoga which is extremely repulsive to Sikhism.”
“The Tantric techniques he (Yogi Bhajan) is teaching and practicing lead a person to self-destruction as soon as he loses the balance between life of the Spirit and life of the Flesh and Sex.”
White Tantric Yoga utilizes the masculine and feminine principles to channel creative energy to higher consciousness and clear the subconscious mind. It is not about sex, that is red tantra. You know this. White Tantra as well as Kundalini Yoga provide the awareness to channel creative (sexual) energy consciously. We call it the yoga of householders. We do not teach celibacy. We do teach all men to view every woman as a mother, sister, or daughter, except his one beloved, which is a teaching adopted from Sikhi. This does not lead a person to self destruction or mental and physical debauchery. In fact, it leads to balanced happy living. As a Sikh, I do not find it repulsive in any way. These teachings are helping millions of people of many different religions to experience healthy, happy, holy lives. The teaching are not going down the drain. The teachings of Kundalini Yoga are growing and glowing. Yogi Bhajan predicted that by the year 2013 between 40 and 60 percent of the population will be practicing yoga of some form. Kundalini Yoga is only one form but it will remain a prominent offering to people.

Guru Sant, I honor your right to choose not to practice Kundalini Yoga. I hope you will consider accepting the choice of those who do choose to practice it, without objection. And please keep teaching people about Sikhi.

With love and blessings,

Gurumeet Kaur Khalsa
Create Inner Peace
gurumeet@valornet.com
www.createinnerpeace.com
www.peacefulchocolate.com
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From: rubykhalsa@hotmail.com
To: santeji@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga”
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 11:50:17 -0500

Gur Sant ji,

I am a Punjabi woman who has heard Yogi Bhajan in person and have read his books.
I am sorry that you feel the need to send out these negative emails.
Honestly, I have shared the lectures and books to my own child.
I wish the children of Punjab could have access to the lectures and books. Perhaps it would help them embrace their religion more!!!

Harjinder Ruby Kaur


To: santeji@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: FW: “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga”
From: Gurujot@sikhnet.com
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 10:40:18 -0700


it appears that the esteemed Dr. has written a gossip piece. i see nothing academic about this excerpt.
This debate about there should be no yoga in Sikhism will probably never end. the reason for that is that people don't weigh different options and then objectively choose the right one, they choose what they think and then find information to back that up. once introduced to new information they will neglect the important points and argue over the gray areas. The Siri Guru Granth Sahib makes many esoteric references to yoga but it is not true that it says definitively "don't do yoga". by the same token i can misquote and misinterpret the Guru to say "don't wear bana" and "don't give to charities". it seems most of the references are targeted at the motivations of doing yoga for accult powers and not the yoga itself. whereas it esteems the practice of Raj Yoga which is technically the line Kundalini comes from. the other criticism of yoga we get from Guru Nanak is that the yogis has this great technology for releaving the pains of humanity but they are not sharing it, rather they remain hiding in caves. that's obviously not the case with the typical 3HO married, homeowner, yoga practitioner/teacher, working, contributing member of society.

My authority on Sikhism is the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, and what the 10 Guru's said and did. i have yet to find any compelling and intelligent information that would negate the practice of KY. it's just empassioned cultural dogma.

modern day intellectuals have messed everything up. they justify taking out Raag Mala from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. take out 2 pauris from Choupai Sahib, take out 34 pauris from Anand Sahib. take away bana the 5 k's from the Sikh identity saying that they were just situational necesities of the Guru's times, but we are now modern Sikhs. take away the extreme faith and mystery of the story of Baba Deep and say he just had a gash in his neck. take away the entire Dasam Granth including Jaap Sahib and 2 other of the 5 Nitnem Banis. take away the Ardas because the first part is from Dasam Granth. its ridiculous, but they make their intellectual arguments that sound good to anyone who wants to follow that agenda. whereas anyone with knowledge of Sanaatan Sikhism will exhonerate the Dasam Granth, and Kundalini Yoga.

we are still in an anti-Hindu Gurdwara reform movement period. you can't trust everyone who claims to know the "true Sikhi"

aside from all of that, i think you know that most people in this community will find this argument offensive especially coming from someone inside of the community. i feel like you are barking up the wrong tree. people are here because they've felt the positive effects of KY and not for any dogma. the SSS has passed away and people are carrying on with the lifestyle as they used to. that's because it works.

Gurujot Singh

From: gurudarbar@gmail.com
Subject: Re: “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga”
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 06:43:18 -0800
To: santeji@hotmail.com

Dear Guru Sant Singh,

Although I haven't read the entire article which you posted, I have to ask that you also read and study the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and draw your own deeper conclusion than what Dr. Trilochan Singh has expressed. The Siri Guru Granth is our Guru and should resolve any doubts and questions which we have. We need to look no further than the Shabd Guru for our source of this truth which you mention.

Sat Nam,

Guru Darbar Singh



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From: dryogi108@gmail.com
Subject: Re: "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" a free e-book
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 08:43:29 -0800
To: santeji@hotmail.com

Thanks Sant Singh. I started reading it & found it facinating as well as familier. I saw this in the 80s sometime.
I am back in town, India was intense.
HSS


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From: satjug108@hotmail.com
To: santeji@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" a free e-book
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 10:40:30 +0800

satnam
if guru wills, we will meet in near future. the book dr. trilochan singh wrote have many issues that were not properly written from historical point of view. it is clearly seen from this book that dr.trilochan have no deep knowledge of the udasi tradition.

many references are there in many historical books of the past, like the gurpratap suraj granth for an example that clearly states that baba sri chand was a yogi and practised yoga. besides this, there are uncountable books written by nirmala sikhs and udasi sikhs, that practised yoga and also kundalini yoga. most of these book, have never been printed and are available in the ashrams. i am currently working on a commentary book written by a nirmala sikh on the patanjali yoga sutras. there is a long list of books on yoga by nirmala and udasi sikhs and also a long list of nirmala and udasi sikhs that practice yoga. you will be amazed to know that in the court of guru gobind singh, there were gurmukh yogis, who practised yoga...full historical evidences are there.

the thing is that the main stream sikhs never take these traditions as part and parcel of the panth, altough these traditions are keeping the true spirit of sikh dharma. i don't blame dr.trilochan on what he have written as he have absolutely no knowledge of the puratan sampardas of the sikhs.

much more can be written, and much more is there....guru willing if we meet.

many blessings
amandeep singh


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Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 09:11:47 -0800
From: harikirn@sbcglobal.net
Subject: e-book review
To: santeji@hotmail.com
My e-book review summarized

" One Indian Sikh's points of view versus Aquarian Age open minded American Sikhs' points of view."

We all have our view points.



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From: haring.gurdarshan@msn.com
To: santeji@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 09:44:38 -0700

Dear Guru Sant Singh,
I'd like to know where you are coming from, and what your reasons are for distributing this.
It is one man's "perspective" from decades ago, and from whatever limited (or possibly) biased point of view that he may have been coming from at that moment in time. And lets face it - it is extremely difficult for any ego-mind to view whatever is going on around it without the filters of it's own limited points of view.
I'm not, nor have I ever been into deifying the Siri Singh Sahib. But he himself said that everything he had ever done or taught, was to lead us to the feet of the Guru. Truth be told - I came to Yogi Bhajan simply because I wanted to study yoga, not Sikhism. Most every other person I have met in this Dharma came through a yoga class of one sort or another. I had absolutely no interest in Sikh Dharma or the Sikh Gurus, nor had I ever heard of them. Nor would I have ever heard of them, were it not for Yogi Bhajan.
The chakras are a reality, to this human experience. Energy gets stuck in the lower chakras. Our beliefs and perspective get stuck there along with it. Tantric Yoga and Kundalini Yoga are just two (very effective) means by which we can elevate that energy. I agree - that ultimately - (as the very highest levels of consciousness are experienced, and ego-mind is transcended) the yogic practices and even meditation, may be discarded, for they are no longer something one "does" but That, which one Is. The teachings of the Sikh Gurus encourage us ever inward to our True Self - which is That which we share in Oneness. Yet, I don't know how many times I have had that very experience of Oneness, connectedness, directly from practicing Tantric yoga, and the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga can be helpful as long as we are still in this human form. They are all steps on the path. Everything we encounter is a step on the path. When by Grace, we experience the higher levels of the heart chakra, we know that it is all Good and it is all God.


humbly yours,
Haring Singh Khalsa


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From: hjiwan@ninetreasures.com
To: gssk29@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" new website
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 15:12:54 -0700

Why would I pursue anything that discredits my teacher. He gave me more than I ever expected or deserved, for me he’s more than real and I can’t collaborate with those who think otherwise!

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From: ak@sikhdharma.org
To: gurusant@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 08:26:33 -0700

I find this email quite insulting. It is full of hate and angera and is very negative and I had to stop reading it because it is so untruthful. May God guide you to the light.
My prayers are with you.

Amrit Kaur
Dasvandh Assistant
Sikh Dharma International
505-629-4718
www.dasvandh.org
www.sikhdharma.org

To: gurusant@hotmail.com
Subject: Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa
From: Jathedar108@verizon.net
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 05:45:06 +0530


Dear Gurumukh Yoga Forum,
I studied with Yogi Bhajan (Siri Singh Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa for 35 years. I first met him in 1970. I knew nothing of Guru Nanak, Guru Gobind Singh or Sikhism. I was 20 and a veteran of the US Air Force.
I am now 60 and have two grown daughters, married to two wonderful son-in-laws (all practicing Amritdhari Sikhs). My wife and I have four grandchildren.
I took Amrit Pahul in 1974 by Bhai Hokum Singh, Gurucharan Singh Tohra and 3 other Singhs.
I don't feel yogi Bhajan professed to teach Sikhi or Sikhism. He had his experiences and we had our ours. He taught Kundalini Yoga, vegetarian diet, quality of life and was the Mahan Tantra of White Tantric Yoga.
He witnessed the miracle of Guru Ram Das as western students adopted the dharma of "Guru Nanak Dev Ji" and let their hair grow unshorn, donned turbans (Dastars) and learned Gurumukhi and lived the householder life of the 10 Guru's of the Punjab. He witnessed it as well. He never converted anyone to Sikhi. He taught Kundalini Yoga and how to be healthy, happy, and holy.
He was our teacher, not our Guru. He led by example not by dogma and edict.
His life was guided by the Shabd Guru.
We are living this life by Guru's Grace and we keep up as God and Guru guide our affairs.

Cherdi Kala,

S.S. Sat Hanuman Singh Khalsa

Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 07:58:44 -0800
From: satkartar@cox.net
To: gurusant@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: FW: “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga” The book some would have you disregard!!

Whoever sent this please take me off your list and don't send me any more
offensive, condescending emails.

The stance of the person who wrote this is that Americans who studied with Yogi Bhajan for 35+
are stupid mindless idiots who need someone to tell them the real Sikhism????????

Excuse me, but this is very offensive to me, and it isn't your right to shove your slander and
point of view into my inbox.

My life has been blessed by the Shabd Guru. I have sung Gurbani Kirtan for 3 decades + and my life has been healed
by it in ways you cannot even begin to imagine.

That is all you need to know. I don't need to know ANYTHING from someone who slanders others, as you have, and I don't
need people who are jealous of what he did, to send me emails about the "real " Sikhism.

Please do not contact me again.


Sat Kartar Kaur Khalsa

Subject: AW: "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 02:52:06 -0700
From: SatHari.Khalsa@goldentemple.com
To: gurusant@hotmail.com

Hi Guru Sant Singh
Sat Nam
Can you please introduce yourself, why and for what purpose you send me this pamphlet.
My master told me: Don't love the teacher - love the teachings. Couldn't find any teachings in that Trilochan Singh stuff."
What you sending it me for. Isn't there enough confusion in the world?
Why you go on adding more?
Will you please out that for me
sat nam
shs

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa
Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!

Dear Gurumeet Kaur Ji,

Thank you very much for your mail. I really appreciate your honesty as well as civil and well thought out and reasoned letter. Your letter has been only one of three civil responses I have received since sending out the invitation to read "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" to members of the Espanola Sangat. I have only received hate mail which is full of fear and anger towards anyone who would criticize Yogi Bhajan and or his Kundalini and Tantric Yoga. I have to ask these people, if they are so confident in the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, then why not discuss the issue with reasonable critics, as we are doing now, especially someone who is a Gursikh and a member of the Sad Sangat?

Thank you again for your understanding and honesty. Since you have been honest with me and shown your sincerity I want to try and relate to you my own experience with Sikhism and Yogi Bhajan. As you know, I spent about thirty years around Yogi Bhajan and practiced Kundalini and Tantric Yoga. Before 1977 I was a a devout Christian. I guess I always carried with me a belief in one God, no idols or occult stuff, which very much attracted me to Sikhism. I could never totally accept Yogi Bhajan's form of Sikhism which, lets face it, has many elements of the occult, and idol worship. You can put new age labels on the stuff but how can any Sikh teach his students to meditate on his photograph as Yogi Bhajan taught with his guru yoga? How can any Sikh allow photos of himself and statues of yogis and Hindu gods to be placed in or near a Gurdwara? What true Sikh relies on yogic rings, gems, and astrology for strength?

The real epiphany came for me in India when I was arrested and spent several weeks in the stinking pit of the Amritsar central jail. After I was released on bail, I spent every day at the Harmandir Sahib with Gursikhs of outstanding reputation, I realized there in the presence of the true Guru that there is only one God and this is the only source of true strength and support. Yoga and all these mantras and tantras which Yogi Bhajan was teaching were nothing and a total waste of time. Sure they give a person a sense of power and health but in the end it is all a false sense of happiness. Nothing but contemplation and devotion on the name of God through Gurbani brings true bliss.

While in India, I also spent one year at a Hindu Ashram near Rishikesh ,teaching meditation. I saw many foreigners who, like you have observed with Kundalini yoga students, would have never entered the yoga program if the emphasis was on religion. When I would ask people how many considered themselves religious, none raised their hands. Yogi Bhajan made a choice to teach Kundalini and Tantric yoga to westerners because, as you have also indicated, he possibly thought they would only listen to these attractive yoga asanas and mantras for health wealth and happiness etc.

You might ask, is it then better for someone to at least do some yoga rather than no spiritual practice?

Contemplating and praying for many years about this, I have come to the conclusion, that Yogi Bhajan simply created allot of karma by teaching Kundalini and tantric yoga. We see it now manifesting with all the troubles within 3-HO and Sikh Dharma and the lack of interest in Sikhi. One yoga student who wrote a post at Gurmukhyoga.com said it best when he declared that he wasn't at all into Sikhism and observed there are less and less beards and turbans at every summer solstice.

Is this what Guru Gobind Singh envisioned for the Khalsa? I think not.

Thinking back to the first time I took a Tantric Yoga course with Yogi Bhajan; I would have related much more to talk about God and simple devotional living for the Guru rather than mumbo jumbo about sacred Z energy and stories about the Mahan Tantric, hidden yogic secrets and asanas for seeing auras etc. I am now of the opinion that it is better to sing Gurbani and teach about Sikhi as Trilochan Singh and many other Sikhs like Bhai Sahib Randir Singh teach than to teach any yoga asanas and other such Hindu practices. Those that do not want to listen to Gurbani, then that's OK and they should go elsewhere for yoga.

We cannot be mixing yoga and Sikhism. I believe we are now seeing the results of Yogi Bhajan's synthetic Sikhism. Trilochan Singh says it best with this statement:


“Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously. Every Sikh having even rudimentary knowledge of Sikhism and even every non-Sikh scholar of Sikhism, would agree with me that Sikhs and Sikhism in America will go down the drain if these things continue to be practiced secretly or openly in the name of Guru Ram Das, and with sacred Sikh mantras as instruments of this type of Tantric Yoga which is extremely repulsive to Sikhism.”

“The Tantric techniques he (Yogi Bhajan) is teaching and practicing lead a person to self-destruction as soon as he loses the balance between life of the Spirit and life of the Flesh and Sex.”
Dr. Trilochan Singh

Thank you again for writing with your honest thoughts and opinions and I hope you might consider posting your thoughts on the forum at GurmukhYoga.com _http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php I think your perspective is very valuable for me as well as other Sikhs and students of Yogi Bhajan.

All the best to you and may Guru always be with you.


Wahe Guru Ji
Guru Fateh
Guru Sant Singh


From: khalsans@hotmail.com
To: gssk29@hotmail.com
Subject: Tantric Yoga
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:59:11 -0700

Well, this is puzzling to me.

A lot of people in the community accepted you even after numerous shenanigans that were not flattering to our community.
Now, it seems that you are burning those bridges, and at a time when the community is uniting under threat. The wagons are circled.
Bad timing! Now this is just one more threat, and your email will not be met with open mindedness, but with a negative mind on full alert.

As far as all this business about the Mahan Tantric is concerned, I've known for years that a Tibetan (with a Chinese name, no less) would not share tantric secrets with some arrogant Punjabi. Tibetans just don't do that with their closely guarded secrets. They tend to be more clannish.

None the less, I love doing tantric and receive great benefits from it.
I don't really care where a technique comes from, as long as it works. If I worried about yogic lineage, I'd be in big trouble, because we have none. We can trace 'Long Ek Ong Kar' to Baba Virsa Singh; there is little else that we know for sure. As far as being thousands of years old, perhaps there are kriyas that have their roots in the deep past, but they've been retrofitted with new mantras that come from SGGS. Well, if it works, I really don't care - that makes it all the more integrated and convenient for me.

Even if all the yogic teachings are 100% the product of SSS, then I'd have to hail him as a creative genius.
I know of no one who comes close. 'Yoga master' Gurucharan Singh? Give me a break.

And you've done tantric more than once. I guess I don't really understand why you did, if you found it a waste of time and now want to discredit it. So I'm not really sure where you are going with all of this. But I'm pretty sure that few here are going with you, at this point in time.

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From: gurumeet@valornet.com
To: santeji@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:12:41 -0700
Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa
Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh

Dear Guru Sant Singh Ji,
Congratulations on your marriage and I am so happy that you have the experience of the open hearts and love of our Indian Sikh family. By Guru’s grace, one day the pale face Sikhs may be blessed with this understanding. My sister was mad at me for years because I had become Sikh, and in her view, I had joined a cult. Finally we got things a little sorted out and she accepts me now, but still thinks I am in a cult. A few years ago, when I went to visit her at her home in Napa, she introduced me to a beautiful Indian Sikh family living two doors down from her, who were obviously her good friends. Later I asked how she had become such good friends with this Sikh family, while she believes I am in a cult. She said, oh, they are nothing like you people in 3HO. They are happy and giving and the most loving people.

Our behavior symptoms that many of us display, include being uppity and territorial and defensive and even attacking, as you have experienced. The behavior issues are not deep set, they are really more like a shellac that will wear away. The symptoms do not come from Yogi Bhajan because he did not have them at all. He was welcoming and interactive with everyone without discrimination of any kind. I think the symptoms are more from being untrained in America in basic manners, and in some cases, perhaps, people’s Christian background? Underneath we are all just people. Thankfully, for the most part, the shellac does not pass on to our children, especially those raised in India. Our second generation sees the world with eyes much more clearly than our first generation and our third generation, who are just now growing up, they are truly global children. These young ones are pretty bright.

Since my sister, as well as my daughter (also now adamantly not a Sikh, though I raised her as a Sikh), have both helped me open my eyes to these symptoms in my behavior, it has enabled me to realize that there is no need to be defensive and attack people personally to have a conversation about values and issues and ideas. These symptoms arise in people everywhere who may feel insecure within themselves, for any reason, and see others as a threat, when no threat exists. That is the only reason people attack the lifestyle and practices of others who are doing them no harm.

I hope, Guru Sant Singh, that you will one day consider the words of Dr. Trilochan Singh in this light. His attacks on us and on Yogi Bhajan’s teachings about yoga are not consistent with Sikh tenants. As Sikhs, we embrace all people, just as we were taught by the True Guru. The Hari Mandir Sahib has its doors open in the four directions to ensure this forever more. The Siddhi Yogis of Baba Siri Chand still have a home on the Parkarma, do they not? I am sure you know the history of the Siddhi Yogis taking care of the Sikh Gurdwaras during times that the Sikhs themselves were being slaughtered by the Mugals and forced away from their homes. Still, throughout all of that 500 year period, the Siddhi Yogis refused to live as householders in obedience to Guru Nanak’s command. Only now some yogis have said we love to live as householders and embrace all of the teachings of the True Guru. There is no reason for you or Dr. Trilochan Singh to fear us and attack us. We are simple Sikhs, just like you, who happen to practice yoga. Thankfully, as you well know Guru Sant Ji, most of the world’s 20 million Sikhs also embrace the pale face Sikhs, some of whom practice yoga. They do not see us as a threat. I hope, as you immerse yourself in this worldwide community, that you, too, will know we are all One Sangat.

I am grateful for your friendship and your open mind and humbled by your kind offer to help us in any way. I will gladly keep you apprised of our evolving process of transformation.

Many blessings to you and your wife, and I hope to meet her soon.

Sat Nam

Gurumeet Kaur Khalsa
Create Inner Peace
gurumeet@valornet.com
www.createinnerpeace.com
www.peacefulchocolate.com
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From: Guru Sant Singh Khalsa [mailto:santeji@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:36 AM
To: gurumeet@valornet.com
Subject: RE: "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa
Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!

Dear Gurumeet Kaur Ji,

Thank you again for your communication and openness with your thoughts and experiences about Yogi Bhajan and 3-HO. At this point your the only person in 3-HO communicating with me. I have included below a reply from the administrator of the new 3-HO "discussion forum" which they billed as an "open forum". I would hardly call it "an open forum" after receiving their letter. I think their letter only shows the ongoing cult atmosphere in 3-HO.

After e-mailing about 2,000 people in 3-HO, I have concluded the vast majority do not want to hear what I have to say or listen with an open mind to my 30 years of experiences with Yogi Bhajan, its Guru's will and I accept this.

I am now married to a traditional Punjabi Sikh lady. She and her family and the vast majority of the 20 million Indian Sikhs accept and welcome me and my ideas about Sikhi. In fact, I have never felt more love and support as I now feel in this Punjabi family and Punjabi Sikh community. Unfortunately I cannot say this about Yogi Bhajan and 3-HO. I don't want to go on about the past or be negative, I choose to concentrate more on the future and the light of the Guru. I am only sharing with you my experiences since you have been open and honest with me in sharing your own experiences.

Again, I appreciate your open mindedness and interest in discussing these issues with me. I hope we can keep in communication. Please let me know about any developments in 3-HO or if I can be helpful in anyway. Thank you

Guru Fateh
Guru Sant Singh
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:53:34 -0700
Subject: Espanolal Ashram Community Discussion Forum
From: espanolaning@gmail.com
To: gssk29@hotmail.com

I received this forwarded email from Swaran Kaur, Secretary of the Espanola Ashram regarding our new Ning site.

"We are not interested in being a sounding board for slander against Yogi Bhajan. If you would like an audience who would appreciate your insidious comments go to Rick Ross' site. There you will find a slew of people interested in your negative dialogue. http://www.rickross.com/"

Site Administrator
Espanola Ashram Ning Site

---- Forwarded by Swaran Kaur/Sikh Dharma on 01/12/2010 10:08 AM -----
Guru Sant Singh Khalsa <gssk29@hotmail.com> 01/12/2010 09:41 AM
To <swarank@sikhdharma.org>

cc
Subject RE: Espanola Ashram Community Website


Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa
Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!

Dear Swaran Kaur Ji,

Will you allow reasonable and civil criticism of Yogi Bhajan and his teachings in the new community discussion forum? For Example: I have a real problem as a Gursikh allowing photos and paintings of Yogi Bhajan to be displayed in the Gurdwara. Also I think it is un-Sikhlike to have statues of Hindu gods and yogis placed near the Gurdwara which Yogi Bhajan promoted. Will my posts just be deleted or will I be able to site references like Dr. Trilochan Singh's book "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"?

Guru Fateh
Guru Sant Singh

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From: gurudarbar@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 14:57:07 -0800
Subject: Re: “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga”
To: santeji@hotmail.com

The Siri Guru Granth is our Guru and should resolve any doubts and questions which we have. We need to look no further than the Shabd Guru for our source of this truth which you mention.

"Read and study the teachings of the True Guru and no longer will you have to rely on the cleverness of the mind for survival."

Sat Nam,

Guru Darbar Singh

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 7:27 AM, Guru Sant Singh Khalsa <santeji@hotmail.com> wrote:
Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa
Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!

Dear Guru Darbar Singh Ji,

Thank you very much for your mail. Your letter has been the only civil and reasonable response received since sending out the invitation to read "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" to members of the Espanola Sangat. I have only received mail which is full of fear and hate for anyone who would criticize Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini and Tantric Yoga. I have to ask these people, if they are so confident in the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, then why not discuss the issue with reasonable critics, especially someone who is a Gursikh and a member of the Sad Sangat?

In response to your statement:


"The Siri Guru Granth is our Guru and should resolve any doubts and questions which we have. We need to look no further than the Shabd Guru for our source of this truth which you mention."

I couldn't agree with you more, as a Sikh the Shabd Guru is our only source of truth. Tantric and Kundalini Yoga have no place in Sikhism and many of Yogi Bhajan's teachings are un-Sikh like. How can any Sikh teach to meditate on his photograph as Yogi Bhajan taught with his guru yoga? How can any Sikh allow photos of himself and statues of yogis to be placed in or outside a Gurdwara? I have not arrived at these criticisms easily. I spent thirty years with Yogi Bhajan and after the two years I spent in India at the Harmandir Sahib with Gursikhs of outstanding reputation, I realized how many of the ideas Trilochan Singh puts forth are true.

I hope you will read "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" and then post your thoughts on the forum at GurmukhYoga.com _http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php I think your perspective is very valuable for me as well as other Sikhs and students of Yogi Bhajan.

All the best and God bless you
Guru Sant Singh

Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 12:15:52 +0900
Subject: Re: ³Sikhism and Tantric Yoga²
From: goldenjp@kcn.ne.jp
To: gssk29@hotmail.com

Dear Guru Sant,
I find that kind of writing totally boring and useless and so slanderous of techniques which I have felt very useful in my own life. Trilochan seems like just another Indian with a huge ego who was jealous of Yogiji’s success in the west, someone who intellectually could debate something but never had any practical experience with either the “yoga” they condemn or with the “true spirituality” which they claim as the alternative. I never felt uplifted by any of the people who slandered Yogiji. It just seems like a waste of time. What are you doing?
Best Wishes
Sada Anand Singh

From: khalsans@hotmail.com
To: gssk29@hotmail.com
Subject: Tantric Yoga
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:59:11 -0700

Well, this is puzzling to me.

A lot of people in the community accepted you even after numerous shenanigans that were not flattering to our community.
Now, it seems that you are burning those bridges, and at a time when the community is uniting under threat. The wagons are circled.
Bad timing! Now this is just one more threat, and your email will not be met with open mindedness, but with a negative mind on full alert.

As far as all this business about the Mahan Tantric is concerned, I've known for years that a Tibetan (with a Chinese name, no less) would not share tantric secrets with some arrogant Punjabi. Tibetans just don't do that with their closely guarded secrets. They tend to be more clannish.

None the less, I love doing tantric and receive great benefits from it.
I don't really care where a technique comes from, as long as it works. If I worried about yogic lineage, I'd be in big trouble, because we have none. We can trace 'Long Ek Ong Kar' to Baba Virsa Singh; there is little else that we know for sure. As far as being thousands of years old, perhaps there are kriyas that have their roots in the deep past, but they've been retrofitted with new mantras that come from SGGS. Well, if it works, I really don't care - that makes it all the more integrated and convenient for me.

Even if all the yogic teachings are 100% the product of SSS, then I'd have to hail him as a creative genius.
I know of no one who comes close. 'Yoga master' Gurucharan Singh? Give me a break.

And you've done tantric more than once. I guess I don't really understand why you did, if you found it a waste of time and now want to discredit it. So I'm not really sure where you are going with all of this. But I'm pretty sure that few here are going with you, at this point in time.

Discussions on Dr. Trilochan Singh's book "Sikhism & Tantric

by Prabhu Singh Khalsa @, Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 19:32 (4078 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

I would appreciate it if you would take my personal email address off of the internet. You stole this email address from the ashram email list and sent me the book unsolicited and now my reply to your uninvited email is posted on the internet. You seem to have no respect for anybody.

http://home.sprintmail.com/~angelman24/Armageddon4.html

http://www.blackjack4real.com/blackjack-online-free-play.html

http://www.newwest.net/index.php/city/article/5189/C110/L110

How can you allow images of Yogi Bhajan & gods in Gurdwara?

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Thursday, April 22, 2010, 02:51 (4078 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa
edited by Gursant Singh, Thursday, April 22, 2010, 07:05

Thank you for posting those links, I hadn't seen those before.

I'll readily admit that my actions in the past, as in the links you have so appropriately provided, have not been Sikh like.

Yogi Bhajan personally encouraged and supported my sports gambling using astrology to pick winners in baseball games. Due to his encouragement at gambling I also developed a system for winning at Black Jack which one of your links refers to.

Yogi Bhajan also personally encouraged me in shady business deals which had its beginnings some 29 years ago when YB sent me to work in the infamous GRDE(Guru Ram Das Enterprises) phone room. Under the tutelage of YB's right hand man Hari Jiwan Singh, we were taught how to defraud elementary school secretaries out of thousands of dollars. The other link you provided illustrates how these frauds developed and grew bigger and bigger involving millions of dollars. You have know doubt read about many of these frauds yogi Bhajan perpetrated on Rick Ross' website involving Gem schems and other illegal businesses. Now you can see YB's unSikh like teachings bringing down all of 3HO with the war going on between YB's Unto Infinity Board and Sikh Dharma.
I have many other stories about Yogi Bhajan's corrupt business practices which I will save for a later discussion, my point here is, my actions in the past illustrate the corruption of Yogi Bhajan, his sacrilegious teachings and the tantric shakti cult follower I once was.

I encourage you to read Dr. Trilochan Singh's book again with this in mind.http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?mode=page&id=1

Concerning the accusation in your post "You stole this email address from the ashram email list". Your e-mail address was sent to me by the ashram secretary last year. You have never instructed me to remove your name until now from my mailing list but now that you've requested this, I will remove your e-mail address from the website(as you can see below)and my mailing list.

Now that I have answered your accusations, I'll put a challenge to you:

As a Sikh of the Guru and a person who says they have "the knowledge and surety" to debate Dr. Trilochan Singh,how can you possibly allow hindu gods and images of Yogi Bhajan to be allowed in and around the Gurdwara there in Espanola? As a Sikh and someone who was acknowledged as the Sikh youth of the month, how can you allow Yogi Bhajan's sacrilegious Kundalini and tantric sex asanas to be practised by the 3HO Sikhs in a Gurdwara no less? How can you allow sikh sacred mantras, symbols and images of the Golden Temple to be used for commercial enterprises and personal profit? I must say that your accusations against me seem trivial when you consider the sacrilege you allow to flourish in your own house.

Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 17:04:37 -0700
Subject: Re: FW: “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga”
From: Prabhu Khalsa
To: santeji@hotmail.com

I'm not sure what your angle is for sending this book, but this book is utter garbage.
Below he has written: "Most of the American Sikhs are absolutely innocent as well as ignorant." This is simply bullshit. Perhaps in the 70's his stereotypes were applicable but they have no value currently.
In fact, without preparation, I would be ready to debate Trilochan at any given time. I could write at lengths (to match his lengthy discussion) giving a point by point rebuttal to his pathetic attempt at scholarship and his more pathetic attempt at explaining the teachings and genuine spirit of Guru Nanak.
His is a tried and tired argument which should be put to bed with the rest of most Sikh 'scholarship.' There are a new generation of scholars who do not have associations with "Sikh" jethas that have historically been after 3ho and the Siri Singh Sahib. You might want to look into some of those.
You might be curious where I gained the knowledge and surety that I have to challenge him to a debate. My answer would be that I read from the Guru frequently. I also read the vars of Bhai Gurdas. Unlike Trilochan, I don't cherry pick the message of the Bhai Gurdas or the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.
Also, unlike Trilochan I won't claim to have only an academic interest in his writings and then go on to take personal shots at him (which he has done in his book about Siri Singh Sahib). I have a very strong bias, and I am upfront about that. I believe in the teachings of Siri Singh Sahib, however I can make my case without any of his teachings. The propaganda coming from him and any other AKJ apologists (or members) is very biased. The AKJ themselves are generally known as an ultra-fanatic group whom other "scholars" have done equivalent research upon and come to similar outlandish conclusions as Trilochan has about Siri Singh Sahib and 3ho.
One thing I learned from this book is that it must be the source for the manifold debates by these fanatics on the internet given that it is, to the letter, the same debate and same handicapped arguments used over and over again.
I will leave with one more quote from his book "no Sikh worth the name acknowledges him to be a really religious and spiritual man"
This is Trilochan's writing of Siri Singh Sahib. I could make the same claim about Trilochan, but then I would be stooping to his level of pathetic "scholarship." Speaking for the entire diverse Sikh community without even one reference.
I doubt Trilochan is available for debate, but if you would like to sit with me, and challenge me on the veracity of any of Trilochan's claims, I would be happy to have that discussion.
In the ardaas we pray for Bibayk (discerning intellect) any one gifted with Bibayk and the spirit of sovereignty given to the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh could see manipulations on all sides, and choose to keep only the gems offered by fellow members of the community.
Not everything done and said by the Siri Singh Sahib was meant to be a part of the teachings or an example for us to follow. In fact he lead us to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and told us never to bow to any man. This is the most fundamental challenge to the claims of Trilochan and this pathetic excuse for a book.
God bless you on your journey, may you move forward without a further need to defame Siri Singh Sahib, 3HO or anybody else you feel has wronged you in the past.
WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh!
-Prabhu Singh

How can you allow images of Yogi Bhajan & gods in Gurdwara?

by Prabhu Singh Khalsa @, Thursday, April 22, 2010, 16:09 (4077 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

I'm supposed to believe that of the hundreds of stories of fraud told about you, they were all due to Yogi Bhajan's encouragement. True Khalsa takes responsibility for their actions! If he would have told me to do these things I would have said no!
He never forced anything on anybody. People said 'no' to his good advice all the time, like meditating daily to cleanse the mind, or developing a relationship with the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, and bowing to no human other than the word of God. These are his essential teachings which he repeated thousands of times!

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"As a Sikh of the Guru and a person who says they have "the knowledge and surety" to debate Dr. Trilochan Singh,how can you possibly allow hindu gods and images of Yogi Bhajan to be allowed in and around the Gurdwara there in Espanola? As a Sikh and someone who was acknowledged as the Sikh youth of the month, how can you allow Yogi Bhajan's sacrilegious Kundalini and tantric sex asanas to be practised by the 3HO Sikhs in a Gurdwara no less? How can you allow sikh sacred mantras, symbols and images of the Golden Temple to be used for commercial enterprises and personal profit? I must say that your accusations against me seem trivial when you consider the sacrilege you allow to flourish in your own house."
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Are you serious? These things are so exaggerated and unbelievable. I KNOW with all surety that you KNOW that Kundalini yoga is NOT about "tantric sex." Where in any of the teachings are there "tantric sex asanas?" How can anybody take these accusations seriously?
You need proof, not just accusations, and you need to provide whole lectures not just quotes cut and pasted together to prove your point. Siri Singh Sahib was never convicted of anything. Accusations do not equal guilt, actually in this country we are innocent until PROVEN guilty, which he never was.
I'm not so blind to think that 3HO is a perfect organization. I'm not so blind to think that Siri Singh Sahib was a perfect being, but I do believe he was a master and I do appreciate what he taught me.
As far as pictures of the Hindu Gods, again give me a break!!! There are historic Birs of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib with paintings of Hindu Gods within the pages. By what measure can these be called "sacrilege." You know for a fact that nobody is doing Puja to any of the decorations that are at the Gurdwara.
The measure that calls decoration as "sacrilege" is the measure of a narrow minded fanatic!
I don't mind Siri Singh Sahib's picture hanging in the Gurdwara. Most people who have the Guru at home also have pictures of their family hanging on the walls. There are Gurdwaray built in honor of Sikhs which bear the names of Sikhs and have images contained within. There's nothing new about that. This Gurdwara is named after Guru Ram Das, and we have pictures of several of his chela within the walls. Siri Singh Sahib's picture isn't the only one, we also have a wall in remembrance of Sangat members who have passed.
As far as using the name "Golden Temple" for commercial enterprise, again what's the big deal? There are other places called "Golden Temple" in English. The next most famous is one in Japan. Also I'm happy if products that go into people's homes have images of Sikhs, it does good for all of us. It's some of the best PR for a people often mistaken for terrorists.
The most common Asana practiced in Gurdwara is practiced by every Sikh the world over, that is Sukh asan. The Guru in fact is in "Sukh asan" in every Gurdwara. If this kind of yoga can be associated with "tantric sex," then you must be assuming even the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is practicing this, by doing asanas in Gurdwara!

Tantra sex-poses or physical contact is repulsive to Sikhism

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Friday, April 23, 2010, 08:06 (4077 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa
edited by Gursant Singh, Saturday, April 24, 2010, 06:22

To Prabhu Singh Khalsa:

"Tantric doctrines involving sex-poses or physical contact poses are extremely repulsive to Sikhism. The Sikh Gurus repeatedly ask the Sikhs to shun Tantric practices because they are based on a mentally perverted outlook of life. The Sikh Gurus ask the Sikhs to shun the very presence and association of Shakti-Cult Tantrics." Dr. Trilochan Singh "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
This looks pretty much like a tantric sex asana to me....
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Tantric Asana taught by Yogi Bhajan for transmuting sexual energy:Reprinted from Yogi Bhajan’s official magazine “Beads of Truth” 11, p. 39

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Tantric Yoga asanas (above) taught by Yogi Bhajan
and practised in 3HO Gurdwaras

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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does an 8-foot high statue of the hindu god Ganesh, adorn the entranceway to the Siri Singh Sahib (yogi bhajan) lane in espanola. This is the hindu god of "prosperity", as in the 3HO publication "prosperity pathways".

The sikh code of conduct says food offerings to the GURU are forbidden, but there is a 'testimony' page over at sikh.net, a 3HO run site loaded with volumes of Yogi Bhajan nonsense talks. Yogi Bhajan instructs 3Hoer's to prepare meals as offerings at the gurdwara and calls this "a dish for a wish". This is nothing more than the hindu practice of puja. The testimony states "a dish for a wish".
Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."


Yogi Bhajan studied and taught at the Sivananda Ashram in Delhi. This, in addition to his first Kundalini Yoga teacher Sant Hazara Singh. In the mid-1960s, Harbhajan Singh took up a position as instructor at the Vishwayatan Ashram in New Delhi, under Dhirendra Brahmachari. This yoga centre was frequented by the Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter, Indira Gandhi, and diplomats and employees from a host of foreign embassies.

Here's an article on Sivananda's approach to Kundalini Yoga:

www.dlshq.org/download/kundalini.htm

These are all Hindu practices.

You can also read about the Gurdwara Reform Movement which stopped such practices in India and gave the Gurdwaras back to Gursikhs.

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Gurdwara Reform Movement

A Rare Photo of Harimandir sahib in 1908 when it was under the control of the Pundits or mahants. Sadhus felt free to sit in meditation wearing only a dhoti.The Gurdwara Reform Movement (Gurdwara Sudhar Lehr) is the Legislation passed by the Punjab Legislative Council which marked the culmination of the struggle of the Sikh people from 1920-1925 to wrest control of their places of worship from the mahants or priests into whose hands they had passed during the eighteenth century when the Khalsa were driven from their homes to seek safety in remote hills and deserts.

When they later established their sway in Punjab, the Sikhs rebuilt their shrines endowing them with large jagirs and estates. The management, however, remained with the priests, belonging mainly to the Udasi sect, who, after the advent of the British in 1849, began to consider the shrines and lands attached to them as their personal properties and to appropriating the income accruing from them to their private use. Some of them alienated or sold Gurudwara properties at will. They had introduced ceremonies which were anathema to orthodox Sikhs. Besides, there were complaints of immorality and even criminal behavior lodged against the worst of them. All these factors gave rise to what is known as the Gurudwara Reform movement during which the Sikhs peaceful protests were met with violence and death and ended with them courting arrest on a large scale to gain the world's attention. Before it was all over many would fall as martyrs with some being literally blown apart while they were strapped to cannaon barrels.

‘During the Gurdwara Reform Movement, the Sikh leaders started a publication that was named Akali. From this paper and its policy the leaders began to be called Akalis, in view of which they formed the present Akali party. These Nihang Akalis should not be confused with the members of the Akali party.’ The Turban And The Sword’' , by Dr. Trilochan Singh. (Page 402)

I found this post at SikhSangat.com It exposes the most shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari who is considered by his disciples as the 11th Sikh Guru. The Naamdhari Sikhs keep the Siri Guru Granth in a closet while they bow to Jagjit and refer to him as "SatGuru Ji" as you can see in the photos below.

The 'Namdhari' cult has been excommunicated from the Khalsa Panth. See for yourself the pictures of Yogi Bhajan depicting his close relationship with Jagjit Naamdhari.

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"However their are several instances which I find questionable about Yogi Bhajan. One includes the relationship they had with Jagjit Naamdhari (http://satguruji.blogspot.com/), and the other about an occurance that occured in the late 70's between Yogi and AKJ, where Yogi criticized Jatha for trying to "steal" members, but I have little to substantiate that claim, so its fair to dismiss it for now. Also listening to the lectures/Katha of Yogi some teachings I also find a bit of from what I have learned about Sikhi, but then again that could just be a difference in opinion."


Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."

3HO Sikhs are now fighting amongst themselves in a lawsuit over the millions of dollors in profits made from using the sacred Sikh religious symbols and scriptures for their own personal gain.3HO Sikhs, who follow Yogi Bhajan, funnel the money to support Yogi Bhajan's tantric cult church.

Read about the "war between 3HO Sikh's Unto Infinity Board and Yogi Bhajan's Sikh Dharma". Yogi Bhajan set up all these organizations and installed their leaders. Decide for yourself if the Tantric Sex Yoga which Yogi Bhajan taught inevitably leads to mental and physical debauchery.

Many of these 3HO profiteers have cut their hair and renounced Sikhi! See this picture below of Kartar Khalsa CEO of Golden Temple Foods who has cut his hair and is no longer a Sikh.
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See these articles in today's Eugene Register Guard which shows the greed surrounding this dispute:

"Money trail at heart of Sikhs’ legal battle."

"New suit hits Golden Temple:The owner of Soothing Touch files lawsuit for fraud!"

Wha Guru being used sacriligiously for huge profits by 3HO Sikhs
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"What did the magician say to the Wha Guru Chew? Open sesame."

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Yogi Bhajan used the sacred name of the Golden Temple, names and images of the Sikh Gurus, and sacred Sikh shabads for commercial enterprises to make millions of dollars. Wha Guru is even used as the name of a candy bar by Golden Temple Foods!Links appearing on the internet advertise Golden Temple along with wine and alcohol such as in this Google search link: "Golden Temple Granola - Food & Wine - Compare Prices" Other internet links associate Golden Temple massage oil with sex and sensual massages as in this Google search: "Sensual Soothing... Golden Temple Soothing Touch Massage Oil."

See for yourself the pictures below of the Darbar Sahib(Golden Temple) in Amritsar and Guru Tegh Bahadar featured on yogi tea boxes:
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3HO Sikhs are associating yogis, ashrams, tantric sex yoga rituals,drinking of wine and magicians of the occult with the Sikh Gurus and the Golden Temple See the Rare Photo (above) featuring the Harimandir sahib in 1908 when it was under the control of the Pundits or mahants. Sadhus and yogis felt free to sit wearing only a dhoti and no head coverings.The Gurdwara Reform Movement stopped such practices in India and gave the Gurdwaras back to Gursikhs.

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Tantric Yoga asanas (above) taught by Yogi Bhajan
and practised in 3HO Gurdwaras


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Yogi Bhajan's students are intstructed to meditate on Yogi Bhajan's picture everyday which you can see displayed in the 3HO Espanola Gurdwara.

See how Hindu gods and yogis are displayed in 3HO Gurdwaras, (see link in blue).

See this post which exposes the most shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari who is considered by his disciples as the 11th Sikh Guru. The Naamdhari Sikhs keep the Siri Guru Granth in a closet while they bow to Jagjit and refer to him as "SatGuru Ji" as you can see in the photos at this link.


Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

The Name of Golden Temple and its Murals

"In England last year a firm advertised some blue jeans as Jesus Jeans. The whole religious world of England rose in one protest and stopped the manufacture of these jeans. The word Golden Temple has become an instrument of commercial affairs of Yogi Bhajan He has now even named shoe stores as Golden Temple. I was given a "Wha Guru Chew.""

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."


Read these comments by traditional Sikhs. "What better way to make money: add a religious tone to the product. All of a sudden, it seems legit."


If you want to stop these degrading and sacriligious practices by Golden Temple Foods and Yogi Bhajan's cult followers; Post a letter of support on this website or write your local food stores and demand they stop selling Golden Temple Food's products. Some of the major stores which carry these products are Trader Joes, Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats but there are many many other stores who sell millions of dollars in Golden Temple Granola, Peace Cereal, Yogi Teas, massage oil and Wha Guru Chews.

Yogi Bhajan's sacrilegious teachings in the name of Sikhism are illustrated quite distinctly by pictures of Yogi Bhajan's portrait, hindu idols being displayed in and around 3-HO Gurdwaras and the practice of kundalini and sex energizing tantric yoga asanas inside 3-HO Gudwaras by Yogi Bhajan's students.

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Idolatry is forbidden in Sikhism. Why does an eight foot high image (above) of Yogi Bhajan adorn the 3HO Gurdwara in Espanola?

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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does an 8-foot high statue of the hindu god Ganesh, adorn the entranceway to the Siri Singh Sahib (yogi bhajan) lane in espanola. This is the hindu god of "prosperity", as in the 3HO publication "prosperity pathways".

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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does a golden statue of a yogi adorn the entranceway to the 3HO Gurdwara in espanola. This is a hindu practise.


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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does a golden statue of a yogi adorn the entranceway to the 3HO Gurdwara in espanola. This is a hindu practise.


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Yogi Bhajan's students are intstructed to meditate on Yogi Bhajan's picture everyday which you can see displayed in the 3HO Espanola Gurdwara in the photo above.

Fanaticism is repulsive to Sikhism

by Jimmy Ji, Monday, April 26, 2010, 18:33 (4073 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

What's wrong with sex? Your parents had sex to make you. I'd like to imagine what the world would be like with out that happening, but that would be fantasy, so I don't engage in that... Sex is just as sacred as any spiritual or human connection. Yet, you seem to want to speak with fanaticism for all of Sikhism that physical contact is repulsive... Hunh? There is only one thing truly repulsive... The waste of a human being on creating lies and division. No one supports these views... Utter nonsense and insanity. Certainly... Do not entangle with fools. Allow this Guru Sant Singh to post libel and lies to himself all day long. Sat Nam.

JJ

Follower of Yogi Bhajan:"Yogi Bhajan is "distorting" Sikhism

by S. Singh, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 05:12 (4071 days ago) @ Jimmy Ji

Yogi Bhajan's Teachings

By AMAR PRAKASH SINGH
Amar Prakash Singh was a follower of Yogi Bhajan for about fifteen years (from about 1975 to 1989). He left Yogi Bhajan when he realized that Yogi Bhajan was "distorting" Sikhism. He can be reached via his Web site (http://www.prismnet.com/~khalsa/index.html) or via email at khalsa@prismnet.com or amarprakashs@yahoo.com. (Courtesy: learning-zone at Yahoo! Groups).

The Sikh Times, Apr. 3, 2005

1. Yogi Bhajan taught that you had to make a connection with a living spiritual teacher.

2. Yogi Bhajan taught that you should meditate on his photograph.

3. Yogi Bhajan taught that the reason that Sikhs wear turbans is to adjust the plates in your skull and thus regulate your electro-magnetic energy.

4. Yogi Bhajan taught that the reason that Sikhs wear kachaa [breeches] is that the pressure of the kachaa on your thighs stimulates your liver.

5. Yogi Bhajan taught that you should have a photo of the golden idol of Sri Chand, that is outside the gurdwara in Espanola, in your home.

6. Yogi Bhajan taught that chanting certain shabads [verses] bring certain results: A) mayraa man lochai gur darshan taaee (My mind longs for the Guru; Guru Granth, p. 96): This brings prosperity, multiplied a thousand-fold squared. B) The twenty-ninth pauree [verse] of Japji: This protects you from your enemies by simply vaporizing those who wish you harm. C) The twenty-second pauree of Japji: This brings you victory in legal battles. D) The thirteenth pauree of Japji: This gives you the occult knowledge of infinity. E) The twenty-fifth pauree of Japji: All your needs are pre-fulfilled. Prosperity, virtue, estate, and wealth are yours without asking.

7. Yogi Bhajan taught that Gurmukhi is a magical, mystical language in that by chanting, reciting, or singing, your tongue is pressing on certain pressure points in your upper palate and thus certain glands in your brain are stimulated to secrete hormones, resulting in a kundalini high.

8. Yogi Bhajan taught that Anand Sahib was the ultimate kundalini experience because for each five paurees your kundalini would pass through a corresponding chakra. Forty paurees divided by five equals the eight chakras. This also holds true for Japji.

9. Yogi Bhajan taught that abortion was all right if it was done before the 120th day, when the soul entered the womb.

10. Yogi Bhajan taught that you could be liberated in forty days if you practiced kundalini yoga.

11. Yogi Bhajan taught that he would take on all the karma of his students and that the reason that he was so sick was that his students had a lot of bad karma.

12. Yogi Bhajan taught he should name everyone, not by consulting the Guru, but by using astrology and numerology.

13. Yogi Bhajan taught that he could read auras and even read your destiny.

14. Yogi Bhajan taught that when he died only his physical body would be gone. His soul would then reside in his subtle body which would hover over his students, while he still taught and led tantric. To his students he would not be dead but immortal.


Below another traditional view of YB:

Satjot kaur ji,

First off. Let's look at his website.

yogibhajan.com .

One.

You see a banner of apparently "sikhs" using mudras. As an extensive background in tantra, and tibetan buddhism, i can tell you that mantras are used to focus the mind, and activate the flow of rLung (life force, prana) into and through certain channels, and have them dissolve into a corresponding bindi (drop, chakra) . Why would sikhs have a need for methods related to tantra and yoga, in order to train and focus their mind? Is Naam not enough for them, or is there something lacking in Sikhism?

Let us move on from the home page, to the "About 3HO" tab.

We see a quote from yogi Bhajan up top in a yellow box. Mine says:

"“Happiness is your birthright!”
This is what Yogi Bhajan declared on Jan 5, 1969 when he founded 3HO."

Above that, you see another banner, with apparently - Sikhs.

And after you read the first paragraph - you learn that he had a mission to spread "kundalini yoga and tantra". He never specifies what kind of tantra. Tantra itself means "thread". As you know, tantras itself, are texts - threads of instruction to enlightenment. The actual act of performing any form of tantra - is "trul khor", or physical asanas, related to some form of deity worship (buddhist or otherwise, i am using mainly busshist terms for "yoga").

What kind of tantras does/did he use?

Apparently, that is never defined in this section. Let us move on to the next tab - "3HO Lifestyle"

Up top on the banner - more Sikhs. What are Sikhs doing practcing hindu and buddhist yoga, and using mudras? And what do mudras (hand posture) have to do with remaining physically fit, akin with yoga?

Nothing i can think of.

Anyways, moving on here, in the same tab - you can find links to numerology. I'll take a look at this later, and give you more info on that. He also gives you "recipes" to try. Okay, that's great. Nothing wrong here... But still some persistence as to why Sikhs are using tantra to find mukthi/moksha/rigpa...

Next tab. Kundalini Yoga. Ah yes, here is what we've been waiting to see.

First paragraph. Okay, helps you cope with stress. Good, nothing wrong with that.

But wait - Here we go. Here is what bothers me.

" "Kundalini yoga classes are a dynamic blend of postures, pranayam, mantra, music and meditation, which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing and elevation."

Why do you need pranayam - breath control?
Why mantra? (invocations for deities)
and music? All tor elate you to some source deep within?

Let us consult gurbani on use mantra, pranayam, and music in another post.

And what is up with the "Aquarian" teacher. Why is a "Sikh" so obsessed with western forms of constellations and astrology, especially when Hindus used sidereal (not solar) constellations for calculations?

To me it looks like one big marketing scam....

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Continuing where I left off.

The next tab is about "Yogi Bhajan"

"The Upanishads, Hindu’s sacred scriptures that date back to the fifth century B.C., describe Kundalini, although the oral tradition reaches back even further into history. For thousands of years, this sacred science and technology was veiled in secrecy, passed along verbally from master to chosen disciple."

Here again, he re-affrims that it is from a hindu source. What more should be said then this? The details is about the rest of his life, however - he does admit that he propagates a hindu practice, supposedly, as a Sikh. Is there anything else to be said?

On the Womens 3HO tab -

"Giving up our self-respect is what the word corrupt means in the spiritual world. For by giving up ourselves, our center, our relationship with Infinity, we deny our essence. Without the essence of 'I am I am' (union with Self) we cannot communicate...Communication is meant to share what our spirit is."
Read More:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=19093 (Yogi Bhajan and 3HO)
Read More:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=19093 (Yogi Bhajan and 3HO)

Gurbani says that we should not entertain egoism, or a sense of self.

Clearly, we see that Yogi Bhajan was a sikh teaching hindu yoga in order to make money, and start a business.

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Well, continuing to explore this site -
Please see:

Yoga Photo Yogi Bhajan

At the bottom you see:

" If you would like to make an offering/donation in exchange for receiving your spiritual name, please click here:"
Read More:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=19093 (Yogi Bhajan and 3HO)

Why would you make an offering to someone who is not a teacher or guru?

This guys, is now starting to sound like a cult.

Now, to get onto that numerology i was talking about.
Read More:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=19093 (Yogi Bhajan and 3HO)

All it is basic math - and tries to define you loosely. I suggest you all try it and see how rue it is. However, all of it seems to be the same thing ,recycled over and over - no matter what info you put in.

Link: Tantric Numerology

Next day is Gurbani to refute Yogi Bhajans ideas.

How can you allow images of Yogi Bhajan & gods in Gurdwara?

by JUJHAR SINGH, CHANDIGARH, Sunday, April 25, 2010, 03:38 (4075 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

Bhai Gursant Singhji,

WJKK!
WJKF!!

After reading that arrogant Prabhu Singh`s rubbish article it would appear that he has not grasped the basics of the sikh religion.I`m quite shocked he was appointed YOM!!!

Please follow Gurusahib`s advice:

Murkhe naal na lujjheae(do not wrangle with the foolish)!

Gurusahib be with you!

WJKK!
WJKF!!

J.SINGH

How can you allow images of Yogi Bhajan & gods in Gurdwara?

by Prabhu Singh Khalsa, Monday, April 26, 2010, 19:48 (4073 days ago) @ JUJHAR SINGH

Jujhar Singh Ji, if you took your own advice, or Guru Ji's in this case, you wouldn't be at this website.
I'm here because my reply to an uninvited email was posted on the web.

Guru Sant Ji, am I really supposed to accept your reply?
So much of that is fabrication and exaggeration.
Also what's wrong with transmuting sexual energy. It exists, what are we supposed to do with it? If you're not married and using it in that way, I think transmuting sexual energy via yoga is probably the healthiest way to deal with it.
Having a statue of Ganeysh doesn't mean anything. There are also statues at Siri Singh Sahib's ranch of Native American heroes and animals like lions and tigers. Nobody's worshiping those, but somehow Ganeysh is unacceptable.
Don't give me a canned response, full of lies and half-truths, I've read all that crap before, and I know that you know most of those things to be total lies and exaggerations. I know that you've never seen anybody worship statues, because it's never happened! I know that you know kundalini yoga and white tantric yoga have nothing to do with practicing tantric sex!
I'm sure, like most people in your generation, you became a Sikh after having an experience practicing Kundalini Yoga. What's your angle now? You really think Dr. Trilochan was smarter, more spiritual, and had a better understanding of the Sikh Dharma than Siri Singh Sahib? Give me a break. There are thousands worldwide who were inspired by and remember Siri Singh Sahib daily, and who knows who Trilochan is? What was his work? Has his intellectualism transcended the human spirit?
You may think you've found a cool new life with a bunch of cool new 'Sikhs,' but let me tell you, the minute you cross them, things will be different. You could cheat here all you wanted and people forgave you or didn't, but if you cheat with these people, they will kill you. I've had these AKJ/BKI (Babbar Khalsa Inernational) people give me the lowdown. They've told me in no uncertain terms that those who "go against the panth" are killed. With their fanaticism, it's pretty easy to "go against the panth" it may only be a matter of time before you do something that they think "goes against the panth." They've threatened my life several times, but those were mostly teenagers and I didn't take them seriously, but I didn't live amongst them. Guess what my offense was? Speaking openly and questioning their rigid beliefs. That's right, my life has been threatened for disagreeing with them. You know when it got heated and life threatening, when I used history, scholarship, and Gurbani to explain my point of view and they had nothing left to argue except threaten my life. These are the enlightened people you've signed up to be with now. God bless you!

How can you allow images of Yogi Bhajan & gods in Gurdwara?

by Jimmy ji, Monday, April 26, 2010, 20:44 (4073 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

It's become clear to me reading this site and weighing the arguments, that there also exist right wing fanatics in the Sikh following and this light-on-intellect-miscreant Guru Sant is one of their newly inducted salivating whips. That's sad, but then, that's OK because there are nuts in every bar! Thanks Prabhu for your clarity and insight.

It's too bad that we live in a world where religion, especially that of Sikhism, whose central message is unity and non-division, should be appropriated by those who wish to divide and spread lies for no purpose other than to lash out with the misery they hold in their hearts. I also God Bless this Guru Sant and wish him the best in finding his way back into the fold of humanity, humility and God.

JJ

Yogi Bhajan's favorite saying: "Fake it and you'll Make it"!

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 04:53 (4071 days ago) @ Jimmy ji

Here is an article about YB from an Indian Sikh and the related blog site.

http://transition-into-infinity.blogspot.com/


Fake it and you'll Make it

By Devinderjit Singh

In the light of Yogi Harbhajan Singh’s recent death in Espanola, New Mexico, USA, and the associated eulogies, I felt that it might be interesting to hear about my experiences with that community. Although I was never a member of 3HO (the ‘Happy, Healthy and Holy Organization’), I was a bemused, bewildered and often irritated bystander at Espanola for a year or so in the late 1980’s.

I’m an English Sikh, with Punjabi ancestry, and worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for three years. Finding a community of Sikhs nearby (and in the desert at that!) was a pleasant surprise, and I was naturally drawn to attend the Sunday Diwans and participate in the Kirtan. The discipline and dedication of the Epanola Sikhs was very humbling, and I was also impressed with the tradition of distributing Shabad sheets so that people could join in the worship more easily; it was certainly much better organized than the general chaos I’d been used to at most Gurdwaras. I made several good friends there, whom I still remember with fondness.

These were all the positive aspects, but it didn’t take long for me to start having my doubts too. My parents had brought me up to pay homage only to the Guru Granth Sahib, and so I found the constant mention of Yogi Bhajan in the Ardas quite annoying. I was particularly irritated by the deference shown to him through the title of Siri Singh Sahib, and the assertion that he was the supreme Sikh authority of the ‘Western hemisphere’. What did that mean, if anything? I’m as western as anybody in my upbringing, attitudes and outlook (even live West of the Greenwich meridian, if only by 1.25 degrees!), and YB certainly had no authority over me. Besides, who was the equivalent for the Eastern (Southern and Northern) hemisphere? Nobody — it was complete nonsense!

I also found many practices taking place, such as astrology, which perplexed and horrified me greatly. Not only were they inconsistent with my training as a Mathematical Physicist, with a background in Radio-Astronomy, they were at odds with my understanding of Sikhism; and yet these were being encouraged. Even worse, YB was misrepresenting Gurbani: ‘If you recite this Shabad so many times, it will bring you so and so.’ This is totally against Gurmat: it’s simply meaningless chanting, and even that for worldly ends, rather than reflective contemplation on the Guru’s message about the Love of the Almighty.

I did try to raise my concerns with some of the people in Espanola, but it wasn’t very fruitful; usually I just ended up in a heated debate. I remember once asking about the Solstice events, trying to make sure that they were just convenient times of year to get together rather than having Druid significance. I was told that they had some Yogic, or astrological, meaning. When I tried to point out that acting on such (supposed) attributes was at odds with Gurmat, I had the Baran Mahan, and some quotation like ‘Raj jog takhat dhian Guru Ram Das’, thrown in my face. Hum! My view was that while Sikhism and Yoga were not mutually exclusive, they were not synonymous either; my 3HO friend disagreed. In a way, this example illustrates the conclusion I came to: the 3HO crowd and I might have been doing the same things, such as keeping Kesh, reading Gurbani, and so on, but we were doing them for entirely different reasons. When my 3HO friend read the Baran Mahan, he saw the mention of the seasonal months as a cue for astrology. When I read them, and other time-related passages, I got completely the opposite message. Namely, that it doesn’t matter what month of the year, day of the week, or hour of the day it is: if we remember God through loving devotion, it’s time well spent; if not, it’s a wasted opportunity.

Despite my misgivings, I was quite keen to see and hear YB in person. After all, he must have some unusual charm, or charisma, or something, to be able to influence so many people is such a profound way (I usually count myself lucky if I can persuade my undergraduate students to do their sums properly!). When I did get to meet him at a Diwan in Albuquerque, I was disappointed: he was rude, crude and not very good. His hour-long sermon was nothing more than incoherent rambling, mostly twaddle, with a light sprinkling of Gurbani to add a veneer of respectability. I was dumbfounded — I just couldn’t understand what people saw in him; it’s still a complete mystery to me. My 3HO friends kept saying how wonderful he was, and how much love they got from him, but I could only wonder how deprived their former lives must have been. If YB had been my introduction to Sikhism, or anything else for that matter, I would have told him where to go and run away a mile myself. YB was very smart, of course, and avoided locking horns with anyone he thought was likely to stand up to him. He was always very polite to me on the odd occasion that we were both at the same place; I think he knew that he’d get some lip back if he tried any nonsense on me.

One of my biggest disappointments was that Bhai Jiwan Singh, to whom I was told he was greatly indebted for getting him out of a serious bind, did not get him to buck up his ideas. But then Bhai Sahib is too much of a saint to cast the first, or any, stone; he tries to associate with just the good aspects of people and avoids dwelling on their shortcomings. As for the Jathedhars of the Akal Takhat and such like putting YB straight, it was never going to happen. Most of them are quite corrupt themselves, and pandered to YB (on seeing his wealth and status) instead of admonishing him. The sad fact is that there are numerous self-styled saints whom the Sikh masses follow (because it’s far less effort than studying the Guru Granth Sahib, and contemplating the Guru’s message) who wield considerable sway over the Sikh hierarchy (which shouldn’t be there, as such, in the first place anyway); compared to some of them, YB’s antics paled into insignificance.

I posted the above account of my observations about YB and the 3HO Sikh community on an e-forum for former members a few months ago, and received the following confirmation of my analysis.

What you expressed is what I have been wondering might be the opinion of Sikhs of Punjabi descent. Most are too polite to say it directly when speaking with a 3HO Sikh, like I used to be, but would hint at it. I also found that when I began to get serious about Sikhe, I realized 80% of what 3HO did was contrary. My experience mirrored yours when I went to Harmandhir Sahib — we all wore beards and kirpans, but that was where it ended. I found so many of the Sikhs there so devout and humble, and without the superstition I had been surrounded with in 3HO. . . . I also agree with your assessment of the Jathedhars, as I have seen them scramble for the 3HO money time and again. . . . Again, thank you for finally posting a traditional Sikh viewpoint based on having experienced 3HO firsthand. Many Punjabi Sikhs are so happy to see Americans in turbans they overlook everything else. They often are never exposed to day to day 3HO.

When I was in Espanola in 1988, I ascertained that there had been about four or five thousand 3HO Sikhs during its heyday. Roughly half of them had left a few years earlier, but nobody seemed willing to talk about it much. Now that I’ve been able to befriend some former members, I’ve learnt how badly exploited they felt when they eventually saw through YB’s veil of deception. They are convinced that YB’s outfit was nothing more than a cult designed for his personal betterment, with the Sikh facade merely providing a convenient cover. All but a handful have given up being Sikhs, although they harbour no ill will towards Sikhism itself; indeed, most retain a great deal of respect for Gurbani. One of the few who has remained a Sikh is Amar Prakash Singh, and his eulogy for YB is as follows: "I have met many good Sikhs, some great Sikhs and maybe even a couple of Saints in my life, but Harbhajan Singh Puri was not one of them.... My whole experience with Harbhajan Singh can be summed up in a quote from Farid (Guru Granth Sahib, p. 1384): "

I considered him a saint having swan-like purity,

That is why I sought his association.

If I knew he was a hypocrite like crane,

I would have kept away from him all my life.

This seems like a fitting epitaph for YB to me. An alternative would be one of his own favourite catch phrases: “Fake it and you’ll make it!”
Posted by Gurmat Prakash Publications at 10/13/2006

Yogi Bhajan's favorite saying: "Fake it and you'll Make it"!

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Monday, October 03, 2011, 13:55 (3548 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

Could this fake guru in the videos be better at "Fake it and you’ll make it" than Yogi Bhajan ?

The story of Lord Krishna according to Guru Maharishi Yogi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqgYyZFrNgQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIbfhvjKq0o&feature=related

Guru Maharishi Yogi giving the England players some tips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmC3Baeiq6c&feature=related

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"The Emperor has no clothes on!"

The Emperor's New Clothes:
A fairy tale (old children's story) by Hans Christian Andersen about an emperor who pays a lot of money for some new magic clothes which can only be seen by wise people. The clothes do not really exist, but the emperor does not admit he cannot see them, because he does not want to seem stupid. Everyone else pretends to see the clothes too, until a child shouts, "The Emperor has no clothes on!" The title is often used to describe a situation in which people are afraid to criticize something because everyone else seems to think it is good or important.

The excellent Parody below is taken from: http://www.sikharchives.com/?p=9443

Prologue

11-11-11, A Fable For The Dawn Of The Age Of Aquarius
A Medieval Play In Three Acts

Act I: One Fine Aquarian Day With Guru Hanuman Singh Khalsa
Soliloquy: Verily, after all of the perfidy of charlatans and knaves marked heretofore; it is time for some noble Knight’s entertainment.

Guru Hanuman Singh Khalsa alighted onto the platform of the railway station at RishiKesh, India. It had been a long and tiring journey from Espanola, New Mexico.
Guru Hanuman Singh Khalsa was a devoted acolyte of Yogi Bhajan. He had assiduously studied all of the audio-visual course materials of the late Grandmaster Of White Tantric Sexual Yoga. Only very special and promising initiates could set their ears to the highly secret recorded discourses of the departed Yogic Grandmaster. The thought crossed his mind that perhaps some of Yogi Bhajan’s video lectures had been withheld from him. He quickly dismissed the errant thought. Guru Hunuman felt Happy, Healthy and Holy. He had just taken a course in Gong Therapy. ‘It did me a lot of good’, he mused. “It cost a lot of money, but it was worth it. One day, I will be teaching White Tantric Yoga, Gong Therapy, Numerology and the other secret Metaphysiks of Yogi Bhajan”. “Who says that there is not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. O’ Lucky Man! “, he chuckled to himself. Guru Hunuman Singh Khalsa was more than Happy, Healthy and Holy; he felt like a God. “Maybe I am a God”, he thought to himself. “After all this is India, the land of Gods. A fully enlightened man like me deserves to be a God”. He turned away from his thoughts and seeing a wizened old wayfarer passing by, said airily : ‘And a top O’ the mornin’ to you Guvnor’.
“Coolie, where is the Maha Devi (“Great Goddess”) Temple”. A scrawny old man dressed in a red tunic pushed his way through the crowd and replied: “O Great Sahib, it is only a mile up the hill. I can take you there for 10 rupees”. “Alright”, intoned Guru Hanuman. “but be quick, I am very tired”. The coolie hoisted the heavy suitcase onto the top of his head and pushed through the crowd. Guru Hanuman followed him, taking in the bustling sights around him. The narrow street was lined with the colorful stalls of merchants. Everywhere hawkers were plying their trade in loud sonorous voices. “I hope this old man can make it up the hill, he looks as if he hasn’t eaten for five days”, Guru Hunuman thought to himself. He turned to the labouring coolie and admonished him: “hurry up, hurry up, I am very tired”. “Yes, Great Sahib”, panted the old man, as he struggled up the hill.
Guru Hunuman Singh Khalsa was in Rishikish to celebrate the dawn of the Aquarian Age. After 13,000 years, the Era of the Fish (pisces – christ the fisherman) was about to yield to the Age of Aquarius. According to the secret doctrine of Yogi Bhajan, in the Aquarian Age, White Sikh Yogi Bhajan Priests would lead humanity to a paradise on earth. White Sikhs from all across the world were gathering on the sacred grounds of Rishikesh to usher in the Aquarian Age; and assume their positions as founts of Aquarian wisdom; as rulers of this world. The world famous singer Snatchem Kaur was coming. The world famous numerologist, Guru AbraCadAbra Singh Khlasa would be here. Guru Fataey Singh Khalsa, the dour, self styled Singh Sahib was attending; even Guru Purbia Singh Khalsa the impetuous 26 year old know it all would be here. Guru MouseStuck Singh Khalsa the wily and cunning webmaster was coming. “All of the important Khalsas of the world will be congregating at the Maha Devi Temple”, mused Guru Hunuman. “When I reach the temple, I’ll pay my respects to the Goddess and after a short rest in the temple ashram, I’ll see who has arrived”. His mind wandered over his checklist: do a liberating fire pooja by the river, give a lecture on the Tantric Foundations Of Sikhism, hobnob with the Hindu High Priests and Popes in Rishikish, do a video on the importance of sacred mantra chants, give a lecture on the importance of having a personal guru; and finally give the ladies a demonstration of Yogi Bhajan Tantric Sex. “It’s going to be busy but when I get back to Espanola, I am really going to get my head into some heavy duty Gong Intensives; it will do me good, purify my soul and body”, he languidly told himself.
“Hey Monkey! Wait Up!” The harsh and loud voice jarred Guru Hunuman Singh Khalsa from his reverie. He looked around.
“Hey Monkey God! wait for me”, the voice bellowed out again. Guru Hunuman looked behind him and down the hill. It was Guru Zorawar Singh Khalsa.
“Oh no, what is this pest doing here. I really hate him”, he thought to himself. “Don’t call me a monkey you have no right to”, he screamed back to Guru Zorawar Singh.
“Well, Hunuman is the Hindu Monkey God and a Guru is a person who leads his pupils from darkness (gu) to light (ru); so you are the monkey who will lead humanity from darkness to light”; bellowed Guru Zorawar as he quickened his pace to catch up with the Emperor of Monkeystan.
Guru Zorawar placed his arms around Guru Hunuman and remarked jovially: “Well how are the senoritas treating the greatest Tantric Sex fiend since the old charmer Yogi Bhajan”.
“I thought that you had been kicked out of Espanola and you membership was canceled in the 3H0. What have you been doing”, retorted Guru Hanuman Singh Khalsa.
“Well I am a real Sikh now, I have learned the Punjabi language and have read authentic Sikh History. I am just Zorawar Singh now; a humble Sikh of the Sikh Quom (race and nation). And buddy, I don’t wear white bedsheets anymore. You know, you guys are something else, masters of the rope a dope trick. But instead of a Thrilla in Manila there’s gonna be a Thrilla in Rishikesh. Remember what the Grandmaster Of Kundalini Tantric Sex Yoga used to say: fake it and you will make it. Sometimes I really miss the old galoot; he could charm the socks off a cobra”.
“You don’t know anything about Yogi Bhajan and his teachings. You are full of duality. Enough of your maya. I give you my blessings. I will pray for you”, and then he added, “Did you come here to spoil our fun?”
“Oh, I am here on a secret mission, but enough about me. Lets talk about more important things. So how are the mademoiselles treating the old dope fiend, replied Zorawar Singh lightly.
“Enough of this frivolous chatter. I have important things on my mind. We 3H0 Sikhs have to fulfill Yogi Bhajan’s mission. I’m going to be a personal guru and teach Sikhs about real Sikhism”; Guru Hunuman Singh Khalsa retorted.
“You have to be kidding. I thought that in Sikhism there can be no interlocutor between a Sikh and God. You say that you will be a personal guru but to me that is nothing more than a Sikh priest. It’s a faustian inversion of the Sikh religion! You guys take the cake!; you can’t speak Punjabi, you cannot read the Guru Granth Sahib but you are going to teach Sikhism. And if you had ever bothered to read some authentic Sikh history you would never be here in this place”. Zorawar Singh paused and then said, “Do you know what Milan Kundera said?”
“What?” said Guru Hanuman Singh Khalsa impatiently
“The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will forget even faster. A nation cannot cross a desert of organized forgetting. The war against tyranny is the war against forgetting.”
You were always an idiot and you always will be; that’s why you were booted out of the Sikh Dharma. You are talking like those insufferable Sikh Terrorists. Grow up. Kundalini Yoga is a technology; one cannot master this technology without a personal guru. Guru Nanak gave secret yogic knowledge to his son, Sri Chand; we are teaching this secret knowledge. This is the only way to liberate yourself. Why can’t you understand this, you numbskull.
“You’ve banged your head against the gong once too often. You have gone completely ape!”, laughed Zorawar Singh. Yoga never liberated anybody from anything; it is a false path with inevitably bad consequences. It is explicitly prohibited in Sikhism as a religious practise. Anyways all Yogi Bhajan ever did was have a rip roaring good time. He had an ego bigger than the Greek God Zeus. He collected a trunk full of jewelery and collected a coterie of suppliant honorary female secretaries. I have heard of an honorary Ph.D for distinguished service; but Honorary Secretary for distinguished service? Give me a break. I’ve got to hand it to the fat old cobra, he was a master of the rope a female dope trick.
“Don’t insult Yogiji he is like a God to us”, Guru Hunuman Singh Khalsa shot back angrily.
“Man, your brain is fried; your circuits got crossed with too much ganja. You need mucho Gong Therapy. Look, Yoga has never solved any social problems and is not a prescription for righteous conduct. When Babur invaded India in 1490, the people went to the Yogis and asked for their assistance to resist the impending slaughter that awaited them. Babur, the grandson of Tamerlane, was in the direct blood line of Genghis Khan. He had a hostile animus against the hereditary, racial caste stratification of the Hindu religion. But the Yogis were cowards and replied : “We are healers, we are people of peace, we will shower our blessing on all of you. We will meditate and perform Yoga. Just go home and sit in peace. We will read sacred mantras and the invading forces will become blind”. If you have ever bothered to read the Sri Guru Granth Sahib then you will know that Guru Nanak records the cowardice of these yogis on page 417 of the Guru Granth Sahib : Koe Mughal Na Hoa Andha, Kiney Na Parcha Laiya. It means : No Mughal was blinded and none of their mantras worked. The Yogis were unable to engage in righteous conduct. What was the use of all their Yoga? The philosophy of Guru Nanak and Sikhi considers courage to be a highest virtue. Spirituality without courage is cowardice. Of what use is it being pious if one does not have the courage to speak out, to stand against injustice or to stand beside the weak, the oppressed and the needy? Valor and courage are the essence of Sikhi; it is the core of the Saint-Soldier creed of the Lord Of The Falcons, Guru Gobind Singh.
There was a thick silence. Then Zorawar Singh continued:
“When Gursant Singh was in the direst circumstances here and he desperately needed your assistance; where were all of you? You tucked your tails in between your hind legs and high-tailed it out of Dodge. What use is your yoga. Can yoga take the yellow belly out of you?
“You know nothing about Sikhism”, retorted Guru Hunuman Singh Khalsa. “You are really ignorant. The duty of a Sikh is only to teach the technology of yoga peacefully to his disciples so that they can liberate themselves. There is no duty to fight wars, engage in violence or take care of the whole world as it were. The world is maya, it is best to withdraw from it. That is why we live in ashrams. Violence can never be justified. Ever. Which wars did Guru Nanak fight anyways. Once enough people master Kundalini Yoga, the world will automatically change. Keep on talking like this and you will find out that Sikh terrorists are a very nasty lot. You will learn when they come after you; but it will be too late then”. Then as an afterthought he added in a very low tone, “If I was you, I would keep my mouth shut here; there are rumors that Sikh terrorists are in Rishikish. ”
Zorawar Singh laughed. “Your yellow stripes are showing again. What terrorists? You remind me of that little twerp Purbia Singh Khalsa. He almost died of fright when a lady from the Babbar Khalsa International phoned him up to inquire on how his tantric sexual yoga lessons were progressing”.
“No, I am serious, the Babbar Khalsa International is here. There is heavy police security all around. Don’t you see the police with sub-machineguns at every crossing? I heard that the Police had caught a few of them and were interrogating them. I really hope that they teach these dogs a lesson”, Guru Hunuman Singh answered in a trembling voice. And then as an after thought he added: “We all got a message from Esponala, telling us to be very careful”.
“Common, don’t be such a big coward. I can hear your heart going thumpty-thump. So what? a true Sikh is never afraid of anything and true Sikhs do not consider that there is any difference between life and death. ”
“You are such a fool. Thats all theory. Come down to the real world. Everybody in the world is afraid to die and everybody wants to live. That is reality. You were a fool and you you will always be a fool”, Guru Hunuman answered in an unsteady voice.
“Babbar Khalsa? aren’t they the guys that got freedom for India. How can they be terrorists? The English hanged 1592 terrorists during the war for freedom here and out that number 1572 were Sikhs”, Anyways, I don’t care, I am a real Sikh now. I laugh at death.
“You were always a goddamn Hillbilly and you always will be. I’ll never figure out how you got a membership to 3H0″, Guru Humuman Singh Khalsa retorted.
“Just like you pal, the femmes gave it to me honoris causa. For being a great servitor of the female race. Just like you!”, laughed Zorawar Singh.
“You are trash and garbage”, Guru Hunuman Singh said with rising anger in his voice.
“Actually the Lord Of The Falcons (“Baaj Guru”) said: If you want to play the game of love then place your head in your hands and step unto my lane. The Lord Of The Falcons also said: O’ Lord grant me this one boon, that I may die in mighty strife on the battlefield”. Guru Gobind Singh never said: O’ Lord grant me this one boon that I may die giving Kundalini Yoga lessons. Is not what Guru Gobind Singh asserted part of the Creed? Why do you merchants of false spirituality shy away from the essence of Sikhism. If you want to follow the creed truly, then you must believe that there is no difference between life and death except for a transformation. You cowards make me sick in the pit of my stomach. You are the merchants of Multan who were slaughtered by Babur. He could not stand the sight of you. You are destroying something very beautiful. Not only do you jackasses not get it, you are milking the Religion for all that it is worth. Money is what turns your crank, buddy. You all are very, very sick people. All your false pretense of love. All your Satnaam! Satnaam! If you call yourself a Khalsa then at least have the courage to use the proper greeting of the Khalsa; Wahe Guruji Ka Khalsa! Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! ( The Khalsa belongs to God, The Victory belongs to God!). . This is the real greeting, not Satnaam . It is a war cry on the battlefield. You are fooling nobody. We understand everything. What a pack of fakesters! Love was when Sahibzadeh Ajit Singh and Fateh Singh laid their lives down at the alter of the Sikhi of Slave Nanak at the ages of fifteen and seventeen . Love was when the Princes Jujhar Singh and Zorawar Singh elected to be bricked into a wall alive rather than submit to Islam; at the ages of nine and seven. Love was when Guru Gobind Singh sacrified his entire family at the alter of the the Religion of Slave Nanak. Nobody of this divine religion did Yoga, Kundalini Yoga or Tantra until you jackasses miscegnated the race.
“I don’t want to listen anymore to this. I am here to enjoy myself and vibrate with the Universe”, Guru Hunuman Singh Khalsa replied, his voice quavering.
“You want to vibrate with the Universe in this filthy hole! It does not even have proper sewage! Well let this hillbilly give you a history lesson”, Zorawar Singh replied.
“I’m not interested in your stupid histories. Who cares for history. Only you! The world has moved beyond your stupid history lessons. Grow up, you ignorant hillbilly. Guru Yogi Bhajan has given us a perfect science of liberation. It’s called the Science of Kundalini Yoga. It is the Kriya of Liberation and it is the very core of Sikhism. Guru Nanak gave this secret knowledge to his son Sri Chand and we are very lucky that Guru Yogi Bhajan received this secret knowledge after so many centuries”, yonder and up the hill the Maha Devi Temple was visible. Guru Hanuman Singh Khalsa joined his hands and bowed.
You got me riled up and I’m insisting”, persisted Zorawar Singh.
“Maan Singh was an Afghan Sikh who lived in faraway Kandahar in Afghanistan. He was married to a faithful and pious wife and he was blessed with a very beautiful young daughter. But despite this, Maan Singh was not a particularly devoted family man and he wasn’t a particularly good Sikh. He liked women far too much and he liked to drink everyday of the week. Vices plain and simple; but he would never tire of consoling himself that he was a devoted Sikh. And so the days rolled on for Maan Singh. Then one day fate moved it’s mighty hand and Maan Singh’s little world fell apart. A messenger arrived in his tiny village on horseback with news that Guru Gobind Singh was being besieged at the Castle of Anandpur Sahib and that the Guru was enjoining all Sikhs to hasten to The Punjab to confront the enemy. The circumstances of the Sikh Nation were extreme and dire, the messenger explained. Mann Singh immediately decided to come to the aid of the Guru and Quom. He bid farewell to his wife and daughter the very same day, and mounting on his stallion, embarked on the journey to Anandpur Sahib eighteen hundred long miles away. That was love! Maan Singh never returned home. What happened to him is unknown. He was probably swept away in the great carnage of the time as the Sikh nation fought desperately to avoid annihilation. Now this is a true story and it shows you the devotion of real Sikhs. Unlike you fakes, Maan Singh never tried to destroy the Sikh Faith. This religion of Slave Nanak has been sustained by martyrs like Maan Singh under the most oppressive and dire circumstances imaginable. The pillars along The Path (‘Sikh Nation, Panth”) are the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives in the cause of the religion of Slave Nanak. Not a single one of them was a yogi. Until you fakesters lay your lives down in the cause of this religion, you have no right to preach Sikhism to anybody or call yourself Khalsa. You people are unproven, rootless and bereft of history. It is well marked that you have no respect for the martyrs of this noble faith. I feel sorry for the lot of you, living meaningless and empty lives practising Kundalini Yoga and other twisted rituals; using religion to scam people, milking the Sikh religion so that you can put food in your bellies. You all have never experienced love; that’s why you keep on looking in all the wrong places for it, desperately trying to convince yourself that you have found it. You just don’t get it. You never will! You really think that you can play the game of love by preaching your soulless mind numbing Kundalini Yoga. You make no sense at all!”.
There was silence.
End Of Act I

The 3H0-Sikhnet fake Sikh cult propagates the invention that the Age of Aquarius will dawn on November 11, 2011 and that this cult will play a major role in transforming the world through tantric yoga and the teachings of the heretic Sri Chand.

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Whereas: It is forbidden in the Sikh Reht Maryada for Sikhs to practice: “Magic spells, incantations, omens, auspicious times, days and occasions, influence of stars, horoscopic dispositions,” Chapter X Article XVI Paragraph d.
http://www.sgpc.net/rehat_maryada/section_four.html

Whereas: These forbidden practices for Sikhs are all part of this 11-11-11 festival:

Whereas: It is also forbidden in the Sikh Reht Maryada for Sikhs to participate in or practice Hindu rituals and ceremonies such as fire pujas which will be part of this 11-11-11 festival:
http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=307

Whereas: The promoters of this 11-11-11 Kundalini Yoga festival Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Guru Dev Singh Khalsa, Guru Singh Khalsa and Snatam Kaur Khalsa purport to be practicing Sikhs.

Whereas: The promoters of this 11-11-11 Kundalini Yoga festival Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Guru Dev Singh Khalsa, Guru Singh Khalsa and Snatam Kaur Khalsa, in fact are only using the Sikh religion to gain money and notoriety for themselves and Yogi Bhajan’s 3HO cult:
http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=320

Therefore: Sikhs throughout the world, request the hosts of the 11-11-11 Kundalini Yoga festival, Parmarth Niketan Ashram to show respect for the Sikh religion by canceling the Kundalini Yoga festival on 11-11-11.

When reading the Baran Mahan & other time-related passages in Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini yogis see the mention of the seasonal months as a cue for astrology & the Aquarian Age. When I read them, & other time-related passages I get completely the opposite message. It doesn’t matter what year, month, or day of the week, if we remember God through loving devotion with Gurbani, it’s time well spent.
ਮਾਹ ਦਿਵਸ ਮੂਰਤ ਭਲੇ ਜਿਸ ਕਉ ਨਦਰਿ ਕਰੇ ॥
माह दिवस मूरत भले जिस कउ नदरि करे ॥
Māh ḏivas mūraṯ bẖale jis ka▫o naḏar kare.
The months, the days, and the moments are auspicious, for those upon whom the Lord casts His Glance of Grace.
Shabad/Paurhi/Salok Guru Granth Sahib Page 136
ਜਿਨਿ ਜਿਨਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਤਿਨ ਕੇ ਕਾਜ ਸਰੇ ॥

Write Parmarth Niketan Ashram to request they cancel 11-11-11 festival and respect Sikhs: http://www.parmarth.com/contact.html

Parmarth Niketan Ashram
P.O. Swargashram
Rishikesh (Himalayas); Uttarakhand-- 249304
India
Ph: (0135) 243 4301, 243 4302, 09411106604
Fax: (0135) 2440066
Email: parmarth@parmarth.com
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http://www.facebook.com/parmarthashram
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Write SikhNet also and tell Gurumustuk and Guruka Singh not to support this anti-Sikh Aquarian Age nonsense:
http://www.sikhnet.com/contact
1A Ram Das Guru Pl.
Espanola, New Mexico
87532 - USA
+1-505-629-4121

The Chardi Kala Jatha is participating in the 11-11-11 anti Sikh event as musical performers! Shame on them to violate Sikh Reht by believing in auspicious days and occasions with the other Yogi Bhajan followers: http://www.causes.com/causes/518356-call-to-truth-and-authentic-sikhism?as_id=1113016&as_type=Sharing

This shindig is to be held in Rishikesh in India. Rishikesh is one of the most important pilgrimage centers of the Hindu religion. The ostensible purpose of this celebration is to usher in the Aquarian Age. Supposedly in the Aquarian Age all of mankind will be vibrating at a single frequency and there will be total peace and harmony. OK, start humming. Mainstream Sikhs have no knowledge about the Aquarian Age. It is an outlandish Yogi Bhajan invention that the Bhajan Borg Religious Priests are new age prophets who will lead humanity to a new Heaven. What a ridiculous fairy tale. http://www.sikharchives.com/?p=9443

Sikhism explicitly disavows prophecy, magic healing, asceticism, renunciation, yoga, Kundalini Sex Yoga, the concept of Yug and so forth.

Sikhs demand a public apology from Gurujot Singh Khalsa, SikhNet’s “Creative Director” for arrogant, anti-Sikh slurs, against Sikhs of Punjabi descent who raise legitimate criticism of SikhNet.

Gurujot Singh Khalsa states in an e-mail letter to Gursant Singh dated 4 August 2011.

"Your so called true PUNJABI sikhs are nothing but a bunch of overly-intellectual violent radicals." ~ Gurujot Singh Khalsa

Click this text in blue to see the facebook page and a snap-shot of the original e-mail document from Gurujot Singh and learn more about sending demand letter

Gurujot Singh’s statement is an outrageous, inflammatory and arrogant anti-Sikh slur that violates SikhNet’s own Mission Statement shown below:

SikhNet's leadership
Our policy for the SikhNet News is "good news, good will". We avoid posting political news, or news that's negative in nature, rather we focus on what can inspire and inform. SikhNet is not funded by, nor does it represent, 3HO or any other sect, or organization. We do our part to create unity instead of division, we do not take sides and we do not promote or condemn any Sikh group. Our ideals are to be universal, uniting, inspirational, uplifting and neutral, and that's why we focus more on what can inspire us to be more spiritual human beings rather than on controversy and politics.

It is completely unacceptable and arrogant for a Gursikh, who heads the creative department of SikhNet, to make such a statement which implies that Sikhs of Punjabi descent who make legitimate criticisms about SikhNet, Yogi Bhajan’s Kundalini Yoga and his 3HO organization are not Sikhs at all; only, “overly-intellectual violent radicals."

Demand a public apology both from Gurujot Singh Khalsa and SikhNet by writing them at:
http://www.sikhnet.com/contact
SikhNet's physical mail address is:
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87532 - USA
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http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1022392061&sk=wall
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http://www.facebook.com/mrsikhnet?sk=wall

Below is Gurujot Singh’s entire letter and the letter from Gursant Singh which prompted Gurujot Singh’s slurs against Sikhs:

Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 10:33:00 -0600
Subject: Re: my photo
From: gurujot
To: gurusant@hotmail.com

sikhnet published all kinds of articles. sikhnet hardly ever writes these articles. they are a news aggregator. you are proporting that sikhnet itself is promoting a point of view which is a point of view that is merely pointed out in an article for general awareness. sikhnet is not promoting that point of view, rather just making people aware of what is out there. your spin on this, is a dastardly effort to marginalize the website. your so called true PUNJABI sikhs are nothing but a bunch of overly-intellectual violent radicals.

- Gurujot Singh

Gursant Singh’s original letter to Gurujot Singh below:

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!
Gurujot Singh,
Don’t get caught in an ad hominem. Ad hominem is short for argumentum ad hominem, which is an attempt to link the truth of a claim to a negative characteristic or belief of the person advocating it. Listen to my message and don’t try to second guess my motivations. If you don’t trust me then read “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga” by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link). Also carefully read the Tweets my traditional Punjabi Sikh wife of two years is writing along with the many letters and comments SikhNet is getting from traditional Sikhs like the ones commenting on this article published by SikhNet. In this appalling piece that states it is "Sikh tradition" to shave after a Sikh wedding you'll see pics of a shaved young man after his "traditional Sikh wedding"! Where is SikhNet on this anti-Sikh propaganda? True Punjabi Sikhs are horrified when they read an article like this that is pushed by SikhNet. If you do some thoughtful research like this, then maybe you’ll start to understand the message I’m so urgently trying to communicate.
All the best to you and your new wife
Gurfateh
Gursant Singh
From Gursant Singh: A comment on my statement in the letter to Gurujot Singh: “True Punjabi Sikhs are horrified when they read an article like this that is pushed by SikhNet.” Because the wedding couple in the article is Punjabi, I was trying to say that true Sikhs of Punjabi descent are horrified when a Punjabi, who shaves their beard after his wedding, claims to be a Sikh. I am not saying that true Sikhs have to be Punjabi or any other race. Maybe I could have clarified this at the time I wrote the letter to Gurujot but this oversight on my part does not excuse in anyway Gurujot’s anti-Sikh remarks.

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Gursant Singh · University of Oregon

Shame on SikhNet for publishing this story which gives false and misleading information about Sikhi! This article has been posted on SikhNet for a week now and still no comment from them. Why do they refuse to detract the article and stand for truth and authentic Sikhism?
In the article, Sukh is portrayed in the pictures above, as a Sikh with shaved beard, impossible! The article states: "In Sikh tradition, Sukh grew a beard and wore a turban for the marriage ceremony. Later, at the celebrations in a Shagun Marriage Palace in Moga, he shaved and dressed in a suit and white shirt." This is an appallingly false statement about Sikh tradition and needs to be detracted by SikhNet.

You may think Gurumustuk Singh or Guruka Singh contols SikhNet but this is not the case. In a recent court battle in Oregon, stimulated by the infighting over Yogi Bhajan's business empire, evidence has surfaced showing the true corporate structure of SikhNet. SikhNet is controlled by the Sikh Dharma Unto Infinity Board which also controls all other Yogi Bhajan businesses. Kartar Khalsa is the board's chairman and he is not even a Sikh!
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Kartar Khalsa, head of Yogi Bhajan's empire, testifying in an Oregon court.

When asked if he felt remorse for selling the brand name Golden Temple to a non-Sikh company, he said, “No. It was just part of the deal.” If Kartar is willing to readily sell off the Golden Temple brand name for several million dollars, I don't think you'd want donations going to SikhNet, another 3HO business controlled by Yogi Bhajan profiteers.
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Attachment #3 pg 14 for exhibits showing "Current Corporate Structure" in the recent court battle in Oregon over Yogi Bhajan's empire. http://www.sikhnn.com/node/1469

In this Yogi Bhajan lecture link at SikhNet, Yogi Bhajan states, "Guru Gobind Singh forgot somewhere to write that the Khalsa shall do Pooran praan tapaa. That’s the only way I can figure it out." How dare Yogi Bhajan utter such rubbish that our father Guru Gobind Singh Ji "forgot" something! This is an outrageously false and ego maniac statement by Yogi Bhajan and SikhNet is promoting this sacrilege on their website!!

You'll find the promotion of many anti Sikh practices on SikhNet like this article which falsely states: "In Sikh tradition, Sukh grew a beard and wore a turban for the marriage ceremony. Later, at the celebrations in a Shagun Marriage Palace in Moga, he shaved and dressed in a suit and white shirt."
http://www.sikhnet.com/news/fine-romance-inside-arranged-marriage

More ego maniac utterances by Yogi Bhajan recorded by Dr. Trilochan Singh in his book "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" 1977

Guru Gobind Singh Could not do What
We have done, claims Yogi Bhajan
In my personal experience as gross human body, it is the first time in the world the real perfect shape of the Khalsa came into existence. It didn't happen in the time of Guru Gobind Singh. I see and now look back at the Sikh history. We have done—a handful of us—a more tremendous sacrifice for the sake of humanity on this planet than anybody can even relate to. But I should say, as an honest historian, that when I look back accurately at Sikh history, the Sikh woman was a great woman and she was a Sikh. But, in the West, I see the woman, in a very elaborate and equal state of consciousness, to be a Khalsa.
One question is, "Why are the Sikhs who have the prosperity losing their prospect?" I have the answer to that. Because they have forgotten the great secret practices that were given to them. "Why are we [American Sikhs] out of the total insanity, becoming totally creative?" Because we are practicing those practices and that is all.
Sikh Dharma Brotherhood: 1976
Yogi Bhajan's Lecture: page 9
The title page of this Journal carries
a picture of Gurcharan Singh Tohra:
President S.G.P.C.
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Guru Gobind Singh Forgot
To Write Pooran Praan Tapaa
But what is that meditation? The meditation is not just coming to the Guru. The meditation is like this. Suppose on Sunday we are to come and present ourselves to the Guru. On Saturday we start preparing for it. That is how it works. Twenty-four hours earlier than the action of infinity, if a person starts thinking cosmically that he has to go and present himself to the Guru, and starts purifying and preparing himself, they call it meditation. Pooran Praan Tapaa— remember this technique of words. Pooran means complete. Praan means prana, the life force. Tapaa means the action of purification. It is known as Pooran Praan Tapaa. It is a kind of meditation.
Of all the meditations written and known for the human, this is the highest. And that is why the mantra Guru Gobind Singh gave us was the Guru Mantra, Wah Guru. Guru Gobind Singh forgot somewhere to write that the Khalsa shall do Pooran Praan Tapaa. That is the only way I can figure it out. Otherwise the factual effect of giving a human the Guru mantra Wha Guru is only that it states, a positive intuition? Wha, the Grace, Wonderful is the Lord.
Sikh Dharma, Vol III, no 1 Spring 1977
Guru Gobind Singh Sowed the Seed
Of the Khalsa Wrongly, says Yogi Bhajan
The eminent Scientist Dr Manohar Singh Grewal of Boston is popular both among American Sikhs and Indian Sikhs. Like his grandfather Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh, who was leader of the Jaito Morcha (Agitation) he is a conscientious and devoted Sikh. When he went to Los Angeles he visited 3HO Headquarters of Yogi Bhajan, who was there.
It appears that Dr Grewal's humility and gentle nature provoked his vanity under the uncontrolled impulse of which Yogi Bhajan said in the course of talks, "Guru Gobind Singh has sowed the seed of the Khalsa wrongly.'7 (Guru Gobind Singh ne Khalse da bij hi ghalat lay a) Controlling his emotions at these outrageous utterances, Dr Grewal retorted, "How can you say such a thing?" And Yogi Bhajan as usual started rationalizing his statement.
In the first week of June 1977 Gurbanda Singh of Washington, whose arrogance is well known, addressed a Sikh Congregation in which 3HO people were also present at Vermont. In his speech, which is always snobbish in tone and material, he tried to prove that the American Sikhs were very pious and holy while the Indian Sikhs were irreligious, profane (patits) and so on. Even in his writings (the few articles on Yogi Bhajan cult he has written) his tone is the same. Sardar Kehar Singh, an eminent Engineer, immediately stood up and took him to task. He told him and all those 3HO men and women who think and act like him, "We are fed up with your attempts to make us feel guilty of not being Sikhs. We are Sikhs and in many many ways far better than you people." His angry attack on the typical snobbery of the 3HO leaders was disarming. It is at this moment Dr Grewal brought out in the open Yogi Bhajan's attempt to insult and underestimate even Guru Gobind Singh. He mentioned the Los Angeles incident and told the congregation that Yogi Bhajan goes to the extent of saying that Guru Gobind Singh sowed the seed of the Khalsa wrongly and implying that he was correcting it. While the underlings among the 3HO devotees are quiet, unassuming, and very devout and sincere, the leaders act exactly as their Master has trained them. I do not blame them entirely for it. It is because of their haughtiness, overbearing and insulting attitude towards the Indian Sikhs, that they neither learn anything beyond what Yogiji says, nor do they seem to know the long term consequences of rejecting truth from every quarter and blindly accepting mumbo-jumbo cult ideas from Yogi Bhajan. They perhaps seriously believed that Guru Tegh Bahadur prophesied that a Great Master Yogi Bhajan would create the new Khalsa in the West and invade India to bring the Aquarian Age. The British invented this story for themselves.
Author's Comments
Wherever I went in the U.S.A. even people very friendly to Yogi Bhajan informed me that he pretended to have done more than Guru Gobind Singh did, and his vanity and ego maniac haughtiness had gone to the extent of saying in a gathering that he can even shake the gaddi (throne) of Guru Nanak. I did not take these stories seriously and refused to believe them. But I was shocked to read the afore-mentioned statements published within the last 12 months or so. But when I saw these insulting remarks heaped on Guru Gobind Singh in print, the shock became unbearable.
A devout Sikh goes to the Guru every morning and not only on Sundays, and Sunday was never observed as a day of congregational worship throughout history. Bhai Nand Lai tells us in Zandgi Nam ah that though the Sikhs go to the temple, or the Guru, for formal worship every morning but for congregational worship the Sikhs gathered together twice a month, on Sankranti and Massia (the first day of the Indian lunar calendar and the middle of the month according to lunar days). In the code of the Conduct given to the Khalsa (Rehatnamas) the Gurus have clearly stated that a Sikh should not perform yoga asanas, nor believe in mantras, yantras and other absurdities quoted in this chapter and practiced and preached by Yogi Bhajan.
There is no such word as Puran Pran Tapan mantra in any dictionary in any Indian language. It is perhaps the silliest of all Yogi Bhajan's absurd brain waves which shows more of his ignorance than wisdom of Sikh history and scriptures. Sometimes I doubt if he has once gone through the Sikh scriptures, even without understanding them. He possibly could not. Up till recently, he did not know the language of the scriptures, and I am more than certain that he cannot interpret even ten pages of it correctly. Yet he sincerely believes that he can fool the ignorant American Sikhs to believe that he is the Super-Messiah of the Age, and they at least must believe that he is greater than the Sikh Gurus, and he has done what the Gurus were unable to do. We will study in detail how he has built himself as the Western Pope of the Sikhs, the only Mahan Tantric in the World, and perhaps the only person who could tell so many lies about himself and make every American followers of his believe it. If the Americans want to understand and practice the true meditations of Sikhs Faith and move on the path with humility and wisdom as Sikh saints all over the world have done, they will have to throw all this rubbish that Yogi Bhajan is stuffing into their minds into the dust-bin and take it for granted that his knowledge of Sikh mysticism and the Khalsa Holy Order is pedestrian and less than elementary. With such absurdities in their heads, and sacrilegious notions and practices of the Sikh mantras they will be in mind, soul and spirit as far away from Sikhism as any ignorant non-Sikh, even though they may put on Sikh appearance and dress, which no doubt is very important.

"The Master(Yogi bhajan)later explained to me that was the way it was supposed to be as it was the beginning of the switch in Sikh leadership from the Indian community to the American Sikh yogis – recognized or not." ~ MSS Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa in a letter to the American Sikh community dated 06/24/2011
Is this a smoking gun or what? I have always suspected that Yogi Bhajan wanted to hijack the Sikh religion, here's the proof from the mouth of Yogi Bhajan's closest aid! See more photos and discussion on facebook:[image]
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Yogi Bhajan and Hari Jiwan buying and selling gem stones and jewellry at Jerry's on Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills California, a favorite spot for their business activities. In June 1997,one year after this photo was taken, the Federal Trade Commission filed charges against Hari Jiwan. (Taken from an FTC press release) Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa, also known as Stephen Jon Oxenhandler, a/k/a Bob Thomas; as part of "Project Field of Schemes." This law enforcement effort comprised of approximately 61 law-enforcement actions. In its complaint detailing the charges, the FTC alleged that the defendants routinely misrepresented the risk, value, appreciation and liquidity of the gemstones they sold and falsely claimed that consumers would realize tremendous profits. In addition, the defendants falsely pledged that they could and would easily liquidate consumers' gemstone portfolios after an 18-month holding period. In fact, according to the FTC, the defendants typically ceased all contact with consumers and refused to liquidate their gemstones after the 18-month period. Shortly after the complaint was filed, the court issued a temporary restraining order, froze the defendants' assets and appointed a temporary receiver over the corporate defendants.
I went to Jerry's shop in Beverly Hills with YB and HJ almost every day as I was on YB's security. I also took Shakti Parwha Kaur to Wells Fargo bank on Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills about three times a week to get gems and a new set of YB's jewellery that he would adorn himself with for that particular day depending on what the astrological stars said he should wear. Shakti would say, "Let's go get the crown jewels." When Shakti and I entered the room at the bank to open the numerous safe deposit boxes full of the precious stones, I was shocked the first time I saw the outrageous amount of trays displaying these huge gemstones.
Around the year 2000, Yogi Bhajan tried to personally sell me a yogic ring for several thousand dollars. We were at Hari Jiwan's house in Espanola where HJ keeps a vast collection of gems worth millions of dollars. Yogi Bhajan told me. "You're naked." And he stated I needed a ring with a particular stone to protect me.

Yogi Bhajan and Hari Jiwan at Jerry's in Beverly Hills California

"Jerry’s shop was much bigger than it appeared. Behind the showroom was a private negotiation room with a couch, table and a chair or two. Behind this room was a large fully equipped kitchen where we enjoyed many delicious Armenian meals.
On a gorgeous spring afternoon in 1989 the Siri Singh Sahib was viewing a special Cartier broach and chain when he received a call from one of his secretaries......."

In a recent letter from Hari Jiwan, HJ says, "As he (Yogi Bhajan) often said, “I’m an easy target if all you want to see are my faults.”"

"He (Yogi Bhajan) was a living example of the greatness of our Guru in spite of any faults – which were few and insignificant. He was my hero and he was a true hero."

"There are very few Buddhas, Christs, Guru Nanaks that make it to this earth."~Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa.
Is Hari Jiwan implying that Yogi Bhajan is on an equal level to Guru Nanak?

Here I think is the crux of the problem with YBers. YBers refuse to admit any significant fault with Yogi Bhajan, eventhough YB himself admitted he had many faults. While I'll admit YB did some good, his faults were clearly many and YB should never be referred to or treated as a Satguru! YB was miles behind true Satgurus like Guru Nanak Dev Ji or Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Sikhnet Sikh & Yogi Bhajan's "right hand man," Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa declares in the newspaper article "IDOL TALK";

“If the idol stands for a virtue... I have no problem putting that anywhere.”
http://sfreporter.com/santafe/article-5718-idol-talk.html#commAjax

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" Please find the entire text for the Book under comments for this photograph's link or as a pdf file at:

http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?mode=page&id=1

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1837177208556&set=a.1837368253332.108156.1214270541

Join the cause "Call to Truth and Authentic Sikhism" with 6,000 other Sikhs
http://www.causes.com/causes/518356-call-to-truth-and-authentic-sikhism/about?m=74da2e2e

Join a discussion group on Hari Jiwan with ex YBers at: http://forums.delphiforums.com/KamallaRose/messages?msg=1203.8

"Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa and Gurujot Singh Khalsa were YB's closest and dearest, his right and left arms, both crooks."

It was always my understanding that while everyone always fought and jockeyed to be close to YB, it was usually the craziest, most corrupt, sycophantic and sketchiest that were always by his side. Hardly sounds like a distinction. I also remember people telling me, "The closer you get to Espanola, the crazier it is."

Not to be completely cynical, but I have to wonder what the reasoning is behind this gush of sentimentality from the Chief of Protocol. In the wake of YB's death it seemed like many of the high muckity-mucks were subtly trying to play up angles that would give them legitimacy or authority, or at least some type of it: everything from flaunting their weird titles or starting to call themselves a "master" or "expert", to false-modest claims of siddhis, to personal stories that would range from personal reminiscences like this to more ooga-booga ones of "The SSS once gave me a SPECIAL meditation to do..." From what I've heard the banter from the Secretaries/White Tantric moderators during that time sounded like auditions for American Idol.

I guess with the Chief of Protocol's story, like all things, time will shake it out, and it will at the very least, be interesting.


Parady from the Wacko World of Yogi Bhajan:(Message Truncated)...from the Memoirs of MSS Hari Jiwan (con't):

"Remember, Chief of Protocolji, that P-A-I-N is a four- letter word for opportunity. Never forget that," he said pushing a ruby-encrusted finger painfully into my breastbone. "Those souls down there are lost sheep. Sheep with wallets."
He clasped my wrist just below the Rolex. "Other leaders have found this City of Angels and assembled followers among your generation. None of them as great as I, my son."
"That goes without saying, Sir."
He nodded in the direction of Sunset Blvd. "Jim Morrison? He had passion and sex appeal, too. He became fat. He collected fans and LA women. He made a fortune."
After a moment of silence my teacher dropped my hand and waved his glittering bracelets toward The Matterhorn. "And down there? Walt Disney! A visionary with his own kingdom. A magician, Hari Jiwan. A magician and a businessman."
The waitress brought another round of virgin pina coladas. "Tip her well, my son."
More lights twinkled beneath us as night descended on the basin.. How long had we been here? I recall mentioning it was an August afternoon when we left the movie. We had watched the summer sun go down. We had been here a long time. But with my teacher time stood still. Hours became years...
Always unpredictable, my teacher drew me up short when he waved his drink toward Benedict Canyon. "Manson got it. He faked it til he made it, Hari Jiwan."
"Sir?"
"Manson saw the reality of this place, the truth of your generation, you spoiled, stupid American poodles. Charisma and mystical ooga-booga only carries you so far. You need a plan... There's an Apocalypse coming and Manson saw it, too..."
I could see by the illuminated dial on my teacher's Patek Phillipe chronograph that it was time for the valet to bring the Bentley. I knew of my teacher's wrath when he missed the "Hill Street Blues" theme music.
How did I get to be so lucky?
http://www.3ho.org/enewsletter/imgs/featpic11-05-08.b.jpg

Hilarious and also sickening. Beautiful parody artfully exposing truth.

So did Yogi Bhajan advise MSS Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa on how to scam people? Yes, I believe he did.

An X-YBer busnessman once told me that while in YBism, Yogi Bhajan took him and a couple other YBer Bros into a jewelry store in Chinatown in San Francisco. There YB messed with a Chinese woman's head until she sold him the gem he wanted for far far less than she bought it for. Had she been more sensitive, she would have given Saint YB the pretty rock as a gift.

"There are very few Buddhas, Christs, Guru Nanaks that make it to this earth."~Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa. Is Hari Jiwan implying that Yogi Bhajan is on an equal level to Guru Nanak?

There's something both pathetic and creepy in the fact that Hari Jiwan's Facebook photo album titled "Me" is half-filled of photos of YB and him. You are me and I am you and we are we and...

Although we are we to deny YB's lasting impact on the one and only Chief of Protocol? He's still schleping them gems:
http://www.ninetreasures.com/

(As an aside, I find it incredibly crass to name a gem company after the Nau-Nidh/Nine Treasures spoken of in the SGGS. Anyone with half a mind would not take this literally when there are so many shabads that mention the Naam as containing all nine treasures and finding the nine treasures within one's Self. It's like a Christian expecting "the gifts of the Holy Spirit" to arrive via UPS and be wrapped in a bow and ribbon.)

Whenever HJS Jr's jail time is mentioned, 3HOers seem quick to say that he did time mostly because he wouldn't snitch on others.

This means that:
1) 3HOers on one level are able to digest the fact that there was a bigger crime being committed within the castle walls, and are not only OK with that, but...
2) Believe in some kind of nobility in covering up for other people who blatantly stole money, because they were "dharmic."

The mind wobbles.

P.S. Any FCC or other documentation out there on HJS Jr.?

Siri Ram Singh Khalsa:

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2000/02/sweetsong.htm

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2000/02/windsor2.shtm

These guys, along with the master of lies and deception had their own paths...the socio-paths. They were men of no conscience who believed that the neds always justified the means. I'm sure there is a special place in hell reserved for yogi bludgeon.

Yeah, its called Roach Motel.

See more photos and discussion on facebook at:
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“Amid the legal infighting following Yogi Bhajan’s death, critics are offering another portrait of the Sikh leader.”
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3HO Sikhs are now fighting amongst themselves in a lawsuit over the millions of dollars in profits made from using the sacred Sikh religious symbols and scriptures for their own personal gain.3HO Sikhs, who follow Yogi Bhajan, funnel the money to support Yogi Bhajan's tantric cult church which 3HO Sikhs have deceptively camouflaged using names like "Sikh Dharma International", "3HO foundation", "Sikh Dharma Stewardship","SikhNet.com","Sikh Dharma Worldwide", "Unto Infinity Board","Khalsa Council" and "KRI(Kundalini Research Institute)". See "Sikhnet's" and "Sikh Dharma International's" slick new websites which were produced with the millions in ill-gained profits using the name of the Golden Temple, names and images of the Sikh Gurus, and sacred Sikh shabads for profit in commercial enterprises.


Read the full front page article about Yogi Bhajan's lust for power and greed of his 3HO Sikhs in Today's Eugene Register-Guard:

""Yogi's Legacy in Question"".[/link]

"New lawsuit hits Golden Temple with fraud!"


Read about the infighting in 3HO and Sikh Dharma--
Today's Eugene Register-Guard:

""Rift in 3HO Sikh community threatens business empire""


LETTERS IN THE EDITOR’S MAILBAG: Friday’s paper
Appeared in print: Friday, May 28, 2010

"Bhajan was a leader ‘by fluke’

Recently, a friend sent me articles from The Register-Guard on litigation involving Yogi Bhajan’s organizations in Oregon. The letters to the editor that followed, critical of the reporter, prompt me to throw some light on the subject. Bhajan was extremely good at what he did, but propagation of Sikhism he was not. Criticism of Bhajan’s cult cannot be construed as criticism of Sikhism.

Trilochan Singh, a distinguished Sikh scholar, in his 1977 book “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga,” describes Bhajan devastatingly: “Yogi Bhajan is a Sikh by birth, a Maha Tantric by choice but without training, and a ‘Sri Singh Sahib’ and self-styled leader of the Sikhs of the Western Hemisphere by fluke and mysterious strategy.” There was no mystery to his strategy. He ingratiated himself with the Sikh religious leadership in Punjab, which was more corrupt than the Vatican during the time of Martin Luther.

According to the Tantrics, the best form of worship is the fullest satisfaction of the sexual desires of man, therefore sexual intercourse is prescribed as a part of Tantric worship. In the annals of abuse of women, some had harems, others had concubines and Bhajan had secretaries. The Sikh gurus condemned the Tantrics and their practices. All the cases mentioned in The Register-Guard had merit.

Humility is the hallmark of a Sikh, and Bhajan had none of it. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, describes people such as Bhajan succinctly: “Those ... who have no virtues but are filled with egotistical pride.”

Hardev Singh Shergill President, Khalsa Tricentennial Foundation of North America Editor-in-chief, The Sikh Bulletin El Dorado Hills, Calif.

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"The book Sikhism And Tantric Yoga is available at: www.gurmukhyoga.com.This website which is operated by a genuine White Sikh is highly recommended. Gursant Singh was a member of the Yogi Bhajan Cult (3HO and the Sikhnet Gora Sikhs or White Sikhs) for over 30 years and has intimate knowledge about the inner workings of this cult which attempts to miscegnate Sikhism with Hindu idolatry. I downloaded the book from Gursant’s website and found it to be absolutely compelling. I read it in one compulsive and sustained draught. It is a study not only about cults in Sikhism but about the miscegenation of the Sikh Religion by Hinduism. It is a classic work rendered in beautiful English prose and it is patently the work of a profound intellectual scholar with a deep knowledge of Sikhism."
Quotation taken from: http://www.sikharchives.com/?p=5513&cpage=1#comment-2011

You may also view individual chapters to "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" at these links:

Sikhism & Tantric Yoga A Critical Evaluation of Yogi Bhajan
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=192

Sikh Doctrines and Yogi Bhajan's Secret Science
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=193

Yogi Bhajan's Adi Shakti Shaktimans and Shaktis
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=194

Yogi Bhajan's Clap Trap Theories of Kundalini Yoga
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=195

Yogi Bhajan's Ego Maniac Utterances
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=205

Yogi Bhajan's Seven Years in America and His Tinkling Titles
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=206

Yogi Bhajan's Arrest and Release on Bail
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=207

Yogi Bhajan Becomes the Only Maha Tantric in the World
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=208

Sikh Leaders without Conscience
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=209

Call to Truth and Authentic Sikhism
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=210

Please read an Excerpt below taken from "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"

The Name of Golden Temple and its Murals

"In England last year a firm advertised some blue jeans as Jesus Jeans. The whole religious world of England rose in one protest and stopped the manufacture of these jeans. The word Golden Temple has become an instrument of commercial affairs of Yogi Bhajan He has now even named shoe stores as Golden Temple. I was given a "Wha Guru Chew.""

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."

Read about the "war between 3HO Sikh's Unto Infinity Board and Yogi Bhajan's Sikh Dharma". Yogi Bhajan set up all these organizations and installed their leaders. Decide for yourself if the Tantric Sex Yoga which Yogi Bhajan taught inevitably leads to mental and physical debauchery.

Many of these 3HO profiteers have cut their hair and renounced Sikhi! See these pictures below of Kartar Khalsa CEO of Golden Temple Foods and chairman of Yogi Bhajan's "Unto Infinity Board" who has cut his hair and is no longer a Sikh.
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(Is it any wonder that Kartar and Peraim, Controlling members of Yogi Bhajan's "Unto Infinity Board",are wearing circus masks in the above photo?)http://cirrus.mail-list.com/khalsa-council/Kartar-Peraim.2-10.jpg

See these articles in today's Eugene Register Guard which shows the greed surrounding this dispute:

"Money trail at heart of Sikhs’ legal battle."

Wha Guru being used sacriligiously for huge profits by 3HO Sikhs
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"What did the magician say to the Wha Guru Chew? Open sesame."

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Yogi Bhajan used the sacred name of the Golden Temple, names and images of the Sikh Gurus, and sacred Sikh shabads for commercial enterprises to make millions of dollars. Wha Guru is even used as the name of a candy bar by Golden Temple Foods!Links appearing on the internet advertise Golden Temple along with wine and alcohol such as in this Google search link: "Golden Temple Granola - Food & Wine - Compare Prices" Other internet links associate Golden Temple massage oil with sex and sensual massages as in this Google search: "Sensual Soothing... Golden Temple Soothing Touch Massage Oil."

See for yourself the pictures below of the Darbar Sahib(Golden Temple) in Amritsar and Guru Tegh Bahadar featured on yogi tea boxes:
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How can you allow images of Yogi Bhajan & gods in Gurdwara?

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 06:27 (4073 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa
edited by Gursant Singh, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 07:51

To Prabhu,

I have many times seen Yogi Bhajan's 3HO Sikhs place garlands of flowers around the neck, bow and touch the feet of this golden statue prominently displayed in front of the Espanola 3HO Ashram Gurdwara (shown below). You can even see in the picture a garland of beads someone as placed around the idols neck. If this is not Puja then I don't know what is!

Speaking of Yogi Bhajan and the practice of Puja: I have personally met two Brahmin Pundits in India who said they were the personal Pundits of Yogi Bhajan and his family. One I met in 1982 at Yogi Bhajan's house in Delhi and the other was in Laxman Julla about a year ago. The first Pundit is attributed with predicting that Yogi Bhajan would be a "great spiritual teacher". This Pundit supposedly read the lines on Yogi Bhajan's feet when he was a child and from this saw the favourable stars which devinated Yogi Bhajan's destiny. You may have heard this story before.

The other Brahmin Pundit in Laxamn Julla claimed his father did many Pujas and astrology readings for Yogi Bhajan and his family at Hardwar when YB was studying as a young man at the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh.

When I lived in LA during the 1980's I personally drove a Brahmin Pundit by the name of ChakraPani Ullal to Guru Ram Das Ashram every week from Santa Monica to visit Yogi Bhajan. ChakraPani told me he gave Yogi Bhajan astrological readings and consultations on many issues concerning the lawsuit Premka at brought against him for fraud. In addition, Yogi Bhajan received predictions on the future of 3-HO from this Hindu Pandit.

Concerning the ganesh in front of Siri Singh Sahib(Yogi Bhajan)lane(as shown below). This statue of a hindu god occupies a prominent place at the very entrance to Yogi Bhajan's estate! I would hardly call it a piece of decoration! Why didn't Yogi Bhajan place a statue of Guru Gobind Singh or Maharaj Ranjit Singh on a horse like some Sikhs do for inspiration? Not only is there a ganesh at YB's estate but a gigantic golden budha statue some 25 feet tall which sits prominently at YB's estate.


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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does a golden statue of a yogi adorn the entranceway to the 3HO Gurdwara in espanola. This is a hindu practise.

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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does an 8-foot high statue of the hindu god Ganesh, adorn the entranceway to the Siri Singh Sahib (yogi bhajan) lane in espanola. This is the hindu god of "prosperity", as in the 3HO publication "prosperity pathways".


This looks pretty much like a tantric sex asana to me....
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Tantric Asana taught by Yogi Bhajan for transmuting sexual energy:Reprinted from Yogi Bhajan’s official magazine “Beads of Truth” 11, p. 39

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Tantric Yoga asanas (above) taught by Yogi Bhajan
and practised in 3HO Gurdwaras

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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does an 8-foot high statue of the hindu god Ganesh, adorn the entranceway to the Siri Singh Sahib (yogi bhajan) lane in espanola. This is the hindu god of "prosperity", as in the 3HO publication "prosperity pathways".

The sikh code of conduct says food offerings to the GURU are forbidden, but there is a 'testimony' page over at sikh.net, a 3HO run site loaded with volumes of Yogi Bhajan nonsense talks. Yogi Bhajan instructs 3Hoer's to prepare meals as offerings at the gurdwara and calls this "a dish for a wish". This is nothing more than the hindu practice of puja. The testimony states "a dish for a wish".
Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."


Yogi Bhajan studied and taught at the Sivananda Ashram in Delhi. This, in addition to his first Kundalini Yoga teacher Sant Hazara Singh. In the mid-1960s, Harbhajan Singh took up a position as instructor at the Vishwayatan Ashram in New Delhi, under Dhirendra Brahmachari. This yoga centre was frequented by the Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter, Indira Gandhi, and diplomats and employees from a host of foreign embassies.

Here's an article on Sivananda's approach to Kundalini Yoga:

www.dlshq.org/download/kundalini.htm

These are all Hindu practices.

You can also read about the Gurdwara Reform Movement which stopped such practices in India and gave the Gurdwaras back to Gursikhs.

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Gurdwara Reform Movement

A Rare Photo of Harimandir sahib in 1908 when it was under the control of the Pundits or mahants. Sadhus felt free to sit in meditation wearing only a dhoti.The Gurdwara Reform Movement (Gurdwara Sudhar Lehr) is the Legislation passed by the Punjab Legislative Council which marked the culmination of the struggle of the Sikh people from 1920-1925 to wrest control of their places of worship from the mahants or priests into whose hands they had passed during the eighteenth century when the Khalsa were driven from their homes to seek safety in remote hills and deserts.

When they later established their sway in Punjab, the Sikhs rebuilt their shrines endowing them with large jagirs and estates. The management, however, remained with the priests, belonging mainly to the Udasi sect, who, after the advent of the British in 1849, began to consider the shrines and lands attached to them as their personal properties and to appropriating the income accruing from them to their private use. Some of them alienated or sold Gurudwara properties at will. They had introduced ceremonies which were anathema to orthodox Sikhs. Besides, there were complaints of immorality and even criminal behavior lodged against the worst of them. All these factors gave rise to what is known as the Gurudwara Reform movement during which the Sikhs peaceful protests were met with violence and death and ended with them courting arrest on a large scale to gain the world's attention. Before it was all over many would fall as martyrs with some being literally blown apart while they were strapped to cannaon barrels.

‘During the Gurdwara Reform Movement, the Sikh leaders started a publication that was named Akali. From this paper and its policy the leaders began to be called Akalis, in view of which they formed the present Akali party. These Nihang Akalis should not be confused with the members of the Akali party.’ The Turban And The Sword’' , by Dr. Trilochan Singh. (Page 402)

I found this post at SikhSangat.com It exposes the most shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari who is considered by his disciples as the 11th Sikh Guru. The Naamdhari Sikhs keep the Siri Guru Granth in a closet while they bow to Jagjit and refer to him as "SatGuru Ji" as you can see in the photos below.

The 'Namdhari' cult has been excommunicated from the Khalsa Panth. See for yourself the pictures of Yogi Bhajan depicting his close relationship with Jagjit Naamdhari.

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"However their are several instances which I find questionable about Yogi Bhajan. One includes the relationship they had with Jagjit Naamdhari (http://satguruji.blogspot.com/), and the other about an occurance that occured in the late 70's between Yogi and AKJ, where Yogi criticized Jatha for trying to "steal" members, but I have little to substantiate that claim, so its fair to dismiss it for now. Also listening to the lectures/Katha of Yogi some teachings I also find a bit of from what I have learned about Sikhi, but then again that could just be a difference in opinion."


Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."

3HO Sikhs are now fighting amongst themselves in a lawsuit over the millions of dollors in profits made from using the sacred Sikh religious symbols and scriptures for their own personal gain.3HO Sikhs, who follow Yogi Bhajan, funnel the money to support Yogi Bhajan's tantric cult church.

Read about the "war between 3HO Sikh's Unto Infinity Board and Yogi Bhajan's Sikh Dharma". Yogi Bhajan set up all these organizations and installed their leaders. Decide for yourself if the Tantric Sex Yoga which Yogi Bhajan taught inevitably leads to mental and physical debauchery.

Many of these 3HO profiteers have cut their hair and renounced Sikhi! See this picture below of Kartar Khalsa CEO of Golden Temple Foods who has cut his hair and is no longer a Sikh.
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See these articles in today's Eugene Register Guard which shows the greed surrounding this dispute:

"Money trail at heart of Sikhs’ legal battle."

"New suit hits Golden Temple:The owner of Soothing Touch files lawsuit for fraud!"

Wha Guru being used sacriligiously for huge profits by 3HO Sikhs
[image] [image]"Five flavors and they're all nuts!"

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"What did the magician say to the Wha Guru Chew? Open sesame."

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Yogi Bhajan used the sacred name of the Golden Temple, names and images of the Sikh Gurus, and sacred Sikh shabads for commercial enterprises to make millions of dollars. Wha Guru is even used as the name of a candy bar by Golden Temple Foods!Links appearing on the internet advertise Golden Temple along with wine and alcohol such as in this Google search link: "Golden Temple Granola - Food & Wine - Compare Prices" Other internet links associate Golden Temple massage oil with sex and sensual massages as in this Google search: "Sensual Soothing... Golden Temple Soothing Touch Massage Oil."

See for yourself the pictures below of the Darbar Sahib(Golden Temple) in Amritsar and Guru Tegh Bahadar featured on yogi tea boxes:
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3HO Sikhs are associating yogis, ashrams, tantric sex yoga rituals,drinking of wine and magicians of the occult with the Sikh Gurus and the Golden Temple See the Rare Photo (above) featuring the Harimandir sahib in 1908 when it was under the control of the Pundits or mahants. Sadhus and yogis felt free to sit wearing only a dhoti and no head coverings.The Gurdwara Reform Movement stopped such practices in India and gave the Gurdwaras back to Gursikhs.

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Tantric Yoga asanas (above) taught by Yogi Bhajan
and practised in 3HO Gurdwaras


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Yogi Bhajan's students are intstructed to meditate on Yogi Bhajan's picture everyday which you can see displayed in the 3HO Espanola Gurdwara.

See how Hindu gods and yogis are displayed in 3HO Gurdwaras, (see link in blue).

See this post which exposes the most shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari who is considered by his disciples as the 11th Sikh Guru. The Naamdhari Sikhs keep the Siri Guru Granth in a closet while they bow to Jagjit and refer to him as "SatGuru Ji" as you can see in the photos at this link.


Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

The Name of Golden Temple and its Murals

"In England last year a firm advertised some blue jeans as Jesus Jeans. The whole religious world of England rose in one protest and stopped the manufacture of these jeans. The word Golden Temple has become an instrument of commercial affairs of Yogi Bhajan He has now even named shoe stores as Golden Temple. I was given a "Wha Guru Chew.""

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."


Read these comments by traditional Sikhs. "What better way to make money: add a religious tone to the product. All of a sudden, it seems legit."


If you want to stop these degrading and sacriligious practices by Golden Temple Foods and Yogi Bhajan's cult followers; Post a letter of support on this website or write your local food stores and demand they stop selling Golden Temple Food's products. Some of the major stores which carry these products are Trader Joes, Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats but there are many many other stores who sell millions of dollars in Golden Temple Granola, Peace Cereal, Yogi Teas, massage oil and Wha Guru Chews.

Yogi Bhajan's sacrilegious teachings in the name of Sikhism are illustrated quite distinctly by pictures of Yogi Bhajan's portrait, hindu idols being displayed in and around 3-HO Gurdwaras and the practice of kundalini and sex energizing tantric yoga asanas inside 3-HO Gudwaras by Yogi Bhajan's students.

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Idolatry is forbidden in Sikhism. Why does an eight foot high image (above) of Yogi Bhajan adorn the 3HO Gurdwara in Espanola?

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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does an 8-foot high statue of the hindu god Ganesh, adorn the entranceway to the Siri Singh Sahib (yogi bhajan) lane in espanola. This is the hindu god of "prosperity", as in the 3HO publication "prosperity pathways".

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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does a golden statue of a yogi adorn the entranceway to the 3HO Gurdwara in espanola. This is a hindu practise.


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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does a golden statue of a yogi adorn the entranceway to the 3HO Gurdwara in espanola. This is a hindu practise.


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Yogi Bhajan's students are intstructed to meditate on Yogi Bhajan's picture everyday which you can see displayed in the 3HO Espanola Gurdwara in the photo above.

How can you allow images of Yogi Bhajan & gods in Gurdwara?

by Prabhu Singh Khalsa, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 15:32 (4072 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

Respecting an image or moorti, is not the same as worshiping it.
There are thousands of lectures of Siri Singh Sahib where he says that a Sikh worships only one moorti, Akal Moorat. And how do we worship that moorat? By living in the very image of the timeless, i.e. respecting our bodies as they were made and wearing the timeless bana of the Guru.

So by associating with Hindu Pandits, some how makes Siri Singh Sahib a Hindu?
Give me a break! Before Guru Ram Das' marriage and the lavaan that we use, guess how Sikhs including Guru Nanak were married?
That's right, circling a fire, with the ceremony presided by a Brahmin. In fact it was the Brahmin's refusal to marry Guru Ram Das that caused him to write the lavaan.

Also who instructs people to meditate on the image of Siri Singh Sahib in the Gurdwara? We all have free will, nobody's taking instructions from anybody. If they want to meditate on that image they can, it's nobody's business.
Also since when was that exercise in the image you posted practiced in the Gurdwara? You know for a fact that the Gurdwara hosts morning Sadhna and Gurdwara programs and that is all.

So even though Siri Singh Sahib said a thousand times that the Khalsa ignores their lineage and belongs only to the family of the Khalsa. And even though he stopped using his family name in favor of using the family name of Khalsa, you still insist that his lineage determines him to be a Hindu.

Also I was there when Premka came back and apologized for making up everything. Also it's well known that again it was AKJ "Sikhs" who gave money to Premka to bring forth a lawsuit against Siri Singh Sahib. It was all false and it was encouraged by the same type of "Sikhs" whose fear of freedom of speech has caused them to threaten my life.
Trying to explain to people who's view of the world and Sikh Dharma is so narrow seems to be a real waste of time. The reason I'm writing here is because I know that you know a lot of what you have written is exaggeration. I'm an average Sikh here and I've never been involved in any of the things that you are propagating as normal and instructed or encouraged behavior.

Yogi Bhajan Instructs students to Meditate on his picture

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 05:40 (4072 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

The following is taken from "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" by Dr. Trilochan Singh.

Yogi Bhajan, the Guru and His Instructions to Meditate on his Particular Picture

In his Journal Kundalini Research Institute of 3HO and a number of his other papers he leaves his followers in no doubt that he is the prophet of the new age with such mighty spiritual powers that he controls their destinies, their auras and their magnetic fields. He is their Master, their Spiritual Guide and their Guru. Without a living guru they cannot know the truth, and out of all the living gurus he can reveal the truth best; and out of all his pictures they must meditate on one picture of him. (Fig. 10) Figure 10 Yogi Bhajan "Meditate on this picture of mine" says Yogi Bhajan, "People will enjoy beaming who have meditated on the picture of mine. Look at the Light in the eyes of the photo and travel mentally through the picture to the source of the Light. Meditate from 15 minutes to 4 hours."—Yogi Bhajan.

All 3HO inmates have to get up early in the morning and do this meditation on Yogi Bhajan's picture. I will quote a few vitally important sentences. The interested reader can acquire the whole magazine. “Even a glance from the eyes of a holy man can cure mental and physical imbalances. The eyes and gazing are recognized as a powerful technique to focus pranic energy. As you fix your gaze on various objects new aspects of that object will present themselves to you . . . For these reasons, pictures of saints and objects of inspiration have always been subject of meditation. Not all pictures have the same effect, even if the pictures are of the same person. One picture may show happiness, another sadness, and another contemplation. Meditation on each will provoke those qualities. It is extremely rare for any Master to give a photo that shows neutrality and a direct stare from the eyes. This is the only type of picture suitable for Tratakam in Guru Yoga.” Yogi Bhajan said it this way:
"People will enjoy beaming who have meditated on that picture of mine. You know there is a special meditation picture; not all pictures do anything. However weird that particular picture is, sometimes you don't like it, but that's the only picture that works. All other pictures can do nothing. That is the only one. What should I do? Now, I know some people complain to me, 'Yogiji, your other pictures are more beautiful.' But I say, 'I can't help it. Sometimes non-beautiful things are required, too.' "
“We are fortunate to have such a picture of the Mahan Tantric. If it is meditated on properly and seriously, the karmas can be erased and individual destiny expanded. To properly practice, set the photo about 3-6 feet away. Set one or two candles in front of it so the picture is clear. The rest of the room should be dark. Sit very straight in some easy pose and cover your head and body with a meditation shawl or blanket. Sit on a sheepskin or wool blanket to insulate your auric field properly. Now tune OM Guru Dev Namo. Know that you will receive guidance in all matters. Then open the eyes wide to look eye into eye at the picture. Draw up lower eyelids slightly. . . . Look at the light in the eyes of the photo and travel mentally through the picture to the source of that light. . . Meditate from 15 minutes to 4 hours. A good time is 31 minutes. Just remember to keep your gaze on the light of guidance in the eyes. During the meditation the picture may begin to move and look three dimensional. Have the picture talk and move at your command. Mentally ask a question and listen to the answers. After meditation, close your eyes and picture that face at the brow point and again get it to move and act for you. When this is mastered, you just meditate on your inner photo (p 22).
Nothing else has the value of this meditation. It is a must for any student teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan to practice this regularly. The practice is called mental beaming. Try this practice for 40 days in the early morning before sunrise and see what effects it has on you (p 22).
* This meditation picture is best prepared with a colored background cut to fit around Yogiji's face. Although there are specific colors which can be used on given days of the week and for their different effects, the color orange, as in the Adi Shakti, is recommended for regular use. (footnote on page 22)
So daily meditation on this picture of Mahan Tantric Yogi Bhajan is a must for all his followers from 31 minutes to 4 hours. This is what they should do when they get up early in the morning. But it has been noted that when orthodox Sikhs visit the ashram in the morning, this sadhana is not performed in their presence.

It doesn't look like Premka apologized for anything!!

by S. Singh, Monday, May 10, 2010, 01:59 (4060 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa
edited by Gursant Singh, Thursday, May 20, 2010, 07:14

The Register-Guard
http://www.registerguard.com/
Yogi’s legacy in question |
Former followers say he abused his position for power, money and sexBy Sherri Buri McDonald

The Register-Guard

Posted to Web: Sunday, May 9, 2010 12:14AM
Appeared in print: Sunday, May 9, 2010, page A8
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A slow, painful awakening led Premka Kaur Khalsa, a top secretary in Yogi Bhajan’s Sikh organization for almost 20 years, to leave the religious group in 1984, she said.

Premka Khalsa, 66, said she could no longer participate because of the inconsistencies she said she had witnessed between the yogi’s behavior and his teachings — the deception and abuse of power.

In 1986, she sued Yogi Bhajan and his Sikh organizations, settling out of court. In court papers, she alleged that the married yogi had sexually and physically assaulted her, that he was sexually involved with other secretaries and that, as the head of his administration, she worked long hours for little or no pay.

The organization’s religious leaders vehemently deny those allegations. Its business leaders did not respond to requests for comment for this story.

Kamalla Rose Kaur, 55, another former member of Yogi Bhajan’s 3HO (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) who wrote for a grass-roots newsletter in the community, said a light switched on for her when she was researching and writing about religious groups and thought, “Hey, we’re acting a lot like a cult.”

Former member Guru Bir Singh Khalsa, 60, who had been appointed a “lifetime minister” by Yogi Bhajan, said he received a wake-up call in the early 1990s, when Sue Stryker, then an investigator with the Monterey County District Attorney’s office, laid out evidence linking members of his spiritual community to criminal activity. Stryker, now retired, said a member of Yogi Bhajan’s Sikh community pleaded guilty and served time in prison for a telemarketing scam that bilked seniors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

These and other ex-members of Yogi Bhajan’s organization say they aren’t surprised by events unfolding now, six years after his death. Legal disputes threaten to splinter the community. Allegations of the yogi’s past wrongdoing are resurfacing. And the future of the Sikh organization’s businesses are in question.

The outcome will ripple far beyond the religious group, whose companies have become intertwined with the local economy and business community.

In Multnomah County Circuit Court, the group’s religious leaders are suing the group’s business leaders over control of the community’s multimillion dollar businesses, including Golden Temple natural foods in Eugene and Akal Security in New Mexico.

“Organizations/cults that have charismatic leaders and their followings, once their charismatic leader dies, this is generally the kind of thing that occurs,” Premka Khalsa said.

“It’s the meltdown of a cult,” said Kamalla Kaur, who spent nearly 20 years in 3HO, and now runs an Internet forum for ex-members. “They actually kept it together longer than we expected.”

Steven Hassan, a Massachusetts-based author, counselor and former leader of the Moon cult in the 1970s, said he has counseled about two dozen former 3HO members, including leaders, over the years.

“The group, from my point of view, was always about power and money,” he said. “(Yogi) Bhajan is the consummate … cult leader. By not specifying someone to take over, there often are these kinds of political battles and meltdowns — people basically being greedy like Yogi Bhajan was and wanting more of a slice for themselves.”

Attorney John McGrory, who represents the religious leaders in the Multnomah case, said his clients strongly disagree with the description of their organization as a cult. They “believe very strongly that it’s a religion,” he said. “They practice and follow it, and they are ministers.” The proof, he said, is in the thousands of adherents who still practice it.

McGrory said the real source of the discord in the community appears to be that the assets Yogi Bhajan built up over the years are being taken for private use, with the blessing of the managers the yogi appointed to safeguard them.

Gary Roberts, attorney for the business leaders, has said they’ve done nothing wrong and have acted in the interests of the Sikh community.

When a founder of an organization, or the head of a family, passes away, disputes among successors are common, said Krishna Singh Khalsa, a Eugene Sikh for 40 years.

“There’s nothing spiritual or charismatic or cultlike about that,” he said. “It’s simply where interests clash.”

Religious leaders voice concerns

A year before he died, Yogi Bhajan established the “Unto Infinity” board to oversee the network of businesses, property and educational and spiritual nonprofits. Members include Golden Temple CEO Kartar Singh Khalsa and three of the yogi’s former secretaries: Sopurkh Kaur Khalsa, Siri Karm Kaur Khalsa, and Peraim Kaur Khalsa. Kartar Khalsa and Peraim Khalsa are domestic partners.

In the years leading up to the Multnomah lawsuit, the group’s religious leaders expressed concern that the business leaders, the Unto Infinity members, had abandoned the group’s orthodox beliefs, which include not cutting one’s hair, eating a vegetarian diet and abstaining from alcohol.

In court documents, the religious leaders allege that the Unto Infinity members acknowledged in 2008 that they no longer practiced those core beliefs.

Unto Infinity members did not respond to Register-Guard interview requests. But in March 2009, when the Khalsa Council, an international group of Sikh ministers, asked them whether they had cut their hair, were no longer vegetarians, and drank alcohol, the business leaders responded by letter, according to the Khalsa Council.

The letter said, among other things: “The questions raised are irrelevant to our roles and responsibilities in the organization. We are not the religious leaders of the organization; we were given administrative and financial authority and responsibility.”

The Unto Infinity members wrote that they had made many sacrifices while the yogi was alive and that now they’re applying “more kindness into our personal lives.”

“We have learned the importance of factoring back into our lives more joy and balance as we continue to serve this mission for the rest of our way home,” they wrote.

The Unto Infinity members wrote that if the religious authorities decided to narrowly define what a Sikh Dharma minister is, “we may not continue to qualify.”

However, they noted, “many current ministers in Sikh Dharma have broken their Sikh or minister vows, marital vows, and the laws of our country and have remained ministers,” adding that that had been true even while Yogi Bhajan was alive.

Watching the business leaders back away from the group’s religious practices, some former members said, reminds them of what they experienced when they decided to leave the group.

“You go through stages of discovery of how you gave away your power and were deceived,” Premka Khalsa said.

“Once the person who is defining your reality — the charismatic leader — once he’s not there continuing to enforce the beliefs, then your eyes start to open,” she said. “You see things in a different way, and it can be disillusioning.”

Premka Khalsa said that’s especially true for the yogi’s secretaries, such as herself, who sacrificed much of their lives to serve him.

“I met him at 25,” she said. “I was 41 by the time I left, so my life of family, child bearing and (being) productive in the world, that whole piece was gone. Nothing was put into Social Security, and I walked out with the clothes on my back.”

The women in his inner circle “were denied having a personal relationship with any other men,” she added. “Some of us wanted to get married and have children, but we got sidetracked into agreeing to forego that with the intention of serving something bigger than us. Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice.”

Flaws noted by former members

The group’s publications and Web sites praise Yogi Bhajan as an advocate for world peace and as a spiritual teacher who has helped improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

A resolution passed by Congress in 2005 after his death recognized the yogi as “a wise teacher and mentor, an outstanding pioneer, a champion of peace and a compassionate human being.”

But Yogi Bhajan also had flaws, former members said.

“He was a phenomenal yoga teacher, a phenomenal spiritual man,” said Guru Bir Khalsa, the former “lifetime minister” who left the group after 18 years. But the yogi “sabotaged his own dream,” he said.

Imposing at 6 foot 3 inches and 250 pounds, Yogi Bhajan claimed humility, but had a weakness for expensive jewelry, luxury cars and custom-designed robes, former members said.

“He was a big dichotomy,” Premka Khalsa said. “He was tremendously charismatic. It just drew you in. You felt held and you felt loved and you felt embraced and felt part of something that was magnificent and bigger than you, and always yummy.”

“On the other side, he could be devastatingly harsh and make decisions that seemed so contrary to what he would preach and teach,” she said.

“He was all about power and he became a victim of that experience,” she said.

Lawsuits on assaults, inheritance

With his long white beard, white turban and white robes, Yogi Bhajan advocated for world peace, founding an annual Peace Prayer Day in 1985. But his saintly public image contrasted starkly with his private behavior, Premka Khalsa and other former secretaries said.

In her 1986 lawsuit, Premka Khalsa alleged that Yogi Bhajan repeatedly physically and sexually assaulted her from November 1968 to November 1984.

McGrory, the religious leaders’ attorney, said his clients deny all the allegations in Premka Khalsa’s lawsuit, which “were never verified or substantiated.”

In court papers, she alleged that the yogi was sexually involved with various female followers, and that he ordered her to coordinate his sexual liaisons, including orgies, with other secretaries, which she refused to do.

The head of Yogi Bhajan’s administration, and an editor and writer for his publications, Premka Khalsa said she worked on average 10 hours a day, five days a week. She alleged that she was paid $375 a month — only in her last three years with the group.

“It was another part of how he kept us bound,” she said. “We didn’t have independent resources. He had a fleet of cars — one of which was mine to drive. And he had properties to live on, but they weren’t mine. You had few independent resources, so it made it hard to live out on (your) own. He did that with lots of people.”

Premka Khalsa alleged in her lawsuit that Yogi Bhajan called her “his spiritual wife, destined to serve mankind by serving him in a conjugal capacity.” He said if she did so, he “would care for her for all of her natural life,” she alleged.

When Yogi Bhajan died in 2004, his wife Bibiji Inderjit was to inherit half of their community property, and he designated that his half go to Staff Endowment, a trust to support 15 female administrative assistants. To receive her share, each assistant had to live in accordance with the yogi’s teachings and the Sikh Dharma Order, according to court documents. If she didn’t, her interest would be cut to 2 percent, the court papers said.

Among the trust beneficiaries are Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa, a plaintiff, and Sopurkh Khalsa, a defendant, in the Multnomah clash between the religious and business leaders, according to court papers.

McGrory said his clients deny that the Staff Endowment was in return for anything relating to Premka Khalsa’s allegations.

Yogi Bhajan’s estate still isn’t settled. In legal proceedings in New Mexico, the yogi’s widow argues that she was not aware of large gifts and expenditures her husband made while he was alive, and she wants an accounting of them, which could result in a determination that she is entitled to more of the remaining estate, said Surjit Soni, the widow’s attorney.

He said the yogi’s widow “does not begrudge or resist in any shape or form the bequest of Yogi Bhajan to his assistants … We just have to figure out what’s hers and what’s his and move on down the road.”

Soni declined to comment on the sexual abuse allegations.

Responding to the unpaid labor allegations, he said that many people volunteered their time to build the organization.

“It started with little or no sources of income and took the effort of a lot in the community lovingly coming together to provide their services,” he said. “They were doing it voluntarily. Nobody held a gun to their head.”

Another sexual abuse case against Yogi Bhajan, also settled out of court, was filed by the younger sister of Guru Amrit Khalsa, one of the yogi’s long-time secretaries.

Today, Guru Amrit Khalsa is one of the group’s two chief religious authorities, as well as one of the religious leaders suing Golden Temple CEO Kartar Khalsa and other business leaders.

Through McGrory, her attorney, she denied all allegations in her sister’s complaint.

The Register-Guard’s policy is not to name sexual abuse victims without their permission. Guru Amrit Khalsa’s sister’s whereabouts are not known, and she could not be reached for this story.

In court documents, she alleged that Guru Amrit Khalsa began trying to “entice” her into Yogi Bhajan’s organization when she was 11, and succeeded when she was 14.

She said she was with the group from 1975 to 1985. In her 1986 lawsuit, she alleged that starting in 1978, Yogi Bhajan repeatedly physically and sexually assaulted her.

The lawsuit alleged that the yogi was sexually involved with Guru Amrit Khalsa, as well as various other members of his administrative staff.

Guru Amrit Khalsa’s sister also alleged that Yogi Bhajan did not compensate her for skin and hair care products and snack foods she had developed and turned over to him in 1983 and 1984, after he had promised her an ownership stake or other payment.

“Truth is your identity”

The allegations in these lawsuits contrast with the public image of 3HO Sikhs in Eugene, who are widely regarded as devout, hard workers who have built a successful company that is a cornerstone of the natural foods industry here.

Firsthand knowledge of the abuse was confined to the yogi’s inner circle, Premka Khalsa and other former members said.

“The Eugene community, in general, is innocent and quite well intentioned,” she said.

Premka Khalsa said she sued Yogi Bhajan to try to expose what she called his lies and force him to change his behavior.

“The greeting we all have is Sat Nam, ‘Truth is your identity,’ and I wanted him to stop lying,” she said.

Premka Khalsa said she also wanted the rest of the community to know about the abuse, and she wanted to lend credibility to the complaint filed by Guru Amrit Khalsa’s sister because she said she was appalled by how badly she had been treated.

The suits were settled for undisclosed amounts, and they didn’t surface again until Guru Bir Khalsa, who had become disillusioned after learning of the group’s ties to telemarketing fraud, retrieved them from the archives of a New Mexico courthouse and put copies on the Internet in 2002.

“Sikh means seeker of truth and therefore I was just a seeker of truth,” he said. “The reason I wanted to put those documents on the Internet was to just turn the light on in the closet.”

“Yogi Bhajan had a dark side, and I think a lot of people don’t want to see it because of what that means about him,” Guru Bir Khalsa said. “I know, for myself, I wasn’t ready and didn’t want to see it. It’s kind of tough when you think you’ve invested as much as you have into something.”

Most of the former members quoted in this article asked to be referred to by the names they were using at the time they were part of the Sikh community.

“You go through stages of discovery of how you gave away your power and were deceived.”

— PREMKA KHALSA, A FORMER top secretary to Yogi Bhajan (SHOWN IN A 1973 PHOTO)

Why did Yogi Bhajan use the word "Dharma"?

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 07:57 (4073 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

The word "Dharma" has its origins in the Hindu tradition. "The term dharma (Sanskrit: dhárma, Pāḷi dhamma) is an Indic spiritual and religious term that means one's righteous duty, or any virtuous path. A Hindu's dharma is affected by a person's age, class, occupation, and gender. In modern Indian languages it can be equivalent simply to religion, depending on context. The word dharma translates as that which upholds or supports, and is generally translated into English as law." Hiro G. Badlani Hinduism: Path of the Ancient Wisdom. 2008, page 18 Carol Henderson Garcia Culture and customs of India. 2002, page 31

You will never find the word "Dharma" used in traditional sikh teachings. Instead, the word "Dharam" is used by traditional Sikhs as shown at this link.

"Dhaul dharam daya (compassion) ka putu;
Santokh (being content or satisfied) thap rakhiya jin suti."
(Stanza 16, Japuji)

"This universal message contain two words: compassion (daya) and contentment (santokh). The righteousness is born out of compassion and contentment upholds the order of nature (Dhaul dharam daya ka poot; santokh thap rakhiya jin soot). The implication is: "Be compassionate to others; Be satisfied within yourself!"


So here's an interesting question; Why did Yogi Bhajan use the Sanskrit and traditional Hindu term "Dharma" for his organization as in "Sikh Dharma"? Why didn't he call it "Sikh Dharam"?

Yogi Bhajan's surname is Puri. His father's name being Dr. Kartar Singh Puri.

Wikipedia(Puri Family Name)"Puris are staunch Hindus and have been associated with struggles and revolts against numerous invasions for the protection of the Hindu Dharma.The Vaishno Devi Shrine is of particular importance as it is with other Hindu Khatri clans. Puris, like many other Punjabi Hindu (Khatri) clans, supported the revolt inititiated by Guru Gobind Singh.As was common among Punjabi families, many gave one of their sons to the Guru's army in the war against the atrocities of the Mughals.

D. D. Kosambi (1996) in his book An introduction to the study of India history writes: The Puru tribe seems to have been as Aryan as any. It survived in the Mahabharata story, and to Alexander's time (perhaps in the modern Punjabi surname Puri)"

Summarized in a (Census report, 1881, ~ 284, 265): "Others, again, while they revere the Granth, yet revere Brahmans also, worship idols now and then, do not abstain from tobacco, and shave their heads. Some of these call them-selves Nanak-panthi Sikhs, and others Nanak-panthi Hindus; so that there is no clear line of distinction between them."


"Seventy years ago Yogi Bhajan was born an Indian prince. He was the male heir of a family whose holdings included the entire village of Kot Harkarn, now part of Pakistan. His birthdays were great celebrations. Each year his weight in kilos was doled out to the poor in gold, silver and copper coins.
Harbhajan Singh was born on August 26, 1929 into a Sikh family in Kot Harkarn, district Gujranwala, in the province of Punjab (British India). His father, Dr. Kartar Singh Puri, served the British Raj as a medical doctor. His mother was named Harkrishan Kaur. Theirs was a well-to-do landlord family, owning most of their village in the foothills of the Himalayas."

Wikipedia(Yogi Bhajan article) "Throughout his life, Harbhajan Singh continued his practice and pursuit of yogic knowledge. His government duties often facilitated his traveling to remote ashrams and distant hermitages in order to seek out reclusive yogis and swamis.

In the mid-1960s, Harbhajan Singh took up a position as instructor at the Vishwayatan Ashram in New Delhi, under Dhirendra Brahmachari. This yoga centre was frequented by the Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter, Indira Gandhi, and diplomats and employees from a host of foreign embassies."


The following is an excerpt from an interview conducted on Ek On Kaar Kaur, the communications director for Sikhnet, an online web community for 3HO Sikhs under the auspices of Yogi Bhajan.

When Yogi Bhajan was a young man, his grandfather wanted him to study Kundalini Yoga, and so he became a Kundalini Yoga master at the age of fourteen.

When he was eighteen and the partition happened between India and Pakistan, the Punjab was affected, and Yogi Bhajan had to lead his people out of Pakistan into India.

When he came to the West and started teaching yoga for a couple of years, his students became fascinated with the turban and the beard and the Sikh tradition, and started to question him. Then one of his long-haired students got taken into police custody, and the police were going to cut his hair. So the student said, "You can't cut my hair because I'm a Sikh."

The judge called up Yogi Bhajan and asked if it were true that this guy was a Sikh. Yogi Bhajan said yes, and the judge said he needed him to come to the court right now with a signed document confirming this.

So a bunch of students put turbans on their heads and created some stationary that said "Sikh Dharma of the Western Hemisphere," and they went down to the courthouse and said, This guy's a Sikh, so you can't cut his hair.

And that's how Sikh movement of Yogi Bhajan got started in the West.

Why did Yogi Bhajan use the word "Dharma"?

by Prabhu Singh Khalsa, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 15:02 (4072 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

It's just semantics.

"A Vaishnaav is one who, as Gurmukh, lives the righteous life of Dharma."

Who do you think wrote this?
It was Guru Arjan Dev (ang 258).

http://sikhitothemax.com/page.asp?ShabadID=837

That same shabad states: "The spiritually blind place the blame on others."

Separating the Yogas from Sikhs

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 03:50 (4072 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

Separating the Yogas from Sikhs
"The Sikh religion was largely established to do away with all the ascetic Yogas"
February 2000
By an Indian Sikh
Thank you for your postings on separating the Yogas from Sikhs. You are quite right, and are doing a good thing. I thought I was the only one on a quest to clean up the Sikh image by delineating it from the practices of Hindu Yogas. I am glad to see there are others doing the same!

It is most unfortunate that [to some extent] the introduction to Sikhism in the West has been done through the medium of Yoga, which is the very practice that Guru Nanak himself denounced in the establishing of his religion! Do you see some irony? The Sikh religion was largely established to do away with all the ascetic Yogas and yet its image in America, (and other Western countries) seems to be seen by the native Anglo-peoples--as a religion entwined inexorably with Kundalini Yoga! The average American may equate Sikhism with Kundalini Yoga, because the 3HO people have taught them that this is Sikhism and so they believe it! But nothing could be further from the truth.

Why have the 3HO people taught this to their Anglo-ethnic brothers? Because that is what they were taught by Yogi Bhajan. Who is in fact very much a yogi--despite the Sikh accessories he wears.

This Yogi Bhajan has entwined Kundalini Yoga with the Sikh religion because he seemingly had to rationalize his religious creation with the religion he was born into. It seems even his own family was against this in the beginning and I have heard that many of his own relatives renounced him due to his twisting of their own cherished Sikh beliefs.

All people in Punjab know yoga is against Sikh practice. In my opinion the reason why this blasphemous Yogi keeps bodyguards is to keep people from confronting him about teaching yoga in the names of the Sikh Gurus. He doesn't listen. Furthermore, 3HO backs up their right to distort the Sikh religion with their attorneys--who will threaten take action against anyone who says anything critical about them. Such an attorney once threatened my cousin, who once ran a Sikh newspaper--. This attorney said, "You cannot say that about us. We are a corporation and we can do anything we want. We will sue you."

It is true that the so-called "Sikh Dharma" is a corporation, as is the "Siri Singh Sahib Corporation" and others under the supervision and control of Yogi Bhajan. It seems to me that the followers of Yogi Bhajan shroud themselves in legally protected corporations so they can freely distort Sikh beliefs without fear of personal accountability.

How do I know this? I have direct personal first hand experience. That experience goes back to 1976 when I was 14 years old. At that time many Sikh parents used to send their children to 3HO for all sorts of lessons.

Some people may not like Yogi Bhajan bashing and will say, "Look at what he has done for Sikhi." I personally would have liked to see what Sikhi would have been like without him. I hope he has helped a lot of people, and done a lot of good. I hope his teachings benefit many. But his religion is different from Guru's. It is a composite blended religion, a synthesis of ascetic yoga (Tantra, Kundalini, Muntra, Mudra, Vedic medicines, etc.), what I call "Bhajanism" (his own philosophy) and some Sikhism. He mixes this all together into something that should be called "Amero-Bhajanism," which would make his followers "Amero-Bhajanites."

There certainly are some good people within 3HO. Maybe some are more Sikhs than "Amero-Bhajanites," but the majority appear to follow Yogi Bhajan first and the Sikh religion second. Of course they will tell you the opposite verbally, but if you observe their practice--the truth becomes obvious. My experience with 3HO was comprehensive and lasted for more than 20 years--in all sorts of situations, different states, living arrangements, "gurdwaras", on a social and personal level and so on.

You can view "Amero-Bhahanism" using the human body as an analogy. The internal organs, which are vital for its existence, would be analogous to Yogi Bhajan's ascetic yogic practices. The brain would consist of Bhajan's personal philosophy expressed through such things as his courses and teaching "manuals." Essentially, the minds of the followers simply mirror his philosophy. The skin or cosmetic covering would be the outward appearance of "Sikhs." They appear as "Sikhs"--thus people who don't really know their history and actual internal workings may frequently be fooled by them.

I have no problem with Yogi Bhajan, other than his use of the name "Sikh Dharma"--for something that is not Sikh in its practice. There is of course also the recurring claim that 3HO is a "cult." I have seen many people apparently "brainwashed" in 3HO. They seem mind controlled and claims of abuse have surfaced. Though it seems that almost all of the Indians who become involved in their "ashrams" eventually leave. There are branches of 3HO in Los Angeles and New Mexico. It may be somewhat different in other areas where the Yogi's influence is perhaps less direct. In fact, I think the further one gets away from direct influence, the better chance one may have in finding some real Sikhs who are genuine and not brainwashed.

It is easy to spot a 3HO member in LA. They often have that "spaced-out" brainwashed look on their face. In my opinion one loses "zaat" of "Sikh" by even associating with 3HO. The Yogi is their God and Guru for all intents and purposes. Within the 3HO there is clear evidence of personality worship, ascetic Hindu practices and all the various "mayas." I highly recommend people stay away to save their integrity.

3HO people are teaching the American public that Sikhi is Yoga, Bhajan's philosophy, yogic diets, etc.-- through their network of Yoga Centers. Many Anglo-Americans now think that Yoga is one and the same with Sikhi, because the 3HO people have told them so. It seems that whenever an American Caucasian asks me if I am a Sikh--invariably the next question they will ask is, "Do you do yoga?" Or they will talk about the yoga exercises they learned and think we are followers of Yogi Bhajan.

Clearly, authentic traditional Sikhs have a lot of work to do. All of the misinformation Yogi Bhajan has put out over the last 30 years in America through his teachings needs to be addressed by us. I think it may take us a couple of decades to separate the word Yoga from the word Sikh, in the average American's mind. Most Americans don't even pronounce the word Sikh correctly.

And I believe Yogi Bhajan knows what he has done is wrong.

3HO practices such as handing out Hanuman parshad (monkey-God) after karah prashad is handed out in their gurdwara, revering Guru Nanak's son as a high Sikh ideal (when he was renounced by Guru Nanak for his yogic practices e.g. urine drinking, etc., which are yogic Hindu practices and actually anti-Sikh). I could go on and on--there is such a long list of contradictions to basic traditional Sikh practice within 3HO.

But the main difference between a real Sikh and a 3HO member is that a genuine Sikh has his mind focused on the shabad, Guru Gobind Singh (GGS) and Gurbani. Whereas 3HO people have their minds focused on Yogi Bhajan. They should admit he is their real guru. I know they all sit at his feet in private.

There is a very interesting scenario I used to observe in the 3HO "ashram/gurdwara." When Yogi Bhajan walked in, they would all sit up straight and give all their attention and reverence to him. They looked expressly to him. That is the exact devotion I used to give only to GGS when I was there, but their loyalty was to Bhajan. I had absolutely nothing in common with them so I had to leave--I was like an island in their midst. My mind was on GGS, and the gaze of their minds, hearts and souls was on their Yogi.

Bhajan is their Guru for all intents and purposes. He sits on the palki in their minds. They are perhaps 80% Bhajanites, and 20% Sikhs. They will tell you, "No our Guru is GGS, and Yogi Bhajan--he is our "spiritual teacher." However, this is just duplicity--something he has created in their minds. A "spiritual "teacher" is a guru. You can only have one guru and for them it's Bhajan. They love him, obey him and bow to his wishes and ways--more than to the GGS.

When the Sunday Gurdwara service was going on at their ashram and a lecture from Yogi Bhajan was broadcast over their intercom (via phone from Espanola)--they would stop the kirtanis from playing immediately, mid-shabad and all just listen to his lecture. Usually it was just junk, him boasting about himself and often yelling at them. It is wrong to stop a shabad like that to take someone else's "word" over Gurbani. This is further proof that they are not really Sikhs. This was not just a singular occurrence, but rather something that has been going on for some time.

3HO people hold what they call "class" at their Yoga Center. This is often when the Yogi Bhajan comes and speaks. People may pay money to attend. And when they are there you can see that they behave like his disciples. They sit attentively and try to learn from him. The exact same thing a Sikh (disciple) does at a Guru-darbar gurdwara, which is the real "class" for a true Sikh. But 3HO members are instead the "Sikhs" of Yogi Bhajan and not followers of GGS. They should change the name of their religion to something else and stop fooling the American public. They are disgracing the name of Guru Nanak in the 20th Century!

Yogi Bhajan teaches that the word "Yoga" in Guru Grunth Sahib means his Kundalini Yoga. Once when a friend of mine left 3HO I asked her if she still considered herself a Sikh and she answered, "Oh yes, Kundalini Yoga will always be the center of my religion." Yoga Bhajan has his followers so indoctrinated they actually believe Yoga is synonymous with Sikhi.

Again, real genuine Sikhs have a lot of work to do in dealing with all of 3HO's misinformation. This will take us a few decades, but it is important. The honor of the Gurus, and the sacrifices all the Sikhs and martyrs made in the past must be re-established. We can't allow such a fad disgrace the Sikh religion.

Separating the Yogas from Sikhs

by Prabhu Singh Khalsa, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 16:43 (4070 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

I don't feel like reading this whole response, all I needed to see was:
"All people in Punjab know yoga is against Sikh practice."
to know that this person as an idiot.
I see that Amandeep Singh has already replied to your original email. You might want to talk to him about "All people in Punjab."
In fact he introduced me to Udasi Sikhs who practice yoga when I was last in Punjab.

The whole point of the Sikh Dharma is to achieve yoga (i.e. union) through the shabad Guru.
If people would stop being so egotistical and idiotic and actually read from the Guru they would see where Guru Arjan wrote that he came to the Guru to learn yoga. How can Guru Arjan be against Sikh practice?

Separating the Yogas from Sikhs

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Friday, April 30, 2010, 05:19 (4070 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

The following is taken from "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" by Dr. Trilochan Singh.

Call to Truth and Authentic Sikhism


Truth, these days, is as scarce,
As food in famine;
Falsehood alone prevails.
The sins of dark age,
Have blackened every face,
And men have become devils.
Guru Nanak: Asa-di- Var, 11:1
Truth is Truth to the end of Reckoning.
Shakespeare

I

The American Sikhs

Many individuals and groups of Europeans and Americans have been coming to India and have met me at Delhi and Ludhiana. Some have stayed for months with me to know something about Sikhism as students of Comparative Study of Religion. In October-November 1975, just before I left for my Guru Tegh Bahadur Lecture in Albert Hall, London on January 3, 1976 about 80 American school teachers met me in four batches of 20 each and tape recorded on the average 2-3 hours of lectures and discussions. Most of them were from Los Angeles, and to my surprise they did not know Yogi Bhajan. They recorded their names and addresses in the Visitor's book of Sis Ganj Information office.
I also got an opportunity to address 3HO American Sikhs thrice during their short visits to India. I do not doubt the sincerity of anyone. Some of them however frankly expressed that they came primarily for Yoga and their interest was mainly in Yoga, about which they were quite confused. But most of them had a good insight into Sikhism and were anxious to be keen students of this religion. Their main difficulty has been that they neither get requisite religious literature, nor do they have knowledgeable teachers. Yogi Bhajan, their Spiritual Authority, knows next to nothing about Sikh history, scriptures and techniques of Sikh mystical practices, and the impostor Reformers like Hukam Singh Gurcharan Singh Taura, and Mahinder Singh who were able to use their political and official influence to get him undeserved titles, perhaps know still less. No other knowledgeable person who comes to the Ashram is allowed to address them.
Under these circumstances the only source of information for these helpless American Sikhs is Yogi Bhajan. As Yogi Bhajan has so little to teach and so many irrelevant things to talk about, the young men find the path so easy and simple outwardly and so romantic inwardly. The moment they wear the white dress of the Ashram they become not only Sikhs but also get the title of Khalsa. But so far as understanding the actual practices of Sikh mystical path is concerned Yogi Bhajan has not taken them far beyond getting up early in the morning and wasting more than half the calm hours of dawn doing such Yoga exercises, which are quite unrelated to Sikhism and the manner in which 3HO people practice and preach Tantra they are dangerous to spiritual life. And yet this getting up early in the morning is with them a boastful stick with which they often try to beat the Indian Sikhs to humiliation and sense of guilt, and thereby pose to be superior Sikhs, white in appearance and white in dress and stiff as starch in arrogance.
Among the men leaders there are few Ashram leaders whose arrogance has hurt many people just because they wield a special power in 3HO machinery and are sure of the backing of Yogi Bhajan. They have the erroneous impressions that the titles and hierarchical positions they have acquired have given them a special position in the whole Sikh Community. But let me tell them that in the eyes of intelligent sections of the Sikh Community who live and practice Sikhism, these titles and positions given by Yogi Bhajan are not worth two cents. In Sikh history they would be looked down upon as Religious Clowns in the 3-HO circus of Yogi Bhajan.
There is a coterie of women leaders in 3HO (about 3 or 4 only) whose haughtiness and ability to insult other Sikhs critical of Yogi Bhajan's Cult surpasses that of the men folk, and they are inseparably close to their Master as Secretaries attending him round the clock. They are all unmarried and are perhaps expected to remain so.
Besides these haughty men and women there is a galaxy of young men and girls in their middle or late twenties, whose devotion to Sikhism is remarkable and who have a great potential for the future. They have a genuine urge for true knowledge of Sikhism, and in my presence one of them, Ram Das Kaur performed the Ardasa with a fervor seen only in very devout Sikhs. Given the opportunity to turn their back on Tantric rubbish which they learned from Yogi Harbhajan and be properly trained and educated in Sikh history and Sikh meditations and humility, these young men and women can really work wonders. But left to themselves or to Yogi Bhajan's 3HO they will reach the end of the tether when they will have to decide which way to go, and how to get out of the cult-machinery which would consume their youth, their spiritual aspirations, their labors and their inner faith.
Their interest in Sikhism is genuine, and if they, along with some sincere leaders are trained in the proper way they have a great future for themselves and for the Sikhs in U.S.A. It is quite possible that some may emerge as capable leaders to play some significant role at the national and international level. At -present, with all their talent and all their sincerity and faith they are expected to act like the proverbial frogs in the well, who had the audacity to tell the frog from the sea that the sea could not be larger than their well. This is the way Yogi Bhajan has trained them to live, and his fears are that the water of his own well has started drying up.
There is a psychology of various types of converts, and in 3HO we find all types of them. There are some converts who go into a religion with some ulterior motive quite other than a moral and spiritual transformation of their whole being. Their objective is sometimes to extend their social importance and use the religion of a Cult for enhancing their profession. When they do not succeed they fall back into acts of apostasy and even oppose the religion one way or the other. In England Mrs Pamela Wylam became the most popular and respected convert to Sikhism, and after baptism took the name of Manjit Kaur and became Editor of the Quarterly Sikh Courier, although she was not much of a good writer. I was shocked to see her smoking in the World Faith Congress session last year, and even writing articles very damaging to Sikh doctrines by suggesting that it is not necessary to have turban or hair and beard to become a Sikh. This should be an eye opener to all Sikhs. Both her English name Mrs Pamela and Manjit Kaur generally appeared as Editor in Sikh Courier. Now we have only Manjit Kaur.
There have been other converts who devote all their lives to Sikh Faith. Sant Lakhbir Singh was a Muslim convert to Sikhism who became a great missionary saint and was a close companion of Bhai Vir Singh. Giani Gian Singh gives the names of about 250 converts to Sikhism, the dates of their baptism and their addresses during his life time. Only those who are totally committed to Sikh Faith and have taken a vow to stick to this faith are likely to last as true Sikhs. But here the tragedy is, that Yogi Bhajan made it clear to me at his Washington meeting with me, that he was primarily teaching Tantric Yoga and Sikhism is for him only an offshoot of his Tantric Cult. But many American Sikhs have been expressing the opposite views. They are eager to take up Sikhism as their main study. But I wonder how they can do that as long as they are part and parcel of Yogi Bhajan's 3HO System. Over 95% of the 3HO Sikhs have still retained their American names in official civil records. Even though they have been calling themselves Khalsa and Mukhias, their names in American Civil and Judicial records are still their old Christian and Jewish names. Every baptized Sikh gets his new Sikh name changed in records within a month after the baptism, but even the leaders of 3HO have not got their names changed to those of Sikh Faith all these years. This duplicity throws a serious doubt on the long term intentions of those who are still practicing Sikhs in 3HO network.
It is in the context of these factors that I wish to make some vitally important suggestions first to American Sikhs, then to Yogi Bhajan and then to the Uncommitted generations of Sikhs all over the world concerning their responsibility.
1) Any holy man, real or impostor saint or guru, who makes claims to Messiah type innovations and prophetic postures has no place in the Khalsa Panth (the Universal Sikh Community) even if such a person builds a flourishing Cult of his own. Such a person will always be treated as an un-Sikhlike outsider by Sikhs everywhere.
2) Saints, seers, theologians, scholars no doubt render great help to all seekers and in the absence of organized teachings of theology and Sikh philosophy, such help is always necessary, but it should be clearly borne in mind that all such teachers are helpers on the road to the ultimate Goal and should not be treated as Spiritual Fathers, Guides, gurus, with a galaxy of Spiritual Mothers and Brides. Such holy men have no place in Sikhism. Whenever such cults have appeared in Sikh history deriving partial inspiration from Sikh scriptures they have been blown away by the winds of trials and the storms of cultural and political challenges.
3) Sikhism is a Path and each Seeker and pilgrim must travel towards authentic knowledge and experiences set down in the Scriptures and historical experiences. Human teachers are necessary at all levels but no one human Teacher is to become the Spiritual Guide and the Master.
4) No holy man or saint is to be judged by his holy robes, false religious titles, given to him or acquired by him by hook or by crook. He must be judged by his virtues of saintliness, of renunciation of material pleasures. He must be judged by his humility, charity, generosity, compassion, and by his contribution to society and history. The greatest quality of saintliness in a Sikh is that he should not put on any saintly title nor take pride in being called Sant ji etc.
5) While religious minded Sikhs should dress in a sober way, no dress and no color is a particularly holy color. Any color patronized by a Cult and any particular type of dress put on by these cults is likely to become an object of derision if the cult becomes unpopular for some reason or the other.
6) Lastly, let me make it clear to all these young Americans that those who have become Sikhs because of Yogi Bhajan and for the sake of Yogi Bhajan can never become true Sikhs, and they can never achieve the real spiritual gains of the Sikh mystical path and faith. If they want to swim or sink with Yogi Bhajan they should seriously try to think individually and collectively what their future is likely to be. But if they are committed to Guru Nanak-Guru Gobind Singh they have all claims on the Sikh Community all over the world to help them and stand by them. The Sikh Community will certainly do so.

A Word to Yogi Bhajan

No one should know better than Yogi Bhajan that I have been his much better well-wisher if not admirer, than anyone else in U.S.A. except of course his personal paid secretaries or those of his followers who admire him without understanding him, and slave for him without being sure what they are getting in terms of ethical and spiritual gains. My relations with him have always been cordial and more humane than perhaps his relations with his father, mother, wife, brothers and sisters. Some of the leaders of the Ashrams have offered me genuine warmth and affection, because of the keen appreciation they have for my books, and the younger generation of the inmates of 3HO have been very generous in showing their affection and desire for more religious literature. I was really touched by the inquiry by a sincere 3HO seeker running a small ashram about the books that are in the press in India. I do not know how he came to know about them.
There are some prominent Sikhs in U.S.A. with whom Yogi Bhajan has embittered his relations, by his incurable arrogance and pride of having amassed so much wealth and successfully fooled the Akali leaders. He has proved too clever for them.
There are some Indian Sikhs in U.S.A. and Canada who are Sikhs in name only, and because the Sikh temple forums give social prestige locally, they fight for power in these religious societies. They consider themselves Sikhs only because they carry Sikh names and Sikh family background. Otherwise most of them are as far away from Sikhism as an atheist is from God. In their own way they carry on a hate campaign against Yogi Bhajan, mostly at their dinner tables. I call them Cock-tail Sikh leaders of U.S.A. Some of them have formed
International Punjabi Society, which has never cared or worked for Punjabi language, culture, Music and literature, and is therefore generally known as Punjabi Sharabi Society (Punjabi Society of Drunks) in U.K. & U.S.A. I was shocked to find that the grand-children of the gentleman who founded the society on his visit to the U.S.A. cannot speak Punjabi. The faith of these cock-tail leaders in Sikhism is very superficial. While staying with some of them I felt that I was staying day and night in a British Pub open only for a particular class of people. In spite of my best efforts they would never enter into serious discussion. They did not know that their glass houses and pyramids of sands which they were building to match American style of living did not interest me. What worried me was their spiritually barren hearts, their morally static lives, their mansions and wealth were dragging them away from the sunshine of life into the dark valley of death. Yogi Bhajan at least talks of religion to his followers on a better plane. Although he himself swings between Angels and the Devil, he has persuaded many to take the spiritual path of his own brand.
With all that, I have met about 30 young Americans who are devoted students of Sikhism, eager to study only Sikhism. They have virtually given up Yoga. But when under orders from Yogi and his Ministers I note that they are practicing things which Sikhism has completely rejected and using Sikh mantras like Satnam for obnoxious Tantric practices, their ignorance hurts me. I blame Yogi Bhajan for misleading them away from Sikh techniques of meditations, and taking them further and further away from Sikh mysticism.
In Washington Yogi Bhajan told me that for him Tantric Yoga was the primary thing and Sikhism for him was merely an offshoot of his Tantra. This should awaken to their senses those morally blind politicians who were instrumental in getting him titles from Akal Takhat. It is in the nature of Yogi Bhajan not to listen to the voice of wisdom coming from others if it comes into conflict with his cult teachings. I warned him, in my Washington meeting with him, that the Tantric techniques he is teaching and practicing lead a person to self-destruction as soon as he loses the balance between life of the Spirit and life of the Flesh and Sex. The Western reader can understand better what I mean if he understands Tantra in terms of Marlowe's or Goethe's Faust. Yogi Bhajan is a Sikh by birth and still carries with him considerable sense of belonging to the Sikh Faith. But I have come to the conclusion that he is a Faustian character without the intellectual and Occult equipment of Dr. Faust, nor perhaps does he have Faust's courage to retrace his steps. Ever since he has started proclaiming in speech and writings that he has done more than Guru Gobind Singh could do, and that Guru Gobind Singh has wrongly planted the seed of the Khalsa which he is trying to correct, he seems to have lost his mental balance. These are sacrilegious statements which no Sikh on earth can ever tolerate. Only the S.G.P.C. leaders who have sold their consciences could read these things in his journals and not only keep quiet, but perhaps invite them for more honors this year. He believes he can either cajole, or mislead or scandalize anyone he likes so long as these Akali leaders are with him. In the end I must make the following useful suggestions which can help him to preserve the good Yogi has done, and do some good to himself and those who are close to him:
1) Some men can fool some people for some time, but they cannot fool all the people all the time. He has successfully created a confusion about Tantric Yoga and Sikhism as being complementary and related in the minds of many ignorant Indian Sikhs and his American followers, but this darkness cannot prevail for long. People are bound to know the truth and revolt against the evils of this hodge-podge cult.
2) If the same man can be the Imam of Jama Masjid (Mosque) Delhi and the Golden Temple of the Sikhs in Amritsar then, Yogi Bhajan can also be a Mahan Tantric and a Sikh Spiritual Leader with the longest inauthentic titles. But if it is foolish and impossible to conceive that a man can occupy high Religious positions in two entirely different disciplines, then what Yogi Bhajan claims to be is absurdity of the first order. The sooner he stops making fools of his followers and ignorant Sikhs, the better for him. Such a deceptive posture puts into peril the sanctity of two different religious traditions, and by the very nature of this inconceivable and impractical claim he exposes his insincerity, duplicity and perfidy to at least one of the disciplines, if not to both. The Sikh Community cannot tolerate it for long, and the American Sikhs will reject it as soon as they come to know the incongruity of the whole theatrical posture kept up by false publicity and mythical anecdotes of his self-deluding spiritual achievements.
(3) Yogi Bhajan must bear in mind that he could get the title of Spiritual Leader from people who were not either competent or authorized to do so, but he cannot justify that claim without even learning the language of Sikh scriptures and reading or understanding them. He can distort history in the eyes of American followers, but he cannot make these lies an acceptable history of the Sikhs. Americans have much better reading habits and insight into the spirit of faiths. They will sooner or later find the truth and condemn his fictitious spiritual postures invented for them. He can distort doctrines, but the true seekers of mystical experiences will find them in good time and in the proper manner. He can proclaim his Tantric techniques and asanas to be a path to the spiritual heights of Sikhism, and thus lead them away from real Sikh meditation techniques and worship, but for how long? He can call pineal glands the dasam duar (Tenth Seat of Consciousness), and pituitary glands the cesspool of nectar, and even relate them to Gurbani (the Guru's hymns) by distorting the scriptures, but he must know the price one has to pay for such sacrilegious acts and distortions both in the Courts of this world and in the Court of the Almighty and All-Seeing God. I hope Yogi Bhajan will seriously consider these things and choose One Path and the Right Path. If he has somehow sailed in two boats with one foot in each, it does not mean that he can avoid sinking both the boats for long. The contradictions and absurdities I have pointed out in the book are worthy only of the Grand Academy of Lagado in Swift's Gulliver's Travels, besides the 3H0 Ashrams.

III

An Appeal to the Enlightened Sikhs of Uncommitted Generation

From my boyhood in the thirties up to 1945 I saw a generation of Sikh leaders, saints, missionaries and seers who never told a lie, never compromised with oppressive Rulers and anti-Sikh political parties. Political leaders like Baba Kharak Singh, Amar Singh Sher-i-Punjab, Kartar Singh Jhabbar, and saints like Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh, Akali Kaur Singh, Sant Sunder Singh and Sant Gurbachan Singh Bhindran, Ragi Hira Singh, Bhai Vir Singh, Kalian Singh Nabha represented the true spirit of Sikhism in various fields of activity.
In the late forties and more so after the partition of the country in 1947, the fate of the Sikh Community appears to have remained exclusively in the hands of blind and deaf forces which heeded neither cries of warning nor loud protests and entreaties. Thinking that the present leadership is genuine heir to these great men of the thirties and forties, both politically and spiritually, the Sikh masses have always given unqualified support to Akali Dal and the S.G.P.C. as a Sikh Institution and Custodian of historical shrines. The Sikh people have never cared to notice the moral degradation and the spiritual decadence that has crept into them. Whenever they have invoked the sacred name of the Panth (Sikhs as a Nation) for any political cause, the farmers have left their ploughs and the artisans threw away their tools to suffer imprisonment, torture and even death for the Sikh cause without ever seeking any reward or recognition. But our selfish and short-sighted leaders did nothing beyond seeking comfortable ministerial posts and seats in the Parliament and State legislatures, and then completely forgetting the people till the next election.
In the last thirty years these so-called Panthic leaders have willfully and callously killed something most precious in the hearts and souls of the people, young and old. They have neglected talent, shunned and isolated genius, driven creative intellectuals and scientists out of the country, destroyed Sikh studies and genuine missionary work, and converted paid missionaries of the S.G.P.C. to political scoundrels to do dirty propaganda for them. They are ambitious men lacking political education, social culture, and integrity of sincere leaders. They are men with withered hearts and souls, but always ripe for empty ambitions, and for vanity, its necessary associate.
A voter of the S.G.P.C. found drinking wine is disqualified and not permitted to vote, and a member who is found drinking after election should be dismissed according to law. Yet many Executive members of this supposedly Religious Organization, and even top leaders, drink wine like fish openly, and yet they are sure that no one dares to dismiss them because they provide money and regional backing to Akali Dal. It is no secret that Akali Dal, which has claimed to be the Panth and the Panthic party, is more of Sharabi Dal than an Organization of devout religious people or enlightened men of integrity, and the few that are religious do nothing to improve or to eradicate this evil.
These Akali Dal leaders running the S.G.P.C. have not produced one readable biography of any Guru, not one good book on history or Sikh theology. They have not been able to print a correct version of Adi Guru Granth and Dasm Granth. The Akal Ustat and Bachiter Natak printed by the S.G.P.C. has hundreds of errors in the printed text. Even for these they have used the worst paper and the worst printing material. For printing their own pictures and nonsensical material they use the best art paper. They have not been able to publish any source book of our history which the Singh Sabha movement printed even during the last decade of the nineteenth century. In every city I have visited in England and the U.S.A., and in every home I have stepped in, the hypocrisy, the duplicity and perfidy of these people has been the subject of discussion. Everyone asks how long will these things go on? How long will God-fearing and decent people tolerate these things? After being repeatedly deceived in our dearest hopes and most cherished aspirations, everyone is fed up with their deceptive leadership. They have wasted tons of money on four centenary celebrations and are preparing to celebrate two more and repeat the colossal drama of waste and enhancing their self-importance.
These S.G.P.C. or basically Akali Dal leaders have rationalized their techniques of corruption, both moral and spiritual. They have made legitimate their irreligious living and practices in the holiest of the holy places, the Golden Temple area. They have so far concealed their unethical behavior and ignorance of Sikh traditions under the cloud of political passions and unfulfilled aspirations. For thirty years they have never been clear as to what they want to achieve and how they would achieve what they aspire to achieve. None of them has ever been wholly committed to the ideals of Guru Gobind Singh so far as I know, and so far as the public knows them. While history rushes on and the world moves on making one hundred years of stride every twenty-five years, we have allowed our religion and political destiny to be shaped or rather misshaped, downgraded and dragged down the road of humiliation. The heroism of our people in making political protests successful is always blunted by the selfishness, greed and cowardice of our leaders. The devotion and dedication of our people is matched only by the grasping mentality and political stunts of our leaders. People are helplessly waiting for an alternative leadership and the day of deliverance from them.
But for the folly of approving blindly everything Yogi Bhajan was doing openly or under cover, everything he was writing, no matter how anti-Sikh, absurd and sacrilegious it was, and decorating him with titles never known in Sikh history, and repulsive to the mind of every knowledgeable Sikh, Yogi Bhajan might have been a different man. He could have been persuaded to give up all un-Sikhlike and evil practices, and to either preach Sikhism or leave Sikhism and go ahead with his Tantric stuff. They could have even done much greater service to Sikhism if they had picked up about thirty to fifty young men and women and given them proper religious education in Sikh scriptures in India. Many of them are eager to go to India to learn and study the Sikh scriptures. But so long as Gurcharan Singh Taura is the President and Mahinder Singh is the Secretary, Yogi Bhajan considers the S.G.P.C. to be a sub-office of his Los Angeles 3HO. He and his arrogant secretaries can write admonitory letters to the S.G.P.C. of the type published in Spokesman of Hukam Singh in May this year, a copy of which was given to me to show how they can command and issue mandates to these leaders, as Spiritual authorities. In an Editorial note Hukam Singh, who has printed a part of the letters writes that the rest is unprintable, because it was obviously abusive and insulting to some leaders who are not in the good looks of His Holiness Yogi Bhajan and his divine Secretaries. The main target, I believe, was Nirlep Kaur, who was elected leader of Delhi Akali Dal.
It is high time that 10 million Sikhs take note of the fact how low the S.G.P.C. and political leadership has fallen. Sikh doctrines and the sanctity of the fundamental laws laid down by the Sikh Gurus regarding the Takhats are being openly thrown to the wind. Moral corruption is the order of the day. Indulging in un-Sikhlike immoral living and encouraging it in others has become a disgraceful sight everywhere. Cynical disregard of bringing out well-printed texts of scriptures or publishing authentic history and translations has been their confirmed policy for the last thirty years. Treating eminent scholars and even saints like Bhai Vir Singh, Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh and many eminent theologians as unpersons and keeping them at a safe distance from their organization has been their basic policy towards all scholars, saints, artists and talented people. While Yogi Bhajan is given some or other title or honor every year because he knows how to get them from these greedy people, Bhai Vir Singh the saintly scholar who worked for half a century in Amritsar was not even offered a garland of flowers. There were no more than ten Akalis at his last rites or his funeral. The same was their attitude towards Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh and Baba Kharak Singh. The medical expenses of Baba Kharak Singh during his last illness were paid by the Congress regime against which he fought all his life. Darshan Singh Pheruman fasted and suffered and died a martyr as prisoner of Akali Dal Ministry which was then backed by Mrs Gandhi, to let Darshan Singh Pheruman die inch by inch after nearly two and a half months of fast, as an unperson to be forgotten. But history will not forget him. Those who watched him die have been condemned by God and the people. Such has been the self-destructive policy of those iceberg leaders who have shipwrecked every opportunity, and every moral victory and political struggle for personal ends. I appeal to every conscientious Sikh all over the world to rise as one man against this willfully selfish, greedy and destructive leadership working as unquestioned custodians of our Religious Institutions, and are unscrupulously causing repeated injuries to the sacred principles of Guru Gobind Singh.

Lord, give to the Sikhs,
the gift of charity,
the gift of sanctity of hair,
the gift of disciplined life;
the gift of tolerance and trust,
the gift of all gifts: the Divine Name,
and the gift of ambrosial ablution,
and a glimpse of Divine Presence at Amritsar.
May the abiding Centers of Khalsa legions,
And the Khalsa flag of Freedom and Justice,
Ever remain upheld from age to age.
May Victory ever be of dharma (Truth and Righteousness)
Ardas (Congregational Prayer)


DR TRILOCHAN SINGH, author of over 20 books on Sikh history, philosophy and Comparative Study of Religions, is Chief Translator of the well-known Unesco publication, Sacred Writings of the Sikhs to which Professor Arnold Toynbee wrote the Foreword. He has distinguished himself as a historian of research-oriented biographies of Guru Nanak, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Guru Hari Krishan, and writer of Commentaries and philosophical studies.
Professor Suniti Kumar Chatterjee, President, National Academy of Letters, India, writes: "Dr Trilochan Singh knows not only the language of the Scriptures, his own mother tongue Punjabi but also Urdu, Persian, Sanskrit, Hindi and several other languages, and I can testify to my personal knowledge of his very close acquaintance with the Bengali language also. This is a rare accomplishment.”
In his Foreword to Dr Trilochan Singh's Commentary on Hymns of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Professor K. R. Srinivasa Lyenger, Vice-President, National Academy of Letters, New Delhi, writes, "Dr Trilochan Singh is clearly a dedicated life exemplifying the Sadhana (Spiritual Discipline) of scholarship committed to spread the light of the Sikh Gurus and the message of their inspired outpourings.
Over the long stretch of forced marches, Dr Trilochan Singh has established his sovereignty over Sikh history, philosophy, theology and scriptures and the fruit of his researches and intense labors are the standard biographies of Guru Nanak, Guru Tegh Bahadur, etc., 20 books in English and over 200 learned research papers, besides readable and authentic translations of Adi Granth. "
He has lectured in nine Indian Universities and his Calcutta University lectures are published as "Ethical Philosophy of Guru Nanak." He lectured in six Universities in Britain on Sikh Philosophy and read some learned papers in International Conferences held in Britain in 1976. A strong dissident himself during Mrs Indira Gandhi's regime, he has been a consistent supporter of dissident, writers and scholars in totalitarian countries. He is on a 5-month lecture tour of the U.S.A.

Separating the Yogas from Sikhs

by Balbir Singh, Calcutta, Friday, May 07, 2010, 06:01 (4063 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

Pray and have YOU read the vaars of Bhai Gurdas Ji?

You pseudointerllectual,read below what type of yoga Sikhs should practise:

ਜੋਗ ਜੁਗਤਿ ਗੁਰਸਿਖ ਗੁਰ ਸਮਝਾਇਆ॥ ਆਸਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਨਿਰਾਸਿ ਨਿਰਾਸੁ ਵਲਾਇਆ॥
ਥੋੜਾ ਪਾਣੀ ਅੰਨੁ ਖਾਇ ਪੀਆਇਆ॥ ਥੋੜਾ ਬੋਲਣ ਬੋਲਿ ਨ ਝਖਿ ਝਖਾਇਆ॥
ਥੋੜੀ ਰਾਤੀ ਨੀਦ ਨ ਮੋਹਿ ਫਹਾਇਆ॥ ਸੁਹਣੇ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਜਾਇ ਨ ਲੋਭ ਲੁਭਾਇਆ ॥15॥ (Vaar 20)

Pauri 15 (Yoga-technique for Gurmukh)
Guru has explained the technique of yoga to the Sikh that be detached amidst all the hopes and cravings.
Eat less food and drink little water. Speak less and do not talk nonsensical.
Sleep less and do not be caught in any infatuation. Do not indulge in greed even in dreams.

Learn how to read/write Gurbani,read the Vaars YOURSELF then come to discuss here!

May Gurusahib enlighten the misled 3HO group.

Separating the Yogas from Sikhs

by Prabhu Singh Khalsa, Thursday, May 13, 2010, 18:38 (4056 days ago) @ Balbir Singh

What is your argument here?
I believe in the yoga taught by the Guru and expounded upon by Bhai Gurdas.
Only because my belief and practice has differed from your own do you take offense. You guys are so intolerant and ridiculous, what are you afraid of?
Are you afraid that it's possible even Guru Gobind Singh taught asanas and pranayams?
Because it's true and it's recorded in our history.

Yogi Bhajan thinks Tantric Yoga is Guru Nanak's teaching

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 05:33 (4072 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

The following is taken from "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" by Dr. Trilochan Singh.

Yogi Bhajan's theorists of Kundalini and Guru Yoga on finding the word "Yoga" used in Guru Nanak's hymns in a number of different contexts, jump to the untenable and incorrect conclusion that Guru Nanak's teachings are in perfect accord with the Tantric Yoga taught by their Master, Maha Tantric Yogi Bhajan. The third type of hymns in which the word Yoga is mentioned are those which sum up the debates the Guru held with Yogis of various centers. It may be noted that Guru Nanak visited all the centers of Yogis throughout India and not only convinced them of the error of the Yoga system but under his influence most of them gave up Yoga practices. Bhai Gurdas tells us that Guru Nanak met all Yogis, Siddhas, and those who claimed to be avatars of ancient Yogis, and through debate and spiritual influence he scored victory over them and made them submit to his ideology. Not only that, Guru Nanak also made Babar and his Ministers to submit to his moral and spiritual sovereignty.
Thus the third type of hymn in which the term Yoga is used are those in which various systems and doctrines are severely criticized by the Gurus. We shall be quoting such hymns throughout the book, and shall bring out sharp differences between the various Yoga cults and Sikhism as authenticated by Guru Granth Sahib and Sikh history. As will be shown subsequently, the word "Yogi" is used in Sikh scriptures even for God and the Guru, and this does not mean that God and the Gurus practiced the absurd asanas now taught by Yogi Bahjan, and shown in some of the pictures published in this book.
I would now like to make it clear that the major differences between Patanjali's Yoga and Guru Nanak's Darshana (philosophy) begin with clear-cut differences in Guru Nanak's conception of God and Patanjali's conception of God. The contention of Yogi Bhajan's theorists that with the exception of celibacy Patanjali's Yoga doctrines are identical with those of Guru Nanak, is absolutely incorrect. It appears that these young men and women have neither studied or practiced Patanjali's Yoga theories correctly nor do they have correct knowledge of the profound mystical doctrines of Guru Nanak. All the intelligent inmates of 3HO, particularly the right-hand men and the left-hand women of Yogi Bhajan, take pains to rationalize the Mumbo Jumbo Tantra and Kundalini Yoga of Yogi Bhajan with the hodge-podge and messy knowledge of Sikhism of their teacher. I would therefore first make clear the fundamental metaphysical differences between Guru Nanak's conception of God and that of Patanjali yoga.


III

Guru Nanak's Absolute God and Patanjali's Ishvara

"The word Yoga was originally applied to control horses and then it began to be applied for control of flying passions." The senses are the horses and whatever they grasp are their objects. In Panani's time the word 'yoga' had attained technical meaning and he distinguished this root yug samadhau (yug in the sense of concentration) from yugis yoge (root yugir in the sense of connecting). The science of breath had attracted the notice of many early Upanishads, though no systematic form of pranayama developed as in the Yoga system. A system of breath control ideas are found even in Katha and Svetesvara Upanishads.2
The science of breath known as pranayam in Yoga, and embryonic respiration in Taoism, is involved in the mystical meditations of Sufis called dhikr (zikr) and Simrin of Sikhism, called svas svas Nam japna, and has been found even in some practices of Christian mystics. But this involvement of the science of breath in various systems has nothing to do with Yoga asanas, and Yoga techniques. They are the natural outcome of a continuous disciplined mediation.3 The Hesychastic monks to whom Yoga was unknown developed through their meditations similar techniques. Summarizing the essential Hesychastic prayer, Father Irenee Hausherr says: "It comprises of two fold exercises, omphaloskespsis and indefinite repetition of the Prayer of Jesus: 'Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.' By sitting in darkness, bowing the head, fixing the eyes on the center of the abdomen (navel) trying to discover the place of the heart, by repeating this exercise indefatigably and always accompanying it with the same invocation, in harmony with the rhythm of respiration, which is retarded as much as possible, one will, if one perseveres day and night in this mental prayer, end by finding what one sought, the place of the heart, and with it and in it, all kinds of wonders and knowledge."4 Jean Gouillard quotes a 13th century Christian monk Nicephorus, who says, "As for you, sit down, compose your mind, introduce it—your mind, I say—into your nostrils; This is the road that the breath takes to reach the heart. Push it, force it to descend into your heart at the same time as the inhaled air. When it is there, you will see what joy will follow; you will have nothing to regret."5
When Tantric Yoga theorists of Yogi Bhajan seek to identify the Raja Yoga of Pantanjali with the philosophy and mystical doctrines of Guru Nanak, they forget that there is a world of difference between the two, in their conception of God, in their techniques of meditations, and in the steps of the mystical journey to the supreme state. Even the concept of Samadhi and illumination in Sikhism is radically different from the Yoga systems. Patanjali, the author of Yoga Sutra, does not believe in the Absolute and supreme God, the worship and achievement of which forms the prime foundations of Sikh faith and practices. Patanjali speaks in Yoga Sutra, chapter I, 23-29 and Chapter II, 1, 45 of the Deity as Ishvara, an eternally emancipated Purusha Omniscient and the teacher of the past teachers. By meditating on him many of the obstacles such as illness, which stand in the way of Yoga practices, are removed. He is regarded as an interesting object of concentration.6 "The God of Patanjali is not easy to describe. He is said to be a special kind of 'Self untouched by the taint of imperfections and above the law of Karma (1-24). He is omniscient teacher of the ancient Rishis. So he is not the Creator and Preserver of the Universe but only an inward teacher of Truth."7 This personal God of Yoga philosophy is very loosely connected with the rest of the system. According to Patanjali, "the goal of human aspiration is not union with God, but the absolute separation of Purusha from Prakirti. Patanjali's God is "only a particular Self (purusvisesa) and not the Creator and Preserver of the Universe. He does not reward or punish the actions of man. But some work had to be devised for him when he was on the scene. Ishvara facilitates the attainment of liberation but does not directly grant it.8 Patanjali's "Ishvara has not created the Prakirti (Nature); he only disturbs the equilibrium of the Prakirti in its quiescent state and later on helps it to follow an intelligent order by which the fruit of karma are properly distributed and the order of the world is brought about. This acknowledgement of Ishvara in Yoga and its denial in Samkya are the main theoretical differences between the two."9
In any case, at least as he appears in Patanjali and Vyasa, Ishvara has none of the grandeur of the omnipotent Creator God, none of the pathos that surrounds the dynamic and solemn God of various mystical schools. All in all, Ishvara is only an archetype of the yogin—a macroyogin; very probably a patron of the yogic sects. At least Patanjali says that Ishvara was the guru of the sages of immemorial times."10
Guru Nanak believes in a God which is the Creator, Preserver, Destroyer, the Light Eternal, the Saviour and Father of humanity. The concept of Ishvara in which Patanjali and some other Hindu systems believe is absent in Sikhism. Although the Immanent Spirit of God is accepted as the Indwelling Spirit of the infinite in everyone, it is not called Ishvara and it is not Ishvara of Patanjali. This difference in the theism of Patanjali and Guru Nanak leads to all the theological, metaphysical, and mystical difference in Yoga and Guru Nanak's Sikhism.

IV

Guru Nanak Totally Rejects Yoga Darshana

Although the philosophical terminology of the ancient systems like Samkhya, Vedanta and Yoga was accepted by Guru Nanak, he completely rejected the Yoga System as enunciated by Patanjali and his commentator Vyasa. As I have already indicated, the use of terminology is to express the Concepts of Sikhism on the same themes of knowledge and experience as indicated by these terms.
When Guru Nanak visited the Himalaya Retreat of eminent Yogis and held discussions with them, their leaders Loharipa and Charpat reminded Guru Nanak that according to them, Yoga Darshana was the supreme of the six Hindu systems and out of them he should accept it and become a supreme Yogi. Even out of the twelve schools of Yoga he suggested he should accept his own school of thought as a life philosophy. Loharipa says to Guru Nanak:

Out of the six Hindu systems, Adopt the system of Yoga;
Out of the twelve sects of Yogis
Banter ours the leading one.
Though you say, only those
Whom God has illumined
Have truly grasped divine Wisdom,
We from our knowledge and experience suggest,
Control your mind by the Rules of Yoga
And you can attain the highest samadhi.
Rejecting this Yoga system in which God is ignored, and the emphasis is only to increase concentration and apparently control the mind and reach Samadhi, Guru Nanak says:
My own philosophic system (darshana)
Is continuous meditation on the Word of God.
My symbols of penance
And robes of poverty and renunciation,
Are to discard attachment and pride.
And see God in all human beings.
(And not in one's own Self as Yogis do.)
Only the Lord can make me free.
God is the Truth.
And Truth is His Name, says Nanak. Let everyone test and experience this.
Guru Nanak, Sidh Gosht: p 938-47
And yet Gurbandha Singh, a 3HO spokesman from Washington, in his editorial article in Sikh Dharma Brotherhood, Vol II, 3, p 2 Column 2 and 3, in which he roundly abuses and insults Dr Narinder Singh Kapany with a malicious audacity which I have never encountered before, tries to prove in his usual devious ways and illogical logic of a fanatic, that Guru Nanak was the first to establish a relationship of technology and experience between Sikhism and Yoga, and for his source of inspiration and knowledge, he refers us to the translation of Sidha Gosht which his worthy Maha-Tantric Teacher, Yogi Bhajan, got translated into American English by Premka Kaur, the first and last translator and theologian produced by 3HO Tantric Yoga Church. This learned translator of the Tantric Church of Yogi Bhajan conveniently skips over the verses and lines translated above. In her incoherent prose translation there is nothing American or literary, but there is a lot of un-American ignorance and dishonesty shown in this translation.11 Guru Nanak concludes the Sidha Gosht by saying, "Without serving the true Guru no union with God can be attained. Without inner communion with the true Guru no liberation can be gained." (70)
Bhai Gurdas has given a vivid description of the encounters of Guru Nanak with the Yogis and concluded that wherever Guru Nanak went and debated the futility of Yoga asanas, they gave up the Yoga technique and asanas. The path to peace was through love, devotion, meditation of the divine Name, and service of humanity. Gorakhmata was the most important center of Yogis in Uttar Pradesh in India. When the Yogis of Gorakhmata acquired peace from the convincing enlightenment imparted to them by Guru Nanak, they not only gave up asanas, and yogic techniques but also changed the century old name of the Center from Gorakhmata to Nanakmata, which still it is.
At Achal Batala in the Punjab, Guru Nanak encountered a very haughty Yogi named Bhangar Nath. This encounter is described in detail by Bhai Gurdas. When Guru Nanak attracted the people by his music, poetry, and love-imbued songs of God, the haughty and angry Yogis boastfully, displayed their techniques and occult powers but failed to draw people again. Bhangar Nath then angrily said, "O Nanak you have come like a strong antithesis to our whole system of Yoga darshana and poured lemon juices into our milk (yoga system). All that is precious to us has been belittled by you." Guru Nanak replied, "O Bhangar Nath, your mother (your founders of yoga) like a bad housewife did not clean the vessel, that is why your milk is spoiled and has become distasteful to everyone." What Guru Nanak meant was that "the yogic teachers have put into your heart such filthy stuff connected with Yoga (asanas, mudras, etc.) that you have become haughty and vain yogis full of greed and craze for occult power over the people, because of your wrongly motivated philosophy." Guru Nanak urged them to throw away the ugly and out of date practices and take up the path of the mysticism of love of God. Bhai Gurdas says that Guru Nanak visited all the centers of Yoga and made them submit to his philosophy of divine Love and give up yoga asanas and techniques:

sidh nath avatar sabh gosh kar kar kan phadaya Babar ke Babe mile niv niv sabh Nawab nivaya. Guru Nanak met and encountered all Sidhas and Yogis and those who claimed to be avatars of spiritual adepts, and after holding debates and discussions with them made all Yogis and Siddhas catch their ears, meaning that he made them discard their Yogic cults and submit to his ideology unconditionally.
Babar and his courtiers, the Nawabs and amirs, met Guru Nanak and they bowed low and offered salutation to his mystic Path, and moral and spiritual influence.
Bhai Gurdas, Var 26

Conclusion
Our conclusions in the expositions of this chapter are:

1) The Samkhya, Yoga and even Vaishnava, and Sufi terminology used by the Sikh Gurus in their writings are used to express their views on the mystical and philosophic themes of their protagonists, and they in no way indicate the Guru's acceptance of Yoga and Vaishnavas or other systems.
2) The Sidha Gosht and other compositions of Guru Nanak are highly critical of the Yoga systems and Yoga doctrines and asanas, and the deliberate attempt of Yogi Bhajan's theorists to confuse ignorant Sikhs by their false beliefs and practices and their aggressive audacious posture, branding others as Patits (apostates) and claiming themselves to be the holiest of the holy, have succeeded so far because 3HO Journals never reach any serious student or exponent of Sikhism. They are circulated among some of his uncritical followers or admirers in America and among accomplices and politicians of S.G.P.C. In the rest of this booklet, researched and written within two months, in every chapter I have given well-documented factual statements from original sources of Yogi Bhajan's publications. It will be clear from this book how three irresponsible leaders known to the Sikh Community for many treacherous acts in the past misguided the S.G.P.C, Akali Dal and other Sikh organizations about the Cult activities of Yogi Bhajan, Maha Tantric and Master of Kundalini, and supposedly appointed Chief Administrative Authority of Sikh Dharma in the Western Hemisphere. No such authority has ever been appointed for India or for Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Hemispheres, nor can any Institution, least of all the S.G.P.C, a body formed by a Bill of the Punjab Provincial government covering only historical shrines, ever do that. The President of S.G.P.C. and the Jathedar of Akal Takhat or the High Priest of the Golden Temple can neither assume nor exercise any such Authority, nor have they ever done in the past three hundred years. I wonder how Yogi Bhajan can do so. The S.G.P.C. cannot impose its will and authority even on historical Sikh shrines of Delhi or on shrines in other States of India.
NOTES
1. Trilochan Singh: Commentary on Hymns of Guru Tegh Bahadur, p 24
2. Katha Upanishad III, 4
3. Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu were already familiar with methodical respiration, and a Chou dynasty inscription attests the practice of a respiratory technique in the sixth century B.C. Mircea Eliade: Yoga, p 62
4. For Sufi practices, see: Kashf-ul Mahjub and Writings of Dara Shikoh on medieval saints, notably Mian Mir in Safinat-ul-Aulia, and Sakinat-ul-Auliya.
5. Quoted by Mircea Eliade in Yoga f.n. p 63
6. Das Gupta, S.N., Indian Philosophy Vol II p 258
7. Radhakrishnan, Indian Philosophy, Vol II p 370
8. Ibid, p 371
9. Das Gupta, S.N., Indian Philosophy, Vol I p 259
10. Mercia Eliad, Yoga p 74-75
11. See Peace Lagoon, compiled and rendered into American English by Sardarni Premka Kaur with the Hawkish stare: Picture of Yogi Bhajan published in this book and a short Foreword by him. See p 10-11, p 145-223

Yogi Bhajan thinks Tantric Yoga is Guru Nanak's teaching

by Prabhu Singh Khalsa, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 16:48 (4070 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

Again I read this nonsense before and don't wish to reply.
Dr. Trilochan knows nothing of yoga and does not respect it. By no means can he be considered an expert on the subject and how it relates to Sikhs.

Furthermore he's an ignorant moron if you can't even be bothered to read the vars of Bhai Gurdas where Patanjali is referred to as "Gurmukh."

Why would Bhai Gurdas retroactively apply the term "Gurmukh" a decidedly "Sikh" term to Rishi Patanjali, if there wasn't a great regard for him?

Yogi Bhajan thinks Tantric Yoga is Guru Nanak's teaching

by Prabhu Singh Khalsa, Thursday, April 29, 2010, 17:08 (4070 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

That should read "if HE can't be bothered to read the vars of Bhai Gurdas."

Yogi Bhajan's Ego Maniac Utterances

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Friday, April 30, 2010, 05:22 (4070 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

The following is taken from "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" by Dr. Trilochan Singh.

Yogi Bhajan's Ego Maniac Utterances


In this chapter we shall be recording only the egomania utterances of Yogi Bhajan which are repulsive to Sikhism and some of them an open insult to the Founders of Sikh Religion. We shall be commenting only on those which require theological interpretation. Any Sikh who has even rudimentary understanding of the basic doctrines of Sikhism will know the patent absurdities of these utterances from the point of view of Sikhism. I must state in the beginning that Yogi Bhajan has cleverly built a grandiose, erotic and fixed delusional system of his cult based on a crude and unhealthy mixture of Sikhism and Tantric Yoga, which has no religious sanction so far as Sikhism is concerned. He has built the whole administrative system of Teachers and Assistant Teachers to make his American followers believe that he is not only a spiritual genius of rare order but an inspired prophet of the Aquarian Age which in Indian terminology is called Satya-yuga. He has also tried in the past either to belittle or keep well-informed and enlightened people away from the Indian Sikhs in big cities, so that the American Sikhs may not know what is important for them to know. Yogi Bhajan conceals his ignorance of Sikh doctrines, meditation techniques and mystical experiences behind a facade of superficial sociability and talkativeness of being the only Self-appointed Mahan Tantric and the only Self-appointed "Chief Religious and Administrative Authority for the Sikh Dharma in the Western World." On the letterheads bearing the stamp of the Secretariat of Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan, this statement is further made clear that he wields this authority in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Central America, Europe, Japan, and Asia Minor. He has wisely and tactfully excluded Great Britain where the Sikh community has totally rejected him and where he has only about seven followers who are mingling with the Sikh community and deriving the real benefits of Sikhism. I also do not know which 3HO geographical genius has convinced Yogi ji that the Western Hemisphere also includes Japan. No such Religious Authority has ever been exercised in Sikhism either in the East or in the West, nor can such an Ecclesiastical position be given or taken by anyone from any Institution or Society. It is against basic Sikh traditions.
Yogi Bhajan sees every person and every Sikh Institution in terms of self-reference. If they outwardly like him he asks his followers to patronize them and takes credit for their success and blames them for their errors. If any person or Institution is critical of him or dislikes him, he bullies them, tries to shout them down and looks forward to their misfortune and even has the audacity to inform them in writing through one of his secretaries, that the misfortune had befallen them because they had earned his divine displeasure. I have seen one such letter written to the gentleman to whom he owes his entry and footing in this country. I strongly believe that he can still do a lot of good to the Sikh Community and his own fast declining prestige if he gives up his Tantric Tamasha (theatrical game), corrects his grievous mistakes of self-reference, and his self-made delusions. He still has tremendous energy, ability, tact to do good, but by pretending to be the Head of the Sikh Community in the Western Hemisphere, which no Sikh worth the name besides his cult followers acknowledges him to be, and by introducing into Sikhism Tantric practices, distorting Sikh doctrines and scriptures and even claiming that he has done more than Guru Gobind Singh could ever do, he is taking the path of moral self-degradation, alienation from the main stream of Sikh Community, and hurting those who have sincerely come to him for Sikhism and only for Sikhism. The following selection of his oft repeated utterances loudly speak of the way he is going. Before we give quotations from his speeches and writings we first give the impression which the American Sikhs carry of him, and what he has made them believe he is.

II

Yogi Bhajan a Powerful Man

"Yogi Bhajan admits that he has only revealed to date a small portion of that knowledge that he holds, much scientific in nature. He has spent forty years of his life in search for Truth,1 traveling from one holy Man or Guru in India to another, compiling and sorting out in his how Great Mind the bits and pieces. Every Word that comes from the mouth of Yogi Bhajan is readily recognized to be Law. Unlike Christ and other 'Venus Teachers' who approach man with the proposition 'you do such and such a good deed and you will be appropriately rewarded' (Grace), he spanks. His deliverance or approach is in the form of an ultimatum, 'you must do it or suffer the consequences.'
"Yogi Bhajan is unquestionably a Powerful man . . . He is quick to point out to his students that there is no use to attempt to 'buffalo him' or butter him up for he can see through all that ego and he promptly reduces all who elevate themselves unrighteously. Tantric Yoga of which Yogi Bhajan is the sole Teacher in the world, deals with male and female, Yin Yang Principle. All of the exercises were carried out in pairs, most of them with eyes fixed on the eyes of the partner for a prolonged period of time. The eyes could be felt being drawn to concentrated one pointedness."
Beads, Autumn 1971 (page numbers not printed)

III
The Aura or Magnetic Field
and Sleep East-West

The Saturn force has a magnetic field that enables the man to achieve. The magnetic field is built up on man because there is electricity in the human body. Electricity that flows from the nervous centers makes the message nerves and sense nerves impart the message to work the whole city. First is the circumvent force which protects the body from the outer forces. If man meditates on his breath he can link the intimate to the ultimate.
The second force is the magnetic force which is the outcome of electricity. It keeps us together. Those who sleep North-South, their magnetic field and the magnetic field of the earth are one. They lose their initiative, they become zero. Their magnetic field and the field of the earth are one, thus they cannot hold the pressure of the earth's field. Their nerves become weak. That is why you should sleep East-West.
The circumvent force or aura circles the body and protects it from negative forces. If the life force and the mental force are one-pointed then the circumvent force is pure; man is better than a god.
Beads, January 1972 page 8

IV

Aquarian Age and 5th January
Yogi's Prophecy

We are entering the Aquarian Age and the star of the Aquarian Age is Uranus which represents speed, truth, understanding and love. It started projecting its rays from its horizon towards the moon, which reflected it on earth on the 5th January 1961, and the cycle of nine years is complete on the 5th January 1970 when for the first time from the mental it is changing to the life force and it will start reflecting from the horizon into sun rays. Now the Uranus rays will be coming to the earth through the sun rays which is a very important event of the Aquarian age. The forty years of the cusp period has many important events to come. By the 21st June 1972 the rays will reflect directly through the sun's and it will be completed by the 21st of June 1976. The 21st of June 1976 is the most important day of the Aquarian age. The bliss of good vibrations, the humanity crosses this time limit, the beauty of the age will be enjoyed by all of us. 3HO (Healthy, Happy and Holy Organizations), which represents the way of life in the Aquarian Age, started its work on the 5th of January 1969 and now calls on the people to join the community.
Humbly Yours . . .Yogi Bhajan, Beads, 1970, Vol 1, lVp 1
V

A Date With Yogi Bhajan: November 1971

Tonight I will tell you something very very secret of the life which people normally forget. Man is electro-magnetic field, that is true, but it is not subject to the Law of Resistance. After this day on which I am talking to you, the other relation will come in 2,000 years which will be beam age, where man shall develop the light and beam current of versatile beings. You do not understand what I am talking because that is not your era.
I am making a statement. You can note it down. Man will have developed a brain. The coming children in 90 years from today will have a brain with special development around the point of the pineal gland. They will have small cells which shall be known by knowledgeable people as vibratory centers through which ordinary man shall communicate at long distances.
Do you make any sense out of it, what I am talking? You are all stunned because I am talking exactly the calculus.
Beads, January 1972, page 4


VI
Yogi Bhajan On Women


Yogiji had told us that where the man rules in the house there is harmony and where the woman rules it is hell on earth, (page 34)
The Man is the sun and the woman is the moon. She is the receptive force. She changes little the moon. Her body is on a lunar menstrual cycle. Just as she is the daughter of the moon, man is a child of the sun. He is steady and unchanging.
K.R.I. Issue 8, page 34 and 35.

A woman has a system in her which has been lost in most women of the Western world. This system is connected with her secretion of estrogen. Her system must seize itself. A chill must go through her spine, her hair must stand on end, each pore of her body must be activated and the motor organ of her brain must stop functioning. These are the characteristics which make a woman a woman. She is automatically intuitively protected against any advancement towards her aura.
Woman as a system, is subject to the moon, and her ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina have secretion glands. The membrane in the vagina has its own faculty of secretion as well as a faculty to absorb that secretion. When a woman goes through menopause, it is the lack of the secretion of estrogen from the ovaries which makes her misbehave as males do.
It is astonishing to note that women here go through menopause at 36. Normally women should not go into menopause until they are 54 years old.
After 28, there is another behavior, because of the change in the cycle of the pituitary gland, which controls her mental state. So this 28th year change brings in a woman the tendency to sit like a hatching hen. That is the exact expression in the scriptures. She wants to sit over everything. She wants things to happen. It is called "Hatching hen attitude." Now this is a most dangerous state of mind. There is a saying in the scriptures, "If you want really to kill a woman, let her sit idle."
I have studied to teach you about all those great civilizations—Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Roman, Greek—and Aryan and Barbarian fundamental race conflicts. It is a huge study. If you start calculating the number of books on that you require about 12 huge rooms. I am just giving you the total essence of what I have gone through to let you understand your basic fundamental structure.
Beads, 32, Fall 1976, p 29, 30, 31


VII
Garlic, Sex and Yoga

Most Yoga disciplines which call for abstention from sex warn against eating of onions and garlic as these increase the potency of sex glands. However, in Kundalini Yoga the sex energy is controlled and channeled up to stimulate and charge the higher nerve centers resulting in greater awareness . . . so garlic and onion are in! Garlic is one of the healthiest foods one can eat.
Beads, Kundalini Foods, 1971 VIII
VIII

Guru Gobind Singh Could not do What
We have done, claims Yogi Bhajan

In my personal experience as gross human body, it is the first time in the world the real perfect shape of the Khalsa came into existence. It didn't happen in the time of Guru Gobind Singh. I see and now look back at the Sikh history. We have done—a handful of us—a more tremendous sacrifice for the sake of humanity on this planet than anybody can even relate to. But I should say, as an honest historian, that when I look back accurately at Sikh history, the Sikh woman was a great woman and she was a Sikh. But, in the West, I see the woman, in a very elaborate and equal state of consciousness, to be a Khalsa.

One question is, "Why are the Sikhs who have the prosperity losing their prospect?" I have the answer to that. Because they have forgotten the great secret practices that were given to them. "Why are we [American Sikhs] out of the total insanity, becoming totally creative?" Because we are practicing those practices and that is all.
Sikh Dharma Brotherhood: 1976
Yogi Bhajan's Lecture: page 9
The title page of this Journal carries
a picture of Gurcharan Singh Tohra:
President S.G.P.C.

IX

Guru Gobind Singh Forgot
To Write Pooran Praan Tapaa

But what is that meditation? The meditation is not just coming to the Guru. The meditation is like this. Suppose on Sunday we are to come and present ourselves to the Guru. On Saturday we start preparing for it. That is how it works. Twenty-four hours earlier than the action of infinity, if a person starts thinking cosmically that he has to go and present himself to the Guru, and starts purifying and preparing himself, they call it meditation. Pooran Praan Tapaa— remember this technique of words. Pooran means complete. Praan means prana, the life force. Tapaa means the action of purification. It is known as Pooran Praan Tapaa. It is a kind of meditation.
Of all the meditations written and known for the human, this is the highest. And that is why the mantra Guru Gobind Singh gave us was the Guru Mantra, Wah Guru. Guru Gobind Singh forgot somewhere to write that the Khalsa shall do Pooran Praan Tapaa. That is the only way I can figure it out. Otherwise the factual effect of giving a human the Guru mantra Wha Guru is only that it states, a positive intuition? Wha, the Grace, Wonderful is the Lord.
Sikh Dharma, Vol III, no 1 Spring 1977

Guru Gobind Singh Sowed the Seed
Of the Khalsa Wrongly, says Yogi Bhajan

The eminent Scientist Dr Manohar Singh Grewal of Boston is popular both among American Sikhs and Indian Sikhs. Like his grandfather Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh, who was leader of the Jaito Morcha (Agitation) he is a conscientious and devoted Sikh. When he went to Los Angeles he visited 3HO Headquarters of Yogi Bhajan, who was there.
It appears that Dr Grewal's humility and gentle nature provoked his vanity under the uncontrolled impulse of which Yogi Bhajan said in the course of talks, "Guru Gobind Singh has sowed the seed of the Khalsa wrongly.'7 (Guru Gobind Singh ne Khalse da bij hi ghalat lay a) Controlling his emotions at these outrageous utterances, Dr Grewal retorted, "How can you say such a thing?" And Yogi Bhajan as usual started rationalizing his statement.
In the first week of June 1977 Gurbanda Singh of Washington, whose arrogance is well known, addressed a Sikh Congregation in which 3HO people were also present at Vermont. In his speech, which is always snobbish in tone and material, he tried to prove that the American Sikhs were very pious and holy while the Indian Sikhs were irreligious, profane (patits) and so on. Even in his writings (the few articles on Yogi Bhajan cult he has written) his tone is the same. Sardar Kehar Singh, an eminent Engineer, immediately stood up and took him to task. He told him and all those 3HO men and women who think and act like him, "We are fed up with your attempts to make us feel guilty of not being Sikhs. We are Sikhs and in many many ways far better than you people." His angry attack on the typical snobbery of the 3HO leaders was disarming. It is at this moment Dr Grewal brought out in the open Yogi Bhajan's attempt to insult and underestimate even Guru Gobind Singh. He mentioned the Los Angeles incident and told the congregation that Yogi Bhajan goes to the extent of saying that Guru Gobind Singh sowed the seed of the Khalsa wrongly and implying that he was correcting it. While the underlings among the 3HO devotees are quiet, unassuming, and very devout and sincere, the leaders act exactly as their Master has trained them. I do not blame them entirely for it. It is because of their haughtiness, overbearing and insulting attitude towards the Indian Sikhs, that they neither learn anything beyond what Yogiji says, nor do they seem to know the long term consequences of rejecting truth from every quarter and blindly accepting mumbo-jumbo cult ideas from Yogi Bhajan. They perhaps seriously believed that Guru Tegh Bahadur prophesied that a Great Master Yogi Bhajan would create the new Khalsa in the West and invade India to bring the Aquarian Age. The British invented this story for themselves.

Author's Comments

Wherever I went in the U.S.A. even people very friendly to Yogi Bhajan informed me that he pretended to have done more than Guru Gobind Singh did, and his vanity and ego maniac haughtiness had gone to the extent of saying in a gathering that he can even shake the gaddi (throne) of Guru Nanak. I did not take these stories seriously and refused to believe them. But I was shocked to read the afore-mentioned statements published within the last 12 months or so. But when I saw these insulting remarks heaped on Guru Gobind Singh in print, the shock became unbearable.
A devout Sikh goes to the Guru every morning and not only on Sundays, and Sunday was never observed as a day of congregational worship throughout history. Bhai Nand Lai tells us in Zandgi Nam ah that though the Sikhs go to the temple, or the Guru, for formal worship every morning but for congregational worship the Sikhs gathered together twice a month, on Sankranti and Massia (the first day of the Indian lunar calendar and the middle of the month according to lunar days). In the code of the Conduct given to the Khalsa (Rehatnamas) the Gurus have clearly stated that a Sikh should not perform yoga asanas, nor believe in mantras, yantras and other absurdities quoted in this chapter and practiced and preached by Yogi Bhajan.
There is no such word as Puran Pran Tapan mantra in any dictionary in any Indian language. It is perhaps the silliest of all Yogi Bhajan's absurd brain waves which shows more of his ignorance than wisdom of Sikh history and scriptures. Sometimes I doubt if he has once gone through the Sikh scriptures, even without understanding them. He possibly could not. Up till recently, he did not know the language of the scriptures, and I am more than certain that he cannot interpret even ten pages of it correctly. Yet he sincerely believes that he can fool the ignorant American Sikhs to believe that he is the Super-Messiah of the Age, and they at least must believe that he is greater than the Sikh Gurus, and he has done what the Gurus were unable to do. We will study in detail how he has built himself as the Western Pope of the Sikhs, the only Mahan Tantric in the World, and perhaps the only person who could tell so many lies about himself and make every American followers of his believe it. If the Americans want to understand and practice the true meditations of Sikhs Faith and move on the path with humility and wisdom as Sikh saints all over the world have done, they will have to throw all this rubbish that Yogi Bhajan is stuffing into their minds into the dust-bin and take it for granted that his knowledge of Sikh mysticism and the Khalsa Holy Order is pedestrian and less than elementary. With such absurdities in their heads, and sacrilegious notions and practices of the Sikh mantras they will be in mind, soul and spirit as far away from Sikhism as any ignorant non-Sikh, even though they may put on Sikh appearance and dress, which no doubt is very important.

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Songs of Saviour Yogi Bhajan

In many 3HO Ashrams one sees a painting which Yogi Bhajan has got drawn by a Mexican artist, in which he literally equates himself with Guru Ram Das, or rather he equates Guru Ram Das with himself, by getting the Guru's turban painted exactly like his, the Guru's face exactly like his; only the Guru's beard is a little longer. The Guru sits on the left side of the Golden temple, while he sits on the right side. All other Gurus and Hindu avatars are painted as lesser figures on the top of his head.
While I listened to one song prepared by American Sikhs in Washington which was very good and did not mention the name of the Gurus or the Yogi, there are a number of other 3HO Songs where he is equated with the Gurus as the modern savior. No Sikh has ever dared to do this in Sikh history. Some maniacs who equated themselves with the Gurus were kicked out of the Sikh Path, and after misleading a handful of followers they died in disgrace and ignominy. We find the names of about 12 such people in history. Here are some of the songs in which Yogi Bhajan equated himself with the Gurus:

3HO Sikh National Anthem

Guru Nanak gave us the word echoing,
through this earth to be heard,
Guru Gobind Singh gave us the sword to protect,
the weak from the merciless foe.
Chanting Satnam, Chanting Satnam, Chanting Satnam.

Guru Ram Das built a temple of gold
Gold and marble in the eye of the soul.
Strength to the fearful in the home of the dear.
In grace united praising God's Holy Name.
Chanting Satnam . . .

Born into this world from the Universal womb Oh Divine
Mother (Shakti) Lantern of Truth
That each Lady is a goddess on this earth.
In grace united praising God's Holy Name
Chanting Satnam . . .

Shining from the East came Harbhajan Singh
Opening hearts to the Aquarian dream
The aged Truth on this earth shall be known
And victory to God by the Grace of the sword.
Chanting Satnam . . .

The Ballad of the Khalsa

We are giving only the first and the last verses:

1. Guru Nanak found and came in this land To preach one God for all of men. He sang the song of love, and ecstasy, To bring man's heart into harmony.

A new star rose on the Western sea, Yogiji came to fulfill the prophecy, Nine hundred sixty million Sikhs to be, All of them Healthy, Happy, Holy.

We shall study in a little more detail in the next chapter Yogi Bhajan's bid to establish himself as the only Maha Tantric in the world, and the One and Only Spiritual Authority over the Sikhs in the Western Hemisphere which no Sikh worth the name has ever acknowledged. Before we close this chapter we give two more ingenious theories of Yogi Bhajan without comment: one about precious stones and the other of tickling 72,000 nerve endings in the human foot to tickle and stimulate every gland of the body.

XI

Precious stones

We quote Yogi Bhajan on Precious Stones and rings, which for him are his status symbol, and for possessing which he expends quite a lot of his energy and ingenuity. He says in Beads, Summer 1972, "Precious stones are not precious because the rich wear them and the poor do not. Rather, they are precious because when cut in the proper way they concentrate sun energy and can transmit to the individual through the skin. Hence most rings are worn on the ring finger. The quality of energy channeled by each stone differs and so does its effect on the individual. Stones also correspond to the planets and serve in mediating the scattered energy which comes from retrograding planets."
Yogi Bhajan has given the following comments on stones.
Ruby (Sun) concentrates the heart of the sun's rays.
Moonstone and Pearls (Moon) help balance out too much sun energy. They are commonly worn by Libra.
Diamond (Venus and practically everything) can concentrate miles of sun rays into one beam. Recently in Los Angeles someone was robbed of 100,000 worth of jewel within 72 hours.
Emerald (Mercury) has wonderful effect on the brain and is a cooling stone. Good luck for everyone.
Coral (Mars) is for balancing positive and negative forces.
Topaz (Jupiter) is a good luck stone.
Blue Sapphire (Saturn) can give so much energy to a person that he becomes negative. Those who are interested in details can read the Journal Beads, Summer 1972, p. 16. I do not know what is the opinion of the Jewelers on these statements but from the point of Sikhism these notions are worthless absurdities.

XII

How to Massage 72,000 Nerve Endings

In his strangest of the strange books, Yoga—tennis Awareness, Yogi Bhajan tells us on page 189, "The feet are one of five areas where the 72,000 nerve endings or nadis are found. Feet can take pounding playing tennis; a foot massage really helps. The technique given here included elements of zone therapy and yogic massage." He recommends Peanut oil to be used for the massage. He has given a foot chart, and the point where you press will help you to tickle the gland you wish to tickle into action. Only expert Neurologists can give their opinion on this subject in which the author is a layman, but Yogi Bhajan is Super-Neurologist (Maha Neurologist) as he would like to call himself. (See Fig. 11 and marvel at all the human glands stretched on your foot.)
On page 220-221 there is another piece of wisdom inspired by Yogi Bhajan which says: "To practice sexual Tantra, total truth and total trust are required. . . . The practice starts with meditation together and after perhaps the sharing of the cardamom seed. Slowly the dance evolves . . . the dance in which every breath . . . touch . . . movement . . . even thought ... is totally savored (compassionately understood) by the one consciousness that you are sharing. The body of the partner becomes the body of Ram or the Divine Mother. Each touch or kiss is an act of devotion to that sacred being. The entire experience is the act of worship and the orgasm itself ceases to be of paramount importance. There are numerous specific techniques which reduce the risk of losing your center. An example is the maithuna (intercourse) position in which the woman sits astride the man. This position slows down the arousal process and the orgasm, thus allowing the partners to remain conscious throughout the entire practice." (p 220-221)
On page 214 there is a note on dietry for this Yoga: It says, "Food which entails cooking in its preparation should only be eaten when it has been cooked with mantra and/or love. The vibrations of the person preparing the food enter into food cooked over fire. A Sanskrit mantra which can be used for preparing food is: OM ANNAN BRAHMA RASO BISHNUR BHOKTA DEBO JANARDANAHI AWAEM GYANTWA TO YO BHUNKT ANN DOSORN LIPYATE, which means "Food is Brahma. It is rasa. Juice is Vishnu. The whole world (Life Being) is its user. Having this thought makes ineffective the evils connected with this food." What has all this to do with Sikhism God alone knows.

This is the first time I have seen a Sanskrit Sloka written like that. If everything is peculiar in 3HO, then perhaps why not the writing and transliteration of Sanskrit Sloka.
NOTES

1. According to another statement of Yogi published in 1972, he was 42 in the year 1971, when his disciple is writing about him. So he is supposed to have started his search for Truth at the age of 2. All this and many other statements he is making must be news even to his father who is living . . . Author.

Figure 11 3HO Anatomy of the Foot

Figure 12 3HO Meditations begin and end with male and female partners looking into each other's eyes and sharing each other's
desires and emotions.

Yogi Bhajan thinks Tantric Yoga is Guru Nanak's teaching

by AMTOJ SINGH, New Delhi, Friday, May 07, 2010, 05:44 (4063 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

Prabhu Kumar, it is you who is imbecile(grade lower than a moron)by not discerning that yogi bhajan was not practising what he taught.

He was an Indira Gandhi agent who attempted to dilute the Sikh religion by distorting the facts.

As such all his ardent blind followers like you should be called Kumars or Puris
and do not deserve the Singh surname.

I think Gurusant Singh is a true Khalsa who is exposing the mahant that Yogi was.

And stop digging your own grave by calling Indian sikhs names.

A.Singh

Yogi Bhajan thinks Tantric Yoga is Guru Nanak's teaching

by Prabhu Singh Khalsa, Thursday, May 13, 2010, 18:33 (4056 days ago) @ AMTOJ SINGH

I've never called "Indian Sikhs" names, though bullies who threaten my life, like you, will never gain my respect.
You can find where I live and everything you want about me on the internet. It's pretty easy. If you want to kill me or attempt it, I don't think it would be too hard.
If I understand an iota of the Guru's teaching I know that even kumars and puris deserve a right to live in peace and practice their religion freely.
As Khalsa I will defend that right, and your slander will only propel me on my journey towards the Guru.
WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh!

Why did Yogi Bhajan use the word "Dharma"?

by avtar singh @, Saturday, June 26, 2010, 00:24 (4013 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

hindi ma yogi ji kai books punjab ma kha sa maligi

Shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari!

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 08:01 (4073 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

I found this post at SikhSangat.com It exposes the most shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari who is considered by his disciples as the 11th Sikh Guru. The Naamdhari Sikhs keep the Siri Guru Granth in a closet while they bow to Jagjit and refer to him as "SatGuru Ji" as you can see in the photos below.

The 'Namdhari' cult has been excommunicated from the Khalsa Panth. See for yourself the pictures of Yogi Bhajan depicting his close relationship with Jagjit Naamdhari.

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"However their are several instances which I find questionable about Yogi Bhajan. One includes the relationship they had with Jagjit Naamdhari (http://satguruji.blogspot.com/), and the other about an occurance that occured in the late 70's between Yogi and AKJ, where Yogi criticized Jatha for trying to "steal" members, but I have little to substantiate that claim, so its fair to dismiss it for now. Also listening to the lectures/Katha of Yogi some teachings I also find a bit of from what I have learned about Sikhi, but then again that could just be a difference in opinion."


Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."

Shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari!

by Prabhu Singh Khalsa, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 15:56 (4072 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

So Sikhs are supposed to look on all people alike, except maybe Naamdharis?
Guru Gobind Singh said:
"Maanas Ki Jaat Sabh Eyk Pehechanbo"
Recognize all humanity as ONE!

Siri Singh Sahib did a lot of things to shake up the fanatic and sleeping Sikhs of India. Having a cordial relationship with Naamdharis doesn't at all equal to an adherence of their beliefs. How many thousands of lectures are there where Siri Singh Sahib instructed us to bow only to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib?
How many thousands of times did Siri Singh Sahib say that he was not a Guru, but that the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is the true Guru?
Seriously?!!!!! How many times?
In almost every lecture I've ever listened to of Siri Singh Sahib, he has talked about Siri Guru Granth Sahib and quoted Siri Guru Granth Sahib and explained the meanings of Siri Guru Granth Sahib. His whole life and teachings were based on the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Anybody who has read the Siri Guru Granth Sahib can see where all his teachings have come from. There is nothing in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib that condemns yoga, in fact there are hundreds of references to yoga and instructions on how to be a true yogi.

(Ang 208) Guru Arjan Dev Ji even states:
"I came to the Guru, to learn the Way of Yoga."

which Guru was that?
It was Guru Ram Das, who is described by the 11th Nanak (Siri Guru Granth Sahib) as the Guru who holds the eternal throne of Raj yoga!

Yogi Bhajan adorned himself with Yogic rings for power

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 03:32 (4072 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa
edited by Gursant Singh, Friday, April 08, 2011, 13:12

Yogi Bhajan wore huge gemstones for their so called “yogic energy and power". Yogi Bhajan adorned himself with these yogic rings and precious gems for different days of the week. Yogi Bhajan covered up the fact that these days are represented by different Hindu deities and the practice of wearing these yogic rings is really only the Hindu idea of pacifying the various gods and goddesses. Not only this, Yogi Bhajan used astrology and numerology in choosing these yogic rings. Yogi Bhajan believed the gemstones had "energy affects" and influenced our destiny, thinking and actions.
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Yogi Bhajan shown here on Sikhnet wearing a yogic ring for power

Around the year 2000, Yogi Bhajan tried to personally sell me a yogic ring for several thousand dollars. We were at Hari Jiwan Singh's house in Espanola where HJ keeps a vast collection of gems worth millions of dollars. Yogi Bhajan told me. "You're naked." And he stated I needed a ring with a particular stone to protect me.
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Yogi Bhajan’s wearing and promoting yogic rings is yet another Hindu practice camouflaged in the sheep’s clothing of "Aquarian or New Age spiritual thinking”. These things should not be practiced by Sikhs of the Guru. As Sikhs we should rely on the Guru alone for strength as Guru Arjan so beautifully states:

I have learnt the technique of true Yoga from the divine Guru. The True Guru has revealed this technique with the Light of the divine Word. Within my body He has revealed the Light that pervades all the regions of the earth. To this Light within me I bow and salute every moment. The initiation of the Guru are my Yogic rings and I fix my mind steadfastly on the One Absolute God.i,

A. G. Guru Arjan, Gaudi, p 208

The following is taken from "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" by Dr. Trilochan Singh.

We quote Yogi Bhajan on Precious Stones and rings, which for him are his status symbol, and for possessing which he expends quite a lot of his energy and ingenuity. He says in Beads, Summer 1972, "Precious stones are not precious because the rich wear them and the poor do not. Rather, they are precious because when cut in the proper way they concentrate sun energy and can transmit to the individual through the skin. Hence most rings are worn on the ring finger. The quality of energy channeled by each stone differs and so does its effect on the individual. Stones also correspond to the planets and serve in mediating the scattered energy which comes from retrograding planets."
Yogi Bhajan has given the following comments on stones.
Ruby (Sun) concentrates the heart of the sun's rays.
Moonstone and Pearls (Moon) help balance out too much sun energy. They are commonly worn by Libra.
Diamond (Venus and practically everything) can concentrate miles of sun rays into one beam. Recently in Los Angeles someone was robbed of 100,000 worth of jewel within 72 hours.
Emerald (Mercury) has wonderful effect on the brain and is a cooling stone. Good luck for everyone.
Coral (Mars) is for balancing positive and negative forces.
Topaz (Jupiter) is a good luck stone.
Blue Sapphire (Saturn) can give so much energy to a person that he becomes negative. Those who are interested in details can read the Journal Beads, Summer 1972, p. 16. I do not know what is the opinion of the Jewelers on these statements but from the point of Sikhism these notions are worthless absurdities.
Yogi Bhajan does not wear the earrings of the Nath Panthi Yogis, but he wears precious gold rings (sometimes two and sometimes three) heavily studded with jewels, and cannot help displaying them ostentatiously, probably as a symbol of wealth acquired through the techniques of Tantric Yoga, which he sacrilegiously identifies with the techniques of Sikh mysticism. Bhai Gurdas, however, makes it clear to all Sikhs of all ages that Yoga asanas and yoga techniques are absolutely useless and unnecessary for Sikh meditations and the spiritual path of Sikhism:
jog jugat gursikh gurs am jhay a
The Guru has himself explained to the Sikhs the technique of true Yoga, and it is this: A Sikh must live in such a moral and spiritual poise that while hoping and waiting he ceases to aspire or crave for low ambitions and remains unconcerned and detached. He should eat little and drink little. He should speak little and never waste time in nonsensical discussion. He should sleep little at night and keep away from the snare of wealth. He should never crave avariciously after wealth and property.
Bhai Gurdas, Var 20 / 15

We still have very eminent scholars and saints who practice and live according to the Essentials of the Sikh Path with utter humility and devotion. They do not wear long robes. They do not wear gold and diamond rings. They do not contaminate Sikh doctrines and practices with practices of creeds and cults which are repulsive to Sikhism and strictly prohibited. There are piles and piles of correct interpretations of the Sacred Writings of the Sikhs written first by the great contemporaries of the Gurus like Bhai Gurdas, Bhai Mani Singh, Bhai Nand Lai, and our own contemporaries like Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh and Bhai Vir Singh. They not only interpreted it but lived it and suffered for it like living martyrs, never seeking anything but the Grace of God and the Gurus as a reward.
See an excerpt from a meditation taught by Yogi Bhajan listed on one of his student's websites promoting yogic gems at "YogaGems.com".

"Each finger represents a planet, whose energies we imbue with grace within ourselves and through our projection:

The little finger is Mercury, enhancing communication.

The ring finger represents the sun, empowering our physical bodies with healing and grace of motion.

The middle finger stands for Saturn. We strengthen virtues of patience and self-discipline.

The index finger is for Jupiter. We enshrine the light of wisdom within us.

The thumb represents the earth, ego, “dragons head and dragons tail.” We bring grace to the ego, so it supports our spirit.

I brought this realization of grace through the beautiful Light that had descended with me, wherein I experienced each finger’s cosmic connection—to the planet Mercury, the shining Sun, ringed Saturn, luminous Jupiter, and lastly, Earth—wherein dragons symbolize the spiraling DNA of creation, all these energies equally a part of my soul."

See these links by Yogi Bhajan's students promoting "Power necklaces".

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“Amid the legal infighting following Yogi Bhajan’s death, critics are offering another portrait of the Sikh leader.”
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3HO Sikhs are now fighting amongst themselves in a lawsuit over the millions of dollars in profits made from using the sacred Sikh religious symbols and scriptures for their own personal gain.3HO Sikhs, who follow Yogi Bhajan, funnel the money to support Yogi Bhajan's tantric cult church which 3HO Sikhs have deceptively camouflaged using names like "Sikh Dharma International", "3HO foundation", "Sikh Dharma Stewardship","SikhNet.com","Sikh Dharma Worldwide", "Unto Infinity Board","Khalsa Council" and "KRI(Kundalini Research Institute)". See "Sikhnet's" and "Sikh Dharma International's" slick new websites which were produced with the millions in ill-gained profits using the name of the Golden Temple, names and images of the Sikh Gurus, and sacred Sikh shabads for profit in commercial enterprises.


Read the full front page article about Yogi Bhajan's lust for power and greed of his 3HO Sikhs in Today's Eugene Register-Guard:

""Yogi's Legacy in Question"".[/link]

"New lawsuit hits Golden Temple with fraud!"


Read about the infighting in 3HO and Sikh Dharma--
Today's Eugene Register-Guard:

""Rift in 3HO Sikh community threatens business empire""


LETTERS IN THE EDITOR’S MAILBAG: Friday’s paper
Appeared in print: Friday, May 28, 2010

"Bhajan was a leader ‘by fluke’

Recently, a friend sent me articles from The Register-Guard on litigation involving Yogi Bhajan’s organizations in Oregon. The letters to the editor that followed, critical of the reporter, prompt me to throw some light on the subject. Bhajan was extremely good at what he did, but propagation of Sikhism he was not. Criticism of Bhajan’s cult cannot be construed as criticism of Sikhism.

Trilochan Singh, a distinguished Sikh scholar, in his 1977 book “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga,” describes Bhajan devastatingly: “Yogi Bhajan is a Sikh by birth, a Maha Tantric by choice but without training, and a ‘Sri Singh Sahib’ and self-styled leader of the Sikhs of the Western Hemisphere by fluke and mysterious strategy.” There was no mystery to his strategy. He ingratiated himself with the Sikh religious leadership in Punjab, which was more corrupt than the Vatican during the time of Martin Luther.

According to the Tantrics, the best form of worship is the fullest satisfaction of the sexual desires of man, therefore sexual intercourse is prescribed as a part of Tantric worship. In the annals of abuse of women, some had harems, others had concubines and Bhajan had secretaries. The Sikh gurus condemned the Tantrics and their practices. All the cases mentioned in The Register-Guard had merit.

Humility is the hallmark of a Sikh, and Bhajan had none of it. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, describes people such as Bhajan succinctly: “Those ... who have no virtues but are filled with egotistical pride.”

Hardev Singh Shergill President, Khalsa Tricentennial Foundation of North America Editor-in-chief, The Sikh Bulletin El Dorado Hills, Calif.

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"The book Sikhism And Tantric Yoga is available at: www.gurmukhyoga.com.This website which is operated by a genuine White Sikh is highly recommended. Gursant Singh was a member of the Yogi Bhajan Cult (3HO and the Sikhnet Gora Sikhs or White Sikhs) for over 30 years and has intimate knowledge about the inner workings of this cult which attempts to miscegnate Sikhism with Hindu idolatry. I downloaded the book from Gursant’s website and found it to be absolutely compelling. I read it in one compulsive and sustained draught. It is a study not only about cults in Sikhism but about the miscegenation of the Sikh Religion by Hinduism. It is a classic work rendered in beautiful English prose and it is patently the work of a profound intellectual scholar with a deep knowledge of Sikhism."
Quotation taken from: http://www.sikharchives.com/?p=5513&cpage=1#comment-2011

You may also view individual chapters to "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" at these links:

Sikhism & Tantric Yoga A Critical Evaluation of Yogi Bhajan
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=192

Sikh Doctrines and Yogi Bhajan's Secret Science
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=193

Yogi Bhajan's Adi Shakti Shaktimans and Shaktis
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=194

Yogi Bhajan's Clap Trap Theories of Kundalini Yoga
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=195

Yogi Bhajan's Ego Maniac Utterances
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=205

Yogi Bhajan's Seven Years in America and His Tinkling Titles
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=206

Yogi Bhajan's Arrest and Release on Bail
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=207

Yogi Bhajan Becomes the Only Maha Tantric in the World
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=208

Sikh Leaders without Conscience
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=209

Call to Truth and Authentic Sikhism
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=210

Please read an Excerpt below taken from "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"

The Name of Golden Temple and its Murals

"In England last year a firm advertised some blue jeans as Jesus Jeans. The whole religious world of England rose in one protest and stopped the manufacture of these jeans. The word Golden Temple has become an instrument of commercial affairs of Yogi Bhajan He has now even named shoe stores as Golden Temple. I was given a "Wha Guru Chew.""

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."

Read about the "war between 3HO Sikh's Unto Infinity Board and Yogi Bhajan's Sikh Dharma". Yogi Bhajan set up all these organizations and installed their leaders. Decide for yourself if the Tantric Sex Yoga which Yogi Bhajan taught inevitably leads to mental and physical debauchery.

Many of these 3HO profiteers have cut their hair and renounced Sikhi! See these pictures below of Kartar Khalsa CEO of Golden Temple Foods and chairman of Yogi Bhajan's "Unto Infinity Board" who has cut his hair and is no longer a Sikh.
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(Is it any wonder that Kartar and Peraim, Controlling members of Yogi Bhajan's "Unto Infinity Board",are wearing circus masks in the above photo?)http://cirrus.mail-list.com/khalsa-council/Kartar-Peraim.2-10.jpg

See these articles in today's Eugene Register Guard which shows the greed surrounding this dispute:

"Money trail at heart of Sikhs’ legal battle."

Wha Guru being used sacriligiously for huge profits by 3HO Sikhs
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"What did the magician say to the Wha Guru Chew? Open sesame."

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Yogi Bhajan used the sacred name of the Golden Temple, names and images of the Sikh Gurus, and sacred Sikh shabads for commercial enterprises to make millions of dollars. Wha Guru is even used as the name of a candy bar by Golden Temple Foods!Links appearing on the internet advertise Golden Temple along with wine and alcohol such as in this Google search link: "Golden Temple Granola - Food & Wine - Compare Prices" Other internet links associate Golden Temple massage oil with sex and sensual massages as in this Google search: "Sensual Soothing... Golden Temple Soothing Touch Massage Oil."

See for yourself the pictures below of the Darbar Sahib(Golden Temple) in Amritsar and Guru Tegh Bahadar featured on yogi tea boxes:
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3HO Sikhs are associating yogis, ashrams, tantric sex yoga rituals,drinking of wine and magicians of the occult with the Sikh Gurus and the Golden Temple See the Rare Photo (above) featuring the Harimandir sahib in 1908 when it was under the control of the Pundits or mahants. Sadhus and yogis felt free to sit wearing only a dhoti and no head coverings.The Gurdwara Reform Movement stopped such practices in India and gave the Gurdwaras back to Gursikhs.

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Tantric Asanas taught by Yogi Bhajan for transmuting sexual energy:Reprinted from Yogi Bhajan’s official magazine “Beads of Truth” 11, p. 39

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Yogi Bhajan illustrated here controlling tantric shakti "energy". Notice the depiction of Shiva,above Yogi Bhajan's head, Shiva is the god of yoga for Hindus. The illustration also shows Kundalini Yoga Asanas taught by Yogi Bhajan for transmuting sexual energy

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Yogi Bhajan's students are intstructed to meditate on Yogi Bhajan's picture everyday which you can see displayed in the 3HO Espanola Gurdwara in the photo above.
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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does an 8-foot high statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, adorn the entranceway to the Siri Singh Sahib (yogi bhajan) lane in espanola. This is the hindu god of "prosperity", as in the 3HO publication "prosperity pathways".Adi Shakti Chandi 3HO Tantric Deity worshipped by 3HO in songs and prayers(shown above). Read about Yogi Bhajan's Shaktiman and Shakti women.

Read these shocking fire pujas and occult numerology,(below), practiced and advertised in the latest newsletter published by 3HO Sikhs. These "kriyas" or pujas are complete rubbish,only adding to the destruction and dissolution of the Sikh faith and should not be practiced by Sikhs of the Guru. The object of these practices is to combine the Sikh faith with Hinduism; to defang, neuter and completely destroy Sikhi. The strategy is to introduce idolatry and a stratified priesthood into the Sikh Religion. Yogi Bhajan and his 3HO shakti cult followers are introducing idolatry and Hindu practices of pujas and tantra mantra into the Sikh religion. The Bhajan movement is attempting to shift Sikh worship from the commonwealth of Gurdwaras to private estates controlled by 3HO priests of Yogi Bhajan's Tantric sex cult church.
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Idolatry is forbidden in Sikhism....why does a golden statue of a yogi adorn the entranceway to the 3HO Gurdwara in Espanola. This is a Hindu practise.
3-HO Sikhs demonstrate(in the photo above)their complete subservience to false worldly material power by exhibiting the Flag of God (The Nishaan Sahib) at an even level with the flag of the United States in front of the 3HO Gurdwara in New Mexico. The Nishaan Sahib, (The Respected Mark of God under the shadow of the Sikh Broadsword) should always fly higher than the flag of all the false materialists. The Flag of the Khalsa should occupy a place of exaltation above any government's flag that temporarily inhabits the material world.

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Tantric Yoga asanas (above) taught by Yogi Bhajan
and practised in 3HO Gurdwaras

"Tantric doctrines involving sex-poses or physical contact poses are extremely repulsive to Sikhism. The Sikh Gurus repeatedly ask the Sikhs to shun Tantric practices because they are based on a mentally perverted outlook of life. The Sikh Gurus ask the Sikhs to shun the very presence and association of Shakti-Cult Tantrics." Dr. Trilochan Singh "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"

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Tantric Asana taught by Yogi Bhajan for transmuting sexual energy:Reprinted from Yogi Bhajan’s official magazine “Beads of Truth” 11, p. 39

See how Hindu gods and yogis are displayed in 3HO Gurdwaras, (see link in blue).

See this post which exposes the most shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari who is considered by his disciples as the 11th Sikh Guru. The Naamdhari Sikhs keep the Siri Guru Granth in a closet while they bow to Jagjit and refer to him as "SatGuru Ji" as you can see in the photos at this link.

Read these comments by traditional Sikhs. "What better way to make money: add a religious tone to the product. All of a sudden, it seems legit."


If you want to stop these degrading and sacriligious practices by Golden Temple Foods and Yogi Bhajan's cult followers; Post a letter of support on this website or write your local food stores and demand they stop selling Golden Temple Food's products. Some of the major stores which carry these products are Trader Joes, Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats but there are many many other stores who sell millions of dollars in Golden Temple Granola, Peace Cereal, Yogi Teas, massage oil and Wha Guru Chews.

Yogi Bhajan's sacrilegious teachings in the name of Sikhism are illustrated quite distinctly by pictures of Yogi Bhajan's portrait, hindu idols being displayed in and around 3-HO Gurdwaras and the practice of kundalini and sex energizing tantric yoga asanas inside 3-HO Gudwaras by Yogi Bhajan's students.
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Idolatry is forbidden in Sikhism. Why does an eight foot high image (above) of Yogi Bhajan controlling the tantric shakti "energy" adorn the 3HO Gurdwara in Espanola? You can see the menacing image of Yogi Bhajan overshadowing the Sangat on the right side of the entire Espanola Gurdwara in the photo above.

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Yogi Bhajan's students are intstructed to meditate on Yogi Bhajan's picture everyday which you can see displayed in the 3HO Espanola Gurdwara in these photos.
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In a painting at the New Mexico 3HO Gurdwara(above)you can see the sacrilegious misrepresentation of our sacred Khalsa symbol "Khanda" with two swords around it. You may also observe in this painting how Yogi Bhajan is depicted on an equal level with Guru Ram Daas(the 4th Sikh Guru): Dr. Trilochan Singh recounts this observation in 1977 when he writes, "The other picture was the Khalsa symbol Khanda with two swords around it. The Khanda (double-edged sword) within this symbol was replaced by a picture of an American woman with Sari-like robes. The woman is called Adi Shakti. I saw this published in the Beads of Truth in London and have already commented on it in my book, The Turban and the Sword of the Sikhs. I told Shakti Parwha that this is the most sacrilegious misrepresentation of our sacred symbol. As usual she dismissed my opinion as unimportant."

The sikh code of conduct says food offerings to the GURU are forbidden, but there is a 'testimony' page over at sikhnet.com, a 3HO run site loaded with volumes of Yogi Bhajan nonsense talks. Yogi Bhajan instructs 3Hoer's to prepare meals as offerings at the gurdwara and calls this "a dish for a wish". This is nothing more than the Hindu practice of puja. The testimony states "a dish for a wish".
Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."


Yogi Bhajan studied and taught at the Sivananda Ashram in Delhi. This, in addition to his first Kundalini Yoga teacher Sant Hazara Singh. In the mid-1960s, Harbhajan Singh took up a position as instructor at the Vishwayatan Ashram in New Delhi, under Dhirendra Brahmachari. This yoga centre was frequented by the Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter, Indira Gandhi, and diplomats and employees from a host of foreign embassies.

Here's an article on Sivananda's approach to Kundalini Yoga:

www.dlshq.org/download/kundalini.htm

These are all Hindu practices.

You can also read about the Gurdwara Reform Movement which stopped such practices in India and gave the Gurdwaras back to Gursikhs.

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Gurdwara Reform Movement

A Rare Photo of Harimandir sahib in 1908 when it was under the control of the Pundits or mahants. Sadhus felt free to sit in meditation wearing only a dhoti.The Gurdwara Reform Movement (Gurdwara Sudhar Lehr) is the Legislation passed by the Punjab Legislative Council which marked the culmination of the struggle of the Sikh people from 1920-1925 to wrest control of their places of worship from the mahants or priests into whose hands they had passed during the eighteenth century when the Khalsa were driven from their homes to seek safety in remote hills and deserts.

When they later established their sway in Punjab, the Sikhs rebuilt their shrines endowing them with large jagirs and estates. The management, however, remained with the priests, belonging mainly to the Udasi sect, who, after the advent of the British in 1849, began to consider the shrines and lands attached to them as their personal properties and to appropriating the income accruing from them to their private use. Some of them alienated or sold Gurudwara properties at will. They had introduced ceremonies which were anathema to orthodox Sikhs. Besides, there were complaints of immorality and even criminal behavior lodged against the worst of them. All these factors gave rise to what is known as the Gurudwara Reform movement during which the Sikhs peaceful protests were met with violence and death and ended with them courting arrest on a large scale to gain the world's attention. Before it was all over many would fall as martyrs with some being literally blown apart while they were strapped to cannaon barrels.

‘During the Gurdwara Reform Movement, the Sikh leaders started a publication that was named Akali. From this paper and its policy the leaders began to be called Akalis, in view of which they formed the present Akali party. These Nihang Akalis should not be confused with the members of the Akali party.’ The Turban And The Sword’' , by Dr. Trilochan Singh. (Page 402)

I found this post at SikhSangat.com It exposes the most shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari who is considered by his disciples as the 11th Sikh Guru. The Naamdhari Sikhs keep the Siri Guru Granth in a closet while they bow to Jagjit and refer to him as "SatGuru Ji" as you can see in the photos below.

The 'Namdhari' cult has been excommunicated from the Khalsa Panth. See for yourself the pictures of Yogi Bhajan depicting his close relationship with Jagjit Naamdhari.

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"However their are several instances which I find questionable about Yogi Bhajan. One includes the relationship they had with Jagjit Naamdhari (http://satguruji.blogspot.com/), and the other about an occurance that occured in the late 70's between Yogi and AKJ, where Yogi criticized Jatha for trying to "steal" members."

Yogi Bhajan wore huge gemstones for their so called “yogic energy and power". Yogi Bhajan adorned himself with these yogic rings and precious gems for different days of the week. Yogi Bhajan covered up the fact that these days are represented by different Hindu deities and the practice of wearing these yogic rings is really only the Hindu idea of pacifying the various gods and goddesses. Not only this, Yogi Bhajan used astrology and numerology in choosing these yogic rings. Yogi Bhajan believed the gemstones had "energy affects" and influenced our destiny, thinking and actions.
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Yogi Bhajan shown here on Sikhnet wearing a yogic ring for power

Around the year 2000, Yogi Bhajan tried to personally sell me a yogic ring for several thousand dollars. We were at Hari Jiwan Singh's house in Espanola where HJ keeps a vast collection of gems worth millions of dollars. Yogi Bhajan told me. "You're naked." And he stated I needed a ring with a particular stone to protect me.
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Yogi Bhajan’s wearing and promoting yogic rings is yet another Hindu practice camouflaged in the sheep’s clothing of "Aquarian or New Age spiritual thinking”. These things should not be practiced by Sikhs of the Guru. As Sikhs we should rely on the Guru alone for strength as Guru Arjan so beautifully states:

I have learnt the technique of true Yoga from the divine Guru. The True Guru has revealed this technique with the Light of the divine Word. Within my body He has revealed the Light that pervades all the regions of the earth. To this Light within me I bow and salute every moment. The initiation of the Guru are my Yogic rings and I fix my mind steadfastly on the One Absolute God.i,

A. G. Guru Arjan, Gaudi, p 208

The following is taken from "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" by Dr. Trilochan Singh.

We quote Yogi Bhajan on Precious Stones and rings, which for him are his status symbol, and for possessing which he expends quite a lot of his energy and ingenuity. He says in Beads, Summer 1972, "Precious stones are not precious because the rich wear them and the poor do not. Rather, they are precious because when cut in the proper way they concentrate sun energy and can transmit to the individual through the skin. Hence most rings are worn on the ring finger. The quality of energy channeled by each stone differs and so does its effect on the individual. Stones also correspond to the planets and serve in mediating the scattered energy which comes from retrograding planets."
Yogi Bhajan has given the following comments on stones.
Ruby (Sun) concentrates the heart of the sun's rays.
Moonstone and Pearls (Moon) help balance out too much sun energy. They are commonly worn by Libra.
Diamond (Venus and practically everything) can concentrate miles of sun rays into one beam. Recently in Los Angeles someone was robbed of 100,000 worth of jewel within 72 hours.
Emerald (Mercury) has wonderful effect on the brain and is a cooling stone. Good luck for everyone.
Coral (Mars) is for balancing positive and negative forces.
Topaz (Jupiter) is a good luck stone.
Blue Sapphire (Saturn) can give so much energy to a person that he becomes negative. Those who are interested in details can read the Journal Beads, Summer 1972, p. 16. I do not know what is the opinion of the Jewelers on these statements but from the point of Sikhism these notions are worthless absurdities.
Yogi Bhajan does not wear the earrings of the Nath Panthi Yogis, but he wears precious gold rings (sometimes two and sometimes three) heavily studded with jewels, and cannot help displaying them ostentatiously, probably as a symbol of wealth acquired through the techniques of Tantric Yoga, which he sacrilegiously identifies with the techniques of Sikh mysticism. Bhai Gurdas, however, makes it clear to all Sikhs of all ages that Yoga asanas and yoga techniques are absolutely useless and unnecessary for Sikh meditations and the spiritual path of Sikhism:
jog jugat gursikh gurs am jhay a
The Guru has himself explained to the Sikhs the technique of true Yoga, and it is this: A Sikh must live in such a moral and spiritual poise that while hoping and waiting he ceases to aspire or crave for low ambitions and remains unconcerned and detached. He should eat little and drink little. He should speak little and never waste time in nonsensical discussion. He should sleep little at night and keep away from the snare of wealth. He should never crave avariciously after wealth and property.
Bhai Gurdas, Var 20 / 15

We still have very eminent scholars and saints who practice and live according to the Essentials of the Sikh Path with utter humility and devotion. They do not wear long robes. They do not wear gold and diamond rings. They do not contaminate Sikh doctrines and practices with practices of creeds and cults which are repulsive to Sikhism and strictly prohibited. There are piles and piles of correct interpretations of the Sacred Writings of the Sikhs written first by the great contemporaries of the Gurus like Bhai Gurdas, Bhai Mani Singh, Bhai Nand Lai, and our own contemporaries like Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh and Bhai Vir Singh. They not only interpreted it but lived it and suffered for it like living martyrs, never seeking anything but the Grace of God and the Gurus as a reward.
See an excerpt from a meditation taught by Yogi Bhajan listed on one of his student's websites promoting yogic gems at "YogaGems.com".

"Each finger represents a planet, whose energies we imbue with grace within ourselves and through our projection:

The little finger is Mercury, enhancing communication.

The ring finger represents the sun, empowering our physical bodies with healing and grace of motion.

The middle finger stands for Saturn. We strengthen virtues of patience and self-discipline.

The index finger is for Jupiter. We enshrine the light of wisdom within us.

The thumb represents the earth, ego, “dragons head and dragons tail.” We bring grace to the ego, so it supports our spirit.

I brought this realization of grace through the beautiful Light that had descended with me, wherein I experienced each finger’s cosmic connection—to the planet Mercury, the shining Sun, ringed Saturn, luminous Jupiter, and lastly, Earth—wherein dragons symbolize the spiraling DNA of creation, all these energies equally a part of my soul."

See these links by Yogi Bhajan's students promoting "Power necklaces".

Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."

The Register-Guard
http://www.registerguard.com/
Yogi’s legacy in question |
Former followers say he abused his position for power, money and sex
By Sherri Buri McDonald

The Register-Guard

Posted to Web: Sunday, May 9, 2010 12:14AM
Appeared in print: Sunday, May 9, 2010, page A8

A slow, painful awakening led Premka Kaur Khalsa, a top secretary in Yogi Bhajan’s Sikh organization for almost 20 years, to leave the religious group in 1984, she said.

Premka Khalsa, 66, said she could no longer participate because of the inconsistencies she said she had witnessed between the yogi’s behavior and his teachings — the deception and abuse of power.

In 1986, she sued Yogi Bhajan and his Sikh organizations, settling out of court. In court papers, she alleged that the married yogi had sexually and physically assaulted her, that he was sexually involved with other secretaries and that, as the head of his administration, she worked long hours for little or no pay.

The organization’s religious leaders vehemently deny those allegations. Its business leaders did not respond to requests for comment for this story.

Kamalla Rose Kaur, 55, another former member of Yogi Bhajan’s 3HO (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) who wrote for a grass-roots newsletter in the community, said a light switched on for her when she was researching and writing about religious groups and thought, “Hey, we’re acting a lot like a cult.”

Former member Guru Bir Singh Khalsa, 60, who had been appointed a “lifetime minister” by Yogi Bhajan, said he received a wake-up call in the early 1990s, when Sue Stryker, then an investigator with the Monterey County District Attorney’s office, laid out evidence linking members of his spiritual community to criminal activity. Stryker, now retired, said a member of Yogi Bhajan’s Sikh community pleaded guilty and served time in prison for a telemarketing scam that bilked seniors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

These and other ex-members of Yogi Bhajan’s organization say they aren’t surprised by events unfolding now, six years after his death. Legal disputes threaten to splinter the community. Allegations of the yogi’s past wrongdoing are resurfacing. And the future of the Sikh organization’s businesses are in question.

The outcome will ripple far beyond the religious group, whose companies have become intertwined with the local economy and business community.

In Multnomah County Circuit Court, the group’s religious leaders are suing the group’s business leaders over control of the community’s multimillion dollar businesses, including Golden Temple natural foods in Eugene and Akal Security in New Mexico.

“Organizations/cults that have charismatic leaders and their followings, once their charismatic leader dies, this is generally the kind of thing that occurs,” Premka Khalsa said.

“It’s the meltdown of a cult,” said Kamalla Kaur, who spent nearly 20 years in 3HO, and now runs an Internet forum for ex-members. “They actually kept it together longer than we expected.”

Steven Hassan, a Massachusetts-based author, counselor and former leader of the Moon cult in the 1970s, said he has counseled about two dozen former 3HO members, including leaders, over the years.

“The group, from my point of view, was always about power and money,” he said. “(Yogi) Bhajan is the consummate … cult leader. By not specifying someone to take over, there often are these kinds of political battles and meltdowns — people basically being greedy like Yogi Bhajan was and wanting more of a slice for themselves.”

Attorney John McGrory, who represents the religious leaders in the Multnomah case, said his clients strongly disagree with the description of their organization as a cult. They “believe very strongly that it’s a religion,” he said. “They practice and follow it, and they are ministers.” The proof, he said, is in the thousands of adherents who still practice it.

McGrory said the real source of the discord in the community appears to be that the assets Yogi Bhajan built up over the years are being taken for private use, with the blessing of the managers the yogi appointed to safeguard them.

Gary Roberts, attorney for the business leaders, has said they’ve done nothing wrong and have acted in the interests of the Sikh community.

When a founder of an organization, or the head of a family, passes away, disputes among successors are common, said Krishna Singh Khalsa, a Eugene Sikh for 40 years.

“There’s nothing spiritual or charismatic or cultlike about that,” he said. “It’s simply where interests clash.”

Religious leaders voice concerns

A year before he died, Yogi Bhajan established the “Unto Infinity” board to oversee the network of businesses, property and educational and spiritual nonprofits. Members include Golden Temple CEO Kartar Singh Khalsa and three of the yogi’s former secretaries: Sopurkh Kaur Khalsa, Siri Karm Kaur Khalsa, and Peraim Kaur Khalsa. Kartar Khalsa and Peraim Khalsa are domestic partners.

In the years leading up to the Multnomah lawsuit, the group’s religious leaders expressed concern that the business leaders, the Unto Infinity members, had abandoned the group’s orthodox beliefs, which include not cutting one’s hair, eating a vegetarian diet and abstaining from alcohol.

In court documents, the religious leaders allege that the Unto Infinity members acknowledged in 2008 that they no longer practiced those core beliefs.

Unto Infinity members did not respond to Register-Guard interview requests. But in March 2009, when the Khalsa Council, an international group of Sikh ministers, asked them whether they had cut their hair, were no longer vegetarians, and drank alcohol, the business leaders responded by letter, according to the Khalsa Council.

The letter said, among other things: “The questions raised are irrelevant to our roles and responsibilities in the organization. We are not the religious leaders of the organization; we were given administrative and financial authority and responsibility.”

The Unto Infinity members wrote that they had made many sacrifices while the yogi was alive and that now they’re applying “more kindness into our personal lives.”

“We have learned the importance of factoring back into our lives more joy and balance as we continue to serve this mission for the rest of our way home,” they wrote.

The Unto Infinity members wrote that if the religious authorities decided to narrowly define what a Sikh Dharma minister is, “we may not continue to qualify.”

However, they noted, “many current ministers in Sikh Dharma have broken their Sikh or minister vows, marital vows, and the laws of our country and have remained ministers,” adding that that had been true even while Yogi Bhajan was alive.

Watching the business leaders back away from the group’s religious practices, some former members said, reminds them of what they experienced when they decided to leave the group.

“You go through stages of discovery of how you gave away your power and were deceived,” Premka Khalsa said.

“Once the person who is defining your reality — the charismatic leader — once he’s not there continuing to enforce the beliefs, then your eyes start to open,” she said. “You see things in a different way, and it can be disillusioning.”

Premka Khalsa said that’s especially true for the yogi’s secretaries, such as herself, who sacrificed much of their lives to serve him.

“I met him at 25,” she said. “I was 41 by the time I left, so my life of family, child bearing and (being) productive in the world, that whole piece was gone. Nothing was put into Social Security, and I walked out with the clothes on my back.”

The women in his inner circle “were denied having a personal relationship with any other men,” she added. “Some of us wanted to get married and have children, but we got sidetracked into agreeing to forego that with the intention of serving something bigger than us. Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice.”

Flaws noted by former members

The group’s publications and Web sites praise Yogi Bhajan as an advocate for world peace and as a spiritual teacher who has helped improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

A resolution passed by Congress in 2005 after his death recognized the yogi as “a wise teacher and mentor, an outstanding pioneer, a champion of peace and a compassionate human being.”

But Yogi Bhajan also had flaws, former members said.

“He was a phenomenal yoga teacher, a phenomenal spiritual man,” said Guru Bir Khalsa, the former “lifetime minister” who left the group after 18 years. But the yogi “sabotaged his own dream,” he said.

Imposing at 6 foot 3 inches and 250 pounds, Yogi Bhajan claimed humility, but had a weakness for expensive jewelry, luxury cars and custom-designed robes, former members said.

“He was a big dichotomy,” Premka Khalsa said. “He was tremendously charismatic. It just drew you in. You felt held and you felt loved and you felt embraced and felt part of something that was magnificent and bigger than you, and always yummy.”

“On the other side, he could be devastatingly harsh and make decisions that seemed so contrary to what he would preach and teach,” she said.

“He was all about power and he became a victim of that experience,” she said.

Lawsuits on assaults, inheritance

With his long white beard, white turban and white robes, Yogi Bhajan advocated for world peace, founding an annual Peace Prayer Day in 1985. But his saintly public image contrasted starkly with his private behavior, Premka Khalsa and other former secretaries said.

In her 1986 lawsuit, Premka Khalsa alleged that Yogi Bhajan repeatedly physically and sexually assaulted her from November 1968 to November 1984.

McGrory, the religious leaders’ attorney, said his clients deny all the allegations in Premka Khalsa’s lawsuit, which “were never verified or substantiated.”

In court papers, she alleged that the yogi was sexually involved with various female followers, and that he ordered her to coordinate his sexual liaisons, including orgies, with other secretaries, which she refused to do.

The head of Yogi Bhajan’s administration, and an editor and writer for his publications, Premka Khalsa said she worked on average 10 hours a day, five days a week. She alleged that she was paid $375 a month — only in her last three years with the group.

“It was another part of how he kept us bound,” she said. “We didn’t have independent resources. He had a fleet of cars — one of which was mine to drive. And he had properties to live on, but they weren’t mine. You had few independent resources, so it made it hard to live out on (your) own. He did that with lots of people.”

Premka Khalsa alleged in her lawsuit that Yogi Bhajan called her “his spiritual wife, destined to serve mankind by serving him in a conjugal capacity.” He said if she did so, he “would care for her for all of her natural life,” she alleged.

When Yogi Bhajan died in 2004, his wife Bibiji Inderjit was to inherit half of their community property, and he designated that his half go to Staff Endowment, a trust to support 15 female administrative assistants. To receive her share, each assistant had to live in accordance with the yogi’s teachings and the Sikh Dharma Order, according to court documents. If she didn’t, her interest would be cut to 2 percent, the court papers said.

Among the trust beneficiaries are Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa, a plaintiff, and Sopurkh Khalsa, a defendant, in the Multnomah clash between the religious and business leaders, according to court papers.

McGrory said his clients deny that the Staff Endowment was in return for anything relating to Premka Khalsa’s allegations.

Yogi Bhajan’s estate still isn’t settled. In legal proceedings in New Mexico, the yogi’s widow argues that she was not aware of large gifts and expenditures her husband made while he was alive, and she wants an accounting of them, which could result in a determination that she is entitled to more of the remaining estate, said Surjit Soni, the widow’s attorney.

He said the yogi’s widow “does not begrudge or resist in any shape or form the bequest of Yogi Bhajan to his assistants … We just have to figure out what’s hers and what’s his and move on down the road.”

Soni declined to comment on the sexual abuse allegations.

Responding to the unpaid labor allegations, he said that many people volunteered their time to build the organization.

“It started with little or no sources of income and took the effort of a lot in the community lovingly coming together to provide their services,” he said. “They were doing it voluntarily. Nobody held a gun to their head.”

Another sexual abuse case against Yogi Bhajan, also settled out of court, was filed by the younger sister of Guru Amrit Khalsa, one of the yogi’s long-time secretaries.

Today, Guru Amrit Khalsa is one of the group’s two chief religious authorities, as well as one of the religious leaders suing Golden Temple CEO Kartar Khalsa and other business leaders.

Through McGrory, her attorney, she denied all allegations in her sister’s complaint.

The Register-Guard’s policy is not to name sexual abuse victims without their permission. Guru Amrit Khalsa’s sister’s whereabouts are not known, and she could not be reached for this story.

In court documents, she alleged that Guru Amrit Khalsa began trying to “entice” her into Yogi Bhajan’s organization when she was 11, and succeeded when she was 14.

She said she was with the group from 1975 to 1985. In her 1986 lawsuit, she alleged that starting in 1978, Yogi Bhajan repeatedly physically and sexually assaulted her.

The lawsuit alleged that the yogi was sexually involved with Guru Amrit Khalsa, as well as various other members of his administrative staff.

Guru Amrit Khalsa’s sister also alleged that Yogi Bhajan did not compensate her for skin and hair care products and snack foods she had developed and turned over to him in 1983 and 1984, after he had promised her an ownership stake or other payment.

“Truth is your identity”

The allegations in these lawsuits contrast with the public image of 3HO Sikhs in Eugene, who are widely regarded as devout, hard workers who have built a successful company that is a cornerstone of the natural foods industry here.

Firsthand knowledge of the abuse was confined to the yogi’s inner circle, Premka Khalsa and other former members said.

“The Eugene community, in general, is innocent and quite well intentioned,” she said.

Premka Khalsa said she sued Yogi Bhajan to try to expose what she called his lies and force him to change his behavior.

“The greeting we all have is Sat Nam, ‘Truth is your identity,’ and I wanted him to stop lying,” she said.

Premka Khalsa said she also wanted the rest of the community to know about the abuse, and she wanted to lend credibility to the complaint filed by Guru Amrit Khalsa’s sister because she said she was appalled by how badly she had been treated.

The suits were settled for undisclosed amounts, and they didn’t surface again until Guru Bir Khalsa, who had become disillusioned after learning of the group’s ties to telemarketing fraud, retrieved them from the archives of a New Mexico courthouse and put copies on the Internet in 2002.

“Sikh means seeker of truth and therefore I was just a seeker of truth,” he said. “The reason I wanted to put those documents on the Internet was to just turn the light on in the closet.”

“Yogi Bhajan had a dark side, and I think a lot of people don’t want to see it because of what that means about him,” Guru Bir Khalsa said. “I know, for myself, I wasn’t ready and didn’t want to see it. It’s kind of tough when you think you’ve invested as much as you have into something.”

Most of the former members quoted in this article asked to be referred to by the names they were using at the time they were part of the Sikh community.

“You go through stages of discovery of how you gave away your power and were deceived.”

— PREMKA KHALSA, A FORMER top secretary to Yogi Bhajan (SHOWN IN A 1973 PHOTO)

The Register-Guard
http://www.registerguard.com/
Rift threatens business empire
Posted to Web: Saturday, May 8, 2010 11:55PM
Appeared in print: Sunday, May 9, 2010, page A9

When India-born Yogi Bhajan came to the United States in 1968 to teach kundalini yoga, a revolution was sweeping the nation. Young people were rebelling against the status quo, protesting the Vietnam War, and experimenting with free love, psychedelic drugs, Eastern religions and communal living.

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Idealistic young Americans flocked to Yogi Bhajan’s classes. Ashrams focused on his teachings began to pop up across the country, including in Eugene, Los Angeles, and Espanola, N.M. — the group’s main compound.

Soon after his arrival, he founded a nonprofit group 3HO (Happy, Holy, Healthy Organization) and began blending in Sikh teachings and practices.

In 1972, members of the fledgling Eugene ashram launched a tiny bakery in Springfield, which they later donated to the Sikh community. It grew into Golden Temple, an anchor of Eugene’s natural foods industry, and a major local employer and charitable donor.

The Eugene ashram grew steadily, becoming the Northwest hub for Yogi Bhajan’s brand of Sikhism. His adherents, with turbans, flowing robes and leggings, became a common sight.

Over the years, members of the ashram married, bought homes, sent their children to local schools and became part of the larger community.

In 2004, Yogi Bhajan died after devising a succession plan that split control of the community’s religious life and its business life — including Golden Temple, now a lucrative international producer of natural cereals and tea based in Eugene.

Six years later, a dispute over who owns and controls the multimillion dollar businesses has erupted into a court battle that is fracturing the community. The fight in Multnomah County Circuit Court has centered around the shift in ownership of Golden Temple.

In 2007, CEO Kartar Singh Khalsa and five other Golden Temple managers became majority owners of the company, which previously had belonged to the larger Sikh organization.

Last week, sources confirmed that Kartar Khalsa and the other owners plan to sell the cereal business to a Chicago company.

Compounding the woes of the community — and its businesses — are legal claims by the yogi’s widow that have delayed the settling of the yogi’s estate and that threaten Golden Temple’s continued use of the “Yogi” brand.

Amid all the rancor, many wonder whether Yogi Bhajan’s brand of Sikhism will survive, and what will happen to the businesses it spawned.

Membership declining

At its peak in the 1970s, the Sikh community that Yogi Bhajan inspired had up to 10,000 members, according to published reports. Eugene was the Northwest hub of the community, although smaller than other centers in New Mexico and Los Angeles. Today, although down from those peak numbers, it still has several thousand members worldwide, the group’s religious leaders estimate in court papers. The group has about 100 adherents in the Eugene-Springfield area, one local member estimates.

Connie Elsberg, a sociology professor at Northern Virginia Community College who studied 3HO and wrote a book about female members, said the court battles now being fought are a turning point for the community and its businesses.

If Unto Infinity, the community’s board of business leaders, maintains control of all of the businesses, then “I think there will be a great deal of bad feeling and little willingness to compromise on either side,” she said. “There will not be much funding for the religious arm, and the religious branches will dwindle.”

But if Unto Infinity agrees to provide sufficient funding to the other branches, the organization may continue relatively unchanged, with some decline in numbers, Elsberg said.

Krishna Singh Khalsa, a longtime Eugene Sikh, said Sikhs are learning from this experience.

“We’re developing new approaches and new methods of governance,” he said. “This won’t happen again, and we’ll continue to develop and create success. There’s no question about that, and there’s no fear about that.”

Things were much simpler when Yogi Bhajan first gathered his American flock, many of them hippies engulfed in the drug culture.

“We stopped smoking marijuana and started getting high on breathing,” wrote photographer Lisa Law, whose exhibit of ’60s photos at the Smith­sonian includes a shot of Yogi Bhajan teaching yoga outdoors in New Mexico. “Enough of being potheads. Now we could be healthy, happy and holy.”

Yogi Bhajan’s converts were attracted to a variation of Sikhism that he created, incorporating kundalini yoga and vegetarianism — typically Hindu practices. He taught them how to do a form of yoga and meditate. He gave them Sikh names — “Singh” the middle name for men, “Kaur” for women, with the last name of “Khalsa.” He encouraged them to start businesses and “work by the sweat of their brow.” In some cases, he told them where to live, arranged their marriages and named their children.

His 3HO foundation describes its mission as to “practice and share the teachings of Yogi Bhajan so that they may serve, inspire, and empower humanity to be healthy, happy, and holy.”

Yogi Bhajan’s charisma and the teachings he brought from India were “very appealing an

Raj-Yoga is not the absurd kundalini asanas as taught by YB

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 05:03 (4072 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa
edited by Gursant Singh, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 05:23

The following is taken from "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" by Dr. Trilochan Singh.

Misinterpretation of the Sikh Ideal
of Raj-Yoga: Political and Spiritual Sovereignty

Patanjali's Yoga has been called Raja Yoga (Kingly or Royal Yoga) by Vivekananda and other great savants. Later on, every school of Yoga started applying this term to their own school of Yoga. So in Yoga literature this term simply means Royal Yoga or the Chief and outstanding Yoga. Yogi Bhajan applies it to his own brand of Yoga. Sikhism is not a school of Yoga, and as we have seen, it is highly critical of many Yoga systems, and positively the antithesis of Tantric Yoga. But Yogi Bhajan's theorists who are expert in distorting scriptures and translations employ the same trick on the interpretation of Raja Yoga also:

(1) Premka Kaur's distorted version
Raj jog takhat dian Guru Ram Das. The throne of Raja Yoga was given to Guru Ram Das forever.
p 1399, p 4621 M.M.S.


Manmohan Singh's Correct Translation
Guru Amardas has blessed Guru Ram Das with the secular and spiritual throne.

Author's Comments
Premka Kaur has again taken illegal steps to attribute to Manmohan Singh her own translation, with a motive that is quite clear. The complete text and translation of the verse states that "First it was Nanak Chand who brought to the world Light and Wisdom and then he gave his Sovereign powers and wealth to Angad who gave them to Amardas who gave this throne (gaddi) or Raj-Yoga [Miri Piri) to Guru Ram Das

Chapter 3

Yogi Bhajan's Clap Trap Theories of
Kundalini Yoga in the Light of Sikhism

I

Eight Steps of Patanjali's Yoga

In their article, "The Secret Science of Yoga" (Beads, 29, 30), the theorists of 3HO say on page 37 that the steps enunciated by Patanjali "are clearly necessary ones to be achieved in order to reach a state of enlightened consciousness." And they further make a fantastic statement, "the Sikh Dharma has come about because our Gurus were the greatest Yogis." And then the writers try to prove by misquoting and misinterpreting that the Raja Yoga which they also call their own brand of Kundalini and Tantric Yoga is the one which is alluded to wherever the word Raj Yoga is found in Sikh scriptures. These writers and other 3HO exponents of the same subject deliberately misquote and misinterpret passages from Sikh scriptures. In the absurdest of their absurd mystical theories they say that Pineal glands and the Pituitary glands are the seats of tenth consciousness (Dasam Duar), and the Tantric-Sex Yoga they preach and practice are sanctioned by Sikhism. The author will decisively prove in this chapter (1) that Sikhism rejects Patanjali's 8 steps of Yoga (ashtang) and has its own distinct eightfold path, very much as Buddha had his own. The difference is in meditation technique and ethical and spiritual outlook; (2) that in Sikhism the Tenth Seat of Consciousness also known as the Turiya (Fourth State or Param pada the Supreme State) has no such physiological basis as Pineal glands or Pituitary glands; (3) that Tantric doctrines involving sex-poses or physical contact poses are extremely repulsive to Sikhism. The Sikh Gurus repeatedly ask the Sikhs to shun Tantric practices because they are based on a mentally perverted outlook of life. The Sikh Gurus ask the Sikhs to shun the very presence and association of Shakti-Cult Tantrics.
The eight steps given by Patanjali for his Yoga are: (1) Yama, restraint; (2) Niyama, discipline; (3) Asanas, bodily postures and attitude; (4) Pranayama, Control of breath through rhythm of respiration in three stages: inhalation {puraka), exhalation (recaka), and retention of the inhaled air (kumbhaka), each filling an equal space of time; (5) pratyahara, emancipation of sensory activity from the domination of exterior objects; (6) Dharma, concentration; (7) dhyana, yogic meditation; (8) samadhi, ecstasy. Vyasa gives a fine commentary, and on the subject of restraints he details the ethical code as ahimsa, non-violence, satya, not to lie, brahmacharya, sexual abstinence, and aparigraha, not to be avaricious. We shall now give the Sikh view of these eight Yogic steps. Sikhism rejects them as such.

II

Eight Steps of Sikh Mystical Path

Bhai Gurdas, the Father of Sikh Philosophy, has recorded the names of some prominent disciples of the first six Gurus, giving some outstanding quality of each of his work, The Vars: 11. Bhai Mani Singh, a theologian and martyr who led the Sikh community with rare wisdom and spirit of sacrifice, has written short biographies of all these contemporary saints, giving the original sermons of the Guru which were related to him by the tenth Guru. The book is called Sikhan di Bhagat Mai. It is a historical and theological work of great importance.
Ajita Randhava, a prominent disciple of Guru Nanak, asked the Guru his opinion about the eight steps of Yoga.

Rejecting Patanjali's eight steps of Yoga for acquiring knowledge of the Self, Guru Nanak recommended the following alternatives for those eight stages:
5) Yama (restraint): keep the mind humble, and never be proud of any quality or virtue of your own.
6) Nyama (discipline):to go to the Sikh Congregations and listen to interpretations of Sikh scriptures and Kirtan (hymn singing). If one can read, he should read religious books regularly or listen to readings from inspirational books every day.
7) Asanas (bodily postures for meditation): concentrate on the Presence of God with a single-pointed attention. (Sitting in any position when ekagarta single-minded concentration is achieved, that is the best asana.)
8) Pranayama (controlling breath)

9) Purak (inhaling): to imbibe the inspired Word of the
Guru and fill the mind and heart with its spirit.
10) Kumbhak (retention of breath): always keep the Spirit of the Word of the Guru in your heart and soul and never forget it.
(hi) Rechak (exhaling): to discard and eliminate all low desires which the Guru wishes the disciple to discard.
11) Pratyahara (to prevent and emancipate the mind from dissipating and remaining stable in meditation): to intuitively know and visualize the divine Presence of God.
12) Dharma (concentration, ekagarta): If the mind wavers or wanders away into sense passions, the seeker should make a determined effort to bring it back to the meditation of the divine Name.
13) Dhyana (meditation): when one reads or listens to Gurbani (the sacred writings of the Guru) his mind should be absorbed in its meaning and Spirit. This is dhyana and it should be fixed in the thought and spiritual content of the sacred Word. He should not allow any other thought to disturb his mind.
14) Samadhi (ecstasy): to be absorbed in the music and spirit of the Name of God or the Hymns of His Praise is samadhi. A man may start disciplining his mind in such a samadhi first for a short time, then for a few hours, and then increase it through daily discipline (abhayasa). There are two types of samadhi:

(a) Savikalp Samadhi (ecstasy within the realm of consciousness): to be absorbed in the meaning and philosophical and mystical contents of the Divine Word is Savikalp a samadhi. (b) Nirvikalpa Samadhi (ecstasy of the Transcendent vision of God): to be absorbed in the Spirit and Essence of the Divine Word is Nirvikalpa samadhi. Thus Guru Nanak clearly rejects the eight steps of spiritual progress as enunciated by Patanjali and replaces them with ethical and spiritual discipline of his own. The Sikh scriptures also clearly reject asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breath control), nauU-dhautz (cleaning the intestine with a piece of cloth inserted in the mouth and taken out through the anus). Those followers of Yogi Bhajan who frequently quote him as saying that the Scriptures of the Sikhs sanction all these Yoga practices, voice only his glaring ignorance of Sikh scriptures. I have not known any saint or seer in contemporary or past Sikh history who ever practiced these Yoga asanas. But all saints and all scholars have firmly called these and more so Tantric practices as directly opposed to Sikh doctrines. The following quotations, from Adi Granth make it clear that there is no place for Yoga practices in Sikhism:
If a man learns all yogic asanas of perfect adepts, If he controls and subdues his senses through such feats;
Even then impurity and dirt of his mind cannot be removed.
The filth of egoism will not depart from the heart. The human mind cannot be cleaned and made pure, By any yogic discipline and restraint. It can be made pure and controlled only by seeking, Through love the sanctuary of the true Enlightener.
Adi Granth, Guru Amar Das, Vadhans p 558
For me the only asana (posture) worthwhile is to fix steadfastly the mind on the Vision of God and let the heart and soul be absorbed in such a spiritual condition of transcendent revelation as to continuously reflect on His Presence and listen to the enchanting melody of Unstruck Music (Anhad Shabad)

I have learnt the technique of true Yoga from the divine Guru. The True Guru has revealed this technique with the Light of the divine Word. Within my body He has revealed the Light that pervades all the regions of the earth. To this Light within me I bow and salute every moment. The initiation of the Guru are my Yogic rings and I fix my mind steadfastly on the One Absolute God.i,

A. G. Guru Arjan, Gaudi, p 208

If one does the nauli dhauti karma (of cleaning the intestine with a piece of cloth), and becomes adept in eighty-four asanas, and yogic exercises, he cannot attain any peace of mind by these yogic techniques. Let him do such Japa or Tapa through such techniques for years and years and wander about in search of perfection, he will not attain genuine inner peace even for a moment.
A. G. Guru Arjan, Majh, p 98

Let one practice nauli and dhauti and all the elaborate yogic feats associated with it; let one make an offering of incense and light lamps before the Deity. None of these yogic feats and formal acts of worship match with devotional contemplation of the Name of God.
A. G. Guru Arjan, Sarang, p 1229

The Sidha Yogis perform their sadhana (yogic feats)
With all their efforts, symbols and techniques;
With such methods and formal garbs of holiness,
One cannot attain the Yoga of God's Vision.
It is only attained through companionship of the saints,
And the teachings of the true Guru.
The Guru's Wisdom unveils the Light within us.
A. G. Guru Ram Das, Kanada, p 1297

In the Dasm Granth, Guru Gobind Singh says,

The, Yogis do countless asanas, and practice Yoga according to the eight stages of the text; they bend this way and bow that way hoping to know the Divine; they merely blacken their face with the ignorance of true divine Knowledge. Without inwardly worshiping and contemplating God, they go at last empty-handed to the grave.
Guru Gobind Singh, Akal Ustat 252


To a Yogi typical of the present day yogis marketing their goods in the U.S.A., Guru Gobind Singh says:
Listen O Yogi, you have acted like a hypocrite and after a misleading display of being a Yogi you have plundered innocent people. You pretend to have renounced worldly wealth (maya) but maya (worldly wealth) has not abandoned you.
Guru Gobind Singh D. G. Shabad
In contrast to Patanjali's Yoga, and other schools of Hindu Yoga (Hatha, Tantric, Laya, Kundalini, etc.) the Sikh Gurus call Sikh mystic path, Brahm Yoga (the Yoga which does not use any yogic technique but concentrates on God and achieves Him through devotion and contemplation). It is also called Gurmukh Yoga (Yoga of the Enlightened), Sahajya Yoga (Natural Yoga based on spontaneous devotion and contemplation). The word Yoga is used just to mean union with God. All the so-called techniques of ashtang Yoga are considered unnecessary and a waste of time and energy. Even physical health can be maintained by other exercises in a much better way than by Yoga. The Sikhs have proved it by being the best sportsmen in India and by being men with the best physique in their country without ever resorting to Yoga asanas or practices. I have never seen any Sikh sportsman or Army man doing any Yoga for his physical fitness and achieving excellence in sports.

III

Classical Doctrines of Tantra and Kundalini

In the centuries-old Yoga traditions and movement in India, emerging even from the pre-Aryan period, there emerged what may be called an 'anti-ascetic' and anti-speculative school which got involved in the hedonistic emotional sex involvements which ranged from aesthetic poetic sublimation of sex-desires and love to the most degrading sex-orgies under the name of Tantric Yoga. Sex Energy became identified with all the spiritual energy, and sex organs, both male and female became objects of worship and symbols of Deity. Historically it reached its lowest depths just before the Muslim invasion of India, when the Hindu-Buddhist India became so decadent and morally weak that a handful of Muslim invaders struck terror in the whole vast continent. It is in this context Guru Nanak even calls Babar's invasion five centuries later the Scourge of God who came with Yama, the Devil's hordes, as his armies.
There was a school of Tantra which took the easy road expecting identification with Shiva and Shakti through ritual indulgence in meeting of opposite sexes first by looking into each other's eyes, and then touching each other on various parts of their body, and ending up with closed door sexual union. Some of these ritualistic and real exercises are performed in the open, while others within secret recesses of the ashrams. The Tantric Text, Kularnava (VIII, 107 ff) insists that union with God can be obtained only through sexual union. The famous Guhasamaja Tantra affirms, "No one succeeds in attaining perfection by employing difficult and vexing operations, but perfection can be gained by satisfying all one's desires." The same text adds that a Tantrist may kill any kind of animal, may steal, commit adultery, etc.1
"Tantra teaches that the Kundalini Shakti can also be unraveled by the practice of asanas, the sexo-yogic disciplines. One must rise by that by which one falls. Those very aspects of human nature which bind us can be stepping stones to liberation. In the act of asana a man and a woman unite, and its fulfillment lies in the realization of one's potential with the experience of joy. During sexual union the adepts withdrew their minds from their environments. The mind aspires to be free."2
"Tantra asana demonstrates the way by which sexual energy can be harnessed for spiritual fulfillment. It teaches us to explore our senses rather than subdue them. The Tantras are unique in the sense of being a synthesis of the opposing dimensions, bhoga (enjoyment) and yoga (liberation). Our hedonistic urges based on the pleasure principle can be transformed for a spiritual experience. To involve oneself in gross pleasures, therefore, can itself be regarded as an act of spirituality." A very dynamic role is played by the female aspirant in the practice of Tantra asana. Potentially she embraces within her all the positive attributes with which Shakti is endowed. She is in flesh and blood, the goddess.
Thus in the Tantra ritual, woman is the reflection of the female principle, becomes the object of worship. She is symbolically transformed into a goddess through the rituals as in Kumari Puja (virgin worship) or Shakti Upasana (female worship). The aim of all asanas in the Tantric Yoga is to transcend normal human conditions through gross sexual energy of man and woman. The desire for mental and spiritual union is expressed on a biological level. The Tantrics believe that the intensity of joy derived from sexual gratification whether it is dissipated in a gross form or revitalized in a subtle form for a spiritual pursuit, differs only in a degree. "The ritual and asanas are performed with a partner who is considered the reflection of Shakti, and unless the adept has the attitude of complete surrender to the object of his worship, in this case the female participant who plays the role of divine energy, the practice cannot be successful. The divine woman epitomizes the entire nature of femaleness, the essence of all shaktis in their various aspects. She becomes a perennial source of joy. From whatever station of society she comes she must bear certain auspicious signs in appearance and physical condition in order to be an ideal participant. She must be in good health, have lotus eyes, full breasts, soft skin, slender waist, swelled into jeweled hips." (Lalaita Vis tar)3
Then the asanas (postures) go through stages of body worship, yoni (vagina) worship, and then Shakti (the woman partner involved in asanas) places her hands on the Sadhaka's (male partner's) head and recites:
Get up
Wake up,
Be strong.
And then she continues, "Now I am giving you the command to immerse yourself within me . . . enjoy yourself now with the full bliss within me. I am your shakti and you are mine. According to the command of my Kaula Avadhuta, I as Visva Yoni (Universal female organ) am asking you to implant your cosmic linga (male organ) in my field. My Satguru is here to protect you from your negative desires. You are Shiva in the form of my Satguru, and I am nothing but shakti. May my divine self bless you and lead you to the eternal joy of bliss."4 Sadhika (male partner) is now god Shiva worshiping his female partner as goddess with flowers and he holds her embracing, kissing, touching, sucking, penetrating and uttering the mantra. In the initial stages of Sadhana if the aspirant cannot prolong the union, they may change the asana positions. The period of retention of energy may also be gradually increased. Sometime herbal preparations are taken only to increase its duration. (We shall record subsequently the herbal preparations recommended by Yogi Bhajan.) The Tantrics generally utter Shiva mantras while indulging in these sex asanas. We shall note that Yogi Bhajan recommends Sikh mantras like Satnama for the occasion, and that is what makes his Tantric Yoga, Sikh, according to him.
The medieval mystics believed the heart to be the seat of divine knowledge and experience. They also believed that the head was the highest seat of spiritual consciousness, and the lower tip of the spine the lowest point involving lower passions of sex. Mystics who have achieved some measure of illumination also talk of the Flame within the inner Being. Leadbeater, the Theosophist leader who was not favorably inclined towards Yoga, in his The Inner Life (p 443-478) calls it the "Serpent Fire" which enhances the mental vision. The early Indian mystics call it the Coiled Serpent (Kundalini, or Bhujangi which in Sanskrit means serpent). In the Sikh scriptures it is referred to as Bhujangam and only once as Kundalini. It is also identified in Indian literature as Cosmic energy in the body. "Kundalini is the static form of the Creative Energy in bodies which is the source of all energies including Prana." "The mere rousing of the Kundalini (Serpent Power) does not from the spiritual Yoga point of view amount to much."4* Agehananda Bharati in his excellent work, The Tantra Tradition, brings out a significant point about Kundalini when he emphasizes that Kundalini has no objective existence or physiological structure and function. We shall note later that Yogi Bhajan has contrived imaginary physiological existence not only for Kundalini but also for Turiya state, the Super-conscious state (Dasam Duar, the realm beyond the Tenth door of Consciousness). Aghananda Bharati says, "All yoga discipline postulates on the theoretical side the existence of a secondary semetic system consisting of centers, circles or lotuses (mandalas,chakras, Kendras ) located along an imagined spiritual column in the secondary body. It is important to know that this yogic body is not supposed to have any objective existence in the sense the physical body has. It has a heuristic device aiding meditation, not any objective structure. The physical and the yogic body belong to two different logical levels.5 The Buddhist scholar, Lama Anagarika Govinda, describes Kundalini as a "latent energy—a dormant force which embodies the potentiality of nature, whose effects may be divine or demoniacal." This energy ignorantly released leads to self-destruction. Symbolically it is represented as a coiled serpent (Kundalini) which is coiled around the lingam (penis) in male and in the center of the triangular Yoni (vagina) in the female.6
To the Buddhists Shakti is maya, the very power that creates illusion, from which only prajna can liberate us. It is therefore not the aim of the Buddhist to acquire power . . . either to become their instrument or to become their master, but on the contrary he tries to free himself from those powers, which since eons kept him a prisoner of samsara. He strives to perceive those powers which have kept him going in the rounds of life and death, in order to liberate himself from their dominion. However he does not try to negate them or to destroy them, but to transform them in the fire of knowledge, so that they may become forces of enlightenment.7 This is very much the attitude of Sikhism towards Kundalini. When higher consciousness is awakened in man, the flame that lights up within blazes into higher and higher consciousness. George Santayana calls it the 'Flame of the Spirit' when he says, "I can identify myself heartily with nothing in me except with the flame of Spirit itself. Therefore the truest posture of my inmost being would show none of the features of my person and nothing of the background of my life. It would show only the light of understanding that burned within me and as far as it could, consumed and purified all the rest." We shall be clarifying later that Sikh mysticism does not give much importance to it, and the few quotations picked up from the Adi Granth by Yogi Bhajan and his theorists have been either deliberately or ignorantly misquoted and misinterpreted.
Many myths have been created about the inner 'fire' kindled by the ascent of Kundalini. The awakening of the Kundalini arouses intense heat during its progress through various stages, when the lower part of the body becomes inert and cold as a corpse, while the part through which the Kundalini passes becomes burning hot. "To hasten the ascent of the Kundalini, some Tantric schools practice asanas along with sexual indulgence. The underlying idea is the necessity of achieving simultaneous 'immobility' of breath, thought and semen. Unlike other sober schools of Yoga the Tantrics also believe that Kundalini Shakti can also be unraveled by sexo-yogic disciplines." The Tantric asanas demonstrate the way by which sexual energy can be harnessed for perpetual fulfillment of desire.

IV

Yogi Bhajan's Clap Trap Theories of Kundalini

Yogi Bhajan claims that there is always one Maha Tantric in the world, and he is the only Maha Tantric living in the present age. He invented this mythical history of his spiritual ancestry in 1971-72. The circumstances under which he did it will be described in the fifth chapter, in which the Film-documentary version of his 1970-1971 activities is given. Not only does he pose as the only Maha Tantric in the world, but his well-paid charming secretaries started proclaiming him the Redeemer of the Aquarian Age which they allege started in 1969, the year in which he came to the U.S.A. after his failure to establish himself in Canada. They even back him as the Redeemer who is making the sun rise in the West by supposed prophecies of the ninth and tenth Gurus of the Sikhs. When false prophets have to spin lies to build a delusional system around them, they do so exactly as Yogi Bhajan has done. The most remarkable thing about it is that there are about two thousand Americans who have suspended their thinking and believe everything he says about himself, or rather his mythical self and its past existence that had quite a different history. He has thereby even persuaded or cajoled or bribed two or three Sikh politicians to enlist support for him, not because they believe what he says, nor because they have any faith in his spirituality, character and integrity, but because of his unprecedented achievement of making so many Americans believe what he declares is his unique Gospel of Tantra-Sex-Sikhism. We shall give a series of quotations from his lectures published in 3H0 Journals (the Beads and K.R.I.) and seek the indulgence of the readers to make an effort to know what they mean if they possibly can.
In Beads 1972, Yogi Bhajan says, 'Tantric is the oldest science in which man has the power to understand himself up to the point of bindu (dot) where the longitude and latitude meet that decides the orbit of the being through space of the Time on the planet Earth. And if the electro-magnetic field of the bindu (human) is raised the frequency of travel on that orbit through the space of time on the planet Earth becomes fulfilled. That makes a person completely aware and happy. This is a science of vibration and electro-magnetic field concerning the human mind and it directly relates to the control of centers in the brain."8
"By the grace of God, Maha Tantric Yogi Bhajan has come to America so that people can be cleansed of their negativity and their consciousness can be raised through this ancient, sacred science of Tantric Yoga. Tantra exercises are done with male and female partners and their unit (Individual) electro-magnetic fields become merged for a time during the class session, it is required that the teacher be able to observe this phenomenon and keep it under control and separate the two beings following the practice."9
Stephen Gayle (New York Post, Dec. 1972) writes that each inmate of 3H0 pays 125 dollars a month for "good house, good vibrations, and good people." Kundalini Yoga, Bhajan explains, is the yoga of awareness. It involves the channeling of sexual energy through breathing, meditation, exercises and diet. According to Bhajan, there are 22 forms of Yoga, all of which he has mastered. In order to bring Kundalini Yoga to the West, Bhajan had to break a 25,000 year old proscription stating that anyone teaching it to outsiders would not live to see the sun a year from the day he began. "I sat on this," said Bhajan, "and I felt what is the purpose of this great and powerful knowledge if it cannot serve people." The paper adds, "Bhajan's language is a mixture of the American youth culture, the Indian mystic and hip financial parlance."10
Some interesting methods of this Kundalini Yoga are revealed in Philip Garvin's interview with Gurshabad Singh Joseph, Head of Boston ashram, in his book Religious America.
Gurshabad Singh Joseph says, "When I perform the exercises of Tantric Yoga I look into my partner's eyes and she is absolutely beautiful. As I sit in the proper position I feel totally divine. Then all of a sudden, I begin to feel pain. When it becomes almost excruciating I say to myself, 'This is heaven.' But another voice inside me speaks up. 'If this is heaven how come it hurts?' And I reply, 'Do you think there is no trouble in heaven? How boring it would be if there weren't a little pain.' " (p 1.17) "There is no sin," continues Gurshabad. "There cannot be any sin. There are only lower and higher actions according to your own consciousness and your own abilities. You try always to do the highest thing, but when you fail there is no guilt. That's really unnecessary. Guilt is a waste of time. To be guilty is not to be living in the present."11 One of the most mendacious statements made by Gurshabad Singh Joseph in this interview is that this type of meditation and Yogi Bhajan's own brand of Kundalini Yoga "are part of the Sikh method for achieving this knowledge." There is absolutely no truth in this statement. In a dissertation on Yogi Bhajan's Tantric Yoga, Gurshabad Singh Joseph writes: "Yogiji is the Mahan Tantric, the Master of Tantric Yoga, and in a gathering of over 1000 people he surrounds the sangat with his magnetic field, screening their negativity through his consciousness. As men and women sit facing each other, eyes looking into eyes, chanting mantras, their fears emerge, and full of fears or full of love they face their partners. With eyes into eyes, they have no place to hide." "June of 1971 was the time of my first Tantric Course in the mountains of Colorado ... He seemed so wise and so strange. He did not look like a Yogi. Yogis were scrawny. Whoever heard of a six foot two inch, two hundred ten pound Yogi? He spoke slang. He coined slang. He played with words, and he played with us. Harness your horniness and you will be a living God.' He had to be kidding. 'Yogiji, are you kidding?' A huge warm hand fell on my shoulder. 'Sonny,' he said, 'It's your energy. You do what you like with it.' Aw, come on, I suppose masturbation makes you blind. But, maybe he was right. . . . My relationship with women at this point were friendly, sexual, and definitely transient. We were all existential heroes then, and whoever knew if the next moment might not bring wholly different circumstances that would make the present relation obsolete?"
"Tantric Yoga is no ordinary yoga. It cannot be practiced without the Mahan Tantric present, because it takes his mastery over emotions to be not only effective but safe. Partners face each other in lines, while Yogiji who sits at the front of the group projects his astral body (astral body—a vibratory self that can be projected to places other than where the physical body rests) to the other side of the group. He connects his psychoelectric magnetic field between his physical and astral bodies, and spreads that field over the group aura. Under that protection the auras of the students may not merge with each other, and neither can their destinies entwine. The tantric students' auras change to blue and gold (devotion and perfection). Yogiji controls the group energy with his own and screens the negativity through his own consciousness. If he were not himself totally detached, the negativity released from such a group would probably make him ill, if not kill him. Tantric Yoga needs special circumstances. . . . Homosexuality is , a natural outcome of the breakdown of trust and respect between the sexes. Homosexuality is not wrong, but there is no future in it; there are no children in it and children are our future."
One of the funniest experiments recorded in Beads, March 1974 is photographing the various states of samadhi of Premka Kaur. Premka is shown sitting in Samadhi with eyes closed meticulously dressed for a photographic pose. The gentleman who conducts the experiments writes, "After the adjustments were completed, Yogiji directed Sardarni Premka Kaur in for the first state of meditation which he called 'Compassion consciousness,' where there is complete communion with nature. The next state Sardarni Premka Kaur was guided into was 'God consciousness expanded.' Then Sardarni Premka Kaur was transported into the state of 'Universal death to Universal light.' This state of experiencing death and rebirth is phenomenally very different from the previous state of confident God Consciousness."12 It is indeed remarkable to note that a man (Yogi Bhajan) can conduct the ascent and descent of the consciousness of a particular woman (Premka Kaur) up and down as a lift-operator takes the lift up and down.

V

Sex, Satnam, and Tantric Asanas

We have noticed that the main object of Yogi Bhajan's Tantra is vitalizing sexual energy, and channeling that sexual energy to stages of exaltation which have spiritual basis in theory but physiological and physical basis in practice. All Tantrics recommend some mantras to be recited in their Tantra ritual and ceremonial practices of asanas, and the mantras are efficacious only when it is received from a guru by his disciple. Most of the Tantric mantras are unintelligible sounds, Hrim, Srim, Krim, Phat. The seed syllable (Bij) mantra is Om. Taking cue from this theory of Tantra, Yogi Bhajan has introduced all the Sikh mantras, real or fictitious. He has taken some words and lines from Sikh scriptures and distributed them to his followers as mantras, although they are not mantras. They are either theological terms or just lines from some normal Sikh prayers which he has converted into mantras, probably because these are the few lines he knows from the sacred Sikh scriptures, the language of which Yogi Bhajan can speak but cannot read and write. He received some of these mantras from his first teacher, Sant Virsa Singh of Delhi, who is an illiterate man, popular in a small circle, but does not teach or preach Yoga. These mantras are intended for japa or repetition and counted on beads with 12, 18, 28, 32, 64, 108 in a rosary. Throughout this section of the chapter we are quoting from Yogi Bhajan's Journal along with the editorial comments of his Editors. We shall give some asanas in detail as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and their effects, while we will give page references of others for the benefit of those who wish to study the details along with their results as taught by Yogi Bhajan:
Exercises for Transmuting Sexual Energy (Beads 11, page 37): The following exercises are for transmuting the sexual energy up through the spine to the pineal gland to raise the consciousness and universal consciousness. It is recommended that couples do only one of these a day. They are not a series, but a selection of exercises for transmuting energy.

(1) Position Man sits on hands and knees, woman sits on man's back with arms at right angles.
Action Man slowly arches and unarches his back, putting a pressure on his neck, concentrating on third eye. Woman meditates on third eye.
Picture see Figure 5 reproduced from Beads 11 page 39 39
(2) Position Put yourself in a shoulder stand 4 feet away from your partner, then bend your legs and join the soles of your feet together.
Action Meditate at the third eye point for 31 minutes. Relax.
Picture see Figure 6 reproduced from Beads 11 page 41 41
(3) Position Sit facing your partner looking into each other's eyes. Put palms together with your partner's. Knees must be touching.
Action Chant the Maha Shakti Mantra. On each word you will push one palm to the shoulder of your partner as he pushes the other to your shoulder. The Maha Shakti Mantra is: gobinday, mukanday, udaray, Haring, Karing, Nirnamay, Akamai. These words are the 8 aspects of God.
Picture see Figure 7 reproduced from Beads 22 page 42



Exercise to Transmute Sex Energy into Higher Consciousness (Beads March 1970):
Assume Cow Pose, back arched up, eyes fixed at one point. Now maintain this position with the head, flex the spine up and down vigorously for 1 1/2 2 minutes exhaling up and inhaling down. Immediately sit on heels (Vajra asana), extended arms overhead, hands together and begin Sat-Kriya (this is done by exhaling strongly on the sound Sat while pulling mull bandha and releasing it on the sound NAM). Do this for about 2 minutes, inhale and circulate the energy; rest in position briefly, then repeat.
Women, Sex and Satnam: Beads 33 and 34 (Quotations from page 4 and 5):

(1) Kundalini Yoga, Tantric Yoga and Laya Yoga are the three Shakti Yogas. Shakti means power, power that is feminine in nature. It is that power that rises in the spine and illuminates the mind. If there is ever an elevation of consciousness it is because the Kundalini has arisen. Within the science of Kundalini Yoga there is a Chant:
Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo, Namo,
Sarb Shakti, Sarb Shakti, Namo, Namo.
Pritham Bhagvate, Pritham Bhagvate, Namo, Namo.
Kundalini Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti Namo Namo, Adi Shakti.
(2) Where does one look these days to find his sexual identity? To the culture? The Culture as represented by what? By Time Magazine. According to the culture in which today's adolescents find themselves, it is all right to be just about anything—heterosexual, homosexual, transsexual, bisexual, asexual.
"In summer solstice in Elk, California, we had lined up in Tantric lines. This time there were over a thousand of us. The men had their palms on the foreheads of the women, and again, eyes were locked into eyes. The women pounded the men on the chest and chanted the mantra Sat Nam (God is infinite Truth) and the men simply responded in unison chanting Wahe Guru (an expression of ecstasy of experiencing Infinity). The women started out somewhat tentatively. Their Sat Nam's were weak and a little on the giddy side, but as the exercise progressed it became serious business. The blows to the chest became more forceful. Tears started to form, and many of the women were crying. And the men were just trying to keep calm . . . Satnam became almost deafening and there were definitely no longer any pulled punches. I felt that as men we were just paying back a little karma for all these sleazy bill boards. 'Hi, My name is Dolores, Fly me to Miami.' "


Kundalini Research Institute Newsletter 1 and 2 (page 23):
(1) Every woman should understand one thing. She should ask her husband to put his hand like this (see Figure 8 below) and check me all the way to the naval point:

If the navel point is out, you're in trouble. The moment the navel point is out of center, your menstruation cannot be right. And whenever you have physical intercourse, you cannot have a release, period! You may try,
(2) Massaging Woman's Breast and Man's Buttock page 25: K.R.I. Newsletter 1, 2 Alright, now I come to this crucial point. Ladies, you have got one problem. You should not get up from the bed without massaging your breasts. How many of you know that this has to be done? This is the only area where the nerve point of the life nerve, of the Ida and Pingla passes very near, and if you take your hand in this way in the morning, and massage this area for a couple of minutes, you will be very healthy and energetic. It is the grace of God to you and it is the privilege which man does not have. The buttock of the man and the breast of the woman is the same for this. A man cannot massage his buttocks. You know what they have to do? They have to get into the shoulder stand and lick their buttocks. That is equal to your massaging the breast. I am saying when you get up it is the beginning, the first exercise.
Kriyas and Meditations: K.R.I. Issue 4 and 5
1) Sat Kriya: "Sit on the heels and stretch the arms over the head so that the elbows hug the ears. Interlock all the fingers except the first ones which point straight up. Begin to chant Sat Nam emphatically in a constant rhythm of about eight times per second."
"Sat Kriya is fundamental to Kundalini Yoga and should be practiced every day for at least 3 minutes. Its effects are too numerous to be listed in detail. Sat Kriya strengthens the entire sexual system and stimulates its natural flow of energy. This relaxes phobias about sexuality. It allows you to control the insistent sexual impulse by re-channeling sexual energy to creative and healing activities in the body." (page 21)
2) Sex Energy Transformation, 12 funny poses given on page 38, 39, 40 In our culture, we are taught to view sex in terms of pleasure and reproduction. We are not educated in the need for moderation in sex in order to maintain our health and nerve balance. Sexual experience in the correct consciousness can give you the experience of God and bliss, but before that can ever occur you must charge your sexual batteries and possess a real potency. The seminal fluid is reabsorbed by the body if it is allowed to mature. Its essence or "Ojas" is transported into spinal fluid . . . About 90 percent of your sexual energy is used to repair and rejuvenate the organs of the body, (page 41)
3) Hunsani Meditation invented by Yogi Bhajan on 1/13/75: Sit in an easy pose with the spine straight. Make fists of both hands. Put both with back of palms towards you 6 to 8 inches in front of the brow point. Extend and press the thumb tips together until they become white. Fix the eyes on the white thumb . . . The early Christians used to practice this in the caves. It was one of the techniques mastered by Jesus when he studied Yoga in India. As you continue to meditate, you will reach a stage where the hands will become still and calm and the arms will start supporting themselves.
4) Smiling Buddha Kriya: Sit in an easy pose. Curl the ring and little fingers and press them down with the thumb keeping the first two fingers straight. Bring the arms up so the elbows are pushed back and a 30 degree angle is made between the upper arm and forearm.

Historically this is a very outstanding kriya. It was practiced by both Buddha and Christ. The great Brahman who taught him this kriya found him in a nearly starved and unhappy condition. Buddha was unable to walk after his 40 day fast under the fig tree. He began eating slowly. That great Brahman fed him and massaged him. When Buddha started smiling again, the Brahman gave him this one kriya to practice.
Jesus also learned this in his travels. It was the first of many that he practiced. If you love a man as great as he, it is important to practice what he practiced in order to earn his state of consciousness (page 36).
5) Beads Jan 1972: If you eat apples for three months this will make your ovaries relax and will make you fertile. There are also two kinds of saqua roots that may be made into tea or taken as birth control and, if the root is red it will prevent pregnancy and if it is green it will make you more fertile (page 16).
Divine intercourse should be fun. The entire lovemaking process should take six hours. The whole day should be special (page 18).
6) Kundalini Yoga: Resources and Information: Shakti Parwha's Notes:
** After intercourse if the woman is completely satisfied, the solarplexes are completely relaxed and her back is cold. Whose experience gentle and loving. Important to be affectionate but don't become attached to it and look for it or demand it (page 3).
** Sexual union like tantric yoga must be developed. Key word moderation (if too often semen doesn't get chance to go to pineal glands, age faster, if promiscuous, lower back trouble (page 50).
** American man—too fast orgasm because circumcised and semen must travel to top head (golden)
**Once a woman makes love, she is opened up and needs to be made love to once a month, she has let down all defenses (it leaves her never insecure)
**Shouldn't eat four hours before sexual intercourse (but can drink), after it eat light and nourishing (fruit, milk)

Author's Comments

Authorities on Sex, Tantra, Buddha, Jesus can say competently about the Tantric asanas of Yogi Bhajan mentioned in the foregoing pages. But from the point of view of Sikh philosophy and theology I would like to state that Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously. Every Sikh having even rudimentary knowledge of Sikhism, and even every non-Sikh scholar of Sikhism, would agree with me that Sikhs and Sikhism in America will go down the drain if these things continue to be practiced secretly or openly in the name of Guru Ram Das, and with sacred Sikh mantras as instruments of this type of Tantric Yoga which is extremely repulsive to Sikhism.

VI

Pituitary and Pineal Glands As Seats of Highest Spiritual Consciousness

The Sikh scriptures, the Adi Granth, contain over 500 hymns about the highest state of spiritual consciousness known as Param Pad, the Supreme State, Dasam Duar, the Tenth Seat of Consciousness, Turiya Pada, the Fourth State. Bhai Gurdas has written about 200 verses vividly describing this state in his Kabit Szoeyyas. The eminent mystic and saint, Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh, with whom the author was associated for about 25 years of his life, has written a book on Anhad Shabad—Dasam Duar (Unstruck Music and the Tenth Seat of Consciousness) which has gone into a number of editions, and in it he clearly describes the mystic path and the highest illumination. But Yogi Bhajan who claims to be an authority for the Western Hemisphere on the Sikhs and also perhaps on Sikhism, puts up a fantastic theory that Pituitary glands and Pineal glands are the highest seat of consciousness. We first give Yogi Bhajan's theories in his own words:

(1) KRIJournal, Summer 1975
"From the rectum to the vocal cord is known as the silver cord. From the neck to the top of the head is the passage. From the third eye to the pineal gland is the gold cord. To make energy rise in these cords and passages, you must apply hydraulic locks. You must put pressure.
"The pineal gland or seat of the soul does not work when the tenth gate (top of the head) is sealed, but if the pineal will secrete (when the Kundalini heat comes) your pituitary will act as radar, keeping the mind from negativity." (page 1)
(2) KRI Journal, May 1975, Issue 6, page 42
"It is written that in 40 days your entire consciousness within and without you will be known to you. Each morning you will get up to meditate in this state of consciousness. "The temples will start to pain. Then this vibratory impulse will move to the top of your head. You will start feeling a dripping; something will start secreting which has not secreted. The pineal gland is like a stone, but it radiates. When it radiates at 3to2 cycles to 4 cycles the awareness is increased and man can start using his brain capacity. From a normal capacity of 3% it can increase to 100%. It will give you the power to transmit energy to anyone you like and then you can help a lot of psychological and sociological phenomena." (page 42)

(3) Editorial Rejoinder to Dr Narinder Singh Kapany's Article
Guru Nanak and his successors freely made use of the terminology of Yoga in order to accurately describe the path of the Sikh in scientific terms:
There are nine doors, and nine doors are tasteless;
It is in the tenth door that the Ambrosial Elixir flows.
Show mercy, mercy unto me, my Beloved.
That I may drink God's Elixir through the Guru's Word.
Guru Ram Das (p 1323)

Here, the Fourth Guru describes in poetic language how, through meditation on the Word, "amrit" is secreted by the pineal gland (the tenth door). Sikh Dharma Brotherhood, Vol II, 3, Gurubanda Singh's article, page 2.

We could give dozens of other quotations. In the third quotation from Gurubanda Singh's article we can see how they can distort Gurbani (the Sacred hymns of the Gurus) to their own end. Nowhere does the Fourth Guru refer to any gland, least of all Pituitary glands or Pineal glands. Dasam Duar, the Tenth Seat of Consciousness, has nothing to do with any physical glands of the human body. We shall be discussing shortly the various distortions and misinterpretations of Sikh scriptures which 3HO theorists and their leader do, either out of sheer ignorance of the scriptures or deliberately. We shall first give the views of Medical Experts on Pituitary glands and Pineal glands, research work on which has been done for me very kindly by Dr Rajinder Kaur Chhokar M.D.
Views of the Medical Experts

The Function of Pituitary Glands. The Pituitary gland is a small structure—less than 1 cm in diameter and about 1/2 gram in weight, attached to the base of the brain and lying in a depression in the spheroid bone. It consists of four parts and three types of cells. Different functions have been attributed to, different parts. It has a controlling effect on all other ductless glands. Six very important hormones plus several less important ones are secreted by the anterior pituitary and two important hormones are secreted by the posterior pituitary. Some hormones stimulate the adrenal glands and others stimulate the sex glands. Some hormones raise blood sugar and act upon the pancreas and parathyroid. Secretion from the posterior lobes controls the rate of water excretion into the urine and it also helps to deliver milk from the glands of the breast to the nipples during sucking. It sometimes raises blood pressure by some sort of action on blood vessels. Over-activity leads to Gigantism. Disturbances of the Pituitary gland lead to physical disorders such as premature senility, extreme wasting, development of painful overgrowth of fat, and various disturbances of growth and sexual development.
The Function of Pineal Glands. The Pineal gland is a small reddish structure situated on the upper part of the mid-brain, resembling a Pine cone. Its function is unknown. In the lower vertebrate animals like lizards an imperfect structure like the third eye is found, but it is not there in human beings. In man it reaches the greatest development by the age of seven and then it slowly regresses. Dr Richard J Wurtman M.D. In Textbook of Endocrinology writes;

“The pineal has undergone marked changes as vertebrates have evolved from amphibians to mammals. The amphibian pineal is a photo receptor which sends information to the brain; the mammalian pineal is an endocrine organ which has no direct connection to the central system and whose metabolism is controlled by environment lighting via an indirect pathway. It secretes Mala-tonin which acts via the brain and perhaps directly depresses the rate of gonadal maturation. Mala-tonin is secreted into the blood and apparently acts on the brain to influence several physiological processes that share a tendency towards time dependency; these include the onset of puberty, ovulation, and sleep. Considerable information is available about the factors that control pineal function: much less is known about the uses to which the body puts Mala-tonin and other possible pineal secretions. Tumors that destroy the pineal organ often cause precocious puberty in young boys, and tumors that are able to synthesize Mala-tonin may inhibit gonadal function.” [p 839]

Conclusion

The reader can now seriously reflect on the technology of their own brand of Simrin (Contemplation) and scientific approach of 3HO brand of Sikh Dharma, which no Sikh theologian or mystic has ever accepted. Nor can any intelligent man knowing something about medical science and mysticism ever accept such absurdities. By saying that the Pineal gland is Dasam Duar, the tenth seat of consciousness, where according to Sikh scriptures one can visibly see the Light of God, Yogi Bhajan and his uncritical followers express their ignorance of the real functions of the Pineal gland and the Pituitary bodies, and of the mysticism of the Sikh Religion, which is in no way concerned with any endocrine glands.

VII
Distortion of Sikh Scriptures And Copyright Translations

Yogi Bhajan takes care that his journals and propaganda sheets are not sent to intelligent and educated Sikhs. They are circulated mainly to his followers who are expected to accept his utterances as inspired and prophetic teachings. The 3HO Writers (about four or five of them) start writing everything with the words: "Yogi Bhajan says ..." and no matter how unreasonable, illogical and self-contradictory may be his speeches and statements, they must believe it as oracular truth or be damned by his curses. Even if their Pituitary and Pineal glands are beyond the grasp of their perception and awareness, they must pretend that their inhaling and exhaling exercises ranging from 3-32 minutes duration trickle down ambrosia.
They even go a step further. To suit their utterly false mystical theories and practices and falsely relate them to Sikh scriptures, they do not hesitate to misquote, twist the translations and falsify copyright works. It is generally believed that the Devil can quote scriptures, but the Devil has been known to be quoting them correctly, though with the intentions of rationalizing his activities. Yogi Bhajan and his theorists have not even cared to quote scriptures correctly. Their ability to distort published material can be judged from the few references given below only from one article written by Premka Kaur and published in Beads 29, 30, dated March 1976. All the quotations in their distorted form are from this article published on pages 38 and 39:

(1) Premka Kaur's Distorted version
sant charan darao mathe chandna greh hoe andharae, sant prasad kamal bigasa gobind bhajao pekh narae.
Meditate on the feet of the Satguru at the brow chakra
(third eye point) The pituitary will secrete and man sees the inner light. The Satguru will open the heart chakra, center of divine compassion then repeating God's Name you will receive His vision
(p 1301, p 4293 M.M.S.)

Manmohan Singh's Correct version
Lay the saint's feet on your forehead and your dark home
shall be illumined. By the saint's grace, the heart lotus blooms. Seeing the God Lord near, meditate ye on Him.
(p 1301, p 4293 M.M.S.)

Author's Comments:

The reader will note that Premka Kaur has not only changed the whole translation and put it into 3HO Tantric jargon but distorted the original version of the author from the first word to the last. Only Yogi Bhajan's ace-disciples could do such an illegal thing involving infringement of an author's copyright and damaging his reputation by imputing to him ideas and concepts which he never dreamed of, and which he never accepted. I knew Sardar Manmohan Singh, and the moment I saw this translation in print—pituitary glands and pineal glands, the chakras of divine compassion, the third eye point—I realized that these trite platitudes have been thrust upon Manmohan Singh's translation. This is exactly what Guru Arjan's rivals, who were condemned by Bhai Gurdas as Minas (Highway Robbers) did with the original Gurbani of Adi Granth.
(2) Premka Kaur's version
sukhman nari sahaj samani pivae pivan hara, Aodhu mera man matvara,
Unmad choda madan ras chakhia tribhavan baia ujiara
The Sukhman (central channel for kundalini energy) is in balance (between prana and apana) and the drinker drinks the wine (kundalini shakti) With this wine my soul is intoxicated.
When that wine ascends to the brain, man tastes not the relish (worldly attachments) and sees the three worlds clearly.
(p 939, p 3178 M.M.S.)


Manmohan Singh's Translation
The wind pipe, Sukhmana by Name is merged in equipoise
and soul the drinker, quaffs this wine.
O Yogi, with this wine my soul is intoxicated.
(p 939, p 3178 M.M.S.)

Author's Comments

Once again Premka Kaur starts making alterations from the very first word and introduces Kundalini, prana, apana, Kundalini shakti and what not. If the Sikh scriptures and the existing English translations do not support a word of their Tantric jargon, they can force it to present acceptability by the art of distortion and misrepresentation.
(3) Premka Kaur's version
Kundalini surjhi satsangat Parmanand Guru mukh macha
Associating with the saints their Kundalini radiates
and through the Supreme Guru they enjoy the Supreme Bliss.
(p 1402, p 4634 M.M.S.)

Manmohan Singh's Translation
Associating with the saints their mind's tongue is opened and through the Supreme Guru they enjoy the Lord of Supreme bliss.
(p 1402, p 4634)

Author's Comments

Once again we note that the Translator does not mention anything about the Kundalini radiating. This line is generally quoted by 3HO people to suggest that the Guru's believed that the Kundalini can be awakened only by the technique suggested by Yogi Bhajan. This and other hymns to be discussed presently are by Bard Poets who were from birth trained in Vedic studies and Hindu traditions, but after years of search they received spiritual enlightenment at the feet of Guru Amar Das. They lived up to the time of Guru Arjan and as eye witnesses they described the mystic personalities of the Gurus and the illumination they achieved. The complete verse and its translation in the correct idiom is as follows:
jinhu bat niscal Dhrua jani tei jiv kal te baca
tin tario samundr rudr khin
ik meh, jalhar bimb jugat jag raca
kundalini surjhi sat sangat, parmanand Guru mukh maca Siri Guru Sahib sabh upar man bac kram seviai saca
Those persons who have accepted the Word of the Guru for inspired meditation with as steadfast determination as did Dhruva, after whom the Pole star was named, they are saved from the noose of death. They swim across the fearful ocean of this world in a moment. They realize the world to be a passing cloud, and begin to visualize the world as a passing cloud. In the companionship of the divine lovers of Truth, Kundalini, is naturally awakened, and the supreme state of infinite bliss is naturally attained through the Guru's Word. The Glorious Guru is the Lord of all. The True Lord should be served with mind, speech and actions.
Adi Granth, p 1402 Bard Gyand
Bard Gyand makes it clear here that no yoga, no asanas are necessary for awakening the Kundalini, which is considered the be all and end all of Yoga techniques in Hatha Yoga. On this path of-Simon (contemplation of the Name of God according to Sikh mystical traditions), it is naturally awakened; Not only that but also the highest spiritual state of bliss and enlightenment is achieved by His grace if a disciple lives according to the Sikh discipline with loyalty and faith which pervades his mind, speech and soul.
The word Kundalini is used only once in the whole of Adi Guru Granth by Bard Poet Gyand. The Gurus used the word Bhuyangam meaning Serpent power. The Gurus criticize all Yogic methods of controlling and awakening the Kundalini and they say that Enlightenment and bliss cannot be attained by these yogic asanas and mere awakening of the Kundalini. Here are a few comments by the Gurus:
(A) I have recited and studied the Vedas; I have performed nauli-dhoti karma of cleaning the intestine; I have awakened and controlled Kundalini (Serpent power) but still I have not been able to get rid of the five lower passions. I am still ensnared by egoism. My beloved friend, you cannot meet the Lord in this way. I have made many efforts. At last I have fallen at the door of the true Enlightener and begged him to give Wisdom and Light to my mind and soul.
Adi Granth, Guru Arjan, p 641
(B) It is I, it is me, boasts he, And in this egoism he is ensnared. You cannot meet the Beloved in this way He has performed eighty four asanas Of Yogis adept in Yoga techniques. He has thus wasted his years. He aims to prolong his life. But he dies and would be born again and again. Alas, he has not sought the companionship of the Lord.
Adi Granth, Guru Arjan, Sorath, p 642
(C) I have performed nauli-dhauti karma (of cleaning intestine), I have inflamed and awakened the Serpent Power [Kundalini: Bhuyangam) by Pranayama practice of inhaling (purak), retention (kumbhak), exhaling (rechak). Without the divine Wisdom of the True Guru no spiritual realization can be attained. By such practices one wanders in wilderness of delusion and drowns himself in the error. The spiritually blind cleans his body from inside by filling and emptying air, but he can never thereby clean the inner dirt and pollution within him. Without contemplation of His Name with devotion all yogic techniques and ritual cleaning of body from within are useless. They are like jugglers who perform deceptive tricks.
Adi Granth, Guru Nanak, Prabhati, p 1343 line 8-21
(D) Friend, you cannot attain any peace whatsoever by nauli-dhauti (cleaning the digestive system) and by becoming adept in eighty-four yogic asanas. For many many years, you have recited the mantras (Jap) and did penance through Yogic sadhana, and wandered about (the holy places and teachers). Even for a moment you have not attained peace. O Yogi, your mind still wanders away in craze for passions.
Adi Granth, Majh V, p 98


Premka Kaur has summed up her views on Kundalini in the article under discussion {Beads, 29, 30) as follows, and these words are one way or the other repeated in all their major articles in which they aim to rationalize their Tantric practices: "In this perfect ecstasy of Wahe-Guru a being glows and his Kundalini rises from the base of his spine to the top of his head to the pineal gland. The pineal gland radiates and the pituitary gland secretes. The Pineal gland is the Dasam Duar or the Tenth Gate. This experience is the real Yoga and without this experience there is no Sikh Dharma because Dharma is based upon experience of this occurrence."
This statement of Premka Kaur, inspired probably by her Master Bhajan Yogi, is undiluted nonsense and shows that neither she, nor her Master, have had any real mystical and spiritual experience as revealed in the Sikh scriptures and the Sikh Path. As has been proved in the foregoing pages, there is not an atom of truth in this statement. If this statement is the key to Premka and her Master's understanding of Sikh Dharma, then I am afraid they have not understood the ABCs of Sikh religion and mysticism. All these inane and stupid notions about Pineal glands being the Dasam Duar (Tenth Seat of Consciousness)have absolutely no place in Sikh scriptures and no place in Sikh theology and mysticism. The Dasam Duar is the highest state of transcendent vision of God, where the Light of God is visibly seen in all its infinite aspects. If Yogi Bhajan and Premka Kaur are sure that their Pituitary and Pineal glands are giving out some extraordinary secretions they should get them examined by some competent medical scientist, and help the cause of science if not of mysticism. This bluff-mysticism has no place in Sikhism, at least.
It is a pity that this senseless article was reprinted by Sikh Sansar in their Theology Number (Vol 6, 1) probably because they did not have anything better to print. It is a matter of extreme regret that half a dozen learned members of the Editorial Board of Sikh Sansar have not been able to do any editorial checking of the article. Either they have never cared to read the Adi Guru Granth and Bhai Gurdas intelligently all their lives, in which there are hundreds of hymns clearly revealing the mystical experiences of Dasam Duar or they were so badly in need of material that they considered any trash to be better than nothing. I would feel honored if Dr Narinder Singh Kapany, the Chief Editor, and about half a dozen learned Editors could be good enough to tell me what is theologically correct in this article, which is full of criminal distortion of Gurbani and other people's translations, and an open insult to Sikh mysticism and scriptures.

VIII

Misinterpretation of the Sikh Ideal
of Raj-Yoga: Political and Spiritual Sovereignty

Patanjali's Yoga has been called Raja Yoga (Kingly or Royal Yoga) by Vivekananda and other great savants. Later on, every school of Yoga started applying this term to their own school of Yoga. So in Yoga literature this term simply means Royal Yoga or the Chief and outstanding Yoga. Yogi Bhajan applies it to his own brand of Yoga. Sikhism is not a school of Yoga, and as we have seen, it is highly critical of many Yoga systems, and positively the antithesis of Tantric Yoga. But Yogi Bhajan's theorists who are expert in distorting scriptures and translations employ the same trick on the interpretation of Raja Yoga also:

(1) Premka Kaur's distorted version
Raj jog takhat dian Guru Ram Das. The throne of Raja Yoga was given to Guru Ram Das forever.
p 1399, p 4621 M.M.S.


Manmohan Singh's Correct Translation
Guru Amardas has blessed Guru Ram Das with the secular and spiritual throne.

Author's Comments
Premka Kaur has again taken illegal steps to attribute to Manmohan Singh her own translation, with a motive that is quite clear. The complete text and translation of the verse states that "First it was Nanak Chand who brought to the world Light and Wisdom and then he gave his Sovereign powers and wealth to Angad who gave them to Amardas who gave this throne (gaddi) or Raj-Yoga [Miri Piri) to Guru Ram Das.

(2) Premka Kaur's distorted version
Guru Arjan kaluchare tain raj jog ras janio
O Guru Arjan, thou knowest the essence of Raj Yoga.
(p 1408, p 4652 M.M.S.)

Manmohan Singh's correct version
Says Kali,

Shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari!

by Rumilet Verdecia ⌂ @, Sunday, June 06, 2010, 07:27 (4033 days ago) @ Prabhu Singh Khalsa

Dear Gurusant Singh

Sat Sri Akal

These pictures are totally shocking. I can't believe these pictures. What an ugly looking baboon.

If my memory serves me right, the battle at the banks of the Attock river was one of the greatest battles in Sikh history. As the Sikh army lead by General Nalwa turned northward to conquer Afganistan, Moslems from India, Afganistan and Persia gathered to stop the attempt by the Sikhs to conquer Afganistan. Among these were Ghazis, very fanatical muslims from Persia. Maharajah Ranjit Singh realizing that the battle was absolutely critical summoned Phula Singh, The Akali, to come with his Army Of Nihangs (Crocodiles in Persian) - the suicide warriors of the Sikhs.

And so the armies gathered by the river Attock for the showdown,

Now it so happened that there was a lowly foot soldier in the employ of the King's Sikh army named Ram Singh. Seeing the horrendous battle and carnage ahead, he threw his rifle away and ran away from his post. Travelling back to The Punjaub he opened up a small ashram or dera and started teaching PEACE AND LOVE like that other baboon - Siri Chand, the son of Guru Nanak Ji, who when he was denied the Throne of Sikhi tried to split the religion down the middle. Anyways it was this monkey Ram Sing who started this heretical sect of Namdharis.

Now we all know where this ugly namdhari coward gets the courage to call himself an 11th guru - it's that huge 1 million army behind him that fills his belly with courage.

And what happened to The Akali, he was wounded thrice in the battle but each time he was patched up and went into the thick of battle. The third time The Akali was wounded, it was grievous and he could not mount his Stallion. He then commanded that he be mounted on an elephant and the Elephant sent onto the battlefield. A moslem sharpshooter seeing The Akali on the Elephant shot him down.

At a certain point in time one becomes sickened of COWARDS preaching mystification and idolatry.

Lastly I do not understand Prabhu Kumar's statement that your life can be in danger. Sikhs love Heroes - which is what you are.


Yours very respectfully

Rumilet Verdecia

Shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari!

by Amrita KAUR @, The Punjaab, Monday, June 07, 2010, 08:35 (4032 days ago) @ Rumilet Verdecia

Thank you for throwing light on this.I absolutely agree we need courageous people like Gurusant and yourself to call a stone a stone.

You may be unpolular with the 3HO but the whole Sikh Nation is by your sides.

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa
Waheguruji ki FATEH!!

Amrita KAUR

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