by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji
Excerpts from a lecture given on July 11, 1997
Today a very funny thing happened. While we were enjoying the music program, a very mischievous little bird flew in, and nibbled at certain people's feet. He ate a Wahe Guru Chew, then peaches— you name it. He stayed until the end of the song, and then flew away. Fearless bird.
They say birds carry high grade souls. Do you know that? Birds carry high grade souls in calm and quiet; angels are sometimes in their wings. But man is not true to anything. Man just kills birds, kills animals, kills fish. Ultimately man kills his own stock. In each war we have lost more than twenty million people. Still, we have not learned.
It doesn't matter how many courses I teach, or what I say to you, because ingrained in you is the one power that "I want to be."
Now let me tell you some very simple words so that we may not have to prolong the discussion. "I want to be. I want to be secure. I want everything for me."
You are not by yourself. You are not for yourself. You do not have the time for yourself, and you don't have a space for yourself. But I am just asking you one question: How far will your "I" work? Just give it a thought. I am not saying that you must not be macho and do whatever you want to do, but how long will you survive?
Three lines can decide it: "I am a woman. I have a destiny. I have to cover the distance."
You are there because you are there. "I want" is not the question. "I am" is the question. And three lines can decide it: "I am a woman. I have a destiny. I have to cover the distance."
"I am a woman." Acknowledge it. You don't. You don't acknowledge it. Do you acknowledge that you are a woman? Sometimes? What do you mean sometimes? You are a woman. There is no "sometimes." Acknowledge you are a woman and don't qualify it: "I am a beautiful woman; I am an ugly woman; I am a wise woman; I am an unwise woman." Do not put any adjective to it. Keep it pure. "I am a woman."
If you say anything other than that, you disqualify yourself. Now, you want to have sex, and you want to have a relationship, and you want to have children, and all that. Just remember if you are a female, the psyche will connect at the same frequency to give you all the provisions and effects. But if you use your emotions, your feelings and your tricks, you'll end up in a wrong place. Period.
Do you understand what your problem as a woman is? Woman is a living, organic psyche. Woman is not a machine for intercourse, or a baby machine, or a servant to "his highness, the husband." There is no such thing in a woman. Woman is a living psyche—vibrating, organic, original. All she has to remember is to live in the consciousness of: "I am a woman."