“Life is to be lived. Life is a given gift. Atma, the soul, takes the body. The distance of life is covered by destiny and challenged by fate. That’s how it goes. There are no two ways about it.
There are some people who live life by making their security just the earth—the here and now. They box themselves in. They feel insecure. They feel irrelevant to the environments if they are not secure. And their security is very important to them. So they box themselves in and it’s kind of a prison.
Whereas atma, the pranic shakti*, is also a prisoner of the ribcage. It breathes in and out. It can go in and out. But when a person with his ego boxes himself in because of his insecurity, then there’s no place to go in and out. Then a person goes deeper and deeper, layer by layer, and enslave’s one’s atma—one’s self. Then that person does not have any sensitivity to feel others. All they want to know is whether or not their security is secure. Now, there are other people who live a life of mission. They live a life to love everybody. They are smiling. They are beautiful. They support everybody.”
You know, you have your life. You can live. You can have all that you need, and that is destined. But if you want more, you can only get it if you open yourself. Open your doors. A person has to open his heart to others. It is not necessary to try to predominate or dominate other people. Your one beautiful smile, and one, “Hello, how are you?” or “Sat Nam,”—there is so much good it can do, even to a person who doesn’t know you. But to do that, you have to put in your investment. You have to move towards the psyche of another person. You have to show that you are the beloved of the Lord and you are here to live a life for everybody. And this is unlimited. Whatever life is given to you by the pranic energy is unlimited.
It is not necessary that you will die and you will be forgotten. There are human examples to show us. Guru Nanak came in the physical body, lived, talked, preached, helped others, elevated everybody. Then he was ever with us, now he is with ever us. Nobody forgot him when he was alive. Nobody forgets him now. In the Sikh way of life, there is no secret.
*Pranic shakti: the creativity and power given to the being through the breath.
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MANTRA TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
Sit in a meditative pose.
11 times a day.
Chant this brief shabad, Basant Kee Vaar, by Guru Arjan
“Take the Name of the Creator God and be healthy. Opportunities will come.”
~as translated by Yogi Bhajan
Listen to 11 repetitions of the Har Ka Nam – Millionaire Mantra by Guru Darbar Singh Khalsa:
Listen to Basant Ki Vaar by Pritpal Singh Khalsa, which includes the Millionaire Mantra as the chorus:
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In the book Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance, Lectures and Meditations from the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan:
Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance. Lectures and Meditations from the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga. He had a unique perspective on how to achieve success–everything comes from within you. This book contains more than 15 lectures and 40 kriyas and meditations to give you the practical techniques to become more peaceful, more bountiful, more joyous and more giving. Three keys to Success and the Spirit: 1) Know who you are 2) Allow everything to come to you 3) share it with others!
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