Excerpt of Lecture by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D. – June 18th, 2001 – Ram Das Puri, NM, USA
You must know you have radiance. Even in the worst circumstances, you want to radiate, to look beautiful, be successful and be trusted and loved. Your radiant body is important. The tragedy is, you do not know how beautiful you are! Once you discover your own beauty you become givers. Beauty is innocent and bright. Every human has to have his armor, the radiant body, shining. To polish the radiant body is a very polite and light and simple thing to do. When we spend a few minutes every day in peace and tranquility, we become radiant in our lives.
Very few people can say very few things to very few people. You believe you can say everything to everybody whenever you choose. But you cannot. As a radiant body shines on everybody, it also protects everybody. lt does not let things in. You have ten bodies. This physical body is just one. There are three mental bodies–negative, positive and neutral, and the arc body, the auric body, the pranic body and, last of all, your shield, the radiant body.
Let us prepare ourselves for the Age of Aquarius. Let us use different techniques to be in bliss. Let us uplift everybody. Let us understand God has created us for a purpose. Let us start complimenting rather than complaining. And let us not be like mummies, all wrapped up! Ancient, ancient, ancient souls, wrapped up with the cloth of thoughts and the wax of ego! You are destined to become masters, and you are master of your good luck, your best self and your radiant body.
We are preparing ourselves for the times to come. As the Aquarian Age is setting in, our psyche and sensory system are changing, and we are changing. What should be the foremost powerful and beautiful body-the radiant body, needs to be polished. Armors are to be shined, and we are to become again the soldiers of Divine Light. ~Siri Singh Sahib Ji
So, how do we discover our own beauty? How do we prepare ourselves for the Age of Aquarius and the times to come? How do we uplift ourselves and everyone around us?
By polishing our 10 bodies, so our Divine Light can shine through. By doing our daily Sadhana practice.
Here are a few quotes by Siri Singh Sahib Ji about what Sadhana is and the benefits of Sadhana:
The greatest reward of doing Sadhana is the person becoming incapable of being defeated. Sadhana is a self- victory and it is a victory over time and space. When you have to get up for Sadhana it is a defeat (of your ego) in itself because, you don’t want to get up. When you get up, it is a victory over time and when you do it, it’s a victory over space. That’s what Sadhana is. Sadhana is only for you. Sadhana is a self-victory. Through Sadhana you can defeat your all miseries, misfortunes and handicaps. It’s a personal thing, it does not relate to anybody else. ~ 7/7/1981
Sadhana means spiritual practice. It is the 10% of our time that we give to God in the Ambrosial Hours of the morning. The radiance of your spirit can be measured according to how the name of God vibrates within you and around you. If your sadhana is perfect, your spirit will be high. If you have forgotten to chant the name of God, you will be in the doldrums. If you become low & depressed, it is only because you have not warmed up your machine in the morning, you have not done your spiritual practice.
SADHANA – Communicating With Your Soul. Sadhana is nothing but where a disciplined one, with love, talks to one’s own soul. Is nothing but where one cleans his own mind. Sadhana is nothing but where one prepares for the day to become kind and compassionate for everyone, including the enemies. ~ 7/26/1990
Try to engage your mind in sadhana. Try to get up in the early morning. Try to understand that the time is now and now is the time. Those who feel they love God are fine, but those who get up in the morning for sadhana, God loves them. God created this whole universe just to love. God has a special time available to each of us – when you rise in the 2 ½ hours before the rise of the sun, the ambrosial hours, and synchronize your mind and heart to praise God, God listens. God feels it so much and falls in love with you so much, that it seems unbelievable. In return that Creator touches you with vastness and cleanses your mind. You become fearless, innocent, and pure.
Sadhana (consistent spiritual practice) is not a miracle. It is just imprinting the molecules in an elevated form. ~ 2/15/1999
SADHANA (Spiritual Practice) – Communicating With Your Soul. Sadhana is nothing but where a disciplined one, with love, talks to one’s own soul; is nothing, but where one cleans his own mind. Sadhana is nothing, but where one prepares for the day to become kind and compassionate for everyone, including the enemies. ~7/26/1990
Getting up for sadhana in the morning is totally a selfish act – for personal strength, for personal intuition, for personal sharpness, for personal discipline, and overall for personal absolute prosperity. ~5/14/1989
“Three virtues of Sadhana: 1) When you have your own mind under your control, intuition will give you all the knowledge of the world. 2)When you have control of your mind through your social and structural facets, you have the answer to everything. 3) When you have control of your own mind, you can see the soul and God right within you.”