What do You Give to St. Francis?

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Excerpt from the book The Master’s Touch: On Being a Sacred Teacher for the New Age, published by KRI

Yesterday I went to St. Francis’s place. They asked me to do a prayer. I did a prayer. I want you to join with me in that prayer. The rhythm is important.

I offer Thee my ego. Grant me Your light.

Ego against light. Ego against light. Ego against light.

I offer Thee my ego. Grant me Thy light.

Ego against light. Ego against light. Ego against light.

Amigo, Amigo, Amigo. Thank you.

What do you give to St. Francis? Give him your troubles. Go home in peace. What is the idea of coming to Assisi?

Dukh parhar sukh ghar lai jaa-eh. 

You will then obtain joy in your mind and throw away your pain.

-Guru Nanak, Siri Guru Granth Sahib, page 2 (from the 5th pauri of Japji Sahib)

Give your discomforts to God, and take happiness home. It is the happiness which you can share, not the troubles. God is interested in your troubles. People are not.

People are not interested in your complaints, your tragedies, and in your miseries. Out of sympathy and apathy, they will listen to you for a while, but after a while, I tell you, people will avoid you. People just want you to be with them with love and affection and elevation. They don’t want too much; they don’t want too little. You as Teachers should be forewarned. Just be slow, steady, dependable and honorable in character. Your smiles and your sweetness can win the world. If you have sweet manners and language, you can rule the whole world. It’s up to you.

~Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan

©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

From The Master’s Touch: On Being a Sacred Teacher for the New Age, “Class 11: Life is a Gift,” by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D. Kundalini Research Institute. 1997.


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