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Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogi Ji
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Lecture on: 12/01/1983
Category: Class Lectures
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Guru's Grace

There was once a teacher who taught about thirty or forty people. They all qualified and so one day he told them he was going to give them Guru’s blessing.

So he brought them into the city and he let them see everything and they freaked out. In other words, he wanted to change their consciousness for awhile. So they had ice cream and cookies and whatever they desired. And then one day he rented a suite on the thirtieth story of a building. One-by-one he asked them to come into the room.

When they entered that room, he asked them if they felt that they had learned from him and whether they were prepared to demonstrate that they had sufficiently understood. When the student replied that he had learned, then he further asked:

“Do you think that according to what I have taught you, you can obey me?”

The first student replied: “Yes sir.”

“Then jump out of that window.”

Now everybody knew that they had come up by elevator and they were on the thirtieth floor. So how can he jump out of that window?

He said: “That window? Sir, I’ll die!”

Teacher said: “All right, don’t die, go into that room.”

So everybody had the same situation and the same request. All of them ended up in that room. And when they went in that room, they looked out the window and they were shocked to see that out of that window there was a platform on which there was a net to catch the person. So they were shocked and cursing themselves that they hadn’t done it.

Finally, the last student came, and the teacher asked him: “Did I teach you? Do you understand the world and can you do what I say?”

The student replied: “Yes sir.”

And he went straight out the window and was caught by that net and he was all right. He just laughed. The net had an automatic system which put him right into that room where all the others had gone.

So Guru doesn’t discriminate, he sent all into the same room, though one of them had qualified. All others in the room were duly disqualified. The room was the same. That’s called Guru’s Grace. It’s a very delicate subject.

1983 YB Teachings, LLC
Above Article Copyright Yogi Bhajan 2002. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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