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Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogi Ji
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Lecture on: 08/01/2001
Category: Class Lectures
Location: Espanola, NM

The Self-Sensory System of the Aquarian Age

In the next 12 to 14 years you will be needed by the world. It does not matter who one is today, or to whom one belongs; peoples’ minds are going to go empty. In the Piscean Age, the main need was for knowledge, for creative legacy. That’s why in the Piscean Age sex was taboo; it was monitored, matured, glorified. Sex and sensuality were considered the primary attractions. Beauty was physical, and people pursued each other. Sexual intercourse was the orientation of relationship, and it reached the point of obnoxious duality; perversion became very prominent.
But the time is changing; people are looking toward fulfillment of the self through purity and piety, individuality, and reality. They don’t want to practice duality anymore. Sex will not be the attraction. A sensory system will develop, a new system in which the individual will find him or herself complete.
Communication will be humongous. Everybody will have access to all knowledge. With the push of a button you will be able to get any information you want. The whole world will be at your disposal. The obsession with sex will have no place. One will not look for satisfaction through physical intercourse. It will be automatic that one will find satisfaction through the self-sensory system, which people will develop in the coming 50 years. The foundation is being laid now because the cusp period is 1991 to 2012 for the Age of Pisces to go and for the Age of Aquarius to come. We have already gone through 9 of these 21 years.
What is this personal sensory system? There will be no need for cosmetic makeup. People will be open, straight, simple, and their beauty will be internal, not external. Men and women are going to reach out with such dignity, such devotion, such an elevated, loftiness of self, and the beauty of the human character will be so bewitching, that not only will the ones who are willing be enjoying and realizing, but also their realization will be so profound that no destructive temptation by another person will work.

The Piscean Age was the ugliest age—an era in which the female was rooted out from her roots and exploited to the brink and to the brim by men. The male/female relationship didn’t have any strength. It didn’t have any character. It didn’t have any taste. So females in the past century gave birth to some of the most fearful, insecure, impotent, or oversexed men, and sexual disorder was worse than ever before in the past 3,000 years.
Sexually most men were inferior; they did not have the power of endurance. They could not carry the love and polarity of the female. In other words, they could not become a unit. Their sexual habits were so shallow that the Akashic record did not even record them. Men were the product of being worthless and useless; their sexual intimacy had no depth.

The men whom you called great in the last century wanted to indulge in the power of destruction. That’s why we created the atom bomb, the hydrogen bomb, smart bombs, we had two wars, and we killed more people in the name of religion than anything else. And religion did not become reality, but an ugly fanaticism.

The ironic thing that happened in this last century is that man started finding God outside himself. Man forgot that God is the working God, “Karta Purkh,” which Nanak, the first Sikh Guru, said works and breathes in us. It’s part of us; it’s not separate. We were blind to God’s presence everywhere.
Today we have become limited, small, squeezed to a point of just physical existence. We have little quality, quantity, character, and commitment. Our character is mostly inconsistent. We often say things that are not true. We truthfully say things that are not true. We dramatically say things that are not true.

We do the most detrimental thing on this planet. In order to build a tower that surrounds the individual—like adding to how many houses, how many boyfriends, how much money we have—we end up on dirt, a termite heap of dirt.

In character we have become very shallow. We talk about how many TV sets we have, how much bigger our TV set is, how many cars we have. You won’t hear a person talking about how much satisfaction, how much containment, how much contentment, how much character, or how much realization he has.

What you hear these days is, “Who had sex with whom? Who wants who? Who chased who? Who is nude? Who is more nude?” Do you understand? There’s a competition going on. You see our magazines; it’s a human joke. When a race of humans starts making a mockery of themselves openly and obnoxiously, nothing is sacred. So this is the state of affairs, and it has to go on for 12 more years of this cusp period. And it will be bad for us.
My idea to present this to you is that many of you will try to reach out to help people or to help yourselves, and you will have something to understand. It’s called “building the foundation of the New Age.”

The Age of Aquarius will be the Age of experience in which people of experience will be liked, respected, worshipped, talked to, and understood. It’s not a matter of how old you are or how young you are or how white you are or how black you are.

Religion, as it has been known, has become absolutely obsolete. In the past 5000 years religion has been teaching you to redeem your soul. The soul is already redeemed. What you should redeem is your being not true to your words, not true to your commitment, not true to your character. That’s what you should redeem.

The majority of people in the world are nothing but show business. You put on a show. And today even spirituality is nothing but a show. No human believes that they are a fact of life, a fact of existence, that they are real, that they are born in the image of God. The most magnificent Allah, most infinite God Jehovah, the most pure wise Lord Buddha, whatever you want to call God, has created you in His own image. So God in the New Age is called He-She-It: He, She, and It. Understand that this is the totality of God.

The fact is that there is nothing more beautiful, more worthy, or more conscious than you.The time has come for self-value. And the question is not “To be or not to be.” The statement is “To be, to be.” “I AM, I am.” The time has come not to search for God, but to be God. The time is not to worship God, but to trust and dwell in the working God.

As this is coming through me, it is cleansing me. If you are not listening and only hearing, you are not getting it. But if you are listening, it will go into you. You have to come to the awareness of how bad and unfortunate it is that we have made this world as ugly as possible —and how beautiful, actually, God created it. We are purely enemies of God, because God within us is in pain, and there is no God outside us. Each one is the manifestation of God, so it won’t work to create God by making a stone God. Every grain of sand is God. We have to have our subtle body, our sophisticated self, to see it.

In reality, you are a bunch of molecules living by the pranic body. You are nothing more, nothing less. As long as the psyche will not merge in you in equal balance, you will have no awareness. Human existence is a combination of the pranic body and the energy of the psyche (which is the universe—Prakritee the creation) in proportion. When you have that state of mind, you are clean and clear. You stop searching; you start practicing. The oddness in you becomes even, and your flow becomes as vast as the universe—and sometimes beyond the universe. You have the authentic reach to yourself. I don’t want anybody because I want everybody. This concept is very difficult. I don’t want to be “I.” I don’t want to be “we.” I want to be “just as it is.” And my run is with the flow of the psyche of the universe as it takes me, as it moves me, as it desires me. Men and women will stop cutting corners and come to a real existence. And it will not be long from now.

Any person who thinks he is great may be nothing, because the information age is so powerful, and so knowable, and so acknowledgeable, and so understandable, that nothing can work. We will not be competent to cheat each other, but we can help and deal with each other as equals. There’s no beautiful, no ugly.

The love of existence, of our lives, and of our breathing will be in need of the flow of the psyche in us; therefore, we can be a real combination of self within the self. And the sensory system that will develop automatically out of us will be our archangel protecting us and glorifying us.

Those who hustle and hassle and move and want will suffer. They will not get what they want. Now the time has come that we will have a meditative mind to wait and see what comes to us. Our minds will direct us to work toward the right channels. And we will meet the right people.

Our future is now, and our presence is our purity. We don’t have to purify ourselves; we are pure. We simply have to stop making it ugly by diversion, by concoctions, by stories, and by creating meaningless romance and fantasy, and imagining things that are zero. We’ll master ourselves through our service, through our character, through our commitment, and through the most powerful thing that we have—our grace. Our individual grace is the most wanted quality today. And our projection, which will give us satisfaction, fulfillment, and exaltation, is our nobility. We will act nobly, graciously, kindly, and compassionately. These are our essential features.

Our creativity will be our sensory system. And through this sensory system we will be overflowing with energy, touching the hearts of people and feeling their feeling, and filling their emptiness. We will act gratefully and our flow will fulfill the gratefulness in the hearts of others. It will be a new relationship. We will create a new humanity that will have the new sensory system, and thus we will establish the Age of Aquarius. This is the fundamental character you have to learn by heart.

Meditation to Develop the Self-Sensory System
Point the Jupiter finger (forefinger) of the right hand straight up toward the sky with the thumb and other fingers and thumb closed in a fist with the right elbow bent and relaxed at the side. The left hand is placed flat over the heart center (center of the chest). Now listen to the preceding lecture recorded in your own voice.

2000 YB Teachings, LLC

The Sensory Human
February 4, 2001
Everywhere we go people talk about the change of the millennium. Now our sun flares have gone 6 to 60 times more, and our magnetic field on the Earth is vibrating at a higher frequency than otherwise. Because of these sun flares, time rotation in the magnetic field system on which we and our lives are based is changing. Right now we are passing through a contrast of life. It is amazing how the effects of the astrological aspects change with the rotation of the Earth in proportion to its power with the other planets.
This technological change is causing every human to operate from his sensory system, unknowingly. That is the tragedy of it. So what we need now is to have a meditative mind so we can enter into the sensory human system without conflict with the planetary power.

In another 11 years we will find people getting empty, more perturbed, not able to bear enough, not having much tolerance, and very argumentative. It is not the fault of people. It is the result of the power with which the psyche flows on the planet. People will have to pick up the tabs, and to match up they will have to be calm, quiet, and peaceful.
It will be very difficult to convince everybody because many lives depend on compensatory elements. Our compensatory elements are drinking at night, eating urea (that is eating meat), and a high frequency diet. We are not that calm, quiet, and peaceful in our construction. This, plus all the psychic bombardment that is coming, will create a conflict.
Up to this time every religion has made predictions, but man has felt secure that everything is under control. Then why is this happening? That is the question many people have asked. This is happening because of the change from the information age. First we were in the computer age, then the information age, and now we are entering into the sensory age.

This is the age where man has to have full satisfaction and fulfillment of his ideology, identity, and personality. And that is what the beauty of the human is going to be. The beauty is not going to be considered in terms of who is wearing a bikini and walking naked on the streets. Beauty is going to be considered in terms of who can contain oneself with that personality and radiance that attracts others.
A few years ago we said “Hail Guru Ram Das and heal the world.” It looked like a joke at that time. Heal with what? Now the Age has come when your own psyche can be in flow and beam on the other personality, and in the cross-exchange you can heal a person just by walking by his side. For this we have to have a mental clarity, and we have to have a mental projection.
Your mind cannot be allowed now to swing like a pendulum, and you cannot be a by product of moods. Sometimes you are rude, sometimes you are happy, sometimes you are real, and sometimes you are not real. This is not tolerable anymore. Now you often see a very beautiful person, in the modern framework of things, but can hardly talk with him or her for 15 minutes when you find you are shocked, “What am I talking with?”
So it is a time for prayer, for deep cleansing, for self-identity, and to be very honest with you, for self-control. What is honesty? When you can stand against dishonesty. What is reality? When you can stand against non-reality. What is loyalty? When you can stand against betrayal. So the pair of opposites is there. We have to choose the positive. And we have to make a choice. And that choice can only be made if our psyche is in diagonal energy, the energy that crosses through all levels, and is always there to lift us up in any situation in which we can fall.
It’s my prayer that your purity, your piety, your grace can carry you through, so we can enter the Aquarian Era with that sensory system of love, joy, and happiness. I wish you the best in the coming spring where you will be a totally different human being. It is not far away. The cycles in the heavens are changing, Earth is correspondingly changing, and everything you see around you will not be recognizable. This is the year; this is the time. It is now and today.
2001 YB Teachings, LLC

Developing Your Sensory System for the Aquarian Age
Millis Yoga Festival

October 13, 2001
We have been talking since 1972 about the Age of Aquarius, so that people may be familiar with the changes they are going to have to face. As we get close to that time, we have finally started Aquarian Times to go further into those changes.
The attack on New York was traumatic; life will be different. And our projections need to be different. Whereas we are all like one family acting and working and trying to be conscious, we also have to meditate and develop our sensory systems so that we can be very confirmed.

There are circumstances that sometimes make you change your program and time. This will happen very often. Kindness is one thing that we have to develop. Compassion is one thing that we have to develop. Caring for each other we have to develop. Reaching out and not being mean and shallow, we have to understand. So these are kinds of laws that are very compulsory in the coming time. Human behavior has to be crystal clear as a diamond! Humankind will be expected to be nice. It is just nature. You will be great only because you are great. And humankind has to always remember to be great, to help, to be compassionate, to be at one with each other, to reach out to others. Nobody should go hungry; nobody should be thirsty: We welcome everybody. We give hugs as we do it. And parents should understand that they have to give children values and virtues rather than pass on their neuroses.
There are so many things that do have to change. Either we’ll all change slowly and gradually - and come out to be positive or - be eliminated. That’s what it is. Actually my idea to talk to you was that you might have questions. So please ask, and we can talk and have fun and learn some things. Q: What is a meditation that can open our hearts now?
A: Sodarshan Chakra Kriya and Sat Kriya. Sat Kriya is as essential as our breath. And, Sodarshan Chakra Kriya is to develop. So one is to build the base; the other is to develop. That is the honest truth. The rest is a conversation.
Q: How do we deal with the violent response to the violence and the fact the war on terrorism means that we are killing people in response?
A: Violence is a matter of definition. We should not be violent, but self-defense is our right. So you have to understand that if you are not violent you are wonderful. But if you allow the violence, and you cannot consciously defend yourself, then you are wrong; that you should be very clear about. Q: How do we deal with our fear?
A: Fear? Fear of what? What are you afraid of? When a person is not in gratitude with kindness and compassion and gratitude, then there’s a fear. There’s also hatred; there’s jealousy, shallowness, nonsense. These only come when one is not in touch with God within. The main experience in the Age of Aquarius is God within; then you are grateful, you are merciful, you are passionate, you are wonderful. Whatever God has given you, He’ll give more. From time immemorial we have been taking His virtues and blessings—and living. No worry about it. Fear is only a short-circuit. “Oh, I am bankrupt; I am a pauper. Oh! I am sick; I am dying. Oh, it is a stretch!” It’s called mental attribution to destroy one’s self-existence and confidence. Fear takes on the personality of a non-realistic state of asking for sympathy. So please have no fear. Stay clear.
Q: What is prayer? How do we pray and what do we pray for?
A: The best prayer is when between you and God there’s none. That is the best prayer. You feel His almighty existence, and He feels your existence. That is prayer. You feel Ang Sang Wahe Guru—you feel that in each limb of you, in each fiber of you, He is in them, and you are in His fiber. It’s a feeling. Prayer is not rare. Prayer is when your need and your self are clean and clear, and the Infinite is with you. It’s just thinking that “there’s nothing good and bad, thinking makes it so.” And when your thinking is very profound, very excellent, then you are in prayer. You live in prayer. You walk in prayer, you talk in prayer, and you sleep in prayer. Prayer is all that which is keeping you alive.
Q: How do we stay strong?
A: When you are not wrong, you’ll stay strong and you’ll sing a song. God is with you.

Q: How do we maintain our intimacy and sense of community?
A: There is no intimacy without compassion. There is no love without compassion. There is no community without compassion. It is caring and compassion; the rest is all a joke. Never be selfish—be caring, be compassionate, be kind.
Q: How do we know when we are succeeding in our yoga practice?
A: When you become Universal. When you don’t see God in all, you don’t see God at all. Yoga is a union between you and your God. It is an everlasting bond. Thank you, love you. God bless you. And God bless America. May we change our heart, our head, our personality, and our reality so that we can go through the Age of Aquarius and Aquarian times in peace and tranquility. Sat Nam.
2001 YB Teaching, LLC
Above Article Copyright Yogi Bhajan 2002. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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