Yogi Bhajan YOGI BHAJAN was born Harbhajan Singh Puri in India on August 26, 1929. During early childhood he learned at the knee of his saintly grandfather. When he was eight he was sent to study with the great Master, Sant Hazara Singh, under whose unrelenting tutelage the boy mastered Kundalini Yoga when he was 16 years old.

Yogi Bhajan gave his first lecture at a Los Angeles high school gym on January 5, 1969. In the turbulent, drug culture of the 60s, Yogi Bhajan first reached out to the youth. He recognized their experimentation with drugs and “altered states of consciousness” expressed a deeper desire to experience a holistic, liberating sense of awareness and a longing for family, for connection with themselves and one another. Soon realizing that pharmaceuticals provided, at best, a cheap imitation to the peaceful, inner euphoria they could get naturally from Kundalini Yoga, and at worst, had debilitating physical and mental side effects, young people began flocking to his classes, arriving by the busloads. He created a family, known as 3HO (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) and soon 3HO teaching centers began springing up across the United States and throughout the world.

Yogi Bhajan always reminded us that happiness is our birthright. Through practising Kundalini Yoga we become aware of, conscious of, our true identity - that we are not human beings with a 'spiritual side' but spiritual beings incarnated into a human body. What begins with awareness grows into experience and when we experience our true identity our life changes. It is the finite merging with the infinite. To truly deserve the title of 'human' being we need to evolve beyond concerns only for ourselves, for our lives, for our possessions, for our passions and our comforts. The evolution taking place now on our planet is an evolution in consciousness.

"By the year 2013, the world's population will be seven billion. The change in technology, psychology and sociology will be huge. The chaos of information in the computer age will make it difficult for people to cope with their day-to-day lives. The body, mind and spirit will have to be organized to meet these natural human phenomena.

Every human, no matter to which religion they belong, will face a reality in the future where they will need a strong, healthy nervous system. They will need mental clarity and the backup of spiritual strength to face this coming world. We can say with confidence, the only way to do this is through yogic techniques by which body, mind and spirit can be enhanced.

To sustain themselves, tomorrow's individuals must have yogic training. It is a need of the times. By 2013, forty to sixty percent of the population will be practicing yoga. People will see that those who practice yoga are bright and beautiful, calm and blissful. They will recognize that the yogic community is sincere and dependable, serving and giving.

Yoga, with its every system, is going to prevail. We clearly see this trend, and it will lead to the end of human insanity and the prevalence of yogic glory. Yoga is a science for all humanity. It is the custodian of human grace and radiance. It holds a great future for every human being. It brings mental caliber for purpose and prosperity of life. The future of Yoga is bright, beautiful and blissful."


- Yogi Bhajan, PhD. April 1999


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