Yogi Bhajan sends me to work for 3HO "Toner Bandits" when I was 24 years old!

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Sunday, December 04, 2011, 11:29 (1084 days ago)
edited by Gursant Singh, Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 15:49

The following thread is taken in part from a forum with former and ex Yogi Bhajan cult followers:
http://forums.delphiforums.com/Kamallarose/messages?msg=1541.61

StillaSikh says: A phone room (Yogi Bhajan telemarketing boiler room) started up in Espanola (in 1989? 1990?). I went down there and saw the operation. My neighbors were on the phones, calling themselves things like Mary Smith and Bob Thomas. That didn't seem right, but they said they did it because the customers had too much trouble with Sikh names so I let it pass. I got a job in the packing room preparing shipments of typewriter ribbon, which suited me fine. I'd come in for a few hours after work to make some extra money.

After a few weeks I asked about the sales work because it supposedly paid better. One of my housemates had worked for GRD in LA; he told me that I could make $80,000 a year doing sales. That sounded great! The boss gave me a little script to read. It said something like, "Hi, my name is [fill in the blank]. I work for your copier company. We just revised the owner's manuals and want to send a new one out to you, but our computers are down so I don't know what your specific model number is. Can you please look and read it off to me so that I can send you the correct manual?"

According to the model number given, the people in the boiler room could tell what brand it was. They would wait 2-3 weeks, then a different person would call back and pretend to represent the company their machine was from. "Hi, I'm from Xerox/Canon/Sharp/... and I want to send you your toner..."

I started on a Friday and did my shtick for about four hours. They gave me a stack of cards with numbers to call, mostly charities because charities are often staffed by volunteers- naive people who are likely to give up the information. The Salvation Army. The Navaho Children's Milk Fund. Organizations that could not bear the cost of being ripped off. This felt wrong, but they told me that, "The Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) knows about it and he says it's OK." However, the longer I did it the worse I felt.

One girl on the phone started crying. She said, "I really want to help you because I can tell by your voice that you're honest, but I gave out information once to someone over the phone and then we got this big bill, and my boss said that if I ever did it again he would fire me. I'm sorry, I'm so sorry! *SOB!*"

Sometime later, an old man said, "Young lady, you sound like a good girl and you know what you're doing is wrong. Stop, before you imperil your mortal soul." I felt like throwing up.

By that time, I was crying so hard I couldn't go on. Gave my stack of completed cards to the boss- and he was flabbergasted. He said the normal success rate for those cards was 15%, but I had gotten an 80% response. He wanted me to come back on Monday. I told him that I found myself rooting for the people on the other end of the line, hoping that they would hang up on me. He said that wasn't good, and asked me to think about it over the weekend- he really wanted me back.

I remember driving from there to the video shop in Espanola to return a movie. Everyone I looked at, I wondered, "Could I con them? Could I get them to believe a lie?" I had never seen people in that light before, but after only four hours of lying I was seeing people, not as fellow human beings but as potential marks. I was thinking like a predator. I had broken my Amrit vow to earn my living honestly by the sweat of my brow. Inside, I felt filthy- defiled - but no one had done it to me- I had done it to myself.

I cried in bed all that night and the next day. Someone suggested I call Guru Chander Singh. He wasn't much help and referred me to a certain someone who was high up in a certain security business that I will not name here. This "minister of Sikh Dharma" defended the phone room activity as "just business". Having owned my own business and been self employed for many years, I found myself arguing with him about business ethics (seemed he basically didn't believe in them).

In desperation, I then called Bhai Sahib Guru Liv Singh for spiritual counseling. My only interaction with him prior to this was a "pre-Amrit-vows" interview at Solstice. He didn't want to let me take Amrit because, in his opinion, I wasn't "Amritdari material". I took it anyway.

I told Guru Liv Singh that I had broken Amrit by lying on the phone to con people out of their money. He told me it was OK, that sometimes people had to do whatever it took to make a living. He kept making excuses as to why lying to make money wasn't bad. I told him that phone sex would be more honest work, because at least the customers knew what they were getting.

Finally I said, "If telling lies isn't breaking my vow to earn my living honestly, then I'm gonna go out, eat a steak, smoke a joint and get laid!"

"You can't do that!" he sputtered, "That would be wrong!"

Pointing out his inconsistency, I asked him point blank to explain why it was OK to lie when the vow specifically said to be honest. Then he confessed: money was tight and he was thinking of working there himself. Holy sh*t! I asked him if he really believed that God and Guru would take care of him? He was a Bhai Sahib- where was his faith? Then I told him that it seemed he needed spiritual counseling more than I did.

That Sunday I saw him after Gurdwara and he asked me what I had decided. I said if necesssary, I'd sell my body on the street for money before lying over the phone again... then I reminded him about how I wasn't Amritdari material. He went pale and couldn't look me in the eye.

My housemates got back in town, and I told them how torn up I was about having broken my Amrit vows. They told me that it was OK because, "The Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) says there's no karma if you lie over the phone, because your aura isn't touching the other person's aura." WTF????? We got into a huge argument about it. The wife screamed in my face, "IF YOU THINK THE SIRI SINGH SAHIB'S WRONG, THEN _YOU'RE_ WRONG!"

After that, I made an anonymous call to a law enforcement agency, asking if certain hypothetical actions of a hypothetical phone room were legal or illegal. The man told me that it was so illegal, that if they ever busted such an operation all the employees would be led out in handcuffs. I had no intention of reporting the phone room, but I was terrified that someone else might. I shared this information with one of my neighbors, a mother of small children, and begged her to stop working there for her children's sake, if not for her own.

Then I went and took a Hukam and asked the Guru for guidance on working in the phone room. It's the only time I've ever read the Guru where it threatened fire and brimstone. My best recollection is, "Those who lie and think they can hide their actions from the True Lord, Death's myrmidon will claim them and they will be chained to a pillar of fire for eternity. But those who truly repent and seek forgiveness for their actions will be forgiven."

Copied it, typed it up, sent one copy to YB and tacked another copy to the front door of the phone room.

All hell broke loose on my head! Between posting the Hukam and someone reporting that I had called a law enforcement agency, they went on the warpath against me. A MSS accused me of "threatening a man's business". My response was that a legitimate business offered something of value to the customer: price, service or exceptional quality. This so-called "business" did none of those things, so was not a "business" to be defended, but was in fact a con.

And that, dear friends, is the 3HO business model!

I've only ever received one "Fire and Brimstone" type of hukam from the Guru, and that was when I was asking for guidance on the phone room in Espanola. Because everyone was telling me it was A Good Thing. I specifically asked if it was OK to lie to people in order to make money.

This is as close to a verbatim quote as I can recall:

"The thief thinks he can hide his actions from God, but God sees everything and when his time comes, Death's myrmidom takes him to hell where he is chained to a pillar of fire for eternity. But if he truly repents he will be forgiven."

I mailed it to Yogi Bhajan with my concerns, and also tacked it to the front door of the phone room. After that I received a phone call from Daya Singh warning me not to threaten a man's business. I told him I wasn't threatening anybody's business, because it wasn't a business. It was a con game.

It struck me then and still does now, how, when Yogi Bhajan's teachings came into direct conflict with the Siri Guru Granth Sahib they ignored the Guru to follow Bhajan.


I got into an argument with Hari Jiwan once! it was about the phone rooms, back when I was trying to get the one in Espanola stopped.

He (Hari Jiwan) told me that my problem was that I was hung up in Western Judeo-Christian ethics, and that those rules didn't apply to Sikhs. "Thou shalt not steal" and "Thou shalt not lie" were part of the Judeo-Christian code. He said that Sikhism wasn't a Judeo-Christian religion, so therefore wasn't bound by their code of ethics. I argued that Sikhism is intensely moral in its own right, completely against lying and stealing, but he just wouldn't listen.

He smugly told me that this came from the Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan), and if I didn't agree with The Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) then I wasn't a Sikh (this was the second time someone told me that). At that point I lost my temper. I jumped out of my chair, leaned across the desk and shouted into his face: "How DARE you tell me I'm not a Sikh! Apologize right now!"

He literally flew backwards in his chair and stuttered apologies at me. He was scared sh**less. I was really surprised by how scared he was.

It felt so satisfying, but after that my goose, as they say, was cooked.

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In the pic: Gursant Singh (me) standing in front of the infamous GRD boiler phone room on Robertson Blvd in Los Angeles California.

Gursant Singh says: "Just another story about Baba Singh, one of the GRD owners, which I haven’t told before: I had graduated from the GRD phone room into selling questionable pop art with Sat Peter Singh and had recently started my own “fine art business” using Sat Peter’s contacts. This day I was cashing a large check at the Santa Monica check cashing store for some art deal which the owner of a dubious Andy Warhol original painting would only accept cash for. The owner of the check cashing store evidently knew many 3HOers and so he trusted me enough to take me in the back of the store. It was also a large amount of money so we didn’t want to be counting that cash out in public. There was Baba Singh with an adding machine and a huge stack of checks from the GRD phone room. He looked surprised and embarrassed. Why wasn’t Baba Singh depositing his checks in the bank like legitimate businesses? We both knew but we weren’t saying anything.

All the stories that followed and more are recorded at my website:

http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=394
Yogi Bhajan sends me to work for 3HO "Toner Bandits" when I was 24 years old!

How Yogi Bhajan encouraged me to take bribes!
http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=440

How Yogi Bhajan encouraged my use of astrology to predict the outcomes of sport's games: Yes, I lied and cheated....
http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=439


SatSelf says; Oh, yes, my husband was one of The Chief of Protocol's (Hari Jiwan) acolytes and those types of things were said to me on a regular basis. I was also told (in scathing tones) that I was "too good" because I had been raised Catholic. I think William Butler Yeats must have been describing our modern zeitgeist when he wrote:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.


[image]Gursant Singh says: Thank you for sharing this detailed account of your YB boiler room experience. I too worked in this environment but I continued down "the slippery slope" into even worse avenues with Harijiwan Jr. who was just sending out invoices with no product! I justified it all because in 1981 Yogi Bhajan personally sent me over to sell at the GRD boiler room in LA under MSS Hari Jiwan Singh's tutelage where I learned all kinds of tricks and illegal activities.

I told Yogi Bhajan that I wanted to be a psychologist and counsel people. I was 24 years old and had just graduated from the U of O and become a certified practitioner of NLP. Yogi Bhajan told me with no uncertain words. "How are you going to make any money, go over to GRD (The 3HO boiler room) and MSS Hari Jiwan Singh will teach you how to make money."

After seeing from Yogi Bhajan & Hari Jiwan that just about anything is justified as long as it makes a buck, as I do with everything I take on, I went out 100% with this "hukam from the master". Now of course I realize just how insane and Un Sikh like Yogi Bhajan and Hari Jiwan are.

Your post has inspired me to try and design a way to compensate victims of the YBer's boiler rooms. Does anybody know a way victims of this crime could be contacted and compensated? The problem is that most never realize they've been burned because of most companies' poor accounting.

I believe Siri Mukta ("Special Assistant to the Siri Singh Sahib(Yogi Bhajan)of Sikh Dharma" from Espanola still runs a boiler room selling toner for copy machines in Espanola?

Bhajbuster says: Would you (Gursant Singh) care to describe the art business that MSS Sat Peter Singh was running during this time?

Gursant Singh says: MSS Sat Peter Singh was getting questionable (I didn't know this at the time) "signed limited edition serigraphs" from this Robert Goldman character that I was defrauded by and other distributors and then selling them on the phone to doctors at highly inflated prices. There was later even a piece on CBS 60 minutes about the whole Dali art scam.

Anyway, I worked for Sat Peter for a time and got connected with Goldman who started offering me "investment" opportunities to buy art, mainly Andy Warhol serigraphs which Goldman promised to turn around and sell at huge profits. Being young and vulnerable I approached various people in the LA 3HO sangat with this "investment" opportunity. Siri Sant Singh who was married to Victor Forsythe's sister at the time was really excited and he offered their house as collateral for a loan to have me invest in some Andy Warhol art. I think Forsythe is confused about the Kettle Chip connection because nobody at Kettle chips was involved. Maybe Forsythe saw that Siri Sant Singh was involved with selling health food along with MSS Sada Sat Singh who also invested money but was paid back his principle along with 5% interest per month and this is where Forsythe got the idea that people at Kettle chips were involved.

Bhajbuster says: Sat Peter was selling art to doctors over the phone? That takes real skill. His MSS credentials would have been a wasted asset in the toner room. Any karma over the phone in the art biz or was the no karma edict (by Yogi bhajan) in effect solely for the toner sadhana?

Gursant Singh says: Sat Peter's art biz was right above the GRD toner boiler room so maybe that put them closer to God or they picked up the vibes from the toner room below. It seems the karma hit everyone involved so I don't think Yogi Bhajan's "No karma over the phone" held water.

StillaSikh says:"Shoot, even if someone wrote in anonymously and said something like, "I was formerly the head of an ashram and I feel terrible about the way I treated people back then," it would be a good start."

Gursant Singh says: 1541.46 in reply to 1541.41

I wasn't a Mukia but I did some pretty bad and even illegal stuff under Yogi Bhajan's, MSS Hari Jiwan's, MSS Sat Peter Singh's, MSS Sada Sat Singh's & Harijiwan Singh Jr's tutelage. I realize now that I scammed hundreds of thousands of dollars off people in the "Dharma" and even more from people outside 3HO. I did it all with the thought that the means justified the end of getting money to promote Yogi Bhajan's "Dharma". How ironic that my actions were really destroying it.

I will say that the money I borrowed from people in the Dharma for art investments towards the mid 80’s was done in good faith by me although I used very poor judgment. Mukias and Yogi Bhajan who were watching me should have stepped in and stopped the whole thing but instead MSS Sada Sat Singh, Harijiwan Jr, Kirpal Singh and a few other higher ups took large profits and left the peons and myself for that matter, with empty pockets. I gave Yogi Bhajan large amounts of cash but YB was always very clever not to involve himself directly in these scams although I am sure he knew about them.

YB did however involve himself in at least one scam with an Indian Sikh from Vancouver named Swaran Singh to get a house from a nice Hispanic couple I represented who lived near the Ranch. I think I've told this story before here on Wacko World so I'll suffice it to say that I was the Real Estate agent for the Hispanic couple and by then I was getting wiser to YB's frauds. I ended up telling both YB and Swaran Singh that I had a fiduciary responsibility to the Hispanic couple and I would fight them tooth and nail before they took the Martinez’s house. Both YB & Swaran were very angry at me as a result of losing the lawsuit that MSS Guru Terath Singh brought against the Hispanic couple. Swaran Singh even called me his "enemy" for life and YB told other people in 3HO that he was angry at me and to "get that Gursant Singh".

Anyway, I take responsibility for my actions and I want to not only apologize to those people I took money from but I want to make some monetary amends by selling the YB artwork I have mentioned owning and then reimburse these people to try and make them whole again at least financially.

Gursant Singh says: I consider that the people I scammed were also "burned" by Yogi Bhajan in a way too. I think those people who lost money think that also since I was so young and under Yogi Bhajan's direction. If you read the blog by Mr. Forsythe about losing the family home over the art investments, he points the finger of blame directly at Yogi Bhajan.

I will say however there are several in accuracies in his blog. The amount they loaned me was $80,000 and I paid about $800 per month for several years to them along with a $10,000 lump sum. There was never any written guarantee for the loan by anyone else but myself. The mother had transferred the house to her daughter Harprakash who gave me the loan supposedly to avoid IRS liens. I also tried to help them sell their house when the market was high but they refused because one brother was living in the house that the rest of the family had a restraining order against. A few years later the house went into foreclosure. It was apparent the man I had invested the money with for the artwork, Robert Goldman (a supplier of MSS Sat Peter Singh) would never pay me back and had defrauded me as he was being investigated by the LA police and was called before a Grand Jury for art fraud. I had lost hundreds of thousands of dollars of my own money and therefore was in financial distress by then too. I moved to Espanola and had to stop making payments to the Forsythes. My mother bought the house listed below from Yogi Bhajan with her own money and I lived in the house until 2007.

Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Protocol: MSS Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa

"The Master(Yogi bhajan)later explained to me that was the way it was supposed to be as it was the beginning of the switch in Sikh leadership from the Indian community to the American Sikh yogis – recognized or not." ~ MSS Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa in a letter to the American Sikh community dated 06/24/2011
Is this a smoking gun or what? I have always suspected that Yogi Bhajan wanted to hijack the Sikh religion, here's the proof from the mouth of Yogi Bhajan's closest aid! See more photos and discussion on facebook:[image]
MSS Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa brags to have been Yogi Bhajan’s closest aid, literally with Yogi Bhajan everyday between 1978 and 2004. Hari Jiwan shows the American Sikh community in a letter dated 11/4/2011 his complete disdain for Sikhs of Punjabi ancestry when he says,

"There was one problem. Every time I’d run into an Indian Sikh, I’d feel accosted and tested. I was tested in the Indian custom so they could rationalize their superiority. Because I didn’t know all they knew, they could justify their rejection of me, our organization and the Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) all at the same time. I didn’t like being there foil. I finally said to the Master (Yogi Bhajan), “Sir, I’ve run into a lot of Indian Sikhs. They’re very condescending. They all have asked me about parts and teachings and interpretations of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. I follow you and you have taught me what the Guru says in my language. I don’t know theirs as intimately. What should I say so I don’t look like an idiot in their eyes and give them a chance to think they know better?” The Master spoke simple words of wisdom which would serve to shield my innocence and represent me and all I stood for in the highest honor. The Master replied, “Just tell them that they are much smarter than you, all you do is chant Wahe Guru.” The answer was so simple, so direct, and so accurate that no Sikh could deny its reality, humility, devotion and elevation." See Hari Jiwan's entire letter at http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=376

The truth is that Yogi Bhajan was telling Hari Jiwan to lie and just "fake it and you'll make it"! Hari Jiwan and Yogi Bhajan for that matter did NOT "just chant Waheguru" but rather were actively doing beadbi (sacrilegious actions) against Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji with all Yogi Bhajan’s tantra mantra anti Sikh practices.

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Yogi Bhajan and Hari Jiwan buying and selling gem stones and jewellry at Jerry's on Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills California, a favorite spot for their business activities. In June 1997,one year after this photo was taken, the Federal Trade Commission filed charges against Hari Jiwan. (Taken from an FTC press release) Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa, also known as Stephen Jon Oxenhandler, a/k/a Bob Thomas; as part of "Project Field of Schemes." This law enforcement effort comprised of approximately 61 law-enforcement actions. In its complaint detailing the charges, the FTC alleged that the defendants routinely misrepresented the risk, value, appreciation and liquidity of the gemstones they sold and falsely claimed that consumers would realize tremendous profits. In addition, the defendants falsely pledged that they could and would easily liquidate consumers' gemstone portfolios after an 18-month holding period. In fact, according to the FTC, the defendants typically ceased all contact with consumers and refused to liquidate their gemstones after the 18-month period. Shortly after the complaint was filed, the court issued a temporary restraining order, froze the defendants' assets and appointed a temporary receiver over the corporate defendants.
I went to Jerry's shop in Beverly Hills with YB and HJ almost every day as I was on YB's security. I also took Shakti Parwha Kaur to Wells Fargo bank on Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills about three times a week to get gems and a new set of YB's jewellery that he would adorn himself with for that particular day depending on what the astrological stars said he should wear. Shakti would say, "Let's go get the crown jewels." When Shakti and I entered the room at the bank to open the numerous safe deposit boxes full of the precious stones, I was shocked the first time I saw the outrageous amount of trays displaying these huge gemstones.
Around the year 2000, Yogi Bhajan tried to personally sell me a yogic ring for several thousand dollars. We were at Hari Jiwan's house in Espanola where HJ keeps a vast collection of gems worth millions of dollars. Yogi Bhajan told me. "You're naked." And he stated I needed a ring with a particular stone to protect me.

"I went on a few of those shopping trips to Jerry's place in Beverly Hills. To me it seemed that Jerry and YB were running some sort of scam on those who were coerced into making purchases." http://forums.delphiforums.com/Kamallarose/messages?msg=1203.349

"YB and Jerry double-teamed people (not just the women), urging them to purchase things because they were 'beautiful' or 'good for your aura.' "

You may read all the many letters from Hari Jiwan with comments from former followers of Yogi Bhajan at: http://forums.delphiforums.com/Kamallarose/messages?msg=1203.1

Yogi Bhajan and Hari Jiwan at Jerry's in Beverly Hills California

"Jerry’s shop was much bigger than it appeared. Behind the showroom was a private negotiation room with a couch, table and a chair or two. Behind this room was a large fully equipped kitchen where we enjoyed many delicious Armenian meals.
On a gorgeous spring afternoon in 1989 the Siri Singh Sahib was viewing a special Cartier broach and chain when he received a call from one of his secretaries......."

In a recent letter from Hari Jiwan, HJ says, "As he (Yogi Bhajan) often said, “I’m an easy target if all you want to see are my faults.”"

"He (Yogi Bhajan) was a living example of the greatness of our Guru in spite of any faults – which were few and insignificant. He was my hero and he was a true hero."

"There are very few Buddhas, Christs, Guru Nanaks that make it to this earth."~Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa.
Is Hari Jiwan implying that Yogi Bhajan is on an equal level to Guru Nanak?

Here I think is the crux of the problem with YBers. YBers refuse to admit any significant fault with Yogi Bhajan, eventhough YB himself admitted he had many faults. While I'll admit YB did some good, his faults were clearly many and YB should never be referred to or treated as a Satguru! YB was miles behind true Satgurus like Guru Nanak Dev Ji or Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

"My experience is that our Master(YB) and the Guru were one. So surrender to one is surrender to the other."~Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa

Several people have said on this forum that Yogi Bhajan told them he was the Guru. This confirms again the view many YBers have of Yogi Bhajan and the view YB himself promoted as being a satguru.

Sikhnet Sikh & Yogi Bhajan's "right hand man," Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa declares in the newspaper article "IDOL TALK";

“If the idol stands for a virtue... I have no problem putting that anywhere.”
http://sfreporter.com/santafe/article-5718-idol-talk.html#commAjax

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" Please find the entire text for the Book under comments for this photograph's link or as a pdf file at:

http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?mode=page&id=1

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1837177208556&set=a.1837368253332.108156.1214270541

Join the cause "Call to Truth and Authentic Sikhism" with 6,000 other Sikhs
http://www.causes.com/causes/518356-call-to-truth-and-authentic-sikhism/about?m=74da2e2e

Join a discussion group on Hari Jiwan with ex YBers at: http://forums.delphiforums.com/KamallaRose/messages?msg=1203.8

"Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa and Gurujot Singh Khalsa were YB's closest and dearest, his right and left arms, both crooks."

It was always my understanding that while everyone always fought and jockeyed to be close to YB, it was usually the craziest, most corrupt, sycophantic and sketchiest that were always by his side. Hardly sounds like a distinction. I also remember people telling me, "The closer you get to Espanola, the crazier it is."

Not to be completely cynical, but I have to wonder what the reasoning is behind this gush of sentimentality from the Chief of Protocol. In the wake of YB's death it seemed like many of the high muckity-mucks were subtly trying to play up angles that would give them legitimacy or authority, or at least some type of it: everything from flaunting their weird titles or starting to call themselves a "master" or "expert", to false-modest claims of siddhis, to personal stories that would range from personal reminiscences like this to more ooga-booga ones of "The SSS once gave me a SPECIAL meditation to do..." From what I've heard the banter from the Secretaries/White Tantric moderators during that time sounded like auditions for American Idol.

I guess with the Chief of Protocol's story, like all things, time will shake it out, and it will at the very least, be interesting.


Parady from the Wacko World of Yogi Bhajan:(Message Truncated)...from the Memoirs of MSS Hari Jiwan (con't):

"Remember, Chief of Protocolji, that P-A-I-N is a four- letter word for opportunity. Never forget that," he said pushing a ruby-encrusted finger painfully into my breastbone. "Those souls down there are lost sheep. Sheep with wallets."
He clasped my wrist just below the Rolex. "Other leaders have found this City of Angels and assembled followers among your generation. None of them as great as I, my son."
"That goes without saying, Sir."
He nodded in the direction of Sunset Blvd. "Jim Morrison? He had passion and sex appeal, too. He became fat. He collected fans and LA women. He made a fortune."
After a moment of silence my teacher dropped my hand and waved his glittering bracelets toward The Matterhorn. "And down there? Walt Disney! A visionary with his own kingdom. A magician, Hari Jiwan. A magician and a businessman."
The waitress brought another round of virgin pina coladas. "Tip her well, my son."
More lights twinkled beneath us as night descended on the basin.. How long had we been here? I recall mentioning it was an August afternoon when we left the movie. We had watched the summer sun go down. We had been here a long time. But with my teacher time stood still. Hours became years...
Always unpredictable, my teacher drew me up short when he waved his drink toward Benedict Canyon. "Manson got it. He faked it til he made it, Hari Jiwan."
"Sir?"
"Manson saw the reality of this place, the truth of your generation, you spoiled, stupid American poodles. Charisma and mystical ooga-booga only carries you so far. You need a plan... There's an Apocalypse coming and Manson saw it, too..."
I could see by the illuminated dial on my teacher's Patek Phillipe chronograph that it was time for the valet to bring the Bentley. I knew of my teacher's wrath when he missed the "Hill Street Blues" theme music.
How did I get to be so lucky?
http://www.3ho.org/enewsletter/imgs/featpic11-05-08.b.jpg

Hilarious and also sickening. Beautiful parody artfully exposing truth.

So did Yogi Bhajan advise MSS Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa on how to scam people? Yes, I believe he did.

An X-YBer busnessman once told me that while in YBism, Yogi Bhajan took him and a couple other YBer Bros into a jewelry store in Chinatown in San Francisco. There YB messed with a Chinese woman's head until she sold him the gem he wanted for far far less than she bought it for. Had she been more sensitive, she would have given Saint YB the pretty rock as a gift.

"There are very few Buddhas, Christs, Guru Nanaks that make it to this earth."~Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa. Is Hari Jiwan implying that Yogi Bhajan is on an equal level to Guru Nanak?

There's something both pathetic and creepy in the fact that Hari Jiwan's Facebook photo album titled "Me" is half-filled of photos of YB and him. You are me and I am you and we are we and...

Although we are we to deny YB's lasting impact on the one and only Chief of Protocol? He's still schleping them gems:
http://www.ninetreasures.com/

(As an aside, I find it incredibly crass to name a gem company after the Nau-Nidh/Nine Treasures spoken of in the SGGS. Anyone with half a mind would not take this literally when there are so many shabads that mention the Naam as containing all nine treasures and finding the nine treasures within one's Self. It's like a Christian expecting "the gifts of the Holy Spirit" to arrive via UPS and be wrapped in a bow and ribbon.)

Whenever HJS Jr's jail time is mentioned, 3HOers seem quick to say that he did time mostly because he wouldn't snitch on others.

This means that:
1) 3HOers on one level are able to digest the fact that there was a bigger crime being committed within the castle walls, and are not only OK with that, but...
2) Believe in some kind of nobility in covering up for other people who blatantly stole money, because they were "dharmic."

The mind wobbles.

P.S. Any FCC or other documentation out there on HJS Jr.?

Siri Ram Singh Khalsa:

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2000/02/sweetsong.htm

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2000/02/windsor2.shtm

These guys, along with the master of lies and deception had their own paths...the socio-paths. They were men of no conscience who believed that the neds always justified the means. I'm sure there is a special place in hell reserved for yogi bludgeon.

Yeah, its called Roach Motel.

See more photos and discussion on facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=108156&id=1214270541&l=5a22781e63

“Amid the legal infighting following Yogi Bhajan’s death, critics are offering another portrait of the Sikh leader.”
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3HO Sikhs are now fighting amongst themselves in a lawsuit over the millions of dollars in profits made from using the sacred Sikh religious symbols and scriptures for their own personal gain.3HO Sikhs, who follow Yogi Bhajan, funnel the money to support Yogi Bhajan's tantric cult church which 3HO Sikhs have deceptively camouflaged using names like "Sikh Dharma International", "3HO foundation", "Sikh Dharma Stewardship","SikhNet.com","Sikh Dharma Worldwide", "Unto Infinity Board","Khalsa Council" and "KRI(Kundalini Research Institute)". See "Sikhnet's" and "Sikh Dharma International's" slick new websites which were produced with the millions in ill-gained profits using the name of the Golden Temple, names and images of the Sikh Gurus, and sacred Sikh shabads for profit in commercial enterprises.


Read the full front page article about Yogi Bhajan's lust for power and greed of his 3HO Sikhs in Today's Eugene Register-Guard:

""Yogi's Legacy in Question"".[/link]

"New lawsuit hits Golden Temple with fraud!"


Read about the infighting in 3HO and Sikh Dharma--
Today's Eugene Register-Guard:

""Rift in 3HO Sikh community threatens business empire""


LETTERS IN THE EDITOR’S MAILBAG: Friday’s paper
Appeared in print: Friday, May 28, 2010

"Bhajan was a leader ‘by fluke’

Recently, a friend sent me articles from The Register-Guard on litigation involving Yogi Bhajan’s organizations in Oregon. The letters to the editor that followed, critical of the reporter, prompt me to throw some light on the subject. Bhajan was extremely good at what he did, but propagation of Sikhism he was not. Criticism of Bhajan’s cult cannot be construed as criticism of Sikhism.

Trilochan Singh, a distinguished Sikh scholar, in his 1977 book “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga,” describes Bhajan devastatingly: “Yogi Bhajan is a Sikh by birth, a Maha Tantric by choice but without training, and a ‘Sri Singh Sahib’ and self-styled leader of the Sikhs of the Western Hemisphere by fluke and mysterious strategy.” There was no mystery to his strategy. He ingratiated himself with the Sikh religious leadership in Punjab, which was more corrupt than the Vatican during the time of Martin Luther.

According to the Tantrics, the best form of worship is the fullest satisfaction of the sexual desires of man, therefore sexual intercourse is prescribed as a part of Tantric worship. In the annals of abuse of women, some had harems, others had concubines and Bhajan had secretaries. The Sikh gurus condemned the Tantrics and their practices. All the cases mentioned in The Register-Guard had merit.

Humility is the hallmark of a Sikh, and Bhajan had none of it. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, describes people such as Bhajan succinctly: “Those ... who have no virtues but are filled with egotistical pride.”

Hardev Singh Shergill President, Khalsa Tricentennial Foundation of North America Editor-in-chief, The Sikh Bulletin El Dorado Hills, Calif.

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"The book Sikhism And Tantric Yoga is available at: www.gurmukhyoga.com.This website which is operated by a genuine White Sikh is highly recommended. Gursant Singh was a member of the Yogi Bhajan Cult (3HO and the Sikhnet Gora Sikhs or White Sikhs) for over 30 years and has intimate knowledge about the inner workings of this cult which attempts to miscegnate Sikhism with Hindu idolatry. I downloaded the book from Gursant’s website and found it to be absolutely compelling. I read it in one compulsive and sustained draught. It is a study not only about cults in Sikhism but about the miscegenation of the Sikh Religion by Hinduism. It is a classic work rendered in beautiful English prose and it is patently the work of a profound intellectual scholar with a deep knowledge of Sikhism."
Quotation taken from: http://www.sikharchives.com/?p=5513&cpage=1#comment-2011

You may also view individual chapters to "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" at these links:

Sikhism & Tantric Yoga A Critical Evaluation of Yogi Bhajan
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=192

Sikh Doctrines and Yogi Bhajan's Secret Science
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=193

Yogi Bhajan's Adi Shakti Shaktimans and Shaktis
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=194

Yogi Bhajan's Clap Trap Theories of Kundalini Yoga
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=195

Yogi Bhajan's Ego Maniac Utterances
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=205

Yogi Bhajan's Seven Years in America and His Tinkling Titles
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=206

Yogi Bhajan's Arrest and Release on Bail
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=207

Yogi Bhajan Becomes the Only Maha Tantric in the World
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=208

Sikh Leaders without Conscience
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=209

Call to Truth and Authentic Sikhism
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=210

Please read an Excerpt below taken from "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"

The Name of Golden Temple and its Murals

"In England last year a firm advertised some blue jeans as Jesus Jeans. The whole religious world of England rose in one protest and stopped the manufacture of these jeans. The word Golden Temple has become an instrument of commercial affairs of Yogi Bhajan He has now even named shoe stores as Golden Temple. I was given a "Wha Guru Chew.""

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."

Read about the "war between 3HO Sikh's Unto Infinity Board and Yogi Bhajan's Sikh Dharma". Yogi Bhajan set up all these organizations and installed their leaders. Decide for yourself if the Tantric Sex Yoga which Yogi Bhajan taught inevitably leads to mental and physical debauchery.

Many of these 3HO profiteers have cut their hair and renounced Sikhi! See these pictures below of Kartar Khalsa CEO of Golden Temple Foods and chairman of Yogi Bhajan's "Unto Infinity Board" who has cut his hair and is no longer a Sikh.
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(Is it any wonder that Kartar and Peraim, Controlling members of Yogi Bhajan's "Unto Infinity Board",are wearing circus masks in the above photo?)http://cirrus.mail-list.com/khalsa-council/Kartar-Peraim.2-10.jpg

See these articles in today's Eugene Register Guard which shows the greed surrounding this dispute:

"Money trail at heart of Sikhs’ legal battle."

Wha Guru being used sacriligiously for huge profits by 3HO Sikhs
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"What did the magician say to the Wha Guru Chew? Open sesame."

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Yogi Bhajan used the sacred name of the Golden Temple, names and images of the Sikh Gurus, and sacred Sikh shabads for commercial enterprises to make millions of dollars. Wha Guru is even used as the name of a candy bar by Golden Temple Foods!Links appearing on the internet advertise Golden Temple along with wine and alcohol such as in this Google search link: "Golden Temple Granola - Food & Wine - Compare Prices" Other internet links associate Golden Temple massage oil with sex and sensual massages as in this Google search: "Sensual Soothing... Golden Temple Soothing Touch Massage Oil."

See for yourself the pictures below of the Darbar Sahib(Golden Temple) in Amritsar and Guru Tegh Bahadar featured on yogi tea boxes:
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3HO Sikhs are associating yogis, ashrams, tantric sex yoga rituals,drinking of wine and magicians of the occult with the Sikh Gurus and the Golden Temple See the Rare Photo (above) featuring the Harimandir sahib in 1908 when it was under the control of the Pundits or mahants. Sadhus and yogis felt free to sit wearing only a dhoti and no head coverings.The Gurdwara Reform Movement stopped such practices in India and gave the Gurdwaras back to Gursikhs.

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Tantric Asanas taught by Yogi Bhajan for transmuting sexual energy:Reprinted from Yogi Bhajan’s official magazine “Beads of Truth” 11, p. 39

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Yogi Bhajan illustrated here controlling tantric shakti "energy". Notice the depiction of Shiva,above Yogi Bhajan's head, Shiva is the god of yoga for Hindus. The illustration also shows Kundalini Yoga Asanas taught by Yogi Bhajan for transmuting sexual energy

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Yogi Bhajan's students are intstructed to meditate on Yogi Bhajan's picture everyday which you can see displayed in the 3HO Espanola Gurdwara in the photo above.
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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does an 8-foot high statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, adorn the entranceway to the Siri Singh Sahib (yogi bhajan) lane in espanola. This is the hindu god of "prosperity", as in the 3HO publication "prosperity pathways".Adi Shakti Chandi 3HO Tantric Deity worshipped by 3HO in songs and prayers(shown above). Read about Yogi Bhajan's Shaktiman and Shakti women.

Read these shocking fire pujas and occult numerology,(below), practiced and advertised in the latest newsletter published by 3HO Sikhs. These "kriyas" or pujas are complete rubbish,only adding to the destruction and dissolution of the Sikh faith and should not be practiced by Sikhs of the Guru. The object of these practices is to combine the Sikh faith with Hinduism; to defang, neuter and completely destroy Sikhi. The strategy is to introduce idolatry and a stratified priesthood into the Sikh Religion. Yogi Bhajan and his 3HO shakti cult followers are introducing idolatry and Hindu practices of pujas and tantra mantra into the Sikh religion. The Bhajan movement is attempting to shift Sikh worship from the commonwealth of Gurdwaras to private estates controlled by 3HO priests of Yogi Bhajan's Tantric sex cult church.
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Idolatry is forbidden in Sikhism....why does a golden statue of a yogi adorn the entranceway to the 3HO Gurdwara in Espanola. This is a Hindu practise.
3-HO Sikhs demonstrate(in the photo above)their complete subservience to false worldly material power by exhibiting the Flag of God (The Nishaan Sahib) at an even level with the flag of the United States in front of the 3HO Gurdwara in New Mexico. The Nishaan Sahib, (The Respected Mark of God under the shadow of the Sikh Broadsword) should always fly higher than the flag of all the false materialists. The Flag of the Khalsa should occupy a place of exaltation above any government's flag that temporarily inhabits the material world.

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Tantric Yoga asanas (above) taught by Yogi Bhajan
and practised in 3HO Gurdwaras

"Tantric doctrines involving sex-poses or physical contact poses are extremely repulsive to Sikhism. The Sikh Gurus repeatedly ask the Sikhs to shun Tantric practices because they are based on a mentally perverted outlook of life. The Sikh Gurus ask the Sikhs to shun the very presence and association of Shakti-Cult Tantrics." Dr. Trilochan Singh "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"

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Tantric Asana taught by Yogi Bhajan for transmuting sexual energy:Reprinted from Yogi Bhajan’s official magazine “Beads of Truth” 11, p. 39

See how Hindu gods and yogis are displayed in 3HO Gurdwaras, (see link in blue).

See this post which exposes the most shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari who is considered by his disciples as the 11th Sikh Guru. The Naamdhari Sikhs keep the Siri Guru Granth in a closet while they bow to Jagjit and refer to him as "SatGuru Ji" as you can see in the photos at this link.

Read these comments by traditional Sikhs. "What better way to make money: add a religious tone to the product. All of a sudden, it seems legit."


If you want to stop these degrading and sacriligious practices by Golden Temple Foods and Yogi Bhajan's cult followers; Post a letter of support on this website or write your local food stores and demand they stop selling Golden Temple Food's products. Some of the major stores which carry these products are Trader Joes, Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats but there are many many other stores who sell millions of dollars in Golden Temple Granola, Peace Cereal, Yogi Teas, massage oil and Wha Guru Chews.

Yogi Bhajan's sacrilegious teachings in the name of Sikhism are illustrated quite distinctly by pictures of Yogi Bhajan's portrait, hindu idols being displayed in and around 3-HO Gurdwaras and the practice of kundalini and sex energizing tantric yoga asanas inside 3-HO Gudwaras by Yogi Bhajan's students.
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Idolatry is forbidden in Sikhism. Why does an eight foot high image (above) of Yogi Bhajan controlling the tantric shakti "energy" adorn the 3HO Gurdwara in Espanola? You can see the menacing image of Yogi Bhajan overshadowing the Sangat on the right side of the entire Espanola Gurdwara in the photo above.

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Yogi Bhajan's students are intstructed to meditate on Yogi Bhajan's picture everyday which you can see displayed in the 3HO Espanola Gurdwara in these photos.
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In a painting at the New Mexico 3HO Gurdwara(above)you can see the sacrilegious misrepresentation of our sacred Khalsa symbol "Khanda" with two swords around it. You may also observe in this painting how Yogi Bhajan is depicted on an equal level with Guru Ram Daas(the 4th Sikh Guru): Dr. Trilochan Singh recounts this observation in 1977 when he writes, "The other picture was the Khalsa symbol Khanda with two swords around it. The Khanda (double-edged sword) within this symbol was replaced by a picture of an American woman with Sari-like robes. The woman is called Adi Shakti. I saw this published in the Beads of Truth in London and have already commented on it in my book, The Turban and the Sword of the Sikhs. I told Shakti Parwha that this is the most sacrilegious misrepresentation of our sacred symbol. As usual she dismissed my opinion as unimportant."

The sikh code of conduct says food offerings to the GURU are forbidden, but there is a 'testimony' page over at sikhnet.com, a 3HO run site loaded with volumes of Yogi Bhajan nonsense talks. Yogi Bhajan instructs 3Hoer's to prepare meals as offerings at the gurdwara and calls this "a dish for a wish". This is nothing more than the Hindu practice of puja. The testimony states "a dish for a wish".
Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously."


Yogi Bhajan studied and taught at the Sivananda Ashram in Delhi. This, in addition to his first Kundalini Yoga teacher Sant Hazara Singh. In the mid-1960s, Harbhajan Singh took up a position as instructor at the Vishwayatan Ashram in New Delhi, under Dhirendra Brahmachari. This yoga centre was frequented by the Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter, Indira Gandhi, and diplomats and employees from a host of foreign embassies.

Here's an article on Sivananda's approach to Kundalini Yoga:

www.dlshq.org/download/kundalini.htm

These are all Hindu practices.

You can also read about the Gurdwara Reform Movement which stopped such practices in India and gave the Gurdwaras back to Gursikhs.

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Gurdwara Reform Movement

A Rare Photo of Harimandir sahib in 1908 when it was under the control of the Pundits or mahants. Sadhus felt free to sit in meditation wearing only a dhoti.The Gurdwara Reform Movement (Gurdwara Sudhar Lehr) is the Legislation passed by the Punjab Legislative Council which marked the culmination of the struggle of the Sikh people from 1920-1925 to wrest control of their places of worship from the mahants or priests into whose hands they had passed during the eighteenth century when the Khalsa were driven from their homes to seek safety in remote hills and deserts.

When they later established their sway in Punjab, the Sikhs rebuilt their shrines endowing them with large jagirs and estates. The management, however, remained with the priests, belonging mainly to the Udasi sect, who, after the advent of the British in 1849, began to consider the shrines and lands attached to them as their personal properties and to appropriating the income accruing from them to their private use. Some of them alienated or sold Gurudwara properties at will. They had introduced ceremonies which were anathema to orthodox Sikhs. Besides, there were complaints of immorality and even criminal behavior lodged against the worst of them. All these factors gave rise to what is known as the Gurudwara Reform movement during which the Sikhs peaceful protests were met with violence and death and ended with them courting arrest on a large scale to gain the world's attention. Before it was all over many would fall as martyrs with some being literally blown apart while they were strapped to cannaon barrels.

‘During the Gurdwara Reform Movement, the Sikh leaders started a publication that was named Akali. From this paper and its policy the leaders began to be called Akalis, in view of which they formed the present Akali party. These Nihang Akalis should not be confused with the members of the Akali party.’ The Turban And The Sword’' , by Dr. Trilochan Singh. (Page 402)

I found this post at SikhSangat.com It exposes the most shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari who is considered by his disciples as the 11th Sikh Guru. The Naamdhari Sikhs keep the Siri Guru Granth in a closet while they bow to Jagjit and refer to him as "SatGuru Ji" as you can see in the photos below.

The 'Namdhari' cult has been excommunicated from the Khalsa Panth. See for yourself the pictures of Yogi Bhajan depicting his close relationship with Jagjit Naamdhari.

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"However their are several instances which I find questionable about Yogi Bhajan. One includes the relationship they had with Jagjit Naamdhari (http://satguruji.blogspot.com/), and the other about an occurance that occured in the late 70's between Yogi and AKJ, where Yogi criticized Jatha for trying to "steal" members."

Yogi Bhajan wore huge gemstones for their so called “yogic energy and power". Yogi Bhajan adorned himself with these yogic rings and precious gems for different days of the week. Yogi Bhajan covered up the fact that these days are represented by different Hindu deities and the practice of wearing these yogic rings is really only the Hindu idea of pacifying the various gods and goddesses. Not only this, Yogi Bhajan used astrology and numerology in choosing these yogic rings. Yogi Bhajan believed the gemstones had "energy affects" and influenced our destiny, thinking and actions.
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Yogi Bhajan shown here on Sikhnet wearing a yogic ring for power

Around the year 2000, Yogi Bhajan tried to personally sell me a yogic ring for several thousand dollars. We were at Hari Jiwan Singh's house in Espanola where HJ keeps a vast collection of gems worth millions of dollars. Yogi Bhajan told me. "You're naked." And he stated I needed a ring with a particular stone to protect me.
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Yogi Bhajan’s wearing and promoting yogic rings is yet another Hindu practice camouflaged in the sheep’s clothing of "Aquarian or New Age spiritual thinking”. These things should not be practiced by Sikhs of the Guru. As Sikhs we should rely on the Guru alone for strength as Guru Arjan so beautifully states:

I have learnt the technique of true Yoga from the divine Guru. The True Guru has revealed this technique with the Light of the divine Word. Within my body He has revealed the Light that pervades all the regions of the earth. To this Light within me I bow and salute every moment. The initiation of the Guru are my Yogic rings and I fix my mind steadfastly on the One Absolute God.i,

A. G. Guru Arjan, Gaudi, p 208

The following is taken from "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga" by Dr. Trilochan Singh.

We quote Yogi Bhajan on Precious Stones and rings, which for him are his status symbol, and for possessing which he expends quite a lot of his energy and ingenuity. He says in Beads, Summer 1972, "Precious stones are not precious because the rich wear them and the poor do not. Rather, they are precious because when cut in the proper way they concentrate sun energy and can transmit to the individual through the skin. Hence most rings are worn on the ring finger. The quality of energy channeled by each stone differs and so does its effect on the individual. Stones also correspond to the planets and serve in mediating the scattered energy which comes from retrograding planets."
Yogi Bhajan has given the following comments on stones.
Ruby (Sun) concentrates the heart of the sun's rays.
Moonstone and Pearls (Moon) help balance out too much sun energy. They are commonly worn by Libra.
Diamond (Venus and practically everything) can concentrate miles of sun rays into one beam. Recently in Los Angeles someone was robbed of


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