My visit to Yogi Bhajan's 3HO Guru Ram Das Ashram on Preuss Rd. Los Angeles.

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Sunday, May 06, 2012, 23:11 (2024 days ago)
edited by Gursant Singh, Sunday, May 06, 2012, 23:28

Thursday while in Los Angeles I had an opportunity to visit Guru Ram Das Ashram on Preuss Rd. I put all the pics and comments on facebook. There are about 50 pics so I won't post them all here. The most interesting pics and observations I have put in this article:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3893497335274&l=550d3156c5
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That person at the desk of Guru Ram Das Ashram in LA answers the phone for the Ashram and Sikh Dharma "Secretariat" across the street when they're not in. They also do what is called "sevadaring" by greeting guests. I should know as I was paid to do this job from about 1983 until 1985 when I was in 3HO.

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Yogi Bhajan receiving some award or other from Indira Gandhi who attacked the Darbar Sahib(Golden Temple)

An important event at Guru Ram Das Ashram in LA that comes to mind occurred when Indira Gandhi was killed by Sikhs who avenged the Prime minister of India’s attack on the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar with tanks and killed thousands of innocent Sikhs. Yogi Bhajan had set himself up as the “Siri Singh Sahib and leader of all Sikhs in the western hemisphere” so I guess Yogi Bhajan took it upon himself to call a press conference to explain things from the “Sikh” view in front of GRDA where I was “sevadaring” on the 1st of November 1984. There were TV crews and reporters from all the major News Networks filming what Bhajan said and I remember how embarrassed I was when I heard YB try to use his psychobabble on the reporters in order to white wash Indira Gandhi’s vicious attack on the Sikh’s holiest of places. Throughout the press conference I do not remember Yogi Bhajan ever taking a clear stand for Sikhs! Maybe I should have realized then with my four years of University experience in political science along with working for a Congressman in Washington DC that Yogi Bhajan was nothing more than another corrupt politician!
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Yogi Bhajan lived in the back of Guru Ram Das Ashram and would drive up every day in his Chauffer driven Mercedes to enter through this side door of the Gurdwara. Now that I think about it Yogi Bhajan rarely if ever came into the Gurdwara and bowed to Guru Sahib eventhough he entered and exited the same building several times a day. I was there at the ashram 13 hours a day 7 days a week "sevadaring" for two years in the 80's and saw YB's comings and goings, Oh the stories I have to tell!

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Front door of 3HO Guru Ram Das Gurdwara at 1620 Preuss Road Los Angeles California. Notice the key pad lock which keeps the door locked to outsiders 24/7.

A couple of points on my visit worth noting concerning the "sevadar" at GRDA: I was wearing dark sunglasses when I arrived at GRDA. When the “sevadar”, (whose name escapes me but I think her name is Nirinkar Kaur, a black lady in her early sixties now) greeted me. She put her fingers from both hands to make circles over her eyes just like YB would do when somebody wore sunglasses maybe to make the target of the ridicule take the sunglasses off, I'm not sure. Anyway I don't think she recognized me even though I've known her for 32 years but hadn't seen her in the last 20 years or so. Instead of responding to her circles around the eyes provocation, I said: Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! with NO response in kind from her but rather a barrage of questions of where I was from and what I was doing in LA, to which I responded, "India" with no further comments.

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Yellow pudding served to us at GRDA

She then said, "Oh, you've come a long way." Then she unlocked the front door with a combination keypad. After coming in and bowing to Guru Sahib I sat. The "sevedar" did not serve me Karah Prasad but rather served us a yellow pudding that later we analyzed as being made of basan(garbanzo bean flour) flour, sugar and yellow food coloring. So why did 3HOers put yellow food coloring in this Prasad? Well I am not sure of their reason but I do know from my 30 years in 3HO and around Yogi Bhajan that he was heavily into astrology which teaches that benefic colors should be eaten on certain days of the week. Thursday which was the day we visited the 3HO ashram is ruled by Jupiter according to Hindus who believe in Vedic astrology and Jupiter’s color is yellow! This superstitious practice is against Sikhi and should be stopped.

The "sevadar" then went outside and began making phone calls. Was the "sevadar" calling ashram "security" to alert them that strange people were inside the ashram taking pictures?

Has the "sevadar" at GRDA been instructed to question people before allowing them to enter their supposed Sikh Gurdwara? Never have I been questioned like this or ridiculed before being allowed to enter a Sikh Gurdwara. Nor have I ever encountered a lock on the front door which has to be opened by a "sevadar".

Other concerns I have about Guru Ram Das Ashram are:
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Notice the US flag is higher on the same flag pole as 3HO’s “Sikh flag” which is square with white and yellow background depicting a blue Khanda(3HOers call it an “Adi Shakti”) instead of the traditional Nishan Sahib used by orthodox Sikhs which is solid orange, triangular in shape with a black Khanda. All proper Sikh Gurdwaras (as in the first pic) fly only the Sikh Nishan Sahib. From a traditional Sikh view 3-HO yogi bhajan followers demonstrate (in this link to a photo of their Guru Ram Das Ashram http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3893497335274&l=550d3156c5 ) their complete subservience to false worldly material power by exhibiting the Flag of God (The Nishaan Sahib) at a lower level than the flag of the United States in front of their 3HO Gurdwara in Los Angeles California. 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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In this recent video of Yogi Bhajan’s Sikh Dharma “Siblings of Destiny” Meeting you can see 3HO’s version of their “Sikh flag” which is square with white and yellow background depicting a blue Khanda (3HOers call it an “Adi Shakti”) instead of the traditional Nishan Sahib used by orthodox Sikhs which is solid orange, triangular in shape with a black Khanda. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3915122035878&l=0856f77d93

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Paintings of Baba Siri Chand shown with no head covering and without proper clothing at the Darbar Sahib inside 3HO Guru Ram Das Gurdwara at 1620 Preuss Road Los Angeles California. Sikhism is strongly against any idol worship! 3HO Sikhs should not worship or keep this painting of Siri Chand or any idol at their Los angeles or Espanola Gurdwara. Sikhism clearly rejects these tantric yogis and idol worshipers. Guru Granth Sahib clearly says that the son of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Siri Chand, did not obey His Word; he turned his back on Him as Guru. Read the following Gurbani: ਸਚੁ ਜਿ ਗੁਰਿ ਫੁਰਮਾਇਆ ਕਿਉ ਏਦੂ ਬੋਲਹੁ ਹਟੀਐ ॥ Sacẖ jė gur furmā▫i▫ā ki▫o eḏū bolhu hatī▫ai. The Guru gave the True Command; why should we hesitate to proclaim this? ਪੁਤ੍ਰੀ ਕਉਲੁ ਨ ਪਾਲਿਓ ਕਰਿ ਪੀਰਹੁ ਕੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹ ਮੁਰਟੀਐ ॥ Puṯrī ka▫ul na pāli▫o kar pīrahu kanĥ murtī▫ai. His sons did not obey His Word; they turned their backs on Him as Guru. Despite this clear command from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Yogi Bhajan's cult continues to revere siri chand in their kundalini yoga practices.
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Ivory elephant tusks surrounding Siri Guru Granth Sahib and other ornamentation distract from focusing on Guru Sahib.

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Tantric Mandala Painting inside Gurdwara Tantric mandalas or yantras are not part of Sikhi as you can read in this description on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandala Maṇḍala (मण्डल) is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle." In the Buddhist and Hindu religious traditions their sacred art often takes a mandala form. The basic form of most Hindu and Buddhist mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the shape of a T. Mandalas often exhibit radial balance.
These mandalas, concentric diagrams, have spiritual and ritual significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism. The term is of Hindu origin and appears in the Rig Veda as the name of the sections of the work, but is also used in other Indian religions, particularly Buddhism. In the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism, mandalas have been developed into sandpainting. They are also a key part of anuttarayoga tantra meditation practices.
Kolam The term Kolam normally refers to Hindu contexts and practices, while maṇḍala normally refers to Buddhist contexts and practices.[citation needed] Yet the terms are also used interchangeably, and maṇḍala is sometimes used as a cross-over term in Hindu contexts.

A yantra is a two- or three-dimensional geometric composition used in sadhanas, or meditative rituals. It is thought to be the abode of the deity. Each yantra is unique and calls the deity into the presence of the practitioner through the elaborate symbolic geometric designs. According to one scholar, “Yantras function as revelatory symbols of cosmic truths and as instructional charts of the spiritual aspect of human experience"
Many situate yantras as central focus points for Hindu tantric practice.Yantras are not representations, but are lived, experiential, nondual realities. As Khanna describes:

Despite its cosmic meanings a yantra is a reality lived. Because of the relationship that exists in the Tantras between the outer world (the macrocosm) and man’s inner world (the microcosm), every symbol in a yantra is ambivalently resonant in inner-outer synthesis, and is associated with the subtle body and aspects of human consciousness. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandala

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Huge Anti-Sikh yogic gem stones and tantric necklaces Inside 3HO Guru Ram Das Gurdwara at 1620 Preuss Road Los Angeles California

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Chinese idols of animals and pics of Yogi Bhajan Inside 3HO Guru Ram Das Gurdwara at 1620 Preuss Road Los Angeles California

SikhNet >Q: What happens to a kundalini yoga " Sikh / yogi " when they wear Yogi Bhajan 's tantric necklace? Answer:

Question: What happens to you when you wear Yogi Bhajan's tantric necklace?

Answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vxJ0BxUhTw

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This Hari Jiwan video advertisement really showcases the truth about Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Protocol-- his loathing for true Sikhism, his deathless devotion to Yogi Bhajan and his extraordinary garish taste in worldy treasures.

According to the absurd tantric science of Yogi Bhajan, promoted by Bhajan's Chief of Protocol M.S.S. Hari Jiwan Singh, "to attain the healing power of the gems you must soak individual stones overnight in rainwater, add milk and then drink the liquid. This is a potent elixir and is recommended and blessed by Yogi Bhajan himself."

The Chief then indulges us into more insane medical quackery when he cautions that "the gems should be removed prior to drinking the tonic." Which raises the question -- are gems good for continued stewing or does the customer need to make an additional purchase in case it's a single use dosage?

This is the 3 minute spiel. Hari Jiwan has a 9 minute "Gems as Medicine" version but it could be toxic.

It takes Hari Jiwan six minutes to unload the pitch for the tantric necklace, which the Mahan Tantric Yogi Bhajan told him to do. Did you know the Mahan Tantric asked him to offer you the necklace? He is offering it to you "with the blessing of the Mahan Tantric" so you can experience "a piece of him."

Notice the huge tantric yogic rings and necklaces Hari Jiwan is wearing and don't miss the Yogi Bhajan life size bust above HJ's head along with the statue of Durga or adi shakti goddess at his left and Hindu god Ganesh at HJ's right. Hari Jiwan could pass as some kind of tantric yoga mafia leader if he just wore some dark sunglasses.

Shame on SikhNet for promoting this anti-Sikh propaganda of Yogi Bhajan's right hand man Hari jiwan Singh Khalsa in a recent article on SikhNet. I worked closely with Hari jiwan for 30 years while I was part of Yogi Bhajan's tantric yoga dera and I have first-hand experience with Harijiwan's extensive corrupt and even illegal activities for which the Federal Trade Commission filed charges against Hari Jiwan in June 1997.
http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=435


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SikhNet featured article: "Yogis or Sikhs?"
January 12, 2012 by Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa
"Have you ever wondered how Yoga and Sikh Dharma work together? Well, I did. So, I asked my Master (Yogi Bhajan)."

Read what Guru Sahib says about Yogic rings"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

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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

Why does Yogi Bhajan's Chief of protocol Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa sell tantric necklaces, promote astrology and numerology readings when it is forbidden in the Sikh Reht Maryada for Sikhs to practice: “Influence of stars, Magic spells, incantations, omens, auspicious times, days & occasions, , horoscopic dispositions,” Chapter X Article XVI.
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=441

The answer is that Yogi Bhajan approved of and used tantric necklaces and astrology. New Age'rs want to believe in Magic & an easy way to salvation. So these gimmicks make lots of money for Yogi Bhajan's cult.
http://www.gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=441

I just saw this video by Yogi Bhajan's right-hand man Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa in which he purports that tantric necklaces will make you successful and happy. Hari Jiwan was considered by Yogi Bhajan as his "right Hand man" and spent literally every day of his life from 1978 until Yogi Bhajan's death in 2004 with his "Tantric Master". This video and many letters from Hari Jiwan prove that Yogi Bhajan himself approved and promoted these anti Sikh tantric necklaces. "Guru Hans was the impetus behind the “Tantric Necklace.” He’s an architect by training and while looking through old architectural books, came across the ancient geometrical pattern used in this necklace since ancient times. The Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan), who is the ‘Mahan Tantric’ (the Master of Tantric Yoga of which there is only one on the planet at a time), was so excited when this rediscovery was brought to him that he personally blessed each one, refined the process, and blessed Guru Hans Singh for his service."
Sikh Dharma Worldwide says, "View all Auction items here All proceeds go to SDW Dasvandh so please bid generously. Learn what the stars have in store for you, and chart your path by the numbers with these great astrology and numerological readings."
Tantric necklace being auctioned to raise money for Yogi Bhajan's Sikh Dharma Worldwide Organization
Jewelry from Nine Treasures
Tantric Necklace
Description:
Pink Crystal (Fire-Polished) Tantric Necklace from Nine Treasures; Jivan Jewerly.
Donated By:
Nine Treasures; Jivan Jewelry: satbachan@ninetreasures.com or 505-747-2524
Here comes the hardball sales pitch from Hari Jiwan for the anti-Sikh "individually blessed tantric necklaces by Yogi Bhajan" himself. This comes just one day after the soft sell letter I posted yesterday.
Just read the sacrilegious crap in Hari Jiwan's letter to Yogi Bhajan's "3HO family". Hari Jiwan(Sat Bachan Kaur who donated the tantric necklace above is his wife) was considered by Yogi Bhajan as his "right Hand man" and spent literally every day of his life from 1978 until Yogi Bhajan's death in 2004 with his "Mahan Tantric Master". This letter from Hari Jiwan proves that Yogi Bhajan himself approved and promoted these anti Sikh tantric necklaces. http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=402

Just read this nonsense from Hari Jiwan,"Tantric Necklace has a beauty and majesty of its own"~ Hari jiwan

It's like Hari Jiwan is trying to sell "magic" necklaces with fantasy promises. There is a reason why "Magic spells" are forbidden in the Sikh code of conduct!

According to Hari Jiwan, all of a sudden the wearer is transformed:

transformed into a yogi,
transformed into a queen/king,
transformed into another dimension where confidence and hope are manifested,
transformed into the realization that our dreams are on the way,
transformed into the experience of joy,
transformed into a being who truly believes they are worth and deserve more
because of their goodness.


Tantric Necklace
Sat Nam Dear Family,

I’ll tell you something which has shocked me. People write me with deep, heartfelt appreciation for their Tantric Necklace. I’m starting to see many more benefits which I had no idea about. Let me give you an example.

As you know I’m big on “worthiness,” the art of expecting more out of life. I believe and have experienced that everything is waiting for us on this path. All we have to do is accept more. We’ve been truly blessed. There are so many alternatives to what we do that gratitude just isn’t enough to express my luck. Before it does anything else, the Tantric Necklace brings more “worthiness” to the wearer. Please remember, besides its esoteric properties, it’s truly a beautiful necklace. I’ve been blessed to have lots of experience with the best jewelry in the world and I can tell you that the Tantric Necklace has a beauty and majesty of its own. It can be worn anywhere.

Just putting the Tantric Necklace on and standing in front of a mirror is dynamic. All of a sudden the wearer is transformed: transformed into a yogi, transformed into a queen/king, transformed into another dimension where confidence and hope are manifested, transformed into the realization that our dreams are on the way, transformed into the experience of joy, transformed into a being who truly believes they are worth and deserve more because of their goodness. Who knew? I certainly didn’t. Not until I received many letters from people who expressed a love they have for the Tantric Necklace. They actually “love” this Necklace. And why not, it’s working for them. For example, I received this email as I’m writing this. “I realize that my Aquamarine and Pearl Tantric Necklace has become an indispensable teaching tool for me in my Teaching Practice. I can’t thank you enough for providing this benefit which would not otherwise be available in the Universe. And I absolutely love it. Thank you.”

When the Siri Singh Sahib said that everything we sell is blessed. At the time, I thought it was a nice gesture, but really didn’t understand the depth of his words. After all, we were in the business of sales, not service. Times have changed. Either you fight them or adjust. Guru has led me out of my sales business and into the service business. I can’t say it’s been easy, because it hasn’t. But, what I can say is that it’s been the most rewarding experience of my life. I would have never thought that offering the Tantric Necklace to the world would bring back such a rewarding experience. So, I have to tell you, I get more out of these Necklaces than anyone because every time I provide one, I’m likely to experience the gratitude the wearer shows for the love of the Necklace.

This is called business and good will. This is what the Master taught. A spiritual business must have two goals, profit and good will. It’s really the same in all facets of a true life. This is how I learned to do good business from our Teacher. If I serve these two goals, I’ve been promised and I’ll experience that my God, my Guru, and my Teacher will run to me and make me more worthy to be able to accept more of their blessings. After all, our Guru wants to be represented in the correct way, so he can’t afford to allow more of his blessings to be accepted until the student, the Sangat, the Dharma is ready. Being ready means that you’ve already proved yourself in doing your duty to the Guru’s satisfaction. But, when the student, the Sangat, the Dharma are ready and have proven their worth (worthiness), God, Guru, the Teacher start working for them, in fact, can’t wait and run to them with devotion, love, and great blessings. They can’t wait to bestow blessings on those who do their duty. All are happy with this relationship. This is real business in a real Dharma.

I’m sure there’s lots more insight and benefits to this story. I can’t wait to find out. I’ll keep everyone informed. Stay tuned

In Humility of Service and Gratitude,

MSS Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa.

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Nine Treasures | 718 McCurdy Rd. | Espanola, NM 87532


Hari Jiwan says,
Sat Nam Dear Family,
Blessings from snowy New Mexico. It has been one year since I started writing all of you and telling stories of my life as lived and learned at the feet of the Master (Yogi Bhajan). It has been truly an honor to share these memories with you and I have greatly appreciated all of your feedback. It’s been a further honor for me in reminding myself of how I’ve been blessed and the feeling of gratitude which follows.
As some of you know, I am a great believer in supporting all facets of our Dharma, our organization, which was created by the Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan). Sikh Dharma Worldwide (SDW) is an entity that is near and dear to my heart and works tirelessly to maintain the essence of Yogi Bhajan's Teachings.
This winter SDW is holding an online Auction with unique, spiritual, one-of-a-kind items donated by our global Sangat. Items include custom artwork, jewelry, and passes to events such as Summer Solstice, Children’s Camp and Women’s Camp etc. etc. http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/2410/auctions/2772
If you are on the lookout for unique, conscious gifts for your friends and family, check out the many wonderful options that they have and help support SDW as well. If you have items you'd like to donate to the auction, please let them know.
I was happy to donate a Tantric Necklace to the auction and was trying to think of additional ways to help support SDW. I am therefore excited to extend this special offer to you, my friends and family. Please visit my website, www.jivanjewelry.com where you can choose from a many beautiful and powerful Tantric Necklaces. The Master has personally blessed all these necklaces individually. If you see something you like, enter code HARI2011 and receive 15% off your order. In addition, 15% of your purchase will also be donated to SDW.
We can all help the Siri Singh Sahib’s (Yogi Bhajan) legacy in believing in and donating for his and our Guru’s glory. And, here’s the best part, we begin to receive blessings right away in the form of a beautiful and powerful Tantric Necklace.

In Humility of Gratitude and Service,
MSS Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa
Nine Treasures | 718 McCurdy Rd. | Espanola, NM 87532

Why is SikhNet promoting Yogi Bhajan's use of tantric Yogic stones & jewelry for power?

In this You-tube video excerpt of a Yogi Bhajan lecture titled "Humbleness and Wearing Jewelry" by Gurumustuk at SikhNet, I was shocked to see how SikhNet blatantly promotes Yogi Bhajan's sacrilegious use of tantric Yogic stones & jewelry for power! I was appalled to see how Yogi Bhajan even ridicules true Singh's of the Khalsa panth who wear NO yogic rings or jewelry! Notice the huge gems Yogi Bhajan is wearing in the video. [image]
You'll notice the Singh in the painting next to Yogi Bhajan is wearing only Guru Sahib's adornments and NO yogic rings or jewelry.
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The Yogi Bhajan portrait in the Sikh Museum at the Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple)A fraud like Yogi Bhajan should not be displayed here adorned with all his tantric stones & yogic jewellry especially alongside the likes of Sant Singh Maskeen jee or Bhai Jasbir Singh Khalsa aka Veer jee. These Singhs were the true Panth Rattans not Yogi Puri a cult leader!!

Why does SikhNet call Yogi Bhajan the "Siri Singh Sahib " & leader of the Sikhs in the west when Bhajan's false title has been shown to be a lie? One can clearly see the text for Yogi Bhajan's name as "Bhai Harbhajan Singh Ji Yogi"
There is no mention of the title "Siri Singh Sahib" when in other Sikh's portraits the museum shows the title given by the Khalsa panth or Shri Akaal Takhat Sahib under their name.

Yogi Bhajan wore huge gemstones for their so called “tantric yogic energy and power". Yogi Bhajan adorned himself with these tantric 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 which is strictly against the Sikh Reht. Yogi Bhajan believed the gemstones had "energy affects" and influenced our destiny, thinking and actions. As Sikhs we are supposed to rely only on the Siri Guru Granth Sahib for support and guidance.

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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 100,000 worth of jewel within 72 hours.
Emerald (Mercury) has wonderful effect on the brain and is a cooling stone. Good luck for everyone.
Coral (Mars) is for balancing positive and negative forces.
Topaz (Jupiter) is a good luck stone.
Blue Sapphire (Saturn) can give so much energy to a person that he becomes negative. Those who are interested in details can read the Journal Beads, Summer 1972, p. 16. I do not know what is the opinion of the Jewelers on these statements but from the point of Sikhism these notions are worthless absurdities.
Yogi Bhajan does not wear the earrings of the Nath Panthi Yogis, but he wears precious gold rings (sometimes two and sometimes three) heavily studded with jewels, and cannot help displaying them ostentatiously, probably as a symbol of wealth acquired through the techniques of Tantric Yoga, which he sacrilegiously identifies with the techniques of Sikh mysticism. Bhai Gurdas, however, makes it clear to all Sikhs of all ages that Yoga asanas and yoga techniques are absolutely useless and unnecessary for Sikh meditations and the spiritual path of Sikhism:
jog jugat gursikh gurs am jhay a
The Guru has himself explained to the Sikhs the technique of true Yoga, and it is this: A Sikh must live in such a moral and spiritual poise that while hoping and waiting he ceases to aspire or crave for low ambitions and remains unconcerned and detached. He should eat little and drink little. He should speak little and never waste time in nonsensical discussion. He should sleep little at night and keep away from the snare of wealth. He should never crave avariciously after wealth and property.
Bhai Gurdas, Var 20 / 15

We still have very eminent scholars and saints who practice and live according to the Essentials of the Sikh Path with utter humility and devotion. They do not wear long robes. They do not wear gold and diamond rings. They do not contaminate Sikh doctrines and practices with practices of creeds and cults which are repulsive to Sikhism and strictly prohibited. There are piles and piles of correct interpretations of the Sacred Writings of the Sikhs written first by the great contemporaries of the Gurus like Bhai Gurdas, Bhai Mani Singh, Bhai Nand Lai, and our own contemporaries like Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh and Bhai Vir Singh. They not only interpreted it but lived it and suffered for it like living martyrs, never seeking anything but the Grace of God and the Gurus as a reward.
See an excerpt from a meditation taught by Yogi Bhajan listed on one of his student's websites promoting yogic gems at "YogaGems.com".

"Each finger represents a planet, whose energies we imbue with grace within ourselves and through our projection:

The little finger is Mercury, enhancing communication.

The ring finger represents the sun, empowering our physical bodies with healing and grace of motion.

The middle finger stands for Saturn. We strengthen virtues of patience and self-discipline.

The index finger is for Jupiter. We enshrine the light of wisdom within us.

The thumb represents the earth, ego, “dragons head and dragons tail.” We bring grace to the ego, so it supports our spirit.

I brought this realization of grace through the beautiful Light that had descended with me, wherein I experienced each finger’s cosmic connection—to the planet Mercury, the shining Sun, ringed Saturn, luminous Jupiter, and lastly, Earth—wherein dragons symbolize the spiraling DNA of creation, all these energies equally a part of my soul."

See these links by Yogi Bhajan's students promoting "Power necklaces".

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."

Why does Yogi Bhajan's Sikh Dharma Worldwide Organization auction tantric necklaces, astrology and numerology readings to raise funds? It is forbidden in the Sikh Reht Maryada for Sikhs to practice: “Influence of stars, Magic spells, incantations, omens, auspicious times, days & occasions, , horoscopic dispositions,” Chapter X Article XVI.

The answer is that Yogi Bhajan approved of and used tantric necklaces and astrology. New Age'rs want to believe in Magic & an easy way to salvation. So these gimmicks make lots of money for Yogi Bhajan's cult.

I just read a letter from Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa to Yogi Bhajan's "3HO family". Hari Jiwan(Sat Bachan Kaur who donated the tantric necklace above is his wife) was considered by Yogi Bhajan as his "right Hand man" and spent literally everyday of his life from 1978 until Yogi Bhajan's death in 2004 with his "Tantric Master". This letter from Hari Jiwan proves that Yogi Bhajan himself approved and promoted these anti Sikh tantric necklaces. "Guru Hans was the impetus behind the “Tantric Necklace.” He’s an architect by training and while looking through old architectural books, came across the ancient geometrical pattern used in this necklace since ancient times. The Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan), who is the ‘Mahan Tantric’ (the Master of Tantric Yoga of which there is only one on the planet at a time), was so excited when this rediscovery was brought to him that he personally blessed each one, refined the process, and blessed Guru Hans Singh for his service."

Sikh Dharma Worldwide says, "View all Auction items here All proceeds go to SDW Dasvandh so please bid generously. Learn what the stars have in store for you, and chart your path by the numbers with these great astrology and numerological readings."

Tantric necklace being auctioned to raise money for Yogi Bhajan's Sikh Dharma Worldwide Organization [image]
Jewelry from Nine Treasures
Tantric Necklace
Description:
Pink Crystal (Fire-Polished) Tantric Necklace from Nine Treasures; Jivan Jewerly.
Donated By:
Nine Treasures; Jivan Jewelry: satbachan@ninetreasures.com or 505-747-2524

Here comes the hardball sales pitch from Hari Jiwan for the anti Sikh "individually blessed tantric necklaces by Yogi Bhajan" himself. This comes just one day after the soft sell letter I posted yesterday.
Just read the sacrilegious crap in Hari Jiwan's letter to Yogi Bhajan's "3HO family". Hari Jiwan(Sat Bachan Kaur who donated the tantric necklace above is his wife) was considered by Yogi Bhajan as his "right Hand man" and spent literally every day of his life from 1978 until Yogi Bhajan's death in 2004 with his "Mahan Tantric Master". This letter from Hari Jiwan proves that Yogi Bhajan himself approved and promoted these anti Sikh tantric necklaces. http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=402

Hari Jiwan says,
Sat Nam Dear Family,

Blessings from snowy New Mexico. It has been one year since I started writing all of you and telling stories of my life as lived and learned at the feet of the Master (Yogi Bhajan). It has been truly an honor to share these memories with you and I have greatly appreciated all of your feedback. It’s been a further honor for me in reminding myself of how I’ve been blessed and the feeling of gratitude which follows.

As some of you know, I am a great believer in supporting all facets of our Dharma, our organization, which was created by the Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan). Sikh Dharma Worldwide (SDW) is an entity that is near and dear to my heart and works tirelessly to maintain the essence of Yogi Bhajan's Teachings.
This winter SDW is holding an online Auction with unique, spiritual, one-of-a-kind items donated by our global Sangat. Items include custom artwork, jewelry, and passes to events such as Summer Solstice, Children’s Camp and Women’s Camp etc. etc. http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/2410/auctions/2772

If you are on the lookout for unique, conscious gifts for your friends and family, check out the many wonderful options that they have and help support SDW as well. If you have items you'd like to donate to the auction, please let them know.

I was happy to donate a Tantric Necklace to the auction and was trying to think of additional ways to help support SDW. I am therefore excited to extend this special offer to you, my friends and family. Please visit my website, www.jivanjewelry.com where you can choose from a many beautiful and powerful Tantric Necklaces. The Master has personally blessed all these necklaces individually. If you see something you like, enter code HARI2011 and receive 15% off your order. In addition, 15% of your purchase will also be donated to SDW.

We can all help the Siri Singh Sahib’s (Yogi Bhajan) legacy in believing in and donating for his and our Guru’s glory. And, here’s the best part, we begin to receive blessings right away in the form of a beautiful and powerful Tantric Necklace.

In Humility of Gratitude and Service,
MSS Hari Jiwan Singh Khalsa
Nine Treasures | 718 McCurdy Rd. | Espanola, NM 87532

"Mahan tantric", Yogi Bhajan and his wife Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Puri who promote a whole slew of anti-Sikh activities received Panth Rattan. Now Sikh scholars want to frame rules for the award after once again it shows to be politically driven

Panth Rattan has become a politically driven award particularly considering that previous recipients before the corrupt Prakash Singh Badal were the "Mahan tantric", Yogi Bhajan and his wife Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Puri who promote a whole slew of anti-Sikh activities.

Here's the link to the article in the Tribune of India, Punjab news
- you may have to scroll down. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2011/20111207/punjab.htm#12

After viewing these pictures of Bibiji performing Hindu pujas you'll see why she is clearly not a Gursikh & her positions of leadership in the Sikh community should be revoked! You'll notice the same Swami is leading the puja as the one at 11-11-11 shiv/shakti yoga event.
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S.S. Gurubachan Singh at top left above Yogi Bhajan with orange turban. From left to right, Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa (Yogi Bhajan's wife), Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh Khalsa(Yogi Bhajan's son in law) and Kamaljit Kaur Khalsa (Yogi Bhajan's daughter) all wearing white turbans and donning the red mark of Shiva on their foreheads.

Why does Bhai Sahib Sat Pal Singh Khalsa, the Ambassador to Yogi Bhajan's Sikh Dharma, have this pic of his family with Yogi Bhajan and his wife doing Hindu puja with a swami on his website? http://bhaisahib.org/?attachment_id=440

Sikhs do not perform these Hindu rituals which are strictly forbidden by the Sikh Reht Maryada. http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=344

Let's make clear that Yogi Bhajan and Bibiji are not just lighting some candles and that this is in fact a Hindu puja in the pic above. This is the way a puja works. The devotee of shiva or whatever deity you are worshiping makes an offering to the god or goddess in return for a wish being granted. In this case it appears the offering was flower petals. Usually some kind of fire is involved to burn away or cleanse karmas from the devotee making the offering, in this case a candle is being used. Then the Hindu pundit or swami blesses the devotee with a red mark of paint on the forehead (the third eye in yogic tradition) which is commonly called the eye of Shiva. You can see in the photos that all these elements are being met for a Hindu puja.
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Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, PhD, holds the distinguished position of Bhai Sahiba or Chief Religious Minister of Sikh Dharma, and she was the wife of Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji for 52 years. To Sikhs around the globe, she is a revered "mother" and honored as an ambassador of good will and a harbinger of interfaith dialogue among religious leaders. In 2006 she was named the New Mexico Ambassador of Peace by Senator Shannon Robinson. Governor Bill Richardson appointed Bibiji as his Representative to India in 2007.

In 2005, Bibiji received the honorific "Panth Rattan," from Singh Sahib Iqbal Singh of Takhat Sri Patna Sahib. In Sikhism, we honor those people with title of Panth Rattan meaning "The Jewel of the Nation," for outstanding service given to the Sikh panth. It is a title seldom granted, and then only after serious consideration. In November of 2004, Bibiji was recognized by the Akal Takat as the Bhai Sahiba of Sikh Dharma of the Western Hemisphere, a position she has held in the West since 1975.
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This is no way for a Sikh leader to act!

For Bibiji & Yogi Bhajan and now their students to indulge in Hindu practices, such as having a Homa (fire puja) ceremony in front of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, to visit astrologers – as he did on a regular basis, to give people Sikh names through numerology rather than consult SGGS – I could go on and on – is totally hypocritical. Their disciples are now following in their footsteps.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=169369606419559&aid=42382
The 3HO people may do whatever Hindu practices they like; there is no law against it but they should not claim to be Khalsa or use Khalsa names, Singh and Kaur. For them to use the name Khalsa, when the overwhelming majority of them neither recites panj bani nor wear panj kaka, is hypocritical in the extreme. Of course this is really Yogi Bhajan’s fault for a really stupid decision to name all his students Singh/Kaur Khalsa, no matter what their level of commitment was to Sikhi. I believe this has deeply wounded the image of The Khalsa Panth in America.

Here is the condemnation of Idol Worship by Guru Gobind Singh Ji (extracts from various passages):

ਕਾਹੂ ਲੈ ਪਾਹਨ ਪੂਜ ਧਰਯੋ ਸਿਰ ਕਾਹੂ ਲੈ ਲਿੰਗ ਗਰੇ ਲਟਕਾਇਓ ॥
Someone worships stone and places it on his head. Someone hangs the phallus (lingam) from his neck. .(pg.42)

ਕੋਉ ਬੁਤਾਨ ਕੋ ਪੂਜਤ ਹੈ ਪਸੁ ਕੋਉ ਮ੍ਰਿਤਾਨ ਕੋ ਪੂਜਨ ਧਾਇਓ ॥
Some fools worship idols and some go to worship the dead. (pg.42)

ਪਾਇ ਪਰੋ ਪਰਮੇਸਰ ਕੇ ਜੜ ਪਾਹਨ ਮੈਂ ਪਰਮੇਸਰ ਨਾਹੀ ॥੯੯॥
O fool! Fall at the feet of Lord-God, The Lord is not within the stone-idols.99.(pg.111)

ਤੇ ਭੀ ਬਸਿ ਮਮਤਾ ਹੁਇ ਗਏ ॥ਪਰਮੇਸਰ ਪਾਹਨ ਠਹਿਰਏ ॥੧੩॥
THEY were also overpowered by ‘mineness’ and exhibited the Lord in statues. 13. .(pg.134)

ਪਾਹਨ ਪੁਜੈ ਹੈ ਏਕ ਨ ਧਿਐ ਹੈ ਮਤ ਕੇ ਅਧਕ ਅਧੇਰਾ ॥ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਕਹੁ ਤਜਿ ਹੈ ਬਿਖ ਕਹੁ ਭਜਿ ਹੈ ਸਾਝਹਿ ਕਹਹਿ ਸਵੈਰਾ ॥
Worshiping stones, they will not meditate on the One Lord; there will be the prevalence of darkness of many sects; leaving the ambrosia they will desire for poison, and they will name the evening time as early-morning; .(pg.1142) (eg hindus and christians)

ਤਾਸ ਕਿਉ ਨ ਪਛਾਨਹੀ ਜੋ ਹੋਹਿ ਹੈ ਅਬ ਹੈ ॥ਨਿਹਫਲ ਕਾਹੇ ਭਜਤ ਪਾਹਨ ਤੋਹਿ ਕਛੁ ਫਲਿ ਦੈ ॥
Why do you not pray to him, who will be there in the future and who is here in the present? You are worshipping stones uselessly; what will you gain by this worship? (pg. 1289)
ਅੱਛਤ ਧੂਪ ਦੀਪ ਅਰਪਤ ਹੈ ਪਾਹਨ ਕਛੂ ਨ ਖੈ ਹੈ ॥

Yogi Bhajan and now his 3HO sect are clearly against Sikhism. It is not as simple as saying “So what we do some yoga…” Guess what? These Hindu pujas, kundalini and tantric yoga practices are anti- Gurmat! Always were and always will be. It is not their fault that Yogi Bhajan led them astray just look at the pics above where Yogi Bhajan is clearly performing Hindu puja and allowing his family to also induldge in this ceremony. Dr. Trilochan Singh’s book which is critical of Yogi Bhajan in the light of Sikhism has even more relevance today than it did 35 years ago when it was written.
http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?mode=page&id=1

View these new videos by Yogi Bhajan chela Gurmukh Kaur for more evidence that 3HOers are openly promoting Un Sikh like practices of Hindu fire puja, idol worship and occult astrology! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWm53xo-xnY&feature=related

EVERY Sikh is representative of the Guru and the Khalsa Panth, especially one who is in the public eye. If they behave in a way that breaches SRM (Sikh Rehit Maryada) the whole Khalsa suffers.
"Jab lag Khalsa rahe niara. tab lag tej dio mai sara.
jab eh gahe bipran ki reet. mai na karo in ki parteet".
"So long as Khalsa retains his distinct identity, I will give him my entire radiance and strength. But if he should take on a non-Sikh way of life, then I shall have no confidence in him and withdraw my support and protection". Guru Gobind Singh Ji

EVERY Sikh is representative of the Guru and the Khalsa Panth, especially one who is in the public eye. If they behave in a way that breaches SRM (Sikh Rehit Maryada) the whole Khalsa suffers.

It is becoming more and more obvious that 3HO (whoever that actually is) has consciously or unconsciously decided to position itself as part Sikh and part Hindu. It seems to me that they just flat out don't understand just how this will wound taditional Sikh sentiments as the Punjabis find out that Yogi Bhajan's 3HO are doing this. Maybe they just don't care.

Snatam Kaur Khalsa openly admits to performing Hindu Arti at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh in a letter published by Spirit Voyage,
"To finish the ceremony Swami ji invited me to sit behind him. I found myself next to Gurmukh. She leaned over and asked with knowing eyes... “Are you ok?” I said to her “Yes.” But as she turned away and I found my eyes falling on the rushing waters of the Ganga, a voice inside screamed... “No, I am not ok! I am in pain!"
Then Snatam Kaur goes on to describe the Ganges river as a goddess when she says, "The teaching tent for the 11.11.11 course is right next to the Ganga River. It is a very deep experience to take in Her(The Ganges river) loving presence while practicing the sacred science of Kundalini yoga, chanting together, and meditating."

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Find the full photo album of Yogi Bhajan chelas anti Sikh Shiv/Shakti "Mother Ganga" event on Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa's facebook page and on this link:
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This is the view of the idol of Shiva and the Ganges river from where Snatam Kaur and Gurmukh Kaur are performing the Hindu Arti and Puja in the first pic above.

The Chardi Kalaa jatha was also performing at this Arti ceremony in Rishikesh as Santam Kaur goes on to say in her letter,"Swami ji arrived and sang so beautifully.The Chardi Kalaa jatha played some of the most inspirational and soul stirring Kirtan I had every heard."

Sikhs do not perform these Hindu rituals which are strictly forbidden by the Sikh Reht Maryada. http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=344

View these new videos by Yogi Bhajan chela Gurmukh Kaur for more evidence that 3HOers are openly promoting Un Sikh like practices of Hindu fire puja, idol worship and occult astrology! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWm53xo-xnY&feature=related

EVERY Sikh is representative of the Guru and the Khalsa Panth, especially one who is in the public eye. If they behave in a way that breaches SRM (Sikh Rehit Maryada) the whole Khalsa suffers.

"Jab lag Khalsa rahe niara. tab lag tej dio mai sara.
jab eh gahe bipran ki reet. mai na karo in ki parteet".
"So long as Khalsa retains his distinct identity, I will give him my entire radiance and strength. But if he should take on a non-Sikh way of life, then I shall have no confidence in him and withdraw my support and protection". Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Santam Kaur has also made recordings chanting Hindu mantras like Shiva OM which is also against Sikh Reht Maryada.

In this latest article published by SikhNet, SikhNet blatantly supports and promotes Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and her anti Sikh activities!http://www.sikhnet.com/news/gurmukh-kaur-coming-edmonton
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SikhNet needs to follow the Sikh Reht & stop promoting Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa who is used as a "Poster Yogi" by Parmarth Niketan Ashram. http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=374

Just read this update on Gurmukh Kaur's facebook page. Please note the people who are commenting and her posts. There doesn't appear to be any Sikhs posting or anything about Sikhism but rather Gurmukh gives her chelas false hope in the Vedic "akashic records" and some "magical Aquarian Age" date of 11-11-11. I don't know why Gurmukh doesn't change her name to Shiva Dasi Devi; that would be more in keeping with her practices. http://www.facebook.com/GurmukhKaurKhalsa?sk=wall&filter=1Status

Update
By Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
We are supposed to be in a period where all your thoughts can move all over the place into realms of what you are going towards in your destiny. After November 4, 2011, whatever you have wished for, envisioned for your destiny, what you want to achieve to fulfill your life, will be set in the akashic records for 29 years.
So take the time now to write down what it is you want to achieve, what is important for your happiness and your destiny, and project into the future for 29 years.
You can edit the list until next week on Friday.

Take the list home and put it into a holy book, or on their altar, under their prayer book, etc, to purify the wishes and visions. Rework them as you see fit.

You don't have to know all the details for your visions and wishes. Just the general concept.
Sat Nam

Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Santam Kaur & The Chardi Kalaa jatha are an embarrassment to the Khalsa panth. Gurmukh has been photographed doing Hinduhoma fire pujas and doesn't even wear a Sikh kara. Even in the pic above which SikhNet so blatently publishes shows Gurmukh Kaur doing homage to the sun in Rishikesh on the river Ganga where you can see a Hindu temple in the backgroud of the pic. How can Sikhnet support this anti Sikh woman?
http://gurmukhyoga.com/forum/index.php?id=307

I pray Gurmukh Kaur will visit the small Gurdwara on the banks of the Ganges at Haridwar, called Gian Gothdri, which marks Guru Nanak's visit there.

When Guru Nanak saw people doing puja to the sun, as is Gurmukh Kaur in this picture, he asked what they were doing. "We are giving water to our thirsty forefathers who live on the sun", they said. So, he also waded into the river and started doing likewise but facing in the opposite direction. Everybody laughed at him and said, "Don't you even know which way the sun is?" He replied, "I've been away from my farm in the Punjab for quite some time and my fields are probably parched, so I thought I should take this opportunity to water them (in the west)". They all laughed some more and said, "Silly fool, Punjab is hundreds of miles away and this water is just falling a foot away right in front of you." Guru Nanak replied, " Oh, but I thought the sun was much further away?" A few probably understood what Guru Nanak was getting at, and stopped doing that futile nonsense, but most, like Gurmukh Kaur, carried on still blissfully ignorant.

"Jab lag Khalsa rahe niara. tab lag tej dio mai sara.
jab eh gahe bipran ki reet. mai na karo in ki parteet".
"So long as Khalsa retains his distinct identity, I will give him my entire radiance and strength. But if he should take on a non-Sikh way of life, then I shall have no confidence in him and withdraw my support and protection". Guru Gobind Singh Ji

EVERY Sikh is representative of the Guru and the Khalsa Panth, especially one who is in the public eye. If they behave in a way that breaches SRM (Sikh Rehit Maryada) the whole Khalsa suffers.
Let us look at Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa's name, the one whom SikhNet & 3HO so blithely dismiss as "a popular Yogini". Her first name is Gurmukh. Forget the nonsensical Yogi Bhajan translation; Gurmukh is a very powerful word from Gurbani, meaning that person whose face is forever turned towards the Guru. And that means Guru Nanak and his successors, not some Hindu Swami the demigod Shiva or the Mother Ganga river. Sometimes in Gurbani, Gurmukh refers to Guru Sahib himself.
How can a Gurmukh be doing Hindu puja?
Second name is Kaur, meaning a princess of the khalsa. The last name is Khalsa. Anyone who calls themselves Khalsa MUST live as a reflection of Guru Gobind Singh ji and his rehit. Otherwise they should call themselves something else.
She can do as much Hindu puja as she likes but she should spare the Khalsa the embarrassment of having to see it plastered all over the internet. It is absolutely against SRM and is very insulting to the Khalsa and indeed to all Sikhs, especially those whose relatives were slaughtered and raped by Hindus in 1984.
I don't know why she doesn't change her name to Shiva Dasi Devi; that would be more in keeping with her practices.

This is a response to a 3HOers comment in the Sikhism discussion group on facebook. Sarib Khalsa says: "Hey, what do you care how someone else wants to live their life? Her life is her life, not yours, you horses ass. And since when are "Singh" and "Kaur" not part of "Hindu" tradition? Where do you think they came from?

Whether you like it or not there is a huge cultural overlap with many aspects of "Hindu" culture and traditions. We used to not be separated or threatened by this. Overlaps existed without negating Sikh ideals or philosophy. British political interests wanted a wide, dark line demarcating the two. They wanted a loyal, neutered, anglicized, even christianized Sikhism, separate from and not aligned with the interests of "Hindus." They mostly got that. There are political interests today that want to interfere in similar ways, they come down from the same intelligence service lineage, those are the guys paying you.

And in case you didn't know, there ARE writings of "Hindu" saints in Guru Granth Sahib. Go bang your head against another wall."

Gursant Singh's reply: What is most shocking to me is your total lack of understanding or even caring about the sensibilities of most Sikhs from Punjab. While it is true that, in India, Sikhs and Hindus live side by side, amicably and peaceably, most Sikhs that I know are all too well aware of how the Central (Hindu) government has treated the Sikhs, especially those in the Punjab, in a terrible fashion ever since Indian independence.

If you need to know more, read the article here.

Two of my favorite Sikh writers teamed up together to write this article:

http://www.sikhnn.com/views/august-15-india%E2%80%99s-shackles-old-and-new?page=2
August 15: India’s Shackles, Old and New

It is becoming more and more obvious that 3HO (whoever that actually is) has consciously or unconsciously decided to position itself as part Sikh and part Hindu. It seems to me that they just flat out don't understand just how this will wound taditional Sikh sentiments as the Punjabis find out that Yogi Bhajan's 3HO are doing this. Maybe they just don't care.

I would be curious to find out who is feeding you this stuff about it all being the fault of the British that the Sikhs and Hindus are separate. I feel sure that you don't have that knowledge by your own research; it's clearly being spoon fed to you.

I don't think I need to reiterate about SRM and the teachings of the Guru Sahiban, I have posted all that here so many times already.

I have to say that I feel saddened by your childish arrogance and by the path that the Bhajanistas have chosen. As some are always posting here, they certainly have a right to worship in whatever way they want. But this creeping Hinduism is an insult to all those who died and suffered to preserve the separate identity of Sikhi that was given by Guru Nanak and solidified by Guru Gobind Singh.

Bulletin from the cause: Call to Truth and Authentic Sikhism
Go to Cause:
http://www.causes.com/causes/518356-call-to-truth-and-authentic-sikhism
Posted By: Gursant Singh
To: Members in Call to Truth and Authentic Sikhism
Hindu Homa (fire puja) ceremony performed by 3HOer Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa in Rishikesh! Stop these enemies of Sikhism! Write Sikhnet and Gurumustak Singh(Mr. Sikhnet) and insist they write an article denouncing these fake Sikh idol worshipers.
http://www.facebook.com/sikhnet
http://www.facebook.com/mrsikhnet

For Yogi Bhajan and now his students to indulge in Hindu practices, such as having a Homa (fire puja) ceremony in front of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, to visit astrologers – as he did on a regular basis, to give people Sikh names through numerology rather than consult SGGS – I could go on and on – is totally hypocritical. His disciples are now following in his footsteps.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=169369606419559&aid=42382
The 3HO people may do whatever Hindu practices they like; there is no law against it but hey should not claim to be Khalsa or use Khalsa names, Singh and Kaur. For them to use the name Khalsa, when the overwhelming majority of them neither recites panj bani nor wear panj kaka, is hypocritical in the extreme. Of course this is really Yogi Bhajan’s fault for a really stupid decision to name all his students Singh/Kaur Khalsa, no matter what their level of commitment was to Sikhi. I believe thi


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