Yesterday I protested a Hindu fire puja or "Yagna" as a concerned Sikh
Yesterday I protested a Hindu fire puja or "Yagna" as a concerned Sikh being performed at Gurmukh Kaur's Yogi Bhajan Hollywood kundalini yoga center. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CqUTzuX1Q4&list=UUQDV5etGNZ9AnZ-3PnLklzw
Its not that I am opposed to Hindus performing these fire pujas because that is their right and duty as Hindus but someone like Gurmukh Kaur who uses Sikh names, wears Sikh clothes, a Sikh turban and calls herself a Sikh, should not be performing these type of Hindu rituals and worship of Hindu gods as it violates the Sikh code of conduct and misrepresents Sikhs and the Sikh religion especially because Gurmukh is in such a public position as a world renowned yoga teacher. For a Sikh their worship should be rendered only to the One Timeless Being and to no god or goddess.
You can clearly hear in the video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_A_GxCGtI4&list=UUQDV5etGNZ9AnZ-3PnLklzw
how the participants at Gurmukh's yoga studio parking lot are chanting bhajans to the Hindu god Krishna in celebration of his birthday. Gurmukh Kaur even states in her invitation to this event: http://track.namastelight.com/v/443/2cc22f22dd33d80af41953551e6d43f0a8eeb9a0e06bb57d
"On the 16th of August, we'll be so blessed with the presence of a holy man from India, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati. We'll honor Lord Krishna's Birthday at Golden Bridge Hollywood with a Yagna, which is a fire ceremony for purification that they do every single evening alongside the Mother Ganga in Rishikesh, India, which we love so much and is where we hold our Teachers' Training Immersions.
In this glorious daily celebration you throw into the flames a collection of many kinds of seeds to purify your day so that by the time the Sun sets, you've entered the evening time with peace, tranquility, and a return back to your heart... no matter what happened during the day.
Now we here in Hollywood shall be blessed to celebrate in our parking lot with a contained fire, beautiful prayers, chanting, a message from the holy banks of the Mother Ganga through our Beloved Swamiji, and beautiful food. This beautiful celebration has no fee, no cost. Our celebration requires just your presence. Bring your family and your friends. This will truly be an occasion to behold.
Lord Krishna ignited the Souls of thousands of people to Unconditional Love... no matter what. Right now on this beautiful Earth that God has given us, we need to return to Love. Right now...we need to return to Love.
With Love and Blessings,
These are just a few pics in the facebook link below, from yesterday's parking lot fire puja at Gurmukh Kaur's Hollywood yoga studio. It smelled awful! They were chanting some hypnotic mantras which reminded me of some druggie hippie event from the 1960's. I'm sure glad to be out of there! https://www.facebook.com/gursant/media_set?set=a.10204507985839030.1073741846.1214270541&type=1
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! In front of Gurmukh Kaur's yoga studio, I asked her to discuss how a Sikh should conduct themselves, why do so many Sikhs oppose her performing these Hindu pujas? Gurmukh responded with "We won't be discussing anything" as she arrogantly walked back inside her yoga studio. I also talked to a 3HO young man wearing a dastar in his late twenties outside Gurmukh's yoga studio. I asked him how he could justify attending Gurmukh's Hindu fire puja and his response was that his wife is not a Sikh and he quickly walked away when I presented the fact that these Hindu fire pujas are against Sikh teachings. Even though I saw many 3HO people come inside the yoga studio for Gurmukh's fire puja, no one else talked to me.
I took many pictures and videos which I will post when I get home to Yuba City. All in all it was very very disturbing to witness how these Yogi Bhajan followers who call themselves Sikhs and use Sikh names, worship Hindu gods and practice Hindu rituals. My conclusion is that "They just don't care!" I am sad to report that 3HOers like Gurmukh Kaur are beyond arrogant and completely wrapped up in their fake Hollywood world. They are completely under the control of maya! The Swami has them under his spell. I am so happy to be out of that awful Hollywood scene of maya. Its only by Guru Sahib JI's grace that I survived.