YOGI BHAJAN: FATHER OF HUMANOLOGY
is the time of great happiness and joy as we celebrate the birth and life of our Dear Teacher, the Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, fondly referred to as Yogi Bhajan.
When he arrived in the United States in December of 1968, Yogi Bhajan stated his mission quite clearly. He said, "I have come to create Teachers, not to gather disciples. Determined to train leaders and teachers with the power to heal, uplift, and inspire humanity, he taught Kundalini Yoga openly to the public, breaking the tradition of secrecy which had surrounded it for centuries.
Born on August 26, 1929, in what was then India but is today part of Pakistan, he was born with the mark of a saint on the bottom of his foot. He
was taken to many holy places by his parents as a small baby, and thus
The Masters Feet
began his training in higher consciousness. During his childhood he learned from his wise and saintly grandfather, who sent him to a Spiritual Teacher when he was 7 years old. At the age of 16-1/2 he was declared a master of Kundalini Yoga under the unrelenting guidance of the great Master Sant Hazara Singh.
He was a teenager during the partition of India in 1947. When his village became part of Pakistan; he was put in charge of leading over a thousand people to safety in Delhi, through a country in tremendous upheaval.
After settling his family in Delhi, he attended Punjab University where he received his Master's degree in Economics and was a champion debater and star athlete. He served the Government of India until he came to the West. He was married to Dr. Bibiji Inderjit Kaur in 1953. Together they had three children, and five grandchildren.
Yogi Bhajan Teacher: Sant Hazara SIngh
Yogi Bhajan was gifted with a special mantra, "Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru," by Guru Ram Das, and he told him whenever the students of Kundalini Yoga are in need, to recite this mantra and he promised to be there for them. It is a mantra of protection and miracles.
He left us with so many beautiful and inspiring, and yet simple, life-guiding statements.Here are just a few:
"Happiness is Your Birthright."
"It's not the life you life, it's the courage you bring to it."
"It is not that the Teacher is a super human being.
The Teacher gives you a chance to become a super human being."