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Yogi Bhajan Complains
Posted on November 13, 2017

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Date:  Posted 5 years before Nov 13, 2017

 

MiBeloved 5 years ago

This morning during practice on the astral side, I got some assistance from Yogi Harbhajan Singh and also from Srila Yogeshwarananda.

 

Yogi Bhajan was expressing some disappointment because many of his students did not push on with practice through the years since the 1970s. He said that if they did, by now he would have had several siddha students to his credit.

 

There are so many distractions and also inefficiencies during yoga practices. These serve to stunt the growth of a yogin. Plain determination is not enough. Even living in an ashram is not enough. One has to realize, challenge and eventually obliterate the forces which stunt practice.

 

Srila Yogesh was saying that I should always be sure to complete Tibeti Yogi’s process before doing the head infusion.

 

Tibeti’s process is the one of first making sure that the trunk, thighs, legs and feet are filled with new pranic energy by breath infusion. He demands a full focus on this in the first part of a session. It means total neglect of the head of the subtle body during the first part of a kundalini yoga session with full focus down in the trunk of the subtle body and using a blind fold if possible to keep the mind from seeking out other interests.

 

unlimitedsun 5 years ago

MiBeloved wrote:

Yogi Bhajan was expressing some disappointment because many of his students did not push on with practice through the years since the 1970s. He said that if they did, by now he would have had several siddha students to his credit.

 

unlimitedsun's comment:

I guess as previously explained, increasing the numbers of students on the off chance that more might make the mark wouldn't do the trick either.

 

MiBeloved 5 years ago

It is the frequency and intensity of practice which adds up. Here is what Patanjali said:

 

Verse 21

 

तीव्रसंवेगानामासन्नः२१

 

tīvrasavegānām āsanna

 

tīvra – very intense; savegānām – regarding those who practice forcibly; āsanna – whatever is very near, what will occur soon.

 

For those who practice forcefully in a very intense way, the skill of yoga will be achieved very soon.

 

Commentary:

Even though Śrī Patañjali stated that yoga is attained after a long time, he qualified that statement by saying that it is achieved shortly by those who have intense speedy practice. In fact one cannot conclude yoga practice in any life without intensity and persistence. It is impossible otherwise.

 

 

Verse 22

 

मृदुमध्याधिमात्रत्वात्ततोऽपि विशेषः२२

 

mdu madhya adhimātratvāt tata api viśea

 

mdu – slight; madhya – mediocre; adhimātratvāt – from intense; tata – then; api – even; viśea – rating.

 

Then there are even more ratings,

according to intense, mediocre, or slight practice.

 

Commentary:

Yoga practice yields results according to the intensity of correct practice. One person might practice intensely with the wrong methods. His result will be the realization of the incorrect practice. Another person might practice very little with the correct method but he too might not get the results because his practice does not have much forcefulness.

 

Śrī Patañjali Maharshi gave four rates. Very intense (tīvra savega), intense (adhimātratvā), mediocre (madhya), and slight (mŗdu).

 

(Yoga Sutra Chapter 1)

 

unlimitedsun 5 years ago

That actually answers better the question I was trying to ask. Thank you!

 

rishi 5 years ago

Dear Mi ,

How beautiful, clear and precise your instructions are.

 

unlimitedsun 5 years ago

Namaste Richi,

You are so right about Yogiraja!

We are a uniquely fortunate group to take benefit of his instructions and guidance here.

He has made several books available to us, you shall find out... simply invest time on enriching yourself.

Surya aka Salif