Teachings of the Master: A Lecture By Yogi Bhajan, August 1, 2000
In the next twelve to fourteen years you will be needed by the world. It does not matter who one is today, or to whom one belongs. People's minds are going to go empty. In the Piscean Age the main need was for knowledge, for creative legacy. That's why in the Piscean Age sex was taboo: it was monitored, matured, glorified. Sex and sensuality were considered the primary attractions. Beauty was physical, and people pursued each other. Sexual intercourse was the orientation of relationship, and it reached the point of obnoxious duality. Perversion became very prominent.
Duality Won't Work Anymore
But the time is changing and people are looking towards fulfillment of the self through purity and piety, individuality, and reality. They don't want to practice duality anymore: that's why you will find few marriages. Sex will not be the attraction. A Sensory System will develop; a new system where the individual will find him or herself complete. Communication will be humongous. Everybody will have access to all knowledge. With a push of the button you can get any information you want. The whole world will be at your disposal.
The obsession with sex will have no place. One will not look for satisfaction through physical intercourse. It will be automatic that one will find satisfaction through the self-sensory system, which people will develop in the coming 50 years. The foundation is being laid now because the cusp period is 1991 to 2012 for the Age of Pisces to go and the Age of Aquarius to come. We have already gone through nine years of these 21 years.
What is that personal sensory system? There will be no need for cosmetic make-up. People will be open, straight, simple, and their beauty will be internal, not external. Man and woman are going to reach out with such dignity, such devotion, such an elevated loftiness of self that the beauty of the human character will be so bewitching.
Not only the one who is willing will be enjoying and realizing, but their realization will be so profound that no destructive temptation by another person will work.
What We Are Leaving Behind
The Piscean Age was the ugliest age. It was an era in which the female was rooted out from her roots, and exploited to the brink and to the brim by men. Male-female relationship didn't have any strength. It didn't have any character. It didn't have any taste. So females in the past century gave birth to the most fearful, insecure, impotent or oversexed men, and sexual disorder was worse than ever before in the past 3,000 years.
In humankind, men were sexually inferior: they did not have the power of endurance. And they could not carry the love and polarity of the female. In other words, men and women could not become a unit. Their sexual habits were so shallow that the Akashic record did not even record them. Men were the product of being worthless and useless: their sexual intimacy had no depth.
The men produced in the last century, whom we call "great," wanted to indulge in the power of destruction. That's why we created the atom bomb, the hydrogen bomb, and smart bombs; we had two wars, and we killed more people in the name of religion than anything else. Religion became not reality, but an ugly fanaticism.
The Working God
The ugliest thing that happened in this last century is that man started finding God outside himself. Man forgot that God is the working God, Karta Purkh, which Nanak said works and breathes in us. It's part of us; it's not separate. We were blind to God's presence everywhere.
The only way to survive today is through the insanity of the ego. Not ego—ego has a rational reference—but the insanity of the ego. Man's ego is like a snake which spews poison at you like a fountain. It doesn't mean anything. It just scares you, that's all.
People have become limited, small, squeezed to a point of just physical existence. Today we are six billion ugly ducklings of the human race living on the planet, and we have no quality, no quantity, no character, and no commitment. Look at our character—it's wrapped in lies and inconsistency. We truthfully say things which are not true. We dramatically say things which are not true.
And we do the ugliest thing on this planet: we build a power which surrounds the individual. How many houses, how many boyfriends, how much money do we have? We end up adding on dirt—a termite heap of dirt.
In character we have become very shallow. How many and how big are our TV sets? How many cars do we have? You'll never hear a person talking about how much satisfaction, how much containment, how much contentment, how much character, and how much realization he has. You won't hear it these days.
"Who had sex with who? Who wants who? Who chased who? Who is nude? Who is more nude?" Do you understand? There's a competition going on. You see all our magazines—it's a human joke. And when a race of humans starts making mockery of themselves openly and obnoxiously, nothing is sacred.
So this is the state of affairs, and it has to go on for 12 more years of this cusp period. And it will be bad for us.
Building the Foundation of the New Age
My idea to present this to you is that many of you will try to reach out to help people or help yourself, and you will have something to understand. It's called "Building the Foundation of the New Age."
The Age of Aquarius will be the age of experience where only people of experience will be liked, respected, worshipped, talked to and understood. It's not a matter of how young or old you are, how white you are, or how black you are.
Religion as it has been known has become absolutely obsolete because in the past 5000 years religion has been teaching you to redeem your soul. Soul is already redeemed. What you should redeem is your being cheap, shallow, worthless, useless, not true to your words, not true to your commitment, and not true to your character. That's what you should redeem.
The majority of the world is nothing but show business. You put on a show. And spirituality is nothing but a show. No human believes that they are a fact of life, a fact of existence; that they are real, that they are born in the image of God. The most magnificent Allah, most infinite God Jehovah, most pure, wise Lord Buddha—whatever you want to call your God—has created you in His own image, and this is it. So God in the New Age is called He-She-It. He, She, and It. And if you don't understand the totality of God as He, She, and It, then you are s_ _ _. You can put silver leaf or gold leaf on it, that is still what you are. So you are wrapped in gold, your wealth, and you think you are covered. You are wrong. You are wrapped in silver and you think you are shining and bright, and you can make a fool of others? You are deadly wrong.
The fact is there is nothing more beautiful, more worthy, or more conscious than you.
To Be, To Be
The time has come of self-value. And the question is not: "To be or not to be?" The statement is: "To be, to be." "I am. I Am." The time has come not to search for God, but to be God. Time is not to worship God, but to trust and dwell in the working God.
As this is coming through me, it is cleansing me. If you are not listening and only hearing, you are not getting it. But if you are listening, it will go into you. You have to come to the awareness of how bad and unfortunate we have made this world as ugly as possible, and how beautiful actually God created it. We are purely enemies of God, because God within us is in pain, and there is no God outside us. Each one is the manifestation of God, so it won't work to create God by making a stone God. Every grain of sand is God. And we have to have our subtle body, our sophisticated self to see it.
In reality, you are a bunch of molecules living by the Pranic Body. You are nothing more, nothing less. As long as the psyche will not merge in you, equally in balance, you will have no awareness. Human existence is a combination of the Pranic Body and psyche energy, which is the Universe, Prakirti, the creation in proportion. When you have that state of mind you are clean and clear. You stop searching: you start practicing. The oddness in you becomes even and your flow becomes as vast as the Universe—and sometimes beyond the Universe. You have the authentic reach to yourself. I don't want anybody because I want everybody. This concept is very difficult. I don't want to be "I"; I don't want to be "we." I want to be "just as it is." And my run is with the flow of the psyche of the Universe as it takes me, as it moves me, as it desires me. Man will stop cutting corners and come to a real existence. And it's not long from now.
Any person who thinks he is great may be nothing, because the Information Age is so powerful and so knowable and so acknowledgeable and so understandable, that nothing can work. We will not be competent to cheat each other, but we can help and deal with each other as equal. There's no beautiful, no ugly. The love of existence of our life and of our breathing will be in need of the flow of the psyche in us. Therefore, we can be a real combination of self within the self. And the sensory system which will develop automatically out of us will be our archangel protecting us and glorifying us.
Living by the Self-Sensory System
Those who hustle and hassle and move and want, will just die suffering. They'll not get anything. Now the time has come that you will have a meditative mind to wait and see what comes to you. Your mind will direct you to work towards the right channels.
You will meet the right people. Our future is now, and our presence is our purity. We don't have to purify ourselves—we are pure. We simply have to not make it ugly by diversion, by concoctions, stories, and by creating meaningless romance and fantasy, and imagining things which are zero.
We'll master ourselves through our service, through our character, through our commitment, and the most powerful thing which people have—our grace. Our individual grace is the most wanted today. And our projection, which will give us satisfaction, fulfillment, and exaltation, is our nobility. We will act noble, gracious, kind, and compassionate. These are our essential features.
Our creativity will be our sensory system. And through this sensory system we will be overflowing with energy, touching the hearts of people, and feeling their feeling, and filling their emptiness. We will act great and our flow will fulfill the gratefulness in the hearts of others. It will be a new relationship. We will create a new humanity which will have the new sensory system, and thus we will establish the Age of Aquarius. This is the fundamental character you have to learn by heart.
© 2003 The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan