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Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Motherhood

If you want to give your son or your daughter strength, the only thing you can give them is your experience as divine. They can look to you as divine—the feeling, the urge, the reality.

These days mothers have no time. That's why we want those forty days—not as a punishment. We are asking that for those forty days the mother and child be together so that creativity and values can be established. From the 120th day in the womb to those forty days from birth, the entire character and values of the child are built.

You do not understand your features. Your features are not your beautiful nose, your beautiful cheeks, beautiful lips, and so on. These are not your features. Your features are your beautiful behavior, your beautiful character, your beautiful health, your beautiful spirit, your beautiful advice, your beautiful wisdom, your beautiful inspiration.

Not only are you powerful, you are prestigious. Not only are you prestigious, you are beautiful. Not only are you beautiful, you are consciousness. Not only are you consciousness, you are the spirit. Not only are you the spirit, you are the security of the future, the most bountiful beauty ever God created. Men call it ‘woman.’ 

Adi Shakti Namo Namo. That's what you are: the primal nucleus power with absolutely no deficiency; complete and perfect and positive; one who can create another human being out of her. She can bring God on Earth, she can bring a saint, and she can bring heavens, and she can build a house with a needle which man cannot build with millions of dollars and with all his vigilance. When you are corrupt, you are terribly corrupt. When you are not, you are the most powerful individual psyche on the planet.

By construction, the fulfillment of a woman is motherhood—and motherhood does not mean that she gets pregnant and delivers a baby. If you understand her total behavior, you will understand her motherhood. Her motherhood is service, her motherhood is sacrifice, her motherhood is relationship. When she knows motherhood, she is fulfilled. 
The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan p. 28

You cannot love me if you will not love your first teacher, who is woman. You are born of a woman. If you do not learn to respect woman, the Supreme Consciousness will not talk to you. You will end up with broken homes and broken hearts. 
The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan p. 28

Woman has to understand her role. Her role is not to worship God; her role is to be the very self of God. Her oneness can affect and open every heart.

Jananee is the birth giver; the Mother of humanity; the source of incarnation of divinity, integrity, responsibility, and personality. Jananee.

If every woman makes every man so born to respect, respect, respect, then there should be no cruelty, no disorder, no mental cruelty, no crime on this whole planet, the world would be just heaven.

You are the teacher, you are the first introduction. Can you deny it? What a mother teaches a child in the womb cannot be learned on the Earth. That's why I asked you, after 120 days, just to meditate. Soul has entered. Walk and meditate, Charan Japa Kriya.

There may be a fifty year old man—if his mother has the guts to stand as a mother, that fifty year old man, no matter who he is, shall never cross her. You are a way to God because you are a way from God. You are the first teacher. The whole world goes around you.

Do you understand that all relationships go around you and you are the hub of every relationship? And still you want a relationship. Have you ever thought that you are the giver, you are the destiny, and you are the moksha, you are the redeemer?

You must look beyond the mirror! You are the spirit, you are the soul, you are the self. You are the honor, you are the source of all sources. You are the redeemer of all redeemers. From you, this creation is born.

I have seen in practical life, a noble mother becoming a possessive monster and ruining the future of her children because of her social, psychological, and personal handicaps. There is nothing more noble than the relationship of the mother, but in that same relationship, she becomes a destructive monster when she becomes possessive. A mother becomes possessive because of her social, economical, and personal handicaps.

The institution of a child is considered as “I had my baby” and nothing more. How many mothers are ready in first aid? How many mothers are psychologically ready to handle a child? How many mothers are ready to help a child to nurture and grow? The social structure is based on looking pretty, being sexy, and making a killing. There is no training that life is responsibility, responsibility, and responsibility and we have to develop ability, ability, ability to face this responsibility.

If you treat a son as a son today, it is the biggest mistake you can commit. But if you treat your son today that by his own right and grace he is a man of tomorrow and affectionately facilitate his development, that's the best you can do.

We use our children for security. Then our children use us for security, and life is a mess. Give children their own security: Truth and God.
8/5&6, 1978

Just speak the truth for the sake of your children, so that they can understand that there is a truth. That is Sat Nam. Give them the true identity of themselves, and you will have angels on this Earth.
8/5&6, 1978

When you cater to the child, you are trying to cover up something, and the child has the super-psychic power to see behind it. The moment he uncovers you, he will not respect you. Therefore, it is your duty to be straight with your own born child.
8/5&6, 1978

Parents must be parents all the time, but they must become children one time in twenty-four hours. That is an essential requirement of parenthood. Don’t always relate to a child on a parental level. For one moment in each day, you must deal with the child at his or her level. Come down to the level of the child to deal with him.

Woman doesn't need all that physical strength. Woman has basic strength; that's why kundalini is called the mother power. If woman can live righteously to a standard of a pure woman, the Kundalini Yoga will shine through her and not only shine through her but the very touch of her will convert people into that experience. They call it the glow.

What is the role model that each woman, by her own right, becomes successful? If she is not successful it doesn't mean that a person is not successful; it means an entire family and an entire future is not successful.

You know what Kundalini Yoga is? It is putting your own energy in the excellence of your performance and tapping into the infinite energy. When you were a child in the womb of the mother, you lived by the Kundalini energy. That is your basic development. Why not use that energy now?

Whatever you give physically, electromagnetically, through your communication, your vibration, your mental thoughts; from the day of conception to the 120th day to delivery; that is the foundation of the child.

Whether you can bear a child or not, whether you are pregnant or not, whether you are going to have children or not, whether you get married or not, whether you want to be single or not—in your manufacture, your makeup, patience, grit, tolerance and grace are there in you. They have to be in you because you are made to be a mother, a potential mother. Your hormones, your nervous system, your biorhythm and your psyche are made in a very special way.

At 40 years your brain jumps out and falls into the drain? Why is it that only lust is your life? Why isn't it true that light is your life? You are the light. Your touch, your feeling, your word, your saying, your nursing, and your being are nothing but the light of God.

Men cannot stop the Third World War. It is not in their cells. But women can. A man can love a child, but he doesn't go through the labor pain.The solutions on this Earth are not in the hands of men. The solutions on this Earth are in the hands of the woman, in the psyche of the woman.

Your one touch to a child can give that child the strength to excel. Your one denial can totally make that child nothing, forever. That is how powerful you are.

A child is born to you to help him face his karma in this life. A child is not your ego; not a pet dog in the house; not a substitute for love. A child has nothing to do with that. A child is born to you so that you can prepare him to face time unto Infinity.
The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan—the Power of the Spoken Word

Every child is born as karma to parents, but also every child is born as karma to himself or herself. There is a double action and mostly people forget this. One is the karma to parents, the other is the karma to the self. In between, a person has to develop, grow and become free.
Women’s Camp, 1977

Children are full-fledged people with high potency antennae which record every vibration within their vicinity completely and very deeply. 

You have no right to tell the child what to do. The child has the right to know what is good and what is bad. If you teach the child good and bad, the child will never leave you. There’s no better student. You have never accepted a child as a God-given student. You accept the child as your possession. That’s your mistake.

Your sovereignty can only be given to you as a child by your mother, by her identifying you as a complete, total individual.

During the months of pregnancy a woman is required to be in circumstances which are very secure, respectable, and comfortable, and in which she can have a lot of understanding around her.The Ancient Art of Self-Healing

We always know how to raise the rose bush, but we have never tried to study how to raise our children. Our children are actually raised within those nine months of pregnancy and development. Those are very important days of life of the child.
The Ancient Art of Self-Healing

When a mother is pregnant, the kind of soul she can accept depends on her mental attitude.
Women’s Camp 1976

Within the realm of your belly, your pregnancy, you can totally transform the soul. The soul is pure and has nothing to do, but the subtle body carries the karma of the previous life. A mother can totally purify the subtle body of the new child.
Women’s Camp 1976

On the 120th day, we give women a blessing and tell them to meditate more, and look toward God, so that they may have very calm, quiet, intelligent, self-creative children.
Women’s Camp 1979

The purest thing in the world is the heart of the mother, the heart-chakra, the center of the mother. It can move God. It can move the Universe. It can cause an effect beyond limitation. The heart of the mother is the greatest power of Infinity ever given to any finite being.
Women's Camp 1977

He was inside where he was warm, cozy, and well contained. He came out and now he needs that touch, that feeling, that oneness within the nine feet of your aura. You are a modern woman. You want to go to a movie theater. When a child is born, you must stick with him for forty days and for two years you and your husband must keep him near the breast and the chest. That is the most darling God born in innocence to two people who believed in love.
Women’s Camp, NM, 1989

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan