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Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Sadhana is not a joke; it's not a festival; it's nothing but a pure relationship of self and soul, and it's my wish that you should create this bond, this relationship, ever and ever stronger and stronger.
6/21/81

The Summer Solstice is one day when the sun is at its ecstasy and the power of prana is the maximum so that you can be enriched with that vital primal force so that your destiny can be rewritten.
6/10/74

We are here to prove to our­selves who we are and what we will be. We are practicing a way of life here. We are practicing a strength in us. We are trying to prove to ourselves whether we can relate to soul or not.
6/18/73

We are here to get together and I am here right now to thank you, because we have done a very, very, very noble job. This land brings us things and we deliver it. You have delivered it today. You have delivered the souls of your ancestors, but now I'll ask you to join me to deliver your own soul [meditation class].
6/22/97

You are going to do this tantric course. You bet that you will not like it and you will hate it. See what it does to you. It will like you, lick you up. We have to prepare people to enter the Age of Aquarius with a bright and beautiful excellent self.
6/22/97

You are peaceful, strong, honest people. That is the life we are going to practice. And we must experience it. Otherwise sup­pose I go on teaching and tell­ing you, “Da da da da”–it is all a surface. It doesn’t mean a thing. My word will never reach your heart. You have to exper­ience the spirit.
6/18/73

We come here to give our ego up; we don’t come here to demonstrate our ego. Either you undertake the responsibility and be what you should be, or you can never break the patterns. And there’s no choice between the two. It would be very silly to come here and not test yourself. It is a test—whether you communicate with your ego, or your ego communicates with you.
6/18/73

What I am asking you is, you are all here—try to meet each other, try to know each other, try to shake hands with each other. Don't get into ego—“I want to expand myself like a balloon and blow up.” Don't do that.
6/21/81

This beautiful thing which we do at the Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice time is more unique than anything else. I understand that you have traveled a long distance and you have come from all around the world. You are an international family. We don't let you sit in one place, we keep you moving so you may not become stagnant and may not feel bad about yourself.
6/21/81

These eight days are given to you and you don’t have to prove anything to anybody ex­cept yourself. Can you remain si­lent, and if you have to speak, can you project your magnetic field in a vibratory effect so that the other person understands you before you speak? Can you overcome your needs? Are you powerful enough to exist under circumstances worse than these? Do you have the guts to carry on your life under all environments?
6/18/73

A lot of people came in spite of the difficulties. Our family is growing. A lot of people are coming and a lot will come. There were little difficulties this time to keep things going; it is a little hard, I understand, but still we rolled in, we did very well. Coming all the way from New York and coming from Washington state up there; coming from Vancouver; coming from Hong Kong; coming from there is great.
6/21/81

It is great to get together for a spiritual reason, for God, for meditation, for uplifting your consciousness and soul. And that's what is great. We have that feeling, that longing, that urge to know and feel and understand. And this evening the clouds are up there, beautiful. It is not bothering you, it is not upsetting you; it is just cooling you, but it is not wetting you, it is not flooding you. It is great.
6/21/81

You have to become strong, and you have to become self within Self, and this is the only way you can do that.
6/18/73

Some of you are very wise and clever. You come to Summer Solstice. Here, you recharge your batteries, straighten up the line of endurance, bring courage in yourself, grow through physiological nervous energy systems, come to an understanding that you can sit with somebody for 72 hours, and not freak out. 6/22/01

There are many of you who have come here. Many have come for the first time. Why do we come here? We come here for a very, very, very selfish purpose. We come here to recharge our self.
6/24/99

We come here for a general aura. I am not saying that when you leave here you will not have doubts. I am not saying that if you take your car for a custom cleaning and polish it won't get dirty when you drive it on the road. I am not promising you anything. I am not saying that when you drive on a freeway, there is no possibility of an accident. I am not asking that any tragedy, any misery, any misfortune goes away from you. All I am asking is that you should have the courage to overcome.
6/24/99

We have to draw the line. Are we committed to the truth? And do we want to give our­selves a try this way? And do we want to realize during this lifetime the basic truth for which we have come on this Earth? Or do we just want to do what an ignorant man wants to do? One way is to live con­sciously. One way is to live unconsciously. Both ways are living.
6/18/73

Thank you very much by showing the strength and doing it [meditation]. I wish that one day, you will sit on this chair and you will have the eyes to see, and you will all have the most beautiful, wonderful brightness of the light of God which you could produce. You may not look or feel in your own self that you are that wonderful, but it was a wonderful and most beautiful session.
6/24/99

We come here to test our capacity to survive. That’s why I always choose a place away from civiliza­tion—so that we should be only we, and we should help each other with the vibrations and keep the way up.
6/18/73

We want strength once a year to prove to our own selves how much we love each other. We want our gathering to be together. We want to see each other. We want to meet each other. We want to sing together. We want to face each others’ difficulties. We want to help each other. We want to love each other. We want to understand each other. We want to practice the mantra, Keep Up.
6/18/73

I wish that when it will come to you, you will surprisingly see how beautiful, bright and gracious you look. What you just did today—it takes many, many millions of years for certain souls to find the body, then go through the cycle of coming in and out. They don't have this.
6/24/99

You have come here to build what we have lost. We want to build a nation which we have lost. We want to lay the foundations of the new future.
6/18/73

May God bless you, may this visit be a blessing visit. May your mission in life be complete and may you reach your excellence in the eyes of God and be respected in the eyes of the world. You are destined to be born, to walk a path of spirit which is real and not ritualistic. It's my prayer that you may be brighter, better, beautiful, bountiful, many, many million times than I can imagine, guess, or understand. Because this world has a future and you are the future which has to guarantee that there will be peace in the world. Sat Nam.
6/22/97

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