Excerpts from a lecture given on 4/25/97
Once upon a time the civilization on planet Earth got wiped out. It has happened four times. We are in the run of the fifth time. This is what has always happened, and humanity has never had a choice. I’m not asking you to believe it or to understand it.
But, this time it is a little different. It will kill people and drown them in a flood of information. So, people who live with ego and maya, and who are attached to the Earth shall have no place, because all these walls, and all these personalities, will be publicly known.
The computer will open up the whole world, but there will be disease called "computeritis." The nervous system of the human will be shattered. People will not become physically impotent, they will become mentally impotent. It will be so fantastic that the human will become a computer—put a program in and act. The inner core of the personality shall go out of this world.
During this time, some will change; some are trying to change now. Some yoga teachers have more students, some have no students. This is okay. But tomorrow when the floodgates will open, humanity will reach you like a flood. Remember, at that time, there will be only one thing said, "Save me in the Name of God." You have to come through.
At that time your body will become a lighthouse, and you will jump-start the life of the other person. The impotent, blocked mind has to be reopened and invigorated, and life will start again in many people. That is your job. That is what you are going to do.
There is nothing but you, and there shall be nothing but you. Kundalini shall rise in you. Experience will give you the power to share, and you need the strength to care. Wherever you go, grow and glow. If you cannot sacrifice your personality, you cannot reach reality, because your personality becomes darkness and blackness for you, and it will be your own block. Drop it.
This is what we say, "Hail Guru Ram Das, and heal the world." It is His problem to heal. Your problem is to insert Him into it. You have nothing to worry about. If He doesn't heal, His Name will be spoiled. What's it to you? Most of the time, you do not know what to do, true? There are so many times I don't know what to do. So I insert Him into it.
Let us use something which works. When something of mine gets lost, I ask St. Anthony, "Bring it over," and the next minute we get it. So you have to learn to talk to all saints and sages, all denominations, all divisions, all factions. You have to speak to everyone. It doesn't matter what their faith is, what their color is, what their caste is, what their creed is. You have to heal. That's the only deal you have. Seva. Service. Once you heal a person and servicefully, selflessly have an infinite jurisdiction, you will always be loved and remembered.
But have patience. Patience pays. Prove it. When the karma of your previous incarnation will be cleansed out, and your courage is steady, then everything will start working for you without saying a thing. That is the state of life we must achieve. We must know, "God and me, me and God, are One" forever. Not in the morning, "God and me, me and God are One,” and in the afternoon, "God and me, no God, me, me, me." Stop doing this "me, me, me, me, me." Get out of all that.
You have the whole world at your command to be students. Not, "I have two-thousand students, I have one-hundred centers." This is too small. It's a shadow. You are born to remove shadows; you are not supposed to live in shadows. It's time to grow and go to all four corners of the world. It's time to spread not you, but the Word. It's time to become the agents of God rather than the agents of your ego.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan