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Yogi Bhajan Quotes: Create the Life You Want

We can do things out of ego, we can manifest things out of ego, we can desire things out of ego, we can plan things out of ego, but if they don't fit into the master plan they will end up in tragedies.
7/30/80

Those who hustle and hassle and move and want, will not get anything. 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 projection will give us satisfaction, fulfillment, and exaltation. We will act noble, gracious, kind and compassionate.
8/1/00

There are two ways of life. Be the nucleus and let Time and Space come and serve you, or go out and serve the Time and Space and be a nut.
12/13/79

The Executive Mind is a Projective Mind. It moves actions and resources. A lot of people fail because they can’t or won’t decide things. They hesitate and lose the timing or become doubtful and lose the leadership. They will discuss things, shuffle papers, and plan. The Executive Mind decides in seconds. When you have difficult decisions, like a surgeon dealing with life and death, this mind is essential.
-The Mind: It's Projections and Multiple Facets

The Cosmos works for those who have discipline, who have longing, who have some goal to reach in their lives, and who make a constant effort to reach it. That is dharma. Dharma is in every day, in every action, on every side of the day. Don’t waste yourself into the maya of this Earth.
2/9/03

You know you have life. You can live. You can have all that you need and that is destined. But more than that, you can only get if you open yourself. Open your doors. A person has to open his heart to others. 
-Success and the Spirit

In our own understanding, in our own lives, we have a block. Though we are still children of God, we are also children of our egos. When we are children of our egos, we are afraid to even talk about our blocks. If we are not willing to talk about something, how can we get rid of it?
-Man to Man

The Guru should take away your doubt and darkness. He should rekindle your spirit, and redirect you towards your goal. He should remind you what reality is and keep you going toward that reality. He should remind you of your energy and remind you of your life so that you can mind your own business and keep going. 
-Kundalini Quarterly1976

That infinity, that God, that purity, that power, that pure power is in your navel point. You can't buy it, you can't sell it, and I cannot give it to you. But I give you technological knowledge from which you can initiate it so it will start working for you. What will that mean? I am not saying there will be no problems. I am not saying there will be no rush. I am not saying there will be no scandals. I am not saying anything but that you will be untouched. You can sit like a lotus in the muddy waters and enjoy life. That is the power of the third chakra. It gives you instant, infinite experience of your life. 
2/5/91

You can always make and mar the day, you can always make and mar the hour, you can always make and mar the relationship. It all depends upon the intention of what you want in your life for yourself, that is the base. All advice, all help, all input, all profits, and all losses are just circumstances of time and space. The base is always you. Always you shall be the base, and always you were, you are, and you shall be.
4/11/85

To excel and enjoy life you need to enrich your mind. You must blend and use different combinations of your mental facets to support you and your intentions. When your faculties support your mental fashion and your fashion supports you, you become effective and share a legacy that inspires others.
-The Mind: It's Projections and Multiple Facets

The ego is a friend and companion to be taken on the journey; it is not the driver of the car. But that does not mean that the backseat driver will not try to drive. You must take control of this backseat driver and commit yourself to your destination. Without this commitment, life has no essence, life has no joy, nor can there be any achievement.
-Kundalini Quarterly, Summer Solstice 1976

Feel you are the Universe. When you relate to Nature, and Nature becomes you and your nature becomes the Nature, who can touch you? From where shall the power come which shall interfere with your prosperity, piety, purity, character, characteristics, values, virtues? Is there any power? None.
2/9/03

God is not what you think; God is not going to change things because you want to change things. There is a total little tinker in you called soul, and when you do the prayer it is called concentrated computed code message to the higher Cosmos that is your orbit. You can change your orbit easily, provided you understand you are part of Infinity and Infinity is part of you. 
5/29/79

Throughout all your activities, you have to relate, connect, and keep your soul with God. When you are eating, living, waiting, driving—anytime, remember. Let the Word guide your mind to synchronize with the Infinite under every mood. With this attitude established you can embrace life and feel the ecstasy of the creation with clarity, humility, and happiness.
-The Mind: It's Projections and Multiple Facets

After a while in our life, our subconscious gets loaded. We start getting into the inferior self of our life. It's not that we are insecure because we don't have anything. We are insecure because we cannot move in our life, our life current gets blocked. And that is what the diagonal energy (Tantric energy) does, it cracks it through.
4/8/90

As long as you will have spirit there is nothing which can stand before you. Everything will manifest around you when you will relate to your spirit. That is the secret to live above the clouds.
6/20/76

Now suppose there is something you want to move and it’s not moving. There is a block and it’s not movable. Then chant this mantra: Ad Such, Jugad Such, Hai Bhay Such, Nanak Hosee Bhay Such. It’s a lever. It is the biggest lever available to you as a mantra.
8/4/75

In your deliverance lies the ecstasy. In your deliverance lies your bounty. In your deliverance lies your bliss. In your deliverance lies your beauty. Everything else will fall short. Learn to deliver. Deliver yourself to your body and mind.
4/14/92

If you don't have intuition, you don't have potential. And you may say, “God's curse has blocked me,” or “My enemies have blocked me,” or “My friends have blocked me.” I tell you one thing: you are your own enemy. Wherever your mind is not creative and it is not supported by your intuition, you cannot be free.
9/11/90

The diagonal force is, if you make a square and you cut it from corner to corner, it makes two triangles—a block is cut. Whereas blocks in your life are signs of bad luck, disease, discomfort, misfortune; two triangles are signs of happiness, prosperity and virtue.
3/6/90

That ability to turn negative into positive, to support all your actions with your facets and manners is the result of meditation. It comes with the refined mind. It is what develops through sadhana, aradhana, japa and discipline.
-The Mind: It's Projections and Multiple Facets

There are two powers on this Earth. One is the diagonal force. It's called a lever. Whatever you cannot move, you move by the force of a lever. The other power is a lens. What you cannot see, you see with the power of the lens. The human lens is his third eye, intuition. The human lever is the Tantric energy, the diagonal force. That's why Tantric energy is very useful.
3/6/90

When the internal block of ego communicates with emotion, it doesn't matter how wise or how great you are, you become self-destructive; and whenever your ego and your intelligence come together, you shall become successful.
-Man to Man

When you are blocked and you start loving a block, then that block becomes your devotee, your deity. It becomes your energy. It becomes your Goddess. It becomes your worship. It becomes your altar and an altar has no alternative. So, you create a block and a block and a block and a block and finally, you create a wall and you don't move. Breaking the block is loving the self.
11/23/93

The difference between White Tantric courses and all other courses you do in life is very simple. The diagonal energy acts as a lever and gives you a very solid start. It breaks the blocks. It has nothing more or nothing less to do.
4/8/90

It is good to say, “Hello, how are you? Good morning, my Creator. Thank you very much.” It is called gratitude. Attitude of gratitude brings you opportunities beyond your concept. And when the prayer becomes the vibration of the soul, mind, and self, we can create a miracle.
12/8/89

There is exactly one word in the whole dictionary which can represent God in you, which can bring knowledge in you, which can make you everything that you want to be, and that is “gratitude.” Attitude of gratitude is an ecstasy, a bliss, an accomplishment, an achievement. In English the word is, “Thank You.”
10/31/93

Everything is a molecule, and when your molecules dance with strength they attract everything. All the passion you have from the Universe you can use for creativity, for greatness, for purity and piety.
2/9/03

We want to make our will so clean, so clear, so positive, that the ‘couldn’t’ doesn’t touch our shores. We have a very strong disease: ‘couldn’t.’ And ultimately this ‘couldn’t’ is like a cancer and eats our determination, our essence—because we ‘couldn’t.’
-Success and the Spirit

Without an attitude of gratitude, neither prosperity nor pleasure, joy nor happiness means anything. Be in gratitude. Make an attitude to be in gratitude and you will find the whole Universe will come to you.
8/30/91

Any success which is emotionally satisfying is considered success, and ninety percent of such successes have destroyed people. Emotional success is rarely useful; conscious success is evergreen, but we do not look for conscious success. We always look for emotional success and that is where the personality is bogged down.
5/29/84

You always feel that by talking, by planning, by pursuing, you can achieve a lot, but don’t forget one factor which is two-thirds of life: by just vibrating right, you can achieve all. One angry word, one selfish decision, one neurotic approach can ruin all for you. Similarly one conscious act, one sweet word, one right decision can make all for you.
4/11/85

You are the soul consciousness of God. Try to understand and realize your basic value. These values will become virtues. Virtues will bring you a lot of opportunities. Opportunities will bring you peace, and the story of success will begin. You will expand.
2/9/03

Always remember where you are now, and always remember where you have to go tomorrow, and learn it from yesterday. Yesterday’s mistakes, tomorrow’s comfort can all be achieved by today’s help. Today it is very important how you move. Today it is very important how you deal. Today it is very important how you plan. It is very important how you use your today to implement today, and that will bring you tomorrow.
4/11/85

Take challenges as normal. Face them with sweetness and deliver them with perfection. The victory shall be yours.
4/14/92

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan