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Uplift Others

In this inspiring lecture, Yogi Bhajan talks about the power to uplift other people, and what it means to be Pioneers in the Age of Aquarius.

-Yogi Bhajan, 6/20/93

Excerpts from a lecture at Summer Solstice, Guru Ram Das Puri, New Mexico

You have come here from all the lands, and you will keep on coming here from all the lands for centuries to come. This land has its karma and this land has its dharma to enrich you whenever you come here, as it has done for centuries. It has a practice, it has a habit, and it has blessings. It is the dwelling place of the guardian souls of this planet.

This path belongs to those who are not cold, whose hearts have not become stone, and whose heads have not become so swollen that they can’t hear the voice of the soul. This path will belong to those who, with all their strengths and weaknesses, will still serve others. And I promise you that those who shall serve others, the Almighty God shall have no power but to serve them, that is the only way. Your power is not in your strength and weakness, in your show and your capacity, in your titles and your achievements, in your money, and in your playing games. Your power is to uplift others. Those who uplift others, God shall uplift them, because it is God’s Will to uplift everybody. When you live in your Godliness, He will not let you fall.

We are all pioneers in the Age of Aquarius. No man can give a man anything other than love. No man can give a man anything other than hope. No man can give a man anything but service. The only thing you can do is act like a forklift—go into the dirt and lift the other person and put him on track, so he can proceed. You will ask me the question, “If I start doing that all the time, what will happen to me?” Then the big forklift called God will come, and He will go into the dirt and lift you up. Is there a better deal than that?

Please remember, we are here to start an era, to start an Age, to celebrate the transition from the Piscean Age into the Aquarian Age. We are here to celebrate that. We are the pioneers. We are the pioneers of the Dharma. Let’s bow our heads in prayer and let us open our hearts. Let us walk on this blessed land for a few days in spirit. With these words, with your likes and dislikes, your loves and hatreds, your affection and understanding, I hope you will carry the Guru’s words to all the lands, cross the boundaries which have never been crossed, touch the boundaries which have never been touched, walk into hearts which have never been open, shake hands which hate to be shaken, go and bring people out of their holes so they can be holy, and pull people out of their heights, so they can save their height in the eyes of God.

You should be smart, learn the art, and go across the world and heal God’s creation. This is your job, and what you are actually going to say is, “Hail, hail Guru Ram Das and heal the world.” Your job is to heal the world and elevate and uplift everybody. Everybody shall be healed. Take a person from his lower self, from his ditch, and raise the pitch so he can be uplifted. The mantra of the Age of Aquarius is “Keep Up.” Help keep everybody up. When you never let yourself down and never let anybody else down, God shall serve you. He shall never let you down.

May God guide you on this path. May you understand that you are blessed children and you have a job to do. May you know in your heart that God belongs to you always, within and without. May your sorrows never touch your tomorrow, may your blessings be for all, may your happiness be shared, and may your smiles give hope to others.

© 1993 The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan