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Yogi Bhajan Lecture: Living in Love

Excerpts from a lecture by Yogi Bhajan, June 1970

It is a universal phenomenon that man always seeks union with God. Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness that makes it practical today for the man to be with God. If one can be one-pointed on the Name of God, one can always find God in his heart.

Man has to live in love—love which is not lust. Love where there is no possession, no slavery of another person. Love which is a giving. Love which is for the sake of love. Love which lasts forever. Love which is a total sacrifice. Love which is more than the grace of God itself. Love which gives a halo around the face of the person. Love through which one can see God in the eyes of the person. Love with which the body shines, the words become sweet, and the communication is absolutely beautiful. That love for which one sacrifices his own life to save a little bit of injury to another person. That love with which one pleasantly and peacefully takes all the pain in his heart to redeem another fellow being. That love can only flow when one knows how to tune into that universal God.

Some people make it possible to pretend that lust is love. They are really successful for a short while, but when they are caught in the clutches of time and smashed, and time is gone, then they are left alone to pay back their karma ten times.

Man does not know that this world is a restaurant and he has come here to stay only for awhile. And this is a period for liberation. If he will possess whatever he has to possess but will not be possessed by the material things, and not be a slave to them, it will be most beautiful for him to feel free and light and live in love. That is what love is.

Sometimes man behaves even worse than an animal. His attitude is very steadfast, because his ego does not let him feel he is wrong. That not only gives him unhappiness, but it becomes a permanent sore.

Man has to understand that it doesn’t take a long time to tune into God’s Name, and the flow of that Divine energy will flow through him and he will be filled up to the brim with the love and the light of God. His consciousness will be clear and pure and his animal nature will become helpless right before him. Instead of his being helpless before his animal nature, he will be able to ride his animal nature and travel the distance into the kingdom of God much easier than he can think.

When one can see between lust and love, this discrimination makes him not only a pure being but a Divine being. And the flow of energy from him goes to other channels and brings them out of the negativity. One day this world will be nothing but love, nothing but pleasure, nothing but happiness. Everybody will be happy together; love will flow from one person to another person.

Truth will prevail through all and Sat (Truth) shall be the guiding Name for all. And that will be the dawn of the new age—the age of happiness, the age of pleasure, the age of understanding, the age for man to know God within himself.

In the love of God men shall dwell under all circumstances as one unit with the constant flow of that energy which they call God. We call Him Cosmos, ever-living, ever together, ever-existing, ever in us. He was, He is, and He shall be.

©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan