MEDITATION — SOORYA KARM KRIYA Forget Yourself and Help Others
Taught by Yogi Bhajan, June 21, 2001, Ram Das Puri, NM, USA.
Posture: Sit in easy pose or in a chair with a straight spine with a light neck lock (Jalandhar Bandh).
Focus: The eyes are focused at the tip of the nose.
Breath: The breath will come naturally as you chant “Wah-hay Guroo, Wha-hay Jio” from the Raga Sadhana CD by Sangeet Kaur and Harjinder Singh.
Mantra: Moving the navel chant, “Wha-hay Guroo, Wha-hay Guroo, Wha-hay Guroo, Wha-hay Jio.”
Mudra: Bring your hands in front of the heart with the tips of the ring fingers (Sun/Surya) fingers touching each other and the other fingers curled down, meeting at the knuckles. The thumbs have no role. The elbows are relaxed down.
Time: Continue for 11 minutes.
End: To end, inhale deeply, exhale and relax.
Yogi Bhajan Comments: “Understand how lucky we are to be going through the change of an age and participating in it. You are changing. You are changing to challenge the ultimate challenge—to help humanity. I got a telephone call. A student who had been in 3HO for only three months was going through changes and wondered what he should do. I told his teacher, “Calmly sit with him. He’ll be fine. If he is not fine in 10 minutes, call me.” Finally the phone rang, “How is it?” “I don’t know! He made me meditate!” I said, “That upset guy made you meditate?” “Yeah, I was in bliss, in ecstasy.” See how helping people can help?
“Guru Nanak walked, talked and visited places. He undertook impossible journeys. From the very first day his job was helping others. Symbolically, when you help others, Guru Nanak comes to you. Forget who you are and help others. Nanak will take care of you in your life, in your family, in your surroundings. You have to do just one thing—forget yourself.”
“All you need is to forget yourself and help another person. Reach out! This is the life—hail Guru Ram Das and heal the world! And, remember, when you heal somebody’s problem, your problems disappear all around you. There is no greater joy than helping others. In the Age of Aquarius we have to serve, help, elevate and share. Truly understand the meaning of Vandh Chakko--share with others and God will share with you.”
“When you do Soorya Karm Kriya, the brightness of the sun enriches you. This meditation is your gratitude and thanks to God, for completing something you started.”