by SS Arjan Kaur Khalsa, Mexico City, Mexico
2023 (Third Quarter)
It is easier to give an opinion, question, judge, point out or belittle, than—on the contrary—to guide individuals towards values, appreciate their vulnerability, recognize their innate courage, and reveal their magnificence. To understand the human condition is a complicated process. This is not a concept that can be analyzed, nor an object that can be possessed. It is knowing the infinite tints, weights and gradients of the differences between people, accepting them and seeing the totality. Creation is CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE. Therefore I venture to say that a synonym for God is CHANGE. All kingdoms—mineral, vegetable, animal and human—obey this law. Nothing is static or immutable.
Now, as far as thoughts are concerned: it is impossible to even imagine all the infinite differences that exist between one thought and another (a thousand per blink) of an individual, let alone the thoughts between one person and another. We are only exposed to their manifestation.
The theory of Indra’s Maya states that every particle is interconnected with the rest of the Universe. It is only necessary to emit a thought, word or action for the Infinite to change. Each person goes through their own internal reality, which manifests itself instantly and simultaneously in an external projection. Therefore it seems that any transformation in the external projection implies a change in the internal reality. No one is wrong or right.
Having an understanding of this human condition will allow us to see that the experience, appreciation and vision of an event will be infinitely different, depending on each internal reality.
For a phenomenon like the one our family is going through over the questionable morality of Yogi Bhajan and members of the community, each of us will be placed in an endless array of possibilities, from the totally dark to the almost white-grays. As we can see, there will be a universe of sensations, perceptions and pain for each of the positions.
Now, as a community, we must assume the responsibility of embracing our own condition and that of others to the maximum, reconciling ourselves with each of the conditions and recognizing the urgent need to experience ULTIMATE LOVE—self-love and loving the Divine, the perpetual essence of which we are made, and which lives in us and generates our existence.
It sounds easy and beautiful to say that we must live in our own divinity, recognize the divinity of the other and reconcile ourselves with all human conditions. But it takes courage, maturity and time. As for the time, I mean that each one, and to their measure, will have to adopt, firstly, a healing method and secondly, accompany us individually and collectively. Fortunately we have a technology that can offer us infinite tools to work with.
Keeping these sacred intentions in mind, 40 members of our Mexican sangat gathered in a deeply personal and collective process (in person and online) over many months. Four healing meditations were practiced for 40 days each, guided by one of seven of our local teachers. Our doors were open to all, no matter their opinions or beliefs. However, we established specific guidelines for the group process. This was not a forum for conversation or discussion. If someone brought up the topic, we might ask the person to speak about their own feelings about the issue. In the simple act of getting together, meditating, not self-isolating, etc., our sincere focus was for each person to find a way forward towards healing.
So, each one of us must assume our own pain and move towards recovery through self-healing. Nothing outside of us can relieve us—neither revenge nor resentment, nor anger, nor guilt. There should only be self-compassion, self-realization, self-purification and embracing our own condition as well as that of others.
God Bless Us All!
SS Arjan Kaur Khalsa
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SS Arjan Kaur Khalsa has been a member of the 3HO community in Mexico since 1978. As a Kundalini Yoga instructor and Minister of Sikh Dharma International, she has dedicated her life to teaching and inspiring people to live the 3HO lifestyle. She is blessed to have listened to Yogi Bhajan’s advice to marry Arjan Singh Khalsa in 1979. The vast wealth of teachings around marriage has served them through the years. They have a son, Sat Purkh Singh, and a wonderful worldwide family. Today, nearing her 65th birthday, she finds herself in the blessed state of total gratitude to God for every challenging and accommodating moment He has offered her.