Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!
Each year in the late summer or early fall, the Ministry Newsletter team meets to plan the overarching theme for the next year’s quarterly newsletters, as well as the specific focus for each issue. In the science of Tantric Numerology, the year 2016, which equals 9, signifies the Subtle Body. Guru Teg Bahadur, our ninth Guru, manifested the subtle. His sacrifices changed the course of history. The Subtle Body is about calmness, subtlety and mastery, no matter what you face.
3HO Foundation International’s January 1, 2016 e-bulletin contains an article by Nam Hari Kaur Khalsa entitled “2016: A Quantum Leap.” She references a YouTube video of a 12-year-old boy who is hit with rapidly changing circumstances, and stands and delivers in the moment, calm, graceful and centered. I highly recommend this video, a spectacular example of the Subtle Body at work. Nam Hari Kaur says, “we must be quick and adaptable in 2016” and this 12-year-old is exactly that!
As stated by Yogi Bhajan, PhD, “Your Subtle Body helps you see beyond the immediate realities of life to the sublime universal play that lies beyond. When your Subtle Body is strong, you have a great finesse and a powerful calmness. Nothing in life is a mystery to you. You learn quickly and master situations easily. You’re able to walk into a room and intuitively know what is going on. The Subtle Body and the Soul Body are intricately connected. The Subtle Body carries the Soul at the time of death.” (KRI International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level One Textbook, 2003, p. 203)
In a Gurdwara Lecture from The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings, the Siri Singh Sahib makes this suggestion: “…every morning when you get up, say Wahe Guru and then go into Shav-dandasan, it means straighten yourself and pretend to be dead and after that take this Subtle Body and decorate with the mantra of Wahe Guru and make a palki [sacred platform] of it and then carry it yourself from here to sach kand [union with God] and after settling there and enjoying it, say one word Wahe Guru, come back in your body and start your day. In 40 days it will become habit; 90 days will give you little bit of mastery, in 120 days it will become your subconscious habit and then you keep on doing every day, you will start changing and everything around you will start changing.” (Guru Gaddee Day, November 2, 1986, Los Angeles, CA)
As Ministers, we tune into the subtle body of the Siri Singh Sahib and use the key spiritual teaching of: Obey, Serve, Love and Excel. We are representatives of the sacredness and vastness of our consciousness. I hope you enjoy this year’s newsletters about the Subtle Body and Guru Teg Bahadur. May the information and the tools that are shared by the Ministers help you serve, deliver and care for yourself.
ABOUT THE SECRETARY OF RELIGION
SS Dr. Sat Kaur Khalsa has served as Secretary of Religion since 1991 and was ordained as a Sikh Dharma Minister in 1975. As Secretary of Religion, Dr. Sat Kaur oversees and is ultimately responsible for the delivery of the functions of this Office. Dr. Sat Kaur is a long-time member of the International Khalsa Council and the Khalsa Council Executive Committee. Dr. Sat Kaur maintains a full-time psychotherapy private practice in Santa Monica, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She counsels individuals, couples, and families to support their personal and spiritual growth. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, facilitates White Tantric Yoga®, and is a published author.