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Yogi Bhajan Teaches Sobagh Kriya: Invoke the Wealth of the Universe

Taught by Yogi Bhajan, Summer Solstice 1996

Your normal process of life is to not give; not giving yourself a chance, not giving to others. You do not believe in creating a vacuum. When there is a vacuum, God must fill it. I'm not saying that you are poor. But you could have more. Giving is the way of the rich—giving services, giving expertise, giving work, giving to others to get blessings, giving something for prayer, giving to the needy.

You don't pay attention. You sometimes just don't want to do anything. Sometimes you are not very agreeable. You are more concerned with scare tactics, with insecurities, than with your power to expand.

I'm trying to give you a very handy tool so that you can be anywhere, and you can become rich. I'm not going to give you printed money, but I'm giving you a tool of prosperity. Will that be cool? All right, let's do it.

And I'd like you to be your own judge. See how it works. There are a lot of things that you think you can't do, like looking unique or being excellent. But you only think these things because you are afraid of the responsibility. If the psyche is corrected once in a while, for a few minutes here, or a few minutes there, you'll be surprised how much good you can do for yourself.

Sobagh Kriya

This is a five-part kriya. Each part must be practiced for an equal amount of time, either 3 minutes or 11 minutes . Do not exceed 11minutes. Only Meditation #1can be practiced on its own, separately from the other exercises.

Meditation #1

To become rich and prosperous with wealth and values is to have the strength to come through. It means transmissions from your brain and the power of your intuition can immediately tell you what to do. By practicing this meditation, you will be in a position to immediately change gears. If you need to go in reverse, you can go in reverse. If you need to go forward, you can go forward.

This is a very simple, old system. This is called "moon mound." (Indicates outer side of hand along the small finger.) This side of my hand along the index finger is called Jupiter. Put the thumbs under the index fingers. I hit the Moon; I hit Jupiter. You are thinking, "What is this going to do?" This is going to straighten your head out.

Chant with the Tantric Har with each movement. Alternate hitting the moon sides and the Jupiter sides of the hands together at the level of the heart center. Eyes should be nine-tenths dosed, focusing on the tip of the nose. You should not do it more than 3 minutes when you are working during the daytime or you'll become too rich! No, no, I'm not kidding with you. Hey, you guys, you think I am joking. Come on; let's do what works.

OK. Stop. Stop. You are not going to mint all the money right now, but this is what I am telling you. Any time when you are puzzled and you are in bad shape, do 3 minutes of this meditation. If you do it for 11 minutes a day, it's more than enough. Doing too much will be greed. It stimulates the mind: the Moon center and the Jupiter. When Jupiter and the Moon come together, there is no way in the world you will not create wealth. I'm not talking of money. Money is a common word. Money is only a medium. I'm talking of wealth. It'll come to you.

What I'm trying to tell you is that it's all in you. It's not outside. Just stimulate certain parts of the brain. I'm not going to do anything. It's going to work

Meditation #2

Now, there are times when you are depressed, there are times you are impressed. When you are impressed, you usually do the wrong things. Are you listening? And when you are depressed, you always do wrong things. That's a fact. When you are impressed, you don't use your intuition.

Stretch your arms up sixty degrees. Open your fingers, spreading them widely. The fingers have to be totally hard. If you do it correctly, you will get the results. I will only tell you. I'm not going to do it for you. Look at how hard my fingers are. They are open. Now, in rhythm with the same Tantric Har tape, cross your arms alternating right over left and then left over right, still keeping the fingers stretched open. Watch.

Right in front, left behind. Fingers spread wide, arms open. Left in front, right behind.

Meditation #3

Now this is an English mantra. Watch. You know this id, the thumb? Put them both in your fists and press as hard as you can, like you are going to squeeze the blood out of them. Press, press, press hard. Arms at sixty degrees.

Move the arms in small backward circles. Press the id. Press, press, press hard. With each circle you make of your arms chant "God." Chant "God" powerfully from the navel. Come on, machos. You are getting out of shape. From the navel. Okay, okay, that's it.

The word "God" has three letters: "G," which generates; "O," which organizes; and "D," which delivers and destroys. They are three sounds: G-0-D. God. When "God" is chanted from here (points to his navel point), then God can hear. When you chant "God" from the mouth, it makes no difference. He doesn't even hear it. For this meditation it can only be chanted when you take the id and squeeze it really hard. And the circle has to be powerful. The entire spine shakes. Sometimes you'll find you are lifting yourself from the ground. Don't worry. It's not a small exercise. Now keep it going: stretch it, tight, tight, as tight as you can. And the circle should be tight.

Meditation #4

All right, relax. Suppose nothing works in your life—you don't remember things, you want to get out of trouble, but you can't reach anybody. (Yogi Bhajan demonstrates the posture and mantra. The right hand goes up and the left hand goes down; palms facing the body; hand cross each other.)

Har Haray Haree, Wahe Guru. The mantra is a sound current through the tongue and upper palate. Har Haray Haree, Wahe Guru (Wahe is pronounced  "wa-hay"). Continue chanting in a low monotone. Like Tibetans. Keep going.  Deeper—from the base. Cut down your karmas forever. Deeper sound from the navel. Try it with honesty.

Don't slack off. (6 minutes .) Now whisper. Strongly whisper. Use the prana (breath). Burn any disease. Change the metabolism. (3 minutes.) Whistle. (2 minutes.) Then stop it. (If you are doing this meditation for 3 minutes total, each part is done for one minute .)

Meditation #5

Put your arms at shoulder level, left hand under, right over. Breathe long and deep. Don't let the hands fall. They should be parallel to the ground; that's the law.

Keep your spine straight; sit correctly. Do nothing; just breathe one breath a minute: 20 seconds to inhale, 20 seconds to hold, 20 seconds to exhale. Try it. See what it does for you. Breathe consciously one breath a minute.

This is a complete set. It is called Sobagh Kriya.

If there is a misfortune written by the will of God, by doing this set you will make it into good fortune. I'm not saying "man-made." I'm saying if God Himself has written that you shall live under misfortune, by doing Sobagh Kriya you can tum your misfortune into prosperity, good fortune, and good luck.

This is the most sacred and absolutely most powerful kriya of Kundalini Yoga. And it is in parts. You can do each part either 3 minutes or 11 minutes, not more. If you do 3 minutes, do 3 minutes, 3 minutes, 3 minutes, 3 minutes, and 3 minutes. If you do 11 minutes, do 11, 11, 11, 11, 11. That's the time. And do not exceed. I repeat, do not exceed. So, I'd advise you to move very cautiously, very slowly. Affectionately practice it.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

Published in Aquarian Times, Autumn 2001