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Yogi Bhajan Lecture: Happy 31st Anniversary to 3HO!

Excerpts from a lecture by Yogi Bhajan on January 5, 2000

Today we are celebrating 3HO's birthday. It is the change of the Age into another era. 3HO Foundation (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) came into existence and it started giving people self-improvement, self-empowerment, self-knowledge and self-experience.

Many years ago, we all started functioning toward one thing: we want to experience, we want to grow, we want to see. The nation revolted. The revolution was so powerful and the impact was so wonderful that everywhere in the United States and Europe people started flowering and blossoming and we started calling them flower kids. And from that we grew up and kept going.

We are now marching forward to that era when this Information Age will broil down everybody to a reality, and every person will act for higher self. It will not be the fact to build more earthly facilities, and just become isolated and corner yourself as much as you can. 

Technically speaking, this Information Age will be very difficult for some people to handle because everybody knows everything. So there'll be no place but to control one's ego and one's projection and one's requirement in life.

One has to be "truth-bound" in the sense that there's nothing wrong in the world if your mind does not tell you that you are wrong. There's nothing wrong in the world if your mind can dialogue and come to a mutual understanding. There's nothing wrong in this world if you do not hate somebody, undermine somebody, and you have no superiority conflict and put another person into inferiority complex. There's nothing wrong if you value yourself and price yourself gracefully.

There's nothing wrong if you do not undermine your own grace, your own commitment, your own character. And there is nothing wrong if you understand Ang Sang Wahe Guru – God is with you. Then the Universe will come along with you.

You have to act in your personality with such a vastness of brightness that everybody should recognize your reality as it is. You cannot blame your father and mother and environments; you walk on your own two legs. It's not the four legs of the parents walking with you.

Every person has his own destiny, distance, and destination. And we have to be healthy, happy, and holy. We have nine holes, but there's a tenth. "Tenth Gate" they call it. It must command your nine holes to see what you receive and how you operate. Healthy manners and healthy behavior is the source of happiness. 

I have seen people blaming their parents. I have seen people blaming the environments, blaming their relationships, blaming everybody. So sorry to tell you, these people are just on a suicide track. You cannot blame anybody. You can claim everybody.

You have to reach out and heal people; you have to reach out and touch people. You have to mend your relationships, you have to adjust yourself, you have to build in yourself the unisonness of the human mind—psychologically and sociologically. Give beautiful smiles and songs to each other.

You have to come to grips with the reality of the coming time. You cannot avoid it. Therefore let us walk ahead of it. Be united, getting together, holding each other's hands for the best of tomorrow. It is my prayer that you will brightly bridge the life into beauty, bounty, and bliss.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan