Nirvair Singh Khalsa on Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh
In this fascinating interview conducted the day before 11/11/11, Ramdesh discusses the dawning of the Aquarian Age with Nirvair Singh Khalsa, CEO of The Kundalini Research Institute in Espanola, New Mexico, and author of numerous videos and books about Kundalini Yoga. Nirvair began studying Kundalini Yoga in 1971 when Yogi Bhajan first began talking about the Aquarian Age and 11/11/11.
An expert on numerology, Nirvair addresses the significance of the number 11 and points out that “11 is the magnification of the soul into this kind of kingly state that’s inclusive of all ten bodies.” 11/11/11/ and the commencement of the Aquarian Age is a time to “reboot” your system: “You reset your mind, your intention, and your purpose into something that is deeper and greater than yourself and allows you to live to your full potential.”
What characterizes the Aquarian Age? Nirvair explains the differences between the Piscean Age (I believe) and the Aquarian Age (I know). The Piscean Age was “to be or not to be.” The Aquarian Age is “to be to be.” The change in age will affect the entire planet. In technology, for instance, everything can now be known at the push of a button. In the past, one might have to travel to a specific location (such as India) to get information and much of it was actually held sacred or secret. Now information is available to everyone. “This creates a tremendous amount of freedom and a tremendous amount of insecurity, too–among people, among structures, among people that are in power, and among people who want to think in the old ways of doing things.” he points out.
Yogi Bhajan offered us five sutras for the Aquarian Age, and Nirvair recounts them here: 1) Recognize that the other person is you. 2) There is a way through every block. 3) When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off. 4) Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times. 5) Vibrate the cosmos and the cosmos will clear the path.
Nirvair notes that although the times are changing there won’t be a massive shift on ll/ll/ll. In the Aquarian Age, however, “We are far more aware, the planet is a much smaller place, and there is a change in consciousness,” he observes. In the past, at a certain point in time you thought you were done with your education, but now you have to get used to the idea that things are in a constant state of flux. And it used to be thought that if you had some knowledge that would see you through, but now “your instincts, your emotional self and your wisdom are much more important.” In this complex time our personal sense of identity is shifting, and what will be valued, Nirvair notes, is “people who are steady, who have a lot of stamina and who can help serve.” While changes are happening faster and faster, and we seem to have less and less time, it is more important than ever to be in—and enjoy– the present moment.
Yogi Bhajan gave us many mantras, but some are particularly useful for these times and this transition. Nirvair and Ramdesh discuss the meaning and significance of each one, beginning with Sat Siri Siri Akal (listen to the beautiful version of this called “Akal.Deathless” by Simrit Kaur from her CD The Sweetest Nectar), Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad, a powerful mantra that halts negativity (from Harnam Singh’s A Fearless Heart). Next you’ll hear “Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam” [Siri Wahe Guru] from Snatam Kaur’s album Anand. This mantra, Nirvair notes, was first chanted at sadhana when Yogi Bhajan came to the US in l969.”There’s nothing like it for putting myself in that place of diffused oneness where I feel at peace with the universe and with myself.”
After discussing the many exciting things coming up at KRI (including the publication of Rebirthing, a series of DVD lectures and manual encompassing all of Yogi Bhajan’s lectures and kriyas on this subject) the segment closes in honor of Guru Nanak, an extraordinary being and founder of the Sikh religion whom Yogi Bhajan often called “the guru for the Aquarian Age.” Listen to Snatam Kaur and GuruGanesha Singh’s joyful Live from Spirit Fest (now Sat Nam Fest) “Dhan Baba Nanak.” As Ramdesh says, “He taught an extraordinary message of peace, love and equality for all of humanity.” (And this interview happens to take place on his birthday!)
You’ll learn much about the Aquarian Age and how we can all keep up and be kept up in this illuminating and openhearted conversation with KRI’s knowledgeable and intuitive CEO.