Yogi Bhajan took bits and pieces of Sikh scriptures and turned them into mantras.My objection to Yogi Bhajan mixing Sikhi and yoga is that the Reht forbids the taking of bits and pieces of Gurbani and reciting them as magical mantras for personal boons. If you’re going to do Kundalini Yoga, fine, but please leave Gurbani out of it.
From: An Open Letter to Bhajanists by still-a-sikh
He got EK ONG KAR SAT NAM SIRI WAHE GURU from Virsa Singh.
Guru Ram Das, the 4th Guru of the Sikhs who died in 1581, gave Yogi Bhajan Wahe Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Ram Das Guru. Bhajanists call it:
The Guru Mantra: Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru
This is a mantra of self-healing, humility, relaxation, protective grace, and emotional relief. It calls on the spirit of humility and grace of Guru Ram Das. The Guru Mantra is an ashtang mantra. Ashtang mantras have eight parts. They catalyze the kundalini energy to initiate through your own effort and devotion. The first part of the mantra, Guru Guru Wahe Guru, projects the mind to the Infinite, the source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part, Guru Ram Das Guru, means “the wisdom that comes as a servant of the Infinite.” This mantra projects the mind to the Infinite and then brings finite guidance on a practical level.
Yogi Bhajan made up really twisted mantras. Hum Dum Hav Sum Rum
This is true.Hawthorn wrote:Yogi Bhajan took bits and pieces of Sikh scriptures and turned them into mantras.
We don't know for a fact that that's true. We only know he said Guru Ram Das gave it to him.Guru Ram Das, the 4th Guru of the Sikhs who died in 1581, gave Yogi Bhajan Wahe Wahe Guru Wahe [sic] Guru Ram Das Guru. Bhajanists call it:
The Guru Mantra: Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru...
Bhajan was a master of self-promotion and deception, or in plain English, a big, fat liar. He lied about so many things, especially when it came to his past and his qualifications as a yogi and spiritual teacher.
MSS Krishna Kaur Khalsa says Yogi Bhajan received the mantra from Guru Ram Das on the 1970 India trip after his teacher "betrayed him".
Philip Deslippe says that after the trip Virsa Singh was written out of Bhajanist history, and Guru Ram Das, Sant Haraza Singh, and Lama Lilan Po emerged as his lineage. According to Deslippe, Yogi Bhajan changed his story from washing floors and receiving an enlightening experience from Virsa Singh to washing floors at Darbar Sahib.