3HO Superstitions. Certain things were just taken as "fact" in 3ho because Yogi Bhajan had said them or people thought Yogi Bhajan had said them. I am going to think of these things. Maybe you still ascribe to some, that's fine. But these things are not scientific facts. Anyone else, please feel free to join in.
1) Cotton is good for your aura. Polyester isn't.
2) White will make your aura larger. Colors do certain things for your aura, and plaids will just jumble it.
3) If you do kundalini yoga and be a vegetarian you will never have American diseases that old people get.
4)Eating meat will give you cancer, being a lacto vegetarian and you won't.
5) Eating fish will cause you to talk too much.
6) Wheatberries will clean your intestines out like a broom.
7) It is better to get a wind up watch because the battery will affect your electro-magnetic field.
8) It is good to do yoga on a sheepskin.
9) It is good to put a sheepskin on the seat of your car to affect your electro-magnetic field.
10) Ginger will strengthen your nervous system
11) Only meat eaters will get arthritis.
12) Raw pistachio nuts will cure arthritis.
13) An onion a day will cure cancer.
14) Children should only eat two of their fist fulls of food at each meal.
15). People that eat sugar will be sexually perverted
16) People that eat turmeric will not have brain aneurisms, and have healthy arteries.
17) Raw Turmeric will get all the residiual hiding viruses out of your body.
18) You had to have been a virtual saint in a past life for the chance to sit at Yogi Bhajan's feet
19) There is only one real teacher in each person's life and only one chance to recognize it.
20) If you deny your teacher it will take 8.4 million lifetimes, 1/3 under water, 1/3 in the sky, and 1/3 on land to become a human again. Then you have to go through lots of human incarnations to even meet a descendent of that student and ask permission to join the path again.
21) Any body want to add some more?
22) chuni (veils) will strengthen and protect a woman's aura
23) combing the hair with a non-natural brush will mess up your electromagnetic field, and combing it with a wooden comb will clean and strengthen it. At least once a day, it is necessary to lean over upside down and comb the hair straight down to discharge negative energy, and then, standing straight, comb it. Doing this in middle of day will refresh and reenergize a person.
24)If the sinuses are blocked, stand on the head and eat a raw onion.
25)If a person ever smoked marijuana, they would never be cleaned out unless they eat only raw green salad, sans dressing , for 40 days.
26) when using the toilet, one should sit in crow pose, feet on the seat, squatting, and this will keep the intestines healthy
27)a baby does not have an aura for 40 days so they should not go any where, and no one except immediate family should see them.
28)if you step on a crack, you will...oh, wait a minute,,,wrong superstition source....
28. Doing Breath of Fire cleans and strengthens your aura.
29. The best flower is cauliflower and the best meditation is Kirtan Kriya, SA TA NA MA. It will cure anything (eventually, may take a few more lives wasted in practicing it but eventually this meditation cures you of all problems).
30. Sleep in the East-West (or was it N-S?) direction - the other way messes up your electro-magnetic body.
31. Do not nap when the Sun is going down. It also messes with your electro-magnetic body.
32. No! Not 32!
Always do a 31 minute meditation; not 30 minutes, not 32 minutes. 31 is the correct amount of minutes to do most meditations, though some are 11 minutes and some are 62 minutes. NOT 60 minutes! And not 10 minutes or 12 minutes!
That was 11, 31 and 62. Do you understand this?
You want to know why?
Because that is the correct numerology, of course.
33. The answer to every problem is to surrender and meditate more.
34. Chanting "Hari Hari" or "Har" manifests money into your life.
35. Your hair is antenna for cosmic consciousness energy. Keeping your hair unshorn and at the top of your head wires you directly to the cosmos! This makes meditation easier!
36. Chant ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO and Yogi Bhajan will psychically arrive!
37. Guru Nanak was also a Mahan Tantric!
38. Never forget that Yogi Bhajan used to do MUCH harder White Tantric exercises than we ever did! You think holding your arms up in crucifixion pose for 62 minute was hard for us on Christmas Day 1975, at Winter Solstice?
Well, yes that was hard, especially given that many of us were born Christian and most of us could have been celebrating Christmas with our families of origin instead of torturing ourselves like Christ. But that was nothing compared to what the Master went through being trained by HIS teacher!
39. The smallest amount of time Yogi Bhajan can think of is 6000 years. It is so hard for him to get his energy down to our level and deal with our small problems and complaints.
40. Yogi Bhajan hardly sleeps.
41. Yogi Bhajan needs secretaries to watch over his body while he sleeps. Of course, he is celibate.
42. Drinking cases of Diet Pop helps you pee. (This one I agree with but I still don't recommend it).
44. Anything you wish for on Guru Ram Das's Birthday will come true.
45. You will meet Yogi Bhajan face to face on your death day.
46. Guru Ram Das will be your guide through the astral planes after you die.
47. Guru Nanak is the Guru for the Age of Aquarius.
48. Guru Nanak's son Baba Siri Chand was/is the greatest yogi in the world and when he met Guru Ram Das it was a wonderful reunion scene. (Sikhs don't tell the story that way. They say Baba Siri Chand was into extreme yoga and was a deep disappointment to Nanak who preached against asceticism.)
49. When you come face to face with a Black Magician we can use the "secret" Baba Siri Chand mantra and this will fry his evil circuits!
50. But never never use this Baba Siri Chand mantra as a regular thing. It is way too powerful. Could start house fires, that sort of thing.
51. Be sure to tie your turban snuggly over the two accupressure points on your forehead. This will keep you from freaking out.
52. And remember if you do not do sadhana you will go insane.
53. The armpits are where the 'brain poops', thus deodorant is bad.
54. All body hair is antennae, except when women have hairs on their chin, then it is a 'mistake'.
55. There is no karma over the phone.
56. YB processes the auras of everyone in the world through his subtle body as Mahan tantic.
57. All the teachings are from the 'scriptures'.
58. YB knows what everyone is thinking all the time, but has to act like he doesn't know to not upset their karma.
59. YB can only act on what he psychically knows if someone else brings it up.
60. Pre/extra marital sex is bad. Gay sex is bad. Masturbation is bad. Only married sex is good, and lesbian sex doesn't count, so it is OK.
64. Do not wear red. It will make you go crazy.
65. Do not wear red, it is totally second chakra (too sexy)
66. Ironing is important and necessary work.
67. If you have pierced ears, plug up those holes you made in your aura with big diamonds.
68. It is a blessing to massage Yogi Bhajan's feet.
69. Don't wear rings on your Saturn (middle) finger. It will mess with your electromagnetic field.
70. When you kill an insect, say Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh. It will release the bug from the cycle of birth and death.
71. The position for sleeping is east-west (from an earlier post).
72. People who taste the food that they are cooking for langar will go straight to hell.
73. Apples are the happy fruit- a mono diet of them will make you happy.
77. A man will lose sexual control if he sees a woman's ankles. This was proclaimed one year, and we had to stop wearing shorts at kwtc in the New Mexican summer. Then he felt like people were too covered up and not active enough, so he said we took it too far. I've seen a lot of hairy legs.