Yogi Bhajan had much to say on the subject of prosperity. And like many great teachers, he emphasized that prosperity must begin on the inside. A person can have all of the money, fame, and trappings of wealth without having what can rightly be called prosperity. When one’s internal attitude is out of alignment, it doesn’t matter what that person has or doesn’t have in the material world.
Yogi Bhajan said that prosperity “is like a rosebud when it flowers and opens up, and shares its fragrance…When a man or woman is prosperous, it is the fragrance of security, grace, depth, character and truthfulness that a person can share. Like a candle emits light, a human emits prosperity.” Prosperity begins with our internal attitude, and flows outwardly. When we connect with an internal attitude of prosperity, we become like a magnet. The abundance of the universe flows to us without stopping.
Yogi Bhajan taught 3 Laws of Prosperity, which if put into practice will adjust your attitude completely.
- Be kind to everyone.
- Never speak ill of others.
- Never speak ill of yourself.
When we are unkind to others, when we gossip or begrudge the good fortune of other people, we are reinforcing the idea that there is not enough. Not enough happiness, success, wealth, etc. for all people. When we speak badly of ourselves, we are closing ourselves off to our inherent connection to the universe and to the divine.
Yogi Bhajan gave many meditations that can help us to adjust our attitudes towards prosperity. One beautiful meditation is called “You Are A Spiritual Being with Unlimited Potential.” Guruchander Singh Khalsa says that this meditation will help you to “focus on your true identity as a spiritual being with unlimited potential and self-worth.” Practicing this meditation for 120 days will radically shift your attitude to one of expansion and prosperity.
To practice this meditation, sit in Easy pose with the eyes focused at the tip of the nose.
Bring the tips of your thumbs to the mounds of your pinkie fingers, and close your fingers over your thumbs making tight fists.
With the forearms parallel to the ground, bring your fists in front of your heart center, about an inch apart.
Chant the mantra “Har” out loud four times, and then whispered four times. Repeat for 11-21 minutes.
Once your internal attitude is adjusted, you become magnetized towards prosperity. The Universe is infinitely giving, all we have to do is tune into that flow, and we will receive all that we need and more. A line in the 3rd pauri of Japji says, “Daydaa day laiday thak paahi,” which can be translated as “The great giver keeps on giving, while those who receive grow weary of receiving.” Snatam Kaur has a beautiful rendition of the 3rd pauri of Japji on her album Shanti called “Dayndaa Day (Infinity).”
You can also connect with the 25th pauri of Japji, “Bahota Karam,” in meditation. Yogi Bhajan taught that reciting this mantra 11 times per day will bring the mind out of duality and bring prosperity and wealth to your life. You could also use this mantra in the practice of “Nanak’s Abundant Gifts Meditation” in the book Yoga and Mantras for Prosperity.
“Subagh Kriya” is a 5 part kriya that can transform misfortune into prosperity and good luck. This kriya helps to correct your psyche, and allows your intuition to guide you. With this guidance, you will be in a position to make whatever decisions are necessary to stay connected to the flow of abundance.
Subagh Kriya and the meditation “You are a Spiritual Being with Unlimited Potential” can both be found in the book Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance. This book is an invaluable resource bringing together lectures and teachings from Yogi Bhajan on abundance and prosperity.