Prosperity, victory, peace, love, and bliss are your birthright. Somewhere along the way you forgot this. Now is the time to remember and fight for your rights - be your own lawyer or at least do a jailbreak and break free to experience the blessing of life again!
You must understand, there are certain things that the establishment do not want to change, for it would undermine their control. One of course is the consumption of oil, another is keeping the masses relatively stupid, and yet another is to keep people eating meat.
One can still meditate and eat meat. One can be spiritual and eat meat. One can still love deeply and eat meat. One can still be a beautiful person and eat meat. But if one really has the desire to go deep into the experience of becoming a spiritual person, one has to be very aware of his or her actions and the joy or suffering that each action causes. It is the intention and understanding of each action that makes the difference between "right" and "wrong." For example, from the perspective of a cat, a mouse stealing a piece of cheese is the evil-doer.
Question: Do we create our own luck?
Sevara: Yes, but I don't call it luck. Karma is a better word. You can also call it Dharma if you are in harmony with yourself, others, and your surroundings.
Question: I want to attract better people into my life. How can I do this?
Answer: First I ask you, what are you giving? What is it that YOU offer? Your consciousness, your energy, will determine what you get back. Are you are an angry person? That is what you will get from others.
Note: This was a response by Sevara to a young woman who sought Sevara's help with overcoming depression. If you suffer from depression, please consult a medical doctor.
You have spoken to me of the sorrows of the heart and your tears have wet my cheek. You have embraced me, not knowing who I am. In that action alone, you show the true depth of your heart. Do I alone see your beauty, and your gifts? Do you not see the Beloved, the Beautiful, the Healer in yourself?
Student: I have studied various styles of yoga but I keep falling into the same traps and bad habits.
Sevara: You bring up a good point. Why do so many yoga practitioners live in such duality? I have even known a student who came to morning class hung-over. Why has yoga not transformed them?
Seven Steps to Happiness (as taught by Yogi Bhajan with commentary by Sevara)
Step 1: Commitment
We all have our own concept of what happiness is, and that concept can be called “the goal”. For some, attaining happiness may entail finding a good job, a quality partner, having a lot of money, a big house, etc. We know that in order to attain these goals we must be focused, disciplined, and committed if we are to get what we want and to keep it.
Step 2: Character
When a person feels that the burdens of living start to control his life he will go one of two directions: turn to destructive distractions or will try to find solace in spirituality. Destructive distractions can include drugs, alcohol, even sex and at worst suicide. When life gets really tough and the person feels there is no way out of the maya of life, the mind has taken over. At this point the mind is actually a cancer, a self-destructive cancer, which will slowly eat away at the person's joy and sanity. Why does a person turn to drugs or alcohol?
The following is Sevara’s response to a Hindu man justifying Israel’s use of force against Palestinians. The gentleman states “Youngsters hurl rocks and glass bottles at Israeli soldier or policeman. But the moment the Israeli shoots a bullet into the air, they flee like chickens and shout "We are being oppressed!" They ought to learn that people shouldn't throw stones at armed men unless they are wearing bullet proof vests (or have a death wish).”
The following is Sevara’s response to a woman’s message in which she feels it is better to trust few people.