|By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©1999|
|The “3HO” Organization sees its purpose as helping people realize and live in light of their inherent divine consciousness.|
Info at a Glance
Name: Happy-Healthy-Holy Organization (“3H0”)
Purpose: Traditional Sikhism is an eclectic faith combining bhakti, or devotional Hinduism, and Sufism, or Islamic mysticism. In this light, “3H0” sees its purpose as helping people realize and live in light of their inherent divine consciousness.
Founder: Yogi Bhajan.
Source of authority: Yogi Bhajan and the ten historic Sikh gurus as interpreted by him.
Revealed teachings: Yes. Besides the divine revelation in their scriptures, a dream revealed to Yogi Bhajan that the teachings of the 10th and final Sikh guru, Gobind Singh (1666-1708), were the truth.
Claim: To accurately represent Sikhism in the Western hemisphere; to be the highest path to God.
Examples of occult potential: Development of psychic powers; kundalini symptomatology, astral travel.
“Who is the savior? It is your own higher consciousness which can save you from your own lower consciousness (The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, p.129).
“I don’t care whether you believe in Jesus or not, whether you believe in God nor not, whether you believe in Buddha or not. This is not my problem, it is your problem [that you believe, rather than experience]” (The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, p. 64).
God: Ineffable, One.
Jesus: A man who attained Christ-consciousness or spiritual enlightenment.
Trinity: Variously defined in 3HO terms.
Salvation: By works (meditation, yoga) toward liberation from ego and worldly attachment.
Man: Inwardly divine.
Sin: Attachment to lower consciousness.
Satan: A Christian myth.
Bible: The Adi (first) Granth and Granth of the Tenth Guru (Dasm Granth) are the only reliable and true scripture.
Death: A normal transition or spiritual advance.
Heaven and Hell: Temporary places or states of consciousness.