How do we love?

So, there must be some mechanism within us by which we are reborn, no doubt. There has to be some mechanism. If I'm speaking through this mike to you, there must be some mechanism which is doing the job. In every seed there is a premule, the mechanism which germinates and creates a big tree out of it. In the same way we have a mechanism placed within us. But this is a very subtle thing while human beings are absolutely gross. In this Kali Yuga, modern times, they are even worse. Extremely gross and they cannot think of something subtle. If I tell you there is an energy which thinks, organizes, loves, you cannot think of such an energy. But how do we organize? How do we think? How do we love? From where do we get that energy? Why shouldn't we think about it? But as I said that modern man doesn't think of "how," he takes it for granted.

So, today I want to tell you about this mechanism that exists within you. It should not be just a mental feat with you, no. It should not be the so-called knowledge of Kundalini from outside. But it's a happening where the Kundalini rises, and you get that whatever is promised in all the scriptures. Today the time has come to prove the existence of the Divine Power of God all around us. We have been going and praying to God. Does He listen to us? Are we connected to Him? We do namaz, we spread our hands towards God Almighty. Are we connected with Him, or we are just doing a mechanical thing? Even so many people are doing Hatha Yoga. They think they are doing it in the name of God. Is it a correct method? Can we do anything about it? If it is a living process, if it is an evolutionary process, we must think we have done nothing for our own evolution so far. From amoeba to this stage we have come without doing anything about it. We have taken our human life for granted. So what can we do about it? If it is a living process, it has to be spontaneous. It has to work by itself. Like a seed which is planted germinates by itself. At the most a gardener can pour little water. I can pour the water of my love on your seed - at the most. But the seed has to germinate by itself spontaneously. It is a living process and not the mechanical process. Perhaps we never realize what is a living process because we take it for granted. You see so many flowers turning into fruits, but we never think how it happens. We have no idea of spontaneity. We think by doing something we are being spontaneous. So one has to be effortless because Kundalini is born with you. Sahaja, "born with you." Saha means "with" ," ja means "born"..."born with you"...

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    February 22, 1977  " Chakras and Deities "  Delhi, India

How does Sahaja Yoga compare to Kriya Yoga?

Shri Mataji : Oh no, not at all, it is akriya. What kriya can we do? You see ? What kriya can we do? People take out their tongues in Kriya Yoga, cut their throats, push it back. By mechanical things can you do living things ? Can you? Supposing you have to sprout a seed.If you stand on your head or cut your nose, is it going to sprout? No. There’s no kriya, it’s akriya. We have not to do anything. Sahaja: saha means 'with', ja means  'born', and it’s spontaneous. For all living things we don’t do any kriya, we don’t read anything, nothing of the kind. Supposing our breathing, if we have to do some kriya for it, none of us could exist ! If we have to read some books how many would exist if we have to know by reading how to breathe? It’s all spontaneous within us.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    February 23, 1983   Public Program Day 1   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Can we reach realization through Bhakti Yoga?

Shri Mataji : But we don't understand because He (Shri Krishna) was the incarnation of diplomacy. What He said about Bhakti Yoga in Sanskrit language is that , "If you give Me any fruit, any water I'll accept it," but when it comes to giving, He said that you have to do ananya bhakti. Ananya bhakti, means when there is not the other. When is this situation - when you are self-realized. Without self-realization what bhakti can we do? We are not connected yet to God. What is self-realization -  is connection with God, all right? So first we should get connected, then you definitely do bhakti. Then you understand that this connection is established, now whatever you do has a meaning, otherwise it would be like telephoning without the connection  being there. So the Bhakti Yoga only matures after realization, not before realization. 

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    February 23, 1983   Public Program Day 1   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia