Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Problem with Linear Thinking

We have to be the Spirit. We are not this body, we are not these channels either, we are not the subconscious and we are not the supraconscious. We are not this ego, or these conditioning and these habits because we say, " I have got habits." So who is this "I" ? " I have got children", who is the I? "I have got two eyes", who is this I? We never say "I am the eyes." So in subtle ways we know that "I" is different. When the doctors also call it as the autonomic nervous system, they should ask one question: who is this auto? Auto means the one who drives the car, for example we call it automobile but there has to be a driver. So one has to realize that there is something missing still in a human awareness and that's why all these problems of different types are a reason - suddenly,startlingly we are facing them - like ecological problems, all kinds of imbalances in life have come.

The reason is that human awareness or the mental projections, when they move, they move in a linear way and when they move in a linear way they recoil and trouble us. You went into science, all right, science, science, science, science, where atomic energy, then the waste, then all that repels you. These are all transitory things, there are so many transitory things we indulge into. So the essence of all the religions, if you go to the essence of it, not to the outside horrible nature of there that you see, but if you go to the basic essence of it is this : that you should seek the eternal and you should look after the transitory in a way as much as it is required in its own limitations and in it's understanding.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 17, 1989   Public Program   Vancouver, B.C.  Canada

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Is there any purpose in our life?

It is very kind of you to have invited me to Hampstead which I have visited many a times before. And I always felt that people living in this beautiful area must be having beautiful ideas about the Divine, because you see the effects of Divine better in the nature, in the beauty of nature. And then you start thinking that how God has made this beautiful world for us to enjoy. But so many things we take for granted, for example, our human life itself. We have taken it for granted. We've got a beautiful body, very beautiful personality.

At this point of awareness also we start thinking about something that is of the beyond. We start thinking that this is not the end of life. Why God has created us? Why did He create us out of amoeba with such care, with such love, with such delicacy? Why has He created us to be a human being? Is there any purpose in our life? Or are we just here to exist like animals then die, at the most, having some insurances to be paid for our children? Is that the end of this human life which is being created with such care? For thousand of years a little cell of amoeba or, say, a little unicellular animal has gone through such a tremendous change to become a human being with this fantastic awareness. Why? Why has he come on this Earth? Such a question must arise in every intelligent mind. And when such a question arises, the search starts in the real way.

This came to us because there was an urge to seek. The time we needed to meditate to find out "what are we". Now, when I'm speaking to you about something - what we are and what we have to be - you are not to take Me for
granted either. That would be very wrong, because if there is blind faith it's not going to help you at all. If it is also to deny, it is not going to help you. It's a very simple, practical, common sense. I can tell you how. For example, I say that there is a room, a big room, beyond there. Now, if you sit in this room and say, "Oh, I do believe you." You do not go and see the room. Secondly, if you say, "No, I deny. I don't believe you," still you don't see the room. So both ways it's just the same. So, what you have to do, that is to see the room. And this is how you are going to see about the Kundalini, all these forces that are existing within us, with that open mind, that, "Let us see. If it is so, it's a very great thing."

Actually, human beings should be really very much thankful that there is a purpose in their life, that God has created them for a very great purpose. He has created them so that He can bestow His kingdom to them. So that, as a very, very loving and compassionate Father, He could manifest His light, His whole, entire desire by giving you what He has... is His kingdom. It's a fact. That's why He has created us.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    June 6, 1980   " Why Are We Here ? "  Public Program  Hampstead, London, U.K.

Like a candle lights another

Just like a candle which is not yet enlightened cannot be enlightened by itself, you need another enlightened light to enlighten it. But once that candle is enlightened,it can enlighten other candles. And this works spontaneously. So one has to know though we are frustrated very much, the way people are talking about God and just making money out of it. Either they are money oriented or they are power-oriented. Like you have heard people have to pay some money to a temple or to a church. But what can church give you, or what can a temple give you? Unless and until your Kundalini is awakened? For example this is an instrument which is not connected to the mains, what's the use of this instrument? It has to be connected to the mains, and that is why we find all these so called religions going in the opposite direction. You have to become the Spirit, is said by all the scriptures. But that doesn't mean that you can just brand, "Now, I've become the Spirit," and say, "I'm a twice-born." What is the difference between a person who is twice-born and who is not? A twice-born person has powers. Powers not to kill but to love, and love that acts. As you know Christ touched people and they got cured. In the same way there could be some healers also. But they are trying some tricks, because in their own life they are very materialistic, they charge money for curing you. They have no authority to call themselves as  realized souls.

So we have to be honest about our seeking and should ask for the truth only. Because falsehood is not going to give you satisfaction. You will go on from one to another to another. Falsehood will ultimately make you frustrated and unhappy. So for genuineness and goodness one has to understand that the time has come for you to get Realization. I call it the Blossomtime. In the beginning on the Tree of Life there were one or two flowers. But today it is Blossomtime where many have to get their Realization. It's the last breakthrough in your evolution that you have to become the Spirit. Your Spirit is the one which gives you absolute truth. Once you get your Realization, then you start feeling Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost in your hands. The All pervading power of God's Love about which so many scriptures have written. And you start acting like a computer which is already programmed very beautifully. You get absolutely truthful answers to all the questions that you ask.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  June 10, 1988   Public Program   Graz, Austria

You are genuine seekers

Today we have gathered here to know something about ourselves. If the knowledge is from the books, or from some person who says that he knows about the self, how far will it reach us? It can only go up to mental level, and we can only understand it through our mental understanding. The mental understanding comes to us through our rationality, through our intellect, which in itself is a limited thing.

So we enter into another understanding which is still very limited. For example, if I tell you that there is a self within us, in our heart, which resides, and that there is a power within us which is all the time waiting for an occasion to give you your second birth; if I tell you that, then you will only understand me mentally. This is all being said already. What is so new about it? At the most I might give it in a very modern fashion, something quite intellectual, which will make you more have mental feats to go round and round, and sit down and analyze, and reach nowhere.

I say there is a power, no doubt, which is called as Kundalini, within us. So many say that, because it is written, long time back, thousands of years back. Christ has said it, that you are to be born again, that you are to be baptized, not by theological college people, but somebody like John the Baptist, who had the authority from the Divine. This power does lie dormant within you, but everybody writes differently about it. Very few really agree. This is another confusion one faces, that there is a power lying within us, and some say that it gives you electric shocks, some say you start jumping like a frog, and some say you start flying in the air. Such a confusion, while you are seekers, seekers of ages. You have been seeking. You are genuine seekers and then, while seeking, you don't know where to go, what to expect, and you jump into problems.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 11, 1980  " The Knowledge of Self Within "  Public Program  Kingston-Upon-Thames,  U.K.






Wisdom is the balance

Rationality gives us the sense to understand that we cannot reach there through rationality.

Because unless and until this thing happens to you, you are not going to believe in it. You are not going to believe in it that, this rationality, on which we depend, which is our support, which is we; we all the time think that our identification is complete with rationality. And we are very rational, we are proud of our rationality also.

So then, you reach a point when, through rationality, where you understand that this is not the horse which will be useful any further. This is the use of rationality! One way it takes you to that culminating point where you think it is to be discarded or cannot be depended upon. On the other side rationality gives you a view, a view which can be related later on, when you get the experience. You start understanding why rationality was failing you. So it's a teacher on a negative way. It's a teacher on a negative way. But it is essential because man was given freedom and he started using his freedom, he started using his rationality.

When he reaches that point then he starts depending on his wisdom. And wisdom is the balance between his emotionality and rationality, in the centre of it, between his heart and his mind. It is a centre somewhere there, in the central, or you say in the fulcrum. So if you are too much on the emotionality or too much on the rationality you have to move further into the centre and balance it at a point; then only you are in wisdom and that's how you rise within yourself. Any extreme behaviour, on the left or the right, or dependance, is not going to help you."


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 12, 1978  " Rationalism,Emotionalism and Wisdom "  Public Program
Caxton Hall  London, U.K.
 





Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Spirituality is not for sale! (Berkeley, 2000)

I bow to all the seekers of truth. I do not know how to thank the mayor of Oakland and mayor of Berkeley for being so kind to give this certificate to Me. I must say this is a wonderful country where people recognize something that is doing good work. Really remarkable it is. I had been here before, to Berkeley, because everybody tells Me that there are lots of seekers of truth in Berkeley. This is the thing that attracted Me very much. But first of all we should know what are we seeking all these days. Once you start seeking it goes on like a rat-race of seeking. Or have you been able to find something? So what do you have to find in your seeking? As you know, in all the scriptures it is been told that you have to know yourself. You don't know yourself, you don't know what problems you have within. People get into diseases without knowing until it develops into a very serious trouble. Also they go on hurting others, being jealous with others, being in tension and stress. All kind of problems come to them, and they don't know why it happens, why, what is the reason?

Now for that, there is placed within us a beautiful thing called Kundalini which lies in the triangular bone, which is called as "sacrum". That means Greeks knew about it, that's why they called it a sacred bone. In the triangular bone it lies at the base of your spine and this is the one which is going to give you a real ascent. This is the one which is going to connect you to the All Pervading Power of Divine Love. They have all talked about God, Power of God, Divine love, all kinds of things, but we don't know where it is, where does it exist, how it works. If really it is there or not, also we are not very sure. So this power lies within your triangular bone, can you show them? All of you have this power within you. It is not anyone who belongs to any nationality, or to any culture but everyone has this power within himself. But you'll be surprised, how people have made such a horrible picture of Kundalini and they say that when the Kundalini rises you may go mad, you may shout, you must do all kinds of things. Because they have no authority to do it, because they don't know how to do it - that's why they make up a story like that and tell you, because they don't want you to ascend, I think. Or they don't know, they are incapable of awakening the Kundalini. But I must tell you that She is your Mother. She is your individual Mother. She knows everything about you. It is all recorded, whatever was your past, whatever mistakes you committed, whatever aspirations you have, everything She knows about it, it's all recorded there in the 3-1/2 coils. But She is your Mother, your own Mother and when you were born, your Mother took all the trouble upon Herself. She didn't give you trouble. In the same way when this Kundalini rises, She doesn't give you any trouble. Now people are afraid even to talk about Kundalini because those who talked about Kundalini were, I don't know what sort of people they were, and it was such a misleading thing that they thought, it's better not to talk about it. But talk is talk, talk is not everything.

What has to happen is the awakening of this Kundalini. It's an actualization, it is not just talking, giving lectures, you do this, you stand like this, put your hand this way, your legs that way, it's not that. It is very simple, that this Kundalini, which is responsible for your last ascent, your, I should say, the last step in your evolution, this Kundalini is your own Mother and She cannot harm you. She can never do that. This is the fact I would like to tell you first of all. Because I know in America all kinds of people have come from India, those people also they were released from jail, wore some sort of a dress and came here. They are all minting money, that's what they are doing, they are good at it. So if you have any understanding about Divinity you must understand that you cannot sell it and you cannot purchase it. If you can purchase some person then such a person cannot be your master, he can be your servant but not your master. So onc
e you understand this point, it is very important for you people to know that it is not saleable because you know this is a consumer society, and everything has to be sold. But not spirituality, you cannot sell spirituality. And those who sell spirituality are spurious people, they are not real, they are absolutely bogus people as they call them, and you don't waste your energy and money on them."


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 5, 2000   Public Program   Berkeley, Ca.  U.S.A.





Sunday, June 03, 2018

A transition period

At the very outset, we have to know what we are seeking. We are seeking the truth. But what is the truth? The truth is that we are not this body, we are not these emotions, this intellect, this ego, these conditionings, but we are the Spirit, the Pure Spirit. This is one truth about ourselves.
 
There is a subtle power which is described as the all-pervading Power of God's love, as Paramachaitanya, as Udrang, as, so many other words have been used for this power, which does all the living work. Like we see the flowers - so beautiful as they are, but we take them for granted. We don't see how they have come from a little seed, how they are blossoming in these different colors. All this living work we take for granted. We have also taken our evolution for granted and everything that the autonomous nervous system does we have taken for granted.It's a good thing in a way because it's too much of a worry and botheration if you start thinking why of everything. But there is a power, which does all these things...

In all the scriptures there's one common thing described, whether they have talked of the forms or the formless: that we have to seek the eternal and whatever is transitory is to be used with full understanding in its balance, and that's why we are lost, where we have lost our balances. So the best thing is to get the connection with this Divine power, which gives us all the nourishment, all the care and all the knowledge that we have never known before, and for this you can't pay, you can't force it, you cannot compel anybody , you have to be absolutely free to get it, because after all this is the ultimate freedom you have. You have freedom because you become such a dynamic, compassionate, wonderful personality that you just become a transformed, special, glorious person.
 
This is just a transition period, just to transition. When this evolution has to achieve its end and when it achieves its end you are as promised in the kingdom of God, and that's what has to happen. It's not just talk, talk, talk. It has to work out. The experience has to be there, and the experience of Realization is described very clearly in some of the scriptures and which says that you have to feel the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost. In the Sanskrit language, Adi Shankaracharya has described as Salilam Salilam meaning cool breeze, cool breeze. Now this cool breeze is not chilling breeze nor is this a hot breeze but a kind of a cool soothing effects that you feel all around yourself which you have never felt before. You have never felt the existence of this all-pervading Power. But it is there, and one has to seriously think about it. It's nothing frivolous as... I was also born in a Christian family so Sunday morning get ready, go to Church and meet few people, "Hello, hello," come back after the sermon, it's not like that. It's also not like going to a temple just pay a few rupees here, there and give something to the Deities and come back home. It is something that you become, becoming is the point."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 3, 1990   Public Program   Miami, Florida   U.S.A.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Kundalini is your exclusive Mother

Now the time has come for all of you to get your realization. You have been seeking for ages now, and it is already described in books that the day will come, the time will come. They call it as Kali Yuga. It is the worst time... that is now.

At this time people who are seeking God in the hills and dales will get into proper family life, and they will get their Self-realization through this Kundalini awakening. Now in the name of Kundalini also lots of nonsense has been said, which is surprising. How people accepted that a Kundalini can be dangerous, and a person who gets Kundalini awakening will be very much harmed. Now She is your Mother ! Kundalini is your exclusive Mother. She knows each and everything about you, She knows about your faults and also your aspirations. Everything is recorded in Her, and She is extremely careful when She gives you this second birth and She takes up all the problems upon Herself. She doesn't bother you, She doesn't trouble you and She's the one who looks after your second birth. Again I say it is the actualization, actualization of baptism you can call it. But it's not the way they do. It's actualization, it happens that this rises, passes through six centers and pierces through your fontanel bone area and you do feel on your hands, fingers and out of your head the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost. This has to happen. Otherwise whatever stories one may tell, you shouldn't believe. It has to show results. Now these centers that we have, all these seven centers are responsible for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    June 1, 2000    Wiltern Theatre    Public Program     Los Angeles, CA


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

We are seeking truth, reality, not hallucinations

To all the seekers of truth. We are seeking truth, reality, not hallucinations, not imaginations, not our own mental projections. We are not being yet able, many of us who are seeking, to understand that reality is what it is. It will be the same; it has been the same. We cannot coin it for ourselves. We cannot organize it, and we cannot think about it. We cannot put a mental projection of our own as to, "This is the reality. This is not the reality."

Today only I was reading with great surprise an article about sniffing the glue that people are doing. I mean, now this is the last they are sniffing now, petrol, all sorts of things. Well, why, why are they doing it? Because for some sensation. But they said that when you do that, what happens that you start believing that whatever you are doing is right. That's exactly is the point today. Without sniffing also there are many who believe like that. But whatever their ideas are about God or about spirit, about seeking, is the right thing and they don't want to see what reality is. They just want to reject their ego, their imagination, to believe that this is the reality, and then they just are convinced that they know everything. With such people, what to do? How to tell them that reality is something very different ?

Now what happens when we put our mental projections like that ? We can see things, we read books, we form our own ideas. It's a very dangerous thing that can happen to human beings, and that is, your ego start bloating, becoming big and big and big without your knowledge. A person who has an ego does not harm himself at all. He harms others. He doesn't harm anyone as such but he harms in a way which can be very deep hurting. He'll say things which will hurt a person. He'll do things that will hurt. Nations after nations can be destroyed with this ego, like Hitler did.

So when you put your mental projections like this, "I can do it. I can find it. I know. I know. I believe," then this ego, you see, grows in your head. If it was only your head, nothing to bother, but it grows round your heart. It grows round your heart and your heart becomes like a stone. You cannot feel anything that is real. You cannot understand what is real and what is unreal. All this discrimination is lost completely.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   May 20, 1983  " To All Seekers of Truth "   Caxton Hall   London, U.K.

Buddha realized the greatest problem of a human being

So today we have gathered here to worship Buddha. Lord Buddha, as you know, was Gautama, the one who was born in a royal family. And then, He became an ascetic, because He was very much hurt to see three types of problems from which human beings suffer. And He came to conclusion, all these three types of problems are because we have desires. So He said that, "If you become desire-less, then there will be no problem for you." So He studied Vedas, He studied Upanishads, He studies all kinds of things. He went to many saints and many people. He could not get His Realization. Actually He was an Incarnation. An incarnation also has to reach a point of Realization in a different way, like the whole potential has to open out. But the incarnation has tremendous potential, and that expresses itself once the door is opened outward.

Buddha realized the greatest problem of a human being, is his ego. In his ego he goes to the extremes, from one end to another. And so He worked throughout on the Pingala Nadi for us, and stationed Himself on our ego, to control it. If you see on the Agnya Chakra, if in the center is Christ, you have on the left Buddha, and on the right is Mahavira. All of them are called as Lords, because they're rulers of these three areas.

Now this area of Agnya is the area of Tapas, is of penance. Because they have done penance for us, we don't have to do any penance. Means they have done for us everything that is possible. That's how the Sahaja Yogis don't have to do any penance, they're in a beautiful place having a nice vibrations. They don't have to go in the jungles, run away from the society and hide themselves in a place where there could be scorpions, could be snakes, could be tigers, could be any danger to life.

So the penance part is over and also Buddha in His lifetime - when He was alive, all the time He said, "There is no need to have any austerities. There's no need to have any austerities at all." If you read Buddha, His early teachings, then you'll be surprised that He said that, "There should be no austerities." He Himself went through austerities. But that was the time, Samay-achara was the time, where they needed people who would go all out to do the propagation of His ideas, so most of them took to a kind of a life but He never believed in any austerities. Moreover, He was not a vegetarian. He died because once He went to a village and He was hungry and He asked one of the hunters, we call them as Kiratas, that, "I would like to eat now and I have to go for My work." They said that, "This morning I have killed a wild boar but it must take some time otherwise it's very hot blood." He said, "Doesn't matter." Very significant, right side to take the red meat of a wild boar without getting it cooled down. He ate it and He died with that.

Everything that they do has a meaning. As we find meaning in the life of Christ, we find in the meaning of Buddha also. That is the reason why the Buddhists became vegetarians. Because Buddha died eating that hot meat they became vegetarians. But that doesn't mean that everybody has to become vegetarian. Those who have ego, it's better they are vegetarians. Right side people are better with the vegetarian food more,  and the left side more with the protein. That we know very well.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   May 21, 1989   Shri Buddha Puja   Barcelona, Spain

​Buddha's message

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Buddha's message is, of course, is not to develop ego. But how do you do that? First of all, whatever you are doing you have to say, "I am not doing it. It's Mother who is doing it" or "God who is doing it, I am not doing anything." 

But if you feel that you are doing something for Sahaja Yoga, it's better you stop doing it. But you should say, "No, it came my way. I just ... I didn't do anything. I was just there. That's all." Then you have achieved a great deal. And the second thing is of desire, even desire of anything, of smallest thing or the biggest thing or even loving your children, loving you wife, this "my, mine" all those things; all these desires, if they are not fulfilled you feel frustrated, then you must know that there's something wrong with you. But, if you understand the sense of collectivity, then you can ascend very fast. ..."

HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - Shri Buddha Puja, Deinze, Belgium, 04.08.1991

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Secrets of the Crown Chakra: 'Sahastr', in Sanskrit language, means one thousand

Today we have gathered here to do the Sahasrara Puja. 'Sahasrara', the word 'Sahastr', in Sanskrit language, means one thousand. And there are one thousand petals in our brain, which get enlightened.
Of course, the doctors are quarreling on that point, but forget about them. Now these petals are kept ready for our enlightenment and these are really the nerves - one thousand nerves - which are there for the enlightenment of the brain.
So when the Kundalini rises she enlightens those one thousand nerves which become like, as you see here, the shape of these flames - like a petal. And that's why it is called as Sahasrara - the center of Sahasrara.

In the human beings it is a very important center, because this is the only center by which we think and we try to stop whatever we don't like. This is the center which reacts; reacts in such a manner that, without any discretion we start saying 'no' to this and 'no' to that - on small things also. Like somebody might say, 'I don't like this carpet, I don't like this house, I don't like that'. This language itself shows that - who are you? First find out. But you cannot become your Self unless and until this Sahasrara, this brain, is opened out and the Kundalini becomes one with the Paramchaitanya. Before that you are in complete ignorance about what is good and what is bad. Whatever you think for this brain is good, you do it. But whatever is really good you do not know because you do not know the reality.

Now we have to understand the consciousness that we have - consciousness of being alive, consciousness of so many things we have, and the so-called Knowledge we have about everything. All that consciousness is stored near the liver, for your information, by this diaphragm. But then this consciousness starts rising higher and higher, then you become aware. In the evolutionary process you become aware. Aware of things without going through your brain. You just become aware. And how? Not by thinking. Not by understanding or seeing, but you become aware because your brain has now started working in a manner that's very, very sensitive.

So you just become aware of some sort of a fear, or maybe some sort of a goodness, or anything. But it goes even further. The growth of consciousness, which becomes aware, goes further - where you start liking a person or disliking a person. But still it's nothing definite and sure. You dislike a person because he has a particular type of a face, maybe eyes or maybe anything. Or maybe because you have known somebody who has been very nice, so you start transferring that image on to others. With these transferred images you can hate or love someone. Then you start saying, 'I hate this', 'I hate that', which has no actual substantial meaning. You hate it because, perhaps, maybe such and such a person looks like somebody.

Now you go further with it then you see that 'such and such a person ...', now I'm not talking about things but about persons '...such and such a person has done this harm to me' - something positive. So you start feeling that you should hate that person. Now you start hating that person. With that hatred you develop new faculties of how to harm that person. Then you start thinking how to destroy that person, how to make his life miserable. Then you may beat that person, you may shout at that person, you may try to kill that person - you can do anything.

So now the awareness is going towards another direction, which is darkness, which is not light. Because in the light you won't do such a thing. In the light you see everybody is sitting. You know how far you are, where you are sitting. If you want to go out, you know how to walk out. But when in the darkness you are there, you just don't understand, and you go on behaving in a manner which cannot be explained otherwise, except that because you are a human being.


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    May 9, 1999   Sahasrara Puja   Cabella Ligure, Italy





The True Mother's Day: "...Mahamaya is like a mirror. "

Today is a unique combination of Mother's Day in many countries, and Sahasrara Day for Sahaja yogis. I think this is the most important day in the history of human evolution, because all other events, incarnations and ventures in the spiritual atmosphere have been of no avail. On the contrary, they have gone into a kind of a cocoon which has no door, banging themselves against the walls, creating problems out of something very auspicious and extremely, beautifully spiritual. It's not possible to find faults with the incarnations in whose names all the religions came in. But this cocoon is the Mahamaya, I think. Cocoon is the one which is ignorance. We can say that Maya, Mahamaya does not create it. This cocoon is created by the basic ignorance of human beings and their misidentifications.

So the human nature is such that it identifies itself easily with untruth. Anything that is truthful, human beings find it very difficult to compromise. The trouble with the truth is that it cannot compromise. So all kinds of ignorance, all kinds of falsehood, all kinds of destructive forces gather together somehow or other, to attract human mind. It is perhaps the ego of man that makes him feel so attracted to those things, because they all pamper his ego. As it is, the most difficult center that we have to cross is this center of Agnya. This center is the one which takes us out, either to the left or to the right, if you try to push it too much. Thus we land up into the hold of ignorance, which is being looked after by Mahamaya.

They say that at Sahasrara when the Goddess will appear, She will be a Mahamaya. Is it possible to be anything else as the world is today, to come on this Earth? Any other type of incarnation would have been in great trouble, because human beings in their ego are the highest in Kali Yuga, highest. So they are quite stupid and they are capable of doing any harm, any kind of harm, any kind of violence, to a divine personality. It is not at all possible to exist in this world as anything else but Mahamaya. But it also acts upon the people who are seeking. It has many facets. By one facet it covers your Sahasrara: the seekers are tested. If you are more enamored by people who are something odd, who wear odd dresses, who show odd things as so many false gurus have done, or absurd or something very cheapish, that attracts the attention of human beings because of Mahamaya, or we can say that it is the Mahamaya which judges a person.

Mahamaya is like a mirror. Whatever you are, you see yourself in the mirror. Mirror has no responsibility.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   May 8, 1994   Sahasrara Puja   Cabella Ligure, Italy

The True Mother's Day: "...Sahasrara and the motherhood go together. "

Today it's a great day, because Sahasrara Day and Mother's Day have come together. That's very Sahaj happening, I think, and that is what we have to understand, how Sahasrara and the motherhood go together.

Sahasrara was definitely opened and Mother had to do it, because formerly those people who came on this earth tried to teach people about dharma, to bring them to the central path, to the straightforward path of ascent. They tried everything now, whatever way they thought was good for a particular community, particular area, particular country. They talked about it and lots of books came out of it. But instead of all these books creating people of religious, spiritual and a united nature, created people who were all against each other. Absurd !... it's an absurd thing, but it happened. So all these books that were written, all this knowledge that was given was all misused by human beings just to get their own power, I should say; so it was all a power-oriented, also money-oriented game going on. When we see the outcome of all these religions, we feel it's all empty. They talk of love, they talk of compassion, but it all is for a purpose. It is all a political game sometimes, because they still feel that they should have power; not the spiritual power, but the worldly power so that they can dominate the whole world.

So this domination started working so much in the human mind that we had lots of wars, killings, all kinds of things. And when it subsided I felt that now maybe, opening Sahasrara might help people to see the truth. At the level of Sahasrara you know the truth. So all kinds of illusions, all kinds of misunderstandings, all kinds of self-imposed ignorance, they all have to disappear. Because what you know is the truth. The truth is not sharp, it's not harsh, it is not something which is difficult to assimilate. People thought truth must be something that would be just very damaging or could be very harsh, could create problems between human beings - which should not have, it should not have, it was not meant to be. But whenever they talked of truth the people used it for a wrong purpose. It's something special about human beings that they start using things for a wrong attitude, for a wrong message, and try to use it for their own purpose. It's such a common thing with human beings that they want to have power over other men.

Now I've seen in My own country when people wanted to have separate nations. Those people who wanted to have separate nations actually did it, not to achieve anything great but just because they can become - those people who wanted, for few of them - they'll become something great in their own country. So they never wanted to be in a country where they may not rise to that height. So then they separated those countries, and by separating I have seen all these countries are suffering, suffering very much. There's no growth, there are financial problems, all kinds of problems are there. And also the main country is suffering because they have now developed enmity, and all this is working out against the main country.

So to have a separatist idea itself is against Sahaj. Say, for example, a flower growing on the tree looks very nice. It develops there, matures there and it produces seeds also. But supposing you cut the flower and take it away, then what happens? The tree loses the flower, no doubt, but mostly it is the loss of the flower."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    May 10, 1998   " Meditation is the Only Way "  Sahasrara Puja   Cabella Ligure, Italy

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Must Know Thyself

Today, I bow to all the Sahaja yogis who have found the truth. There has been, from ages, the seeking for the truth. And when people discovered that there's no other way but to surrender to the Divine that you can find the truth.They did not know how to do it, how to work it out. There have been seekers all over the world. I went to Turkey and I was amazed there have been lots of Sufis, but their disciples were not realized souls, because the Sufis also did not know how they got their realization. Such darkness existed around people who were seeking.

All over the world I find, when I was a little girl, that they are completely ignorant about how to find the truth. So many were lost in all kinds of so-called religions and rituals. All kinds of rituals they used to do; morning till evening, some sort of a ritual they would do. Whether they were Hindus, Christians, Muslims, they all believed that by doing all these rituals you'll achieve something, that you will know the truth, that you will get your Self-realization. All such seekers went to wrong people and to wrong directions, because they were really seeking from their heart. So they were very misleading, misleading and they were misled into such horrible black areas that they did not know what they were seeking, what they are supposed to seek, what they have to have.

It has been prophesied that when
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Kali Yuga
​(Dark Age)
will come, people will find themselves. There's a story about
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Nala
and
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Kali
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, who had taken away the wife,
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Damayanti
, of
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Nala
. So once Nala caught hold of him, and he said that "Now I'm going to kill you, because you are a very mischievous man and you have done such a harm to me."

So the
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Kali
​(Darkness) ​
said, "You can kill me, but before that you should know what is my importance, what is my
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mahatva
(significance)
. And   my importance is that when my time will come" - when
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Kali Yuga
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will come - "then all those people who are seeking the truth in the jungles, in the hills and dales, in the Himalayas will become ordinary householders, they'll be householders. They won't be sanyasis going about, they'll be householders, and they will find the truth."

This has been prophesized long time back, and also there's a book about it, a book; as you must have read in the book which says that the time has come for people to know themselves. Every religion has said one thing, that you must know yourself. Islam says the same, Buddha says the same, Christians say the same, Hindus say the same. So till then they go on doing all kinds of acrobats, but they realize that "we haven't found the truth.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   May 6, 2001  Sahasrara Puja   Cabella, Italy





Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Maha Yogi Prophecy




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And another one, another prediction we had in India, means it's another great thing, t
wo thousand years back. See there was a great guru, who, very well-known for his astrological predictions, you see. He has written two books, you see. One of them is called as Nadi Gruhanath and in that thing he has written about Sahaja Yoga, that it will start in 1970. I started in 1970 exactly. And he called Me a Maha Yogi. See, that the  Maha Yogi will be the embodiment of the Parabrahma, and that this Parabrahma will have the power of whatever He wants to do, it will do, whatever He doesn't want to do, it will not do. It's [Hindi] Shakti. In 1970 it is done. And that a very big Yogi will die in 1922 and this Maha Yogi will be born after that. I was born in '23. And a new method will start by which the sleeping Kundalini Shakti will be awakened and people will get their Realization. Such a lot he has written that I know, really it's most surprising, and I have asked Gavin to write down the whole thing, whatever is  said. Yes, and then people will be cured of their diseases. You don't need any institutions like hospital. And then if there are sufficient number of Sahaja Yogis, then you don't need a third world war. Otherwise, there could be a third world war. And after that third world war, people will gather together. Even if you have that, then only the Sahaja Yogis will be respected and will be called to have a conference instead of these horrible politicians. It's quite a lot, but Gavin is going to prepare that and is going to send to all of you.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   April 25, 1982  " Ruth's Apartment "   Rome, Italy

What's Truth Really About?


At the outset I have to tell you what is the truth. The truth is that you are not this body, this mind, these emotions, but you are the Pure Spirit. You're not this ego, intelligence but you are the pure Spirit. This is the first truth about you. And the second one is that - you see all these flowers so beautifully placed before you ? They are a miracle in a way, because we can't explain how they are different, grow at a different temperature, how they're different in their heights and colors and fragrance. How these are happening, we never think. All these living things, for example, who runs your heart? So doctors will say that autonomous nervous system, but who is this 'auto', they can't answer. So the science cannot answer this question. Science is limited, it cannot answer, it cannot say why are we on this earth, why have we come on this earth?


So the second truth is there is a subtle living power which is the Divine Love which does all the living work. All the religions have talked about it, all the religions have said that you must get your self-realization, your second birth, in different, different ways. And all the religions have said that there is this subtle power of Divine Love which is formless. But as it is, religions were not so much Spirit-oriented; they were either money-oriented or power-oriented and fighting among themselves. In the name of God they're fighting because if they are the Spirit they won't fight. Because then they will realize they're part and parcel of the whole, they're all one.  All these religions were born on the same Tree of Spirituality, but we have plucked the flowers and we're fighting with the dead flowers. All the people who created these great religions never treated them separately. We have done a mistake by not understanding the unity we're having. We'll be happy to see all the people sitting here are coming from different races, from different religions, from different countries. Sahaja Yoga now is working in sixty countries.


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   April 26, 1994  Public Program   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Center Heart: The Center of Security

All the seekers of truth, I bow. I have told you before during last two days, about the different energies that run within us and also the subtle centers who manifest with those centers outside, except for two. Today I will tell you about the remaining two centers and about what to do after realization. As you know, today is the last day and tomorrow I have to leave and next time I'm sure I'll come for a week to meet you all again.

Now the center that is placed is the center of the heart is called as the heart center, or in Sanskrit language is called as anahat chakra, anahat chakra. This is the center, very important, because till the age of twelve years the sternum bone which is placed in front of it, produces a kind of sense which are called as antibodies, and then these antibodies travel all around the body and protect us from any invasion from outside. This is the center that informs the antibodies about the invasion and how to fight it. This center is bestowed upon the deity Allti; Mother of the World. She's the Mother of all the seekers and of all the saints and prophets and She protects all the seekers who are mislaid or carried away by fake gurus and false gurus. She also protects the seekers when they are trying to achieve their realization and some negative forces try to pull them down.

This center is the center of security, so the first thing any one of these organizations - whether they are religious or of fake gurus - they try to put insecurity into a person: 'If you don't do like this, this will happen, if you don't do like that, that will happen,' so the person is insecure to begin with. Or it can also be that they might say, 'This is due to your karmas, you've been a sinner, you have been this, and you must confess, something wrong with you'...all these things build up the insecurity within you.

Now if this insecurity is developed in a person, the diseases are caused... like palpitations, fear, nervousness, frustration, can be very cranky, hysteria, could be epileptic...can go to any extent. When a person sees a sign of danger, this center starts pulsating, by its pulsation the heart starts beating more and the antibodies are alerted to see what is the danger coming in. But a seeker should never forget that he has a very powerful Mother, the most powerful Mother and She is capable of handling any kind of situation, whatever it may be, for Her children's sake. If this security is built in a person, he is not afraid of any kind of attacks.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   April 29, 1982   Public Program   Rome, Italy

Monday, April 09, 2018

Signs of a saint

There was a saint in Maharashtra who was a tailor, but he was a saint. Saint is a saint whether he's a tailor or he could be anything. And there was another saint who was a potter, who used to make pots, and things like that, out of clay. So this saint, Namadeva, went to see this potter who was making some pots out of clay. And he looked at him. And the feeling that came into his heart is expressed – he was a great poet also, Namadeva – so he says, in Marathi it is, but I'll translate it in English – " I came here to see the Chaitanya, the formless, but the formless is standing before me in the form ".

So to appreciate the other saint he said " Now the whole Chaitanya, the whole all-pervading power of God's love has come in your form before me. I see it."
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How to address! Just think of it !  At that moment, spontaneously he said this.

That is how you are all saints, and saints have to see that, that you are the form of that love of God's all pervading power. You are in the form of that, all of you.
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I think that day, you were standing in the rain and sleet with all your children.
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For a Mother it's too much to see, such beautiful feelings for me. But the feelings among yourselves, the open-heartedness, the Pure love, that filled the whole atmosphere with such beauty. It's not just talking, it's not just writing letters or sending Birthday cards or something like that; it's from the heart, you have to feel each other that you are all saints.
You are different people, you have to support each other, you have to look after each other, you have to understand each other because you are the people of a different awareness living among people who are blind, who can hate you, they can do some harm to you.
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The other day I was reading Gyaneshwara; can you imagine, he died at the age of 23 years, at such an young age as 23 years. And the Gyaneshwari he wrote was at the age of 21 years. And what a genius! I mean, you read it, you just don't understand, how could he
penetrate so deep.
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He described you all, as I have told you many-a-times he has described you as the oceans of, the walking oceans of Ambrose – Ambrosia. Talking trees, and the forest of the trees of bliss and beauty you'll do. That wherever you'll go you'll bless people.
Wherever you will stand you'll be auspicious, you will create harmony, peace and joy.
That's your work, that's your style, that's what you are here for. "

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  April 8, 1987  " Talk to Sahaja Yogis   St. Martin's Lane   London, U.K.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Great souls who seek sincerely

I always had a feeling there are lots of great souls in this place who are sincerely seeking. And long time back I had wished that sometime I may be able to come to this place to meet them, and I'm so happy to be here.

We have heard and learnt and read that we are not this body, that we are not this mind, we are not this ego or superego but transcending all this is the Spirit, is the Atma, which human beings have to seek. But even when you have not read these things, some of you when you are born, you start feeling that there is something that we have to seek. You are not satisfied with what you have. You have a feeling of inadequacy, that you are not yet fulfilled, that you have not found your meaning. There is something much more one has to get. This feeling is very strong and today it is much stronger than it was ever before. What are we seeking? We do not know. Actually we have no idea what are we seeking as such, because that's an unknown thing, that is unknown to us. But we have a feeling, one definite feeling, that whatever we have is not complete, is not satisfied. It is not full with joy and bliss.

We start wondering about our lives that why are we on this Earth? Why God has created us, if He exists anywhere? Or why should we have a life just like, like an animal's life – like coming on this Earth, eating your food and having some children and then die. That you are aware, is itself is a big blessing. But why do you feel like that? What is the reason? Even some children feel it. Even people who are not at all introduced to any religious ideas feel it. From where does this feeling comes within us that we have to seek something much more within us, something much deeper within us. And we feel earnestly, from within, a revolt with whatever we have and we want to do something by which we reach that point.

This feeling comes to us from our unconscious, from our mind, which is not in our consciousness. But our Spirit is conscious of us. Our unconscious is conscious of us but you are not, you are not conscious of the Spirit. For example, if you are, say, going by a train and you are watching a beautiful scene, you are conscious of the whole scene that is before you. But the scene is not conscious of you. The scene cannot see or understand or is aware that there is somebody who is conscious of our beauty. In the same way this Spirit that exist within us in our heart, is conscious of us, it is guiding us, it is making us feel that there's something lacking in us. But we are not conscious of that, we are just conscious of the lacking. 

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi March 30, 1980 " Seeking the Spirit " Public Program Brighton, England