Monday, April 11, 2016

The Relative and The Absolute

So, we have this mechanism, as I told you, for your last breakthrough. If we had known the absolute truth and if we had the absolute knowledge, there would have been no quarreling, no different “isms”; there would have been no wars. But because we haven’t got that, we are separated by ignorance, and everybody thinks “I’m right. Whatever I am doing is the correct thing and whatever I am thinking is the correct thing.” But there is no way to judge whether it is correct or not. 

Like when you say it’s a one meter long, then we have a meter, as you know, in the Museum of Paris which is kept as one meter all the time. But that, unless and until you discover we are living in a relative world without any absolute (reality). That’s why there is chaos; that’s why there are problems. 
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   April 11, 1991   Public Program   Melbourne, Australia 

A replica of the platinum-iridium bar in Paris that was the international standard for length before 1960.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Empowering sisterhood

"It's very common that if a man is doing wrong, then the wife goes to the sister and she's very anxious, and she becomes very upset about it. She goes all out to correct her brother. And this innate understanding exists within us. In every person, whether you are born in America or anywhere, that if the brother is doing the wrong thing, if he is smoking, if he is doing wrong things, more than the mother, the sister feels it, more than the mother, the sister wants that it should be corrected, and she goes all out, to fight it out. Mother may start crying, weeping, give up, but the sister will go on fighting her brother. In her, all efforts, she will see to it that the brother comes around. Also, other things like, if the brother is doing something illegal, something wrong, something which is detrimental to the society, it is the sister, who has a right, divine right, to go and correct."

Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi - 7 August 1990, extract from Raksha Bandhan Puja talk, Los Angeles, USA.

Friday, July 24, 2015

High winds will subside

CC Commons, via: Hans on Pixbay

For Sahaja Yogis it is very important because if say there’s a cloth or a sari which is blown off by the wind, even if you can hold it on one corner, you can hold it. And after some time the whole thing can subside. And this is what has to happen actually to the world, when Sahaja yogis will hold the sari, we can call, or this Universe with their wisdom and firm faith in Sahaja Yoga. Otherwise they can be blown off also if they are not rightly placed, if they are not grounded, if they are not fixed to their own enlightened faith of Sahaja Yoga they can be blown off with this wind which is there to torture the whole world, to destroy the whole world.

Shri Ganesha Puja 1993, Germany

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sahaja is effortless

"So you have understood about Sahaja yoga that Sahaja is 'spontaneous', that is born with you and your union is with the divine. So any amount of mental effort is not going to bring forth. I cannot guarantee anything. It has to work out. If it works out, your luck. If it doesn't work out, we will have to work it out later on. But once you get it then you have to respect it. And you have to learn it and you have to become your own masters. Once it happens to you will be amazed at your own powers and then you become the light and the light is not kept under the table but on a pedestal so that you can help others and salvage them."
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi - 22 July 1988, extract from public programme, San Diego, USA.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

See the world through the eyes of the Spirit

"It's an individual journey towards God when you meditate, and when you reach there then you become collective. Before that, it's an absolute individual journey within, absolutely individual journey. You should be able to see this. You are in this journey nobody is your relation, nobody is your brother, nobody is your friend, you're absolutely alone, absolutely alone. You have to move alone within yourself. Don't hate anyone, don't be responsible, but in meditative mood you're alone. No one exists there, you alone, and once you enter into that ocean then the whole world becomes your family. The whole world is your own manifestation. All the children become your children and you treat all people with equal understanding. The whole expansion takes place when you enter inside your Spirit and see, starting through the eyes of the Spirit. Such calm, such peace, such bliss exists within you. You have to be ready for that journey."

Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi - 14 March 1983, extract from Devi Puja talk, Sydney, Australia.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Viratangana: Holding everything together

. . .one must understand that as all these seven chakras I am working on are in a collective way held by Me in My Virata. The quality of Viratangana is that, that She creates this universal awareness within us, the collectivity. And, if you do not realize that in modern times we are in a spiritual path in a collective way only. This is what it is. Because we have reached to the state of Sahasrara and here we have to have a collective working only, there's no other way out! This is what is to be absolutely realized. Anybody who tries to harm the collectivity by bad behavior, or by anything, will be thrown out, no doubt, but also will fall into wrong hands. So collectivity is the work of Adi Shakti. Because at the Sahasrara, at the Sahasrara, at the Sahasrara is the rule of Virata. And the Power of Virata is the Viratangana. Is the One Who does collectivity. This is the most important point we must know if we cannot be collective - because of anything, jealousy maybe, inferiority complex maybe, any, anything which is coming from behind like a worm crawling up -then, know that something wrong with you, nothing wrong with the collectivity. Don't criticize the collectivity, till I Myself find it out, and I'll put it right. Keep to the collectivity, wisely and earnestly and try to keep the collectivity together. Try to help to keep the people collective to enjoy together. Don't criticize each other; only criticize yourself. If you are in the habit of criticism, better criticize yourself. It's better, because these are habits also.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Secrets of the Saptashringi Mountains

Adi Shakti, as you know, is the Saptashringi, means the One with seven peaks. She rests on the seven peaks, means on the Sahasrara, on the seven, seven chakras. She rules all the seven chakras. They told me that when we had the puja in Calcutta, same time, that's the only time when those who follow Saptashringi, which are very few people, all of them come there, and there they come, first of all the people from Her mother's side come down. 
- Sept 23, 1990. 10th Day of Navaratri in Switzerland.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Attachments lead to misery

So, we have these kinds of attachments. Then we are attached to so many miserable things we like, which make us miserable. For example, we are attached, to say, some sort of a stupid entrepreneur fashion. We're attached to it. Whether it is in Sahaj culture or not, we are attached to it. And all these attachments are not to the source, to the source of joy, to the source of knowledge, to the source of energy which ascends you. This is the reason why our situation of collective ascent is poor. Now the Adi Shakti's work is to give you Realization first, second is to give you life, to comfort you. If you have physical problems, She will look after you. She'll go all out. If you've mental problem, She will try to solve. So, She's a comforter; She gives you the comfort. At the same time, She protects you. I've seen many people, even now, get frightened very soon, at the slightest thing. Why should you be frightened? There's a tiger standing. You can't see him, may be today he might be in the picture. And your Mother is so powerful. You have to understand how powerful She is. This is, the understanding is not in your heads.

-Arzier, Switzerland, September 23, 1990
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Saintly Attention

No saints were ascetics, they all had wives, they all had children. But all their attention was at the Lotus Feet of the Mother. As Guru Nanaka has said that a little boy is playing with his kite, the kite is going all over, and he is talking to his friends, joking, this thing, but his attention is on the kite. There's a lady who is cleaning her house with a little child on her waist, and she's cleaning the house and grooming it. She's doing everything, but her attention is on her child. Then there are ladies in India, as you know, they have three, four pitchers filled water and they walk with both the hands like this. They know how to balance it. They're talking to each other, laughing, making fun, pulling legs. But the attention is on the pitchers. My attention is always on your Kundalini.

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So first of all your character, your behavior, your relationships should be so pure that, by itself, it will emit light. Like if you have a very clean glass, the light can pass. But also, Kundalini being the pure desire, you must have a very fervent and extremely bubbling, you can call it a absolutely pouring out desire whom to give vibrations, now, whom to give realization. You give it to the trees, you give it to the dogs, you give it to anyone, and if you find human beings also give them. Rather difficult. So, that has to be done. But whatever you are doing, keep attention in your connection.

- Arzier, Switzerland
September 23, 1990

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Anything that is living has a capacity to rise against the gravity, up to a point that is limited. Like we have seen the trees, they come out of the Mother Earth and grow upward, up to a limited space. Every tree, every type of tree has its own limitations. Cedar will be cedar and rose will be a rose. Is all controlled by the gravitational force. But there is one thing which rises against the gravitational force which has no limits, and that is your Kundalini. It cannot be controlled by the gravitational force unless and until you want it to be controlled. Nothing can control it but you and your Self can control it. So, as soon as you become in charge of your Kundalini, you have crossed one step forward that you have overcome the force that is the gravitational force."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 6 July 1986, extract from Guru Purnima Address, Gmunden, Austria.

The Kundalini

"This power of Kundalini, which is your individual mother; is waiting in the sacrum bone and knows all about your past and all about your aspirations, your future. So She knows your problem. She is your individual Mother and She is anxious to give you your second birth. Once it happens automatically you start seeing things very clearly in the light of the spirit, because light gets enlightened, spirit gets enlightened. And you start seeing yourself clearly, understanding what you have. Then you know how to cure yourself, improve yourself."

Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi - 15 July 1996, extract from public programme, Moscow, Russia.

The Mother and Child Principle

So this principle (Mother & Child) is the most pleasing principle, is the most pleasing principle for human beings to see the children, to play with them, to enjoy their company. Why? Because it has that sweetness of a child. It's really, I should say, tickles joy within you when you see a child. Immediately, the face becomes different.

I have told you that I have seen even a crocodile cracking her eggs. They showed it in a film, and you should have seen the eyes of the crocodile at that time, how carefully she was cracking,. So beautiful her eyes were, full of - such love pouring out of her eyes. You can't believe these are the eyes of the same crocodile, and so slowly she was cracking with her mouth all the eggs and the little, little crocodiles coming out. And then she brings them on the shore and washes them in the mouth all the time, so carefully, like a bathroom she uses her mouth, you see.

You should see how animals also act to their children.

- August 8, 1989, Les Diablaret, Switzerland

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Emotional Intelligence

"In one of my lectures, I talked to you about the emotional intelligence. That is what we should try to imbibe: emotional intelligence. That means the intelligence that is based on emotions. Unless and until we become emotionally intelligent, our society cannot improve. In an emotional intelligence, you care and you enjoy caring. You do everything for others with a great emotional understanding - not for one child, not for one son, but for everyone you have to be emotionally intelligent. Some children are born like this, but some are to be made like that, that they should be emotionally intelligent, because if the mother and father are money-oriented, very selfish, they won't allow their child to give anything to others. So such a child will grow into a very funny type of a person and he will never do anything for anybody, not even for his own country. Why should he? Everything for selfishness, then such people indulge into corruption, indulge into all kinds of things which are only selfish in attitude. Now we are talking of collectivity. In collectivity, we do for others, we enjoy doing for others. We love giving things to others - not for our yourself, because your children will also become the same kind and they'll only bother about them self."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 2 July 2000, extract from Shri Adi Shakti Puja talk, Canajoharie, USA.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Eternal versus the transient: know the difference

"So first thing is to build yourself inside as well as outside, but such a vicious circle I tell you. If you do not go deep into yourself, you cannot also get the outside thing, so it works hand in hand, as soon as you start building yourself inside, you'll be amazed how things will work out, how you'll become dynamic, how you'll become great. But you get involved into things which are very small and transitory. So as I told you before, we are seeking the eternal. So the transitory things are to be only used very temporarily, what we need is not so important. If you can understand this thing clearly, that we still are not free, not detached from all the things we had before Sahaja Yoga and they have become subtler and subtler and subtler. We are still only using Sahaja Yoga for that purpose and not for spreading the light."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 11 June 1989, extract from Shri Virata Puja talk, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA.

Monday, April 28, 2014

"So the discretion is that Guru is Parabrahma - any guru, Satguru. But what about the Parabrahma Itself, which is your Guru? I do not say things as hearty as the gurus used to do it. I mean, if you read about them you'll be shocked. But whatever I say, every word, you must note, is for your benevolence and for the benevolence of the whole world. And, by not obeying Me in that, you are not only spoiling your own chances, but the chances of the whole world. So you understand how important it is if you are the disciple, if you are blessed by your Guru. All these things are written about them, but I say not only that you are My disciples, but you have got your realization, you are Sahaja Yogis. You got all the powers. You know each and everything. You are so special people. For such people there should not be any difference of opinion, because you know the same thing all the time, so there cannot be any fight, there cannot be any quarrel, there cannot be any argument. But the discretion should be that our Guru is a Mother. She's very mild. She's very gentle. She's very kind. I know that."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 28 April 1991, extract from Hamsa Puja talk, New York, USA.

(thanks to Devan of South Africa for finding daily extracts)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Kundalini is universal

"In every human being, as you know very well, there is Kundalini. There's no discrimination, every one, whether you are a Moslem, a Jew, Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Farsi, anyone. You may call by any name. Now just look at how we accept a certain denomination for ourselves. You are born, say, to a Christian family, or you are born to a Hindu family, immediately you start thinking that you are there to uphold all the flags of that religion in which you are born. You are born in that religion without your knowledge, without your permission, without any understanding, so how can you belong to that religion? You have got Kundalini, everybody has got Kundalini, so you can only belong to the religion of humanity where every human being has got Kundalini."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 25 April 1999, extract from Easter Puja talk, Istanbul, Turkey.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The currency of guilt

"So when you try to find faults with others, know that we have too many faults ourselves. Not to feel guilty – of course, that point is there also. You should never feel guilty about it. If you have faults, just see, 'What faults do I have? How will I correct? What chakras I am catching?' Instead of seeing the chakras of others if you see your own, then you’ll become purified, you’ll be very clean, you’ll be wonderful; everything will be fine. But if you cannot see your own faults, that means you haven’t yet got your Self-realization. 'Self-realization' means to know about your Self."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 28 March 1991, extract from talk after Mahavira Puja, Gidgegannup, Perth, Australia.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Spirit and Kundalini: The Reflection of the Primordial Father and Mother

"The Spirit resides in us in our heart. It's the reflection of God Almighty. In Sanskrit language: this aspect of God which is all-pervading and is the first and the last, is called as Sadashiva, is the Father, who does not incarnate. We say Yahova, you can say, or the God who does not incarnate. This great aspect which encompasses everything ultimately and also manifests everything, is reflected within our heart as the Spirit. This aspect is just the witness aspect. It witnesses the play of its power, the Primordial Power, the Holy Ghost, to see what is created by Her. He's the only enjoyer of the game. He sees the game, the leela, the fun. She organizes everything, it is She who gets divided into three powers, it is She who creates the whole universe, it is She who gives us this evolution, it is She who makes us human beings and it is She who has to make us the higher human being. That's the Holy Ghost, the Primordial Holy Ghost and the reflection of that is this Kundalini within us. These two have to meet. They are separated; the Spirit within you and the Holy Ghost within you have to meet. That is the Yoga, that's the union."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 7 October 1981, extract from public programme, Houston, USA.

1981-1007 4th Public Program Houston from Sahaja Library on Vimeo.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Nature versus Material Life

"Now, you notice in the nature it's so matching, you know. Nothing gross, nothing loud - it's so beautiful, this is red but it has green to match it. This Mother Earth knows everything, She understands everything, She does everything, but what do we do for Mother Earth? - Is to run after artificial things, machinery, this thing - and now a new thing has come, is computer. It's all right if you want to write letters to someone, but otherwise it's quite maddening, you know. And this computer will make our brain absolutely zero. We'll be paralyzed, we won't be able to think 2 + 2. So, anything that you want to use also, should have its maryadas, don't go beyond it.

If you take to swimming, you'll go on swimming till you get sick. If you are horse riding, you'll go on horse riding till you fall down. You see, this is also a kind of a life which has no maryadas - like greed has no maryadas, that's how also this kind of nonsense, 'I am only fond of this, I am only fond of this.' You are a human being, you should never say like that. On the contrary you should say 'I must learn this, I must know this, what is this all about?' It is very important, otherwise your personality will be a dwarf personality - and ultimately people end up in money. I don't understand, I can't even count 200 notes, can't even. I don't know about money, I should say, but I'm good at mathematics but I don't know whatever money you are giving goes direct to them and they do it what they like. Now, if somebody says, 'How much you got for this?' I don't know? 'How much for royalties?' I don't know, because I'm not interested. I'm not interested. What is there to be so much interested in money? But I get money, all right, no problem, never a problem."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 4 October 1997, extract from evening before Navaratri talk, Cabella, Italy.