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

".....So
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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
​​
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

Monday, March 19, 2018

Prophecies of compassion and love

 It's so beautiful to come back to London to meet all of you, again, after such a big gap, I felt. It's a funny feeling one gets when you leave the country and you are away, and then you find other people same way when you leave them. You feel an ocean of compassion and love.

We have been very successful in India. Indian climate is, I think, changing very fast and people are finding it easier to take to Sahaj Yog than before. Luckily, some people were cured by Sahaj Yog which made people think about it. Apart from that, they found out, as you found out about Blake, that a gentleman, a very famous seer known as Bhrugu, who wrote the prophecies about modern times two thousand years back, has talked about Sahaja Yoga very clearly and he says that, not so precise as Blake is but, in a way, about Sahaja Yoga, that the Kundalini Shakti will be awakened in a very Sahaja way. And that it's a new system by which thousands will get realisation. According to his proportions, in one crore. Crore is how much Gavin? Hundred thousand? Ten million? Ten Million.

Among ten million people, there will be one person who will get realisation. Then these people will start giving realisation to others and so many will get their Atmasakshatkar, means Self-realisation. Also he describes about vibrations and so many things, and what happens after realisation. That you can start seeing the Kundalini and all those minute things with your naked eyes. That you can see the throbbing of the Kundalini with this new method. And so many things he has described: that they had to take to Sahaja Yoga because they knew this was it – that's what you have to expect. And it worked out so well that thousands and thousands of people, thousands.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  March 19, 1982 : Futuristic Attitudes;  Caxton Hall   London, England






Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pay it forward... or lose it

Your first and foremost responsibility is Sahaja Yoga because you should know what a work it is. It is such a great work to transform the whole world. That is My vision. At this old age, also I think the same way. Now if that is My vision, what should be your attitude? That we should go all out to spread Sahaja Yoga. That is the main thing. I call you for these pujas just to renovate, I should say, or to give you more energy and all that. But if you are just taking it as a great blessing and sitting at home, it is of no use. You must spread Sahaja Yoga.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   March 17, 2002   Pune, India

Friday, March 16, 2018

Why we have our self-realization

Deceiving yourself is not going to help. The best thing is to face yourself and understand what wrong you have been doing. If it works out, I tell you - so many Sahaja Yogis you are sitting here - if you correct yourself and become that, I am sure all the problems – political, economic, and all stupid problems we have – will be finished.... We have a responsibility to save this world. We have a responsibility to create a great, honourable life, which is not superficial, which is not just to show off. But inside it should develop so that this light of your spirit spreads and enlightens this world. It is very important to understand all these troubles and these diseases, psychosomatic diseases and all other problems which are, in a collective, of the Kali Yuga – like political, economic, all these problems – only are created by human beings. They are not created by the Divine Force. But Divine Force tries to neutralize them if there are many Sahaja Yogis who are practising Sahaja Yoga in the real sense of the word. If that could be done, if that could be achieved, then I think we can do a lot, a lot for the betterment of humanity. And that is why we have got Realization.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   March 16,1977  India









Saturday, March 10, 2018

Beyond the Yangtze: Lao Tse's Tao



Now you see, for this, best thing is to know about Tao, which is your speciality, it's Chinese in which he describes, you see, Tao; Lao Tzu describes the journey through the river Yangtze. I've been Myself to see that. So he says on the side or the banks there are beautiful, very beautiful mountains and beautiful trees and it's so beautiful that you feel like jumping out of the boat and going to the, these gardens and these mountains. But what your aim is,is to go through this, Tao, means the Yangtze river, towards the river. In the beginning, maybe there are some currents flowing, maybe you might lose faith in yourself. But by the time you reach near the sea, it becomes very silent and you have to go to the sea, that's the point is. So, you see, all these are there; these are just enticing... It's all right you see but it's nothing important because all these will keep you on a mental level. You'll be always thinking, "What is this vision? What is that?" There's nothing to be on the mental level, you have to beyond, all right? If you don't see, you don't bother about it, they'll disappear...

These questions are nice. The first one is about confidence you see and I'm going to tell you about meditation. If you do that kind of meditation you'll get back your confidence, all right? That's one point. And then he says if there's anything like destiny. In Sahaja Yoga you decide your destiny, you don't have to depend on any destiny. Then it's true that Hong Kong is highly polluted and lot of people get allergies and things like that. But Sahaja Yogis should take bandhans so they won't suffer with any allergies or anything. And also you can use something to cover your nose or something. I know people are smoking so much I Myself, I absorb so much of this within Myself, but this will all go away as far as you are concerned because you're protected, all right? But the first one I'll tell you later...

All right, now we have to go beyond the mind, as I said it, that mind is a myth and we live on a mental level all the time. And that's why so many questions and so many things they come from your mind. If you reach a state where you are beyond the mind you won't have any questions because you will be there. Because you're not there you're asking these questions. You are there for a short time and then you come down. So how to be more on that level, I'll tell you. I don't have that problem. I can be all the time beyond the mind but for you people I've tried to find out why, how to make it, to keep you beyond the mind.

Now the best way I told people and it has worked wonders, that when you are, wherever you are free, whether you are meditating or not, wherever you are freely standing or doing, try to see what is your mind thinking. You separate, now because you're realized souls, you have to be, first of all, connected; if you're not connected you can't do this practice. But if you're connected to the mains then what you should do is to see what your mind is thinking. Now watch your mind. Ask the mind, "Now what are you thinking? Let's see, what are we to think?" And you will be surprised you'll go on watching and suddenly you'll reach a point that you have become thoughtless.

So always watch the mind. What is it doing? What is it thinking? What is it working out? And the mind will just not think because it cannot answer. It cannot answer a realized soul, you see. But for that, you have to be beyond the mind; to begin with you should separate yourself from your mind. You ask questions to your mind. "Now let's see what are you thinking, sir. Where are you?" In the mirror also you can see, you shouldn't suffer from narcissism, of course not, but what you have to do is to ask.

You see, if you try to understand how to become thoughtless, the best way is to look at something, now you look at something, say, look at the flowers. Now immediately it will react, your mind will react. Now you try to see what is your mind is saying. "I don't want to hear, no, I don't want to hear." Just say, "I don't want to hear anything. I don't want to know anything." You just want to watch, that's all. Gradually you'll grow. You see, this is the system Zen. Try to do it, but it was such a thing, you know, that time, they were no such nice people like you, perhaps. So he had to use other methods to make people go beyond the thought...

So this is meant for people who really want to go very deep. In Zen we also made a big courtyard filled with sand, with some sort of designs in the sand and they put some stones in it. You are supposed to sit on the edge of that and to look at it without thinking. But normally people start comparing, "It looks like ships, it looks like this, it looks like..." No !, you have to just look at it without thinking.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi March 10, 1996 " Talk to Sahaja Yogis " Hong Kong

Friday, March 09, 2018

Why these times were special

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This time is so special, I feel, because there are so many seekers of truth. Before this people used to run after so many other things. First, for the security, they had all kinds of clubs and all kinds of arrangements made that you should feel secured from nature, from natural crisis, from animals; and then they developed other organizations just to feel their power and their money-orientation. Now the time has come for us to see that all these things do not lead us to a very happy life. We have so many problems, so many tensions, and so many diseases... endless – and very new type of incurable diseases that have come in. I don't know how far Stephen has told you about the centers, but all these six centers that are pierced through, through this power which is within us: this is the power of pure desire. So far, whatever desires we had are not pure. If they were, we would have felt satisfied about them. But as you know, economics says that the desires are not satiable in general. Wants are not satiable in general – means you want something today, then you want something tomorrow, then you want something later on. If you get something, then you do not enjoy that for which you were hankering, then you want to have something else. That shows this is not pure desire, but a desire which leads you to another desire.

So this is the power of pure desire lying within you, and she is your mother; your own mother, an individual mother, reflected within you. We can say this is the Holy Ghost reflected in you. We have very mysterious ideas about Holy Ghost – is not that mysterious. There's God Almighty as the Father, then we have Son, the God, and what about the Trinity is that the third one is a Holy Ghost. That has to be the Primordial Mother – has to be, logically. But somehow people avoided talking of women, and they didn't want to show that the mother is such an important thing. Not in all the religions: like in Hinduism or, say, in Buddhism, every religion, they worshipped Mother as the creator of the whole universe, and that God Almighty is just the witness. Also you can see Christ, how He emphasized, that when He was dying on the cross said,'Behold the Mother.' 

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    March 9, 1990   Public Program   Cairns, Australia





Thursday, March 08, 2018

Try to Awaken Your Sincerity

All the seekers of truth. I am very much thankful to you for giving Me this opportunity to meet you all over here. You are here because you are seeking and the seeking is so innately expressing itself that you cannot get over this feeling of seeking even if you want to. But perhaps I do not know if you know what you are seeking. Why you are not happy. What is the expectation you have about your seeking. All of you must have had some background of seeking because seekers are a special category. Every person on the street is not a seeker. Every person we come across is not a seeker. It's a special category. I've seen there are seekers who are real seekers and there are also fake - as we have in everything - because it's a fashion to seek, because nice to talk of seeking. In everything I can understand the fakeness but in seeking I cannot, because you are the gainer, you are the one who has to gain. So you should not fake it. Better try to awaken your sincerity and to get that which is freer. Because human beings have reached such a stage of evolution that they cannot exist any more now unless and until they find out the truth about themselves; unless and until they face the reality; unless and until they know why are they here. They cannot go on like this. Is an impossibility. All the shocks and all the horrible ideas people are giving you about the destruction of human race is because of this void thatat they feel. This distance they feel from reality. They feel that we haven't yet seen anything that is real. 


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   March 7, 1981    " The Search of Truth "  Public Program   Cambridge, England

Essence of Raja Yoga

Shri Mataji: "This is a very nice question, "How to realize the Self?" The first word - how. On this, one can say that Self can be realized and is to be realized, will be realized. But you cannot realize Self. You cannot. You have become a human being from amoeba. How did you become? What did you do? You got it just as a blessing from God. In the same way, Self-Realization is also the blessing of God. It is spontaneous. It is a living thing. Anything living happens spontaneously, by itself. Do you ever say - how am I to sprout the seed? It will sprout by itself. Why? Because all the mechanism, all the energy that is required for it to sprout is embedded in it, is built in it.

In the same way, all that is required to reach to your Self is embedded within you. It is waiting there for that moment when it has to happen. Once you start doing anything about it, efforts about it, you go wrong. As I've told you that there is a force, which is sleeping, an energy, which is called as Kundalini, in the triangular Bone. That is the [ankura ?], that's the primule. That rises, which connects you with the mains - just like this one you can say, a cord that opens out and connects you with the mains. But can it do it by itself? No. The one who has made this instrument has to do it. So it is God who is going to do that for you. Or somebody appointed by God can do it. So how does it come in? Now can you tell me how does a seed sprout? How does a flower become a fruit? You don't even see when it happens. It is done in such a manner that you cannot even see it with your naked eyes. Of course, if you had some sort of a camera which gives you delayed actions - and things, then you might. But with your human eyes you cannot even see that. And there are thousands and thousands of such things happening.

Now your Self-Realization is the most important thing and has to happen. The time has come. You are created for that, you have to have it. The blossomtime has come and all of you have to become fruits. The time has come. It has to work out. Only thing what you have done through your effort you've spoiled the flower.

The other day only I was reading about Raja Yoga that people are doing. I'm not against Raja Yoga by any chance. But Raja Yoga is a happening within yourself. With the Kundalini awakening - you see, when the Kundalini is awakened, then all these happenings take place, all these closing up of certain bandhas and all that, that takes place and the Kundalini rises. But it happens in such a short time, in such a split of a second you can say, that you cannot feel it's rising - in Sahaja Yoga, in this modern Sahaja Yoga. "


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   March 8, 1979  " How to Realize the Self " Public Program  New Delhi, India

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

War Anxiety

If you look at the development of the civilization, of this modern civilization, you can easily find out that we have really outgrown ourselves without any sense of proportion and limitation. As a result even in science we have discovered horrible things like atom bomb, hydrogen bomb; all these horrible things which are just destructive. So somehow or other, whatever we try, whatever is the mental projection of human beings it boomerangs back. Whatever we go up to a point, comes back to you and is destructive. So what is the reason why we cannot reach that point where we are at the best and then stop there? This cannot be worked out because at a human level we always go to extremes. To understand yourself first of all you have to become the Spirit. We do not understand ourselves. We think we know ourselves; this is not true. Because we are made up of these seven centers which are subtle within you and unless and until you know about these centers you cannot know yourself and you cannot know others as well.

Now then many people who are fed-up and are seekers; I mean this is a special category of people as William Blake has said that, there will be men of God who will become Godly, and make others also Godly. These are the seekers. Seekers who are trying to find out why, when we have done everything that is prescribed, we have acted according to what is written jdown, still why is it we haven't got the satisfaction and the joy of life, which has been promised? There is nothing wrong with Bible; there is nothing wrong with Koran; nothing wrong with all these great books, no doubt. But why it is not going into our heart? It's all mental...
   But there is no experience of it, and that's why... whatever we may follow. We like to follow. Everything that is given to us: all right, follow this, follow that, follow that, follow that, and then what? Anybody who follows any religion, any religion whatsoever which are absolutely all right, can commit any mistake, so they don't follow actually. That shows that it has not gone inside them. It's not ingrained; it's not innate with their being. So what is the reason why we cannot have it?

Those who were saints in any country; take it Lao-Tse, you can take from Socrates onward this side Mohammed sahib, Nanak sahib; all of these people. You'll be amazed to find that all these people behaved in such a manner that we cannot find faults with them. I mean if you want to find, you may with your ignorance. But the kind of life they led; how is it that they were like that? What was so great? It was the Divinity which expressed. While we all have this Divinity within ourselves, we have all these powers within ourselves, only thing, we have to use those powers, we have to manifest them and for that manifestation it is important that we have to become self-realized in the sense that you have to get your second birth. 
 
 
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   February 26, 1992  Public Program  Christchurch, New Zealand