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.
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

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

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Normal Human Awareness

Yesterday I have told, quite elaborately, all the chakras and their names and their deities and all the three forces, but today I'm going to tell you what lies beyond these [lines ?]. Beyond the human awareness. Is a subject of psychology, you can say, though psychology is such a child's science and the knowledge is so limited. Because they are probing from outside. It's an objective knowledge in the sense that you come from outside and see for yourself. You grope at something and say this is this, then you grope at another thing and say this is this. You have heard the story of six blind men trying to understand an elephant. As I told you yesterday that there can be a method by which you can put the light on and one can see clearly the complete, the total picture of man. In this picture I've not been able to show that part but in the human mind, as you all know, there are different strata of consciousness. Now you are listening to Me, paying attention to Me, your Chitta is towards Me. This attention is the conscious mind, you know that, you are conscious of what I'm speaking. Moment to moment you are listening to Me. This present moment now, at this moment, this moment as it is, it's slipping. Is becoming the past and the future is coming inward. Every moment is disappearing and a new moment is coming. You cannot stop the present, you cannot stop your attention at present. Now, to be at this moment, you cannot think, that's the difficulty. You either think of the past or of the future, but you cannot think of the present, of this moment. So, we have our past and our future, in a simple way.

The past, they call it as subconscious mind. Subconscious mind, they call it as psyche sometimes. I don't know what do they mean by psyche, they are so confused. But we have a subconscious strata, in which we store all that we collect, experiences, conditionings, everything. This work is done by the left-hand side channel, known as Ida Nadi, which is worked by the power of MahaKali. Now this word should not shock all the English knowing scientists. This MahaKali power works with storing of all the experiences, all the thoughts that are coming to you from the present into the past, is done by MahaKali power. Thinking of the future, planning of the future, organizing the future is done by the right-hand side power of MahaSaraswati, which acts through the Pingala channel. In the gross form they are expressed left and right sympathetic nervous system. But for a doctor, both the systems act simultaneously, they are so interconnected that it is very difficult for them to verify two different functions which are allotted to them. Because the ways and methods are so gross. The left side attends to our emotional being, the lower left side to our physical, we can say psychosomatic side, the right side, the lower to our physical being and the upper right side to our thinking.

The center channel of Sushumna is a completely independent system which works out our sustenance. In the beginning, when a person wants to drink, he wants, all the parasympathetic activities are performed through the subtle action of this channel known as Sushumna and the power that acts is known as MahaLakshmi. This power evolves us, it gives us Dharma... is a sustenance. The complete periodic table, if you have studied chemistry, is amazingly organized. The carbon is placed as a tetravalent element, with four hands just like a Ganesha. I do not want to go into the details of the periodic table, but it is so well organized that every atom of every element has to have the last circle with eight protons, if there are less, or if there are more than four, they either become the negative or the positive element. What a tremendous planning it is. And when we say there is no God, we must understand such a tremendous planning could not have been achieved by just chance. It doesn't work out by that law of chance. All right forget about God, because suddenly if you talk of God the scientists get a shock. But he exists and these are his three powers, which perform these three actions in our being. By the first we build up our past, by the second we build up our future and by the center, the Sushumna Nadi we exist in the conscious mind.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   February 23, 1977  "Normal Human Awareness
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Shiva: A Symbol of Satisfaction

This is a subject which you can only explain in Hindi language, which says that this Guru Padh you get from somebody else. But that somebody else is itself endowed with the power, the power of peace of mind, to begin with, and also the power to overcome all kinds of earthly problems, mental problems, physical problems. All these problems you can solve through your mental balance and mental blessings from your Guru. When you become the Guru, you yourself have the power, to bless others. With your blessing power you can create a guru out of many. And once the Guru is created and there is a Guru who has this power, it's very satisfying and is very [UNCLEAR: enabling?].

The satisfaction is so much that you don't want anything. This is the power of Shiva. You have seen Shiva doesn't have many clothes, He doesn't decorate Himself, He is just sitting in meditative mood, all the time. He doesn't want anything. He's so satisfied with Himself that He doesn't want anything. And that is the power you get after the Self-realization, if you have a Guru, and Guru of that level and caliber.

One should not try to become a Guru. That's very, impractical. If you try to become, you'll never. It has to come to you automatically, without any asking, without any effort. So the only way you can get to it is through Dhyana. Dhyana is meditation. When you meditate, just meditate, and meditate, do not ask for anything. Meditation itself gives you that instrument which can bear this great power of the Guru. And then you automatically, you give this power to others; you don't have to work it out. Just in your presence, people can get this power of complete satisfaction. And there is salvation, for you and for others.

So all the problems which are faced for the journey of ascent are finished and you are now drenched in the bliss of heavenly peace and joy. That's why it is called as Kaivalya, means only, only the blessings. See that means there is no other word to translate it. There's no other way of explaining it. It's a state. It's a Stithi. It's a state, in that state you have to rise and you know that you are in that state. It's a very remarkable thing, that once you reach that state you don't have to ask for anything. It's all there, and you are so satisfied. I can go on talking about this special power but I think whatever I have said please meditate on that. And you are all capable of reaching that state. That state of complete peace and joy. May God bless you.​​

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    February 15, 2004   MahaShivaratri Puja   Pune, India

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Anatomy of the Third Eye: The Agnya

Today we are going to understand the center of Agnya - Agnya Chakra which is placed on the crossing of the optic chiasma. The nerves that supply the eyes go backwards in the opposite direction and wherever they cross, this subtle center is situated. It has a continuous connection with the other center through the medulla oblongata. This center has got two petals. And this subtle center on one side acts through the eyes and at the back of the head where you have some protrusion. This is the physical side of this center . Now the people who talk of the third eye,this is the third eye. So that we have two eyes with which we see and there's a third eye, which is a subtler eye through which we can see.

If you see this eye, that means you are away from it. For example, if you can see your eyes, that means you are seeing your reflection, not the reality. If you see anything, that means you are looking at it. So those people who say they see an eye, for example people who take LSD and all such things, they start seeing another eye. They just see this eye and they think their third eye has opened. Actually you are very much away from the eye, that's why you can see it. You go to a supraconcious level on the right side, and on the left side to the subconscious level you can see the eye. But in Sahaja Yoga you have to see through that eye, like a window, you can look at the window but if you see through the window, you can't look at the window. So this illusion that people have that "we can see third eye and that's why our Kundalini is awakened", they are sadly mistaken.

This is a very narrow passage through which attention cannot pass normally. Is an impossible thing. Is a very narrow passage where the ego and superego fit onto each other and cross each other just like this. And there is no gap in between for the Kundalini to pass through. This superego and ego go back, go downward, and come to the Vishuddhi Chakra and circle round it and go in the same direction. So, you find that they come up to this place, they start from this place, go up to the Agnya Chakra and then they cross over.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  February 3,1983   "Agnya Chakra "  Public Program   Delhi, India

The six centers combine to make the seventh center: Sahasrara

So, this last center, the Sahastrara, is contained in the limbic area of the brain. Our head is like a coconut. The coconut has the hair, and then a hard nut and then a black covering and inside is white shell of coconut and inside is the space, the water. In the same way, our brain is made. That's why coconut is called as Shreephala. Is the fruit of the power that is Shree. Shree power is the right side power and the left side power is the Lalita power. So, we have two Chakras - left side, here, is the Lalita and right side, here, is the Shree Chakra. These two Chakras are working out the right side Mahasaraswati's power and left side Mahakali's powers.

Now, the central power is the Kundalini. That has to rise and penetrate through different Chakras, enter into the limbic area and enlighten the seven Pithas - seats of these seven Chakras. So, it penetrates through six Chakras, enters into the limbic area, enlightens all the seven Pithas in the brain, which are placed along the mid-line of the limbic area. So, we start it from the back, is placed here, at the back, is the Mooladhara Chakra. Around it is the Swadishthana, then is the Nabhi, then the Heart, then the Vishuddhi and then the Agnya. So, all these six centers are combining to make the seventh center. This is a very important point, which we should know. Now, the Shree Chakra is the right side working and the Lalita Chakra is the left side working. So, when the Kundalini doesn't rise then we do with our right side our physical and mental activities. So our brain is doing right side activity and that's why our brain is like Shreephala.

Sahastrara is actually is the assemblage of these six Chakras and is a hollow space, on the sides of it there are one thousand Nadis. And when the light penetrates into the limbic area, then the enlightenment of these Nadis take place and you can see them as flames, very gentle flames burning and these flames have all the seven colors that you see in the
​VIBGYOR (Violet Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red]
. But the last one, ultimately becomes again integrated and it is a crystal clear flame. All these seven lights ultimately become crystal clear.

So, you have Sahastrara with one thousand petals, as they called it, but if you cut the brain in a transverse section or horizontal section, you will be able to see that all these nerves are built like this along the limbic area, all of them are like a petal, and if you cut it like this, you will find that there are many nerves in every bundle of nerves. So, when it is enlightened, you can see Sahastrara as a burning bundle of flames.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   February 4, 1983  " Sahasrara Chakra "   Public Program   Delhi, India

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Nabhi Chakra

The music was very fine and elevating to all of you. The effect of music in Sahaja Yoga is tremendous, and if a Sahaja Yogi sings the song it's so great that it acts like a mantra upon My being. So I'm very thankful to Mrs. Venogopalan for singing such a beautiful song today. It stirred Me completely... 

Today I will tell you about the Nabhi Chakra which deals with this honesty of seeking. Nabhi Chakra is the center which controls or manifests outside in the gross as Solar Plexus. Nabhi Chakra has two sides: one is the left, another the right, and one in the center. So on the left hand side is the Gruha Lakshmi, on the right hand side is the Raja Lakshmi or Gaja Lakshmi and in the center is the Lakshmi which ascends into Mahalakshmi.

When the seeking starts, a human being first starts seeking food. Food is very important for all the animals. If they have no food then they cannot exist. So the seeking starts with food, and when the shelter is sought, they try to find the water. So this center is made of water and in this center resides the Deity of Shri Vishnu or Narayana; and His power, as I told you, is Lakshmi and then Mahalakshmi. You will find out in Sahaja Yoga that gradually you start developing one power and then the other. Everyone who comes to Sahaja Yoga, if they are truthful and not involved with any wrong things, then definitely they are helped in Lakshmi Tattwa, means their well-being is looked after. As Krishna has said, "yogakshema vahaamya." So He looks after the kshema part of it. Everyone who has been to Sahaja Yoga has been helped miraculously also in the Lakshmi Tattwa, that means materially. In so many ways they are helped, that one has to just see for themselves how these miracles take place. 

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   January 31, 1983   " Nabhi Chakra "   Public Program  Delhi, India

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Innocence is paramount for spiritual growth

It is so Sahaja today that the day of celebration has fallen onto the birthday of Shri Ganesh. Every month they celebrate the fourth day of the moon as the birth date of Shri Ganesh, and today is that date. Luckily, we are here for the Puja of Shri Ganesha on His birthday. I've said a lot about Shri Ganesha and His importance in our life. He's the giver of wisdom, but this wisdom comes from our innocence. Innocence that is innate within us. As children we are innocent, but as we grow we start exerting ourselves in a manner that we start losing our innocence. We lose it in two ways; once we have lost our innocence, we cannot believe that others could be innocent. Another is, that we think innocence is not important. Innocence is the sustenance, is the basis of spirituality. If a person doesn't have innocence, he cannot rise in spirituality.

That's why the first job of Sahaja Yoga is to establish Shri Ganesha within you, to awaken Him. As soon as the Kundalini awakens, you must know that, Shri Ganesha comes into being. Without His awakening within you, the Kundalini cannot be raised. But it could be temporary, or it could be a permanent thing. It could be very temporary with people who are not yet adjusted to the new method, or to the ways of God's love. Those who have not understood, or those who have not gone through those traditions, is rather difficult for them to establish Shri Ganesha within them. At this point I find, there are people who fight with their problems, and try to overcome the outward problems, and establish Shri Ganesha. But there are other people who are still not there; they start doubting others' innocence. In Sahaja Yoga is a very common failing. I've seen people complaining about others, saying that their innocence is not established. Is the first sign that your own innocence is in danger. Because you doubt yourself, you are doubting others. If you are doubting others, then be sure that you are not going to gain anything. Your job is to look after yourself, and not others. And if you start doing like this, gradually in your mooladhara, there will be lots of these bhoots, that will just jump in. And they'll give you more ideas, and more ideas of doubting others. By doubting others, you can never correct them, and never yourself. So those people who indulge into this kind of practices, go away from their innocence. They try to find out what others are doing, what are their ways of using other people in Sahaja Yoga, for their own purposes. Or some sort of a funny spy-like attitude, they develop. In Sahaja Yoga, you have to only spy yourself, and not others.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   January 21, 1984  Shri Ganesha Puja   Nasik, Maharashtra, India

Friday, January 12, 2018

Can't hold back a river

...the word 'religion' makes people quite nervous. They think religion means you are binding and then you have to get into some sort of a traditional style of living which is dead. But here our traditions are that we accept which are comfortable for our spirit and for our ascent. So, that gives us the complete freedom to enjoy ourselves in the fullest way. Under these circumstances, we forget what country we come from, what caste we come from, what families we come from. All these past things we forget and we become new blossoming lotuses spreading our beautiful fragrance all over the world. So, all these old ideas which are just curbing our progress should be given up.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi -  January 12, 1985, extract from talk to Sahaja yogis, Mumbai, India tour.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Experience = awareness and feeling

You have come here to learn something, to go deep into your experiences of the knowledge of your roots. Shri Krishna has said that this is a tree which is upside down, the roots are upwards and the leaves are outwards. In the same way, you know that Kundalini really, when it rises in the Sahasrara or above Sahasrara, then you start getting the feeling of Kundalini.

So, one has to understand that when we are now getting subtler and subtler and trying to feel the Kundalini, we should try to get out of materialistic attitude and materialistic viewpoint and materialistic sticking point.

I had met one guru before, because you know I went to all of them. And I asked one of them, I said, "Why do you take money, so much money from these people who are western people? So much, why do you take and just they become beggars, absolutely, like beggars they become because you charge them so much and so heavily?" And he told me that unless and until you make them beggars they will never take to God. They are too rich to be near God.

I mean, this explanation I just could not understand, it was absurd, I could not understand how can this explanation have any proper meaning that you should make people beggars and then they be nearer to God. I said, "In India we have many beggars, do you think those beggars are nearer to God?"

So he said, "No, otherwise, you see, they get stuck up with their money and you must just make them absolutely without any money, moneyless."

So, I mean, of course to such a stupid person what can you talk? What can you convince? I couldn't say to him, "Then why are you taking the money? Then he would have said, "Because I'm detached." You see, anything one can say like that if you start like that you cannot just stop it.

But one has to understand that materialism has gone into our roots and if we have to clear out our roots we must get out of materialism. That's important, but that does not in any way mean that you torture your body or anything, I don't mean that. But what I'm saying, your attention. So now, when we are dealing with our roots we have to be in the center, in the core. In the core  we are taking in, sucking in the feeling or you can say the... Feeling and awareness put together, what do you say to that in English, is there any word? Is there any word which makes awareness and feeling put together? Is there Gavin? [answer: Experience] Oh, yeah, experience, you can say the experience into your awareness and feeling. You have to get the experience into your awareness and feeling.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  January 7, 1983  Talk to Sahaja Yogis   India Tour   Rahuri,  Maharashtra,  India

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Peace, love and joy reside together

Today is the parting day with all the joy and enjoyment of our personalities has become a beautiful painting in My memory. But for a mother it is very difficult to understand that everyday I have to think of leaving some of My children somewhere and going to another place. I wish a day should come we all of us should live together all the time. In your love for Me you have lived in this Spartan conditions. And have never complained about it. Whatever was possible the Indian Sahaja Yogis tried to organize. But, it's like one brother appreciating another brother and avoiding all the subjects which might hurt each other, which might upset another person. Is that beautiful love and affection among yourselves that has brought forth the success of Ganapatipule station. I know there are lots of inconveniences to both the parties but, the bliss of love covers everything. So nice to enjoy each other, each other's company, whatever may be the circumstances, discomfort, one doesn't feel hurt, one doesn't feel in anyway insulted or neglected, is such a beauty spared all over, such   beautiful waves of compassion and love among yourselves. There is nothing more I want but to see all of you so nicely enjoying each other's company, loving each other, being kind to each other. We have now started, in a way, that little world where peace, love and joy reside together. Please remember that you have to go much further with it. We have to build up many more Ganapatipules in the world and we have to work for it, in unison and in complete concord with the Divine forces. I have no doubts that My dreams are all ready visible and they will be completely fulfilled by My worthy children.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   January 6, 1988  Ganapatipule Farewell Talk   India Tour

Friday, January 05, 2018


From yesterday's program and all these days we must have realized that to get your Kundalini working out, to get Her to rush towards the Sahasrara and to widen your Shushumna Nadi it is not necessary that you should sit for meditation for 3 to 5 hours. Of course, you must meditate for a short time because that is at a point where you are alone, one with your God. But otherwise in the collective when you emerge into it then the Kundalini rises the same way. It's a very discrete way of understanding what happens. In the collective, when you are, you compensate each other, compliment each other and the subtler side of the cosmos starts manifesting in you. Then if you could really emerge there is a word 'emerge' in Sanskrit language or in Marati language is very good is [Ramamana?]. I don't think emerging with joy but there is no 'with' you see, emerging into joy. So if you can emerge into the joy of anything that is Sahaj you can become a meditative personality. You can achieve that meditative mood within yourself. With that mood, with that force, new subtler dimensions start breaking out within you. Your different kind of conditionings, which are like, shackles binding you down, just open out and you become a free person - 'Bandhamukta'. With that force everything breaks, your ego breaks, your conditioning breaks and you become one with the joy of life, divine life.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   January 5, 1988  Ganapatipule Seminar   India Tour