Viratangana: Holding everything together

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

Secrets of the Saptashringi Mountains

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

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Attachments lead to misery

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

-Arzier, Switzerland, September 23, 1990
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Saintly Attention

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

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

- Arzier, Switzerland
September 23, 1990

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

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

The Kundalini

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

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

The Mother and Child Principle

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

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

You should see how animals also act to their children.

- August 8, 1989, Les Diablaret, Switzerland

Emotional Intelligence

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

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

Eternal versus the transient: know the difference

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

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 11 June 1989, extract from Shri Virata Puja talk, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA.
"So the discretion is that Guru is Parabrahma - any guru, Satguru. But what about the Parabrahma Itself, which is your Guru? I do not say things as hearty as the gurus used to do it. I mean, if you read about them you'll be shocked. But whatever I say, every word, you must note, is for your benevolence and for the benevolence of the whole world. And, by not obeying Me in that, you are not only spoiling your own chances, but the chances of the whole world. So you understand how important it is if you are the disciple, if you are blessed by your Guru. All these things are written about them, but I say not only that you are My disciples, but you have got your realization, you are Sahaja Yogis. You got all the powers. You know each and everything. You are so special people. For such people there should not be any difference of opinion, because you know the same thing all the time, so there cannot be any fight, there cannot be any quarrel, there cannot be any argument. But the discretion should be that our Guru is a Mother. She's very mild. She's very gentle. She's very kind. I know that."

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

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Kundalini is universal

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

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

The currency of guilt

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

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