Friday, October 20, 2017

Prosperity and Money are different ideas

So we have to realize, in all introspection we have to realize that we have gone too much into materialism. That doesn't mean that you should not make money. That doesn't mean you should not work, you should be lethargic, that you should say that 'Oh, Mother has said, Now, let us be lotus eaters.' Not that. Try to understand. If you are making money it is just to give. Then otherwise your situation will be bad, you'll be always insecure about money. And those who have money instead of feeling secure they are all day shaking like this, I have seen. So what is the use of having? Is better not to have anything like that that shakes you. Better to settle down with a little hut somewhere and enjoy Sahaja Yoga. So Lakshmi tattwa is not money-oriented.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    October 20, 1990    Diwali Puja    Sotto, Italy

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Existential Purpose


Today we have gathered here to know something about ourselves and not about others. We know that we are human beings and that God has created us from a small little amoeba to this complicated structure called as human being. But does He have any plan behind it? Why did He make us a human being, which is such a beautiful thing according to Me? What was His purpose in creating us? Have we reached that point to understand what is the purpose behind our creation? And that is why it is necessary sometimes one has to reach that stage to know what you are. Are you only your body, your mind, your intelligence, your ego, your superego, or there is something beyond, within you? Is there any undercurrent which works out the whole creation and you? Have you got any role to play in the whole plan of God Almighty? If so, what is the role and where do you stand in relation to Him? If I have to say that there is a great meaning in your creation of your own being and that you do not know your value, you are not to just believe Me, neither to deny Me, but keep an open mind of a scientist. Like a hypothesis if I put something before you, you have to just see for yourself it works out or not."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    October 19, 1979    "Getting To Know You"    Public Program    Gayton Road   Harrow,  London, UK

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Athena

Now about the Spirit. As I told you, the Spirit resides in your heart. It is the reflection of the aspect of God which you call as God Almighty or Sadashiva. Because God is one. But one person. Now, I'm one, but I'm a wife, a grandmother, I'm your Mother. I'm doing so many things. These are aspects of God. And God has got firstly, the aspect of love. By which He creates the power of His love, which is called as the Primordial Mother or the Adishakti. It is the same aspect, is represented in you as the Kundalini. You'll be amazed that even, even the Greeks knew about it. Because they called this bone as sacrum. Means the sacred bone. That means they knew that it was a sacred power there. Even, Athena, 'Atha' in Sanskrit means Primordial. And if you see the photograph of Athena or her statue, I've been to. I was so surprised. In Greece that they all speak [NOT CLEAR]. And She had this snake in Her hand representing the energy. When we see the snake, it is the energy. Not the devil or anything. But it's an energy. It moves like this and so she has the snake and also all the chakras in her hand and she's standing with a dress like that. That is Athena. It's very interesting. That place, the Delphi, and all that was so much revealing. And, that Delphi, they said is the Nabhi, is the navel of the whole universe. Which is true also. And lots of things, I saw there, which I've talked in a tape you can see for yourself. Now this Spirit is the aspect of God which is a witness - the God that witnesses the play of His love. The first of all is the state where we call it, it is Parabhrahma, where everything is just silent and sleeping. When we are sleeping, nothing exists for us. In the same way the whole thing like Parambrahma, the abstract, sleeps. Then, it comes to Its awaken state. Then It wants to - It gets the desire to create - out of love. So, this power of His love spreads around Him, accumulates and forms another entity called as the Holy Ghost or you can say the Parashakti or you can call it also as the Primordial Mother. She is the Holy Ghost. Now, when the breath takes place, there is a sound. And this sound is the logo, as you call it, the Spirit, that is the sound, is the divine integrated sound, not one sound. And that one is called as Omkara, which is the child, which is the child of this couple and that's how you get the Son of God."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  October 18, 1981  Public Program  Santa Cruz, Ca. USA




Death & Nature

Question: " She would like to know if death is a result of our errors or a law of nature."

Shri Mataji:  "No, no, it is - anything that is born has to die. We just change our dress as we do every day. That's how we change this body. But what is it that we learn when we are in this world? We had a driver in My family who was a very patient and regal person. So I tried to think about him and I found out that in his last life he was a king and he was so much worried and he was fed up with his life. And he saw his chariot driver so peaceful, nicely sitting, not worrying about anything. So he prayed that 'Oh God, please, make me a driver next life.' So every life you learn and you ask for something so you get it. Supposing somebody is too much in love with someone, like mad absolutely, and cannot marry that person, also may commit suicide. Next life that person marries the same person and learns a lesson,  takes a divorce. " 

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   October 17, 1990  Press Conference  Bucharest, Romania








Saturday, October 14, 2017

At NIH: Truth comes with evidence

At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. You cannot change it, you cannot conceptualize it, and unfortunately at this human awareness you cannot know it. Another thing, whatever I'm going to tell you today, please do not accept it blind-folded. We have accepted many things blind-folded and we have suffered. But keep your mind open as scientists and if this hypothesis is proved, then you have to accept it as honest people.

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First of all, I'll tell you what is the truth, you are all seekers, but you must know what is the truth you are seeking. The first truth is that you are not this body, this mind, this ego, these conditionings but you are the pure spirit. You always say this is "my" body, "my" conditionings, "my" mind, my... When you say "my", who is this "I" to which all these belong? The second truth is that there is a All Pervading Power of Divine Love; which does all the living work. You see beautiful flowers and beautiful trees, they are all miracles, but we take these miracles for granted. Who runs our heart? If you ask the Doctors, they will say its "autonomous nervous system", but who is the "auto"? Who runs our heart? Look at our eyes, which is such a wonderful camera, and this brain, which is such a perfect computer. Who has made this and who runs them? We never ask this question, we take it for granted. This is all done by this All Pervading Power of Divine Love.
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Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  Oct 14, 1993   Public Program  National Institute of Health  Washington,DC  USA

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tree of Life: An Ancient Science

This is not a new science in India. Fourteen thousand years back somebody called Markandeya wrote about it. But it was not available to every person. We can say that it was a secret science. And was only bestowed upon very, very few people at that time. As we can see the Tree of Life has few flowers to become fruits in those days, but today is the blossom time, where people are trying to find out something beyond. They sometimes see the futility of their lives and want to know what is beyond, that is of permanent nature. So there is no harm in turning to our saints and great prophets and great incarnations who have talked about this knowledge. It is mentioned in all the scriptures that 'You have to be born again.' But that does not mean that you just put a certificate on your head saying 'I'm born again.' Nor to form a club of saying 'We are born again.' When you are born again, means if you have jumped into new awareness, into new dimension of awareness, you should be able to feel the all-pervading Power of Divine all round you. Minimum of minimum that should happen to you, because your nerves get new dimension. And when you get your Self Realization or your second birth, you become entitled to an awareness by which you can find out the roots of everything. You can find out the roots why people get sick, you can find out why there are incurable diseases, you can find out why there are psychological problems, you can find out why there are moral crisises, you can find out why there are political problems, why there are economic problems: because the tree has grown too big and has paid no attention to its roots.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  October 12, 1987  Public Program  Audimax University  Vienna, Austria

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

To Seek & Know

These were written to say that you have to know. And at the very beginning of the Vedas, it is written that after reading this book, throughout, if you have not known the truth, it is of no use to you. The very first stanza says so, so the whole thing was done with that idea, and in the ancient country of India they started working on the right side to know this subtle body or the subtle Deities of all the elements so that they could master the elements, this was first time. On the left hand side, they started another kind of a search in believing that there is God, and we have to ask the help of God. And they started praying, first to Primordial Mother, because in every religion there is a place for the Mother, there's no religion which does not believe in the Primordial Mother.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    October 11, 1983    Public Program    Boston, Ma. USA

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Spirit & The Primordial Power

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

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  October 7, 1981  " Spirit - Satchitananda "  Public Program  Houston, Texas  USA







Friday, October 06, 2017

Sadat

"Today is a sad day because such a great man like Sadat is dead. He is not great to Me because he was a great politician or he was president, but he was a saint, he was a realized soul, I knew all about him. The attack of the negativity is on but no more they will crucify a saint this way and will not face the punishment. They will be punished now. All those who tried to do such things will be punished because the new age has started."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Oct 6, 1981 " From Krishna to Christ " Public Program Houston, Texas USA


















Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Unconscious Supercomputing

Unless and untill you are thoughtlessly aware, you cannot grow, that is first thing. And secondly, unless and until you are thoughtlessly aware, you do not know the absolute Truth. Through your brain only you will know. You don't have to put your hands, you don't have to ask questions. But it's like a computer that works, it just gives you an answer. In that state you are completely one with the Divine, and it just gives you an answer, and you do that and you are amazed how it has worked out.
  
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  Oct 2, 1994  Yogeshwara Puja  New Jersey  USA







Monday, October 02, 2017

Sakshi is Being a Witness


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Our brain should become a sakshi, should become a witness, witness the play. You should not take anything as something extremely serious. When you look at things as sakshi swarupa, as something that you are watching, like a drama, you may for the time being feel that you are Napoleon, you are the one who is acting. But after some time the play is over, you know it's a play. So, to reach that state, you have to become thoughtlessly aware. Because we think from our brain, and this brain goes on thinking, thinking, creating a Maya, and playing into Maya. Now, here it is when you are a realized soul, you should see through the Maya. Everything that I am doing or you are doing, should be understood very well if you are really the reflection of Shri Krishna's brain. So, in your brain, there should be no worry, there should be no stress, there should be no problem, because you are just watching everything in thoughtless awareness. So, when you are in thoughtless awareness, means when your brain is just in the state of witness, you understand everything that is Divine.


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  October 2, 1994  Shri Yogeshwara Puja  New Jersey, USA.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Zen and Meditation - An Ancient Teaching

Today again we are back together and I bow to you all who are the seekers of truth. Yesterday it was the introduction of Sahaja Yoga in which I explained to you what is the truth. A gentleman yesterday raised three, four questions regarding kundalini. As I told you that the knowledge of this kundalini is the knowledge of the roots on which we sustain ourselves. The whole instrument is called as tree of life in the bible. Actually Christ didn't have sufficient time to explain many things because he was crucified so prematurely. We only know 4 years of his life where he spoke to people, where his disciples, whatever they could gather, have written in their own opinions. So now whatever I tell you about kundalini, I say is the knowledge of the roots. We know about the shoot. In the West specially we know about the shoot and nothing about the roots.

This knowledge has been a secret knowledge for thousands of years till it came in the sixth century the Adi Shankaracharya, who was a very great realized soul, who came on this earth, he started talking about it. About 14,000 years back since then we can see there were poets who wrote about kundalini like Markandeya. But it is in the poetry form and was only available to very few people who were capable of coming to the situation of self-realization.

About 8,000 years back, Raja Janaka, who was the father-in-law of Shri Rama, was the first one, where we see clearly that one disciple called Nachikita who went to him for self-realization. But Janaka told him, you can ask for anything else, but not for self-realization. So we can understand very few people got realization in those days. Viditama, who was a disciple of Buddha went to Japan and started Zen system of religion. Zen. Zen means meditation. But it is written that there were only 26 kasyapas up to the eighth century. Kasyapas are the realized souls. So in the sixth century Adi Shankaracharya talked about it. In the bible there is a mention that I will appear before you like tongues of flames. Bible is a sacred book, but is also very secretive. The knowledge of bible is extremely symbolic and unless and until you are a realized soul you cannot understand it. So this kundalini resided here in the triangular bone called sacrum. This bone is called "sacrum" by the Greeks. And they know a lot about the Primordial Mother and her manifestations into three aspects. I asked them, when did you discover all these things, was that when Alexander came to India? So they said, 'No, it was discovered much, much before that, when there was Indo-Arian rapport between our country and India.' 

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi     September 27, 1982     Second Public Program    Vienna, Austria








Vishuddhi: A Higher Center

I bow to all the seekers of truth. In my last lectures I've been telling you about these centers which are placed in the lower part of the body. Today I would like to cover the rest of the three centers which lie here, here and here. These are very important centers for human beings. When man as a human being raised his head up, this center established a new dimension. This center is called as Vishuddhi chakra. And this has got sixteen petals which manifests in the sympathetic or the para-sympathetic nervous system - sixteen plexuses, which looks after our eyes, nose, throat, and our tongue, our eyes, part of the eyes, and the whole expression of the face. When man is ego-oriented, he puts back his head like that. And when he's super-ego-oriented, he puts down his head like that.

This center is extremely important for human beings and for Sahaja Yoga, because the hands play a big part in Sahaja Yoga. To get a universal language we have to use our hands - that is the best, for say, for people who are blind, who are deaf and dumb, best thing for them is to use the hands. So these hands, though we express ourselves by moving fingers and gestures, are still not enlightened. When this center gets enlightened then these hands become enlightened, too. This center has two sides, one on the right and one on the left. The left-side center is caught up when a person feels guilty and obstructs the ascent of the Kundalini. That's why I always request all the Western seekers first to say in their hearts, "Mother, I'm not guilty." These are the conditionings that have come to us from so-called religions, from so-called psychologists, and other people who are responsible for our development in our childhood. When material things were very important for the parents, they all the time shout at children or correct them, saying that, 'Don't spoil the carpet, don't spoil that, don't spoil that.' And that is how we develop a kind of a guilt within us. When we grow up in the schools and colleges, this can be built up very heavily within us, too. Education has to be imparted to children with great love and understanding. There's a big feeling, especially with the people who are very developed that children must be controlled by brainwashing. But this brainwashing results in this funny trouble called guilt.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    September 30, 1982    Fourth Public Program    Vienna, Austria







Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Essence of innocence

For us, the Sahaja Yogis, the Sahaj culture is to respect your innocence.

You might feel little bit cheated, you might feel little bit dominated, you
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might feel little bit disgraced, but Sahaja yogis are to be innocent,
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because with them lies the power of Shri Ganesha. They should not feel
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dejected if they are being used, insulted, tortured, dominated, it's all
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right. They should not try to destroy the innocence of other people, of
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anyone. Automatically it will work.
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You'll be amazed that when innocence is
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challenged, all the goodness of the world comes to the rescue of that.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    September 22, 2001    Shri Ganesha Puja    Cabella Ligure, Italy

Mahayoga is beyond "flavors"

There are some Sahaja Yogis who believe that Sahaja Yoga is a Christian Sahaja Yog or a Hindu Sahaja Yog. Still that lingers on, that lingers on, that it is Christian Sahaja Yoga. For Christians it has to be Christian Sahaja Yoga; for Hindus it should be a Hindu Sahaja Yoga. For Muslims it is a Muslim Sahaja Yoga; it must relate to Islam, because they can't get out of their own conditioning, so it must relate to that, it must explain everything that is there. They can't get out of it, you see? It could be also a Catholic Sahaja Yoga or a Protestant Sahaja Yoga. Could be even deeper than that. Like that, you see, it goes on. So, you pull Sahaja Yoga into your own categories, into your own small little cups. But it's just the other way round. Sahaja Yoga is the ocean, is a universal thing, it is a MahaYoga. It is not meant for Christians, Hindus, Muslims; but it's meant for human beings as they were.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    September 26, 1982     Shri Durga Puja     Vienna, Austria.







A Peaceful Mind

So first and foremost thing we have to know that a new awareness has to come within us. It's not by chanting, by going into Himalayas, standing on one leg, or standing on your head you are going to get it. It is something within you, which is going to work it out. What did we do to become human beings, nothing. In the same way, I'm trying to tell you that it's all within you, it's there, and you are going to get it. You have every right to get it. There is an appeal from Mother to Her children that they should try to understand what they want and what they should have. They have to evolve. They have to transform. We talk of peace, peace, peace, peace, peace. I have met so many people who have got this peace award, really I tell you. Because of my husband's position, I had to shake hands with them also. It was bad - and extremely hot and extremely hot-tempered, you know. My goodness, you can't face them without a barge pole. And they have got peace awards. What peace have they created? For those who are not in peace themselves, how can they give peace? The person who talks of peace should have at least a peaceful mind.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    September 24, 1996   Public Program    Los Angeles, Ca. USA







Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blossom Times

I'm here to tell you that you have a very great purpose in life and that you are to be bestowed your power of your Spirit which resides in your heart. This has to happen to all of you. You are seeking this. You are seeking your Spirit. You are trying to bring your Spirit into your consciousness, into your awareness. This is your second birth. This is your baptism which is actualization, not just a lecture or a brain cleaning. It's a happening that has to take place within you.

If this happening takes place within you or not is to be seen. But first I will tell you logically how this happening has to be effortless. 

We have evolved to human stage absolutely spontaneously. For becoming human beings we need not read any books or stand on our heads. We have taken for granted our human stage. It has happened to us without doing any efforts, without thinking about it without planning about it. So, if this is a living process of evolution we are going to get it effortlessly. For example you cannot pay for it. It is absolutely absurd. How much do you pay for a seed to be sprouted? And whom do you pay? Nature has prepared the seed in such a way that it sprouts by itself. So it is absolutely spontaneous which means Sahaja. Saha means 'with' Ja means 'born'. It is born with you. The living process is built in you as everything that has to be manifested by the seed is built in it. The seed becomes the root then the shoot. Then it becomes the branches and the leaves and the flowers and the fruits. 

You cannot say at what time exactly the flower becomes the fruit. You cannot specify the time. At the most you can say the season or the 'blossom time'. I feel the 'blossom time' has come
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Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    September 21, 1980    Public Program    Nice, France







Monday, September 18, 2017

Who is this "Me?"

In the evolutionary process we have reached up to the point where we
can be called as human beings. But we have not reached our highest
goal because we do not know the Absolute Truth. The truth about you is
that you are not this body, this mind, this intellect, these emotions.
Also you are not these conditionings and this ego. You say, 'My
intellect, my emotions, my body'. It's all 'my'. Who is this "Me?" So
this is what is going to happen now that you have to become the
Spirit. Because you are the Spirit.

The second great Truth is that; you see these flowers; they are all
miracles of a beautiful garden. We take them for granted; we don't
even wonder how they have been created by this Mother Earth. Who does
this work? Who runs our heart? If you ask doctors, they'll say, "It
is autonomous nervous system". But who is this "Auto"? So we have to
understand that there is some Power, which does this. This Power is
the All Pervading Power of Divine Love. In Koran they call it "Ruh".
And in the Bible they call it as the "cool breeze of the Holy Ghost".
Indian Scriptures it is called as "Param Chaitanya". Patanjali has
called as "Ritam Bhara Pragya". Whatever name you may call It, but It
exists all the time into every part and parcel of Creation,and does
all the living work. We can not explain the living work. As you know
science is very limited. It can not say why are you on this Earth.
What is the purpose of your life. What is your identity. Also it is
immoral. Out of science people have created atom bombs and all kinds
of things without any discrimination. You too have here this disaster
- Chernobyl. All this is because of unlimited movement of science.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi September 18, 1994 Public Program
Ukrayina Palace Kiev, Ukraine