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

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

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

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    September 21, 1980    Public Program    Nice, France

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

Passing the Torch

But these are special blossom times where all of you have to become
fruits. So many flowers were there on this earth and you have to now
become the fruits. It is very heartening to see that in Russia and
Ukraine, people are so spiritually sensitive.

It is very, very blissful for all of you to be realized souls. All
this collective happening is definitely going to bring very great
emancipation for the whole world. There are problems in our country,
but now I am telling all the Sahaja yogis that whatever you have got,
you must project that power of the Goddess, deliberately. It is very
enjoyable to be a Sahaja yogi. Also, you are spreading Sahaja Yoga
very fast, just like fire. Because this land surprisingly, these both
the countries, are so much sensitive to spirituality. But this power
of the Goddess that you have got within yourself has now to be
deliberately projected. For example when I, once I came here when you
were having a coup, very difficult time and perhaps, I managed it. But
now you all can manage, you all can project.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi September 17, 1995 Shri Devi Shakti
Puja Moscow, Russia


So now, as you are created in the same image of Shri Ganesh, you have
to understand that you have to accept whatever God has given you;
whatever position He has given you. Same with Christ - Christ accepted
His father who was just a carpenter. He didn't aspire for something
higher or some sort of a special position or a power because He was so
powerful - what more power can He have? Though people mocked at Him
and laughed at Him and could not accept what He was saying, but still
He was self-contented, self-satisfied; He knew what it was. So, for a
Sahaja Yogi, first thing is to be self-contented...

So, what we lack is wisdom. That's a vicious circle, I must say, that
Ganesha is to be awakened to give you wisdom – He is the giver of
wisdom, He is the giver of wisdom – and He has to give you the wisdom,
He is to be awakened; but you are not wise because He is not awakened.
It's a very vicious circle. How to make this vicious circle break?
That "Let my wisdom shine in my attention.' 'Let Shri Ganesha throw
His light in my attention.'

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi September 15, 1991 Shri Ganesha Puja
Cabella Ligure, Italy

" cannot give anything to God..."

We take things for granted, everything for granted. That's the only trouble with human beings, taking everything for granted. If we do not take for granted everything and just in all humility say that, 'O Lord, we know very little about You, we'd like to know,' He takes you up and makes you sit in His brain, so that you become aware of the powers of His brain, of His heart, from where He loves you; where He is the ocean of compassion, you become a drop in that ocean. And you also with your waves, you jump up and down and enjoy that compassion of His, just a drop you are, but you are the ocean. This explains what Kabira says. You see, these great people have described Him but it becomes absolutely ambiguous for you. The human rationality cannot explain all these things. So your rationality has to improve onto vibratory awareness. You have to go through that level, minimum of minimum, to understand God. You cannot understand Him at this level. So don't come out here with ideas that you are going to give something to God, no. You have to take, you cannot give anything to God, but in your humility, if you express yourself, He likes it.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi     September 11, 1978       Public  Program      Caxton Hall     London, UK

Doubtless Joy

Now, the greatest thing that happens to you, that you jump into the
Sea of ..., or Ocean of Joy. Now, the Joy is singular, it is not like
happiness and unhappiness. It is not that one time you feel happy and
then you feel unhappy, because if your ego is pampered you do that. If
the ego is pampered you feel happy, if it is punctured you feel
unhappy. But joy is something so innate. And that is a state one has
to achieve. In that state you become doubtlessly aware. The first
state, thoughtlessly aware, is called as Nirvichara Samadhi. And the
second one is called, which is doubtless, is doubtless awareness, is
called as Nirvikalpa Samadhi.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi September 2 , 1994 Public Program
Bucharest, Romania.

Four types of Yoga according to Shri Krishna

There are four types of Yoga, described so far, by Shri Krishna, because he was a diplomat and He was very aware that people are stupid. He tried to befool them. Because they won't accept anything straightforward. So the first one He said that is Gyana Yoga, means you achieve it and you become the knowledge. 

The second one, He says, is Karma Yoga, which means that whatever you do you leave it at the Lotus Feet of God. But that is not possible, is an absurd condition. You can't just do it. Because as long as you have ego, you are just mentally thinking like that, but you are not really doing it. You have to do something; then you know you are doing it. Only when you get your Realization, then only you say 'it is going, is coming' -  the energy. Then you don't say, 'I do'. 

Now, the another thing He told is about Bhakt -Yoga, is worshipping God. So He says, in Bhakti Yoga He has used a very interesting word called Ananya. So He said that if you do Ananya Bhakti, then that is perfect. But Ananya means when you are connected with it, when you are one with it. So those who go on praying to God without connection are like people who are telephoning without connection...

The fourth thing He has described is the Raja Yoga. There is described that something should happen... something within us, and there's a tree of life, and that when it happens, then only you get connected.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    September 10, 1981    Public Program    Orleans, France

Love, Truth, and Experience

I bow to all the seekers of truth. But we must know what is the truth.
Whatever we think is truth, may not be the truth. Whatever we know
through our mental projection or emotional projection may not be the
truth. But if truth has to be known it has to be known through our
living evolutionary process. It should be known on our central nervous
system. Like in the evolutionary state we have achieved everything and
is felt on our central nervous system. Truth is meant only for honest
seekers and those who are courageous enough to take up truth upon
themselves. As human beings, we have many conditionings and we have
lot of ego within us. And when one starts talking about truth and
people want it exactly to be the way they know it. But truth is not
mental observation or understanding, but it is an experience of your
being itself, and that is what we all should seek."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi September 7, 1984 Public Program
Munich, Germany


In your country you had very great philosophers once upon a time. Of
course you believe in humanism; but there was another great, great
philosopher who was called as Lao-Tse, of a very high spirituality
like a great incarnation of a Master. What He has written about,
described about Yangtze River is very interesting, because I went
through the Yangtze River Myself. And He calls it Tao. Tao. Is
actually He is talking about Kundalini. He was a poet, so whatever He
has described is rather subtle. And maybe they must have thought that
it's better to understand other people than Tao written by Lao-Tse.
But all over the world you will find it is Tao which people respect
very much, and they like to always interpret the meaning of the word

Really symbolically He has described that this river Yangtze is a
difficult river to go through. And the surroundings, the banks of this
river, are extremely beautiful. You won't believe for twelve hours I
was sitting outside watching the beauty of the banks. I've never seen
such beautiful mountains, trees, and the whole movement of nature is
like an artist painting something. And all your paintings, most of
them, I think are impressed by that kind of banks that I saw, because
I have studied your art and I felt that the way you have shown in your
art that is mostly paintings of Yangtze River. But the symbolic thing
is this: that in the beginning it's a very difficult river, there are
lots of currents, they form lots of circles, very heavy type, and is
very difficult to climb. It is for quite some time you have to pass
very carefully. Just about few hours when it reaches the sea, it
becomes calm, absolutely calm.

In the same way, the Tao that He describes is, in the beginning,
according to Him, is rather difficult. But when it reaches near the
sea, it calms down. It is a remarkable thing that how He could see the
Kundalini so much well defined as this Yangtze River. It is an
extremely, very artistic, subtle idea. Shows what a poet He must have
been, and how highly developed spiritually He was.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi September 9, 1995 Conference on Women
Beijing, China

You have to be innocent like children

 So Shri Krishna decided that 'First of all we must remove them from this conditioning. And this conditioning has to be removed in such a manner that they enjoy themselves.' Then He found out, there were three suggestions as far as achieving the goal was concerned.

So first one, as He says, is to become a realized soul, Sthitapragya, to go beyond all temptations, go beyond all ego, go beyond all kinds of conditioning and to become a Sthitapragya. Sthitapragya is where he doesn't feel like ordinary people attracted towards things, but he's absolutely detached. And this detached person doesn't take to any grievances, jealousies, all these things. That He told. But how to achieve it He never told. And the second thing He described is that you must work. You have to work. After all, you have got all the human tendencies - is to work. But the fruit of the work, you leave it at the Lotus Feet of God or you may call the Divine Power. This is another trick of His, because He realized how human beings were twisted and how they had a ego. If you tell them something, how they'll misinterpret it. So He took the other way round, that tell them something absurd. Now whatever work you do, your ego is intact and with that ego, you can never give it up at the Lotus Feet of the Divine, then impossible. So He made an impossible situation, that after some time people will realize that this cannot be done and they'll give up this idea of leaving everything at the Lotus Feet of the Divine. This was the one how He prepared the land.

Second thing He said, "Pushpam phalam toyum. Flowers, fruit and water. Whatever you offer Me, I will take it. I'll take it." But when you do that, when you do that you must have ananya bhakti. Ananya means completely single-minded bhakti, when there is not the other. This is only possible after realization. Only after realization you can put the fruits of your work at the Lotus Feet of the Divine. And only after Self-realization you can have ananya bhakti - means the devotion which is singular. These absurd conditions He put for human beings because they were so much complicated.

...Now when you are entering into the kingdom of Virata, you have to be like children. You are children there. As children you enter. As Christ has said, 'When you enter into the Kingdom of God you have to be like children.' And that's what you have to be today, all of you to be innocent like children. You have to be innocent like children."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    September 5, 1999    " Rise Above the Ego "  Shri Krishna ( Virata ) Puja  Canajoharie, NY USA