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

Bandhamukta

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