Friday, October 26, 2018

The culture of the Spirit is timeless


"Today I was thinking of talking, telling you about the Sahaja Culture...

So the culture is the pattern of behavior we have with others. Is a common pattern of behavior we are supposed to have with others...
So the culture of the Spirit doesn't change. It's universal, and is higher than any other culture. Apart from that it integrates all the essences of all the cultures...

So for a person who is imbibed with the culture of spirit, the Sahaj culture, impresses others by his calmness and relaxed attitude. Relaxation never means lethargy, by any chance. It doesn't mean lethargy. Lethargy is against relaxation. A person who is relaxed cannot become lethargic. "Relaxed" means a person who's alert and calm. These two things for human beings is an impossibility, because if they are alert, if they are alert then they're not calm. If they're unhappy, sad, then they think they are very, very calm. So this is one of the things one has to remember, that you have to witness yourself all the time. Not to condemn yourself, but witness.

Now I said the word "witness" means "detached". Now what happens with this, when you start condemning yourself, you miss every good point. For example, you have some experience of a sudden height being achieved. All right? At that point you should catch hold of it, hold on to it, keep doing, but don't forget that you may go back, no. And then wait for another higher moment to come, hold on to it. That's how you climb Himalayas. But not that, "Oh Ma. Now it's all right, but what will happen next?" Then you are gone down, because you have to face yourself in the way, knowing what are your powers. You are a spirit now, you are no more an ordinary human being, so you have no business to condemn yourself, or to degrade yourself, or in any way to feel unhappy. No way. Past is past. What happened a moment before is finished. "Now I am going to rise. Now I am going to rise."

So a person who has a Sahaja culture is not only spontaneous, but is inspired, is an inspired personality. A person who is of that kind, an inspired visionary, then other people get impressed by such a person that, "See, there's a man who's inspired, who talks in an inspired way, in a way that is something very different from others." Something new he says, new that is nourishing. "

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    October 6, 1985    "Sahaj Culture"    New Jersey Ashram, USA






Thursday, October 25, 2018

What Diwali Means

Now you have to enlighten many lights. We call it "Deepawali". Diwali is Deepawali, means "the rows of lights". And by celebrating this Diwali with so many of you, I'm sure we'll have such a torch of light which will go round the whole world. Just remember you are not a small drop, now you have become the ocean and you have to spread. Now you are sitting on your thrones, and assume your powers. You have all the powers within you, you have to just manifest it. You have to just feel yourself, understand yourself, what is your responsibility. You've been asking for light, now you've got the light. You have become the light, now give light to others...

Now the celebration of Diwali should be that we carry the light all over the world and enlighten people, as many as we can. None of our private things, none of our own problems are important. So that is what it is, that we have to realize that we have got a certain position which no one has in this world. So once you understand, your own esteem goes up and you see for yourself what you have to do.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
October 25, 1992  
Diwali Puja  
Timisoara, Romania















Does Sahaja Yoga really give people what they are seeking?

A Q-n-A with Shri Mataji


Interviewer: The founder of Sahaja Yoga is Mataji Nirmala Devi, wife of the distinguished United Nations diplomat based in London. And last week I talked to Her at Her home for Radio Falmer.


Q: Mataji, what is Sahaja Yoga. Could You describe it?

Shri Mataji: The "sahaj", the meaning of the word "sahaja" is, "saha" means "with", "ja" means "born". It is born with you, "sahaja", means it is spontaneous. It is a living process. As whatever is born with us is also very easy. In the same way, it also means it's easy, it's simple, spontaneous. For example the breathing mechanism within us is born with us. So it is spontaneous. We don't have to read books about it or put any effort. In the same way it's effortless. You cannot do it through your metal projection. And "yoga" means the union with the Divine. And union with the Divine is to be understood through the technique of yoga. So it also means "technique". It means the union and then the technique of the laws of the Divine.

Q: Would it be possible, Mataji, to describe Sahaja Yoga or yoga generally as related to man's evolution?
Shri Mataji: This is the only way now human beings can evolve into their higher realm of collective consciousness or what you call Self-Realization where they become the self, the spirit. It is said in all the scriptures that you are a spirit but you have to be born again. So there is something that is lacking in this human life, in this human awareness. And this human awareness has to be enlightened by the light of the spirit. But how to do it? We think that by reading, by talking about it, by thinking about it, or by crying for God, or worshipping God we can get it. It's wrong. It's a living process. Just like a seed sprouting. Just like a primule coming out of the seed in a living way. In the same way there is a Kundalini within us, a power, a residual power which is actually our primal desire, the power of primal desire which manifests this happening. She's sleeping there till somebody who is the authority or has a capacity to awaken it. Like the Mother Earth has got the capacity to awaken the primule in a seed. Nobody can do it. Even if you try to read the whole of Bible, the whole of Koran before a seed, it will not sprout.

Q: Might I finally ask You, Mataji… Many people are seeking happiness in many different ways in the world. Is it true that, well, would You say that Sahaja Yoga really satisfies all these different sorts of seeking by different people? Does it really give people what they are seeking?
Shri Mataji: You see, under illusion man thinks that. Sometimes he thinks that he wants money, sometimes he think he wants power, sometimes he thinks he wants emotional help and all that. But actually that is what human beings think that "Perhaps this will give us happiness, that will give us happiness". But you know the economical laws are such that wants in general cannot give you happiness or satisfaction. It's written. They are not satiable. It's accepted by economics. So these things that we think of do not give us real joy. Happiness is a thing that is perishable. Unhappiness follows happiness, again happiness comes, unhappiness comes. So a man is dwindling between these two stages of so-called mythical enjoyment or a mythical unhappiness.
But there is something like absolute joy and that emits through your spirit. But if you do not go for your primal desire, the only desire for which you are made, to be one with the Divine, all other things cannot give you the joy. Because that's the primal in you existing and if you do not pay heed to that, you cannot be happy.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   October 25, 1982   Radio Falmer Interview   University of Sussex    Falmer, U.K.



Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Light

Such a person who has this light of love, loves himself as well and emits love for others. I've been hearing about the way people used to torture themselves to become saintly. There's no need at all for Sahaja Yogis, at all, to torture themselves. But to be the light of a higher magnitude they have to be full of love and this love they get it from where? You may say it is from Me. It's true but the sap of the tree flows all over and all the tree must live together. Any leaf that wants to separate itself will die out. So it's the collectivity which is going to make you grow. Any ideas which you have,  of keeping yourself out, or preserving yourself out, or having your houses separate from the collectivity may be dangerous. The houses may be separate but they must be the houses of all the Sahaja Yogis. Anybody who comes to your house who is a Sahaja Yogi is owner of that house. That sort of a feeling should be developed. When the light you take out from one room to another room, it does not say 'This is my room so I'll give light, if I go to another room I will not give light.'

Now, light is absolutely detached. If you do not look after your light it will extinguish. You have to look after it till it takes its proper stand and once it takes a particular stand then you are a strong Sahaja Yogi. Then they see the light on your face and then you manifest light in their lives. This light, if you put finger on it, it will burn but the light of love never burns. It dissolves all that is bad, it rejects, it turns away from whatever that is wrong. It has patience and it expels the darkness. Darkness within and without.

- Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  October 24, 1987  "The Light Of Love"  Diwali Puja  Lecco, Italy








Monday, October 22, 2018

How Ego Rises

Today I was thinking of telling you about the ego problem, because I think everybody feels that that's the biggest problem they all have; and there's a big ego trip one gets into, and they don't know what to do with it. So first part I will tell you how the ego rises and how, what it does to us; the second how to understand it, how to tackle the position of ego and put it in its own aspect.

As you see in the map here, the yellow stuff that you see on top is the ego. The balloon that is yellow is the ego. You see down below it starts from the Swadisthana. This is the color of the bile within us, and this Swadisthana Chakra which is for our creativity is directly connected to that ego there. And when it starts rotating round the Void and going to the various parts of the Void, it collects all the problems of the Void. Void is that green circle within us where physically we have in the Void, we have uterus, we have kidney - it's a complete viscera: all the intestines, ascending, transverse, descending, colon, liver- is the upper part of liver more - then also pancreas and the spleen. So all the problems of these organs are collected by this chakra which moves. It comes out of the Nabhi Chakra and moves round and round and round, and collects all the problems. It nourishes, gives power, the vital power to these organs, and also it generates necessary power for our creative action. It also collects the fat cells of the Void, convert it into the proper cells for the brain, for its use, for the grey matter. All this work it has to do, one chakra.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  

October 22, 1979    "The Problem of Ego" Public Program

Caxton Hall   London, UK

Friday, October 19, 2018

What was His purpose in creating us?

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

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Roots of poverty

What is the basic root of poverty? It is not God. It is human beings, the human beings who have got too much ambitions, human beings who are all the time running after the mirage of money. In money-oriented societies of the West have created this kind of mentality, even in the East where people want to have everything of the world. They want to have today the house, tomorrow the car, day after tomorrow the helicopter. Maybe they may like to have even a big jumbo jet to themselves. How do you curb this? Unless and until you bring those people who are amassing this money too much and extracting the money from the poor and on the other hand the poor who do not feel responsible enough to create work for themselves and not to be parasites on anyone. These two factors must to be tackled at the same time, and Sahaja Yoga is the only way you can win.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    September 29, 1979     Public  Program    Mumbai, India.






Friday, September 28, 2018

Fwd: Sri Mataji quote : " Zen means meditation. "

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







Friday, September 21, 2018

Spontaneous Evolution

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sign of Dharma

A dharmic person is the one who is always introspective by nature. He tries to see, 'Am I doing things all right? Is it correct?' He doesn't allow his mind to justify wrong things. That is one of the signs of a real dharmic person. He may not be a Sahaja yogi. But he will ask himself, 'Is it right or is it wrong?' 


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi     August  15 , 1993      Shri  Krishna Puja       Cabella, Italy.







Saturday, August 04, 2018

Collectivity is Key

In Sahaja Yoga, the door is open - anybody can come in, anybody. Get your realization. Because I have faith in collectivity, this collective life will definitely give you what Buddha got through His individual efforts. But there also we fail; that we do not know how to be collective. Individualism is all the time around us. In every way we think as individuals. Wherever collectivity has worked, Sahaja Yoga has prospered; and wherever it has not worked, there has been a problem. So it is very important that we should look at ourselves, and see for ourselves and see how collective we are. Do you enjoy collectivity, or not? Are you aiming at collectivity, or not?

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi -   August 4, 1991,   Shri Buddha Puja   Deinze, Belgium

Sunday, July 22, 2018

There's nothing that you have done that cannot be forgiven

So you have understood about Sahaja yoga that Sahaja is 'spontaneous' that is born with you and your union is with the divine. So any amount of mental effort is not going to bring forth. I cannot guarantee anything. It has to work out. If it works out, your luck. If it doesn't work out, we will have to work it out later on. But once you get it then you have to respect it. And you have to learn it and you have to become your own masters. Once it happens to you will be amazed at your own powers and then you become the light  - and the light is not kept under the table but on a pedestal so that you can help others and salvage them. The subject matter is too long, and in English language itself only I might have given at least 3000 lectures. So you can all have My tapes and everything but first get your Self-Realization. Unless and until you get your Realization, no use talking about anything. But one has to talk, so I have told you something about it. You should not feel guilty if I have said something by which you have felt guilty. That is one of the conditions of Self-Realization. If you are feeling guilty then it is very difficult. You must know that the Divine is the ocean of love and forgiveness. And there's nothing that you have done that cannot be forgiven. Actually you are challenging the power of forgiveness of the Divine. First of all, you forgive yourself and be happy and pleasantly placed within yourself so that you get your Self- Realization.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    July 22, 1988   Public Program   Balboa Park   San Diego, Ca.  U.S.A.

Monday, July 16, 2018

In human beings there are ten valencies...

It is such a great day today that the French got their liberation on this day. But what is this liberation for? - I don't know. In no country where they had freedom and liberation, I have seen, it has not worked something very much that was expected. Say in France... So the liberation through anger, when it comes, hatred is the basis of these revolutions and these so called achieved liberations. If the liberation takes place within yourself, so that you are no more slave of anyone of these horrible destructive forces and negative forces, then it's a real liberation. The second thing that has happened in France, first time in Europe, it has been recognized as dharma. It's a very big thing, and give a hand to it. [lots of applause] It is recognized that Sahaja Yoga is dharma. It is. But today it was recognized. This is a very big thing. I must say credit goes to your leader and to all the Sahaja Yogis of France who have worked so hard to get this sanction, this kind of a position. It's a very great thing.

So, today I was thinking that we'll have the puja of Shri Vishnu, who was the basis of dharma. So far we have never worshipped anyone who were the basics, except for Shiva. We only worshipped the incarnations because they became as incarnation; Ganesha came as incarnation, the Goddess came as incarnations, Rama, Shri Krishna, Gurus, Christ, Buddha, all of them came as incarnations on this earth. And we worshipped the incarnations who came on earth specially. But today, as Sahaja Yoga is established as dharma, we have to know about Shri Vishnu who is the basis of dharma. Later on He came on this earth as Shri Ram, then as Shri Krishna, and ultimately as Kalki. It is a beautiful evolution of Shri Vishnu. So, one has to understand what is the basis of dharma. If you know, in the matter they are eight valencies. They are negative, positive and neutral. But in human beings there are ten valencies, and these ten valencies are created by Shri Vishnu, within us . They are protected, looked after, and nourished by Shri Vishnu. And whenever He finds human beings falling down in their dharma, He takes His birth on this earth. Ultimate stage is the Virat. At that stage, this Vishnu principle divides into two: one goes to Virat, another to Viratangana. But the third principle is what you call as the Mahavishnu, which incarnated as Lord Jesus Christ. So all these three principles act, at this time, in Sahasrara mainly.


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   July 13,1994   Shri Vishnu Puja   Paris, France




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Spirit: The Universal Constant

In the same way, spirituality has grown from the seed, today to this flower state. In this living process you cannot just have a flower from somewhere hanging in the air, it has to be on the tree, it must have a basis. The basis should evolve into that, you cannot just have something from somewhere, then it is a plastic flower. It must have basis to all the flowers, to all the religions. It must have connection with every religion. Any religion that teaches that that is the only religion, cannot be a religion. It has to be universal. It must relate to all of them. Any person who is Divine has to be a universal person, he cannot belong to one sect, one religion, or one country. He transcends all the barriers which are artificial. God has made only one world. There are some of course, some mountains, and some rivers and human beings who have variety, even one leaf is not like the other leaf, so how can any face be like another face? And the variety creates the beauty, otherwise you'd be bored stiff. Imagine, if everybody in this world look like Chinese or like Germans or like Indians you'd be bored stiff. But variety was created for beauty and not for fighting. That we should fight that your nose is longer than mine I'll fight with you, we measure the nose size, how much is the nose and then you fight. Sometimes human beings behave worse than dogs... they never measure noses, do they? (Shri Mataji laughing) So we come to a point that we have to be universal. But by saying, "We have to be universal," we do not become. By giving lectures you do not become. I know all these people who talk universality of united nations, all that, I know them very well. It is just an idea, but is very temporary, it can drop out any moment. The friendship will drop out also any moment. Friendship of nations drop out any moment. Once upon a time America and Russia were great friends, today they are great enemies, God knows how suddenly they became enemies.

All these uncertainties have created chaos. What is a certain thing within us is the Spirit. When the Kundalini rises within you from its base She pierces through six centers and comes out of your fontanel bone area, here is the seed of God Almighty and the reflection is in the heart of the Spirit. That is the power like energy that rises within us and in the heart is a little fire which gets ignited by that energy and the whole being gets enlightened. That enlightenment first of all gives us collective consciousness. By joining these organizations and stupidities you cannot get that state. The Kundalini has to rise and you have to become the Spirit. So the first thing that happens to you is the nature of the Spirit is that you become, actualize,  the experience of collective consciousness. It is not a false certificate. I cannot give you certificate, you have to give yourself a certificate honestly. If you are a profound person and a deep person you can see that reality is to be certified by your central nervous system. But if you have no value of your life, you can waste it, what can one do about it?

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   July 9, 1986   Second Public Program   Vienna, Austria






Seeking Truth in Ambiguity


But the problem with the seekers today is this, that they don't know what they are seeking. They have no idea as to what to seek, how to seek, what to expect. They - it's an unknown area they are entering into, it's very unknown to them. And this unknown area which they are seeking is now represented by so many people. Everyone says, "I am the one who will deliver the goods." Another one says, "I am the one who can do it." Naturally confusion is created. As it is, modern times are the times of confusion, great confusion. And when there's such a confusion comes in, then only we find out a great solution also, a permanent solution, to solve the problem once for all. There has been never such confusion in the minds of human beings as it is today, as to the right or wrong, never so much. Whatever was said this was not good they would do, knowingly that they are doing wrong. If they were good people they would say, "All right, this is good, we'll do the good." But everybody knew that this was wrong or right - they may do it. But today no one knows what is wrong and what is right.

Apart from wrong and right, it's much beyond that. You have to know yourself; because this awareness is within us that we do not know ourselves, we do not know the absolute. We live in a relative world. Of this everybody seems to be conscious - maybe in the subconscious or maybe in the unconscious, but definitely there's a feeling in every one of us that we do not know. And it's a very honest feeling, it's a very sublime feeling that we have to know something more.

Now when we say the word "know," we think as if I would say, "I don't know about Derbyshire, I have never been there." Now this means what? "I don't know about Derbyshire" - I mean, what don't I know about Derbyshire? I can read it in the books, I can find out. I can know all the history of Derbyshire. I can find out who were the people who were making beautiful porcelain here, I can find out all about their history; everything I can read about it. Still, why should I say I don't know anything about Derbyshire? Because I have not been to Derbyshire before. I have not been to Derby, I have not been to this area, I have not seen this place, I have not visited it, I have had no experience of this place, so I don't know about it. This is exactly what is the situation.

The situation is that we do not know about the Divine. We have read about it, we have heard about it. So many people have written about it. Once they know there's an enquiry about it, they come out with books - books after books, thousands of books they have written. How many of them are true and how many of them are untrue? It is impossible to find out, because we do not actually know. Supposing somebody says that Duke of Bedford was born in Derbyshire. All right, how will I know? I would not know till I meet somebody who is really belonging to that place, who knows about it. In the same way, the knowledge that we have also about Divine is very confusing; but this is not knowledge, this is never the knowledge.

The idea of knowledge comes to us as if it is a kind of an answer to our enquiries which is rational, which we can understand intelligently through our intelligence. But now this area is beyond intelligence, beyond rationality. Beyond all that is limited is the unlimited area. All such unlimited areas can be only known by experience of your awareness. Now this one should understand is a very delicate thing, how to know something, an experience of our awareness. Not an experience, they suddenly see a light so it's an experience - I mean, you can always see a light. It's so great, the people feel about it that they have seen some light suddenly sparking before them - nothing so great. There could be some area from there a sparking can come, and maybe it is of no use to you, but just you might feel that you have experienced. So one must know that seeing is not experiencing.


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   July 10, 1982   " We Have To Know Something More "    Public Program    Derby, U.K.




The Real Meaning of Yoga

Today, it's a great day that you are here to worship your Guru in the realm of the heart of the universe. If we can do that in our domain of the heart, we don't have to do anything else.

Today, also, I feel I have to tell you about Sahaja Yoga and its value, which is related to other Yogas which were accepted in the olden days all over the world. They called it, one, as the Yoga - not Sahaja Yoga, Yoga. It started with various types of practices of 'Ashtanga' Yogas - eightfold yogas - with a Guru. And one had to go through lots of hardships. Nobody who was married was allowed into that Ashtanga Yoga, and they had to give up their families, give up their relationships. They had to become absolutely without any attachments, to go to a Guru. All their property, all their possessions were given up. Not to the Guru as is done in modern times, but given away. And this was called as Yoga.

The another style was called as Sankhya. Sankhya is where all your life you have to gather things with detachment, and then to distribute them completely and take to a Guru, in a way completely surrendered, and then get realization. Sankhya was the left-sided behavior. And the Yoga was the right-sided. Where the Gayatri Mantra was used was the Sankhya. Because they were left-sided, they used to use Gayatri Mantra. They went so much to the left side - that is to gather things, to gather possessions, to gather properties, to gather all kinds of friends and relations and societies - that they were afraid that they may be completely lost into all those things. They would go to Gayatri, the Mantra of Gayatri which teaches you the essences of all our Chakras - the centers. I have told about this before also - 'Bhu', 'Bhurv', 'Swaha'. 'Bhu' stands for the essence or the 'Bija' of the 'Mooladhara'; 'Bhuv' for the universe that is created that is Swadisthana's 'Bija'; 'Swaha' is the 'Bija' of the Nabhi; 'Manah' is the essence of the Heart Chakra. Then, 'Janah' is the people, collectivity, is the essence or the 'Bija' of the Vishuddhi Chakra. Then, 'Tapah' is the one where you go into 'tapasya', into renunciation, into hardships - is the essence of the Agnya Chakra. And then the 'Satya' is the truth, is the essence of the Sahasrara - not the truth that we think as truth, but the truth that is expressed in our central nervous system. So, this is discovered at the seventh stage of the Sahasrara. So the people who did Sankhya were, sort of, not so much respected as spiritual people, because they thought these are all involved into worldly things and worldly possessions and worldly happenings. So, they were regarded as something secondary. Or those who were yogis of the Gurus were regarded higher, because they had already given up everything, and they have gone to a Guru giving up all the things that they have. But here, these Gurus had a problem within themselves because they found that those who came to them gave up everything - no doubt - but still there was lurking attachments. In their own 'Ashramas'  they found, these people had their own attachments to things. Though outwardly they had given up, but inside they had not given up. So, they were still sticking on to these ideas that, 'Oh, its all right. But still we can have little things like that, doesn't matter.' Like that, there was little compromises going on. Like, as we have here nunneries and all that. So both, in a way, were artificial. The one side, is the Sankhyas, were trying to ascend with all the luggage they were carrying. And another were trying to descend with all the ambitions of ascent
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Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   July 12, 1987   Guru Puja   Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire, U.K.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

We are a part and parcel of the whole

I bow to all the seekers of truth. So many of you have already found out what is the truth, truth about yourself, that you are not this body, this mind, these emotions, this ego, conditionings, but you are the pure Spirit. After realizing that, not knowing but realizing that, when you become the Spirit your attention gets enlightened by the Spirit. And this enlightened attention is so intelligent. And as it is connected with this all-pervading Power, you'll be amazed that whatever you try to look at, to put your attention to, it just works. It is such a proof that you are one with this all-pervading Divine Power. To prove that there is Divine Power which is all-pervading, first you have to become the realized soul, you have to become a person who is enlightened, as they call it - Buddha. The word is Bodha; comes from enlightenment. And the one who is enlightened is a very different personality from what that person has been. You become very powerful, no doubt very powerful; powerful in the sense is the power of love. Is not the power we know of, but is the power of love that acts, that works. And then you are amazed at yourself how you have been able to do so many things which you would never do. And how your personality becomes very sensible, wise, and also absolutely in balance.

Nobody has to tell you anything. You are your own master. But first you have to grow to that point. Till you become that, you are not yet empowered fully. But some people who are not yet understanding the importance of becoming, who do not know that they have to grow, become again useless, good for nothing. I always remember the parable of Christ. Yes, He tells that "You are sprouted, but you are wasted." It has to grow. And that's what yesterday I insisted that you pay full value to your ascent. You look after yourself, and grow into it. Then you will know what is the power of love is. There is no ego about it. No, not at all. You don't feel the ego. What you feel is that it is flowing. It's flowing; wherever you go it's flowing. This power is flowing and that captures the whole atmosphere, the whole environment. If you people get your Realization, also all the global problems can be solved. Like you have got now very much pollution problem. The pollution gets settled down.This power of love can settle pollution because it also acts on the five elements. You'll be amazed how it acts on five elements.

Because it's all interwoven, we don't know that we are not singled out. We are not something separate from this universe. We are a part and parcel of the whole. But this feeling of part and parcel of the whole is not mental, it's not just our understanding, but this is what you experience all the time. Even small things or big things, in every way you really realize how everything is helping you so much.

But spiritual life is even better when you are meditating, otherwise your attention is going here, there, there, there, because you are not awakened, you are not enlightened. But after some time when you have really become a Sahaja Yogi and just close your eyes and then you will find you are in that blissful state where you get rid of all problems, all worrying things and you just become silent - thoughtlessly aware - which Jung has described very clearly, that you have to become thoughtlessly aware, means you go beyond the thinking mind.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
July 6,1998  
Public Program
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Holland Park School   London, U.K.

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Message is a Fragrance

So today I'm going to tell you about Adi Shakti which is a very, very ancient subject. Adi Shakti is the power of God Himself, and She created this world to bring His kingdom on this Earth.

You can imagine, there was nothing but darkness. And out of this darkness She had to create all these beautiful, picturesque trees and all kinds of vegetation. That She did create. But what is the use having all these things which do not speak, do not understand? There's no manifestation with them. Of course some of the trees and some of the flowers do receive beautiful vibrations and they grow very well, but not all, some of them.

For example I must tell you that here flowers have no fragrance, all the flowers they have no fragrance. I've been going round to see if there were flowers of fragrance. But what they do is to grow them big. They are very big, much bigger than you can find them anywhere. But there is no fragrance. While in a poor country like India, the flowers have tremendous fragrance. Even small flowers have tremendous fragrance. Now what is the specialty of the fragrance in India and nowhere else? Nowhere. Some flowers may be having little fragrance, but if there is no fragrance in the flowers that are grown so beautifully, full of love and care but lots of wild flowers also in India have more fragrance. What is the reason? They say that the soil of India has fragrance. How can you have fragrance in the soil? But it is a fact...

So now you are born here. You have brought the fragrance, you are the people who are realized souls and you have got the fragrance to spread. So your responsibility, double I think, that you must spread fragrance. Fragrance is something very innate. Even this soil which we should say is without fragrance, the people have fragrance in their character, in their behavior, in their understanding and there is peace which they are aspiring. I don't say they are peaceful but they are aspiring to have peace. This aspiration only suggests they are fragrant people, that they are very fragrant. What is a fragrance in a human being is his nature, his temperament, how he is and how he behaves towards others.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 24, 2007    Shri Adi Shakti Puja   Cabella Ligure, Italy

The Three Powers Within

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I told you about the three powers we have within ourselves: one is the power of desire that is on the left-hand side; and the another power of action which is on the right-hand side; and the central power which is the power of our divinity or evolution. Also I told you about the centers that we have. The lowest center is below the Kundalini which is responsible for our innocence. When this center gets disturbed then our innocence is also disturbed. This is a very, very important center for Sahaja Yoga. It plays a very vital role in your evolution. Whatever you have done before or you have done now to spoil the awakening of the Kundalini or you can say to spoil the Sushumna, the central part, is all recorded in that Kundalini Itself. But the recording takes place because this center which is at the end, which is innocence, receives all the information from this conditioning line, the left side. It receives all the information and it records, just like a tape recorder. So the Kundalini is aware of the mistakes that are committed by you personally, by the society, by the conditioning of the, your seeking, by all sorts of things that you have done so far, by which you have tried to hamper the path of your Realization. So this is the path, the central path which is very important for your ascent. But that should not give you a guilt. One thing I must tell you, when I speak you should not take Me that seriously. Because that's the worst thing that happens to you, that you start developing a guilt, and then the Realization becomes very difficult. So please do not develop any guilt when I say something, or just start pondering, "Oh, I have done this mistake and that mistake." Because I'm talking of first and last time as I said it and today is the first time I would say again to begin with that I'm talking of Ocean of Love. If you were so perfect there was no need to have Sahaja Yoga. There was no need to do anything. Should have been the simplest job, you see. Anybody could have done it. Because there are complications and problems that somebody has to work it out. So there is nothing to feel guilty about it. First thing I have to request today is not to feel guilty about anything.

So the second center is of your activity, as I told you. So through your activity also you create problems on the central line. Now how do you create that? It's like this. You can see the left and the right and the central. Central part is the Sushumna. Now these two start working. When they work very hard or they pull each other on the sides, then sometimes this may be dislocation completely by which you lose your complete connection with the whole. Or could be that it may narrow down, the path may narrow down, and sometimes it can be very much injured or sick. These centers could be very sick.


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 25, 1981   " The Ocean of Love "    
Public Program    Hampstead, London, U.K.






Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Problem with Linear Thinking

We have to be the Spirit. We are not this body, we are not these channels either, we are not the subconscious and we are not the supraconscious. We are not this ego, or these conditioning and these habits because we say, " I have got habits." So who is this "I" ? " I have got children", who is the I? "I have got two eyes", who is this I? We never say "I am the eyes." So in subtle ways we know that "I" is different. When the doctors also call it as the autonomic nervous system, they should ask one question: who is this auto? Auto means the one who drives the car, for example we call it automobile but there has to be a driver. So one has to realize that there is something missing still in a human awareness and that's why all these problems of different types are a reason - suddenly,startlingly we are facing them - like ecological problems, all kinds of imbalances in life have come.

The reason is that human awareness or the mental projections, when they move, they move in a linear way and when they move in a linear way they recoil and trouble us. You went into science, all right, science, science, science, science, where atomic energy, then the waste, then all that repels you. These are all transitory things, there are so many transitory things we indulge into. So the essence of all the religions, if you go to the essence of it, not to the outside horrible nature of there that you see, but if you go to the basic essence of it is this : that you should seek the eternal and you should look after the transitory in a way as much as it is required in its own limitations and in it's understanding.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 17, 1989   Public Program   Vancouver, B.C.  Canada

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Is there any purpose in our life?

It is very kind of you to have invited me to Hampstead which I have visited many a times before. And I always felt that people living in this beautiful area must be having beautiful ideas about the Divine, because you see the effects of Divine better in the nature, in the beauty of nature. And then you start thinking that how God has made this beautiful world for us to enjoy. But so many things we take for granted, for example, our human life itself. We have taken it for granted. We've got a beautiful body, very beautiful personality.

At this point of awareness also we start thinking about something that is of the beyond. We start thinking that this is not the end of life. Why God has created us? Why did He create us out of amoeba with such care, with such love, with such delicacy? Why has He created us to be a human being? Is there any purpose in our life? Or are we just here to exist like animals then die, at the most, having some insurances to be paid for our children? Is that the end of this human life which is being created with such care? For thousand of years a little cell of amoeba or, say, a little unicellular animal has gone through such a tremendous change to become a human being with this fantastic awareness. Why? Why has he come on this Earth? Such a question must arise in every intelligent mind. And when such a question arises, the search starts in the real way.

This came to us because there was an urge to seek. The time we needed to meditate to find out "what are we". Now, when I'm speaking to you about something - what we are and what we have to be - you are not to take Me for
granted either. That would be very wrong, because if there is blind faith it's not going to help you at all. If it is also to deny, it is not going to help you. It's a very simple, practical, common sense. I can tell you how. For example, I say that there is a room, a big room, beyond there. Now, if you sit in this room and say, "Oh, I do believe you." You do not go and see the room. Secondly, if you say, "No, I deny. I don't believe you," still you don't see the room. So both ways it's just the same. So, what you have to do, that is to see the room. And this is how you are going to see about the Kundalini, all these forces that are existing within us, with that open mind, that, "Let us see. If it is so, it's a very great thing."

Actually, human beings should be really very much thankful that there is a purpose in their life, that God has created them for a very great purpose. He has created them so that He can bestow His kingdom to them. So that, as a very, very loving and compassionate Father, He could manifest His light, His whole, entire desire by giving you what He has... is His kingdom. It's a fact. That's why He has created us.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    June 6, 1980   " Why Are We Here ? "  Public Program  Hampstead, London, U.K.

Like a candle lights another

Just like a candle which is not yet enlightened cannot be enlightened by itself, you need another enlightened light to enlighten it. But once that candle is enlightened,it can enlighten other candles. And this works spontaneously. So one has to know though we are frustrated very much, the way people are talking about God and just making money out of it. Either they are money oriented or they are power-oriented. Like you have heard people have to pay some money to a temple or to a church. But what can church give you, or what can a temple give you? Unless and until your Kundalini is awakened? For example this is an instrument which is not connected to the mains, what's the use of this instrument? It has to be connected to the mains, and that is why we find all these so called religions going in the opposite direction. You have to become the Spirit, is said by all the scriptures. But that doesn't mean that you can just brand, "Now, I've become the Spirit," and say, "I'm a twice-born." What is the difference between a person who is twice-born and who is not? A twice-born person has powers. Powers not to kill but to love, and love that acts. As you know Christ touched people and they got cured. In the same way there could be some healers also. But they are trying some tricks, because in their own life they are very materialistic, they charge money for curing you. They have no authority to call themselves as  realized souls.

So we have to be honest about our seeking and should ask for the truth only. Because falsehood is not going to give you satisfaction. You will go on from one to another to another. Falsehood will ultimately make you frustrated and unhappy. So for genuineness and goodness one has to understand that the time has come for you to get Realization. I call it the Blossomtime. In the beginning on the Tree of Life there were one or two flowers. But today it is Blossomtime where many have to get their Realization. It's the last breakthrough in your evolution that you have to become the Spirit. Your Spirit is the one which gives you absolute truth. Once you get your Realization, then you start feeling Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost in your hands. The All pervading power of God's Love about which so many scriptures have written. And you start acting like a computer which is already programmed very beautifully. You get absolutely truthful answers to all the questions that you ask.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  June 10, 1988   Public Program   Graz, Austria

You are genuine seekers

Today we have gathered here to know something about ourselves. If the knowledge is from the books, or from some person who says that he knows about the self, how far will it reach us? It can only go up to mental level, and we can only understand it through our mental understanding. The mental understanding comes to us through our rationality, through our intellect, which in itself is a limited thing.

So we enter into another understanding which is still very limited. For example, if I tell you that there is a self within us, in our heart, which resides, and that there is a power within us which is all the time waiting for an occasion to give you your second birth; if I tell you that, then you will only understand me mentally. This is all being said already. What is so new about it? At the most I might give it in a very modern fashion, something quite intellectual, which will make you more have mental feats to go round and round, and sit down and analyze, and reach nowhere.

I say there is a power, no doubt, which is called as Kundalini, within us. So many say that, because it is written, long time back, thousands of years back. Christ has said it, that you are to be born again, that you are to be baptized, not by theological college people, but somebody like John the Baptist, who had the authority from the Divine. This power does lie dormant within you, but everybody writes differently about it. Very few really agree. This is another confusion one faces, that there is a power lying within us, and some say that it gives you electric shocks, some say you start jumping like a frog, and some say you start flying in the air. Such a confusion, while you are seekers, seekers of ages. You have been seeking. You are genuine seekers and then, while seeking, you don't know where to go, what to expect, and you jump into problems.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 11, 1980  " The Knowledge of Self Within "  Public Program  Kingston-Upon-Thames,  U.K.






Wisdom is the balance

Rationality gives us the sense to understand that we cannot reach there through rationality.

Because unless and until this thing happens to you, you are not going to believe in it. You are not going to believe in it that, this rationality, on which we depend, which is our support, which is we; we all the time think that our identification is complete with rationality. And we are very rational, we are proud of our rationality also.

So then, you reach a point when, through rationality, where you understand that this is not the horse which will be useful any further. This is the use of rationality! One way it takes you to that culminating point where you think it is to be discarded or cannot be depended upon. On the other side rationality gives you a view, a view which can be related later on, when you get the experience. You start understanding why rationality was failing you. So it's a teacher on a negative way. It's a teacher on a negative way. But it is essential because man was given freedom and he started using his freedom, he started using his rationality.

When he reaches that point then he starts depending on his wisdom. And wisdom is the balance between his emotionality and rationality, in the centre of it, between his heart and his mind. It is a centre somewhere there, in the central, or you say in the fulcrum. So if you are too much on the emotionality or too much on the rationality you have to move further into the centre and balance it at a point; then only you are in wisdom and that's how you rise within yourself. Any extreme behaviour, on the left or the right, or dependance, is not going to help you."


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 12, 1978  " Rationalism,Emotionalism and Wisdom "  Public Program
Caxton Hall  London, U.K.
 





Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Spirituality is not for sale! (Berkeley, 2000)

I bow to all the seekers of truth. I do not know how to thank the mayor of Oakland and mayor of Berkeley for being so kind to give this certificate to Me. I must say this is a wonderful country where people recognize something that is doing good work. Really remarkable it is. I had been here before, to Berkeley, because everybody tells Me that there are lots of seekers of truth in Berkeley. This is the thing that attracted Me very much. But first of all we should know what are we seeking all these days. Once you start seeking it goes on like a rat-race of seeking. Or have you been able to find something? So what do you have to find in your seeking? As you know, in all the scriptures it is been told that you have to know yourself. You don't know yourself, you don't know what problems you have within. People get into diseases without knowing until it develops into a very serious trouble. Also they go on hurting others, being jealous with others, being in tension and stress. All kind of problems come to them, and they don't know why it happens, why, what is the reason?

Now for that, there is placed within us a beautiful thing called Kundalini which lies in the triangular bone, which is called as "sacrum". That means Greeks knew about it, that's why they called it a sacred bone. In the triangular bone it lies at the base of your spine and this is the one which is going to give you a real ascent. This is the one which is going to connect you to the All Pervading Power of Divine Love. They have all talked about God, Power of God, Divine love, all kinds of things, but we don't know where it is, where does it exist, how it works. If really it is there or not, also we are not very sure. So this power lies within your triangular bone, can you show them? All of you have this power within you. It is not anyone who belongs to any nationality, or to any culture but everyone has this power within himself. But you'll be surprised, how people have made such a horrible picture of Kundalini and they say that when the Kundalini rises you may go mad, you may shout, you must do all kinds of things. Because they have no authority to do it, because they don't know how to do it - that's why they make up a story like that and tell you, because they don't want you to ascend, I think. Or they don't know, they are incapable of awakening the Kundalini. But I must tell you that She is your Mother. She is your individual Mother. She knows everything about you. It is all recorded, whatever was your past, whatever mistakes you committed, whatever aspirations you have, everything She knows about it, it's all recorded there in the 3-1/2 coils. But She is your Mother, your own Mother and when you were born, your Mother took all the trouble upon Herself. She didn't give you trouble. In the same way when this Kundalini rises, She doesn't give you any trouble. Now people are afraid even to talk about Kundalini because those who talked about Kundalini were, I don't know what sort of people they were, and it was such a misleading thing that they thought, it's better not to talk about it. But talk is talk, talk is not everything.

What has to happen is the awakening of this Kundalini. It's an actualization, it is not just talking, giving lectures, you do this, you stand like this, put your hand this way, your legs that way, it's not that. It is very simple, that this Kundalini, which is responsible for your last ascent, your, I should say, the last step in your evolution, this Kundalini is your own Mother and She cannot harm you. She can never do that. This is the fact I would like to tell you first of all. Because I know in America all kinds of people have come from India, those people also they were released from jail, wore some sort of a dress and came here. They are all minting money, that's what they are doing, they are good at it. So if you have any understanding about Divinity you must understand that you cannot sell it and you cannot purchase it. If you can purchase some person then such a person cannot be your master, he can be your servant but not your master. So onc
e you understand this point, it is very important for you people to know that it is not saleable because you know this is a consumer society, and everything has to be sold. But not spirituality, you cannot sell spirituality. And those who sell spirituality are spurious people, they are not real, they are absolutely bogus people as they call them, and you don't waste your energy and money on them."


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 5, 2000   Public Program   Berkeley, Ca.  U.S.A.





Sunday, June 03, 2018

A transition period

At the very outset, we have to know what we are seeking. We are seeking the truth. But what is the truth? The truth is that we are not this body, we are not these emotions, this intellect, this ego, these conditionings, but we are the Spirit, the Pure Spirit. This is one truth about ourselves.
 
There is a subtle power which is described as the all-pervading Power of God's love, as Paramachaitanya, as Udrang, as, so many other words have been used for this power, which does all the living work. Like we see the flowers - so beautiful as they are, but we take them for granted. We don't see how they have come from a little seed, how they are blossoming in these different colors. All this living work we take for granted. We have also taken our evolution for granted and everything that the autonomous nervous system does we have taken for granted.It's a good thing in a way because it's too much of a worry and botheration if you start thinking why of everything. But there is a power, which does all these things...

In all the scriptures there's one common thing described, whether they have talked of the forms or the formless: that we have to seek the eternal and whatever is transitory is to be used with full understanding in its balance, and that's why we are lost, where we have lost our balances. So the best thing is to get the connection with this Divine power, which gives us all the nourishment, all the care and all the knowledge that we have never known before, and for this you can't pay, you can't force it, you cannot compel anybody , you have to be absolutely free to get it, because after all this is the ultimate freedom you have. You have freedom because you become such a dynamic, compassionate, wonderful personality that you just become a transformed, special, glorious person.
 
This is just a transition period, just to transition. When this evolution has to achieve its end and when it achieves its end you are as promised in the kingdom of God, and that's what has to happen. It's not just talk, talk, talk. It has to work out. The experience has to be there, and the experience of Realization is described very clearly in some of the scriptures and which says that you have to feel the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost. In the Sanskrit language, Adi Shankaracharya has described as Salilam Salilam meaning cool breeze, cool breeze. Now this cool breeze is not chilling breeze nor is this a hot breeze but a kind of a cool soothing effects that you feel all around yourself which you have never felt before. You have never felt the existence of this all-pervading Power. But it is there, and one has to seriously think about it. It's nothing frivolous as... I was also born in a Christian family so Sunday morning get ready, go to Church and meet few people, "Hello, hello," come back after the sermon, it's not like that. It's also not like going to a temple just pay a few rupees here, there and give something to the Deities and come back home. It is something that you become, becoming is the point."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   June 3, 1990   Public Program   Miami, Florida   U.S.A.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Kundalini is your exclusive Mother

Now the time has come for all of you to get your realization. You have been seeking for ages now, and it is already described in books that the day will come, the time will come. They call it as Kali Yuga. It is the worst time... that is now.

At this time people who are seeking God in the hills and dales will get into proper family life, and they will get their Self-realization through this Kundalini awakening. Now in the name of Kundalini also lots of nonsense has been said, which is surprising. How people accepted that a Kundalini can be dangerous, and a person who gets Kundalini awakening will be very much harmed. Now She is your Mother ! Kundalini is your exclusive Mother. She knows each and everything about you, She knows about your faults and also your aspirations. Everything is recorded in Her, and She is extremely careful when She gives you this second birth and She takes up all the problems upon Herself. She doesn't bother you, She doesn't trouble you and She's the one who looks after your second birth. Again I say it is the actualization, actualization of baptism you can call it. But it's not the way they do. It's actualization, it happens that this rises, passes through six centers and pierces through your fontanel bone area and you do feel on your hands, fingers and out of your head the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost. This has to happen. Otherwise whatever stories one may tell, you shouldn't believe. It has to show results. Now these centers that we have, all these seven centers are responsible for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    June 1, 2000    Wiltern Theatre    Public Program     Los Angeles, CA


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

We are seeking truth, reality, not hallucinations

To all the seekers of truth. We are seeking truth, reality, not hallucinations, not imaginations, not our own mental projections. We are not being yet able, many of us who are seeking, to understand that reality is what it is. It will be the same; it has been the same. We cannot coin it for ourselves. We cannot organize it, and we cannot think about it. We cannot put a mental projection of our own as to, "This is the reality. This is not the reality."

Today only I was reading with great surprise an article about sniffing the glue that people are doing. I mean, now this is the last they are sniffing now, petrol, all sorts of things. Well, why, why are they doing it? Because for some sensation. But they said that when you do that, what happens that you start believing that whatever you are doing is right. That's exactly is the point today. Without sniffing also there are many who believe like that. But whatever their ideas are about God or about spirit, about seeking, is the right thing and they don't want to see what reality is. They just want to reject their ego, their imagination, to believe that this is the reality, and then they just are convinced that they know everything. With such people, what to do? How to tell them that reality is something very different ?

Now what happens when we put our mental projections like that ? We can see things, we read books, we form our own ideas. It's a very dangerous thing that can happen to human beings, and that is, your ego start bloating, becoming big and big and big without your knowledge. A person who has an ego does not harm himself at all. He harms others. He doesn't harm anyone as such but he harms in a way which can be very deep hurting. He'll say things which will hurt a person. He'll do things that will hurt. Nations after nations can be destroyed with this ego, like Hitler did.

So when you put your mental projections like this, "I can do it. I can find it. I know. I know. I believe," then this ego, you see, grows in your head. If it was only your head, nothing to bother, but it grows round your heart. It grows round your heart and your heart becomes like a stone. You cannot feel anything that is real. You cannot understand what is real and what is unreal. All this discrimination is lost completely.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   May 20, 1983  " To All Seekers of Truth "   Caxton Hall   London, U.K.

Buddha realized the greatest problem of a human being

So today we have gathered here to worship Buddha. Lord Buddha, as you know, was Gautama, the one who was born in a royal family. And then, He became an ascetic, because He was very much hurt to see three types of problems from which human beings suffer. And He came to conclusion, all these three types of problems are because we have desires. So He said that, "If you become desire-less, then there will be no problem for you." So He studied Vedas, He studied Upanishads, He studies all kinds of things. He went to many saints and many people. He could not get His Realization. Actually He was an Incarnation. An incarnation also has to reach a point of Realization in a different way, like the whole potential has to open out. But the incarnation has tremendous potential, and that expresses itself once the door is opened outward.

Buddha realized the greatest problem of a human being, is his ego. In his ego he goes to the extremes, from one end to another. And so He worked throughout on the Pingala Nadi for us, and stationed Himself on our ego, to control it. If you see on the Agnya Chakra, if in the center is Christ, you have on the left Buddha, and on the right is Mahavira. All of them are called as Lords, because they're rulers of these three areas.

Now this area of Agnya is the area of Tapas, is of penance. Because they have done penance for us, we don't have to do any penance. Means they have done for us everything that is possible. That's how the Sahaja Yogis don't have to do any penance, they're in a beautiful place having a nice vibrations. They don't have to go in the jungles, run away from the society and hide themselves in a place where there could be scorpions, could be snakes, could be tigers, could be any danger to life.

So the penance part is over and also Buddha in His lifetime - when He was alive, all the time He said, "There is no need to have any austerities. There's no need to have any austerities at all." If you read Buddha, His early teachings, then you'll be surprised that He said that, "There should be no austerities." He Himself went through austerities. But that was the time, Samay-achara was the time, where they needed people who would go all out to do the propagation of His ideas, so most of them took to a kind of a life but He never believed in any austerities. Moreover, He was not a vegetarian. He died because once He went to a village and He was hungry and He asked one of the hunters, we call them as Kiratas, that, "I would like to eat now and I have to go for My work." They said that, "This morning I have killed a wild boar but it must take some time otherwise it's very hot blood." He said, "Doesn't matter." Very significant, right side to take the red meat of a wild boar without getting it cooled down. He ate it and He died with that.

Everything that they do has a meaning. As we find meaning in the life of Christ, we find in the meaning of Buddha also. That is the reason why the Buddhists became vegetarians. Because Buddha died eating that hot meat they became vegetarians. But that doesn't mean that everybody has to become vegetarian. Those who have ego, it's better they are vegetarians. Right side people are better with the vegetarian food more,  and the left side more with the protein. That we know very well.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   May 21, 1989   Shri Buddha Puja   Barcelona, Spain

​Buddha's message

".....So
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Buddha's message is, of course, is not to develop ego. But how do you do that? First of all, whatever you are doing you have to say, "I am not doing it. It's Mother who is doing it" or "God who is doing it, I am not doing anything." 

But if you feel that you are doing something for Sahaja Yoga, it's better you stop doing it. But you should say, "No, it came my way. I just ... I didn't do anything. I was just there. That's all." Then you have achieved a great deal. And the second thing is of desire, even desire of anything, of smallest thing or the biggest thing or even loving your children, loving you wife, this "my, mine" all those things; all these desires, if they are not fulfilled you feel frustrated, then you must know that there's something wrong with you. But, if you understand the sense of collectivity, then you can ascend very fast. ..."

HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - Shri Buddha Puja, Deinze, Belgium, 04.08.1991

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Secrets of the Crown Chakra: 'Sahastr', in Sanskrit language, means one thousand

Today we have gathered here to do the Sahasrara Puja. 'Sahasrara', the word 'Sahastr', in Sanskrit language, means one thousand. And there are one thousand petals in our brain, which get enlightened.
Of course, the doctors are quarreling on that point, but forget about them. Now these petals are kept ready for our enlightenment and these are really the nerves - one thousand nerves - which are there for the enlightenment of the brain.
So when the Kundalini rises she enlightens those one thousand nerves which become like, as you see here, the shape of these flames - like a petal. And that's why it is called as Sahasrara - the center of Sahasrara.

In the human beings it is a very important center, because this is the only center by which we think and we try to stop whatever we don't like. This is the center which reacts; reacts in such a manner that, without any discretion we start saying 'no' to this and 'no' to that - on small things also. Like somebody might say, 'I don't like this carpet, I don't like this house, I don't like that'. This language itself shows that - who are you? First find out. But you cannot become your Self unless and until this Sahasrara, this brain, is opened out and the Kundalini becomes one with the Paramchaitanya. Before that you are in complete ignorance about what is good and what is bad. Whatever you think for this brain is good, you do it. But whatever is really good you do not know because you do not know the reality.

Now we have to understand the consciousness that we have - consciousness of being alive, consciousness of so many things we have, and the so-called Knowledge we have about everything. All that consciousness is stored near the liver, for your information, by this diaphragm. But then this consciousness starts rising higher and higher, then you become aware. In the evolutionary process you become aware. Aware of things without going through your brain. You just become aware. And how? Not by thinking. Not by understanding or seeing, but you become aware because your brain has now started working in a manner that's very, very sensitive.

So you just become aware of some sort of a fear, or maybe some sort of a goodness, or anything. But it goes even further. The growth of consciousness, which becomes aware, goes further - where you start liking a person or disliking a person. But still it's nothing definite and sure. You dislike a person because he has a particular type of a face, maybe eyes or maybe anything. Or maybe because you have known somebody who has been very nice, so you start transferring that image on to others. With these transferred images you can hate or love someone. Then you start saying, 'I hate this', 'I hate that', which has no actual substantial meaning. You hate it because, perhaps, maybe such and such a person looks like somebody.

Now you go further with it then you see that 'such and such a person ...', now I'm not talking about things but about persons '...such and such a person has done this harm to me' - something positive. So you start feeling that you should hate that person. Now you start hating that person. With that hatred you develop new faculties of how to harm that person. Then you start thinking how to destroy that person, how to make his life miserable. Then you may beat that person, you may shout at that person, you may try to kill that person - you can do anything.

So now the awareness is going towards another direction, which is darkness, which is not light. Because in the light you won't do such a thing. In the light you see everybody is sitting. You know how far you are, where you are sitting. If you want to go out, you know how to walk out. But when in the darkness you are there, you just don't understand, and you go on behaving in a manner which cannot be explained otherwise, except that because you are a human being.


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    May 9, 1999   Sahasrara Puja   Cabella Ligure, Italy





The True Mother's Day: "...Mahamaya is like a mirror. "

Today is a unique combination of Mother's Day in many countries, and Sahasrara Day for Sahaja yogis. I think this is the most important day in the history of human evolution, because all other events, incarnations and ventures in the spiritual atmosphere have been of no avail. On the contrary, they have gone into a kind of a cocoon which has no door, banging themselves against the walls, creating problems out of something very auspicious and extremely, beautifully spiritual. It's not possible to find faults with the incarnations in whose names all the religions came in. But this cocoon is the Mahamaya, I think. Cocoon is the one which is ignorance. We can say that Maya, Mahamaya does not create it. This cocoon is created by the basic ignorance of human beings and their misidentifications.

So the human nature is such that it identifies itself easily with untruth. Anything that is truthful, human beings find it very difficult to compromise. The trouble with the truth is that it cannot compromise. So all kinds of ignorance, all kinds of falsehood, all kinds of destructive forces gather together somehow or other, to attract human mind. It is perhaps the ego of man that makes him feel so attracted to those things, because they all pamper his ego. As it is, the most difficult center that we have to cross is this center of Agnya. This center is the one which takes us out, either to the left or to the right, if you try to push it too much. Thus we land up into the hold of ignorance, which is being looked after by Mahamaya.

They say that at Sahasrara when the Goddess will appear, She will be a Mahamaya. Is it possible to be anything else as the world is today, to come on this Earth? Any other type of incarnation would have been in great trouble, because human beings in their ego are the highest in Kali Yuga, highest. So they are quite stupid and they are capable of doing any harm, any kind of harm, any kind of violence, to a divine personality. It is not at all possible to exist in this world as anything else but Mahamaya. But it also acts upon the people who are seeking. It has many facets. By one facet it covers your Sahasrara: the seekers are tested. If you are more enamored by people who are something odd, who wear odd dresses, who show odd things as so many false gurus have done, or absurd or something very cheapish, that attracts the attention of human beings because of Mahamaya, or we can say that it is the Mahamaya which judges a person.

Mahamaya is like a mirror. Whatever you are, you see yourself in the mirror. Mirror has no responsibility.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   May 8, 1994   Sahasrara Puja   Cabella Ligure, Italy

The True Mother's Day: "...Sahasrara and the motherhood go together. "

Today it's a great day, because Sahasrara Day and Mother's Day have come together. That's very Sahaj happening, I think, and that is what we have to understand, how Sahasrara and the motherhood go together.

Sahasrara was definitely opened and Mother had to do it, because formerly those people who came on this earth tried to teach people about dharma, to bring them to the central path, to the straightforward path of ascent. They tried everything now, whatever way they thought was good for a particular community, particular area, particular country. They talked about it and lots of books came out of it. But instead of all these books creating people of religious, spiritual and a united nature, created people who were all against each other. Absurd !... it's an absurd thing, but it happened. So all these books that were written, all this knowledge that was given was all misused by human beings just to get their own power, I should say; so it was all a power-oriented, also money-oriented game going on. When we see the outcome of all these religions, we feel it's all empty. They talk of love, they talk of compassion, but it all is for a purpose. It is all a political game sometimes, because they still feel that they should have power; not the spiritual power, but the worldly power so that they can dominate the whole world.

So this domination started working so much in the human mind that we had lots of wars, killings, all kinds of things. And when it subsided I felt that now maybe, opening Sahasrara might help people to see the truth. At the level of Sahasrara you know the truth. So all kinds of illusions, all kinds of misunderstandings, all kinds of self-imposed ignorance, they all have to disappear. Because what you know is the truth. The truth is not sharp, it's not harsh, it is not something which is difficult to assimilate. People thought truth must be something that would be just very damaging or could be very harsh, could create problems between human beings - which should not have, it should not have, it was not meant to be. But whenever they talked of truth the people used it for a wrong purpose. It's something special about human beings that they start using things for a wrong attitude, for a wrong message, and try to use it for their own purpose. It's such a common thing with human beings that they want to have power over other men.

Now I've seen in My own country when people wanted to have separate nations. Those people who wanted to have separate nations actually did it, not to achieve anything great but just because they can become - those people who wanted, for few of them - they'll become something great in their own country. So they never wanted to be in a country where they may not rise to that height. So then they separated those countries, and by separating I have seen all these countries are suffering, suffering very much. There's no growth, there are financial problems, all kinds of problems are there. And also the main country is suffering because they have now developed enmity, and all this is working out against the main country.

So to have a separatist idea itself is against Sahaj. Say, for example, a flower growing on the tree looks very nice. It develops there, matures there and it produces seeds also. But supposing you cut the flower and take it away, then what happens? The tree loses the flower, no doubt, but mostly it is the loss of the flower."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    May 10, 1998   " Meditation is the Only Way "  Sahasrara Puja   Cabella Ligure, Italy

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Must Know Thyself

Today, I bow to all the Sahaja yogis who have found the truth. There has been, from ages, the seeking for the truth. And when people discovered that there's no other way but to surrender to the Divine that you can find the truth.They did not know how to do it, how to work it out. There have been seekers all over the world. I went to Turkey and I was amazed there have been lots of Sufis, but their disciples were not realized souls, because the Sufis also did not know how they got their realization. Such darkness existed around people who were seeking.

All over the world I find, when I was a little girl, that they are completely ignorant about how to find the truth. So many were lost in all kinds of so-called religions and rituals. All kinds of rituals they used to do; morning till evening, some sort of a ritual they would do. Whether they were Hindus, Christians, Muslims, they all believed that by doing all these rituals you'll achieve something, that you will know the truth, that you will get your Self-realization. All such seekers went to wrong people and to wrong directions, because they were really seeking from their heart. So they were very misleading, misleading and they were misled into such horrible black areas that they did not know what they were seeking, what they are supposed to seek, what they have to have.

It has been prophesied that when
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Kali Yuga
​(Dark Age)
will come, people will find themselves. There's a story about
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Nala
and
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Kali
​ ​
, who had taken away the wife,
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Damayanti
, of
​​
Nala
. So once Nala caught hold of him, and he said that "Now I'm going to kill you, because you are a very mischievous man and you have done such a harm to me."

So the
​​
Kali
​(Darkness) ​
said, "You can kill me, but before that you should know what is my importance, what is my
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mahatva
(significance)
. And   my importance is that when my time will come" - when
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Kali Yuga
 ​
will come - "then all those people who are seeking the truth in the jungles, in the hills and dales, in the Himalayas will become ordinary householders, they'll be householders. They won't be sanyasis going about, they'll be householders, and they will find the truth."

This has been prophesized long time back, and also there's a book about it, a book; as you must have read in the book which says that the time has come for people to know themselves. Every religion has said one thing, that you must know yourself. Islam says the same, Buddha says the same, Christians say the same, Hindus say the same. So till then they go on doing all kinds of acrobats, but they realize that "we haven't found the truth.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   May 6, 2001  Sahasrara Puja   Cabella, Italy





Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Maha Yogi Prophecy




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And another one, another prediction we had in India, means it's another great thing, t
wo thousand years back. See there was a great guru, who, very well-known for his astrological predictions, you see. He has written two books, you see. One of them is called as Nadi Gruhanath and in that thing he has written about Sahaja Yoga, that it will start in 1970. I started in 1970 exactly. And he called Me a Maha Yogi. See, that the  Maha Yogi will be the embodiment of the Parabrahma, and that this Parabrahma will have the power of whatever He wants to do, it will do, whatever He doesn't want to do, it will not do. It's [Hindi] Shakti. In 1970 it is done. And that a very big Yogi will die in 1922 and this Maha Yogi will be born after that. I was born in '23. And a new method will start by which the sleeping Kundalini Shakti will be awakened and people will get their Realization. Such a lot he has written that I know, really it's most surprising, and I have asked Gavin to write down the whole thing, whatever is  said. Yes, and then people will be cured of their diseases. You don't need any institutions like hospital. And then if there are sufficient number of Sahaja Yogis, then you don't need a third world war. Otherwise, there could be a third world war. And after that third world war, people will gather together. Even if you have that, then only the Sahaja Yogis will be respected and will be called to have a conference instead of these horrible politicians. It's quite a lot, but Gavin is going to prepare that and is going to send to all of you.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   April 25, 1982  " Ruth's Apartment "   Rome, Italy

What's Truth Really About?


At the outset I have to tell you what is the truth. The truth is that you are not this body, this mind, these emotions, but you are the Pure Spirit. You're not this ego, intelligence but you are the pure Spirit. This is the first truth about you. And the second one is that - you see all these flowers so beautifully placed before you ? They are a miracle in a way, because we can't explain how they are different, grow at a different temperature, how they're different in their heights and colors and fragrance. How these are happening, we never think. All these living things, for example, who runs your heart? So doctors will say that autonomous nervous system, but who is this 'auto', they can't answer. So the science cannot answer this question. Science is limited, it cannot answer, it cannot say why are we on this earth, why have we come on this earth?


So the second truth is there is a subtle living power which is the Divine Love which does all the living work. All the religions have talked about it, all the religions have said that you must get your self-realization, your second birth, in different, different ways. And all the religions have said that there is this subtle power of Divine Love which is formless. But as it is, religions were not so much Spirit-oriented; they were either money-oriented or power-oriented and fighting among themselves. In the name of God they're fighting because if they are the Spirit they won't fight. Because then they will realize they're part and parcel of the whole, they're all one.  All these religions were born on the same Tree of Spirituality, but we have plucked the flowers and we're fighting with the dead flowers. All the people who created these great religions never treated them separately. We have done a mistake by not understanding the unity we're having. We'll be happy to see all the people sitting here are coming from different races, from different religions, from different countries. Sahaja Yoga now is working in sixty countries.


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   April 26, 1994  Public Program   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia