War Anxiety

If you look at the development of the civilization, of this modern civilization, you can easily find out that we have really outgrown ourselves without any sense of proportion and limitation. As a result even in science we have discovered horrible things like atom bomb, hydrogen bomb; all these horrible things which are just destructive. So somehow or other, whatever we try, whatever is the mental projection of human beings it boomerangs back. Whatever we go up to a point, comes back to you and is destructive. So what is the reason why we cannot reach that point where we are at the best and then stop there? This cannot be worked out because at a human level we always go to extremes. To understand yourself first of all you have to become the Spirit. We do not understand ourselves. We think we know ourselves; this is not true. Because we are made up of these seven centers which are subtle within you and unless and until you know about these centers you cannot know yourself and you cannot know others as well.

Now then many people who are fed-up and are seekers; I mean this is a special category of people as William Blake has said that, there will be men of God who will become Godly, and make others also Godly. These are the seekers. Seekers who are trying to find out why, when we have done everything that is prescribed, we have acted according to what is written jdown, still why is it we haven't got the satisfaction and the joy of life, which has been promised? There is nothing wrong with Bible; there is nothing wrong with Koran; nothing wrong with all these great books, no doubt. But why it is not going into our heart? It's all mental...
   But there is no experience of it, and that's why... whatever we may follow. We like to follow. Everything that is given to us: all right, follow this, follow that, follow that, follow that, and then what? Anybody who follows any religion, any religion whatsoever which are absolutely all right, can commit any mistake, so they don't follow actually. That shows that it has not gone inside them. It's not ingrained; it's not innate with their being. So what is the reason why we cannot have it?

Those who were saints in any country; take it Lao-Tse, you can take from Socrates onward this side Mohammed sahib, Nanak sahib; all of these people. You'll be amazed to find that all these people behaved in such a manner that we cannot find faults with them. I mean if you want to find, you may with your ignorance. But the kind of life they led; how is it that they were like that? What was so great? It was the Divinity which expressed. While we all have this Divinity within ourselves, we have all these powers within ourselves, only thing, we have to use those powers, we have to manifest them and for that manifestation it is important that we have to become self-realized in the sense that you have to get your second birth. 
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   February 26, 1992  Public Program  Christchurch, New Zealand

Normal Human Awareness

Yesterday I have told, quite elaborately, all the chakras and their names and their deities and all the three forces, but today I'm going to tell you what lies beyond these [lines ?]. Beyond the human awareness. Is a subject of psychology, you can say, though psychology is such a child's science and the knowledge is so limited. Because they are probing from outside. It's an objective knowledge in the sense that you come from outside and see for yourself. You grope at something and say this is this, then you grope at another thing and say this is this. You have heard the story of six blind men trying to understand an elephant. As I told you yesterday that there can be a method by which you can put the light on and one can see clearly the complete, the total picture of man. In this picture I've not been able to show that part but in the human mind, as you all know, there are different strata of consciousness. Now you are listening to Me, paying attention to Me, your Chitta is towards Me. This attention is the conscious mind, you know that, you are conscious of what I'm speaking. Moment to moment you are listening to Me. This present moment now, at this moment, this moment as it is, it's slipping. Is becoming the past and the future is coming inward. Every moment is disappearing and a new moment is coming. You cannot stop the present, you cannot stop your attention at present. Now, to be at this moment, you cannot think, that's the difficulty. You either think of the past or of the future, but you cannot think of the present, of this moment. So, we have our past and our future, in a simple way.

The past, they call it as subconscious mind. Subconscious mind, they call it as psyche sometimes. I don't know what do they mean by psyche, they are so confused. But we have a subconscious strata, in which we store all that we collect, experiences, conditionings, everything. This work is done by the left-hand side channel, known as Ida Nadi, which is worked by the power of MahaKali. Now this word should not shock all the English knowing scientists. This MahaKali power works with storing of all the experiences, all the thoughts that are coming to you from the present into the past, is done by MahaKali power. Thinking of the future, planning of the future, organizing the future is done by the right-hand side power of MahaSaraswati, which acts through the Pingala channel. In the gross form they are expressed left and right sympathetic nervous system. But for a doctor, both the systems act simultaneously, they are so interconnected that it is very difficult for them to verify two different functions which are allotted to them. Because the ways and methods are so gross. The left side attends to our emotional being, the lower left side to our physical, we can say psychosomatic side, the right side, the lower to our physical being and the upper right side to our thinking.

The center channel of Sushumna is a completely independent system which works out our sustenance. In the beginning, when a person wants to drink, he wants, all the parasympathetic activities are performed through the subtle action of this channel known as Sushumna and the power that acts is known as MahaLakshmi. This power evolves us, it gives us Dharma... is a sustenance. The complete periodic table, if you have studied chemistry, is amazingly organized. The carbon is placed as a tetravalent element, with four hands just like a Ganesha. I do not want to go into the details of the periodic table, but it is so well organized that every atom of every element has to have the last circle with eight protons, if there are less, or if there are more than four, they either become the negative or the positive element. What a tremendous planning it is. And when we say there is no God, we must understand such a tremendous planning could not have been achieved by just chance. It doesn't work out by that law of chance. All right forget about God, because suddenly if you talk of God the scientists get a shock. But he exists and these are his three powers, which perform these three actions in our being. By the first we build up our past, by the second we build up our future and by the center, the Sushumna Nadi we exist in the conscious mind.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   February 23, 1977  "Normal Human Awareness
"  India

Shiva: A Symbol of Satisfaction

This is a subject which you can only explain in Hindi language, which says that this Guru Padh you get from somebody else. But that somebody else is itself endowed with the power, the power of peace of mind, to begin with, and also the power to overcome all kinds of earthly problems, mental problems, physical problems. All these problems you can solve through your mental balance and mental blessings from your Guru. When you become the Guru, you yourself have the power, to bless others. With your blessing power you can create a guru out of many. And once the Guru is created and there is a Guru who has this power, it's very satisfying and is very [UNCLEAR: enabling?].

The satisfaction is so much that you don't want anything. This is the power of Shiva. You have seen Shiva doesn't have many clothes, He doesn't decorate Himself, He is just sitting in meditative mood, all the time. He doesn't want anything. He's so satisfied with Himself that He doesn't want anything. And that is the power you get after the Self-realization, if you have a Guru, and Guru of that level and caliber.

One should not try to become a Guru. That's very, impractical. If you try to become, you'll never. It has to come to you automatically, without any asking, without any effort. So the only way you can get to it is through Dhyana. Dhyana is meditation. When you meditate, just meditate, and meditate, do not ask for anything. Meditation itself gives you that instrument which can bear this great power of the Guru. And then you automatically, you give this power to others; you don't have to work it out. Just in your presence, people can get this power of complete satisfaction. And there is salvation, for you and for others.

So all the problems which are faced for the journey of ascent are finished and you are now drenched in the bliss of heavenly peace and joy. That's why it is called as Kaivalya, means only, only the blessings. See that means there is no other word to translate it. There's no other way of explaining it. It's a state. It's a Stithi. It's a state, in that state you have to rise and you know that you are in that state. It's a very remarkable thing, that once you reach that state you don't have to ask for anything. It's all there, and you are so satisfied. I can go on talking about this special power but I think whatever I have said please meditate on that. And you are all capable of reaching that state. That state of complete peace and joy. May God bless you.​​

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    February 15, 2004   MahaShivaratri Puja   Pune, India

Anatomy of the Third Eye: The Agnya

Today we are going to understand the center of Agnya - Agnya Chakra which is placed on the crossing of the optic chiasma. The nerves that supply the eyes go backwards in the opposite direction and wherever they cross, this subtle center is situated. It has a continuous connection with the other center through the medulla oblongata. This center has got two petals. And this subtle center on one side acts through the eyes and at the back of the head where you have some protrusion. This is the physical side of this center . Now the people who talk of the third eye,this is the third eye. So that we have two eyes with which we see and there's a third eye, which is a subtler eye through which we can see.

If you see this eye, that means you are away from it. For example, if you can see your eyes, that means you are seeing your reflection, not the reality. If you see anything, that means you are looking at it. So those people who say they see an eye, for example people who take LSD and all such things, they start seeing another eye. They just see this eye and they think their third eye has opened. Actually you are very much away from the eye, that's why you can see it. You go to a supraconcious level on the right side, and on the left side to the subconscious level you can see the eye. But in Sahaja Yoga you have to see through that eye, like a window, you can look at the window but if you see through the window, you can't look at the window. So this illusion that people have that "we can see third eye and that's why our Kundalini is awakened", they are sadly mistaken.

This is a very narrow passage through which attention cannot pass normally. Is an impossible thing. Is a very narrow passage where the ego and superego fit onto each other and cross each other just like this. And there is no gap in between for the Kundalini to pass through. This superego and ego go back, go downward, and come to the Vishuddhi Chakra and circle round it and go in the same direction. So, you find that they come up to this place, they start from this place, go up to the Agnya Chakra and then they cross over.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  February 3,1983   "Agnya Chakra "  Public Program   Delhi, India

The six centers combine to make the seventh center: Sahasrara

So, this last center, the Sahastrara, is contained in the limbic area of the brain. Our head is like a coconut. The coconut has the hair, and then a hard nut and then a black covering and inside is white shell of coconut and inside is the space, the water. In the same way, our brain is made. That's why coconut is called as Shreephala. Is the fruit of the power that is Shree. Shree power is the right side power and the left side power is the Lalita power. So, we have two Chakras - left side, here, is the Lalita and right side, here, is the Shree Chakra. These two Chakras are working out the right side Mahasaraswati's power and left side Mahakali's powers.

Now, the central power is the Kundalini. That has to rise and penetrate through different Chakras, enter into the limbic area and enlighten the seven Pithas - seats of these seven Chakras. So, it penetrates through six Chakras, enters into the limbic area, enlightens all the seven Pithas in the brain, which are placed along the mid-line of the limbic area. So, we start it from the back, is placed here, at the back, is the Mooladhara Chakra. Around it is the Swadishthana, then is the Nabhi, then the Heart, then the Vishuddhi and then the Agnya. So, all these six centers are combining to make the seventh center. This is a very important point, which we should know. Now, the Shree Chakra is the right side working and the Lalita Chakra is the left side working. So, when the Kundalini doesn't rise then we do with our right side our physical and mental activities. So our brain is doing right side activity and that's why our brain is like Shreephala.

Sahastrara is actually is the assemblage of these six Chakras and is a hollow space, on the sides of it there are one thousand Nadis. And when the light penetrates into the limbic area, then the enlightenment of these Nadis take place and you can see them as flames, very gentle flames burning and these flames have all the seven colors that you see in the
​VIBGYOR (Violet Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red]
. But the last one, ultimately becomes again integrated and it is a crystal clear flame. All these seven lights ultimately become crystal clear.

So, you have Sahastrara with one thousand petals, as they called it, but if you cut the brain in a transverse section or horizontal section, you will be able to see that all these nerves are built like this along the limbic area, all of them are like a petal, and if you cut it like this, you will find that there are many nerves in every bundle of nerves. So, when it is enlightened, you can see Sahastrara as a burning bundle of flames.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   February 4, 1983  " Sahasrara Chakra "   Public Program   Delhi, India