Saturday, March 31, 2018

Great souls who seek sincerely

I always had a feeling there are lots of great souls in this place who are sincerely seeking. And long time back I had wished that sometime I may be able to come to this place to meet them, and I'm so happy to be here.

We have heard and learnt and read that we are not this body, that we are not this mind, we are not this ego or superego but transcending all this is the Spirit, is the Atma, which human beings have to seek. But even when you have not read these things, some of you when you are born, you start feeling that there is something that we have to seek. You are not satisfied with what you have. You have a feeling of inadequacy, that you are not yet fulfilled, that you have not found your meaning. There is something much more one has to get. This feeling is very strong and today it is much stronger than it was ever before. What are we seeking? We do not know. Actually we have no idea what are we seeking as such, because that's an unknown thing, that is unknown to us. But we have a feeling, one definite feeling, that whatever we have is not complete, is not satisfied. It is not full with joy and bliss.

We start wondering about our lives that why are we on this Earth? Why God has created us, if He exists anywhere? Or why should we have a life just like, like an animal's life – like coming on this Earth, eating your food and having some children and then die. That you are aware, is itself is a big blessing. But why do you feel like that? What is the reason? Even some children feel it. Even people who are not at all introduced to any religious ideas feel it. From where does this feeling comes within us that we have to seek something much more within us, something much deeper within us. And we feel earnestly, from within, a revolt with whatever we have and we want to do something by which we reach that point.

This feeling comes to us from our unconscious, from our mind, which is not in our consciousness. But our Spirit is conscious of us. Our unconscious is conscious of us but you are not, you are not conscious of the Spirit. For example, if you are, say, going by a train and you are watching a beautiful scene, you are conscious of the whole scene that is before you. But the scene is not conscious of you. The scene cannot see or understand or is aware that there is somebody who is conscious of our beauty. In the same way this Spirit that exist within us in our heart, is conscious of us, it is guiding us, it is making us feel that there's something lacking in us. But we are not conscious of that, we are just conscious of the lacking. 

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi March 30, 1980 " Seeking the Spirit " Public Program Brighton, England

Monday, March 19, 2018

Prophecies of compassion and love

 It's so beautiful to come back to London to meet all of you, again, after such a big gap, I felt. It's a funny feeling one gets when you leave the country and you are away, and then you find other people same way when you leave them. You feel an ocean of compassion and love.

We have been very successful in India. Indian climate is, I think, changing very fast and people are finding it easier to take to Sahaj Yog than before. Luckily, some people were cured by Sahaj Yog which made people think about it. Apart from that, they found out, as you found out about Blake, that a gentleman, a very famous seer known as Bhrugu, who wrote the prophecies about modern times two thousand years back, has talked about Sahaja Yoga very clearly and he says that, not so precise as Blake is but, in a way, about Sahaja Yoga, that the Kundalini Shakti will be awakened in a very Sahaja way. And that it's a new system by which thousands will get realisation. According to his proportions, in one crore. Crore is how much Gavin? Hundred thousand? Ten million? Ten Million.

Among ten million people, there will be one person who will get realisation. Then these people will start giving realisation to others and so many will get their Atmasakshatkar, means Self-realisation. Also he describes about vibrations and so many things, and what happens after realisation. That you can start seeing the Kundalini and all those minute things with your naked eyes. That you can see the throbbing of the Kundalini with this new method. And so many things he has described: that they had to take to Sahaja Yoga because they knew this was it – that's what you have to expect. And it worked out so well that thousands and thousands of people, thousands.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi  March 19, 1982 : Futuristic Attitudes;  Caxton Hall   London, England






Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pay it forward... or lose it

Your first and foremost responsibility is Sahaja Yoga because you should know what a work it is. It is such a great work to transform the whole world. That is My vision. At this old age, also I think the same way. Now if that is My vision, what should be your attitude? That we should go all out to spread Sahaja Yoga. That is the main thing. I call you for these pujas just to renovate, I should say, or to give you more energy and all that. But if you are just taking it as a great blessing and sitting at home, it is of no use. You must spread Sahaja Yoga.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   March 17, 2002   Pune, India

Friday, March 16, 2018

Why we have our self-realization

Deceiving yourself is not going to help. The best thing is to face yourself and understand what wrong you have been doing. If it works out, I tell you - so many Sahaja Yogis you are sitting here - if you correct yourself and become that, I am sure all the problems – political, economic, and all stupid problems we have – will be finished.... We have a responsibility to save this world. We have a responsibility to create a great, honourable life, which is not superficial, which is not just to show off. But inside it should develop so that this light of your spirit spreads and enlightens this world. It is very important to understand all these troubles and these diseases, psychosomatic diseases and all other problems which are, in a collective, of the Kali Yuga – like political, economic, all these problems – only are created by human beings. They are not created by the Divine Force. But Divine Force tries to neutralize them if there are many Sahaja Yogis who are practising Sahaja Yoga in the real sense of the word. If that could be done, if that could be achieved, then I think we can do a lot, a lot for the betterment of humanity. And that is why we have got Realization.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   March 16,1977  India









Saturday, March 10, 2018

Beyond the Yangtze: Lao Tse's Tao



Now you see, for this, best thing is to know about Tao, which is your speciality, it's Chinese in which he describes, you see, Tao; Lao Tzu describes the journey through the river Yangtze. I've been Myself to see that. So he says on the side or the banks there are beautiful, very beautiful mountains and beautiful trees and it's so beautiful that you feel like jumping out of the boat and going to the, these gardens and these mountains. But what your aim is,is to go through this, Tao, means the Yangtze river, towards the river. In the beginning, maybe there are some currents flowing, maybe you might lose faith in yourself. But by the time you reach near the sea, it becomes very silent and you have to go to the sea, that's the point is. So, you see, all these are there; these are just enticing... It's all right you see but it's nothing important because all these will keep you on a mental level. You'll be always thinking, "What is this vision? What is that?" There's nothing to be on the mental level, you have to beyond, all right? If you don't see, you don't bother about it, they'll disappear...

These questions are nice. The first one is about confidence you see and I'm going to tell you about meditation. If you do that kind of meditation you'll get back your confidence, all right? That's one point. And then he says if there's anything like destiny. In Sahaja Yoga you decide your destiny, you don't have to depend on any destiny. Then it's true that Hong Kong is highly polluted and lot of people get allergies and things like that. But Sahaja Yogis should take bandhans so they won't suffer with any allergies or anything. And also you can use something to cover your nose or something. I know people are smoking so much I Myself, I absorb so much of this within Myself, but this will all go away as far as you are concerned because you're protected, all right? But the first one I'll tell you later...

All right, now we have to go beyond the mind, as I said it, that mind is a myth and we live on a mental level all the time. And that's why so many questions and so many things they come from your mind. If you reach a state where you are beyond the mind you won't have any questions because you will be there. Because you're not there you're asking these questions. You are there for a short time and then you come down. So how to be more on that level, I'll tell you. I don't have that problem. I can be all the time beyond the mind but for you people I've tried to find out why, how to make it, to keep you beyond the mind.

Now the best way I told people and it has worked wonders, that when you are, wherever you are free, whether you are meditating or not, wherever you are freely standing or doing, try to see what is your mind thinking. You separate, now because you're realized souls, you have to be, first of all, connected; if you're not connected you can't do this practice. But if you're connected to the mains then what you should do is to see what your mind is thinking. Now watch your mind. Ask the mind, "Now what are you thinking? Let's see, what are we to think?" And you will be surprised you'll go on watching and suddenly you'll reach a point that you have become thoughtless.

So always watch the mind. What is it doing? What is it thinking? What is it working out? And the mind will just not think because it cannot answer. It cannot answer a realized soul, you see. But for that, you have to be beyond the mind; to begin with you should separate yourself from your mind. You ask questions to your mind. "Now let's see what are you thinking, sir. Where are you?" In the mirror also you can see, you shouldn't suffer from narcissism, of course not, but what you have to do is to ask.

You see, if you try to understand how to become thoughtless, the best way is to look at something, now you look at something, say, look at the flowers. Now immediately it will react, your mind will react. Now you try to see what is your mind is saying. "I don't want to hear, no, I don't want to hear." Just say, "I don't want to hear anything. I don't want to know anything." You just want to watch, that's all. Gradually you'll grow. You see, this is the system Zen. Try to do it, but it was such a thing, you know, that time, they were no such nice people like you, perhaps. So he had to use other methods to make people go beyond the thought...

So this is meant for people who really want to go very deep. In Zen we also made a big courtyard filled with sand, with some sort of designs in the sand and they put some stones in it. You are supposed to sit on the edge of that and to look at it without thinking. But normally people start comparing, "It looks like ships, it looks like this, it looks like..." No !, you have to just look at it without thinking.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi March 10, 1996 " Talk to Sahaja Yogis " Hong Kong

Friday, March 09, 2018

Why these times were special

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This time is so special, I feel, because there are so many seekers of truth. Before this people used to run after so many other things. First, for the security, they had all kinds of clubs and all kinds of arrangements made that you should feel secured from nature, from natural crisis, from animals; and then they developed other organizations just to feel their power and their money-orientation. Now the time has come for us to see that all these things do not lead us to a very happy life. We have so many problems, so many tensions, and so many diseases... endless – and very new type of incurable diseases that have come in. I don't know how far Stephen has told you about the centers, but all these six centers that are pierced through, through this power which is within us: this is the power of pure desire. So far, whatever desires we had are not pure. If they were, we would have felt satisfied about them. But as you know, economics says that the desires are not satiable in general. Wants are not satiable in general – means you want something today, then you want something tomorrow, then you want something later on. If you get something, then you do not enjoy that for which you were hankering, then you want to have something else. That shows this is not pure desire, but a desire which leads you to another desire.

So this is the power of pure desire lying within you, and she is your mother; your own mother, an individual mother, reflected within you. We can say this is the Holy Ghost reflected in you. We have very mysterious ideas about Holy Ghost – is not that mysterious. There's God Almighty as the Father, then we have Son, the God, and what about the Trinity is that the third one is a Holy Ghost. That has to be the Primordial Mother – has to be, logically. But somehow people avoided talking of women, and they didn't want to show that the mother is such an important thing. Not in all the religions: like in Hinduism or, say, in Buddhism, every religion, they worshipped Mother as the creator of the whole universe, and that God Almighty is just the witness. Also you can see Christ, how He emphasized, that when He was dying on the cross said,'Behold the Mother.' 

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    March 9, 1990   Public Program   Cairns, Australia





Thursday, March 08, 2018

Try to Awaken Your Sincerity

All the seekers of truth. I am very much thankful to you for giving Me this opportunity to meet you all over here. You are here because you are seeking and the seeking is so innately expressing itself that you cannot get over this feeling of seeking even if you want to. But perhaps I do not know if you know what you are seeking. Why you are not happy. What is the expectation you have about your seeking. All of you must have had some background of seeking because seekers are a special category. Every person on the street is not a seeker. Every person we come across is not a seeker. It's a special category. I've seen there are seekers who are real seekers and there are also fake - as we have in everything - because it's a fashion to seek, because nice to talk of seeking. In everything I can understand the fakeness but in seeking I cannot, because you are the gainer, you are the one who has to gain. So you should not fake it. Better try to awaken your sincerity and to get that which is freer. Because human beings have reached such a stage of evolution that they cannot exist any more now unless and until they find out the truth about themselves; unless and until they face the reality; unless and until they know why are they here. They cannot go on like this. Is an impossibility. All the shocks and all the horrible ideas people are giving you about the destruction of human race is because of this void thatat they feel. This distance they feel from reality. They feel that we haven't yet seen anything that is real. 


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   March 7, 1981    " The Search of Truth "  Public Program   Cambridge, England

Essence of Raja Yoga

Shri Mataji: "This is a very nice question, "How to realize the Self?" The first word - how. On this, one can say that Self can be realized and is to be realized, will be realized. But you cannot realize Self. You cannot. You have become a human being from amoeba. How did you become? What did you do? You got it just as a blessing from God. In the same way, Self-Realization is also the blessing of God. It is spontaneous. It is a living thing. Anything living happens spontaneously, by itself. Do you ever say - how am I to sprout the seed? It will sprout by itself. Why? Because all the mechanism, all the energy that is required for it to sprout is embedded in it, is built in it.

In the same way, all that is required to reach to your Self is embedded within you. It is waiting there for that moment when it has to happen. Once you start doing anything about it, efforts about it, you go wrong. As I've told you that there is a force, which is sleeping, an energy, which is called as Kundalini, in the triangular Bone. That is the [ankura ?], that's the primule. That rises, which connects you with the mains - just like this one you can say, a cord that opens out and connects you with the mains. But can it do it by itself? No. The one who has made this instrument has to do it. So it is God who is going to do that for you. Or somebody appointed by God can do it. So how does it come in? Now can you tell me how does a seed sprout? How does a flower become a fruit? You don't even see when it happens. It is done in such a manner that you cannot even see it with your naked eyes. Of course, if you had some sort of a camera which gives you delayed actions - and things, then you might. But with your human eyes you cannot even see that. And there are thousands and thousands of such things happening.

Now your Self-Realization is the most important thing and has to happen. The time has come. You are created for that, you have to have it. The blossomtime has come and all of you have to become fruits. The time has come. It has to work out. Only thing what you have done through your effort you've spoiled the flower.

The other day only I was reading about Raja Yoga that people are doing. I'm not against Raja Yoga by any chance. But Raja Yoga is a happening within yourself. With the Kundalini awakening - you see, when the Kundalini is awakened, then all these happenings take place, all these closing up of certain bandhas and all that, that takes place and the Kundalini rises. But it happens in such a short time, in such a split of a second you can say, that you cannot feel it's rising - in Sahaja Yoga, in this modern Sahaja Yoga. "


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi   March 8, 1979  " How to Realize the Self " Public Program  New Delhi, India