How do we love?

So, there must be some mechanism within us by which we are reborn, no doubt. There has to be some mechanism. If I'm speaking through this mike to you, there must be some mechanism which is doing the job. In every seed there is a premule, the mechanism which germinates and creates a big tree out of it. In the same way we have a mechanism placed within us. But this is a very subtle thing while human beings are absolutely gross. In this Kali Yuga, modern times, they are even worse. Extremely gross and they cannot think of something subtle. If I tell you there is an energy which thinks, organizes, loves, you cannot think of such an energy. But how do we organize? How do we think? How do we love? From where do we get that energy? Why shouldn't we think about it? But as I said that modern man doesn't think of "how," he takes it for granted.

So, today I want to tell you about this mechanism that exists within you. It should not be just a mental feat with you, no. It should not be the so-called knowledge of Kundalini from outside. But it's a happening where the Kundalini rises, and you get that whatever is promised in all the scriptures. Today the time has come to prove the existence of the Divine Power of God all around us. We have been going and praying to God. Does He listen to us? Are we connected to Him? We do namaz, we spread our hands towards God Almighty. Are we connected with Him, or we are just doing a mechanical thing? Even so many people are doing Hatha Yoga. They think they are doing it in the name of God. Is it a correct method? Can we do anything about it? If it is a living process, if it is an evolutionary process, we must think we have done nothing for our own evolution so far. From amoeba to this stage we have come without doing anything about it. We have taken our human life for granted. So what can we do about it? If it is a living process, it has to be spontaneous. It has to work by itself. Like a seed which is planted germinates by itself. At the most a gardener can pour little water. I can pour the water of my love on your seed - at the most. But the seed has to germinate by itself spontaneously. It is a living process and not the mechanical process. Perhaps we never realize what is a living process because we take it for granted. You see so many flowers turning into fruits, but we never think how it happens. We have no idea of spontaneity. We think by doing something we are being spontaneous. So one has to be effortless because Kundalini is born with you. Sahaja, "born with you." Saha means "with" ," ja means "born"..."born with you"...

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    February 22, 1977  " Chakras and Deities "  Delhi, India

How does Sahaja Yoga compare to Kriya Yoga?

Shri Mataji : Oh no, not at all, it is akriya. What kriya can we do? You see ? What kriya can we do? People take out their tongues in Kriya Yoga, cut their throats, push it back. By mechanical things can you do living things ? Can you? Supposing you have to sprout a seed.If you stand on your head or cut your nose, is it going to sprout? No. There’s no kriya, it’s akriya. We have not to do anything. Sahaja: saha means 'with', ja means  'born', and it’s spontaneous. For all living things we don’t do any kriya, we don’t read anything, nothing of the kind. Supposing our breathing, if we have to do some kriya for it, none of us could exist ! If we have to read some books how many would exist if we have to know by reading how to breathe? It’s all spontaneous within us.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    February 23, 1983   Public Program Day 1   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Can we reach realization through Bhakti Yoga?

Shri Mataji : But we don't understand because He (Shri Krishna) was the incarnation of diplomacy. What He said about Bhakti Yoga in Sanskrit language is that , "If you give Me any fruit, any water I'll accept it," but when it comes to giving, He said that you have to do ananya bhakti. Ananya bhakti, means when there is not the other. When is this situation - when you are self-realized. Without self-realization what bhakti can we do? We are not connected yet to God. What is self-realization -  is connection with God, all right? So first we should get connected, then you definitely do bhakti. Then you understand that this connection is established, now whatever you do has a meaning, otherwise it would be like telephoning without the connection  being there. So the Bhakti Yoga only matures after realization, not before realization. 

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi    February 23, 1983   Public Program Day 1   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Structure of the Sahasrara - The Crown Chakra

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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 Shri. Shri 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 Shri 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 Shri 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 rainbow. 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   "The Essence of Sahastrara is Integration"
New Delhi, India

Secrets of Artistic Dexterity: Myelin Sheath of Hand Nerves

So first thing that happens to you is that your attention becomes subtler. Attention becoming subtler means you start understanding deeper things. For example, a bird can see a flower but cannot feel the beauty of a flower. And a unrealized person can see the beauty of a flower, but cannot see the vibrations of the flower. So you become subtler; your attention becomes subtler. You definitely are at a higher evolutionary stage than the other people are.

Now we have to see how we use our attention. You have seen even when you were not realized, that supposing you start developing an art in your hand from your very childhood, then you develop the deftness of that particular art, because a kind of a myelin sheath grows on the nerves.

In the same way, when you are realized, I would say when you are a newly born person, if you start respecting your attention then gradually you develop a deftness for Sahaj Yoga. But so many people, when they get realized, they hardly come second time. Even if they come second time they do not develop the feeling of vibrations more. They still go on being busy with their day-to-day work, wasting their attention on things which do not give you the subtler feelings.

So the subtleness, the deftness of the art of Sahaja does not develop itself. For example, I would say a person who is over-read, as soon as he gets his realization he starts tallying it with what he has read. This makes his attention again wasted. As it is, his attention has been fixed by these conventional ideas; some of them are correct, some are incorrect, some are absolutely faulty. Some are useless. Some are only because they wanted to make money, they have published some trash. As soon as you get realization, you go back to your own gross awareness and start tallying this subtle with the gross. You start again losing your vibrations. Actually after getting realization I have seen, with small children, they sleep for very long hours, could become little inactive for some time. But if an elder gets it he will immediately go to the bookstore and buy one book on Kundalini and start reading about it. "

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
January 27, 1977, "How to Fix the Attention "  
Bordi, India

Standing-up to Dangerous Indian Religious Cults that Exploited the Seekers of Truth

You have come here to learn something, to go deep into your experiences of the knowledge of your roots. Shri Krishna has said that this is a tree which is upside down, the roots are upwards and the leaves are outwards. In the same way, you know that Kundalini really, when it rises in the Sahasrara or above Sahasrara, then you start getting the feeling of Kundalini.

So, one has to understand that when we are now getting subtler and subtler and trying to feel the Kundalini, we should try to get out of materialistic attitude and materialistic viewpoint and materialistic sticking point.

I had met one guru before, because you know I went to all of them. And I asked one of them, I said, "Why do you take money, so much money from these people who are western people? So much, why do you take and just they become beggars, absolutely, like beggars they become because you charge them so much and so heavily?" And he told me that unless and until you make them beggars they will never take to God. They are too rich to be near God.

I mean, this explanation I just could not understand, it was absurd, I could not understand how can this explanation have any proper meaning that you should make people beggars and then they be nearer to God. I said, "In India we have many beggars, do you think those beggars are nearer to God?

So he said, "No, otherwise, you see, they get stuck up with their money and you must just make them absolutely without any money, money-less.

So, I mean, of course to such a stupid person what can you talk? What can you convince? I couldn't say to him, "Then why are you taking the money? Then he would have said, "Because I'm detached." You see, anything one can say like that if you start like that you cannot just stop it.

But one has to understand that materialism has gone into our roots and if we have to clear out our roots we must get out of materialism. That's important, but that does not in any way mean that you torture your body or anything, I don't mean that. But what I'm saying, your attention. So now, when we are dealing with our roots we have to be in the center, in the core. In the core  we are taking in, sucking in the feeling or you can say the... Feeling and awareness put together, what do you say to that in English, is there any word? Is there any word which makes awareness and feeling put together? Is there Gavin? [answer: Experience] Oh, yeah, experience, you can say the experience into your awareness and feeling. You have to get the experience into your awareness and feeling."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
January 7, 1983
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