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The Role of Sahaja Yogis

Shri Mataji Nirmala DeviAs Sahaja yogis, you are powerful entities. You are very powerful people. We have got problems in the whole world. You know that very well. It’s not necessary you have to be great intellectuals or you have to be people who are some sort of politicians or something. But you must be on the lookout for the problems which are troubling this world. You have to. You cannot live in your own world, that you are a saint…. You can’t just be in nirananda. You have to know that you have to live in this world. And you have to know all the problems of this world. And you have to think about them, not only your problems…. You have to think, “What’s happening in the world? What are the problems of the world?” You are responsible for that.

Not only that, but you have to pray. In your prayers you have to say, “Mother, solve this problem.” Collectively, individually, you have to take your attention from yourself, from your smaller life to a much wider thing. Then you are a saint. And you have to think that it is your duty to ask for divine help, that all these problems should be solved. This your job for which you are selected.

Your asking is going to work it out because, as you know, I am desireless. You have to desire for it. Whatever you desire will work out. The protection, the affection, the compassion of Mother is with you. But you have to look after this world and show the concern that you have, not to live with very limited areas and with very limited ways…. Your problems extend to all the places wherever there is Sahaja Yoga. And you have to worry about all of them….

As soon as you spread your attention outside, your problems are solved in the house, in the smallest circumstance. You have to pay attention outside.

There are important things that are happening which you can see for yourself. You can scan it out, what are the world problems, and you can see for yourself where you have to put your attention. You should become aware of your personality. It’s not a personality that can be completely involved into a very small area. Your personality should get involved into all the problems of the universe, all the problems there are and you’ll be amazed that everything can work out in a very collective way….

So stretch out your vibrations. Stretch out your attention and you’ll be amazed that all other stupid problems that you have will be finished.

Shri Mataji, 1988

Originally posted 2008-05-10 04:03:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Shri Mataji, Easter 1988Christ’s message of love and forgiveness is the same even today, preached by all – all the saints, all the incarnations, all the prophets. They all have said about love and forgiveness. If it was challenged or people felt that this won’t work out, they were asked to have faith in what was said.
Shri Mataji, 1996

If you love a person, you do forgive. You don’t feel bad. Not to forgive is dificult, but to forgive is the best. At least when you forgive, there is no headache for you.

So this love, which is joy … when this love melts and flows like a river and gives nourishment to all the surrounding trees on the shores, that is the time. It is the completion of the individuality or a personality of that love. And that’s the time it feels fulfilled. It’s not just that you have a light in the corner, but it has to flow, it has to move, it has to flourish. Love is not something dead like a stone. When it melts, it encompasses everything and everything becomes very beautiful with that.

So you have to first understand that life is for giving joy to others because you are now saints and your light has to give joy.
Shri Mataji, 1991

Originally posted 2008-03-20 03:35:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Love Lawson Festival

On this Saturday, 15 November 2008, Sahaja Yoga will have a stall at the Love Lawson Festival in the township of Lawson in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. The festival will be held from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm.
 
There will be plenty of activities for children to enjoy, Including a woodturning demonstration, children’s creative activities, an Aboriginal tool kit demonstration, a pet show, and lots of music and dance.

Originally posted 2008-11-13 18:39:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

While I was in India at Shri Mataji’s Birthday celebrations the New Zealand collective graciously invited me to attend the North of the North Island, New Zealand Sahaja YogaTour.

Upon my return to Australia I prayed with all my heart to remove any family and financial obstacles that came my way. To my amazement everything flowed so well. It was like playing a game of Patience, sitting on the fence, waiting for the right time to act on my desires. I had no doubts in my heart.

A few obstacles appeared but I was determined to go, as I felt it was my duty and responsibility to go. For so long I had desired to go deeper, to devote myself to face myself, to face my family, the Maori people and to help work out the collective issues in New Zealand and enjoy giving realisation to as many people as possible.

When I arrived in New Zealand a sweet yogini, Shirley, offered me a ride to Ahipara some 4-5 hours away, to meet up with the collective. Just north of Auckland, we had car problems, and unfortunately Shirley and her car were destined to return to Auckland for repairs. There was no way I was going to miss out on the Tour; so I made my own arrangements. I rang and asked my father to meet me half-way. So I caught a ride to Whangarei, 2 hours away, on a huge freight truck. The truck driver was the sweetest Maori man. We had much to talk about, and travel time went so quickly. We met my father and his new wife, Belle, and then drove to Kohukohu, another 2 hours away.

So many phenomenal experiences happened in “Aotearoa” which means “The Land of the Long White Cloud”. On 25 April, we toured 90 mile beach on a 4 wheel drive bus, the journey so beautiful, so mystical, full of so much joy, being with the collective and learning so much of the local history. The landscape is so lush, an abundance of colours of greenery. It is unbelievable how in the North the most barren land of sand has been transformed into a man-made pine forest which creates work for locals as well as income for the government and local iwi ( family) trusts. This in return is a never-ending cycle of life, as well as an eye-opener for the tourists. There is so much to see, including the wild horse population. This was one of the longest days of my life, in slow motion. Time was truly of the essence, so omnipresent.

The highlight of the day was visiting Cape Reinga which has great historic and spiritual significance in Maori mythology. It is known as “Te Rerenga Wairua” – the departure of spirits – where the spirits of the dead are believed to leap off the headland and climb down the roots of the 800-year-old pohutakawa tree, and descend into the underworld to return to their traditional homeland of Hawaiki ( the heavens).

As you walk down the path to the light house, look to your right and you can see this sacred place, this tree, growing on the cliff edge. Looking to the left you see the beautiful views of the ocean – being Anzac Day this was special as well. This is where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. The waves cross paths and integrate into one grand ocean.

A few of us paid our respects, by taking time to sit, to pray for all the spirits to take their rebirth. Many ventured on to the lighthouse for photos, and Denis so humbly sat on the top of the hill, giving realisation to 2 young European women. We travelled on, having fun on the sand dunes and cruising down the beach in style. We celebrated back at camp with a barbeque feast.

The following day, we moved on to Coopers Beach, for our next program. A few of us chatted about how New Zealand, with all its glory, is so beautiful in nature, and the people, too, are in tune with nature. The peace is all around them. No wonder many have no desire to look inside.

We camped at Bay of Islands, near Pahia, for 2 nights. What a heavenly place, surrounded by water, and hills! I had a strong pull to go to Waitangi; so Uncle Upendra and I went. When we arrived we were greeted by this angelic being called Dollarina. She was literally waiting to for us to receive Mother’s Love. She had just returned to work after having a major operation. She was frail, yet enthusiastically she opened her heart to realisation in Maori and attended our program in Kerikeri that evening.

I chose to do the full tour with a guide to learn the history and receive a copy of the original Treaty. For those who don’t know about the Treaty of Waitangi, it was signed in 1840 as an agreement between the British Crown and Maori. It established law and order in New Zealand while guaranteeing Maori authority over the land and culture. The treaty protected Maori land in exchange for British sovereignty.

Waitangi Day is a National holiday in New Zealand. A dawn ceremony is celebrated annually on the 26 February at “The Treaty Grounds” where the government and Maori people unite in prayer, where sacred and meaningful discussions are held.

Firstly we were shown the Maori war canoe, built in 1940, which is used during Waitangi Day celebrations. We moved on to the Treaty Grounds where we learned about the Treaty, where questions from tourists were answered by our guide. There are 3 flags flying high at the mast to mark the actual place of the signing by the representative chiefs and the Crown.

We entered the meeting house, a place of learning. To Maori, this house is a reflection of the woman’s body. Entering the house you enter the womb. Inside you see carvings of all the tribes of the people throughout Aotearoa. You can see the rib cage, which means the women are the backbone of the people. There are three main poles: the pou mauri (the memory pole); the pou tokomanawa (the heart pole); and the poukaitiaki (the pole of protection or the protector of the people). I quietly admired many of the carvings. The carvings of the tongue signify the Maori language as being a verbal language, a sweet language. Finally, I returned to the mast, at the “Four Directions of the Wind”. Here I sat in meditation for a short time.

Wow! What a precious moment! I left full of Mother’s blessings, so honoured and forever grateful, so content to know Mother has vibrated this land forever, and forever this will make a difference in the future of Aotearoa.

On our return to Whangarei, so many overwhelmingly wonderful personal events happened for me, holistically. The wounds of my family’s past are deep for my siblings, but I have been graciously blessed with Mother’s Love and forgiveness. New relationships with my father and my grandmother have been established with much dignity.

Roger desired so much for his mother’s carer (an extremely hardworking Maori woman with such a huge heart) to attend the program. So he took me to meet her. We managed to talk her and her niece into attending the program at Tikipunga.

During the program the heavens opened. As the library had a glass ceiling, we witnessed Shri Vishnumaya (Goddess of Lightning) in full display, clearing Whangarei. Roger opened the program with such confidence. I was asked to give realisation. As I stood, my family arrived – Grandma, Belle, and Dad – amidst the raging storm. To my own surprise this brave warrioress, confronted with her family, proudly spoke with an open heart about Sahaja Yoga. What a divine gift to give my father his realisation at a public program! Afterwards I witnessed him, struggling vibrationally, but he never took his eyes off Shri Mataji’s photograph.

This journey was so deep and meaningful for me, to make me stronger than the memories and strive forth as a Soldier of Love. The amazement of my growth is supreme. My connection with Aotearoa is as strong as my connection to Mother. When I was there, I felt like I had never left, and now that I am here, I feel I am there. I am neither here nor there; I am the spirit, forever omnipresent, with Mother in my heart.

Many thanks to Shri Mataji for having this tour in her absolute attention. To Uncle Upendra, thank you for the joyous laughter, your wisdom, your sweet innocence. To Uncle Dave, thanks for sharing your dynamic influence of Joy. To Aunty Trish and Julie, you truly are saints. To Akhila, you are a blessing from above, a true angel. To Roger, my Kamo brother, you are the best! To all the New Zealand collective, thank you for your generosity of Love.

Arohanunui (an abundance of Love)

Merenia Ashwell

(Photograph: earthobservatory.nasa.gov)

Originally posted 2008-05-17 03:56:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

This Is the Truth

(Shri Mataji)

(Shri Mataji)

The Divine has nothing to gain from you.

Truth has nothing to gain from you.

Truth stands on its own glory, in its dignity

It doeasn’t need anything from you, does it?

What can you do to adorn it? What can you put on that?

What can you give to that? How can you add to that?

It’s only you who is adorned. It is only you who gain it.

If you get the truth, it is you who has been enlightened.

It is not the truth that is going to receive anything from you, is it?

If that is your idea, then you are sadly mistaken.

You cannot pay fror truth. Truth is there.

It is there. Reality is there. How can you pay for it?

You must know that you are seekers. You have to get it and establish it within yourselves.

This is the truth: that you are made as an instrument of God’s power

and now you will be connected to the mains by His powers only, by His divine love

and the power will start flowing through you.

You will be manifesting that power through your spirit and you will see for yourself and enjoy that.

Shri Mataji, 1981

Originally posted 2009-06-30 04:48:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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