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Knowing Yourself

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

When you know yourself you are surprised that the greatest thing for you is to love and to be loved. You enjoy that collective love so much you absolutely overcome your baser self….

We human beings, so-called, are very selfish, self-centred and only worried about ourselves. That is what is said, but it’s surprising that with Self-realisation, with self-knowledge, with knowing yourself, you understand how rich you are within, how great you are within and how capable you are. This understanding comes to you and then that is expressed in such a beautiful manner….

When you know yourself, when you know what is reality and what is absolute truth, you just get dissolved into that knowledge. Of course, you are not knowledgeable in the way people are. You are knowledgeable in the real sense of the word because you realise what is within you is a big power of love. There’s a big power of understanding, a big power of oneness of the collective.

This collectivity works wonders and gives such joy that we are all one, we have no enemies, we have no problems. We are all one together. This joy was expressed by you is like the waves that go to the shores, touch the shores and come back, creating beautiful patterns. And I see that happening now, that these beautiful patterns are showing in your own life, in your lifestyle, in your behaviour….

There can be a diamond, very expensive, but it doesn’t know its value. There could be some dog or some animal which must be something par excellence, but he doesn’t know what he is. The same thing happens with human beings until they get their Self-realisation. And after realisation, they suddenly become aware of what they are and then suddenly they become very humble. They become very loving….

All this is because we have an innate value system, because we have inborn within us a great sense of love and compassion. This compassion has to be really understood and enjoyed and jump in the ocean of compassion – so beautiful. And you’ll be amazed that automatically you’ll swim, automatically you’ll meet other people also in the same ocean and – without any problems, without any troubles – all enjoying the bliss of this love, this compassion, this divine love.

Shri Mataji, 2000

Originally posted 2009-05-10 18:25:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Sign of Peace

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You should find, yourself, what’s wrong with you. But it’s not what’s wrong with you that is the problem. What’s right with you is the attitude. Whatever is right with you, put your foot on that. Establish yourself on that point and then develop yourself further. Peace is the keynote…

Try to assimilate within yourself. First grow yourself. That growth itself will tell others how one should be. Your own character, your own temperament, your own nature, your own behaviour – all this will tell others that this is a great man and they will try to follow your example.

Example is the best teaching. When the tree is small, even if it says, “I am great,” nobody is going to come and sit under a dwarf tree. But when it is a big tree, you can see the shade and everybody knows it’s a big tree and they can come and sit under that. You don’t have to tell. In the same way, when you grow you don’t have to certify that “I am great.” It just works.

Now the peace within expresses, first, as peace with others. That is the first sign of the manifestation of peace. Such a person doesn’t use harsh words, doesn’t use cruel words, but he is also not a person who is ineffective. He is very effective, using very sweet and nice words. Maybe he begins by using harsh words, then he mellows down and comes down to a position where he is effective as well as he is very mild and sweet. Such a personality has to be developed outside.

Shri Mataji, 1985

Originally posted 2008-04-03 03:08:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Realisation in Newcastle

A realisation session will be held at the Civic Park in Newcastle, New South Wales. Everyone is invited to come along, receive Self-realisation and experience the bliss of true meditation. 
 
Date: Saturday 6 June 2009

Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm 
 
Directions
By train, come to Civic Station. Exit toward Civic Park using the overbridge.

Bring a hat to save yourself from sunburn.

We hope to see you there!

Originally posted 2009-05-27 23:00:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

A New Creation

Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji

You are a realised soul and a realised soul is something so unique that you cannot give a parallel to it. There cannot be a parallel. For example, I can say if there is a wind blowing, then all the trees move in the same direction. But human beings, if the wind is blowing, supposing any wind is coming, somebody will go this way, somebody will go that way because they have a will. But Sahaja Yogis, if the wind is blowing, all of them will put their heads against the wind and fight it.

This is a thing which cannot be given any parallel because you are going above human things. So far never such a thing has existed. You are such unique creations that there is. I cannot compare you with anything that was below or, I should say, which was not of this level. The level is different. So when you do everything the same way, you are doing it because you are aware of that collectivity of the Primordial Being within you. That’s why you are doing it.

This transition is the point which you should catch. That’s something I feel, that when you start giving any analogies and all that, how can you give an analogy for something that never existed before? Never.

Shri Mataji, 1980

Originally posted 2009-02-23 15:26:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Lighting a Divine Spark

The Third Advent

The Third Advent

The following extract from “The Third Advent”, by Gregoire de Kalbermatten, provides a wonderful description of the awakening of the kundalini to bring about Self-realisation.  

Spirit or Atma, it is reported, is the spark of divinity in man, and spirituality is about lighting it.  The spark to enlighten the flame of the Spirit must be more than just the sincere desire to reach our deepest reality.  Religious, philosophical and Gnostic traditions emphasize that experience and not just faith, embodies the description of a cognitive happening, a moment of initiation, which opens to us the gates of a higher spiritual knowledge.  It is called ‘samadhi’ for the Hindu, ‘satori’ for the Zen Buddhist or the ‘second birth’ Christ mentions to Nicodemus.  Today, it is commonly referred to as Self-realization.  Self-realization must be understood in two ways: it is the crossing of a key threshold in the process of self-improvement.  It is also a breakthrough in the collective evolution of mankind.  Self-realization opens vast provinces of experience whose beauties have been sung by ancient poets.  Let is suffice to say here that it marks the entry into a state where we grasp better, enjoy more, and become more effective.

Gregoire de Kalbermatten, The Third Advent. Camberwell: Penguin Group, 2003. P. 175.

Originally posted 2008-08-22 02:52:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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