Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
It was about 1991 or 1992, in Delhi.
I was travelling with Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga, and I asked a question which had been in my mind.
“What is the thin line dividing self respect and ego?”
“A person who has self respect has no ego.” Mother replied.
Originally posted 2008-11-06 20:43:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Other Sahaja Yoga tags: ego
, self esteem
, Shri Mataji
First of all, it is the most important thing. You have a rapport with God Almighty. You are, in a way, in awe about God. There is awe – not, I would say, fear because fear is all dispelled. There is no more fear for you, but you have awe for God, that He is God Almighty. You won’t cheat people…. You won’t fight for power or for something that is material. All your attention will be towards the expansion of your awareness in the light of the spirit…
So now we have a new community, a new civilisation of people who are extremely honest with themselves, honest to each other. They are extremely righteous and good people. They are absolutely non-violent, absolutely law-abiding, very loving, affectionate, at the same time extremely constructive and, at the same time, very intelligent. They understand Sahaja Yoga. It is such a subtle subject. Sahaja Yoga is such a subtle subject because you know everybody has failed to make people understand anything about truth. It is an impossible situation.
But this was the trick: your spirit. Once your spirit is enlightened, it goes into your head without any difficulties, absolutely sahaj. You do not know how difficult is this subject of Sahaja Yoga. It is such a fulfilment for the desire of the Divine that your divinity is now expressing itself…
The whole cosmos seems to be integrated, woven and governed by the divine laws. This integration gives you a complete understanding of Sahaja Yoga, mentally, emotionally and spiritually… just through the light of the spirit you have seen the truth and you have understood it.
Shri Mataji, 1999
Originally posted 2009-10-14 17:11:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Other Sahaja Yoga tags: Divine
, Sahaja Yoga
I’m talking about God, who is the ocean of love, who is the ocean of compassion, who is the ocean of forgiveness. But we do not even understand that ocean, how great it is, how beautifully it cleanses us, gives us a nice bath, beautifully wraps us into nice warmth and takes us to the realm of His kingdom. This is happening en masse now. It is happening in other countries. Especially in India, thousands of people have got Realisation in the villages. And it should happen to all of you here. But if you are not seeking, I cannot force. You can take the horse up to the river, put his mouth in the river, but the horse has to drink the water and enjoy the satisfaction.
Shri Mataji, 1982
Originally posted 2009-07-12 19:01:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Other Sahaja Yoga tags: compassion
, ocean of love
But now that you are realised, you can understand that by the power of Shri Ganesha’s name you can get your Realisation. By taking His name alone, any disease or any pain will disappear. He is eternal. He is always present within us. When you get your Realisation, you can feel Him. And if you are not realised, you cannot understand Him. That is why people get misled and do wrong things.
But with Shri Ganesha’s blessings you can do so many things and neither will you feel greedy, nor will you have any problems because He does all the work for you. He takes care of you. Though He is a little boy, He looks after you. Shri Ganesha is a very great power by which so much work is getting done. For me, He is the purest and my own.
Shri Mataji, speaking on the occasion of Shri Ganesha’s birthday, 2008
Originally posted 2008-09-02 04:21:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Other Sahaja Yoga tags: blessing
, Shri Ganesha
It was my first India tour, in the eighties, and I was one year in Sahaja Yoga. I was in quite a bad state and had a lot of pain in my Centre Heart. There was a procession in Vaitarna, but I was not at all in the mood for it. Everybody was dancing, there was music and Shri Mataji was [riding] in a bullock cart. I was walking at the side, and in my heart was saying, “I’m sorry, Shri Mataji, I can’t dance because I am in too much pain.” Then we went to a programme in the village where Shri Mataji gave realization and everybody could go and do namaskar [a mark of respect] to her. At the end I went there and did namaskar too, and Shri Mataji just put Her hand on my Centre Heart.
“Good!” She said, and at that moment my heart just opened, just exploded, so much that I have never felt like that. It was as if my heart was like the sun, radiating one kilometre and it was a huge experience. I knew my vibrations were not so good, but Shri Mataji said, “Good!” and opened my heart. Afterwards I went away and cried a little because it was so strong, and only Shri Mataji knew what was my state and what I needed.
Trupta de Graaf
From: Eternally Inspiring Recollections of Our Holy Mother. Volume 1 – Stories from India. Pune: Nirmal Infosystems & Technologies, 2006, pp 65-66.
Originally posted 2008-06-26 16:30:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Other Sahaja Yoga tags: Centre Heart
, heart chakra
, Sahaja Yoga