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Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji

Everything that you are doing is for God and that is why you are doing it for your Self.

So introspection is very important. Criticising others should be less and criticising yourself and laughing at yourself is the best.

I laugh at myself many a times and say many things like that, if you have noticed. That makes life so interesting. That will kill your ego.

“How I am trying to assert myself and where is the meekness that Christ has talked about?” It is a natural goodness within us. Once it shines and shows, you become so beautiful, so loveable.

Whether you are sitting here near me or there, I know who is that kind. My heart just opens for such a personality. I know who they are. But even if I know, I will never tell you. It is better that you know yourself.

Shri Mataji

Originally posted 2010-02-20 05:36:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Depiction of the raising of the Kundalini

Depiction of the raising of the Kundalini in Sahaja Yoga

The raising of the Kundalini manifests a spontaneous power of tuning in. She grants integration and redemption, the Holy Ghost within. We indeed have walked through the secret passage to the other side of the screen of our existence. The potential unfolds, the mechanism is found, the divide between man and God is crossed. Because, in the last analaysis, the oldest love story is between Him and us. Lao Tzu spoke of ‘The Way’, Confucius of ‘The Path’, Shri Krishna, of yoga, Christ, of the second birth. When we can go more fully into the state of thoughtless awareness, or Nirvichara Samadhi, after some deepening practice of Sahaja meditation, we realize that the state of Being is accessible. The opening of the last chakra opens to us the bliss of pure freedom, without limitation of any kind. When we love, we know, and by manifesting the Kundalini, He gave us, through His compassion, the way of knowing. The oldest love story in the world is between God and His creation.

Gregoire de Kalbermatten writing about Sahaja Yoga in The Third Advent. Camberwell: Penguin Group, 2003. P. 308.

(Graphic: www.sahajayoga.ca)

Originally posted 2008-07-22 17:29:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

Please enjoy this report on the Mind Body Spirit Festival held from 30 April  to 3 May 2009 at Darling Harbour, Sydney. A very popular Sahaja Yoga stall was  provided as part of the Festival.

Wow! What better way to celebrate Sahasrara Day than to gather 70 yogis at Darling Harbour, over a period of four days, to give Self-realisation to over 2,500 seekers.

Our [Sahaja Yoga] stand stood as a beacon of light in a sea of confusion, attracting seekers continuously throughout the festival, in a non-stop stream of humanity. The scene around our stall was reminiscent of the sort of crowd that one might encounter during Diwali in India, richly colourful and diverse, with a sense of wonderment and awe. For the Hindus Diwali is a very special time, for the Christians it’s Easter and for the yogis it’s Sahasrara Day, the day we celebrate Shri Mataji’s opening of the Sahasrara – the entrance to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Throughout the festival over four full days the seekers came, drawn to an energy that few understood, but which virtually all, with very few exceptions, felt deeply within. At times in rows three persons deep, they stood with arms outstretched and hands above their heads, as the yogis worked as instruments of the Divine, gently spreading Shri Mataji’s love over everchanging waves of humanity.

Seekers and yogis alike were all moved by the sheer beauty and the joy of the experience. Each had a story to tell, each an experience that would somehow change them forever.

When time allowed, seekers would sit on small stools and would be taken through affirmations and Self-realisation in the traditional manner.  At other times the pressures of the crowd necessitated a slightly less orthodox “group” approach. Typically this involved three or four seekers gathering around a yogi wearing Shri Mataji’s photograph. After first placing their hands towards the earth, and asking Mother Earth to take away the negativity, with hands outstretched and eyes closed the seekers would then ask from their hearts, “Almighty God, please give me Self-knowledge. Please give me the knowledge of my true nature.” The vibrations flowed, the seekers smiled, opened their eyes and their faces beamed with joy. Here are a few of the many, many wonderful experiences of some of the finest seekers you could ever meet.

A 74-year-old Scottish woman who felt vibrations immediately in both hands: “Oh, my God, I can feel it !” – as she then placed her hands above the hands and towards the body of the yogi giving her vibrations, “Oh, my Lord ! I can feel it in your hands, your arms! My God – your whole body ! God bless you, God bless you!”

A 13-year-old boy answering a yogini’s question concerning what he thought of his experience: “That was so coool! – the whole experience! I’ve never felt anything like that before.”

A 56-year-old European lady feeling pain in her left arm, receives vibrations to remove the pain: “My God ! You’re a Magic Man… what magic was that?”

A 60-year-old man who had attended Mother’s program at the Town Hall in 1991: “Shri Mataji said that if I didn’t want to have Self-realisation I could say no, so I did say no – I was afraid. But now I’ve changed. I was ready for this, and I thank you for this blessing. I feel wonderful!”

An Indian Sahaja yogini speaking about her experiences with the seekers: “This is just like giving realisation in India, it’s so easy; that’s why I keep coming back every day.”

All seekers who left the stall were provided with a small gift bag containing a list of venues for follow-up programs, an audio CD of Shri Mataji leading a guided meditation, and a brochure explaining Sahaja Yoga in a little more detail.

Originally posted 2009-06-11 23:47:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

You are invited to attend a One-day Meditation Workshop to be held in Burwood, Sydney on 17 May 2009. Workshop topics include meditation for beginners, clearing the chakras, balancing the subtle system, tips on how to meditate at home, using affirmations and mantras, using music for meditation, reducing stress, and scientific research on the benefits of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

When: Sunday 17 May 2009
10.00am to 4.00pm (Doors open 9.30am)

Where: Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre
10 Clarence Street, Burwood Sydney

Workshop cost: No charge!

Donation: Lunch, morning tea and workshop materials are provided. $10 by donation at the door will help towards the cost of these.

Seating arrangements: Chairs, pillows or carpeted floor.

Bookings: If you are planning to attend, please use our Workshop Booking Form to book for this event. The Booking Form is located here.

Originally posted 2009-05-05 17:16:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

My Heart Was Like the Sun

Sahaja Yoga founder, Shri MatajiIt 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

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