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Freedom and LiberationShri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga, will be 85 years old on the 21st March, 2008. To celebrate this important occasion, there will be screenings throughout the world of an inspiring new film about her amazing life.

Nirmala Devi, Freedom and Liberation tells of Shri Mataji’s early days as a child growing up in a wealthy family in India, her days as a youth leader in Mahatama Gandhi’s Freedom movement, her time as wife, mother and grandmother, her development of a unique method for giving realisation and her founding of Sahaja Yoga.

Since 1970 Shri Mataji has travelled the world continuously, talking to people and giving realisation. Even now, she still travels to meet with Sahaja yogis from all over the world.  

The documentary film, made in Germany, was directed by Carolin Dassel. Combining beautiful music, archival material and interviews with key people, the film provides profound insights into the life and work of Shri Mataji.

For more information about the film, including previews, follow the link:

www.freemeditation.com/freedom

Information about screening venues and times in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and Romania can be found here:

www.freemeditation.com/freedom 

Originally posted 2008-03-15 18:04:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


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Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja YogaThe truth is that we are part and parcel of the whole and the spirit is the one which is the collective being. That means it connects you with everyone. When, in your awareness, in concsiousness, you become the spirit, you feel the spirit of another person and this spirit is the power behind this love. This spirit, once you feel it, you never change your ideas. In this spirit, you see the truth, you see the beauty of another person, you enjoy the love of another person. And this truth – that you are part and parcel of the whole – fills you up with tremendous security…. But I have to just tell you very lovingly and with great request that you have to just enter into that and you will see that reality is the most beautiful thing that gives you all the security that you want.

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga, 1984

Originally posted 2008-07-14 04:11:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


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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


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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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The Dawning

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Dewdrops gleaming in the early sun
Lighten the way to the dawn’s fair morn,
Beckoning the wayfarer to greet the day.
In such a way the Divine essence
Encapsulates our hearts’ yearning,
The desire to be One with the essential part of God.

As the sun’s warmth and energy make light of the morning dew,
In the same way our yearning prepares the way
For the blossoming of the Spirit,
The ability to be One with the Whole.

Drop after drop, the Essence of the Divine water
Becomes the totality, the One-ness of God.
We are drenched with the Love and the Bliss and the Joy
Of the Amrut that flows from the Divine Being.

Marina Oldham

(Photograph: Vishnu Bonneau)

Originally posted 2008-04-07 04:30:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


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