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Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja YogaThe following extract is from a talk given by the founder of Sahaja Yoga, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi at Caxton Hall, London, in 1979.

I have known people who went so mad with the power of curing that they started visiting regularly the hospitals and they ended up in the hospital also. They would not even come to the programmes. They would not come and see Me. So this is one of the greatest hurdles of God, is the Vyadhi, is the bodily ailments. And the bodily ailments also should not keep you down too much. If you have some problem, forget it. Gradually you will improve. For some people it takes some time to get all right. But then the main thing is to get to your Spirit. So do not always say, “Mother, cure me, cure me, cure me.”

But just say, “Mother, keep me in the spiritual life.” You will be cured automatically.

It may take time with some people but you have been sick all your life. It does not matter if it takes a little more time, and also follow the methods, which we have told for the different diseases.

Originally posted 2007-12-21 03:56:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Buddha

Buddha

I do not know what comes first, but, of course, every mother wants her child to be good and the Holy Mother wants Her child to be a holy person. The first thing is the holiness. Now for that, how can you compel someone? The only thing that makes you understand is this: if you don’t become holy how will you get your ascent? We have to be holy. What discipline can one put for making a person holy? What can you force? What can you get angry for? The only method I use normally is to forgive. Maybe the forgiveness is the highest quality for teaching people. When they know that they have done wrong and they confess it, then you have to forgive.

In the life of Buddha, there was a man who was abusing Him without understanding and when he finished with his abuses and Buddha had left, people told him, “Do you know who you were abusing? It was Lord Buddha.” He got the fright of his life.

He said, “Where is He gone?”

“He has gone to another village.”

So he went to the other village and he said, “Sir, I am sorry for what I said. Please forgive me. It’s all wrong and I should not have done it. You can punish me the way you like.”

Lord Buddha said, “When did you do that?”

He said, “Yesterday.”

Buddha said, “I don’t know yesterday. I know only today.”

You see, when you tell these things, how great one feels, isn’t it? So your greatness, your nobility will definitely influence people. It’s not by fighting, by quarrelling, by saying harsh things that it is going to work out.

Shri Mataji, Sahaja Yoga founder, 1993

Originally posted 2008-11-25 05:20:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The first new people’s seminars for some time were held at Burwood in Sydney on 20 April 2008, and were a wonderful success and our largest seminar held, with over 130 new people attending.

An introductory program was held in the main meditation room. During the morning sessions Sahaja Music was performed, mainly comprising Bhajans which was greatly appreciated. Having live music played on the day helps to communicate the joy that is such an integral part of Sahaja Yoga.

The initial session was an introductory program with a video talk by Shri Mataji and guided self-realisation. Following morning tea everyone was given a deeper introduction into the clearing process using mantras. Everyone was impressed to see the different clearing aspects of Sahaja Yoga presented. This was followed by a guided meditation. This led into a presentation by Dr Ramesh Monocha of some of the scientific research that has been conducted into Sahaja Yoga meditation, linking mental silence as the authentic meditative experience that should be pursued.

Following lunch there was a very good session about how to go deeper in our meditation, foot-soaking, and discussions of the reasons we are all embarking upon the path of meditation using the tools of vibratory awareness. People attending commented that they enjoyed learning about the different aspects of Sahaja Yoga which were presented.

Thanks to the Seminar Workshop team who worked tirelessly to organise a fantastic day for the seekers. Well done. 

What better way to end this report than to hear the feedback of the seekers themselves provided via feedback forms:

It was the most wonderful experience, which I had left behind due to some personal commitments. I feel great, rejuvenated and as a person. It is such a beautiful feeling to see all the yogis working with such dedication with beautiful smiles. Many thanks to all. (Bina)

In this age of commercialisation and business orientated activities, I am delighted to see such activities being done on a volunteer basis and no cost to the participants. This speaks a lot of the true intentions of the organisers, who are there to really the community. Keep it up! (Yan)

40 years ago, doctors and others tried to help my emotional problem and mental health problems. Told, ‘this guy can’t meditate’, I’ve tried ever since. Only now, with Sahaja Yoga I’ve succeeded, at 64 years of age. Thank you. (Mike)

Well run, lovely atmosphere and a beautiful place to be. Food was very tasty, just right amounts. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I would like to attend any workshops on the affirmations and will be attending lunch meetings in the city, plus meetings in Paddington and western suburbs when possible. (Alan)

This workshop was extremely helpful and useful. I learnt a lot more about Sahaja Meditation and how to interpret the sensations on my fingers. Would love to know always about these workshops. You have my email. (Fay)

The experience was very informative and well rounded. I especially appreciated the medical talk. Thank you. (Deborah)

I enjoyed the day very much. I went away feeling very peaceful and better informed. I listen to the (Sahaja Yoga meditation) Radio program which is very important for those who can’t make it here. Thank you to all, much appreciated. (Suzanne)

The seminar about Sahaja’s scientific side was very useful! The last session of the day was an excellent explanation of the mantras. (Peter)

Well organised, full of smiling faces. Relaxed environment, teachers well prepared. Touch of love for my experiential life, energy all around. (Carlos)

Good meditation instruction. Scientific info most enlightening and useful. Will come again! (Ian)

Fantastic. Thanks! (Cassandra)

Originally posted 2008-05-23 04:17:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji

The central path of evolution has brought you today to this level of human awareness. Now beyond that is a very short ascent which you have to achieve, by which you become the spirit. But there has to be some living process  for this to happen. And what is that living process built within us? It is the reflection of the Holy Ghost within us in the triangular bone [sacrum], which is called as Kundalini in the Sanskrit language. This exists within us…. At the top of the head, it pulsates and then it breaks. When this breaks, the pulsation stops and you start feeling the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost coming out of your fontanel bone area. This is the happening … that takes place so that you get connected with the truth.

So the connection takes place and you start feeling on your fingertips the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost which surrounds you. Actually you start feeling…. One should know that when we have eyes we start seeing, when we have ears we start hearing; so now you have got a new awareness. What is this awareness? This is the awareness of collective consciousness, that you become. Again, I say, “You become.” You are not just certified, but you become. It’s a question of becoming, that you become collectively conscious, that on your central nervous system you can feel another person. You can feel yourself. You can feel your centres [chakras]. You can feel the centres of others on your fingertips.

Shri Mataji, 1984

Originally posted 2010-02-27 23:54:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Shri Mataji’s Love

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

The brain must be used to understand clearly what are the ideals of a Sahaja Yogi, what are the things that a Sahaja Yogi should do, how he should behave in life, what methods he should follow. And then he has to bring it to his heart, through the meditative processes, through surrendering. How I give you second birth you know very well. I conceive you in My Heart, otherwise I cannot do it. Because My Heart is so pure, it cleanses you. By compassion, My Love cleanses you and then I can take you out of My Sahasrara … And when that has happened, you become a new personality.
(Shri Mataji, Diwali Puja, 1983)

Let us establish within ourself, on a subtle level, the desire to be pure and to be cleansed out – all the barriers and unclean things that are within us – to desire to be great Sahaja Yogis, desire to be responsible Sahaja Yogis and desire to be surrendered to your Mother. It’s not difficult.

The last one is the easiest because … I don’t want anything from you, except that you accept My Love. Surrendering just means you open your heart to accept My Love. Give up this ego – that’s all – and it will work out. I’m sure it’s going to work out.
(Shri Mataji, Shri Mahakali Puja, 1982)

A certain amount of understanding should be there and you must feel My Love in your heart, that’s all. I don’t want to make anybody unhappy. Sahaja Yoga has come to make you extremely happy, joyous and peaceful
(Shri Mataji, 17 December 1988)

Originally posted 2008-01-23 00:03:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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