“We have no valuation of our own life because we don’t know ourselves.”-Shri Mataji (25.11.1996)

The truth is that you are not this body, this mind, these emotions, this intelligence, this ego, these conditionings, but you are the pure spirit. We see here beautiful flowers. We take it for granted. We don’t even think that this is such a miracle, that the Mother earth is producing different type of flowers, different type of fragrance. We don’t understand that we ourselves are a miracle. We have no valuation of our own life because we don’t know ourselves.

What Shri Gynadeva has described in His Amruta Anubhav [MEANS Experience of Ambrosia] is something which you can only really appreciate when you know yourself. For example, He was a master of similes, I must say. And He has tried to convince the so called intellectuals and rationalists through His own great expertness in using similes. One of the similes, there are so many of them, He talks of the Amruta Anubhav is the experience of the Ambrosia. Experience, again it is the experience, not just talking about it. And this experience, He has described like this, beautifully, that there is a picture, you see, beautiful painting where you see the rain and see the nature and all the beauty that nature can provide. You’re watching it. You’re enjoying it. But you are just seeing it superficially. You have to enter into that rain. You have to enter into that area of beauty. Otherwise we are just superficially doing everything.

He has given so many similes that in this short lecture I may not be able to tell. […] one after that, He has tried to describe the state we call Sahajavastha means the state of oneness with the divine, can call it Sahaja*. Sahaja [means …] means one with you, this spontaneity. This state when it you achieve, I should say, not achieve but it happens to you. …

An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Public Program on the 700th birthday of Shri Gyaneshwara. Pune, India, 25th November 1996.)

*To experience self realization,you may visit http://www.sahajayoga.org or any other sahajayoga website/tv channel.

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