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“You all have become angels from the human beings, It’s a very great achievement of Sahaja Yoga.”

….And the speciality of Hanumana was that He was an angel. Angels are born like angels.  They are angels, and they are not human beings.  They’re born with the angelic qualities. But now, you all have become angels from the human beings. It’s a very great achievement of Sahaja Yoga. The qualities that are born with the angels are seen from their very childhood.

So in the left side we have ganas, on the right side we have angels. And translated in Sanskrit language or in any Indian language as devdhoot – means they are the ambassadors of gods. So now you are the same, you are all angels now. Only thing you are not aware that you are angels while they were aware from their childhood. If you know that you are angels, all your qualities will start shining through, and you’ll be amazed that the quality of standing by the truth at any cost is so easily managed for you, because you have been given the right, you have been given the special blessings, the special protection from the Divine that if you stand for the right, and if you stand for the righteous, and if you stand for the truth, all kinds of help to protect you will be given…..

the incarnations take upon themselves the problems and also the fight with the evil. So it looks sometimes that we feel that they suffer – but they don’t. But the angels are a special category, they don’t take up any problems upon themselves, they just solve them. If there’s a problem, it’s the angels who solve, for the saints as well as for the incarnations…

(An extract of talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi , Shri Hanumana Puja. Margate,UK), 23 April 1989.)

We are attacked by all kind of “isms” since the history of word started in this world..-Shri Mataji (7.1.1983)

…If your attention is entangled outside, you cannot enjoy. So, to be lost into which is samaadhi you see, is the one where your attention is completely drowned into the experience.

That is what we have to achieve. So it’s not only materialism, also emotionalism, all kinds of “isms.” We are attacked by all kind of “isms” since the history of word started in this world I think and now the unholy thing that the “ism” latest is, could be “Sahaja Yoga-ism.” Also could be the greatest word because now there has to be attack on Sahaja Yoga also.

In this one is that, as I told you, I didn’t explain it properly or you didn’t hear Me properly that day, that Sahaja Yoga does not mean lethargy or slowness, not at all, but is a quick and a fast stepping in into the dissolution. Very quick! And once you very quickly dissolve into it, the whole movement of your body is quick but not jerky, is smooth and quick, rhythmic, is musical, neither is awkward nor lethargic, but is musical, is as a rhythm about it, is very gracious. The whole movement of dissolution can happen to you very easily if you don’t allow your attention to be attacked by all these “isms.” There’s no end to it, I mean, if I have to write all of them I think we’ll have to need at least one book to write all the “isms” of the world. There’s no end to it, which we have created. All right.

Then the worst of all is now I think Sahaja Yoga-ism in which first of all is the feeling of lethargy: “It will happen Sahaja, sit down. Mother will do everything for you.” The another is Sahaja Yoga-egoism in which we haven’t got one fellow lying there, in which people get into tantrums, try to show off that they are great Sahaja yogis, they have reached the third stage or the seventh stage or whatever they may. Now it’s good, this example is a very good example, I wish you had taken up…

(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Ganesha Puja, Rahuri , India, 7th January 1983.)

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

“Every moment is a NEW YEAR for a Sahaja Yogi..”- Shri Mataji (3.01.1984)

Every moment is a NEW YEAR for a Sahaja Yogi because he lives in the present and neither in future nor in the past gone by. For him every moment is a New Year, a new surge of joy (UMANG), a new wave. Just as one, while already swimming in the ocean of love is lovingly tossed every moment by the love all around, so also every Sahaja Yogi is to live in complete joy (ANAND) love (PREM) peace (SHANTI) and blissful delight (ALHAD) The question is whether we have learnt to swim thus?

Only he should be called a Sahaja Yogi who has achieved complete satisfaction and tranquility (SAMADHAN) and his pure desire has been fulfilled. He should now enjoy the supreme and unique bliss of his immense capacity to give this to others. ……

H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi,New Year Puja,, Delhi, 1984-01-03.)

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

“Sahaja yoga has been throughout, is the living process of the whole creation.”- Shri Mataji (2.1.1980)

I am talking about love. Of God’s love.

That He in His love has created this beautiful universe. In His love He brought you from amoeba to this stage. And in His love He is going to give you that which is promised –the kingdom of God. To do all these things you had to pass through a certain circle of evolution by which you have been brought to this stage of human being and you have to evolve to a higher awareness which is higher than that of a human being. By which you can become the instrument of God’s love and to feel His love and to be endowed by His love and to be graced by Him. And His love is His power. That is His light. Only because He loved this world He created you, the whole universe. And if you have to get your realisation* also it is He who has organised within you long time back a method by which you have to have it. So even to say that sahaja yoga is something modern could not be correct. But sahaja yoga has been throughout, is the living process of the whole creation. Sahaja — is born with you. As the seed sprouts you also can sprout. This has been with us the whole universe has been created and today the time has come for human beings to be enlightened. Their awareness the human awareness is definitely higher than that of an animal’s awareness.

For example if you want to take a horse through dirty places it wouldn’t work. But if you want to take a human being through some dirty lake he would immediately faint. Human beings can see the colours and can make out that this colour is not good that colour is ugly that horrible. The sense of beauty is not among animals. There are so many things that human beings have got which animals do not have. ..

(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Public program, Mumbai, India, 2nd January 1980.)

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

“Meditation means exposing yourself to God’s grace.”- Shri Mataji (1.1.1980)

….Say, many people during meditation, I have seen if they catch somewhere they go on looking after it. You just don’t have to worry. You just let it go and it will work by itself. It’s very easy.

So you don’t have to put in any effort. This is what meditation is. Meditation means exposing yourself to God’s grace. Now the grace itself knows how to cure you. It knows how to mend you, how to settle down itself into your own being, keep your Spirit kindled. It knows everything. So you don’t have to worry as to what you have to do or what name you have to take, what mantras you have to do. In meditation you have to be absolutely effortless, expose yourself fully and you have to be absolutely thoughtless at that time.

Supposing there’s a possibility, you may not be thoughtless. At that time you have to just watch your thoughts, but don’t get involved into them. You will find gradually as the sun rises, the darkness goes away and the sun’s rays go into every crevice and every part and makes the whole place lighted. In the same way your being will be completely lighted, but if you put in an effort that time or try to stop something within you or try to give it a bandhan it will not.

Effortlessness is the only way to meditation, but you should not be lethargic about it – should be alert and watch it.

(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, London, UK, 1st January 1980.)

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

“Nirmala Vidya”

It is the special power by which we do All Divine work, even forgiving. When you say, “Mother, forgive us “, the technique by which I forgive you is Nirmala Vidya. The technique by which I love you is also Nirmala Vidya. The technique by which all the Mantras are manifesting themselves and are effective is also Nirmala Vidya. ‘Nirmala’ means ‘pure’, ‘Vidya’ means ‘knowledge’.

Nirmala Vidya is purest knowledge or the knowledge of this technique. It creates loops, the energy creates loops and creates also different formations by which it acts and [with?]draws all that is unwanted, impure, and fills it up with its power. It is a technique, a divine technique which I may not be able to explain to you fully because your instrument does not do that – you don’t have that instrument.

But now you see, how subtle it is. Only by saying, “Nirmala Vidya”, you just invite that power, the whole thing, the whole technique to attend to you and it attends to you. You don’t have to worry. It never happens in any government or anywhere in the world. You just address the Government. and the whole thing goes into work, in the whole the entire universe, every creation. That technique is called Nirmala Vidya. That technique once mastered, by surrendering into it; it completely obeys, absolutely. But it is Ganesh Shakti, the Shakti of Innocence is the power called Innocence. The whole power because it is Innocence. So the Innocence takes over, which manages. That’s how it works out….

(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Rahuri, India, 31st December 1980.)

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

“I wish all of you absorb my saying and understanding without reacting to it.”- Shri Mataji (30.12.1989)

It is time that we should watch ourselves, see ourselves what’s wrong with us. Very important. I have to say this once again and again, but I don’t like to say these things because I love you so much, and I care for you so much, and you people also love me, but loving me is not sufficient, you have to love yourself and respect yourself. Only yourself is going to work out. As Shivaji Maharaj said “You must develop the religion of your Spirit”. That’s what we have to do, is to develop the religion of our Spirit, and once it happens we can get the whole world completely emancipated.

This is our work and if we fail then it is the responsibility of Sahaja Yogis and nobody else. So for everyone I have to tell you that I don’t have to please you, you have to please me. For a small thing people react, for a small thing these people feel bad. If I don’t smile at somebody they feel bad. Little, little things they feel bad and they react. If I say anything they react. So how can anything go into you. If it is such a convexity how will you absorb it. It is important that we should try to absorb with humility, with understanding. Now you are Sahaja Yogis, you know I am Adi Shakti, you have have photographs, you have known that I am Adi Shakti but how much are we absorbing. How much we are taking within ourselves?

This work is much more than any one of the incarnations had to do, is much more than Christ, is much more than Rama, much more than Shri Krishna’s. So create such great people among you, because I have the power, only thing you have to have the absorption power, the acceptability but if you run after something very cheapish and something very frivilous is impossible. You have to ask for your depth and you have to take in whatever is emitting from my being….I wish all of you absorb my saying and understanding without reacting to it. Please do not react. Don’t think “Mother is trying to chastise you”. No, I’m trying to help you to grow, this is the way you grow sometimes very fast. So it’s just your growth I am worried about and nothing else…..

So, may God bless you all.

(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi ,Brahmapuri Puja. Brahmapuri, India, 30th December 1989.)

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

“We have to learn a lot from the sea.”- Shri Mataji (29.12.1991)

Sea is your grandfather in a way, because he gave birth to Lakshmi, who becomes Mahalakshmi later on. So this sea which is the grandfather, we have to show all respect to him. …We must respect the sea. In India we worship the sea. We have to worship the sea. And in the Greek mythology also they had a, as we have Varuna, they too had a God for sea…. The greatest thing is, sea is the Guru, is the Mahaguru which teaches us so many things. First of all, this Mahaguru is the one, creates salt for us. Christ has said: “You are the salt, salt of the universe“; meaning, you are the one which gives taste and all the qualities of the salt to the human being…

we have to learn a lot from this sea. The first of all is that it has its own maryadas. Supposing you try to press the sea from this side, it will appear on the other side. It always keeps to its maryadas. Such a huge thing are these oceans – are such huge, but they keep to their maryadas, they never cross their maryadas. While we just start encroaching on everybody’s maryadas…

Then the second quality of the sea is that it looks after all the animals that are in it. Somehow it is a saltish thing, but there are fishes and there are all kinds of animals which exist in the sea, and that’s why it is, we should say, the first life came into being in the sea. So all our forefathers, long time back, must have been born in the sea, and then we, now we have become human beings….

Now the third quality of the sea is that it is a deep thing, it is very deep. In some places is extremely deep. If the depth of the sea is reduced even by few, few feet, there will be problem all over. It keeps to its depth. It doesn’t leave its depth. It keeps to its maryadas, and it keeps to its depth. In the same way, whatever depth we have got in Sahaja Yoga*, we should keep to that…We have to be deep people with deep understanding of Sahaja Yoga, deep understanding of ourselves, because that’s the sign of dignity. And that dignity you must have, that majestic nature of the sea you must have….

(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi ,Shri Lakshmi Puja. Alibag , India, 29th December 1991.)

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

“The religion that you have is innate built in within us which is an part and parcel of us.”-Shri Mataji (28.12.1993)

…..we should have international understanding about human beings that after coming to Sahaja Yoga* we transcend all the barriers, all the barriers of race, religion, ?? and nationality. We have to create this homogenous world and make it peaceful by removing this disease of national identification or racial identification. We are all created by God Almighty. Our differences are only skin deep. Culturally we are different little bit here and there but basically in ourselves we are all spiritual. And the religion that you have is innate built in within us which is an part and parcel of us.

…..Love is something which you can express also through matter, sometimes by giving some nice presents or nice food or something. But the most important thing is your heart. You should not cheat. In anyway you should not be hypocritical, and you should not try to do something that is not pure.

So in Sahaja Yoga, the purpose of these marriages is to have you connected internationally. So you all transcend all the barriers of your nationality, the barriers of our racialism, barriers of caste, barriers of so much materialism. So you should not compare your husband with anyone. He is Your husband and you shouldn’t expect too much from him. He’s not given me this, he has not done that for me, he’s like this. This is not necessary. You must always think what I have done for him….Spontaneously between the two human beings who are realised souls. It is not that you are working out anything, but spontaneously you are going to enjoy, spontaneously….

(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi , Advice to Brides and Bridegrooms in Ganapatipule, India, 28th December 1993.)

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

“There’s nothing else to offer in Sahaja Yoga but the joy of life, and that is the essence of all the achievements of life.”- Shri Mataji (27.12.1989)

….But in Sahaja Yoga* when you want to thank you see it is really heart felt you say it from your heart, you have to put your hand on your heart otherwise you just can’t say it, it is that way that we should feel and once you open that heart fully, opening of the heart is very important and that, unless and until you can do it you cannot enjoy anything in Sahaja Yoga because the heart where resides the Spirit and it is the Spirit that emits the joy.

So if you do not have an open heart, and if you are just living on very superficial level you can never enjoy Sahaja Yoga, and this enjoyment of Sahaja Yoga is something to be really achieved and to be enjoyed. Because that’s why you are here for, there’s nothing else to offer in Sahaja Yoga but the joy of life, and that is the essence of all the achievements of life. Everything we do for the joy but everything whatever we do for joy after some times we find it becomes a sort of a reaction.

So there is very important point that to make our individuality beautiful we should not immediately react to people, should not give our own opinion ‘I don’t like it, I don’t want it’, but we should absorb the beauty of another person. Now supposing there’s a flower you get, immediately you will see the beauty of the flower, you like to take the fragrance of the flower but suddenly you say ‘I don’t like flowers’ then what can the flower do to you? So one should not react and one should not have such subtle idea about your likes and dislikes because it’s a joy-killer habit, it’s a joy killer….

(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi during India tour at Pune on 27th December 1989.)

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