“When Shiva awakens within us……”

I had told you about Shiva’s place in Kundalini Shastra. In a man’s heart, He always enlightens like the light of a lamp. Because of which the knowledge of right-wrong, discretion remains awakened, which goes on forbidding us, don’t do this, this is wrong, this is unrighteous. This is wrong, this is deceitfulness, this is is greed, this is pride, this is jealousy, this is Adharm, this is below the dignity of a man, this is not worthwhile. But the independence that a man has, is used by him very badly and he disregards Shiva.

Shiva drinks the poison of the whole world. Whatever amount of poison is settled in our heart, aversion towards others, evil etc., very impure thoughts, our heart becomes poisonous, when Shiva awakens within us, He drinks that poison. Shiva’s food, His drink is poison, whatever intoxicating things are there, the intoxicants etc., all that is injurious to consciousness is consumed (prashaan) by Shiva. He consumes all the poison of this type, of the world, inside His own being.

(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi 1977-02-16 Mahashivratri, Delhi, India)

Try to be humble.


……..So criticism should go out of our mind but appreciation should be practiced: appreciation of others’ children, appreciation of other people is very important but that doesn’t mean that you appreciate all others and torture your wife or torture your husband – that also is an imbalance. First responsibility is your family but you should appreciate others. And this comes when you have no jealousies about anyone. This jealousy, I don’t know from where it comes, so I don’t know this quality of jealousy, whythere is jealousy.

So, also if you have jealousy you have to use it for the right purpose, and what is the right purpose is that you should be jealous of a person who is spiritually higher than you, and you practice it that you become better. If jealousy is for competition, then you compete with the person who is more compassionate, more loving, more sacrificing, more patient. So this competition becomes a very healthy competition and the collectivity becomes very nourished……..

Now the worst enemy of collectivity is aggressiveness. Some people are basically aggressive; their style of talking is extremely aggressive, the way they say things is aggressive. May be because anything, may be they are better educated, may be they come from a very aggressive family, may be they are having a kind of a superiority complex or an inferiority complex or a sense of insecurity, or maybe they are possessed.They try to dominate and show their very strong feelings towards people – of superiority. They may be inferior, it’s not necessary, but they do and this is something is to be curbed. So what you have to practice here is humility. Try to be humble………

(An extract from talk of H H Shri  Mataji Nirmala devi on Virata Puja. Melbourne ,Australia, 10 April 1991)

“Mother You be in our brain.”

….If your brain can be enlightened, then you will think as the Divine thinks and your sensitivity will improve, because sensitivity comes from the central nervous system. Now in the central nervous system if there is any blockage it is actually in the brain because all the centers are represented in the brain.

So the best thing is to say that, “Mother come in my brain. Please reside in my brain. Please make Your room in this brain. You be the controller of this brain. Let this brain be guided by Your divine wisdom.” And you don’t think for yourself, and this word ‘I think’ should be dropped completely from Sahaja Yogis. ‘I think’ means, goes on you see, in funny ways; it can be anything, you see. …..

Now positive thinking is nothing but is thinking – as according to Sahaja Yoga, is not aggressive thinking, but it means that a thinking which helps to manifest the Divine. That is what is positive thinking. And the result of that is that your nerves start opening out, and you start feeling the manifestations of divine power in your fingers in your being. ….. So it is important that first of all you must decide to stop the brain working too much and say that “Mother You be in our brain.” …

(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji on Puja in Adelaide ,Australia, 4 March 1983.)

“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.)

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“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.)

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“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.)

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“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.)

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“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.)

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“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.)

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