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Self-realisation video

You can get your Self-realisation online. Just follow the instructions on the following video of Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga:

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Originally posted 2008-03-29 19:33:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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shrimataji3.jpgThe Kundalini is the key to our spiritual evolution. The word “kundalini” actually comes from the Sanskrit “kundal” meaning “coiled up,” and we know in Sahaja Yoga that it is coiled up at the base of the spine in three and a half coils, in a dormant state, waiting to be awakened. See subtle system.

It is an energy which is present in every single human being, which also means that every human being has the potential for spiritual evolution.

It is situated at the base of the spine, in the sacrum bone. In Latin Os Sacrum refers to a sacred area of the body, and so there was an awareness of its significance a long time ago. The Greeks also knew that this was a special part of the body and called it Hieron Osteon. They were aware that the scarum bone is the last bone to be destroyed when burning a body.

The kundalini has been well known in India for many centuries and is described clearly in the Upanishads and other texts. Adi Shankaracharya, Guru Nanak and Gyaneshwara have written about it. In the bible it manifests as tongues of flames on the disciple’s heads. Lao Tse referred to the kundalini as the spirit of the valley.

In Sahaja Yoga we know the effect of kundalini awakening (which is also known as self-realisation) is a cool breeze on top of the head. In other words we can feel the kundalini on our finger tips.

When the kundalini rises for the first time there may be blockages in the chakras which interfere with its ascent. When this happens it pulsates at that point of the spine and can soemtimes be seen even with the eyes alone.

Here is an extract from a talk by the founder of Sahaja Yoga:

Today I told you about Kundalini, and that Kundalini is the Pure Desire within us, that manifests or is awakened to give us our self-realization. Means the desire is only fulfilled when you get your self-realization, otherwise it is not manifested – it is just dormant; it is still residual. It has created the whole universe, but until and unless you get self-realization, unless and until you become one with your spirit, you have not achieved the manifestation of this power, which will go on making you run and run and run, thinking that you have not yet achieved or you have not found out your meaning. It will be there, all the time, sleeping, but giving you a feeling of vacuum.

So this power must be made to manifest… Then, this power has got certain qualities. The first quality it has got, … means it goes against the gravity. It goes against the gravity. You see, a thing rises, it doesn’t go down, so a person who has to be aspiring by nature, if a person is not aspiring type the Kundalini doesn’t rise, because, like, you see that when food passes down our stomach it presses the sides of the intestines. By that these movements of going down takes place. You see my point?

So when the Kundalini starts, and starts pressing on the sides of the chakras, She creates a feeling of throwing it higher and higher so the chakra is bounced upward. All the heavy things, all go downward, but the Kundalini rises higher and higher and higher, because it is like fire. Fire never burns downward. It always burns upward. She looks also like fire, and She has the capacity of fire within Her. The fire has a capacity to purify, and to burn off whatever can be burnt off. It purifies the things which it cannot burn and burns all the things which are inflammable, which can be burnt out.

So, the quality of fire that exists in the Kundalini burns off whatever is useless, like in our house, we find all the useless things, and we take them in the garden and burn them, finished – once and for all they’re all finished. So when the Kundalini rises, She also burns off all useless things, all your useless desires, your useless ideas of action, all sorts of useless accumulation of feelings and egos, and every sort of a nonsensical thing that is in between. Everything is burnt off fast, because they can be burnt, they are not eternal, by nature. They are not eternal by nature. They are temporarily there. All that is temporary, She burns down, and that’s how She enlightens the Spirit, because Spirit cannot be burnt by anything.

But this burning is so beautiful that it burns off all that is bad, stagnating, all that is polluting, all that is a disease, and cools down the system.

It is very interesting to see how this power of fire becomes the cool breeze, but in the science also you find that electricity can give you hot breeze or cool breeze. You can transform from one to another, but there is no ultimate for these things, they are always reversible. Supposing something becomes a magnetism, you can always convert into electricity, electricity can always be converted into magnetism. But Kundalini’s such a thing that once she burns off everything that is there, that’s how you get heat, because she’s burning. But when she cools down and becomes cool then she’s not reversible. That’s why it is a living process. Living process is never reversible. All dead processes can be reversible, but anything that is reversible – now, supposing you are grown up – you can all become a little baby- whatever you may try- you may have any number of operations –you cannot become. Now you are grown up, now you are modern, over-developed. You may try anything to become a primitive person – you cannot. You just cannot, whatever you may try. That will be all very artificial. You may just feel that you have become primitive by wearing some sort of a dress, by feeling that, “oh now there’s no modernism in us, and now we have become very very subdued”, nothing of the kind. It is curable, but not reversible. But, it is a living process . So, Kundalini within us expedites the living process within us of our evolution.

So the power of Kundalini is to purify, she purifies us like fire. She doesn’t purify us like water, surprisingly, she doesn’t purify us like water. Now, water, what does the water do? Water never burns off anything, but it dissolves certain things. It can take in something within itself, see. It can contain some of the dirt within itself. Supposing you put a color in the water – it assumes the color. But Kundalini does not assume the color. She burns out. Do you follow my point? So, if you have anything wrong within you, she’ll burn it off , but she’ll not absorb – she’s pure. She cannot absorb those things into her that will pollute her. She cannot be polluted.

This quality of fire, say, for example, if you put gold in fire, silver in fire, you can purify it. The pure form comes in. That’s how you know. But if you put gold and fire in water, nothing will happen. At the most you can wash them from outside. But in and out you cannot do it. So outwardly you can do it with other things, but with Kundalini you do in and out. The face also looks beautiful, as if some glazing has taken place on the face, a new, bright face. It’s not sallow, neither it is horribly burning, nor is it pale and ugly-looking, but it becomes radiant. Radiance, that’s what Kundalini gives you. It looks also, as if a molten iron, you see, -have you seen molten iron? – pillar of – supposing you take a pillar of iron, and, and heat it, to a point where it starts showing, you see, copper, every color in it, copperish and all sorts of color you see, golden, copperish and all that, you see, like a furnace. But very silent, very silent, it works out.

Extract from talk by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga, 17 June 1981, London

Originally posted 2008-01-08 18:21:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Heart chakra

Please enjoy this beautifully made Sahaja Yoga video on the Heart chakra. It incorporates beautiful music, pictures, as well as extracts from talks by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.

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Originally posted 2008-05-11 04:18:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

What are we really? We are not this mind, this body, these emotions although we tend to identify with these. Some people operate on a mainly intellectual level and may find the thought of going beyond their minds unsettling. Others operate more on the emotional or physical plane.

But then, to come back to the above question, what are we really? We are, in essence, the Spirit, a part of our being that never dies. This has been expressed beautifully in a poem by Adi Shanakaracharya called Tad Niskala. The first stanza is reproduced here:

Om. I am neither the mind,
Intelligence, ego, nor ’chitta’,
Neither the ears, nor the tongue,
Nor the senses of smell and sight,
Neither ether, nor air,
I am Eternal Bliss and Awareness.
I am Shiva! I am Shiva!

Here follows an extract from a talk by Shri Mataji, the founder of Sahaja Yoga:

So, today we are going to think about our Spirit, which we have neglected throughout. They are not even conscious that we have a Spirit. Through Sahaja Yoga those who are now conscious, because they can feel it through their vibrations, they can also get lost and can forget it. The Spirit is the only eternal thing within us, all the rest are transitory and evolutionary. Everything rose into evolution and the better is the evolution the higher the Spirit starts manifesting itself. Like the reflection… the reflection on the stone of even the sun is zero. And the reflection of the sun on the lake is sometimes I think, is the reflection that is felt in the Sahaja Yogis, when they see, feel it, it flows, they can feel the breeze in their hands.

But still their attention is not fully enlightened, the Spirit has not permeated inside. It’s just reflecting still. In the mirror you see the reflection of the sun. But even then, when you removed it you cannot reflect it. This is the difference – that even if you become the mirror of the sun, unless and until it permeates into your being and transforms you into something new, you have not done full justice to yourself and nor to the powers of your Spirit. The Spirit has come just like a vision to you an experience to you, but the growth of your being has not yet started and if it has started it’s so slow that you may not achieve much in one lifetime. Because your attention is on all various things. You have been misidentified from the very beginning, since the time you were amoeba you have been misidentified. The matter played a big role in your life, so matter was important. Then all the five elements that are within us were very important to us. Because we can see them, feel them we have lived them for years, thousands and thousands of years. So they are part and parcel of your being and that is why you are so much identified with it. That should be, no doubt.

But in the living process it never happens like that. There are some seeds which grow so fast that within one year they become trees after they have been sprouted. They bear fruit in one year’s time. Some trees are such, but some of them linger on and linger on and linger on and they take too much time. So much so that maybe when they are not yet fully developed any storm, any wind, any one of these things can just push them down. So you have to make a rapid growth within. Even after realization I have seen people do not pay attention to their Spirit. So for every Sahaja Yogi today I would say they have to ask … “Where is your attention?”

Extract from a talk, The eternal Spirit, London, 10 November 1980 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga

Originally posted 2008-01-23 18:10:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Freedom and Liberation

A fascinating and beautiful new movie about HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is being screened in different parts of the world, and will be screened all around Australia and New Zealand during March. The film covers significant parts of the life of Shri Mataji , including the struggle for independence in India as well as the emergence of Sahaja Yoga.

Please enjoy the following preview:


Originally posted 2008-02-26 18:54:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Sahaja Yoga Intro Video

Please enjoy the following video in which the founder of Sahaja Yoga, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, introduces Sahaja Yoga meditation.

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Originally posted 2008-01-18 22:20:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Please enjoy the following video in which Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga, explains what to do after Self-realization in order to establish kundalini awakening.

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Originally posted 2009-03-23 15:56:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja YogaYou’ve heard of Sahaja Yoga, but what is it? When people think of yoga they often think of Hatha Yoga which has a big emphasis on the physical level involving postures etc. Sahaja Yoga is a form of meditation, or a better definition might be that it is the key to meditation where meditation is defined as mental silence, thoughtless awareness or nirvichara.

Meditation only occurs when we have experienced self-realisation, which is a state in which the kundalini, a coiled energy, has awakened from its slumber at the base of the spine, and has risen up through the energy centres situated on the spine, pierced the fontanelle bone at the top of the head and has connected with the all-pervading power. If you have not experienced self-realisation you won’t be able to go beyond thoughts, but will just be battling them in an effort to achieve silence, but this is a bit like banging your head against the wall.

So you could say that self-realisation is the starting point for Sahaja Yoga. This is not how it used to be. Prior to Sahaja Yoga people who wished to achieved their enlightenment would retire from society and would spend years, decades to overcome their attachment to the physical, emotional and mental aspects of their being. They would cleanse energy centre after energy centre, starting from the root energy centre, the Mooladhara and working their way up. Most of the time they would fail or give up.

In Sahaja Yoga you first experience self-realisation and then you go about clearing the chakras, or energy centres. Normally only a few strands of the kundalini rise up all the way to the top as there are obstructions in the chakras preventing more strands from rising up. The task of the person who has achieved this first step on their spiritual path is to then cleanse these energy centres in order to allow further strands of kundalini to rise up, and hence to deepen the experience.

How would you know which energy centres need cleansing? Well, one of the amazing results of getting self-realisation through Sahaja Yoga is that you are able to perceive your energy centres on your finger tips. This is known as vibratory awareness. Each finger corresponds to a different chakra, so that if a particular finger tingles or burns we know that there is a problem in the corresponding chakra. If you attend a Sahaja yoga program near you (and these are free) you will find out what to do to cleanse each centre. The cleansing methods are amazingly simple!

The other result of self-realisation is that you are able to enjoy mental silence, and at a deeper level, bliss. As you cleanse the chakras within you and continue to meditate you are able to discover the beauty within.

Originally posted 2007-12-06 20:18:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Heart and throat chakras

Please enjoy the following Sahaja Yoga talk in which Shri Mataji talks about the Heart (Anahata)  and throat (Vishuddhi)  chakras and their qualities.

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Originally posted 2009-05-07 21:09:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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