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Originally posted 2014-10-26 03:14:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Please enjoy the following Sahaja Yoga video in which Shri Mataji explains how the confusion of the modern times results in spiritual seeking.

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Originally posted 2008-06-25 15:24:31. 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.

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

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Originally posted 2014-11-02 01:25:12. 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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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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Subtle System Once you have experienced your self-realisation through Sahaja Yoga, a new dimension of awareness is opened up to you. You are able to experience thoughtless awareness, or nirvichara samadhi, which is a state where you are perfectly alert, but are conscious without having to think. This is a truly liberating state, as our state prior to self-realisation is characterised by constant nagging thoughts and worries, or planning for the future.

Another area of awareness that becomes available to you in Sahaja Yoga is known as vibratory awareness, in which you become aware of the state of your subtle system, which is depicted in the diagram. Sensations on the fingertips, such as tingling or heat indicate a problem in an energy centre, whereas coolness is associated with an absence of problems in an energy centre, also known as a chakra. The colours shown in the hand in the diagram correspond to the colours of the energy centres, and in this way you are able to decode the sensations on the fingertips. For example, if the thumb (yellow) on the left hand tingles this indicates a problem with the swadisthan chakra on the left hand side (also shown as yellow in the diagram).

In Sahaja Yoga it is common to hear people talking about being left-sided or right-sided. What does this mean? If you look at the diagram you will notice that there are three channels. There is a blue channel which runs down a person’s left side (as we are facing the person in the diagram it naturally appears on the right-hand side) and is called the left side or in Sanskrit terms, the Ida Nadi, where Nadi means ‘channel.’ On the other side, on the right side of our body, is the right side, or Pingala Nadi. In the middle, running along the spinal chord is the Sushumna, or central channel.

What are the qualities of these three channels? The left channel is also known as the moon channel, and if we move too much into this channel then we can become depressed and in extreme cases, suicidal. It is also associated with feelings of hopelessness, dejection, fear and failure. Normally the colour of this channel is blue, but as we move more towards the left side, the colour becomes quite black. How do we know if we have moved into the left-side i.e. our left channel has become overactive? We can tell from our behaviour, as described above, but through Sahaja Yoga we can also detect this more subtly on our hands. If we feel more coolness on the right hand than the left, then this indicates that we have indulged too much into the left side of our consciousness.

The right channel, or the sun channel, is associated with feelings of elation, excitement, planning too much, being futuristic, dominating and aggressive. The colour of this channel is gold when it is in balance with the left side, but as a person moves more towards the right, the colour changes to yellow, orange and then red as the person becomes increasingly aggressive. The ideal state in Sahaja Yoga is to be in the centre, which means that we are are moving on the central channel, and that we are not too left-sided or too right-sided. In this state we are detached, enjoy being with others, and enjoy ourselves more too. This can be felt on the subtle level as coolness on both hands.

By attending a Sahaja Yoga centre near you, you can find out how to balance yourself on a subtle level.

Originally posted 2007-12-13 18:53:45. 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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Originally posted 2007-12-27 18:56:54. 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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