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Sahaja Yoga - the Sahasrara
On the 5th of May 1970 Shri Mataji opened the Sahasrara chakra of the Virata and the unique opportunity of Self-realisation, second birth, became possible for all mankind. Once the Kundalini is awakened Shri Mataji allows those who are seeking truth to then becomes a ‘Sahaja Yogi’, the twice born, and then an attitude unique to Sahaja Yogis is born within. Then a new era begins for us, keeping our attention very much on Shri Mataji, and aspects of deepening our spiritual awakening.

The twice born are able to continually look forward to an eternal and spiritual world, neither as a dream, nor a vision of some other worldly experience, but as a reality and a happening, here today, by the grace of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi we can live that life here and now, rather than being a far distant reality.

Shri Mataji’s elevated vision and plan for mankind in the form of Sahaja Yoga does not mean that we leave the present mundane world behind, but reflects our combined aspiration to leave our mark upon the Earth, to help transform it, precisely because our efforts are occupied with beautifying the universe in unison with Shri Mataji’s will when she opened the Sahasrara : for mankind to realise the true meaning of its existence.

Sometimes as the years pass we may find that we may become focused upon our jobs, family, money, other concerns, but our mundane life is not our main object, we know that we have always wanted something more. We know we are supposed to have the pure feelings of family, brothers, sisters, aunties and uncles. There is something much more which we grasped at times when we perceived that we are not only this physical body, that there is a meaning that runs deep in this universes, that is just beyond the grasp of our mental perceptions. Continue Reading »

Originally posted 2008-05-03 17:25:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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shrimataji.jpgWelcome to the Sahaja Yoga in Australia site, and we hope that you find it useful. The purpose of this site is to familiarise you with Sahaja Yoga in Australia and Sahaja Yoga in general. You may know that we already have an Australian Sahaja Yoga site which we encourage you to visit, but this site will more conversational and interactive, and less formal.

Sahaja Yoga enables you to get in touch with your inner being through the awakening of a subtle energy within you known as kundalini. This energy exists in a potential, or dormant state at the base of the spine in the area known as the sacrum bone (the Greeks knew there was something special about this). When it is awakened it rises through 6 energy centres known as chakras, awakening the qualities of these centres. For example, when it crosses through the Swadisthan chakra (the second energy centre from the base of the spine) it awakens the qualities of creativity and pure knowledge in that centre.

Sahaja Yoga subtle systemIn addition, a state known in Sahaja Yoga as thoughtless awareness is entered into, resulting in a true meditative state where one does not need to think and one is released from the chains of thought which plague us so much and which are such a major source of stress in modern society.

One also becomes aware of one’s inner nature through a state called vibratory awareness where one is able to discern the state of one’s energy centres through sensations on the hands.

This whole process is known as self-realisation and has been pursued by seekers for many thousands of years. In the past seekers would retire from the world and try to gain mastery over themselves, hoping that they would achieve this state. We are in the very fortunate situation today that this is no longer necessary, and that self-realisation can be achieved in a few minutes. This does not mean that all the energy centres are purified overnight. Through vibratory awareness, which is a result of achieving self-realisation, we are able to see what is wrong with the energy centres and to correct them using techniques that are demonstrated at the many Sahaja Yoga centres worldwide.

The fact that self-realisation is possible to achieve in a short time is possible through the grace of Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga, who has devised a method to allow people to have this experience en-masse. She started Sahaja Yoga in 1970 with a small group of seekers, and has worked tirelessly to spread it throughout the world since then.

Sahaja Yoga courses are free of charge. To find one in Australia go to Meetings in Australia, otherwise go International Sahaja Yoga Meetings.

Originally posted 2007-11-05 22:31:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Self-realisation

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation

Self-realisation is a frequently used – and often misused – word. In common parlance it can mean discovering the power to get on top of things, or making big personal discoveries, but technically it means the realisation – that is the manifestation – of the Self – which is the Spirit. In other words, the ability to feel the Spirit on the central nervous system. And to be able to feel the spirit on the central nervous system each person must gain – and there are a lot of names for it – the experience of moksha, union, yoga, liberation, the rhu, all names for the same thing – the experience of Self-realisation.

Again technically, this is the awakening of the life force in us – in Sanskrit, it’s called kundalini – which resides in the sacrum bone at the very base of the spine, and its rising up through the various energy centres along the spine to make the union – the yoga – with the great energy of creation around us. This union takes place at the very top of the head, at the Sahasrara, the so-called Crown chakra.

In earlier days, when this experience of Self-realisation was desired by seekers of truth, they had to dedicate themselves fully to the task, working very hard over a long period of time. Sometimes with a guru or spiritual master, sometime on their own, undertaking penances and a tough life in some isolated, inhospitable place.

Why the long hard work? Well, through conditioning and fears, through over-emotionalism, lust, lethargy and ritualism on one side, or, on the other, greed, over-activity, living in the future, egocentricity, the desire to dominate, through any or all of these activities, these energy centers of ours, these chakras, become misaligned and they collect, over time, a lot of impurities, a lot of negativity. And since these energy centres affect our whole being – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual – they are of major importance to our development, our evolution. Well, these earlier seekers of truth, through their dedication and hard work would clear, one by one, each energy centre, making way for the kundalini to rise, until, eventually, the Sahasrara or Crown chakra was reached, and Self-realisation took place, granting powers – health, balance, well-being, peace, Divine knowledge, joy.

Well, in our day and age, things have changed. In fact, the old, harsh processes have been turned on their heads. Now, today, it is possible, through the grace of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga, to gain Self-realisation in a very simple way. All that is necessary is desire, and the appropriate circumstances. So now-a-days, instead of clearing out the energy centres in order to gain Self-realisation, the opposite process takes place: Self-realisation is granted in order to clear out our energy centres, clear our whole subtle energy system. Self-realisation, gained in this way, becomes a natural, spontaneous part of our evolution. It’s is the first time in human history that this collective way of gaining Self-realisation has been used. And since 1970 Shri Mataji has been travelling the world granting seekers the gift of moksha.

Brian Bell

Originally posted 2008-07-02 18:25:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Benefits of Sahaja Yoga

These are some of the benefits of practicing Sahaja Yoga, after self-realisation has been experienced:

  • A state called thoughtless awareness occurs in which one is very alert, but does not need to think, and which is very peaceful.
  • One experiences states of great joy, and even bliss.
  • As a result Sahaja Yoga is effective in treating stress-related problems
  • It is possible to feel on one’s finger tips the state of one’s energy centres, or chakras. This is called vibratory awareness. As a result one does not need to operate on a mental level trying to work out what is wrong with oneself, but one can actually feel on the hands what one’s inner state is and then correct any imbalances through very simple techniques.
  • In this way one becomes one’s own master, and is not reliant on others to provide spiritual guidance.
  • Because the chakras control all our problems, whether spiritual, physical, emotional or mental, by cleansing the chakras through Sahaja Yoga we are able to rid ourselves of problems in these different areas.
  • One becomes more balanced and more centred, avoiding the extremes of ego and lack of self-esteem.
  • Meditation research has shown the benefit of practicing Sahaja Yoga for those with diseases such as epilepsy, asthma, hot flushes and ADHD.

Originally posted 2007-11-13 03:38:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Originally posted 2014-11-14 19:25:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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