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Sahaja Yoga Mooladhara The Mooladhara chakra is situated at the base of the spine within the pelvic plexus. Moola means ‘root’ and adhara means ‘the support.’ It is the foundation of the whole subtle system and hence very important in Sahaja Yoga. On a gross level it governs excretion and sex. On a subtle level it is responsible for the qualities of innocence, wisdom, chastity and holiness within us. Innocence is a quality that is evident in babies and young children as well as some adults and provides them with a magenetic quality. Innocence can never be destroyed. It is an eternal quality, but it can be covered by the clouds of incorrect actions.

Through Sahaja Yoga cleansing pratices we can purify this centre and bring it back into a balanced state. This centre is strongly associated with the earth element, and hence sitting on the Mother Earth is very helpful. It is also good to place the feet in a bowl of warm water containing salt, also known as footsoaking. It helps to keep the attention on nature, especially the earth, the sky and grass, as these sooth and cleanse the attention.

Now this first centre is very important because this was the first centre that was created when the Primordial Being started doing the job. This is the centre of innocence that is holiness. First thing that was created was holiness on this earth. This centre is very important in all the human beings because animals have innocence. They have not lost it, while we have a right or we can say we have a freedom to abandon it. We can do it, we can somehow or other destroy it by our so-called ideas of freedom.

Now this centre has a power to give us wisdom. Now wisdom is such a, such a word that cannot be explained. Wisdom is the balance between your understanding of what is good and what is bad. Where you really understand what is good for you, for your spirit, is wisdom; and when this centre is alive and is not destroyed then you really know what is wisdom is. For example the person who has got this centre very well developed can tell you whether it is the north or the south, because the magnetism that is in the Mother Earth, this centre is made by the element of Mother Earth. So the magnetism that is in the Mother Earth is there present in this centre. When the birds fly all the way from Siberia to Australia they do it with the help of this centre because they know whether they are moving northward or southward. They have an innate wisdom to know which way to move and that’s why one should know that this centre is also within us but we have lost our sense of judgment because we have lost that magnetism within us.

An innocent person is really like a magnet and it attracts, he attracts, the people towards himself, just like a flower attracts a bee towards itself. There are some fishes in which they have found actual magnetic a, field and in some of them they have even found a regular magnet placed in certain fishes by which they know whether they are going north, south, east or west. This centre in us can be destroyed by various ways as I told you last time. Now if you see on from the top there’s a blue line coming down. This is the power of our desire, by which we desire; is the emotional side of a human being. When a person neglects his emotional side or does not respect his emotional side then this centre gets lost. It gets very much destroyed. The emotional side in these modern times is not well understood by human beings. I’m sorry to say but it is very true that when you destroy this centre, first thing that sets in is impotency or over activity, like the rapist and all that are created because this centre is neglected.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, speaking at a Sahaja Yoga public program in Sydney, 24 March 1981

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The three channels

Shri Mataji, who started Sahaja Yoga

In each human being, the energy flows in one of three different channels. For simplicity we refer to them as the left, right and centre. Prior to Self-realization through Sahaja Yoga, the energy flows – the attention settles – in the left or the right. The left – the tamo guna – is concerned with desire, with yesterdays, with the moon, with conditioning, with memory. If the left side is out of kilter we can become cold, insecure, depressed, fearful. On the other side is the right channel – the rajo guna – concerned with action, with tomorrows, with the sun, with planning. If the right side is out of kilter we can become tense, aggressive, even violent. Some of us swing from one side to the other, and back again with painful consequences.

But Self-realization opens up the central channel – the satwa guna – bringing about the yoga, the union of the spirit with the Divine energy of creation. And once this central channel has been opened, then good meditation, health and well-being follow. When the energy flows along this central channel the other two – the left and the right – are brought into balance so that insecurity and depression on one side, tension and aggression on the other, disappear.

The energy that flows through the central channel is called kundalini, a sanskrit word. There is no English word for it. This power is the mothering energy in us, the nurturing energy, the energy that transforms us into spiritual beings. It is a reflection, in miniature, of Divinity. It is a seed of God’s power, the First Power, the Adi Shakti, the Holy Spirit, the Devi, the Feminine Aspect of God. The Goddess. And it is our honouring of this Divinity within us, our dedication, our worship, that strengthens the flow of kundalini, and opens up the rich world of the spirit.

Brian Bell

Originally posted 2008-07-22 18:39:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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I bow to all the seekers of Truth. At the very outset we have to know that Truth is what it is. We cannot organize it, we cannot order it. And at the humane level we cannot achieve it. We have become from amoeba to this stage of the humane beings. But still we have not reached our absolute Truth. Some people believe this is good, some people believe that is good. So under we can decide something or on emotional basis or on rational basis. And both are limited. Anything can be justified with rationality. Also emotionally we can justify; might be our emotional [inaudible]. So everyone can think differently according to their own projections. So you have to go to a stage, a state where you can all say the same to this, is the Truth. The whole humanity has to come to that state where they know this is Absolute.
So we have to understand that our evolution is not yet complete. There is one more break-through in it. This break-through is Self-Realization. Is to know your Self. To know your Self is not possible if you work it out mentally, physically, or emotionally. After all, when we became from amoeba to this stage we did not do anything. It is through the living process of evolution we have spontaneously become human beings. So, if anything has to happen it has to happen spontaneously. Like a seed, if you put it in the Mother Earth it sprouts by itself. So the seed has got a built-in quality and the Mother Earth also has contributive quality to sprout it. In the same way within us is placed the power of pure desire, which gives you that break-through. It is the power of pure desire.
Whatever desires we have we do not get satisfied once they are fulfilled. We want to have food, when we get the food we want to have clothes, when we have the clothes we want to have a house, then we want to have a car, then we want to have an airplane, and I don’t know; it goes on like that. That means in general our wants are not satiable. Then we have very dormant state, we have a desire within us, which is a pure desire. This pure desire is to become one with the all pervading subtle power of love.
Now whatever I’m telling you, you have to accept it as a hypothesis. And as a scientist you must keep your minds open. And if it works then we have to believe as honest people. So this power within us lies in a triangular bone called as sacrum. Sacrum is a Greek word meaning sacred, and it means, it means Greek people knew that there is sacred power in it. So this power is placed in this triangular bone and is awakened as a germ or a primula in a seed, spontaneously. It pierces through six centers, ultimately through the fontanel bone area and you start feeling a cool breeze coming out of your head. If this center (Shri Mataji points to the central throat area also called Vishuddhi) is alright then you start feeling in your hands a kind of a beautiful soothing cool breeze all around us. This power in the sacrum bone is called as Kundalini in Sanskrit language. And many people in India thousands of years back have discovered about this Kundalini in our country. The word Kundalini comes from the coils, Kundalini is the coils because it is in three and half coil.
Now she is your mother. And she takes up all the troubles to give you your second birth. So you don’t get any troubles. In Sanskrit language we call a person who knows about this all pervading power of Brahma as, as dvijaha. Also a bird is called as dvidjaha. Dvi-jaha means born twice. Like a bird is first born at the egg and then it becomes like a bird. In the same way a humane being is born in a closed way of ego and superego on his brain, is the closed personality. But when Kundalini rises and he becomes the Spirit, he becomes as different personality. He becomes that free personality. No habits can overpower him. He does not overpower anyone. And nobody can overpower him. He becomes a very compassionate, confident personality. And he can feel the all pervading power on his fingertips.
Now this all pervading power organizes, thinks, above all it loves. So, when this connection is established, your physical problems, your emotional problems, your mental problems, and your spiritual problems all get solved. It is not an artificial thing, it’s reality. The problem with the religion was that the essence of every religion was to seek the eternal and to treat the transitory in its own limitations. But all the religions failed and they now are only mundane. Either they have become power orientated, money orientated, or emotional farces. So we have to seek this eternal power. And thus we become our Spirit. You can feel on your fingertips what’s wrong with your centers and what’s wrong with the centers of others. So a small little drop, which is limited, becomes one with the ocean and becomes the ocean. Then you become the instrument of that Power. That Power starts flowing through you. You become powerful. And you scientifically know what is this power of parasympathetic nervous system. You become a complete in control with yourself and in complete balance, very dynamic and compassionate at the same time. All the time this energy flows through you.
So this is the power, which has got integrated within you physical power, the mental power, the emotional power, and the spiritual power of love. This is how the emancipation of humane beings is going to take place. This is how the whole world is going to become one. Because your Spirit is the collective being. It’s not forced collectivity, it is innate. For example, I would say, if I have all the powers I’m the greatest capitalist, but I cannot live without sharing it with others, so I’m the greatest communist. That’s how all these theories become really actualized. The time has come today, this is the blossom time. So many flowers have to become the fruit. Thus we are all here to get to that state where you all become Spirits. Which is the knowledge, which is the beauty, which is the goal. May you all be blessed.

Originally posted 2014-11-15 13:15:51. 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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