Sahaja Yoga is for giving you spiritual light, It is not for solving your problems.
"So many Sahaja Yogis feel that Sahaja Yoga is for solving problems, all which are of a very mundane nature. Sahaja Yoga is for giving you spiritual light. Is not for solving your problems, but as a result the problems are solved. As a result you get all right. Your health improves, of course. You give up all your bad habits and all that happens. I mean, it's a tremendous thing, and all the transformation starts flowing."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 13 November 1980, extract from talk to Sahaja Yogis, Stratford, UK.
You have a certain debt and that debt is that you have to give realizations to others.
"First of all, you must realize your own personal responsibility, that you all have got Sahaja Yoga absolutely free; but you have a certain debt and that debt is that you have to give realizations to others. If you just have it for yourself and leave only to your leaders to work it out, it’ll never work out.
How many people have you given realization? You have to count it. Because after a certain state of your achievement, you become very creative, extremely creative. At this age also I am working, but what I find, once you get your realization, you are settled down with yourself and you become like a monk. We don’t want to have monks and priests."
Many misidentifications that are there have to be given up to enjoy that beauty
"Everybody's improving but it's rather slow. It can be very fast if you meditate, that's very important. You have to know how to make your chakras all right. Your mantras are to be siddhis. Mantras are to be such that they should not be mechanical, just saying something mechanically. You should say it from your heart. Again, if you do not say mantras through your heart, mantra is not siddha - means you may go on saying hundred times, it will have no effect. Siddha mantra is that, that you say that, it has an effect, it works. If it does not work then your mantra has no meaning. So the development has to be within and without and you have to certify yourself. Nobody else going to certify you. If you want to give yourself a false certificate go ahead. If you want to cheat yourself go ahead. It's not going to help anyone. But if you want to really have the joy and the bliss of the grace of Heavenly Father, then come out of it. Many misidentifications that are there have to be given up to enjoy that beauty."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 6 November 1983, extract from Diwali Puja talk, Hampstead, UK.
Whatever we are doing is nothing but freedom
"So ours is a path of knowledge: knowledge that is love, knowledge that is compassion. This is what we have to understand, that we have come into another area, arena, where all the skirmishes and the troubles of Kali Yuga cannot enter. It's raining outside, nothing inside - it's like that, that we are now not only free, but whatever we are doing is nothing but freedom; where we are not attached to anything that can debase us, make us lose grip over truth."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 7 November 1999, extract from Diwali Puja talk, Delphi, Greece.
You are not an egg. You have become a bird. So, you have to give up all that is falsehood. If you are fully enlightened, you will give up automatically, you don't have to be told.
"After coming to Sahaja Yoga, I've seen Christians will adhere to Christ, Muslims will adhere to Mohammed Sahib or to Ali, and others will adhere to the conditionings from which they have come. But they don't adhere to Me, so they cannot see the integration of all these personalities in One Person. Now, one has to know, on this point, that you have got the light. You are enlightened. You are not an egg. You have become a bird. So, you have to give up all that is falsehood. If you are fully enlightened, you will give up automatically, you don't have to be told. When the light is enlightened, it automatically feels responsible that it has to give light. Nobody has to tell that, 'You please give light' because it is light now. Because it is eternal light, nothing can kill it. I will say a Sanskrit shloka , [Shri Mataji speaks in Sanskrit] - means it cannot be killed by anyone, not air can blow it away, nothing can destroy it. The - even if you want to suck it, you cannot. It's such a powerful light you have got within yourself. You can verify whether it is eternal or not."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 5 November 1994, extract from Diwali Puja talk, Istanbul, Turkey.
October 30, 2014
"The other day I told you about the word shraddha - it's not just praying, it's not just having faith, but shraddha is that you have it in your heart - the enjoyment of achievement through your devotion and dedication, that should be called as shraddha. With that thing only it will work out. But you have to have faith in yourself and faith in Sahaja Yoga. You know you have got it, those people were talking about it, but you have got it - you know what is collective consciousness. You know that you are in the collective consciousness. But how far you have grown into it is to be seen. It's very important."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 29 October 2000, extract from Diwali Puja talk, Los Angeles, USA.
October 31, 2014
"Sometimes we have wrong ideas also about our seeking. The seeking comes from the third center. Which is in the navel, the navel which is called Nabhi Chakra, is the navel point. But it's all in the spinal cord. Now this third center is the center which gives us seeking from the very beginning when we were amoeba. We started seeking food. Then as we became higher and higher and higher in our seeking of food. We became human beings. Then we started seeking money, possession, power, fame. Then spiritual seeking came, we started seeking in religious outsiders organizing religions, calling God, devotion, dedication but nothing worked out. So we started a deeper seeking meditating at this time also people came down from all over the world to teach you meditation. Now meditation cannot be taught. It's a happening when you are in meditation. You cannot go to a meditation. It is not like a small little house or a temple or a building where you can enter into. It's a happening. You are pushed into it. You just become in meditation. And this happening take place only when this Kundalini pierces this fontanel bone area and you get an actual baptism, actual, not artificial. You can see with your naked eyes, the pulsation of this Kundalini, the rising this Kundalini and also the pulsation on the head here till it stops you start feeling the cool breeze coming simultaneously. That should happen to you otherwise don't believe in any tall stories."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 31 October 1980, extract from public programme, Newbury, UK.
November 1, 2014
"So first of all train up your body well. You must take some exercises in the morning, I have told you. That people sleep after breakfast I am told, I was amazed. I mean, this is too much. You see, God has given you this house as a blessing, to be more alert, to give His light to others. Instead of that if the candle is not even flickering, what's the use? So what you have to do is to first of all brush up yourself, completely. Make your body all right, alert."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 1 November 1982, extract from talk to Sahaja Yogis, London, UK.
November 3, 2014
"One thing that you must remember is that you are made into a lamp. So you don't have to any more seek, just grow your light to give to others. So in one way you increase your light, so that you help yourself, and just to help others. Your growth has no meaning if it cannot help others. Now, for example, if you put the fire on, the fire does not burn itself. It burns others. Also, the fire gives light. Now, you are the fire. You are the light. And you are the controller of the fire or the light. You are the one who can become, if you want to, the fire or the light. You have the power to be whatever you like. When it is necessary to be fire, you have to be fire. When you have to become the light, you have to become the light."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 3 November 1981, extract from talk to Sahaja Yogis, Paris, France.
Unless and until you learn how to open out your heart how can you enjoy?
"So the Narakasura within us must be killed, the one which teaches us evil, to do evil to others. If you are busy doing evil to others you can never enjoy. Because you enjoy doing evil to others. So that has to be faced within ourselves, not in other people. It’s very easy to say that this Sahaja yogi is caught up, that Sahaja yogi is like that, but very difficult to say, 'Mother, I am caught up. I have got this problem within myself.' So when you start seeing yourself your heart opens out. Unless and until you learn how to open out your heart how can you enjoy? Open your heart."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 29 October 1989, extract from Diwali Puja talk, Montacatini Terme, Italy.
In all introspection we have to realize that we have gone too much into materialism
"In all introspection we have to realize that we have gone too much into materialism. That doesn't mean that you should not make money. That doesn't mean you should not work, you should be lethargic, that you should say that 'Oh, Mother has said, Now, let us be lotus eaters.' Not that. Try to understand. If you are making money it is just to give. Then otherwise your situation will be bad, you'll be always insecure about money. And those who have money instead of feeling secure they are all day shaking like this, I have seen. So what is the use of having? Is better not to have anything like that that shakes you. Better to settle down with a little hut somewhere and enjoy Sahaja Yoga. So Lakshmi tattwa is not money-oriented."
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi - 20 October 1990, extract from Diwali Puja talk, Sotto, Italy.
they have to follow us, we are not going to follow them.
"I have started talking about the new culture that we have to accept. In expressing our love we should not be ashamed. We should not feel shy about it at all, we are expressing our love and love must be expressed. There's no harm in expressing our love. But it happens that in the beginning we feel little shy, we are conditioned, how to express, people will misunderstand and they will think that we are wrong type of people. No, we are special people. We have to make the whole world, they are not going to make us. We have to create the new world and they have to follow us, we are not going to follow them. We are the makers of kings and we are the makers of queens and we are the makers of everything. So we have to work it out that way."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 16 October 1987, extract from Shree Mahakali Puja talk, Munich, Germany.
Why are we on this Earth?
"So science cannot answer many questions and one of them is that 'Why are we on this Earth? What is the purpose of our life? What is the goal of our life? What is our identity?' This question is not asked and, if asked, they cannot answer. They cannot answer this simple question, 'Why are we on this Earth?' But one has to know that we are on this Earth to become the Spirit, to enter into the Kingdom of God. This is our purpose. That's why we are here, and then to be the instruments of that Divine Power, which is all-pervading."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 15 October 1993, extract from public program, Philadelphia, USA.
Put Me in your heart, Paris, France, 1984
The spirit is the source of joy. I am the source of joy too. So if you put Me in your heart, then the source of joy is in your heart. The trouble is you do not put Me in your heart and you just want to see that I am there and just to mentally feel that, “oh Mother has come to my house” or “Oh I was with Mother, I can give Her flowers, or I can give Her fruits, or I can do for Her this,” this is all again mental satisfaction. Am I in your heart? Or you are doing outside, is the point you should find out. If you put Me in your heart, then because I am the source of peace, I am the source of joy, and I am the source of all the beautiful thing that you could think of, you will have them, because you have not put Me in your heart then what can I do?
"We don't have to kill demons. There's no need to join any war or to fight like soldiers as they fought with Devi, nothing. You have just to take out the negativity within yourself, lethargy from you, but work it out. We say mantras, we know what are the powers of the mantras are, but you have to keep them awakened. For that I have told you a hundred times, you must meditate. Not the way to meditate - all right, it's like playing golf, it's out. It's not that way. It's a serious thing, you are worshipping the Adi Shakti. With that complete understanding and dedication you have to do it; not a mechanical thing, it's not a game. It's something very subtle and special. In no action we can describe it, but it's just a very deep feeling. To that depth no other feeling goes; with that feeling you have to meditate. And then see the results. Many people say, 'I've done this, Mother, I've done that. I've this still' - because you are not deep enough. It's not how much you pray, it's not how many words you use for prayer, but it is how deeply you have touched the feet of the Divine that is important."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 8 October 1989, extract from Navaratri Puja talk, Margate, UK.