Let’s enjoy some sahaj knowledge in this article; we already learn at our classes that sahaja yoga meditation is a System of Nature. Recently I’ve been to a Pow-Wow in Halton, just before Thanksgiving and there were stories and explanations coming from a respected Native Indian chief. What really I had felt so inspiring and sahaj was him mentioning that in his Iroquois tradition, the children were not taught the lessons of life with many words; nor with books. Their parents will take them into Nature, outside the village and ask them to watch what animals will do. For hours all together. Then they’ll discuss the observations and draw conclusions that will stay with those children forever. All the details one child will watch, pay attention to, meditate on and understand.; the very core of it. Realize and actualize it. Realize the plan of God with that particular corner of life; its relations; its (inter) dependecies. So children will easily apply the knowledge gained this way along their own path of life. I loved the excerpts below because with simple words and examples Shri Mataji is taking us on a stroll into the Garden of Chakras and we’re learning about the rulers (deities/divine energies) that empower these flower-lotus like energy centres. Below we’ll also compare the Natural Beauty with the Artificial Beauty – both beautiful. But it takes a Bee to stick with the one that is Real, find its Nectar and further share it.
‘So today I have tried to explain to you the different stages of Guru-Pada = the state of guru.
And one should understand that whatever we are today, we are extremely blessed and fortunate. That in this short time, you started from a scratch in the mud, and you have become the lotuses. The lotus will invite many insects.. by its honey, nectar, and will convert them into lotuses. When they get the nectar, they become themselves the lotuses.
The whole filthy, dirty pond is covered with lotus flowers, and one lotus who is the Guru grows higher, and then it is given to the Goddess on which (lotus) She resides.
She resides in the heart on the platform, beautiful platform that this lotus has created. But to bear Her on your heart, you have to have a heart. There are so many qualities of a Guru, which I have told you. All the best qualities, the twelve qualities of all the signs, should be completely manifested in a guru. And the owner of of those qualities is Shri Shiva (The Spirit). So that is how the essence of Shiva-out of Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesha, the Mahesha’s qualities should shine through you.
The Vishnu’s quality of Dharma, first you have to make an effort to be dharmic, to be balanced. Then you ascend.
Then you become one with the Virata (Cosmical Being). And then you can give Dharma (the built-in religion/righteousness/moral conduct) to others. So one has to know that stage by stage it happens to you and you do not became a hypocrite. But you become Real. And reality is shown by its own ‘being’.
That is how you become. So understand the reality within yourself, face it, solve it. But mostly I have seen when I tell anybody (about this, they’ll answer): “No, Mother I am not like that, no Mother, I didn’t say like that, that is not true“.
Some such people could try to sit at the front or sort of try to show off. But that is not important.
What is important is how much you know yourself, it is Self-Realization. Once you develop that then you know others in a real way, and not artificially, and then the enjoyment is complete.
Like a bee will never go to an artificial flower.
Today I bless you. I have completed the twelve years of Guru, and you should really assume the Shiva powers within yourself. .. My body, my mind, my heart, everything, has spared no efforts to completely indulge into this cleansing, into this making, into this becoming of you all. I request you now that, please do not waste my efforts. Look at yourself, help yourself and try to rise higher and higher, become your Self. When you become your Self, then you become the Guru. And once you become the Guru, you become Brahmadeva, Mahesha and Vishnu. So first you are made in the pattern of Ganesha, then Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. But very much depends on your readiness, to do it and most of all on your honesty and sincerity. I hope Shri Ganesha will give you the wisdom to understand, the Shakti will give you shakti to work hard, and Shiva will give you joy, Sadashiva, will give you the joy, so that you will proceed in your establishment.
May God bless you all.’
(excerpt from Advises given to sahaja yogis by the founder of Sahaja, Shri Mataji, in 1984 in England)
Hope you’ve enjoyed it. Many thanks again to Alvin for his amazing photographs.