Be a Flower not a Thorn

Be a Flower not a Thorn – An Inspiring ‘Spring Theme’ with Sahaja Yoga Wisdom

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Explore this Collections of  Quotes from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation. They are gathered together to provide an Inspiring ‘Spring Theme’ for introspection and aspiration towards spiritual growth. We desire for this article to offer You a convincing argument that You and I should ” Be a Flower, Not a Thorn” in this world.

” If you become the ideals, the power of ideals itself will make you so dynamic that you don’t need to consult anybody, you become the ideal. They are like torches. Your ideals itself will be enlightened. So the first attitude should be: how do we deepen ourselves?That should be the first attitude.”

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      “So in your meditations, you have to sit down. Now what do you see (feel) in meditation?! Try to see all the chakras, what chakras are catching, face it yourself. This might be from your past life that some chakras are weak, try to make them all right, try to strengthen them because ideals have to be worked out. The instrument has to be all right, if the instrument is a crazy one how will you do? So first of all you must develop your instrument properly, it should be balanced, powerful, and not cowardly.”


      ” People should feel your power. Of course the power is of love, but love doesn’t mean that you compromise with all the nonsensical things. There should be no compromise at all. It’s a very self-certifying state. We cannot say when it is, so we just cannot say it. The state itself will certify that ‘I’m all right now; I have reached that state.’ You cannot say (it)  after five hours three minutes and two seconds. You will become that. You just mature and see that maturity within you. Once you understand that, unless and until you become your ideals, you are not a Sahaja Yogi.”

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    “You have to understand yourself what are your problems, why are you behaving like this. You treat yourself as a child. When it is needed you have to rebuke yourself. When you have to glorify, you have to glorify yourself. So now you separate. You become the mother, and you, whatever you are, which has to grow, is the child. Mother is the ideal. She is the inspiration, she is the power and the child is the recipient. If the child is an obstinate fellow, then you can’t do anything about it. Also find out, you might be one of them.”Daisy

     “I know who are like that. There are many. And you can find them out in no time. Obstinate fellows, if they live with ten people suddenly we hear reports of their existence. They are quite eloquent, even if they are not talking a word, people can tell you, “I had a fight with such and such, that person said such and such a thing to me, that person was so cruel to me, that person demanded this,” you know which person, where.”

       “You see, as a diamond can be made out, thorns can be made out also anytime. You go near the thorn, anyone without exception, it will bite everyone, it is not going to spare, it is a thorn. So a thorn has to be a thorn.

But if you are a Sahaja Yogi you have to be a flower, and a strong flower, and an eternal flower that always grows, does not fade out, always growing never fades, such a flower you have to be, then you will be surprised that you do not get into a trip of ego neither you go into a complete collapse of super-ego. “

(Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – the founder of sahaja yoga meditation – Public Speech on November 6, 1983, UK)

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This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Chandra

    How appropriately the Divine SHE points out our hidden weaknesses and guides us on how to overcome them!!!
    I am afraid we would not have seen our follies at all without HER blessing guidance.

    Ioana, thank you for the posting.

  2. Philip Taylor

    The flower just shines and teaches with her smile. Be the teacher….INSPIRE!

  3. Sahaj

    Happy Easter dear family. May we all break the egg shell n get united

  4. Shivangi

    Happy Easter

  5. Maria

    This correlation between the Yogi and the flower is something very beautiful indeed, working to getting our thorns to fall down and the process by which we do it is something amazing indeed. Everyone deserves to feel it and go through this process during their lives!

  6. Jolanta

    Thank you for this inspiring, beautifully decorated, blog containing the excerpts from Shri Mataji’s talks. The part about “not compromising with nonsensical things” is a great reminder about introspection and self improvement, which should be practiced by those who wish to ascend.

  7. Kavitha

    Although this article is short I had to read it few times to understand. Thanks for the selecting perfect quotes from mataji on how to identify and work on our problems and chakras to grow in to a eternal strong flower that never fades. Thanks Iona for showing the beautiful photos from nature in our Sahaja yoga sessions and teaching us how to go thoughtless. When I saw the photos in this article I realized how calm and thoughtless my mind was.

  8. Rabi Ghosh

    Very articulated write up to seek within. Recognise and realize. Thank you for the excerpt. Much required for introspection and to be in meditation and recognise how to overcome obstacles.

  9. Ajay Nargas

    Excerpts from Matajis talk are very thought provoking and encourages you to re-introspect , identify and remove your thorns , inculcate shine of diamond and grow like flower. Thanks Ioana for such beautiful blog and tips to ascend. Jai Shree Mataji

  10. Kathleen

    Become a mother and treat yourself as a child. This is so wise and deep for introspection.

  11. NITI

    Amazing advice of Shri Mataji,First of all we have to become our own ideal which is the role model of pure love,in which the sahajyogis don’t have to compromise with anything which is not beneficial for them and for others too.So,be a flower not a thorn,very nice article. Thanks Ioana for sharing.

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