Shri Mataji: “Put your attention on Positivity and not on negativity.”
Develop a Deeper Understanding for each other
“Wherever a saint goes, things are changing. But you have to be a saint, and a saintly person has a very deep understanding of another person, and this is what it is lacking: we don’t have that deep understanding for each other. Then even if you have, it is for some of your own friends or maybe in the same ashram that you are staying, and all that. But it should deepen much more. You should go further and further.”
Grow Deeper Inside – being effective on a horizontal plane
“So we have to meditate, and by meditation we develop that strength within us, so automatically we start solving the problem. Like our antennae grow up to that point, the way we are strong inside, they grow outside, to help so many things which are to be helped. Now you see that people are realizing that the world is in a great mess, and there are lots of problems that have come through materialism, through wrong thinking, through emotional thinking, through stupidity we can say. We have no time for all this. What we have to do is to develop ourselves deeper and deeper and deeper, so that on a horizontal plane also we are effective.”
“It’s an individual journey towards God when you meditate, and when you reach there then you become collective. Before that, it’s an absolute individual journey within, absolutely individual journey. You should be able to see this. You are in this journey nobody is your relation, nobody is your brother, nobody is your friend, you’re absolutely alone, absolutely alone. You have to move alone within yourself. Don’t hate anyone, don’t be responsible, but in meditative mood you’re alone. No one exists there, you alone, and once you enter into that ocean then the whole world becomes your family. The whole world is your own manifestation. All the children become your children and you treat all people with equal understanding. The whole expansion takes place when you enter inside your Spirit and see, starting through the eyes of the Spirit. Such calm, such peace, such bliss exists within you. You have to be ready for that journey.”
The Mirror Created by Kundalini – (click!) Bible Story
“What is Atma (the Spirit, in Sanskrit)? What work is it doing residing within us and how is it related to Paramatma (in Sanskrit means ‘primordial Spirit’, God ) ? It is said that Atma is the reflection of Paramatma in our heart.
This reflection is like that of the Sun in Water.”
“Although reflection of the Sun is seen in Water, he is away in the Sky and not in Water. Similarly Atma is as much as it is seen, It is beyond all that and not limited by it.”
“But, for any reflection to be clearly visible the Mirror which is the cause of that reflection must be clean. If the mirror is not clean, or instead of mirror a stone is there, the sun’s reflection will not be seen in it. In the same way, that man looks disturbed who has not yet become clean like mirror, so that he can see the Paramatma’s reflection within himself.”
“Although the sun is seen taking different shapes on the ripples of flowing water, he is steady at his place and it is only his reflection that changes its shape. Similarly, the reflection of Atma (‘Spirit’ in Sanskrit) appears to be absent or it just shines for a moment and disappears, in the person who is full of sin and wickedness or whose heart is loaded with false ambitions and desires. It thus entails that all these-body, mind, intellect, ego etc. that we know, should be converted into a mirror. It should be transformed into a Mirror.”
“So we have to Meditate, and by meditation we develop that Strength within us, so automatically we start solving the problem. Like our antennae grow up to that point, the way we are strong inside, they grow outside, to help so many things which are to be helped. Now you see that people are realizing that the world is in a great mess, and there are lots of problems that have come through materialism, through wrong thinking, through emotional thinking, through stupidity we can say. We have no time for all this. What we have to do is to develop ourselves deeper and deeper and deeper, so that on a horizontal plane also we are effective.”
Aesthetics – Creativity and Love expressed via Matter
“Actually to be materialistic, in the real sense, is that we understand the value of matter. And the value of matter is aesthetics: artistic things, real artistic things. And beyond that, the value of matter is that you can give love to others.”
Joy and Happiness — Make a Beautiful Pattern of Your Life
“We are here to give joy, happiness to everyone; to make everyone happy. There are so many ways of making others happy. I have found that we have to learn, also. So many things we have to learn, how to make others happy. And then when you make them happy, then you feel that joy within yourself: “Oh, they’re so happy!” See their happiness, then only this lotus opens out much more; like a ripple moves and moves to the end of the shores and then from the shore it returns back to you. In the same way, when your joy reaches the joy of others, then the ripples that come up make a beautiful pattern of your life.”
“The fun is created only through Innocence and Innocence is the only way you can really emit also the fun. Imagine this world without any fun, what would happen?!”
“A modern problem is that we have turned our attention towards outside things, and to outward development and to economics, and have lost the inner life… The problem today, a very subtle problem that people do not understand…is inside the human being.
People are so restless and full of tension. The problem is that our attention is not on the Spirit, it is outside.
But as soon as we put our attention to the spirit, we find, amazingly, that everything works out, and that the spirit is the source of all love, peace, joy and truth.
“This is an evolutionary process.”
** All quotes above are from various Shri Mataji’s speeches offered in Her travels around the world
** All photos were taken in Romania by Ana Bianca (youth volunteer instructor at London sahaja yoga class/ currently working on her master in Neuroscience at Western University)
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