The Description of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost by Charles G. Finney (1792-1875) has triggered this article and we are sharing it below. Check the vivid way in which he is describing his spiritual experience and observe the subtle connections with following images and quotes of wisdom.
The Description of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost – Collection of Connections
Shri Mataji talking about the Holy Ghost as Vibrations:
“Raise your left hand to your fontanel bone area about four inches above. Now I have to tell you one thing that don’t think about it without thinking just see if there is a cool breeze coming out of your head. This is the real miracle this is “the” miracle just see move it up and down. We have stopped the fan long time back and it’s very cool for you .. is better cool breeze? Alright, don’t think, again put your right hand on top of your head and see if there is a cool breeze coming out. Hmm, the fans have been turned out long time back and just see there is a cool breeze coming out [above your head]. You will understand the value of cool breeze.. Now put both the hands up in the air and ask a question (pushing back your head) “Is this the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost”? Ask the question: “Is this the cool breeze of the All Pervading Power of love of God”? Now there is no fan, nothing. Just feel it in your hands, are you feeling it? Did you feel the cool breeze in your hands? Those who have felt the cool breeze raise your hands.” (Public Program, Perth, Australia, 1985)
“Within us lies the power of our ascent, the reflection of the Holy Ghost, known as Kundalini. Kundalini it is called, because it is like a coil, three and a half coils. This power of your ascent is your Mother, who gives you your second birth. It is a power which is of your true desire. We think: ‘I want to have a house, I want to have a car, I want to have this, I want to have that.’ That’s not our true desire, because when we get it, we are not satisfied. ” (Public Program in Paris 1984, France)
“The Divine is the All-pervading Power of God’s love, which is the subtle of subtler all-pervading.
It exists in everything and you have to feel it. That’s what we call as the Cool breeze of the Holy Ghost. In the Bible, there’s no description of the Holy Ghost. This Kundalini is the reflection of that Holy Ghost. Holy Ghost is the desire of God, that’s the Power of God reflected within us as Holy Ghost, as Kundalini, in three-and-a-half coils: it is our pure desire. All other desires that we have are impure because we have been desiring for ‘this and that’, we know economic laws are such that in general, wants are not satiable. Why? Because those wants are not pure. So this is the power of Kundalini, which resides in the triangular bone within yourself.” (Interview in Brisbane, City Hall , Australia, May 5, 9187)
“This is the power of our true, real desire, pure desire. Now, what is the purest desire we have within ourselves? The purest desire that we have within us, is that we have to ascend, and that we have to be united with the Divine. It is the will of God that we should be united with the Divine.”
That will of God is the Holy Ghost, that is the Primordial Mother. There has to be a mother if there’s a father and a son (reference to Trinity in Christianity) , isn’t it?
Now, this Primordial Mother is reflected within us as Kundalini and She awakens spontaneously. It is a living process, of a living power. And whatever living happens is always spontaneous. Supposing, you want to sprout a seed, you just have to put it in the Mother Earth, and spontaneously it sprouts. Because the Mother Earth has the capacity and the seed has the possibility. So, it manifests spontaneously.
You don’t have to pay anything, you don’t have to stand on your head, you don’t have to wear any badges, you don’t have to believe into anything, it just happens. In the same way, awakening of the Kundalini takes place. It is a living process. [Kundalini] It pierces through [next] six centers and ultimately pierces through your fontanel bone area. And you start feeling the Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost on top of your head. You feel it.
Nobody has to certify you; you yourself feel a cool breeze coming out of your own head.
This is the real baptism. This is the living baptism. It is not some priest putting some water on your head, and saying: “Now you are baptized.” [That] It is a myth. [living baptism It’s a reality. So, then, after some time, or in some people at the same moment, you start feeling the All-Pervading Power. On your central nervous system, on your fingertips. In English if you say: “It is on your fingertips”, means: very innate, it is very innate.”
Translator: “She (a French woman that tries the experience) said during a meditation, she’s had her Realization. During a meditation, she felt a lot of wind, cold wind on the forehead, and she went up, and checked all the windows, and everything was shut, and she was a bit, a little bit scared…”
Shri Mataji: “No, nothing to be scared of…It’s all around us. Do you know how much is the weight upon us of the atmosphere, do you know? Equal to twenty-five elephants…Equal to twenty-five elephants on top of our head. But nothing happens to us, does it?”
Translator: “She says the breeze comes from the outside, that’s what she doesn’t understand.”
Shri Mataji: “Yes, it is: outside, inside, everywhere! Yes! It is, it is all round! After sometime, you start seeing the little, eh…dazzling… little comas of .. this power. Just enjoy! Good!” (Public Program in Paris 1984, France)
“Alright, better now? Feeling any cool in the hand? Not yet, nothing. Alright, put your hands up in the air, and just ask a question: ‘Is this the cool breeze of the Holy ghost’, just ask the question to me. ‘ Is this the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost?’ Ha, let’s see, now? Is it? Don’t doubt yourself, you don’t doubt yourself. You cool down very much, his face, look at him. All the redness has gone, it’s much cooler.”
“You get it just now, put your hands towards me, just like this, and you’ll get it, the cool breeze. You take out your shoes, that’s all. You can, just one minute, you will get the cool breeze in no time. If you have loved Christ, you will get it. Cool breeze of the Holy Ghost. You all should feel it, now put your hands towards me. .. … You are feeling the cool breeze in your hand, the sensation. I think so. It’s there, on your head it is there. You are absolutely thoughtless now, you are watching me without thoughts. But all the Christians must learn this point, that’s all. They are not gone wrong, they have loved Christ. Feeling better now, just put your hands here and see for yourself. Little higher. There, is there. Let’s have it also you come along. … Just watch me here, just watch me here, and forgive. Forgive everyone, you have to forgive. Just say in your heart, that ‘I forgive everyone’, alright, just say that. You see, your world is such, that you have to be little futuristic. That’s why there’s a little imbalance, that’s all. Which I’m correcting. 🙂 Alright, may God bless you. Thank you very much. May God bless you.” (Australia, Brisbane, May 4, 1987)
“Because the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost, that you feel, has not only the cool breeze it has its own powers. .. You can, when you get this cool breeze established within yourself, you’ll be amazed that under your hand the Kundalini [energy] will pulsate, it will rise, and you will feel the cool breeze of another person. With this cool breeze you can cure diseases like cancer and many other and with this cool breeze you can give balances to people. Everything you can do with this cool breeze, it’s tremendous. If you have any, say question, any question, supposing you are a realized soul, you want to know about a guru if he is real or not. If it’s a psychic thing you won’t get anything. You won’t know why psychic people are all going to parapsychology, it’s all wrong, it’s a horrible stuff. This parapsychology is one of the worst things that can happen to a human being, but they don’t know what it is. There’s nothing absolute about it. But the cool breeze is the one that gives you complete absolute idea.Like you want to know is there God? Ask a simple question like that, “Mother, is there God?” You’ll get a cool breeze. Now discrimination is so great and so precise that supposing you want to know about a guru/spiritual teacher how he is, supposing he’s a devil then you might get even blisters on your hand. You might even get tremendous heat in your hand and vibrations will stop completely. But supposing he’s half way then you may not get such bad effects but there won’t be any breeze at all.”“But supposing he’s a Realized soul, for William Blake for example, I don’t have to ask I know, but unless and until you really feel that cool breeze in your hand in a real way, also it’s coming out of your head then you should not believe that you have got a Realization, you should not believe into it. Now there are many psychic cases I know who told Me, “We have always felt the cool breeze,” because they cannot accept it, just say, and their Kundalini is just frozen there. .. I’m getting terrible heat .. And he says, “No, no but I have felt the cool breeze.” All the time he’s telling me lies: ‘I have always felt the cool breeze everywhere.’ ..”
” But the Kundalini is down below you can feel it yourself, you can see for yourself.If the Kundalini is not here (at the crown chakra level) how are you feeling the cool breeze!? You cannot.It’s a phenomena as a result of something it’s not just a phenomena of the cool breeze.But when the Kundalini rises above the Sahastrara then only you can feel the cool breeze. (May 12, 1983, Hampstead Town Hall Centre, UK)
Radio Interview, Sydney (Australia), 31 March 1981 Talk back program ‘The Forum’ on 2UE Radio. Hosted by Ian Parry Oakden
Shri Mataji: Just call me Mother. That’s all, sufficient.
Interviewer : Does that describes what You are?
Shri Mataji: Yes, that describes everything.
I: All right. We have with us the Mother.
Audience: Hello Mother.
Shri Mataji: Yes.
Audience: I wanted to know, is the cool breeze that you have spoken about, you feel on the hands the cool wind of the Holy Spirit, as spoken about in the Bible?
Shri Mataji: Yes. Yes, yes, same thing, same thing. You have done the good job now, I must say.
I: Is it the Holy Spirit?
Shri Mataji: Yes, of course, is the Holy Spirit.
Audience: Aha… I am feeling it now on my hand through the [not clear]
Shri Mataji: It’s good.
I: Did you want to say anything more than that?
Audience: No, I just… That’s all I wanted to know because I…
Shri Mataji: Because you are thoughtless now. Enjoy yourself.
Audience: Thank you
(mostly photos from Halton Cool Kids Classes and from small ‘home meditation workshop’, plus photos captured in Romania by Halton Yoginis)