A Yoga Teacher’s BRILLIANT Demonstration at Birmingham University that Universe is Unlimited, NOT Just 11 Dimensions **

The painting above is by artist Anneli Shorter who practices Sahaja Yoga meditation; We’ll open this article with her painting and letter — as they express the knowledge / experience of an “unlimited universe” that comes from within.  Further in this article Shri Mataji is referring to the “subtle state / connection” that sahaja yogis can reach out to, and that remains unreachable to other people.  Let’s explore it!

Dear Ioana, 

How wonderful the painting gave you much joy!
 Of course you can use the image of it at your seminar. The reason for sharing it with everyone is to give joy. Shri Mataji is the source of it. She is the doer, She is the enjoyer. We are only Her instruments.
 She appears in different environments doing different things, sometimes when I meditate, sometimes when day dreaming or something triggers it. This painting is from a vision a few years ago. Time was available to finally paint it for this Christmas.
 We all have this joy we like to share any way we can, with as many as possible. As an artist, this is my way. She is my inspiration. 
If you need more information, please let me know. Jai Shri Mataji!
Much Love,

Questions and Answers with Shri Mataji at Birmingham University  – about the Universe and its Dimensions

Shri Mataji: And I’m sure science will find it out very soon, that the whole universe is moving in a spiral way. I don’t know how far is science gone, to find out what. Is there already findings like that?

Sahaja Yogi: They found eleven dimensions, Mother. They found eleven dimensions, Mother.
Shri Mataji: Eleven?
Sahaja Yogi: Dimensions, when you say there are sixty-four.
Shri Mataji: It’s unlimited. It’s unlimited. I’m talking of unlimited.

Now, there’s one question I’ll ask. Supposing they say, “What is unlimited and limited,” how will you explain?

I mean supposing I’m not a Sahaja Yogi, I’m quite a clever person and ask you a question. [Lengthening silence.] There are Ph.D.s, M.A.D.s, let’s have [Shri Mataji laughs] some answer.

Sahaja Yogi: Mother, the unlimited is the Mother. The unlimited is the Mother.
Shri Mataji: No, but that is your statement.
French Sahaja Yogi: Mother, (ED Del: “the unlimited you can only do with your head.”) The limited you can do with your head, but the unlimited is with the vibrations?
Shri Mataji: No, no, but, how is it in this world, there is something unlimited or not? I mean the concept of unlimited must have come from somewhere.
[A baby make word-like noises to which Mother responds: “Ah, who’s there?] You have to say something concrete.

Another Sahaja Yogi: The unlimited is the comprehension that God is unlimited beyond the (norms?) of men.
Shri Mataji: What’s he saying? Can’t hear you. What he’s saying Gavin?
Gavin: He’s saying that God is the unlimited, Mother.
Shri Mataji: No, no, but that’s your statement. They don’t believe in God, supposing. See, mostly they don’t believe in anything. Then what will you say?  You say that “God is unlimited,” – they say “We don’t believe in God.” Alright. Then? This is your statement I’m not saying – say something that you have seen unlimited in this world – not me, apart from Me! 🙂 Because you are Sahaj Yogis, now let’s see!
Sahaja Yogi: [softly] Infinity.
Another Sahaja Yogi: Mother, On the gross level, the energy within the human body is a closed–system, which can be exhausted, as we know through the play of right and left. Connection with –
Shri Mataji: No, no, but that’s what you say… because you have reached your subtle state. But those who are on the gross, can you tell them any example of unlimited?

Sahaja Yogi: The Universe, Mother.
Sahaja Yogini: Mother, the Spirit.
Shri Mataji: No, you can’t say universes, they have not seen it.
Sahaja Yogi: speaking over Shri Mataji: A life.
Shri Mataji: Something that you can see with your eyes.
Sahaja Yogi: Life, Shri Mataji. Life is not an entropic system.
Shri Mataji: That’s another…[Laughter] No, no, no, no, no, no!
It has to be very gross example. It has to be for gross people now let’s see.

Sahaja Yogini: Blue sky, Mother.
Shri Mataji: No, no, no.
Sahaja Yogi: A fountain.
Shri Mataji: No, no.
Sahaja Yogini: Usually we say the sand on the shore… The grains of sand on the shore.
Shri Mataji: No, no, it is limited. It is at a point limited. Something that is really unlimited you can see.
Sahaja Yogi: Infinity.
Another Sahaja Yogi: How?
Sahaja Yogi: Infinity.
Shri Mataji: How? [Laughter] You talk, now I’ll tell you.
Sahaja Yogini: The nourishment of Mother Earth?
Shri Mataji: What’s she saying?
Sahaja Yogini: The nourishment of the Mother Earth, always giving?
Shri Mataji: No, no, no, no.

Sahaja Yogini: Air.
Shri Mataji: You see something it is conceptual. Not conceptual actually, I’ll show you. You can see unlimited. Not me, alright? It’s very simple. Put two mirrors in front of each other and put one thing in between. You see unlimited images.
[Laughter and applause.]
One divided by three is unlimited. Adi Shakti  [God’s Primordial power in Sanskrit ] divided by three becomes unlimited.
So many things absolutely gross you can show them this is unlimited. So now there are two mirrors, one is God and His Power. And the image in between is the universe. So you get unlimited universes.

Then you have God and His Power, you get any deity in between, you get unlimited deities in you all. It’s a very simple thing you can show. At a very gross level, you can tell them there is something like unlimited. Alright?
It’s all right for physics people, am I all right? [Laughter]. Like that. So such questions if they ask, you have to be prepared. For that, you must think about it. Sometimes you may not answer. Doesn’t matter. Find out, “What does that mean?”
But the thing is that you must use the Mahamaya (Great Illusion in Sanskrit) power (which you have seen clearly) by showing my (miracle photos with vibrations) photographs. Now how do you explain this? By showing them what happened in Bedford, or telling them what happened in so many cases, where suddenly you got this and this happened and that happened. How do you explain? That will stupefy their brain much more.

I think my time is over now. You get to take over. Now what time you are having lunch?
Sahaja Yogi: One o’clock, Mother.
Shri Mataji: That’s why I said no puja in the morning. [Laughter].
Sahaja Yogi: Yes, Mother.
Shri Mataji: Now you know why. But Gavin is a person who listens to me. That’s a good thing, I mean those who listen to me, it’s easier to deal with them. But those who don’t listen to you it’s very difficult, first, you have to convince them, on a gross level, every time. So, don’t decide for yourself, let me decide. Whatever I decide for you is for your good. 🙂

May God bless you!

So I can go now, you can have your seminar and discussions and whatever you want to have, on these two points specially because, one thing is you must find out for those who want to go, how you will be going. All of you should take a very active interest and tell them what you can do about it. Also, I think it would be good idea to tell them in short what we have decided in the trustees meetings, whatever we have decided about [transparency is key in Sahaja Yoga]… we should tell them about it.”

(Shri Mataji – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, lovingly called ‘Mother’ by her yogi disciples –  was invited at the University of Birmingham, UK, on April 20, 1985)

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Kruti Gandhi

    The painting is simply spectacular. How wonderfully it uses the water, earth, ether and air elements to show that happiness can be achieved from anywhere. Shri Mataji’s hair merging in the universe reminds us to be free, free from our conditionings and ego. This article so beautifully reflects the painting.

  2. Sorin

    Thank you Anelli for sharing the painting with us. It is really a Divine inspiration. Lots of vibrations.
    How simple is it for the Divine to explain the infinite in such a way that everyone can understand. The simplicity is there, it’s just for us to reach it.

  3. Jolanta

    Beautiful painting.


    Fabulous painting Anneli.

    Unlimited universe simply explained. Thank you Mother!
    Living in this unlimited universe takes us to consciously achieve this subtle state of being. Recognizing
    #God and Her power reflection
    #with all the deities in between
    Gives us the knowledge of its unlimitedness

  5. mukesh meena


  6. Anjali

    This painting shows the unlimited love of the Goddess to her flower children who have come out of the mud and are now like pure white lotuses at Her Lotus feet. Shri Mataji looks so simple, so motherly in Her sari, emitting joy and abundant love, that is Her power…I really admire this painting I feel it can easily speak to many seekers looking for the connection..pure love of a great Mother. An essential need of every human being…and to put to bed this difficult question of unlimited universes in the most simple way…with Mother everything becomes easy. So comforting and accessible even the unlimited universes if you’re ambitious.

  7. Paula

    Llove the paiting. The interview with Shri Mataji was fascinating!

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