Meditative Temperament

What is a Meditative Temperament and How is expressed? Let’s Find out!

Photo capturing a ceramic work of a Romanian artist (during an art exhibition in Bucharest, October 2023).

This article offers a compilation of quotes from the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. One can feel inspired to introspect, and why not, go deeper into the meaning of meditation. Therefore, let’s find out What is a Meditative Temperament and How is expressed. Enjoy!

Guidance to Achieve a Meditative Temperament

Ioana’s photo of a bridge in Florence, Italy – 2023.

What is a Meditative Temperament?

This meditative temperament is the state [which] emits vibrations.

It emits and creates a path for you, for your work, for your life, for everything.

You don’t have to struggle with anyone, you don’t have to fight with anyone, you don’t have to argue with anyone. Just try to meditate and achieve a state which I am describing to you, where you get completely surrounded by love and affection.

May God bless you all.”

August 1st, 1999 – Excerpt from Shri Mataji’s lecture at Cabella Ligure, Italy

Meditative Temperament and Climate

This knowledge existed in our country since centuries because people had more meditative temperament. Now this meditative temperament comes because they did not have to fight the Nature so much.

As you know, the climate in India is quite good, people can go outside, it is easy to live outside and that’s how people didn’t fight much of the Nature.”

July 26th, 1984 Excerpt from Shri Mataji’s lecture on the History of Self-realization in Hove, England

Understanding the Meaning of Meditation

Question: Do the first stages in Sahaja Yoga consist of meditation and how are they beneficial for physiological changes?

Answer from Shri Mataji: No. You see, we do not understand the meaning of meditation actually. You are not to meditate, but you are in meditation in Sahaja Yoga. You become meditative by temperament! “

November 16th, 1988 Excerpt from Shri Mataji’s lecture on How To Find Your Self in London, UK

How to support the meditative temperament? What is Samadhi state?

Mama Carmela – hosting a gathering with sahaja yogis from Halton region; love and meditation fill the air.

“Now when you meditate, try to meditate in a sustained way. First of all sustain it.

Then, you find that you are getting into the state of Samadhi: means at a state where you start feeling the joy and the bliss of God’s blessings.

And then you start saying, “O God, what a blessing! What a blessing! And what a blessing!”

Once you have reached that state then you have to realize,Who am I?”. Who are you, what are you.

You are the Spirit.

Excerpt from a talk of Shri Mataji about Ritambhara pragnya – part II, Guru Purnima Seminar of Lodge Hill (UK), 23rd of July, 1983.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation [during a lecture]

After establishing your sustained attention on the Spirit you will develop a state where you’ll be in a complete state of witnessing with joy. Now those who are here can judge themselves very simply in a way.

Face yourself honestly. Sahaja Yoga is an honest endeavor. You all should face yourself. In this speedy life you have to have intensity to establish it, so get into meditative mood.

In that meditation you will feel the love, the Divine love, the beauty of that Divine love.

A complete panorama changes:

A meditative person has a very different attitude, a very different temperament, a very different life, and he lives always in complete satisfaction with himself.”

Excerpt from a talk of Shri Mataji about Ritambhara pragnya – part II, Guru Purnima Seminar of Lodge Hill (UK), 23rd of July, 1983.
Photo from one of the many community events in Halton region that we’ve been to this year. All our team members were beaming with joy! Can you feel it?!

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After taking the “three steps divine plan” proposed in the article posted above, you can test your meditative temperament with this video, see if you can remain effortlessly Thoughtless during the entire video:

We have to say Good Bye for now. You can further explore our blog that is full of wisdom in which essential spiritual notions are explained and connected, while you have a chance to “feel them” too. All the images are ‘personal’ and are carrying symbols and meaning. The next ones are from around Canada, we hope you’ll enjoy them! Feel free to comment on this article.

Ioana: lotus from BC, July 2023.
Ioana: isn’t this nice? May we all find that space where our meditative temperament can take us and deliver us to the Samadhi state.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Kruti

    What a blessing we have to be a Sahaja Yogi these days of turmoil! We are able to go into these state of meditation/silence/peace and help not only ourselves but also the world at a subtle level. The ceramic art work of a Romanian artists is just magnificent. The pose of a lady dancing in a big open wings signifies joy and freedom, and much more. What a beauty! Also enjoyed all the other pictures and videos of nature and yogis, it helps to silence the mind and go thoughtless. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Helen

    Thank you very much for sharing. In these horribly troubled times, this is so needed—for everyone to deeply understand how we can go into thoughtless awareness.
    The words, explanations, pictures and art are such blessings.
    Thank you for all this!

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