Discover Cabella in Meaningful Stories

Discover Cabella in Meaningful Stories told by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – Lessons of Sahaja Wisdom with Images and Short Videos

One can see the white Palazzo Doria (‘The Castle’) in the centre of the photo, above the village

I bought Cabella’s Palazzo Doria in 5 minutes (Spontaneity & Vibratory Awareness)

“How do you become spontaneous? What quality you have got? What is the weapon you have got to know what decision to take? Do you know you have got vibrations? You have the feel of the vibrations and you know what vibrations are. You know what vibrations tell you and convey and communicate to you. They speak to you. So through your vibrations you should know in a second what should you do.

For example now somebody told me that, “Mother when I come to Cabella I felt tremendous vibrations!” It’s a fact.

But how many of you feel that way?! Because your sensitivity is not yet developed. You have to be sensitive about your vibrations. You should know, looking at anyone, sitting next to anyone, even shaking hands with anyone, you should know what sort of vibrations that person has.

This kind of sensitivity if you develop, then you will definitely take a very spontaneous decision. 

Shri Mataji and the Mayor of Cabella

“You know I am very good at it. I bought this Cabella in five minutes, really five minutes. When I came here, they said ‘You cannot go up because you have a big car.’ So the mayor said, ‘Alright come along. I’ll take you in my car.‘ So I went with him on that car and I saw it. It was all dilapidated, no doubt. It was all absolutely in a shambles alright, and looked like a ghostly place, no doubt.

Palazzo Doria in Cabella – The Castle (at the time when Shri Mataji knew its potential based on vibrations)

“And everybody who was with me they said, ‘Ahh,  what a place Mother! You can’t buy that!‘ So, I told the mayor ‘I am buying it!‘. (The mayor asked:) ‘When?‘ (Shri Mataji answered: ) ‘Today, now!’ He was amazed! I said, ‘You tell me how do I buy it?’ He said, ‘Very easy in this Italy: you have to buy, like this, that you to pay one third of the price.’ ‘Alright,’ ‘And then you can occupy. If you find something wrong with the place you can give it up, but then you will not get back your money. But if the other fellow who is selling you says no, then he has to pay double.’ I said, ‘Very good bargain! I am buying. I have told you I am buying. I’ll buy’ And everybody was surprised ‘What Mother was doing!?’

Decision based on Vibrations – Develop the Sensitivity of Vibrations leading to maturity in Sahaja Yoga

Cabella Ligure – the castle “Palazzo Doria” and the Holy Ghost church * photo taken during the first collective visit of a group of Canadian sahaja yogis from Halton, Ontario

“So what decided was the vibrations. The vibrations of the place just decided. I said, ‘I’m buying!’ That way they took me to seven castles I think! I said ‘No’. Outside only I could say no. And they were surprised, I didn’t even go inside. I said, ‘Ask them what was here.’ They said, ‘Nunnery.’ I said, ‘See?’

Now you should develop that kind of a spontaneous decision, then you will be amazed how in such a short time you can really achieve such a great things! But that doesn’t mean that you all should do that way.

First you should have that sensitivity of vibrations. If you have that sensitivity of vibrations, then I would say you are now matured in Sahaj Yoga

So the maturity has to be ‘brought in’! You cannot just say, ‘Now it’s alright, I have got Self-realization. I can do this!’ First you tally your sense of sensitivity.

Shri Krishna Puja, August 20, 2000 in Italy at Cabella Ligure

(VIDEO #1) How do you become Spontaneous?

(Watch the video!) How do you know in a second What Should You do?

How to tally your sense of Sensitivity?

“So now, how do you know? For example, you take a spontaneous decision and you find that you have got nothing, it’s all nonsense – it’s possible. But you can see for yourself that your decisions, if they are spontaneous, if they fail, if they are wrong, if there are some mistakes or that will make you suffer – whether economically, politically, in every way – then your whole values system will be judged very well: how far you have gone into Sahaj Yoga, how far you have achieved your Self-realization, and where are you.

This is what is the way to test yourself. You should not be afraid of failures and not get enamored by success, because you are Self-realized souls.”

Shri Krishna Puja, August 20, 2000 in Italy at Cabella Ligure

Shri Mataji: ” It is in a small place called Cabella, Italy. It’s a small village, but very beautiful. I have bought a castle there and it’s a very, very comfortable place. And the people are also very nice.” (1993/07/15 excerpt)

Ten years of stay at Cabella – Sahaja Yoga does miraculous things (Decide on Vibrations)

“All these things I am telling you today because today we have completed our ten years of stay in Cabella. Cabella has been extremely kind to me, brought lots of people to Sahaja Yoga, I tell you – very lots of people. It is a very far-fetched place. Everybody discarded it and said, ‘Where are you going to live?’ and all that. But here only it has worked and that should be accepted as a very good indication that Sahaja Yoga does miraculous things – miraculous. But the foremost thing is [that] you must know vibrations. If you don’t know about vibrations then you can’t do it. For example, when I first came to Cabella, everybody told me, ‘Mother, [It’s a] very lonely place. There are mafias around. Only six, seven houses there. Where are you going? What is this?’ They all warned me. So I came here and immediately I told the mayor, “I am going to buy it and tomorrow I’ll pay you the money.” He was surprised [as to] how can I do that. I said, ‘Don’t worry! It’s perfectly alright.’ On vibrations it was. On vibrations I decided that this is a wonderful place and the vibrations helped me so much [at] that time. Though everybody discouraged me and everybody gave me a very big picture, a horrible one. But still, where is the mafia now? It’s gone, finished! “

Meditate and Improve your clear-cut Vision

“Now, to know about the thing, you have to meditate and improve your vision, which should be clear-cut. It should not be something, a vision which is reflecting your particular ideas about particular things but it should be a vision which should be clear-cut to you.”

(VIDEO #2) Palazzo Doria filmed by Madhuri at night-time

With Sahaja Yoga one has to know the protection of the Goddess is on top of your head

Sky above Cabella Ligure

“With Sahaja Yoga one has to know the protection of the Goddess is on top of your head! Nothing can go wrong with you, nothing will happen to you, it will all work out. I am sure you will yourself experience it. You see, talking about Sahaja Yoga like this, you just get meditative, you just get meditative, and you feel that one day all of you should become like that – just meditative. And this meditative temperament, or whatever, 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.”

photo of Palazzo Doria from Cabella Ligure (2004)

“With Sahaja Yoga one has to know the protection of the Goddess is on top of your head! Nothing can go wrong with you, nothing will happen to you, it will all work out. I am sure you will yourself experience it. You see, talking about Sahaja Yoga like this, you just get meditative, you just get meditative, and you feel that one day all of you should become like that – just meditative. And this meditative temperament, or whatever, 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.” (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi)

(VIDEO #3) Cabella’s Story and Lesson from Shri Mataji in 7 minutes

A Divine Place with a Healing River like Ganges (Cleansing Power)

“You will see that Cabella is something, a very unique, divine place.

(Departure speech in Vienna, Austria on October 25th, 1991)
Cabella Ligure – on the valley of Borbera river

“The vibrations are very good and people are very good and the atmosphere is very pure. And the river is also so beautiful, that I mean it cleanses people very fast, just like the river Ganges. ”

(Departure speech in Vienna, Austria on October 25th, 1991)
Sahaja Yogis – chakra workshop including the foot-soak in Borbera river of Cabella

 “Where I live – Cabella, they said (about) the river, because all these Sahaja Yogis go and bathe in the river, which really becomes like river Ganges in Cabella, Italy. The newspaper people wrote that there was one man who came with arthritis trouble, had a bath in the river and he got completely cured. Also somebody who came with squint eyes, and his eyes became alright.”

1992-08-06 Seminar near Togliatti, Russia, 

It’s like Kailash in Himalayas (Start feeli Your Divinity within Yourself)

Cabella during winter time (Photo taken by Ioana in Feb 2011)

“I must say that it was a miracle that I reached this place. Just we found out about the other castle that it was not at all good for us because it was not having good vibrations. And we have to shift from there in one day…I requested the mayor of this place and you will be amazed that in one day he sold this house to me and arranged it… And such a miracle it was – the place where you are right now is like Kailasha like Himalaya so pure and so fresh and the people are so beautiful …In the whole of Europe, I have not met …They are extremely hospitable very gentle very kind and the river here is so beautiful and so freshSo there is no need for you to go to the Himalayas anymore.

Evening Program before Guru Puja in Cabella, Italy 1991-07-27
Cabella’s fresh water (captured by Axinia)

“We have to know that Sahaja yoga is something that you start feeling your divinity within yourself. And after your second birth, after your realization, the whole thing starts growing into you automatically, spontaneously. And this tree of love grows and the fragrance of this is love. Pure Love! And that is what our basis …We have only used the power of hatred, so far …Now you have to use this power of love. I know it was all arranged in such a short time, that you might not feel so comfort of the body because you live very comfortably in your own houses. But we have to see to the comfort of the spirit Which is the joy-giving source.” 

Evening Program before Guru Puja in Cabella, Italy 1991-07-27

Cabella’s Lesson of Collectivity

Palazzon Doria – always open to welcome the international sahaja yoga family

“In Sahaja Yoga, the door is open – anybody can come in, anybody. Get your realization. Because I have faith in collectivity, this collective life will definitely give you what Buddha got through His individual efforts. But there also we fail that we do not know how to be collective. Individualism is all the time around us. In every way we think of individuals. Wherever collectivity has worked, Sahaja Yoga has prospered; and wherever it has not worked, there has been a problem.

So it is very important that we should look at ourselves, and see for ourselves and see how much collective we are. Do you enjoy collectivity, or not? Are you aiming at collectivity, or not? As soon as I thought of this Cabella place you have seen, and I thought I’ll make a little ashram there, near the river, for you. Immediately people said, ‘Mother is it all right if we buy our own houses here?’ Immediately. Then what is the purpose? And then they will call me, ‘Mother please come to my house for dinner. Please come to my little house for some tea.”’ I’m not interested.

So in Sahaja Yoga, unless and until you really become collective in every sense, you cannot ascend and you cannot wash yourself, you cannot cleanse yourself. This point He (Buddha) did not say, but in a way He did say because He has said,

“Buddham sharanam gacchami.” First I surrender myself to my Self-realization. Then He said,

“Dhammam sharanam gacchami ” ­ means the dharma in me, I myself surrender to that dharma. That is spirituality. And thirdly He said, “Sangham sharanam gacchami.” Sangha means collectivity, I surrender myself to the collectivity.

Shri Buddha Puja, “You must become desireless”. Deinze (Belgium), 4 August 1991.
Palazzo Doria – Easter time (in blossom)

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Whiter Than Snow on February 23, 2011 – Silk Detachment Farewell Bow of our Mother Guru

Soul and Spirit in A Glass – An Impromptu Sahaj Lab with “The West Australian” and “Il Personaggio”: Obituaries from Australia to Italy (Newspapers)

To My Mother – To My Children

Daglio – A fantastic Meditation Camp for Young & Old

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Movie News! “The Italian Key” -made by Yogis! – won The Feel Good Movie Festival in US, 2011!

Doris Yogini Reporting from Rome – Center for Evolutionary Learning & Beginnings of the “Meta Modern Era” during 2009 Meditation & Yoga international Seminar

“Singing, Roses, and Bare Feet for the Last Journey of THE QUEEN OF YOGA”: Great Article in the Italian National Newspaper “La Stampa” (translated to English)

Shri Mataji looking over the Palazzo Doria’s window – She was inspired to write the “Mountain” poem

Let us know what you felt while absorbing this article. If you have “Cabella stories”, share them in your reply :-).

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. VANDANA

    Its amazing n beyond words experience this can feel only through vibrations
    Mother’s love

  2. Ajay Nargas

    Amazing , Nostalgic . Imagining myself with Mataji when she decided on Cabella castle.
    Vibrations ,senstivity of Vibration as well as power of vibrations in decision making and spontaneity so well understood . Thanks Shree Mataji Jai shree mataji ️

  3. Harpal Singh Dangwal

    The buety of this place is incomparable.
    It is one of the heaven.we are proud of linking this ashram.

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