Shri Mataji:“Sankranti means the Energy of the Sun, i.e. Self Confidence.“
” Sun is energy, it is Effulgence. Now it depends on us whether we have to burn ourselves in that effulgence or gain Self Confidence from it and become Radiant…”
(Sharing a yogi’s recollection from Sankranti Day celebrated with Shri Mataji, on 17th January 2008, Italy)
‘Shri Mataji spoke on the microphone and announced that today is Sankranti.
She said that Sankranti meant the happening of something New. That with the Awakening of the Kundalini within us we have become new. But on the day of Sankranti we should know that we should appease the Devi residing within us and should know how to please the Devi (= the divine feminine power that acts as the creative energy of life in the universe and that is reflected within us as the Kundalini, the innate motherly energy). Referring to the customary ritual of Makar Sankranti when we give Til & Gud sweets (sweets made of Jaggery and sesame seeds) to others she said that this is for spreading Love amongst ourselves. She said we should thank the Sun a lot. Because of the Sun’s Grace so many things happen. Today everyone should Namaskar to the Sun. The Sun’s energy, knowledge & light should come within us. Mother (Shri Mataji) further said that we are all awakened. We have Chaitanya (Divine energy, Vibrations) flowing within us. Now we should use this Chaitanaya. Bring energy within yourself and bring peace within yourself and tell the world that within us only is this energy and that we should get it. From your qualities and from your truthfulness you should increase this and grow this. Today’s occasion is special because of the Sun’s special Grace on us. For this there should be Thankfulness. You have got a lot and you should be getting more and will be getting more. This should be increased. Shri Mataji said that we have done a lot of Puja (an ancient veneration protocol)to Her and She wondered that by doing such Puja what we desired of Her. She said that She desired that we become good Sahaja yogis and show the right path to thousands of people and teach them goodness and for ourselves She said that we should experience the energy that is flowing within us. Shri Mother said that She was very joyful on seeing all of us and.. Smilingly asked whether now She may go ..
and then She Laughed ..
and so did the Sahaja yogis and Sahaja Yoginis present there.“
The above photos aren’t fake; they are simply giving back to us the Reality of the Present and the snapshots were taken innocently by photographers like me and you :-), that had no idea what Inner Beauty their cameras will reveal about those special moments. There are thousands more that capture the light emanated by enlightened people (in the above photos there is Shri Mataji, our sahaja yoga Teacher and Master of Kundalini energy, whose purpose in life is to enlighten people .. so they can Radiate the Light of Love and enlighten many others. Hopefully the suite of photos are a Proof that this is happening 🙂 More articles on Sankranti Festival and its Sahaj Significance will soon come out. This article was simply based on a simple beautiful recollection (the author is unknown, one of the sahaja yogis present there ..) of a get-together of sahaja yogis from Italy with their beloved and venerated spiritual mother, Shri Mataji with the occasion of the Mahar Sankranti Festival. Hope you’ve enjoyed it! We’ll celebrate Sankranti Day in Halton this coming Saturday with a sahaja yogis get-together, to Meditate on Sun’s Transforming Powers with the desire to awaken them within us .. then enjoying a Thanksgiving Potluck and .. and the last but not the least, we’ll be Singing Praise to the Devi, the Power behind all Existence .. experiencing this way, the Yoga, the Connection to the Divine in a “Sahaj Family” loving environment.