Shri Mataji: “The Sent One, means the Avatar, means the Incarnation“
“..the Aim of the Incarnation is to Save, to Protect the people who are Seekers because they are the most important people in the realm of spirituality.”
Let’s explore in this article the deep significance of the roles of Avatars and Incarnations. One will realize their contribution to the overall evolution of human beings. You will have access to a compilation of excerpts from the immense pool of pure knowledge shared via thousand of talks of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – the Founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Enjoy and reach out if any question!
Shri Mataji – the founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation
WHY Incarnations Come and WHAT is their Role?!
Let’s Explore the Evolutionary Reasons through Yoga of God with Subtle Knowledge about Lord Jesus, Lord Krishna, and Shri Mataji
“But for an Incarnation it is always the higher goal. Is not bothered about smaller goals at all. He doesn’t have to weigh things, rationalise, or to train himself, or do some drama or anything. It’s ‘all’ done. Even the movement, every moment, ‘every’ movement of an Incarnation has a ripple in it, which is for the good. There’s nothing, not even a movement is such which is not for the good of the world. So the Incarnation is a very different thing that is not to be achieved, that has to be. Now for example the Incarnation is the.. The Enjoyer.. He’s the enjoyer of everything..
Different stages of human evolution took place when all these incarnations came on this earth. Incarnations have to come. If you reason it out you will understand why an incarnation is needed to come on this earth. The unconscious can guide you through symbols which appear in your dreams. There are so many other ways by certain happenings the unconscious, the Divine can guide you, but it is all vague, extremely vague. The conscious must have a mouth to explain itself. It must have proper body to be able to communicate what it has to say otherwise how are you going to have a rapport with unconscious. You cannot have any rapport with the divine unless and until you know you are Atman, your Atma (Spirit). Before that whatever you may try may create a depth in you, a serenity in you, a character in you but still you cannot have a direct rapport. You are to be connected. Now somebody has to do this job. That is why many incarnations came on this earth.In India we believe that God Himself takes incarnations with his Vishnu principle (responsible for evolution) whenever there is the decline of righteousness and tries to elevate. Every incarnation has done lot of work and — and have done also work within ourselves. Whenever there is an incarnation of God, or a Saint is born, and you ask a question whether such a person is an incarnation or whether he is a pious Saint, a Sahaja Yogi would immediately feet the cool breeze on his palm, if the answer is in affirmative. There are many things in this world in respect of which man has not been able to find any satisfactory explanation. Have you ever considered how a seed sprouts? How you breathe? How you make movements? Where from the power in your brain comes? How you came into this world? There are many such things. Can any man satisfactorily explain these things? We say that earth has gravitational force. But from where this force came? A number of things need unfoldment. This is because you are under the influence of an illusion. You have yet to come out of that illusion. Your illusion has to be blown up, otherwise it would grow from strength to strength. For spiritual evolution of man, it is necessary to demolish his illusion. At every stage of evolution, the incarnations have appeared. All of you know that Shri Vishnu incarnated as Shri Rama.. he staged a beautiful drama to demonstrate the life of an ideal king. Similar was the life of Shri Krishna and the life of Jesus Christ.People crucified Jesus Christ because of their ego. They could not conceive of an idea that some human being can appear on the earth as an incarnation of God. Their intellectual pride could not accept this idea and they rejected the Truth because of the ego ..That is why Jesus Christ said, “I am the door”. Jesus Christ incarnated on this earth for facilitating the passage through this door (Agnya Chakra), and he himself was the first to pass through it. Jesus Christ incarnated to open the Agnya Chakra and to dissolve our ego.”
What is The Job of Shri Mataji’s Incarnation and her Relationship with the other Incarnations & Sahaja Yogis?!
“I used to write poetry, very fond of nature but then I told Myself: ‘You have to do work for Sahaja Yoga. If you take to poetry, they all call you a poetess and I don’t want to have any such position to be a poetess’.. so I gave it up. 🙂 And I was a very good sportswoman. I used to play things, I used to be first in every sort of game and I had championship, this, that. I gave it up. Whatever I did, I used to get into it. I studied medicine. I stood in the first in the whole university, gave it up.Why? Because I’m the Primordial Mother and I have to do the Job of Awakening the Primordial Nature, the dharma within human beings and that’s what I have to do and nothing else. But for that, I don’t do anything. I’m Nishkriya, I don’t do anything. Really, I don’t do. It’s done by the nature, done by Shri Ganesha, Vishnu, Mahesha, everybody (all the divine principles that govern the chakras). They are doing it, but then what is the relationship? The relationship is they are all in my body and They are all bound by Their own dharma and They act. This is the relationship, spontaneous, automatic, like a built-in relationship. For example, the fan is built-in,
so as soon as you put the button, it starts moving. It’s like that! All of them are related to me and they have a tremendous protocol, tremendous respect that if I say anything, they will not finish it. See, this thing is, that very, very deep thing that I’m telling you, that you are a human being, that is, there is built-in, within you are your Dharmas (check the Article on Dharma and Chakras) and if you go against your dharma, then you’ll be ‘finished’. They are all built-in within you. They are all there, potentially. I hope you will understand how important it is to be aware of your restrictions within yourself. So, thank you very much all of you. May God bless you!”“Gradually, you should try to understand. Many people ask me, ‘Mother, how do you do it?’ Forget it. It’s Mahamaya (in Sanskrit: the great illusion). Forget it. How did I do it? Just forget it. That part you need not go into. Just enjoy! Just enjoy that you are in that maya (illusion) and you are enjoying it. It’s the best way to enjoy this Mahamaya: I thought something unique must be done which encompasses everything of Sahaja Yoga. It’s not one incarnation, it’s not one nadi (subtle energy channel), it’s not one Goddess, but all of it is there (in the incarnation of the Mahamaya). Sometimes I say like a film is audio, visual, everything is there, drama, music, also acting. Everything is there in a film now. I mean that far, everything integrated. In the same way, I think Mahamaya has everything, every part, as you tell me, everything that you enjoy, everything that you discover. Everything is in that vision of Mahamaya which has been created for you… The third thing was that you have to be identified into my Body, into my Cells of my Body, but this is a more difficult task because supposing one of you becomes stupid, becomes foolish, quarrelsome. Anything you do, any small thing, it hurts me. It has to, but I don’t think about myself. I always think about you. So it’s an indication to me that something has gone wrong somewhere. Somebody is doing something wrong to somebody. Some Sahaja Yogis are being tortured. Some are sick. Anything like that, I work it out very intensely and intimately.”“Recently, today only, they told me somebody has got meningitis in Australia. Immediately, I gave bandhan. I’m sure such a person should be cured if she has any faith in me and she’s in my Being. Or somebody is ill somewhere, they tell me and such a person is saved. They call it a miracle. It is not a miracle. It’s not a miracle. It’s again the Mahamaya’s blessings are like this. You can’t see how you are inside me. You can’t see your reflection within. You can’t see. This is Mahamaya. This is the secret part of it, that you don’t know and then when I feel the pain and if I try, look at it, because I have power to cure, so you get cured. You don’t know how it happens.
Collectively, whatever you feel, I get it in my body.“For example, collectively, if you have a left Vishuddhi (blockage at the throat chakra level), I get it. If you have, say, right Vishuddhi, I get it. Any chakra that you catch, collectively, I get that problem and I have to solve it because it troubles me, so I solve it. It’s a compulsion that I have to solve it. Now in doing so, you see, you might think, ‘Mother, we are troubling.’ You are not. It’s my doing. I have taken you into myself. You haven’t. So you don’t have to worry as to, as if you are troubling Me. It’s my own doing work. It’s my own work. It’s my own responsibility. And if I have done it, it’s done it because. I am supposed to do it. That’s the job I have to do. So there’s nothing to feel bad about it. But now, what is the purpose? As I told you, is that I could come close to you and I need not, sort of, fill you with fear or oddness, or even a feeling that I am not a human being. I behave exactly like human being, I react exactly like human beings and all these powers are hidden within Myself. Unless and until you are a realized soul, you won’t understand. Whatever you may do, you won’t understand.”“Or maybe in the previous life you had your realization or maybe also you have done such tremendous punyas that you can recognize. There are people like that who have done it. But to make it more, sort of, congenial to you is to become absolutely a human being. So I married, I have children, I have grandchildren and I do shopping, as you see. People are surprised how I take Coca-Cola. I’m not supposed to take Coca-Cola? Or I eat popcorn. They’re surprised. But I have to be just like you. But inside I am not. Outside I am.”:-)
“You see, my attention is such that it penetrates into everything, and I remember each and every thing very well. My memory’s very good, even at this age. So, you see, this attention itself is very penetrating and when it penetrates it carries with it all the powers that are required and acts. It’s a tremendous machinery, I should say, which is very subtle and works wonders. So you start telling me that there is a miracle that has happened, miracle that has happened. Nothing is a miracle because if you’re all in my body and if my body is divine, then what is a miracle? It’s all the communication, as this hand can communicates with this hand, (in the same way) I communicate with you. But one thing is definite, that you should not get lost with this rupa of Mahamaya. It’s not a casual thing, but I want to live very casually myself to show that I’m casual, but I am not. While you should not pay your attention casually, that won’t work out because you are in my body. Say, every cell in my body is aware, and every cell has a reflector. I don’t know about, you know about it, but there is a reflector in us which works on remote control. So it works on remote control on your attention also. If your attention is not all right, it corrects. It puts— that’s the best way we could evolve human beings. There was no other way out because the attention of the people is, on the whole, in the whole world, is not yet on the Spirit. But suddenly, they get a glimpse that there must be something beyond. So many religions have come, so many have talked about it. So, they may say about it, they may talk about it, but still the consciousness that we have to be the Spirit is among very few people and they are the ones called as the Seekers of Truth, while the rest of the people are not. They are busy with this or that. So under these circumstances, one had to come in a camouflage.. Once you have called me the Mother, you see, there is a protective attention on you. Then you misbehave, you cross all the limits and things, then it acts on you. Some .. are doing wrong things and they know they’ll be found out. Now the worst thing that happens in Sahaja Yoga, that people try to make money out of me because they know I don’t understand money, I don’t understand banking and I’m very bad at it, but I’m not. 🙂 I know everything. I know everything about everyone. They tell me lies. I know that they’re telling me lies, but is allowed. Do what you like in Sahaja Yoga. You, yourself, will have to pay for it.. but once you go out of the protection of your Mother, there are all negative forces all around, which also you don’t see because you are partly blind. You couldn’t see your Mother and you couldn’t see these negative forces also. Then you fall a prey to their talk, things, whatever it is, or maybe into some paradoxical culture, as you have here. You may fall a prey to that. There’s somebody I know in Sahaja Yoga who has gone now and he’s now drinking a lot and he’s doing all kinds of things. So, such a person gets lost because of his doings. I am not doing anything to him. If you are with me, if you are in Sahaja Yoga, you are protected, you are looked after, but you have to stick on, you have to have faith and even if there’s any problem, it gets solved.”“My job is to awaken your Kundalini power so that it could pierce your Sahasrara Chakra (the crown chakra). This work is of collective nature; I have therefore, to do it in the case of one and all, I want to tell you about Jesus Christ, Guru Nanaka, King Janaka and a number of other incarnations and the way they relate with the collectivity. Similarly, I wish to talk to you about incarnations of Shri Rama, Shri Krishna etc., and also about Shri Shiva, because all the powers of these Gods and deities are in us. Now, the time has come for Collective Consciousness to manifest.”“So the Nature knows everything and who informs the nature is this Paramchaitanya. Paramchaitanya (the divine all pervading energy or vibrations) was never that active. It started since my birth, I should say, when Krita Yuga (Sanskrit for “Blossoming Era”) started. At this time, you had to have your (self) Realisation. That was decided by the Divine Collectivity, you can call it. All the Gods, Goddesses (divine subtle principles and archetypes), all of them decided to put this work on somebody whom they thought to be very capable. So they said, ‘We all will be with you, entirely with you. All our powers will be with you, but you take up this job now in this Kali Yuga (Sanskrit for “Era of Darkness”) to transform human beings.. But those who are seekers are so ardently seeking that they will all have to be given their self-Realization. Now this is, of course, my job, I agree. I have come on this Earth for that job. I am supposed to do it. I am trying my level best and no incarnation has lived like I have lived for so many years and such compassion of mine which really makes me live, that I feel we have to have many more Sahaja Yogis. We have to have big salvation. With that compassion and with that love, one can take to any measures, anything. ” .. is to give Realization to people. That’s my main job. All the rest is looked after, is already managed, I should say, is like a computer. I don’t have to worry. It’s a reflex action. Whatever is happening is in a reflex action. I don’t have to worry about these things. Like people might say that, ‘Mother, I prayed to you and how is it you help me so much?’ It’s all reflex action. At that time maybe that thought may come to me — thought — but it’s a reflex action. I really don’t do anything. Nothing necessary, but one thing is there — I’m witnessing and when I’m witnessing, that acts on the reflex. The whole thing acts through this tremendous power of Paramchaitanya (all pervading energy /vibrations) .”
Importance of Seekers and their Dharma (Moral Valences)
“So in the judgment of the Divine love we have two types of people: One who are Seekers of truth and another who are not. They may be good people, they may be nice people, they will be doing a lot of good work, social work, this work, missionary work, every sort of work they might be doing. But if they are not seeking the truth, then they do not come to that category where God has to incarnate. So try to understand the preciousness, the importance of seekers and that’s what you have been seeking. Very few persons. If you take the percentage of seekers, it’s a very, very wee bit, but it’s very important because, say one little part of gold is much more valuable than mounds of steel. In the same way a seeker is much more valuable in the growth of spirituality… There are ten essences of religion as valences for human personality. When they deteriorate the human being becomes confused or aggressive. Many incarnations of primordial masters came to this earth to correct the balance of human beings by preaching love and moral discipline. The followers have made a mess of their teaching.”
The Innate Religion and Spontaneous Connection leading to Transformation in Yoga State through Meditation“With Sahaja Yoga, the innate universal religion of Divine Love is enlightened within and the seeker becomes spontaneously, truly religious, moral, peaceful, compassionate and a powerful, enlightened personality.
“Jesus Christ came to save and liberate the whole mankind. He was not the personal possession of any particular sect. The bodies of the other incarnations were made up of “earth principle”, whereas the body of Jesus was made of the ‘soul principle’. That is why He was resurrected after death. And it was only through the resurrection that His disciples could know that He was no other than God Himself. Then they started beating the trumpets, started reciting His name, started delivering lectures on Him. The most important thing is that God incarnated. If the people should recognize Him and secure spiritual development and bliss, this would enlighten the soul and spread happiness, and Bliss everywhere.May All of you acquire the Yoga of God. Many many blessings.”
** After watching theAvatar movie, so many sahaja yogis friends expressed how pleased they were to notice many elements that are familiar to us and well known in the form of meditation yoga that we practice; on the other hand other friends were reporting that there are people still puzzled about the meaning of this word: ‘Avatar’. So, it came quite naturally to try to provide some profound sahaj knowledge on this subject, directly from the source: Shri Mataji, the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation and the one that is revered as a divine incarnation herself. All the above are quotes from various lectures of Shri Mataji — in which the principle of evolution and its main manifestations as Avatars or Incarnations were introduced and explained in the context of global history of religions, myths and faiths as well in relation to our energy centers and their qualities manifested within us. Hope these quotes were helpful for all of us to understand how powerful and universal Sahaja Yoga Meditation is; its practice can lead anyone to the absolute union (yoga) with God, as per Shri Mataji’s best wishes to each and everyone.