Discover Sahasrara the Crown Chakra through Beauty and Subtle Science On Mondays

Let’s Discover Sahasrara the Crown Chakra through Beauty and Subtle Science On Mondays

In this article we will not just learn about the seventh subtle energy centre known as the Crown Chakra named “Sahasrara” in Sanskrit language. In fact we will discover its beauty and subtle science connected to poetry, the yoga system and even to Mondays!

Let’s be Kabir’s Friend, follow him and Gaze to the Infinite Beauty from the Lotus with 1000 Petals. 

“Do not go to the garden of flowers

O friend, go not there

In your body is the garden of flowers

Take your seat on the thousand petals of lotus,

And there gaze upon the Infinite Beauty.”

Poem by Kabir (14th century) who was also a great realized soul (he was born with Kundalini energy fully awakened)


Of course we have recognized the Subtle energy System in the description given by Kabir in his poem. The Lotus with 1000 Petals? That one is Sahasrara energy centre, known as The Crown Chakra. Monday is the day that is associated to this energy centre, so I had felt that is very good to meditate more on this chakra today, on its day.

“Monday is the day of Sahasrara. Monday is the day of the Moon.” Shri Mataji

On May 5,  this coming Wednesday we celebrate all over the world the 40th anniversary since this centre was made available to the “public”. The best is to “hear” about this event from few excerpts selected from the address offered by Shri Mataji, on a similar event, celebrated on May 5, 1982 in Le Raincy, France. There is so much to Learn from this lecture and it is so tuned to all verses from Kabir’s poem. Enjoy!

Sahasrara Day is Described by Shri Mataji in this Talk offered on May 5th, 1982 

“It is a great day for all of us, the seekers, that the last work of the Divine, of opening the last centre in the great primordial being, was done on the 5th of May 1970. It is the greatest event of all the spiritual happenings of the universe. It was done with very great care and great adjustments. It is not in the limits of human understanding, how things are worked out in the heavens. It is your fortune and God’s love, that has worked out this wondrous miracle. Without this happening, there could not have been the possibility of giving mass realization to people. One could have done it for one or two persons here and there, but to have given such a mass awakening would not have been possible. As you know, in the Sahasrara there are the seats of the seven main chakras. There are 1.000 nadis (energy channels) or as they call it flames, and they all have each 16,000 powers. Every nadi deals with a particular type of person; and with the permutations and combinations of all these nadis, human beings are looked after. As soon as the Sahasrara was opened, the whole atmosphere was filled with tremendous chaitanya (vibrations), and there was tremendous light in the sky, and the whole thing came on this earth, as if a torrential rain or a waterfall with such tremendous force as if I was unaware and got stupefied. The happening was so tremendous, and so unexpected that I was stunned and got totally silent at the grandeur. I saw the primordial Kundalini rising like a big furnace and the furnace was very silent but a burning appearance it had, as if you heat up a metal, and it has many colors. In the same way, the Kundalini showed up as a furnace like a tunnel, as you see these plants you have for coal burning, that create electricity; and it stretched like a telescope and came out one after another, shoot ! shoot ! shoot ! just like that; 

And the deities (the divine energies or principles that govern the chakras) came and sat on their seats, golden seats and then they lifted the whole of the head like a big dome and opened it, and then this torrential rain completely drenched me-

I started seeing all that and got lost in the joy. “It was like an artist seeing his own creation, and I felt the joy of great fulfillment. After coming out of this beautiful experience, I looked around and saw human beings so blind and I became absolutely silent, and desired that I should get the cups to fill the nectar, not all stones.”

“Sahasrara is the most beautiful part of your being.”

“t is a big lotus with a thousand petals of different colors appearing like inflated flames. It is a thing that has been seen by many people, but to see it pour that torrential rain was like these flames becoming a fountain, a fountain of color, fountain of fragrance; when you think of a flower pouring its color and its fragrance around. People have written very little about Sahasrara, because whatever they have seen is from outside, and it is not possible for them to see from inside. Even if you reach from inside and the whole Sahasrara is not opened out, you cannot see its beauty; because when it is closed, the whole of it, you just pass through an aperture and get out of it.”

 “But just imagine a Huge Big Thousand Petalled Lotus, and you are sitting inside on the corona and looking at all those petals, all very beautifully colored, and fragrant, and pulsating with the Bliss of Joy. To remain on that position, is the ideal position, but then after the silence you are filled with tremendous Compassion and Love, and you are drawn out to people who haven’t yet known what is having eyes. And then you try to put your attention to the Sahasrara of millions of people; and then you start seeing the problems that exist in the Sahasrara. And even if you desire to open the Sahasrara, it is a very difficult thing, because the channeling of the Divine to human beings, has to be done through human beings. The power may be with you, but it has to be channeled through human beings.”

“All my life I have not known many realized souls. How to get them?!How to work it out?! So I started looking out for people, and I met an old lady of 70 years, and she was very perturbed about something very gross and when she came to see me she felt very peaceful. Her Sahasrara was very worn out, and in my company, she would think of something else, not the spirit; and her brain would be covered with clouds and darkness. Again and again, I had to enlighten it; but she did not get her realization. Most of the people who came to me in the beginning, came to me for getting cured. This capacity I had since childhood. And I could also give realization, to a few people before, but they had to be very earnest, artha. I did not meet anyone of that quality because I was not living in the forest; I was living as a normal human being among other normal human beings; and they were not that earnest, that artha, and I had to do this work among them. How to talk to them about the real world that exists, and the false in which they live ?! One lady, the first one who got realization just came to see me because she was possessed with the idea of seeking. She sought and it worked with her. It was not the happiest day, because she was one of those who got individually realized. With this great happening many should get it at a time. We had a program in Bordi in 1970, and there, first one gentleman got realization in the evening. Next day there were negative forces acting in the morning time, and they started talking of favoritism. I could see in the atmosphere the vibrations were going wrong. In the evening I took up a very strong, firm attitude; Surprisingly, twelve of them got realization. That was the greatest moment. Then many got it one by one. Three of them traveling back got realization in the train, suddenly they felt vibrations. So the mass evolution started.”

Sahasrara Definitions and Advices for a Healthy Chakra

“Sahasrara is your Awareness. When it is enlightened you get into the techniques of the Divine. Now there are two techniques, the techniques of the Divine, and the techniques you follow. You cannot act as divine, but you can use the divine power and manoeuvre it. For example, the Divine looks after all the universal happenings. Every minute and particle is controlled by the Divine. When your Sahasrara opens out, and your Kundalini touches the fontanelle bone, a sort of igniting force is ready in your Sahasrara; and as soon as the fontanelle bone area opens up in the Brahmarandra, the grace of the spirit ignites that igniting force and your nadis get enlightened. Not all of them, but quite a lot of them; not all the length, but quite the peripheries.”

“That’s how you get your enlightenment. So many things happen because of your Seven centres being in the Sahasrara.”“With the Light you see their relative positions. I mean you do not see, but it works in your conscious mind. Your conscious mind feels that Integration within you.”

“The rationality, that is separated from the heart, becomes one with the heart. It becomes one with your attention. Wherever your attention goes you act in a collective way. All the activities of your attention are blessed. Your attention itself is effective. Your attention is very important, your desires are even more important, because it is such an integrated thing, your desires and your attention become one. Whatever is good for the spirit you desire, and your attention goes to whatever is emitting spiritual power. The priorities change very fast. Those people who are primitive and not evolved, may not find that happening; but those who are mentally developed, they have an attention which they try to test. They first want to see how to raise the Kundalini. That want to see that is logical. For a balanced person there is no questioning at all, we have some people like that amongst us. They just became and never questioned. They just settled down. They are innocent, they are intelligent, above all they are spiritual; but whatever may be the defects in the qualities, they can be corrected through your Sahasrara. First of all you have to put down your ego; because if ego is there it presses the Sahasrara. Also the super-ego must be reduced because it also presses the Sahasrara, and gives pain. So keep the Sahasrara in its healthy state. One has to realize, one’s priorities have to change. Some people take time so they have to make deliberate efforts. There are many books, if you read them, they suggest anti-God activities. An Enlightened Sahasrara does not like it. It closes back. That’s like a poison; it does not like any poisonous thought to come in the mind. If you go about with the poison, then again it closes. In the same way the people who are hot tempered, very much hot tempered, and all the other problems of the ego, if they try to suppress the Sahasrara, also the Sahasrara starts closing. Those people who have had conditioning from wrong gurus, and wrong books, from wrong parents may be, from a country, from a wrong livelihood, also do not allow the Sahasrara to grow in its healthy way.”

  “It is only the Sahasrara which has to grow, not the Spirit. The more sensitive the Sahasrara is, the more it receives the spiritual qualities of the Spirit. Actually, the Peace is felt in the Sahasrara. The Bliss is also felt in the Sahasrara, because that is the brain, and the brain is the epitome of the nervous system, the central nervous system, or consciousness itself. So merely by opening Sahasrara, the work is not done. We have to have more and more channels, who will act as the nadis with their different powers, and who can work it out in a proper systematic manner. But those people who indulge into wasteful habits after realization, obstruct the flow of the nadis, and are really very harmful for the Virata. Such people should really leave Sahaja Yoga and spare; or such people should be asked to leave.”

“The one who wants to develop on Sahasrara should know, he should not develop with bad company. After the Sahasrara, when you are above the Sahasrara, you can see that it is very important that all these nadis (subtle energy channels) must be kept together, and all the centres and all the deities must be kept intact and integrated. This can be done even with conscious effort, by watching yourself, your thoughts. You start seeing your ego and your superego. You will be able to see how you cheat yourself and are dishonest with yourself. How you are convincing yourself, you are very good. How you are enjoying an ego trip ?”

 “Sahaja Yoga is for people who are (the) Spirit, so all other things must drop out. All misidentifications must be dropped out. One can do it through the conscious mind, as I said, one should really correct oneself, because after realization whatever you desire becomes part of the divine desire, whatever you do becomes part of the divine action; so one has to remember that with conscious effort we can really find ourselves and see if we are really honest about it.”

“If we are honest one can see that Collectivity is the only way to expand the Sahasrara.”

“For that, Tolerance is needed, Wisdom is needed, and the stature is needed of a prophet, which you are, and you should talk like a prophet. Actually, you have to educate yourself. How does a prophet speak ? This is not insincere or acting, because now you are awakened.”

“When you are not awakened, whatever you do like this, is artificial.”

” (but) Sahasrara is the controlling, guiding and evolving force, and so to keep it absolutely ready for growth and expansion, one has to watch one’s own growth. Never justify your wrong doings;”

“If you start justifying, you are thinking about that. We have no time to think about it. We have to think of others, because others are also in your brain; and when you start thinking of others, talking to them about their resurrection (Kundalini’s awakening), your Sahasrara will definitely increase in its size and its subtlety. The sensitivity also will increase. The depth will also come. It is just like a tree, when it grows, its roots spread. So you have to come out of your shells and spread your wings. All your small things of mind must be given up.”

“You must live like a huge big personality, which has to give support, guidance, help and awakening to thousands.”

“If this Sahasrara Day in France, establishes a new dynamism in this country, I am sure that it will catch up with the thought of the people. It will resound in their minds, their unconscious will transmit it into their beings, and they will start thinking afresh. Now, new breakthroughs will take place, and people will start going towards truth logically. They will come to right conclusions and drop out all that is wasteful and useless.”

“Sahasrara is the Throne for the Spirit

and the bigger is the King, the bigger is the throne.”

“The way you treat your Spirit, is expressed in your Sahasrara, and this is how you can give realization, and then you can become a subtle being. Through your conscious effort, you can enter the beings of others and raise their Kundalini. Enlightening the Sahasrara also gives you a new light to see all the sukshmas, all the subtle happenings in the atmosphere.When you start developing higher and higher, you can see the Vibrations as Lights around you.”

“You may not have any interest in many things, but will become amazed how you become master of everything; as if your brain is manifesting what you desire. And this is what Krishna promised, who is actually the Virata; so you become the master of your brain, because actually the spirit is master of the brain. The more you bring your spirit into your attention, the more the Sahasrara increases in size; its light expands and you become a more powerful Sahaja Yogi. This is the greatest thing for God Almighty to say, “see, this has happened.” So for the time being he may postpone his anger and wrath; so he can forgive human beings for their mistakes, their obstinacy and childish pranks. Let the man rise to see the glory and the greatness of his Father. Let him also get the power to bear the compassion of God. Let him also see the Sahasrara develop to such dimension, that he can execute the workings of the divine through his conscious mind.”

Sahasrara has One Mantra

“The Sahasrara has one mantra, that is NIRMALA, meaning one should keep it Clean, Pure and Immaculate. That is what is your job.

Just try to keep it pure and clean, and this will definitely mark another step, another accelerated jump into a New Dimension of many more human beings.”

The Subtle Importance & Responsibility of France for World’s Sahasrara

“It is a very great pleasure to be in Paris today, so that the whole world’s attention should be on Paris, on France. This country which has been cursed and neglected by all the deities, because human beings went really very wrong. Let all the deities be settled down in this country, because this is the Attention, and whatever Attention we pay, is reported to us through Sahasrara. So may the Sahasrara of France be opened out and the attention of France should be guided to the Spirit, and eternal life. It is a very important country and that is why I decided to celebrate Sahasrara day here. The responsibility of French Sahaja Yogis is much greater. They have to change their methods and styles. They have to become kind, gentle and healthy people; but at the same time, should be very strong Sahaja Yogis, so that when others see them, they should see the superiority in them. Before the Sahasrara day, we had such a successful session. I am very happy about it.”

Sahasrara Prayer – for All Centres

“Now I bless all the centres in the world, who have prayed or are praying: to give them a very developed Sahasrara, an enlightened one, that they may expand so much, so they may become One with the Whole. May God Bless Them.”

The above quotes are specially for those that had started  sahaja yoga meditation at our local Halton classes (or elsewhere around the world 🙂  and that want to go deeper, reflect, introspect and learn more about our garden with subtle flowers-chakras and their influence on our individual and collective lives.  Hope you have enjoyed and found this article useful in your gardening practises applied to this special and magnificent Lotus with 1000 Petals: Sahasrara Chakra.

More about Sahasrara (the Crown) Chakra , please click below:


This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. adrian

    “It is only the Sahasrara that has to grow… not the Spirit”. I take this to mean that the Spirit already Is… it is simply waiting for the Sahasrara to expand… to open fully, so that we can experience through the Spirit in the body. That must be the goal… simply to experience what is possible in a loving way.

    1. armaity

      The seat of the spirit is in the heart, but with awakening of the kundalini, the spirit which is the eternal divine dimension within us enters the limbic area in the brain which is the sahasrara, enlightening our brain. It is when the kundalini rises through the chakras within our spine piercing our fontanel bone area – “the brahmarandra” that the yoga or the union between the individual soul and the universal soul takes place. Then we become self-realized. By constant entering this state of meditation and introspection, we establish this state within us which Gautama Buddha and Kabir refers to as thousand petalled lotus.

    2. adrian

      To share in a loving way with others is to fully embody the love that shines from within… that is what it means to love SELF… for SELF is LOVE.

  2. Manga

    “Shiva represents the Spirit, and the Spirit is residing in all of you in your hearts. The seat of Sadashiva is on top of your head but is reflected in your heart. Now, your brain is the Vitthala. So to bring Spirit to your brain means enlightenment of your brain”(extract from Shivaratri Puja 1984, Pandharpur) (1984-0229)Read more:
    Heart expands, Spirit shines-seat of Sahasrara, Brahmarandra opens and nourishes the brain and all the pithas (centres of chakras in the brain and thousand petals (whole brain) get nourished and enlighten, …that is what is expansion of our self realisation and it continues to work and eventually whole of Sahasrara is fully vibrated and by the blessings of Shri.Maataji using her picture this happens quite spontaneously..

  3. Yvon

    Wow! I found this very informative and it confirmed many of the experiences I have been blessed to receive. The words of Shri Mataji are like necter for the soul. Just reading these excepts I could feel the Sahasrara spiralling upwards and expanding. It is amazing that when a yogi needs a boost or confirmation of spiritual experiences the Divine sends a message such as this.

  4. shekhar

    Col.(Retd.)Sasanka Shekhar Swain, Doha,Qatar
    Mob:+974 5137152 , 04May2010
    Dear Ioana, Thanks for the lovely message& photographs. It is important for all of us to know, how all of this began. By the grace of Shri Mataji, Sahaja Yoga has changed millions of lives by touching our spirits within. Words are not enough to thank Shri Mataji for what she has accomplished for the humanity. Her compassion and love has made it possible or man-kind to achieve, what was so far, unattainable by the human race. Thanks with prayer to support this momentum to seekers of truth,accross the world. -Shekhar.

  5. Debbie

    How beautiful and amazing. I have seen vibrations from pictures I have taken of Sahaja Yogis and no one can tell me differently – the all pervading spirit is truly alive. What a great blessing to have experienced this. Thank you Dear Mataji and Ioana.

    Lots of love always.

  6. adrian

    “talking to them about their resurrection”…

    This quote by Shri Mataji is in reference to Kundalini Awakening… as a result of talking with others… in terms of developing a collective consciousness. So for me this is about Rebirth… and in the same sense as that for Christ. We are reborn into a new and different way of Being… One where we let go of our Past Conditionings… and act consciously to take responsibility for all decisions that we choose to take on. For me that means the beginnings of an expansion into our ascension… or enlightenment.


  7. Antoinette Wells

    What a beautiful compilation, Iona, thanks for putting this together for our enjoyement

  8. armaity

    Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
    Rabindranath Tagore.

    1. Arie

      Thank you Armaity.
      Everything Is…
      Through Love.

  9. Colleen

    What a wonderful page to read just before going to bed on May 5. Thank you

  10. Jayanthi

    The beauty of being at the level of Sahasrara and beyond for me is that being in the realm of ultimate reality and drenched with nirmal love which takes me away from the burden of all material dimensions and loosing myself in Shri Mataji’s vibrations .., this will happen when we are capable of seeing nothing but pure LOVE.

  11. Maria

    What a wonderful article to read at the start of the day! Many indepth quotations that really resonate with you and fill you with pure joy and happiness while being read.

  12. Sahaj

    It’s only through yoga that one can understand the poetry of saints, for others it’s just a mystery. The best way to understand it is when you experience it. As Kabira describes the awakening as sensing the heartbeat on the fontainal bone. Only a yogi can relate, for others it’s just a fantasy.

  13. Angie

    Thank you for this wonderful free meditation articles .

  14. Jolanta

    Very useful article. Thank you

  15. NITI

    Again it’s a very beautiful article of sahastrara. Love the poem of shri kabira and mothers own experience with the opening of sahatrara.Thanks Ioana.

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