Question: Even though I meditate, thoughts come to my head, they just come all of a sudden and I know they’re not part of me. Is there a method to control these thoughts even though we do meditate?
Shri Mataji: See, you must raise your Kundalini. Try to raise it. Put your attention to your Sahasrara (crown chakra).
Say: ‘Mother (Kundalini), come in my head. ‘
As soon as Kundalini crosses the Agnya (= Third Eye chakra) you cannot have those thoughts. You should follow this simple method also, that if you see any thought coming in, you should say, ‘I forgive. ‘
“I forgive” is a very big mantra. Say that, thought will stop.
Question: Can you get too right-sided (= too over-active, using excessively the subtle right channel that is known as Pingala Nadi in Yoga system) in your spiritual seeking?
Shri Mataji: In the spiritually seeking, a speed is not felt at all, you see… In that you just feel the state. Your state you feel. You don’t feel the speed. You don’t feel that, you must do like, I have seen some people, even when I am giving lecture, they’re doing like this (various gestures, etc.)..
This madness is not necessary. Just be quiet. Quietude is the best way to ascend. I’ve said that there should be Thoughtless Awareness. Just be quietly. Your speed will reduce actually. You’ll come to a position when it is maximum for your quietude. Quietness within, peace within. That’s very important. If there is peace, you’ll grow. There’s no other way out. But you see all this ritualism, sometimes giving bandhan (subtle protection technique that one learns in Sahaja Yoga) all the time or raising Kundalini all the time and people even would like to see the table, if it has vibrations, you see.. 🙂 That’s going too far. There’s no need to do all that nonsense. Sahaja Yoga is sense, is not nonsense.
Question: May I ask an intellectual question?
Shri Mataji: All right.
Question: Is there any difference between witnessing in meditation and paying attention?
Shri Mataji: Witnessing is very different from paying attention. Paying attention is a deliberate thing. You deliberately pay attention, you see, to something. As I am talking, you may not be realized, you may be realized, you can pay attention to me. But witnessing is a state. Say, I’ve seen with myself what happens. If there is a problem or some calamity, something, suddenly I find I’m witnessing the whole thing like a drama. It’s a state but you can develop it if you remember. I mean at that time, people don’t remember. Supposing you see some calamity coming to you, just try to witness the calamity.
Question: Why is it sometimes after listening to one of your tapes or videos, we can’t remember consciously what you said? We seem to be as centered as we can be.
Shri Mataji: It has an effect all right. It has an effect. But after that I think you should all go into meditation for a while. After listening to my lecture, you just go into meditation. Actually, my lectures are not to be understood by your brains but through your Kundalini and through your Heart. So it doesn’t matter if you don’t remember something. It’s all right. With so many lectures I’ve given how can you remember? I also don’t remember much of it. But it will come handy, whenever you want to use some words or sentences. It will come handy. You will not know from where it is coming… It’s all recorded .. (by our Kundalini)
All above are Excerpts from Advices given by Shri Mataji – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation – in 1988, New York Ashram.
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