The Tree and The Yogi and The Child come ‘Together as One’ in this article that is 100% made of quotes from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi’s lecture offered in 1983 in Switzerland. Enjoy it!
“Even when you get your Realization (when Kundalini energy is awakened and reaches the Crown Chakra), you are sometimes in a growing stage, up to a point. Like you’re nourished by the Mother Earth all the time but you’re not aware of it. In the same way, the womb of Sahaja Yoga nourishes you to grow up into beautiful beings. Still, you have to come up to a point when it has to click in such a way that you start feeling the awareness of that unbounding love… That happens to everyone, but it happens more to people who try to be in the centre and don’t go on ‘ego trips’.
Some Sahaja Yogis I’ve know have been boasting that: ‘I’m the one who is going to … and I’m this and I’m that… I’m a separate person and Mother is specially selecting me.’ Anyone who thinks like that is no more a Sahaja Yogi.
It’s like he is holding onto a tree and thinking that by holding onto one leaf he is going to dominate the whole tree. Such a person will just have that little leaf in his hand which will also die out after some time.”
“You have to run in the way of the roots, of the branches, of the leaves, of the flowers and of the fruits. You have to be the essence of the tree that nourishes and not just the outward leaves with wrong ideas about yourself. And the people who are limited by their small personal problems also must know that they will have the same fate in Sahaja Yoga.
Put the problems of the tree always ahead of the problem of a leaf.”
“Now it is high time to jump from that little area to the vast area which has no bounds. And once that happens, you will be surprised all these petty little problems will drop out in the ocean of greatness. Don’t indulge into them, and leave them in the hands of the tree. So that all your small petty problems will be looked after by that nourishing force. Because you belong to a Tree of great wisdom, tree of great sustenance and religion, and tree of great mastery, the mastery that you can never know how great it is. You belong to a Tree that has complete security for you, and you belong to a very great tree which gives you complete witnessing of the drama, and which gives you understanding that the Whole is a part and parcel of you, and you are part and parcel of the Whole.
So you belong to the Great Ocean of Love and Generosity. This Great Tree of Life has everything integrated within itself. This is the tree of life that has been described in the Bible, the Tree of Fire they call it.”
“Now, you have become One with it. You are blessed by it and You are loved by it and You are gently guided by it. It’s so gentle that you do not even feel the guidance-like a leaf when it fails on the ground it doesn’t make any sound. Try to become identified with that power- that is what you are. Like the meaning of the word is identified with the word, like the moonlight is identified with the moon, sunlight is identified with the sun. Let that identification be that Oneness, that Integration so that you become the Light of God’s love, that people know God through integration, so that you become the light of God’s love, that people know God through your depths and your fruits. It is the most fulfilling job, highest paid in every way, the most satisfying, energy giving and dynamic.
You don’t have to give up anything, just be organized in the Light of your Spirit yourself.“
All the above are excerpts from the advices offered by Shri Mataji – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation – to sahaja yoga practitioners, in Switzerland, 1983.
This article is a sincere dedication to anyone that ever had felt a connection with, or an inclination towards trees.. For sure it happened to many of us, when being in nature, to feel like embracing a tree and as Shri Mataji was saying above, to run in the way of the roots, of the branches, of the leaves and try to live the essence of that tree.. For sure we’ve seen children doing this, naturally, spontaneously, without any thinking or purpose.. We all had this fascination for the miracle of a seed’s becoming into a tree. Why not for the one that we are already carrying within .. or we should say .. that in such a subtle way, is supporting our being.. with a graceful power. During the silence of our sahaja yoga meditation practice, one may clearly experience the becoming happening within, as a developing tree nurtured by the most potent and loving sap, Kundalini energy. And really, let’s confess, we all feel like little children when we are around powerful majestic trees. On the other hand, as adults there is this sense of responsibility growing from within that we should be capable to offer the needed shelter and support, at least to our children, becoming the reliable strong trees in their lives..