This is a 12 year old article, yet its content is as vibrant and meaningful every day of every New Year. It gathers a collection of quotes from the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – along with a couple of videos that truly “transmit” what we need to feel replenished and hopeful in what comes as New in our lives. Enjoy!
“Every moment is a NEW YEAR for a Sahaja Yogi because he lives in the Present and neither in Future nor in the Past gone by. For him every moment is a New Year, a new surge of joy, a new wave. Just as one, while already swimming in the ocean of love is lovingly tossed every moment by the love all around, so also every Sahaja Yogi is to live in complete joy (‘anand’), love (‘prem’) peace (‘shanti’) and blissful delight (‘alhad’).
The question is whether we have learnt to swim [in this Ocean of Love]?!
Only he should be called a Sahaja Yogi who has achieved complete satisfaction and tranquility and his pure desire has been fulfilled. He should now enjoy the supreme and unique bliss of his immense capacity to Give this to others .”
(Advices to Sahaja Yogis in Delhi, on January 3, 1984 – from the founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation)
Let’s find additional wise answers in the following quotes and video excerpts from Shri Mataji’s lectures
“If you can enjoy love, you won’t enjoy anything else but love for other people and not for yourself. On the contrary, you will see that your body, your mind, your thoughts, everything, are directed towards creating love for others and not for yourself. The whole attitude changes. Like in the darkness you can’t see anything.”
“But if even there’s a small light, it spreads all over. Nobody tells the light that: ‘You have to spread the light all over’, but it does. In the same way, you are all enlightened people.
You are all enlightened with Love and the Light of this Love spreads automatically, spontaneously, Sahaj!
Spontaneous dancing at Public Program celebrating the 10th anniversary of Burlington Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes.
“I saw so many of these Yuva Shaktis (young people that are practicing sahaja yoga) dancing together, forgetting their caste, creed, everything and enjoying each other’s company. This is something that has to happen, in this country and in every country, that we should all feel Oneness and Enjoy the Oneness with each other. If we do not enjoy, we are like a drop outside the ocean, which can be dried any time. But if you are a part and a parcel of that ocean, then what happens is that every movement of the ocean you carry with you and you are part and parcel of that ocean, absolutely, because you do not have separate identity.
So all these things that make a separate identity in our society or in our culture or in our behaviour, in personal lives, all should be completely curbed down. And this will settle many problems, from family life to national life to international life. So we should curb down all such feelings of separateness.
Gradually, all nations will become One. I am sure of that, because great times are coming and so many people at the helm of affairs will take to Sahaja Yoga.
So we should all be together, whatever may be the differences. In different families we are born. After all, all cannot be born in one family! But now you belong to Sahaja Yoga family and this Sahaja Yoga family is One.”
The List We All Should Do
“I was really very much touched, because now the New Year is coming, with a New Challenge for All of us..
For which, all of you, from every country, should have thinking, how you can do it in your country and other countries. What are the problems in another country? Put your attention outside, not inside, this way that you should say that: “I need this, I need that, I need that.”
We should know what other people need, what is their need, what the people in our society, in our nation, in our world require.
Better write them down, what do they require. It’s better, it will work, might be. It might be corrected.
It’s very important for Sahaja Yogis to sit down and write down What the World needs and what is to be done. It will be a nice idea for all of you to really aspire for that kind of a homogeneous society that we have here today.
And we will one day, you will be surprised that we will be the ones who’ll guide and lead the rest of the people with our love, attention and care.
So it’s very important time and at this time we should all think on those lines..
So thank you very much. May God bless you!”
(Speech on “All Nations will become One” – on March 21, 1999 in Delhi – Shri Mataji)
Video from Mari-Joel (explore her new music Album here)
“So I have to tell you that ‘Keep the Connection On!‘. Not only that, but try to make it stronger and stronger and become one with that Divine Force permanently, which will flow through you and will not only enlighten you, but will give you so many powers and you will see the new life in this new year.”
“As I requested you, we have to work it out Now. The other things, whatever problems you have will be solved, in no time, but the main problem is yourself. It should be solved by you, by meditative methods. And so much attention we are paying to all our extra-curricular activities, but that will definitely fail. It will boomerang on you if you do not have the foundation of Sahaja Yoga. It’s very important to keep attention on your Spirit all the time so that whatever you are doing, whatever you’re projecting has the base and you just don’t get lost. This is a very important thing and I’m sure that you will understand that without the nourishment from the Roots you cannot grow. So this nourishment must be kept alive.
May God bless you. Thank you very much.”
(Shri Mataji in the New Year Celebration, 1991 in Kalwa, India)
Please, check the following two links to short articles, as Gifts in the New Year. Enjoy!
VIDEO New Year Wishes of Shri Mataji for the World (live recording)