“After this comes the Evening Meditation.
It is for the Surrender. Then comes the question that how you are surrendered.. means what have you done for Sahaja Yoga. ‘What have I done today for Sahaj Yoga ?!’ By body, mind and intellect…”
“There is one blind singer who is very famous. He is very intelligent but I don’t know whether he is literate or not. I don’t know how he could read so much with his blind eyes. He met me only three or four times. Such a beautiful poetry started flowing through him, he just went to his Depth. How could such poetries flow from his heart? Such kind of things which are not even written in the thousand names of Devi were flowing. That too, exact. How could he describe it? So, his depth was already there as you all have,
But he dived into it. “
“He achieved it. He reached there.Every one has this wealth. Now, each one of you can achieve that depth. Therefore, the Evening Meditation should be towards Outside.
“It means, what have I done for others? What have I done for Mother (it’s about the motherly Kundalini energy)? All these thoughts should come to you. When you will think like this then you must understand how much they love me? How much love did they give me? Have I given the same love to them? How much they are sincere towards me? How much they are sincere to me? Have I been same sincere to them? When you will think like this then the joy will start flowing within you by feeling that you loved so much. Instead of wasting your time by getting angry, reacting, arguing and watching the faults of others, you must see that how much they loved you. In our sahaja yoga the love is very pure. There should be no impurity in this love, the love which is impure is not the love of sahaj. It should be completely without expectations. Whom have I given such love? When you will think like this that ‘I love so much’ then you will be filled with joy. You won’t enjoy at all if keep on saying or thinking that ‘I hate them’ or ‘he is like this or that’,’ he is bad’ etc.
You enjoy only when you think that: the Revolution of Love around you.”
“Very beautiful feeling comes within you at that time and this beautiful feeling is like a Inspiration. It is very difficult to describe it but you can see its glimpse on your face. On your whole body you can see glimpse of it. In your married life you can see it. You can also see it in the atmosphere and society around you. Therefore, it is important for every one to meditate both the times. One or two days you did not eat, no problem. You did not relax properly, no problem. But, Sahaja Yogis must meditate. It is because only in meditation you will achieve it.”
“So, if we say that Morning meditation is of Inner Knowledge
then Evening Meditation is of Devotion and Surrender.”
“Like this when you will keep on establishing yourself then you will understand your importance. How much you are important in the history. This all great work which is happening in Sahaj Yoga will be done through you all. Don’t compare yourself with others. Those people who are very famous, rich and living in big houses are not going to work it out. Coward people are also not going to work it out. But, you have to become like that. People used to go to Himalayas and one out of thousands used to get his self realization and others used to remain useless. They went through great penance. You all don’t have to go to penance. Neither you have to go Himalayas… You can reach that state very easily. It is not at all difficult, it is not impossible. Only we have to give little time to ourselves.”
“Whole time we spend on stupid things, but little time we should give to ourselves too. Every Day we must Meditate in the Morning and Evening. If you could not then you should not think that: ‘Oh! I did a very big mistake.’ It is not like that if you could not meditate. This all what I am saying to you is not like an order but it is the matter of your wisdom. It is because I come to know immediately that who is meditating every day and who all are not, immediately! Because if you wash a cloth every day, it will remain clean, how could it catch the dust? And those who don’t meditate, I can see their dirt immediately. Many people get several impurities even by not meditating two or four days. So, this is like taking bath. “ “Even if you don’t take bath it doesn’t matter but you must meditate. For your own peace, for your own joy, for your own happiness, for your own benevolence and for the benevolence of whole World, you have to meditate. If we love ourselves then we should know our importance and that how much dignified we are and what kind of work do we get from others.
I hope that after listening this lecture of mine, you all will think over it and take it within.”
“It should not be that I have said so, ‘Shri Mataji has said it’. Then they imply my speech on others and think that it is said for them and never think that it is said for Self.
So everyone must think that it is said for him/her and not for anyone else and
How I should ascend ?! …
How I have to Grow and Mature in Sahaja Yoga?!’
May God bless you all !”
(All the phrases above represent an excerpt from Shri Mataji’s lecture on the Importance of Meditation, on 27/11/91 in Delhi, India; this article was first inspired by the beautiful images with Planet Earth sent to us by Jayanthi, a dear friend from Oakville meditation class – the images were captured by the astronauts and posted with such sahaj hearts and understanding.. check the source here: http://triggerpit.com/2010/11/22/incredible-pics-nasa-astronaut-wheelock/ ; I’ve felt that we can all enjoy the state of meditation while watching, reading, absorbing, reflecting on the Text and Images shared within this article; also images from other dear friends, Omar from Toronto and Axinia from Vienna were ‘invited’ to contribute to our on-line Meditation, so we remain in a Friends and Sahaj Family environment)