Martin Luther King’s Day – Recognition from Spiritual Leader with Subtle Key for MLK’s last Speech

Shri Mataji about Martin Luther King and Spiritual Parallels – Realized Souls, Peace and the Crown Chakra




“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”


Shri Mataji:

There can be no Peace in the World until there is peace within.”

Today’s article is dedicated to Martin Luther King’s Day. Let’s bring into our collective attention the responsibility we have for Peace on Earth, as Cool Citizens of Mother Earth’s Realm, that includes its subtler spiritual layer that we’ll be exploring further below. You will be introduced to what Shri Mataji – respected spiritual leader – had to say about Martin Luther King, about Peace and about that special realm he talked about in his last speech.
Anyone is profoundly moved by Martin Luther King’s speech, even today, even when we hear it for the 1000nd time we feel that our entire being responds to his vibrant words. Why?! Sahaja yoga brings a less known answer:  this true citizen of the world was born with the  subtle energy Kundalini fully awakened, thus he did experience easily the state of meditation and yoga (the union with the divine universal  force that keeps the balance of life and its  evolution in a continuous progressive movement). Simply put, Martin Luther King was born as a realized soul: connected to his true Self, the Spirit as well to Mother’s Earth universal spirituality. Shri Mataji many a times had praised this visionary American patriot as a realized soul. Let’s recognize together in Shri Mataji’s following quote describing a Realized soul, the essence of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, ideals and words of truth.
Today world needs only Peace.  Everything else that we have today is worthless without peace.  We have to see how peaceful we are….Have you not found peace in Sahaja Yoga? .. ..basically we are people who believe in peace, because without peace no growth can take place. There has to be complete peace. If there is peace in your heart, if there is peace surrounding you, you grow into a beautiful nation. Not out of fear, not out of pressure, but from inside, if you are person who has complete peace within the heart, not that he is not afraid of anything, but he emits peace. He gives peace. Anybody who goes near such a person, gets the peace, the feeling of peacefulness. You all are Sahaja Yogis. You all have got your Realization. That is, your Spirit is now emitting Vibrations of Peace and Joy. Wherever you are, you will emit peaceful vibrations. You will create peace. You’ll find out ways of creating peace, how to establish peaceful atmosphere. It’s very important that we have to grow in such a manner that we create peace and give peace to others and become examples of it. Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji invited the American Sahaja Yogis to rise above like Martin Luther King

“So I hope we are preparing for Krishna Puja . We have to work it out for America now, which is the silliest place you can think of. I mean, the silliest place! The most idiotic people live there, actually, and the way they have producing funny things and we are accepting. The best part of it these days the idiots can dominate any country. Like we had Idi Amin, we had that Botswana fellow, all these people are dominating. So, especially for American Sahaja Yogis it’s important to rise very much above the rest of the people. Why not like Martin Luther King? We could do it.

Why not we create people of THAT kind who speak of something great, who bring the attention of people to something higher, raise their necks upward to see that they see with their head higher than the others and see, see something great in us, something so idealistic, so impossible for them to understand.

We have to have such unique people; and that’s what we have to work out in our ascent, individual and in collective ascent.” (Speech on the evening before Shri Krishna Puja at Ipswich, UK on August 17th, 1990)

Excerpt from Shri Mataji’s book: “Metamodern Era”

“A benevolent ruler, in the form of a philosopher king (as put forward by Socrates), is the ideal person to be the head of government. Such a person must be an extremely wise, detached personality, without any desire for lust, power and money. There have been such persons in the recent past, people like Mahatma Gandhi, Ataturk Kemal Pasa, Anwar al Sadat, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Ho Chi Minh, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Dag Hammerskjyld, Mujibur Rahman and many others.”

KFI Radio Interview with Shri Mataji in Los Angeles, Sept 25, 1983 (Excerpt)

Shri Mataji: You see, the father and mother, as I said, both have to be more feminine towards life. Not to be masculine. Masculine is to dominate, to compete and to try to develop in a relation to each other. That’s a different thing, but this (a realized soul’s temperament)  is a temperament where you just nourish people. And it flows, you don’t have to do anything; it just flows, it emits. You don’t have to do anything about it, it just flows and you don’t have to tell anyone about it, you can just work it out.

Broadcaster: OK, so You aren’t necessarily for the real, set roles for men and women …

Shri Mataji: No – not at all. Any man could be that; as I said, Mahatma Gandhi was like that or, you had Mr. King who was like that, so many people …

Broadcaster: Martin Luther King …

Shri Mataji: Yes, all of them (the realized souls mentioned by Shri Mataji during the interview: Mahatama Gandhi and Martin Luther King) were like that – I would say Abraham Lincoln very much was like that. He was a Realized Soul and he was a great person.”

Watch Powerful Message – Realization of Peace

Martin Luther King Jr.

Now, let’s read an excerpt from Martin Luther King’s last public confession-introspection, and we’ll see that indeed, he was the one that Shri Mataji just described as a ‘realized soul’: the man of peace that is fearless; able to inspire and transform his nation, therefore becoming an example for all people. No wonder that many of us see in Martin Luther King a true and wonderful sahaja yogi brother.

Martin Luther King: Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”

(The above is a paragraph from Martin Luther King’s last speech, just before his assassination. That speech is considered to be his most powerful ever, delivered with a voice that was both strong and shaky.  By the end of his discourse, Martin Luther King had lost his balance and needed to be held by his supporters. Possibly the divine had just revealed His plans for him – many realized souls have such premonitions – and he was also shown the kingdom of God, what we know to be the realm of the Crown Chakra, known as Sahasrara Chakra. Indeed, during a deep meditation one can access and experience this realm and its glory during our lifetime. Let’s also observe how Collective the Kundalini energy is: when it gets awakened in a person that has genuinely and intensively the entire attention and heart on the well-being of the community/nation/world, then its driving force reaches out to its epitome of fulfillment).

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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. adrian

    The following quote from Martin Luther King… “I am happy”… “I am not worried about anything”… and… “I am not fearing any man”.

    These words are so simple and I feel they are at the heart of “awakening and/or self realization”… and very Sahaj.

    Choosing to be happy by fearing no thing or anyone…

  2. Shashidhar

    So joy-giving! Simple words to describe a profound event – the connection between Martin Luther and his creator. This is not some vague promise of a state after death, but a living experience.

    Lots of similarity with Jung’s reply to a question whether he believes in God – in one your earlier posts.

    Can’t thank you enough for collecting these gems for our benefit…

  3. Rabi

    The articl;e is just so moving. Each words …in the commentary has its own depth, if weighed individually.

    There are certain things that are at times called ‘coincidence’ and there are certain happenings that are called as ‘miracle’ and there are certain experiences that are called as ‘born with’. Sahaja Yoga also teaches us to Realize that aspect of ‘Born with’ power philosophy.

    What we need is only to recognize it with eyes of ‘Realization’ and ‘recognition’.

    Recently I came across a quote of a celebrity on a ‘Mother and Child’ masterpiece and it read:

    ‘A child gives birth to a Mother’.

    It’s true if we can recoggnize it. The moment a child is born it gives birth to a motherhood and she starts caring and loving it. So is Sahaja . Let us be that Mother to that child that is ‘born within’ us.

    Truely the same thing can be seen in Martin Luthar who recognized that power within him and thus in a way ‘Realm of Lord from within’.

    A very profound article. Very moving and yet so powerful. Thank you Ioana.

  4. ann

    Vibrations are sooo amasing

    Love and Peace to all my Brothers and Sisters


  5. Angela Reininger

    The following is a beautiful quote from Dr. King when he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Every man lives in two realms, the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live. Our problem today is that we have allowed the internal to become lost in the external. We have allowed the means by which we live to outdistance the ends for which we live. So much of modern life can be summarized in that arresting dictum of the poet Thoreau: “Improved means to an unimproved end”. This is the serious predicament, the deep and haunting problem confronting modern man. If we are to survive today, our moral and spiritual “lag” must be eliminated. Enlarged material powers spell enlarged peril if there is not proportionate growth of the soul. When the “without” of man’s nature subjugates the “within”, dark storm clouds begin to form in the world.

    1. adrian

      I love what you say… it is about understanding that our true freedom to experience is only realized when we allow our own light to fully expand into ourselves.

      Where has our courage to face the seeming invisible gone to!

      Perhaps we only need to examine the distractions we have created.

      We always have the choice!

      So choose what it is that you truly want.

      Now take responsibility for that choice!!!

      1. adrian

        By being fully conscious in the present…
        I am… walking the talk.

  6. abhinav

    the state which describe by Martin luther King is the state given as a blessing by Shri Mataji to each one of us & she want all her children should be in the meditative stat on Sahastrara 24/7…

  7. Debbie

    Yes, we all have a responsibility for peace on earth and if our spirit is awakened, we emit nothing but joy and peacefulness. We need to continue to spread the pure knowledge of Sahaja Yoga and infect everyone with this powerful energy that lies within. Just imagine the transformation this can bring to mankind and the world.

    Lots of love always.

  8. Elsie

    This article on Martin Luther King is inspiring. He was a man of peace and preached non violence. His last speech is so powerful that it comes across the page. He states that there would be troubled days ahead but he wasn’t afraid that “he’d been to the top of the mountain”

    It would have been an honour to be in the presence of this man who won the Nobel Peace Prize. Shri Mataji says that for there to be world peace it must start first in each of our hearts.

  9. Javad


    best wishes for all of my brothers and sisters

  10. Avdhut

    This is the challenge we face…

    ”…Not out of fear, not out of pressure, but from inside, if you are person who has complete peace within the heart, not that he is not afraid of anything, but he emits peace. He gives peace.”…”Wherever you are, you will emit peaceful vibrations. You will create peace. You’ll find out ways of creating peace, how to establish peaceful atmosphere. It’s very important that we have to grow in such a manner that we create peace and give peace to others and become examples of it. “ (Shri Mataji).

    A challenge to be not just what we would like the world to be, but to be what the world needs, and what the divine demands of us….with Love and thanks to all who are so committed. May the Joy of peace inside us all reign supreme in the minds of mankind, now and forevermore.

    1. adrian

      The joy of “internal flow”…
      The outcome is “peace”…
      In that there is no…
      or must…
      For you already “are”.

  11. Antoinette Wells

    I like the way you draw parallells between Shri Mataji’s words and those of great realized souls, in this case Martin Luther King: You might also be interested in exploring the world of another realized soul the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung who wrote amongst other books: The yoga of the Kundalini. He also described his self Realization in a book called Memories, Dreams and Reflections if I remember the title accurately
    Great blog, many thanks Iona.

  12. armaity

    I have missed seeing this article in the past , Ioana. Awesome as ever .
    And heroes like Martin Luther King need to be remembered with love and his message should reach to all corners of the world. Thanks for integrating his story with Sahaja ideals.

  13. govindamayagovin

    Varios martires han visionado el paraiso antes de ser ejecutados.
    Gracias a Madre no tenemos que ser ejecutados para visionar el paraiso, solo meditar, hacernos limpieza y ser colectivos en Sahaja.
    Cuando la Kundalini nos conecta con Madre uno de los resultados mas evidentes es la Paz Interior. cuando hay la paz de la realizacion, el valor subyuga el miedo y no podemos ser amedrentados.

  14. letitia

    Multumesc,f.frumos puse impreuna.

  15. Maria

    Another powerful article that allows us to see and hear about another of the many realized souls that inhabit our world. Martin Luther King is an inspiration to us all and what he and Shri Mataji talk about with the peace and joy from within is very relevant to ya understanding who we are.

  16. Anjali Gandhi

    such powerful surrendered realized souls bring hope, a ray of light when there is darkness all around. Their existence express the love of the divine for humanity. Forever grateful to MLK.thank you for this enlightening article.

  17. Jolanta

    Thank you for posting this inspiring article.

  18. Oresta

    It is so important to have inner peace within your heart. Sahaja yoga lets you find that peace and share it with the world. Just saying the beautiful affirmations establishes this peaceful bliss. Thank you for the article, for MLK powerful words and for Shri Mataji.

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