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.”
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.”
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).