THE PROMISED PARACLETE
Jesus, The Kingdom Of God
And General Resurrection
"The intention of the Spirit of truth is the restoration of an alienated, deceived humanity." - D. B. Stevick
"The reaction of the world to the Paraclete will be much the same as the world's reaction was to Jesus. The world does not know or accept the Paraclete, much as it remained ignorant of Jesus' true identity and rejected him (5:43; 12:48)." Marthaler 2006, 276
"The Paraclete will come (15:26; 16:7, 8, 13) as Jesus has come into the world (5:43; 16:28; 18:37)... The Paraclete will take the things of Christ (the things that are mine, ek tou emou) and declare them (16:14-15). Bishop Fison describes the humility of the Spirit, 'The true Holy Spirit of God does not advertise Herself: She effaces Herself and advertises Jesus.' ...
It is by the outgoing activity of the Spirit that the divine life communicates itself in and to the creation. The Spirit is God-in-relations. The Paraclete is the divine self-expression which will be and abide with you, and be in you (14:16-17). The Spirit's work is described in terms of utterance: teach you, didakso (14:26), remind you, hypomimnesko (14:26), testify, martyro (15:26), prove wrong, elencho (16:8), guide into truth, hodego (16:13), speak, laleo (16:13, twice), declare, anangello (16:13, 14, 15). The johannine terms describe verbal actions which intend a response in others who will receive (lambano), see (theoreo), or know (ginosko) the Spirit. Such speech-terms link the Spirit with the divine Word. The Spirit's initiatives imply God's personal engagement with humanity. The Spirit comes to be with others; the teaching Spirit implies a community of learners; forgetful persons need a prompter to remind them; one testifies expecting heed to be paid; one speaks and declares in order to be heard. The articulate Spirit is the correlative of the listening, Spirit-informed community. The final Paraclete passage closes with a threefold repetition of the verb she will declare (anangello), 16:13-15. The Spirit will declare the things that are to come (v.13), and she will declare what is Christ's (vv. 14, 15). The things of Christ are a message that must be heralded...
The intention of the Spirit of truth is the restoration of an alienated, deceived humanity... The teaching role of the Paraclete tends to be remembered as a major emphasis of the Farewell Discourses, yet only 14:26 says She will teach you all things. (Teaching is, however, implied when 16:13-15 says that the Spirit will guide you into all truth, and will speak and declare.) Franz Mussner remarks that the word used in 14:26, didaskein, "means literally 'teach, instruct,' but in John it nearly always means to reveal."" (Stevick 2011, 292-7)
The world will end with peace, not annihilation, Pope Francis says
By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS): Believing in eternity and in the final establishment of the kingdom of God, Christians throughout history — starting with the disciples — were filled with questions such as when the end will come and what will happen to the created world, Pope Francis said.
No one knows the answer to those questions, the pope said Nov. 26 at his weekly general audience, but Catholics are convinced that the end of time will not bring the 'annihilation of the cosmos and of everything around us.'
God's plan, he said, is to renew everything in Christ and "bring everything to its fullness of being, truth and beauty."
Pope Francis, November 26, 2014
St. Peter's Square, Vatican City
The Paraclete Shri Mataji Bearing Good News Of Jesus' Kingdom Of God, Last Judgment, And Resurrection In Age That Has Come
The Resurrection was expressly taught by Christ (John 5:28-29; 6:39-40; 11:25; Luke 14:14) and is the central eschatological doctrine of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was
Christian by birth, Hindu by
marriage, and Paraclete by duty.
She spent four decades of 3000
worldwide speaking events
delivering the Good News.
"The Paraclete represents direct,
intimate divine intervention,
supporting and teaching
believers and challenging the
world, as Jesus did." "The
Paraclete cannot be received by
the world (14:17), as Jesus
himself was rejected (5:43; 12:48;
15:18-20). The world which does
not know the Paraclete (14:17)
did not know Jesus (16:13)."
(Stevick 2011, 290-92)
"The teaching of the Paraclete, as
the continuation of Jesus'
teaching, must also be understood
as the fulfillment of the promise
of eschatological divine
instruction." (Witmer 2008, 208)
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"Tell all the nations and tell all the people all over the Great Message that the Time of Resurrection is here now, at this time, and that you are capable of doing it."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Cowley Manor Seminar, UK—31 July 1982
"This is the transformation that has worked, of which Christ has talked, Mohammed Sahib has talked, everybody has talked about this particular time when people will get transformed."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Chistmas Puja, India—25 Dec. 1997
"The Resurrection of Christ has to now be collective resurrection. This is what is Mahayoga—has to be the collective resurrection."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Easter Puja, London, UK—11 April 1982
"Announce it to all the seekers of truth, to all the nations of the world, so that nobody misses the blessings of the Divine to achieve their meaning, their absolute, their spirit." The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"The main thing that one has to understand is that the time has come for you to get all that is promised in the scriptures, not only in the Bible but all the scriptures of the world." The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"It's not tactful to say anything. It's better that you discover me than I tell you because Christ was crucified, everybody was tortured. I do not want to hamper my work because it makes no difference by telling you anything before Realization. It's better to tell you after Realization that I am the Holy Ghost—no doubt. I am the one about which Christ has talked.
I have told them I had never said this on from a platform, and I told. They have been telling me 'Mother, you must say that once.' I said, 'In America I'll declare it.' So today I declare that I am the Holy Ghost. I am the Holy Spirit who has incarnated on this Earth for your Realization."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
New York, USA—30 September 1980
"Mention of the Spirit introduces one of the themes peculiar to the farewell discourse—the five sayings about the 'Paraclete' (an attempt to transliterate parakletos, variously rendered 'Counsellor', 'Helper', 'Advocate', 'Comforter': cf. notes at 14:16). All five passages (14:15-17, 25-26; 15:26-27; 16:7-11, 12-15) apply the term to the Holy Spirit." (Carson 1999, 480)
"You see, the Holy Ghost is the Mother. When they say about the Holy Ghost, She is the Mother... Now, the principle of Mother is in every, every scripture—has to be there. Now, the Mother's character is that She is the one who is the Womb, She is the one who is the Mother Earth, and She is the one who nourishes you. She nourishes us, you know that. And this feminine thing in every human being resides as this Kundalini."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Radio Interview 1 October 1983—Santa Cruz, USA
"But today is the day I declare that I am the One who has to save the humanity. I declare I am the One who is Adishakti, who is the Mother of all the mothers, who is the Primordial Mother, the Shakti, the desire of God, who has incarnated on this Earth to give its meaning to itself; to this creation, to human beings and I am sure through My Love and patience and My powers I am going to achieve it. I was the One who was born again and again, but now in my complete form and complete powers I have come on this Earth not only for salvation of human beings, not only for their emancipation, but for granting them the Kingdom of Heaven, the Joy, the Bliss that your Father wants to bestow upon you."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
2 December 1979—London, UK
"The Spirit will also declare to the disciples 'what is coming' (ta erchomena, 16:13). The Spirit's proclamation should be understood in the light of the rest of the New Testament. As Holwerda writes, 'The task of the Spirit to teach all things, to lead into all the truth, and to declare the things to come is essentially one: the Spirit reveals the meaning of the Heilsgeschichte, the meaning of the saving events, past, present, and future. The Spirit reveals to the disciples the meaning of the work of the historical Jesus, the exalted Jesus, and the Jesus who is to come.'" (James Hamilton, 2006)
"The teaching of the Paraclete, as the continuation of Jesus' teaching, must also be understood as the fulfillment of the promise of eschatological divine instruction"
Stephen E. Witmer, Divine instruction in Early Christianity
"Jesus therefore predicts that God will later send a human being to Earth to take up the role defined by John .i.e. to be a prophet who hears God's words and repeats his message to man."
M. Bucaille, The Bible, the Qur'n, and Science
"And when Jesus foreannounced another Comforter, He must have intended a Person as distinct and helpful as He had been."
F. B. Meyer, Love to the Utmost
"The Paraclete has a twofold function: to communicate Christ to believers and, to put the world on trial"
Robert Kysar, John The Meverick Gospel
"But She—the Spirit, the Paraclete...—will teach you everything."
Danny Mahar, Aramaic Made EZ)
"Grammatical nonsense but evidence of the theological desire to defeminize the Divine."
Lucy Reid, She Changes Everything
"The functions of the Paraclete spelled out in verses 13-15... are all acts of open and bold speaking in the highest degree."
David Fleer, Preaching John's Gospel: The World It Imagines
"The reaction of the world to the Paraclete will be much the same as the world's reaction was to Jesus."
Berard L. Marthaler, The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology
Bultmann calls the "coming of the Redeemer an 'eschatological event,' 'the turning-point of the ages."
G. Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament
"The Paraclete equated with the Holy Spirit, is the only mediator of the word of the exalted Christ."
(M.E. Boring) Benny Thettayil, In Spirit and Truth
"The divine Paraclete, and no lessor agency, must show the world how wrong it was about him who was in the right."
Daniel B. Stevick , Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13-17
Stephen Smalley asserts that "the Spirit-Paraclete ... in John's Gospel is understood as personal, indeed, as a person."
Marianne Meye Thompson, The God of the Gospel of John
"The Messiah will come and the great age of salvation will dawn (for the pious)"
Eric Eve, The Jewish context of Jesus' Miracles
"The remembrance is to relive and re-enact the Christ event, to bring about new eschatological decision in time and space."
Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda, The Johannine Exegesis of God
"The Spirit acts in such an international situation as the revealer of 'judgment' on the powers that rule the world."
Michael Welker, God the Spirit
The Paraclete's" appearance means that sin, righteousness, and judgment will be revealed."
Georg Strecker, Theology of the New Testament
"While the Spirit-Paraclete is the true broker, the brokers they rely on are impostors."
T. G. Brown, Spirit in the writings of John
"The pneumatological activity ... of the Paraclete ... may most helpfully be considered in terms of the salvific working of the hidden Spirit."
Michael Welker, The work of the Spirit
"The pneuma is the peculiar power by which the word becomes the words of eternal life."
Robert Kysar, Voyages with John: Charting the Fourth Gospel
"The gift of peace, therefore, is intimately associated with the gift of the Spirit-Paraclete"
Francis J. Moloney, The Gospel of John
"This utopian hope, even when modestly expressed, links Jesus and the prophets to a much wider history of human longing."
Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith
"Because of the presence of the Paraclete in the life of the believer, the blessings of the end-times—the eschaton—are already present"
Robert Kysar, John
"They are going, by the Holy Spirit's power, to be part of the greatest miracle of all, bringing men to salvation."
Robert E. Picirilli, The Randall House Bible Commentary
"The Kingdom of God stands as a comprehensive term for all that the messianic salvation included... is something to be sought here and now (Mt. 6:33) and to be received as children receive a gift (Mk. 10:15 = Lk. 18:16-17)."
George Eldon Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament
"This makes it doubly clear that the reference of the verse is to two periods of time, not to two worlds." — George Eldon Ladd
"Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come." (Matthew 12:32).
"Mark 3:28-30 = Matt 12:31a, 32b; Matt 12:31b-32a = Luke 12:10
Jesus says that the one who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. To speak against the Holy Spirit is to reject the message of the Kingdom of God and its messenger." Professor Barry D. Smith (Ph.D), Crandall University
"When we trace this word [aion] ... (continue)
Sadguru and the Holy Spirit — R. S. McGregor
"Sant Ramdaa (1608-81), a Maharashtrian mystic akin to the Varkari movement of Pandharpur, not only influenced Sivaji, the founder of the Maratha kingdom, but gave spiritual and moral vigour to the thousands of Marathas who helped Sivaji to establish Hindu self-rule (svarajya). Ramdas has considerable influence even today on the social and political life in Maharashtra. In this paper I shall examine the concept of the Sadguru (divine guru) in his compositions, and I would like to point out how this concept is close to that of the Holy Spirit that dwells in the heart of men. Therefore I will make some references to the spiritual growth of Ramdas, as well as to ... (continue)
All About Gurus — Dr. R. Prasad
The Paraclete Shri Mataji "I am quoting Dr. Ramananda Prasad of the American International Gita Society, Fremont, California, USA. He has written this article titled "ALL ABOUT GURUS". Please read it carefully and judge if Shri Mataji has fulfilled the most important requirements and rigorous time-tested signs of a SadGuru. It is imperative that She also be judged against the eschatological requirements of the Holy Scriptures (of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism) regarding His Spirit (Holy Spirit/Paraclete/Divine Mother) that brings peace, harmony, unity, and closure to the divided religions and their conflicted followers through the promised Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah/Kundalini awakening)." Jagbir Singh (continue)
10 TRENDS OF THE 21ST CENTURY: THE NEW MILLENNIUM RELIGION
"A new major religion, on a scale to rival any of the great world religions from Islam to Christianity, is beginning to take shape even before the new millennium turns. Like those religions before it, the yet unnamed new millennium religion will configure the minds of individuals, form new institutions, and help direct the course of history. The signs of the new religion ... (continue)
The Kingdom of God within humans
Since November 1993 the transcendental experiences of children's souls, each meeting the Holy Spirit hundreds of times in the Kingdom of God within* over the years, have been recorded. They have identified Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi to be Her incarnation, sent to deliver the message and means to participate in the promised Resurrection and evolution into the eternal spirit.
Shri Mataji, as the pledged Paraclete, has openly and repeatedly proclaimed the Good News (Al Naba) of the Kingdom of the Spirit since the 1970s. (She passed away peacefully February 23, 2011 in Genoa, Italy at ....) (continue)
"His search for God led us to meet Mataji."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji "I got my first Realization on 12th August 1973. The credit for this Realization goes to my eldest brother, Maruti, who had a yearning for getting Realization for a number of years. His search for God led us to meet Mataji.
On a fine day of 12th August, we read an article written by one Marathi newspaper editor about Shri Mataji and Sahaja Yoga and that led us to approach him in his office. We went to see him and he explained how things had happened to him. He told us to visit Bharata Vidya Bhavan on that same day. We left his place and went to Bharata Vidya Bhavan about ... (continue)
"Equally appealing for modern believers, the Jesus of the hidden gospels has many points of contact with the great spiritual traditions of Asia."
"Despite its dubious sources and controversial methods, the new Jesus scholarship of the 1980s and 1990s gained such a following because it told a lay audience what it wanted to hear. For some ideological perspectives, the new view of early Christianity has been almost too good to be true, in validating postmodern approaches. The hidden gospels have been used to provide scriptural warrant for sweeping new interpretations of Jesus, for interpreting theological statements in a purely symbolic and psychological sense, and for challenging dogmatic or legal rules on the basis of the believer's subjective moral sense. Generally, the hidden gospels ... (continue)
"This worst of times needs the clearest and most unflinchingly exigent of visions to counteract and transform it"
"There may be very little time left to take the adventure into total being that the Gospel of Thomas advocates with such astringent brilliance and precision. In such a terrible age as ours, it is easy to believe that the dark powers, the powers of that corpse of the world that the Jesus of Thomas so fiercely denounces, have won already, and there is nothing even the most passionate of us can do to turn around a humanity addicted to violence and destruction.
Despair, however, is the last illusion. The Gospel of Thomas and the Jesus who gave it to us continue to challenge us to dare ... (continue)
"The Spirit will declare the things that are to come (v.13), and she will declare what is Christ's (vv. 14, 15)"
"The Paraclete Communicating
By the Paraclete, God imparts God. It is by the outgoing activity of the Spirit that the divine life communicates itself in and to the creation. The Spirit is God-in-relations. The Paraclete is the divine self-expression which will be and abide with you, and be in you (14:16-17). The Sprit's work is described in terms of utterance: teach you, didasko (14:26), remind you, hypomimnesko (14:26), testify, martyro (15:26), prove wrong, elencho (16:8), guide into truth, hodego (16:13), speak, laleo (16:13, twice), declare, anangello (16:13, 14, 15). The johannine terms ... (continue)
Fulfillment of the promise of divine eschatological instruction
This website is primarily based on the gnosis, epiphany, and mystical evidence of cosmic visions and mystical experiences of children's souls meditating, meeting, and inquiring from "His Spirit who dwells in you" (Rom. 8:11), and Her answers and revelations to them. Without question it is about encountering the inner Divine Mother, the Spirit-Paraclete who resides within.
It also deals with the advent of the Spirit-Paraclete's incarnation, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, and Her Divine Message to humanity. This message is the very ... (continue)
Happy ending will be collectively "realized by the coming of the Messiah"
Huston Smith Can Religion Save Us?
Tradition, Transcendence, and Ultimate Reality
An interview with Huston Smith
by Jessica Roemischer
WIE: So, will the "happy ending" or final salvation that the traditions prophesy actually manifest? And, if so, do you believe that will eventuate—as the traditions predict, through divine intervention—in the"second coming"?
HS: For my part, I do say unequivocally that one of the strengths of the great religions is that they promise a happy ending that burgeons after horrendous problems are faced and overcome. But here's the decisive thing that our culture is not ready to hear: they want to see the second coming as changing human history, the course of human history on this planet, which we may annihilate like a supernova. Now, there are phrases in the Bible that point toward it manifesting here—"Thy kingdom come on earth."Or, as in the basic Hindu view, the material world and its history are like an accordion that comes out and it goes back through the four yugas (ages), ending with the Kali Yuga, the worst one, which goes to the dogs completely. But then a new cycle begins. Whatever the metaphors and the analogies, it's our obligation to try to see it happen; we should do our very best to see that it happens on our planet. And, in fact, none of the traditions claim that that happy ending is realizable on our planet; they say that individuals will experience that happy ending in the afterlife, and collectively it will be realized by the coming of the Messiah when time as we know it closes down (the wording differs from religion to religion).
Huston Smith, arguably today's foremost authority on the world's great religions, has, for over half a century, dedicated himself to transmitting the wisdom of the traditions through books, television, and film and in the classroom. His best-known volume, The World's Religions, has been the standard introductory textbook in college religion courses for thirty years and has sold several million copies. Dr. Smith has produced three PBS television series and was the focus of Bill Moyers' five-part PBS special, "The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith." His documentaries on Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism have received international acclaim. Having devoted a lifetime to the study of the august traditions of the world, Huston Smith was our preeminent choice to answer the question: Are the religions equipped to navigate the myriad challenges of the third millennium?
Initially, Huston Smith responded to our interview request with a letter saying, "I am hesitant to take part in your projected article for fear of sounding like a spoilsport. I gather that you want to come down hard on the perils that threaten our planet while giving your readers grounds for hope. My personal judgment is that my perspective differs so markedly from the mind-set of your readers that you would do better to bypass me on this one ... "We were hooked. What would the dean of comparative religious scholarship have to say in response to perhaps the most important spiritual question of our time, and why did he feel that our readers would not want to hear it? Could there indeed be no cause for hope?
In his innovative and incisive critique of postmodernity, Why Religion Matters, Smith writes, "The sandwich man between placards announcing that the end is near is telling us something important... . He is not just protesting our reigning culture. However falteringly, he is gesturing toward a heavenly city that offers an alternative to this earthly one, which is always deeply flawed." Indeed, that man could be Huston Smith himself. And, visiting with this wise and generous octogenarian in his modest Berkeley home, for the interview that he did eventually agree to, we found why he believes that, in the face of apocalyptic times, the traditions may help us hope for a good outcome, but they may not be equipped to actually help us manifest it—at least not here on Earth!
EnlightenmentNext Magazine Issue 23 / Spring—Summer 2003
i. Regathering of Jews back to Israel "will occur right before the return of the Messiah"
ii. "Quran explicitly refers to the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel before the Last Judgment"
iii. "Until Moshiach comes, Judaism is simply a 'religion,' seemingly relegated to its houses of worship"
iv. "The coming Messiah would inaugurate the age of salvation with the pouring out of the Spirit on all flesh"
v."He [Jesus] is a Sign of the Hour [of Resurrection]. Have no doubt about it."Surat az-Zukhruf 43:61
"It is she, not a wife or a saint, who assumes the public role of teacher and is capable of teaching all of humankind".
"In the medieval period, there is an ultimate feminine guru represented in a classical text: the Goddess. It is she, not a wife or a saint, who assumes the public role of teacher and is capable of teaching all of humankind, which is the perspective advanced in the Devi Gita... the culmination of earlier stories of the Goddess found in the puranic mythological stories and in early tantric texts, precisely because the Devi Gita raises the Goddess to the level of Supreme Ruler. In the Devi Gita, supreme cosmic power is unambiguously female: she is a beautiful goddess, her power is the feminine shakti, and she is not linked to a male god, being most frequently referred as Mother. In the text, she first appears as a blazing light, symbolizing brahman, then transforms into a womanly figure, who is the Supreme Ruler Bhuvaneshvari)...
What is unambiguous in the text is that all of humankind is essentially female. The Devi Gita asserts this axiom in two ways. On one level, the Goddess is brahman; thus, humankind's true inner essence, the divine self, is the Goddess. On another level, the Devi Gita explicitly connects the Goddess to the concept of kundalini from yoga theory. The theory of kundalini yoga is known from other texts, on which the Devi Gita draws in presenting the Goddess's teaching on the subject. Basic concepts in this theory of yoga include the understanding that humankind possesses a "subtle body" alongside the material body. This subtle body is homologized to cosmic entities and their corresponding cosmic energies. The power center is the kundalini, imagined to be coiled like a serpent at the base of the spine. Uncoiling this shakti energy through disciplined activities, including controlled breathing, correct posture, and meditation, is the goal, for it is only through the release of the kundalini that humankind can reach its full potential in sharing the fundamental essence of the universe. With its emphasis on the Goddess as the Supreme Ruler, the Devi Gita can make a further connection not possible in other texts: The kundalini is the essence of the Goddess. The Goddess is the source, and the force, of life; everyone has the feminine within, and must embrace it, then release it, in order to achieve liberation."
Karen Pechilis, The Graceful Guru
Oxford University Press, (August 5, 2004) pp. 23-25
"In some sense, the Goddess IS our world in a way that God is not' (1996, 6). The association of the Goddess with sakti, too, is so strong that traditions of devotion to the Goddess in any of her forms are called Saktism, devotion to Sakti, and devotees of the Goddess are known as Saktas. The epithet 'Ma,' 'mother,' is commonly used for goddesses all over India. The understanding of Mahadevi as Divine Mother, an understanding that is obviously related to her femaleness, is underscored in several chapters of this book."
Seeking Mahadevi: Constructing the Identities of the Hindu Great Goddess
Tracy Pintchman, State University of NY Press (Jun 1 2001) p. 6
"One of the reasons for the appeal of South Asian goddesses is their perceived accessibility, which results from their interest in the affairs of devotees. According to Madhu Khanna, one of my Indian collaborators, 'The Goddess is popular in India because she gives both bhoga and moksha. That is a very special thing about Goddess worship, that she's interested in worldly welfare as well as enlightenment'."
Dobia, Approaching the Hindu Goddess of Desire
Feminist Theology: The Journal of the Britain & Ireland School; Sep2007, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p 61
"They will be privileged to know the Paraclete, as they have known Jesus (14:7, 9, 17). The Spirit will be within the disciples and will remain with them."
"I am with you. I am with you at
every step, at very place. You may
go anywhere. At every place I am
with you, completely, in person, by
mind and in every aspect. Whenever
you will remember Me, I will be by
your side with all My powers. It is My
"Jesus promises here that this
Advocate will be 'with you always ...
will remain with you and will be in
you'" (Kinn 2004, 127) Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Dear disciples of Shri Mataji,
Namaste - i bow to the Spirit-Paraclete who resides in you!
Thanks Isabelle. i just love the photo and Her promise. It will now remain permanently here, and i will explain why in the next paragraph.
Since 1994* i know what that promise truly meant. i have been defending and holding on to that truth for the last 17 years. Now, with Her Mahasamadhi, it is a source of great comfort, strength and resolve. i wish all Her disciples grasp the truth and reality of "Tat Twam Asi", the deeper meaning of that quote! Lord Jesus is telling you the same when He says the Spirit-Paraclete will remain with you forever.
For those who have followed Shri Mataji the world over for the last four decades to listen to Her Good News of the Kingdom of God, and for those who also intimately experienced the Spirit-Paraclete within themselves in vivid visions and dreams, this quote is most comforting:
"The Spirit will be ... the helper, comforter, counselor, and companion that Jesus has been. Indeed, nearly everything said about the Paraclete has been said elsewhere in the Gospel about Jesus. Only one difference emerges: the word 'forever.' Unlike Jesus, the Paraclete/Spirit will not go away but will remain with the disciples forever. Jesus, the Word made flesh, lived on this earth in one time and place. The Paraclete dwells within every believer for all times and in all places, and is thus a more intimate and enduring presence." (Frances 2009, 103)
The Paraclete Shri Mataji continues to remain with us, but in a more intimate and enduring presence within. She has given irrefutable evidence of that internal presence too, so that future believers will have the faith and comfort of salvation. She now dwells within, for all times, thereby fulfilling everything promised by Jesus!
Please meditate on this reality as deeply as you can, daily if possible. That would be just before going to sleep, which i find to be the best time to lose 'consciousness' (fall asleep) .......... and awaken again in consciousness (at dawn).
i also wish to thank all for contributing and sharing their thoughts. i wish all of you a beautiful journey into eternity. May Her photo and promise always give you the comfort of THE MOTHER within.
(Editor/owner of site and father of Kash, Arwinder and Lalita whose souls over the years daily meditated, met, and inquired from "His Spirit who dwells in you" i.e. the Holy Spirit/Divine Mother who dwells in the Kingdom of God/Sahasrara within all humans.
"So these realised souls are all over and they are helping. They never enter into anybody, they never trouble you, they guide you to the proper lines, they bring their angels and they help you to come to the right path, to the right conclusions. And they never try to possess you, they never try to hypnotise you, or take you to the wrong side of life. So when you are realised also, you must know that you have to know completely what is the Reality." The Paraclete Shri Mataji (February 3, 1983—New Delhi, India))
*On December 25, 2012 this quote of Swami Sivananda Radha regarding the Divine Mother (Sri Tripurasundari, the World-Mother, who is also Raja-rajesvari and Lalita Devi)—on which this site is grounded and the basis of "No rules, no rituals, no rulers"—was added. Those who believe in the Spirit-Paraclete/Divine Mother/Devi and wish to merge with Her from within themselves, you may attain that through Her Baptism/Self-realization/Kundalini Awakening which triggers the manifestation. The Divine Mother, the Adi Kundalini, will be the Guru who will initiate the aspirant and transmit the Divine Sakti:
"Aspirants think that the world is identical with the Divine Mother. They move about thinking their own form to be the form of the Divine Mother and thus behold oneness everywhere. They also feel that the Divine Mother is identical with Parabrahman.
Advanced aspirants feel, 'I am the Devi and the Devi is in me.' They worship themselves as Devi instead of adoring any external object. They say, 'Saham'/'I am She' (Devi, Divine Mother). Saktism is not mere theory or philosophy. It prescribes systematic practice of yoga, regular discipline according to the temperament, capacity and degree of evolution of the seeker. It helps the aspirant to arouse the Kundalini ... to enjoy the Supreme Bliss of Nirvikalpa Samadhi. When Kundlaini sleeps, we are awake to the world. We have objective consciousness. When She awakes, we sleep. We lose all consciousness of the world and become one with the Lord...
A guru is indispensable for the practice of Sakti Yoga Sadhana, to initiate the aspirant and transmit the Divine Sakti...
Worship of the Divine Mother with intense faith and perfect devotion and self-surrender will help you to attain Her grace. Through Her grace alone you can attain knowledge of the Imperishable.
Glory to Sri Tripurasundari, the World-Mother, who is also Raja-rajesvari and Lalita Devi. May Her blessings be upon you all!"
Swami Sivananda Radha, Kundalini Yoga for the West
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2007, pp. 45-6)
"'nd I will ask the Father, and he will give you another paraclete, to be with you forever' John 14:16... The paraclete is not merely a substitute for Jesus while he is absent. The role of the paraclete, as Jesus describes it, exceeds this. The paraclete will carry forward the disciples while maintaining their link to Jesus. "I have said these things to you while I am still with you.' Jesus says. 'But the paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you' (John 14:25-26). The paraclete takes up residence in them and provides a critical link between past, present, and future....
Second, up to this point, Jesus has been describing the relationship between the disciples and God; he introduces here a new relationship that the disciples will have with the world. When the paraclete comes, the paraclete will come as a witness. 'When the paraclete comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that comes from the Father, will testify on my behalf" (John 15:26). Again the paraclete is introduced as the Spirit of truth. This Spirit testifies on behalf of Jesus and does so in the face of the world and its opposition to [the paraclete]. The paraclete will transform them, as well, into witnesses (John 15:27). In this chapter, housing the paraclete is not static. Instead, the spirit's residence within them transform them into witnesses."
Shelly Rambo & Catherine Keller Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining
Westminster John Knox Press September 2, 2010, p. 101-3
"In her function as Paraclete the Breath will abide with the disciples as She abode with Jesus. Indeed, She will abide with them forever (Jn. 14:16). As She dwelt with Jesus, She will now dwell with them. Through Her indwelling, the disciples will know Her with a new intimacy."
Donald L. Gelpi, The Divine Mother, A
Trinitarian Theology of the Holy Spirit University Press of America, 1984, p. 56
"However, in the first Paraclete saying, Jesus promises that the Paraclete will be the 'new' advocate' to dwell within his disciples always: 'I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth ... [who] will be in you.' (John 14:16-17) So the Spirit of Truth is a Paraclete precisely because [she] carries on the earthly works of Jesus who is the first Paraclete (1 John 2:1). And Jesus immediately indicates that the Paraclete will be a permanent presence: 'I shall not leave you orphans.' (v. 18) Jesus' whole point in this first saying is simply to promise the permanent dwelling of the Spirit of Truth within the disciples as their new teacher in his way. In the other four Paraclete sayings, Jesus describes what the new life of the Spirit will mean to all his disciples."
James W. Kinn, The Spirit of Jesus in Scripture and Prayer
Sheed & Ward (May 26 2004) p. 100
"'Parakletos,' often printed in English as 'Paraclete,' challenges the translator of John's gospel. Major translations render it as 'Comforter' (KJV), 'Helper'
(NASB), 'dvocate' (NRSV) and 'Counselor' (NIV). The Greek word itself contains all those meanings, describing one who is summoned to the aid of another. 'Helper' may be the better translation, allowing the context to describe the specific kind of help being offered (advocacy, comfort or counsel). Some commentators do not translate the word at all, simply bringing it into English as Paraclete, as we do with other Greek words like 'baptism' or 'deacon.'
In many ways, the role of the Paraclete is to continue the ministry of Jesus to his disciples. Jesus introduces the Spirit as 'nother' Paraclete, implying he himself had been the first (14:16). As Jesus is the Truth (14:6) and bears witness to the Truth (18:37), the Paraclete is 'the Spirit of Truth' (14:17) who testifies as well (15:26-27). Just as Jesus is 'the Holy One of God' (6:69), the Spirit is 'the Holy Spirit' (14:26).
Jesus has 'come into the world' (5:43), and now promises the Paraclete will come as well (16:8). The Spirit 'comes forth' from the Father (15:26), just as Jesus has come forth from the Father. The Father gives the Paraclete at Jesus' request (14:16), just as the Father has given his Son (3:16). The Father who sent Jesus (3:17) will send the Spirit as well (14:26). Jesus came in the Father's name (5:43) and the Paraclete comes in Jesus' name (14:26). As Jesus spoke only what the Father told him (14:10), so the Spirit would reveal Jesus' words (16:13). Jesus glorified the Father (14:13; 17:4), and the Paraclete will glorify Jesus (16:14). In many ways, the Paraclete is to Jesus as Jesus is to the Father.
The Paraclete will play a significant role in the lives of Jesus' followers. They will be privileged to know the Paraclete, as they have known Jesus (14:7, 9, 17). The Spirit will be within the disciples and will remain with them, as Jesus remains in and with his friends (14:20, 23; 15:4-5; 17:23, 26). The Spirit will guide the disciples along the way of truth (16:13), even as Jesus is the Way and the Truth (14:6). Jesus has taught those who would listen (6:59; 7:14, 18; 8:20), and now the Paraclete will do the teaching (16:12-15). The Spirit will empower disciples to testify to Jesus (15:26-27; 20:21-23).
The Spirit also has an important role to play in relation to the world. The world that did not accept Jesus will not accept the Paraclete (5:43; 12:48; 14:17). The world that did not recognize Jesus (7:28; 8:14, 19; 14:7; 16:3) will not recognize his Spirit either (14:17). Like Jesus, the Paraclete will bear witness in the context of the world's hatred (7:7; 15:26-27). And the Paraclete ultimately proves the world wrong concerning its verdict on Jesus (16:8-11). Jesus' "advocate" will become the prosecuting attorney bringing the world to trial before the bar of Truth."
University Baptist Church-Clearlake, Houston
"Jesus is promising to send the Spirit of truth to make a home within us, to become, as Brown notes, 'a way of life or something that penetrates [our] very being.' How, then, might we describe the turn toward a new direction for gospel living, the calling to discover what is deepest in the human soul in order to find God in the midst of life.
A summons to a way of life that allows the Spirit of truth to penetrate our very being is a call to a continuous process of aletheia, the Greek name for truth. Aletheia means unconcealing, uncovering such as is done in theological reflection, an art that one could argue is 5 percent our effort and 95 percent the guidance of the Paraclete. Such an effort on our part requires openness to learning the truth and personal engagement with the mystery of grace, an attitude of receptivity and a sense of awe. The trouble is, we live in a culture that offers us little assistance in the art of seeking truth and grace in life."
Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary
David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor, p. 23
"Jesus tells the disciples in John 14:15-17 that the Spirit will be given to those who love Him. Their ability to love Jesus comes from the enabling new birth by the Spirit (John 3:3-8). This regeneration then manifests itself in love for Jesus, which results in obedience. Thus, John 14:15-17 fits with John 7:39, where those who have believed (i.e., those who have been born again) are described as those who are about to receive the Spirit. The purpose of the Father's gift of the Paraclete is 'that [the Spirit] might be with you forever' (14:16). The reason for the Paraclete's coming is that they might continue to enjoy God's presence forever. As Barret correctly concludes, 'The Spirit is given in order that the divine presence maybe with the disciples continually ...' Jesus is giving His disciples reason to trust Him (14:1) and so tells them that they will continue to experience God's presence (14:15-17, 20-23).
The identity of "another Paraclete" (allon parakleton) in v. 16 is given by the appositional phrase beginning v. 17, 'the spirit of truth' (to pneuma tes altetheias). Most scholars agree that 'Spirit of truth,' 'Holy Spirit,' and 'Paraclete' are all used to designate the Spirit of God in John. Most also agree that the designation 'nother Paraclete' implies that Jesus has served as a Paraclete for the disciples and that it is because of His departure that He will ask the Father to provide for them 'nother Paraclete.'"
God's Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments
James M. Hamilton, Jr., B&H Academic (August 1, 2006), pp. 75-76
"In concert with Bultmann's emphasis on revelation, some scholars have argued that the Paraclete is John's vehicle for assuring his readers that either Jesus' own words were not forgotten (14:26) or that new prophetic revelation will continue (16:13). B. Olsson sees in John 14:25 two stages in the revelatory work of Christ. Jesus spoke plainly to the disciples and yet there will still be a need for 'll things' to be taught again by the Paraclete (14:26). 'The Paraclete will realize all Jesus' sayings to the disciples, will interpret them in their situation and thus give rise to new heights and experiences.' Texts such as John 2:22 and 12:16 suggest that Jesus tradition has not only been recalled but recalled correctly, through the work of the Spirit (2:22; 12:16; 14:26; cf. Luke 22:44-45). According to two lengthy studies by A. Kothgasser, the Spirit has become the authority and motive for John's own Gospel. John's message is therefore a 'thoroughgoing recollection by the Spirit; a new insight, understanding, and experience of the entire reality of Christ.'"
The Anointed Community: The Holy Spirit in the Johannine Tradition
Gary M. Burge, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (1987) p. 36-7
"This book is my attempt, as a sociologist of religion, to answer the question raised by my friend that day. It is about Sahaja Yoga, the new religious movement (NRM) whose member was responsible for the 'cool breezes' which he felt."- Judith Coney
"One spring afternoon in 1992, a Norwegian friend who was living in my village for a year whilst he completed a Master of Business Administration at Bath University dropped over for coffee. After exchanging the usual set of pleasantries about the weather and a few comments about the local primary school, he introduced a new topic into the conversation. Knowing my interest in new religions, he said, was I aware that some people in the next village were 'giving cool breezes'? I confessed my ignorance and pressed him for details. One, a woman called Jane, he continued, had given him a sort of massage and as a result he had felt a cool breeze on the top of his head. 'I really did, you know!' he went on, looking slightly uncomfortable, as he did not quite believe it himself. 'What's it all about?'
This book is my attempt, as a sociologist of religion, to answer the question raised by my friend that day. It is about Sahaja Yoga, the new religious movement (NRM) whose member was responsible for the 'cool breezes' which he felt."
Judith Coney, Sahaja Yoga (Introduction page)
Publisher: RoutledgeCurzon; 1 edition (May 24 1999)
Judith Coney is a lecturer in the Department of Study of Religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Feeling the Cool Wind of the Spirit for very first time!
Since the 1970s hundreds of thousands, like the Bath
University undergraduate given Self-realization ('being
born of the Holy Spirit', or baptism) at Sahaja Yoga public
programs, have felt the Cool Breeze (pneuma).* This
experience confirms the spiritual rebirth that Jesus Christ
declared is absolutely required to enter the Kingdom of
God. For those accepting the Good News and taking part
in the Resurrection, this Divine Wind (Ruach, Qi, Prana,
Reeh al-Qiyamah, Pneuma) will flow 24/7 for the rest of
their lives, and are empowered to trigger the same
spiritual rebirth in others too! (*YouTube 4:20 mins.) Jesus answered and said unto him, 'Verily, verily I say to you, except a man born be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God'. Nicodemus said to him, 'How can a man be born again when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?' Jesus answered, 'Verily, verily, I say to you, except a man born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. That which is born of flesh is flesh and that which is born of Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I say to you: 'You must be born again.' The wind blows where it pleases, and you hear its sound, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it is going: So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."- John 3:3-8
"The idea of chi is not unique to the Chinese. Nearly every culture in the world has a word to express this concept. Dr. John Mann and Larry Short, authors of The Body of Light, count forty-nine cultures around the world that articulate the concept of chi in one form or another.
In Hebrew, the word is ruach, and it appears in the first chapter of the Book of genesis:
In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. The world was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the ruach [spirit, wind, or breath] of God was moving over the face of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2
Ruach was present at the creation of the universe, even before light. The term means 'breath of God' or 'divine breath.'
In Japanese, the term ki expands the concept of chi to include the Chinese idea of yi, or intention, indicating that our mind or will is a major influence governing the movement of chi, which is very important in meditation and in the martial arts.
In Sanskrit, the word for chi is prana. The Tibetan word is lung. In Lakota Sioux it is known as neyatoneyah. The Bush People of the Kalahari speak of it as num, which means 'boiling energy.' In the Islamic world chi is referred to as barraka. Although many cultures possess an awareness of chi, the Chinese have refined the concept and integrated it into their culture to an unparalleled degree. Chi is a pivotal factor in Chinese medicine, martial arts, meditation, science, painting, calligraphy, architecture, interior design, and poetry."
Mantak Chia, Healing Light of the Tao
Inner Tradition (Jun 6 2008) pp. 32-33
"In Christianity the Spirit is God permeating God's own creation. According to the creation study in the Hebrew Scriptures, 'a wind [spirit] from God swept over the face of the waters' in the beginning of creation (Gen. 1:2).... Hence, the primary mission of the Spirit has to do with life, creating it, sustaining it and directing it towards its future destiny. The Spirit is the source of life, not only of the present life but of eternal life as well. The Spirit is within creation, but is not conditioned by creation.
Chinese theologians Chang Chun-shen and C. S. Song suggest that this Spirit is what the Chinese would call qi—air, breath and spirit. According to the teachings of Confucianism and Taoism, qi is the material origin of all things; it is at the same time the origin of the life-force and energy moving into action. Or rather it is in itself equipped with life-giving properties and energy for action. The following is a standard expression of qi:
Ch'i [qi] fills the space between heaven and earth. Heaven and earth themselves, all things between heaven and earth, are all constituted by ch'i. Because of ch'i everything between heaven and earth moves, changes, and functions. It itself moves and moves all things. It is the subject of changes and movements and the origin that causes them. Human beings and animal-plant life also consists of ch'i...
The qi must have something to do with the pneuma mention by Jesus. 'The pneuma [air, wind or spirit] blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes' (Jn. 3:8). This is the mystery of pneuma and qi. It is wind as well as spirit. It moves and work like wind, blowing where it wills. This actually is similar to the Old Testament concepts of 'soul' and 'breath,' ..."
Veli-Matti KÃƒÂ¤rkkÃƒÂ¤inen, Holy Spirit and Salvation
Westminster John Knox Press (August 16, 2010) , p. 435
The Paraclete Shri Mataji "This is exactly what happened to the disciples of Christ when they were blessed by the Holy Ghost: the cool breeze came on them, they started speaking in strange languages. And the same thing you'll find with Sahaja Yogis that they speak in a strange language in the sense that they talk in the language of the centres, and they start using their hands in a way because the hand has got the power flowing, and they use it to bind it up and that looks very strange. And at that time (of Jesus Christ) also it looked very strange so people started saying that they are mad people, they are doing some sort of funny actions."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Public Program, "The Knowledge of the Roots"
Cardiff, UK—August 8, 1984
"In 14:26, Jesus says, 'But the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of all that I myself spoke to you.' (14:26). The teaching ministry of the Paraclete is presented as superior to that of Jesus because the Paraclete will teach them 'll things' and will remind them of 'everything' that Jesus said (14:26). The Paraclete's ministry is set clearly in the future. Jesus again identifies this 'Paraclete' with the Holy Spirit, whom the disciples would know from the Old Testament (Ps. 51:11; Is. 63:10,11): 'But the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit—the Father will send in My name' (14:26). This sending will fulfill Old Testament promises as well as Jesus' request (14:16). The sending of the Paraclete in Jesus' name not only links the sending to Jesus' request but also supports the claim that the Paraclete comes to continue Jesus' ministry." (Hamilton 2006, 79)
"It's the living power that does it. So as a result of this awakening within us, a new awakening, you become one with that Divine Power, which is All Pervading, which we call as the Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost. We start feeling, actually, in our fingers, the cool breeze, and also from our head, a cool breeze coming up. We can do all kinds of manipulation like jumping, dancing, but we can't take out cool breeze from our head, can we? This is real baptism. This is what was said, that you are to be born again, not just by taking a certificate that you are born again."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Public Program, Rome, Italy—September 8, 1983
"Ruach means two things, closely linked to one another: wind and breath. This is true also of the Greek name Pneuma and the Latin Spiritus. English also has words from the root spirit, like inspire and respire, and from the root pneuma, like pneumatic, and all of these retain the link with breath and blow. This same link is present in the term ghost, which, like the German geist, derives from gast, breath.
And so it is that wind and breath are more than just symbols of the Holy Spirit. Here we have symbol and reality so closely linked that they share the same name. it is difficult for us to grasp the influence of the fact that wherever we read 'wind' in the Scripture, people of biblical times also understood 'spirit,' and wherever we read 'spirit,' they also understood 'wind.'" (Cantalamessa 2003, 9)
"And He said it very clearly to Nicodemus that 'You have to be born again' when he asked, 'm I to enter back into my mother's womb?' And He said it so clearly. Those who don't want to see can remain blind. No, that is, whatever is born of the flesh, is the flesh, but whatever is born of the Spirit is the Spirit.
But whatever is manmade is not the Spirit. This is the clear statement of Christ, which people wanted to avoid, and start their own organisations, and ideas, and created a very mythical thing in His name. And now the time has come for it to be blasted. It has been going on and on now for thousands of years, captures so many innocent people and people are into it."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Easter Puja, London, UK—April 22, 1984
"In 3.1-12, Nicodemus is portrayed as a benighted man, seeking out Jesus but finding him distant and incomprehensible. Nicodemus, as representative of all 'earthly' brokers, cannot conceive of a spiritual birth that somehow lies out of human control. All such brokers are bested in challenge and response by Jesus, as he is shown to be the only one suited to mediate between God and humanity.
At this point, now that we have a clearer view of its context within the Nicodemus narrative, we can attempt to ascertain the meaning and significance of 'spirit' in our passage. Jesus' directive that one must be 'born of spirit' in order to enter the kingdom of God proves intriguing. It means that spiritual birth somehow facilitates access to God's kingdom. One must become a person of spirit, rather than merely a person of flesh, before one can participate in the patronage of God. Apparently, spiritual birth qualifies one to receive the benefits of divine patronage, most importantly eternal life." (Brown 2004, 214)
"And we enter into the kingdom of God, which is the limbic area in the medical terminology. But from here you have to pierce through; and this piercing through is the destination, is the destination through which you have to come out, and is placed at the fontanel bone area where you get your baptism. But baptism, as I told you yesterday, is just an artificial exercise. Actual baptism is when this Holy Ghost rises and you start really feeling the cool breeze on top of your head. This is a miracle. It is!"
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Public Program, Bath, UK—August 7, 1984
"The Holy Spirit represents the presence and reality of the salvation event in a way that can be experienced by the senses."- M. Walker
According to the Paraclete Shri Mataji, the Cool Breeze (Ruach, Pneuma, Reeh al-Qiyamah) is evidence of 'being born again', the promised evolution of humans into the eternal spirit. In many different traditions the perception of the nature of God has been described by individuals that claimed to have God experiences as being accompanied by a breath-like feeling in ways that seem similar to the cool breeze (pneuma). Whether it is called Chi (Chinese), Ki (Japanese), Prana (Hindus), Ruach (Hebrew prophets), Reeh al-Qiyamah (Quran), Pneuma (Greeks), or Spiritus, the latin word from which the English word 'Spirit' is derived, this Breath of Life has the same meaning in all these languages and cultures. Chinese, Christian, Arabic, Indian, Greek, and contemporary writings describe the experience of the divine as a mysterious wind. This daily Divine Wind is proof of being born again of the Spirit during the Last Judgment and Resurrection—the promised eschatological salvation which confers both bodily resurrection (kundalini awakening) and spiritual immortality (moksa)—has commenced!
those taking part in the Resurrection (Photo
taken 1st August 2008 in Russia of Ruach
which, though invisible to the naked eye,
can be felt as Cool Breeze (pneuma, prana, qi,
Reeh al-Qiyamah) flowing from the palm of
hands, head (fontanel) and other parts of body.
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"It is a widespread opinion that the Holy Spirit is the 'unknown God', the most hidden mystery within the Trinity. We place in contrast to this opinion the biblical conviction that the Holy Spirit represents the presence and reality of the salvation event in a way that can be experienced by the senses... This community of those who have themselves become bearers of the Spirit is filled with the power of God. The community bears and reflects this power, let's it benefit others, and is itself strengthened in return."
Michael Walker, God the Spirit
Fortress Press, 1994, pages 184-5.
Note: On 28th February 1990, while on Her way to Australia, Shri Mataji stopped at Changi Airport, Singapore. The Paraclete/Messiah/Ruh informed those who had gathered to meet Her that in Islam there is a complete surah written about Her.
The chapter in the Qur'n She is referring to is Surah 75 Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection), explained in depth at www.al-qiyamah.org. A number of Muslim nations, unable to challenge it despite being based entirely on the Qur'n, have instead resorted to blocking the site as it not only reveals that Al Qadr (The Night of Power) precedes Al Qariah (The Day of Noise and Clamor), but also confirms the preordained Sure Signs to back this Great News. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has openly challenged and clearly exposed centuries of absolutely misguided Islamic dogma and conditioning regarding Al-Qiyamah, the heart and soul of Islam. Both the Divine Feminine (Ruh/Spirit) and Her incarnation, Shri Mataji, give irrefutable evidence and Sure Signs that the Resurrection is the promised Al Qadr (The Night of Power) that precedes Al Qariah (Day of Noise and Clamour). Shri Mataji has spent roughly four decades spreading the Great News (Al-Naba) by collecting, promulgating, reciting and explaining the message and means to take part in the Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah).
Shri Mataji meeting Sufis at the Nizamuddin shrine in
Delhi, India (1993) "And even in Koran, Muhammed Sahib says that all the Heavens lie at the Lotus Feet of the Mother. Among them, among Muslims there are Sufis who are realized souls and also accepted in the society.
The other day I met something in Paris, a very high person in the Islamic world and he accepted Sahaja Yoga (spontaneous baptism). He said it is described in Koran that there has to be Qiyamah, the Resurrection - we believe in Resurrection.
Also it is for Christians or Hindus, everybody, they have to be resurrected to a higher state. It is just for money and power are some people, who are trying to mislead others, keeping them away from Resurrection. I must say they are committing the greatest sin against the Holy Ghost...
There is a very big chapter on Resurrection, but the fundamentalists don't want to look at it. They believe their religion is the best. But what good it has done to anyone? It is so much misinterpreted... so much misinterpreted."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Public Program, Brussels, Belgium—July 1, 1993
"But the Muslims do not want to talk about Resurrection at all because they want to frighten people with the Doomsday. They don't want to talk about the Resurrection Time which is going to come, which is the intermediary time (Al Qadr: The Night of Power), because they want to use the time which will frighten people (Al Qariah: Day of Noise and Clamor) by saying that Now your Doomsday is coming! Now your Doomsday is coming!"
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
1. Happening or arising without apparent external cause; self-generated.
2. Arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from external incitement or constraint.
3. Unconstrained and unstudied in manner or behavior.
4. Growing without cultivation or human labor. (www.thefreedictionary.com)
"That you have to be born again ... all these descriptions have come to us from all the great scriptures." - The Paraclete Shri Mataji
The Paraclete Shri Mataji "That you have to be born again, that you have to be baptized, that you have to become a Pir, that you have to become a Brahmin; all these descriptions have come to us from all the great scriptures. It is very easy to say that we don't believe in God, we don't believe in any Incarnation, we don't believe in Jesus, we don't believe in any religion, we don't believe into anything; is very easy to say. Even it is easy to say that we believe in them, we believe in God, we believe in Christ, we believe in Krishna, Rama, all that. Both things are equally the same.
When you believe in God you believe in the darkness and ignorance, and when you do not believe in Him also you are in ignorance. By believing into you close your eyes, accept the faith and go along with it. Of course it shows that you are conscious of some Power which is beyond. Such people have a great chance. But in the case if you go to these extremes in this kind of faith then you start only believing in Christ, only believing in Muhammad, only believing in Krishna—I mean depending on where you are born. How human beings are so narrow-minded?
If you are born in England either you will be a Catholic, or a Protestant, or maybe one of these witchcraft people. You believe into anything because you are localized in a place; there has been some identifications because your mother believed into something, because your father believed into something, or you paid for it. And this faith can become such a blinding effect on people that you develop absurd types of groups which call themselves as Christians, Hindus, Muslims—whatever you may say—and are extremely, extremely exclusive, blind, and fanatic. Today one of the problems of the times, of the modern times, is fanaticism. Now this fanaticism has been growing. The more people try to get out of this fanaticism, it grows more."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji, Being Born Again
Caxton Hall, London, U.K.—May 12, 1980
"Such a lot of ignorance. That ignorance is really like a ditch of no return. I have seen people who have read books after books. There are people who do one lakh (100,000) mantras, fasting and reaching nowhere; that are the most hot tempered people, or they have no joy in their heart. They leave their families, come out of it, and think that they have done a great sacrifice. God does not want all this nonsense. Why will God who is your Father, who is so compassionate and loving personality, want you to suffer? Why should you suffer? By suffering how will you gain moksha (liberation, salvation or emancipation of soul) is beyond me ... We are killing ourselves — don't eat food, don't do this, do that; all the time after our lives. God has created this world for your comfort and enjoyment. Why did He create this world if you had to go through such hell?"
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Madras, India—Jan. 17, 1994
The experience of the Cool Breeze (Pneuma, Reeh al-Qiyamah, Prana, Qi, Vibrations) will be proof of promised Resurrection (kundalini awakening) and life eternal (moksa).
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"The Kundalini rises through a very thin line of Brahmanadi. In the beginning only a hair like thing rises, it pierces through. In some people, of course, in a big way it rises also. And then it pierces this fontanel bone area which is a real baptism, real. Today only people felt the cool breeze (pneuma) coming out of their heads. Can you do that by jumping, or by paying money? They felt the cool breeze (pneuma) in the hand. It's written in the Bible, even in the Bible very clearly, that it's the cool breeze (pneuma). Cool breeze is the sign of the Holy Ghost. You start feeling the cool breeze in your hands and you start feeling the cool breeze on your head. This is the actualization.
Of course, you people don't read other books which are very good, like Adi Shankaracharya. People don't even like the mention of his name who has really and clearly said that it is the cool breeze, the chaitanya, is to be felt like cool breeze (pneuma) in the hands. They do not want that you should know the truth. And this is the truth that when you get your Realization (baptism), you have to feel the cool breeze (pneuma) in your hands yourself. You have to judge yourself. I'm not going to tell you. It is you who has to see, it is you who has to feel. And then you have to grow and you have to know all and everything - all the secrets of Divine Science. You become the master then, you are the guru.
You are the Spirit, and you should get it. It's your own which is given to you. I have nothing to do about it. I'm just a catalyst."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
March 22, 1981—Maccabean Hall, Sydney, Australia
"Today, Sahaja Yoga (spontaneous baptism) has reached the state of Mahayoga, which is en-masse evolution manifested through it. It is this day's Yuga Dharma. It is the way the Last Judgment is taking place. Announce it to all the seekers of truth, to all the nations of the world, so that nobody misses the blessings of the Divine to achieve their meaning, their absolute, their spirit."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"These are the times described in the Holy Bible as the Last Judgment and in the Koran as Qiyamah—the Resurrection Time. Astrologically it also called the Age of Aquarius, the Time of Rebirth and of great spiritual development on the Earth."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"When we pursue this study further we find that the Kingdom of God, like The Age to Come, will follow the resurrection. In I Corinthians 15: 50, Paul says that 'flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.' Paul is here speaking about the resurrection. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. Our bodies must undergo a transformation so that they no longer consist of flesh and blood but are incorruptible, glorious, powerful, 'spiritual' bodies (vv. 42-44). Only in these transformed resurrection bodies will we enter the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God will come after the resurrection." (Ladd 1990, 33-4)
Just get the Cool Breeze (pneuma) activated and continue on your own
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This non-profit website—which went online exactly on 1-1-2000, the beginning of the New Millennium—is thus for the human race to examine the revelations, miracles, knowledge, truths and prophecies of the Spirit-Paraclete, Her incarnation Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the Kingdom of God, and the Resurrection. Should they be convinced they may get their Self-realization/second birth of the Spirit/baptism to prepare themselves to continue life eternal in the Spirit World where all liberated souls live. The Spirit-Paraclete (Divine Mother) within assures that She will guide and liberate you from earthly existence. That is why there is absolutely no need whatsoever to join any organization. At all times it is, and will always be, an individual journey of self-salvation from within. At all times you must be your own master, with no human intermediary, interference or influence between yourself and the Spirit-Paraclete (Divine Mother/Devi) within! No external rule, ritual or ruler! This is most important to understand.
"In the Thomas gospel, Jesus is presented as a spiritual guide whose words (when properly understood) bring eternal life (Saying 1). Readers of these sayings are advised to continue seeking until they find what will enable them to become rulers of their own lives (Saying 2) and thus to know themselves (Saying 3) and their legacy of being the children of 'the living Father' (Saying 3). These goals are presented in the image of 'entering the Kingdom' by the methodology of insight that goes beyond duality. (Saying 22). The Gospel of Thomas shows little or no concern for orthodox religious concepts and doctrines...
The Gospel of Thomas emphasizes direct and unmediated experience. In Thomas saying 108, Jesus says, "Whoever drinks from my mouth will become as I am; I myself shall become that person, and the hidden things will be revealed to him." Furthermore, salvation is personal and found through spiritual (psychological) introspection. In Thomas saying 70, Jesus says, "If you bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you. If you do not bring it forth, what you do not have within you will kill you." As such, this form of salvation is idiosyncratic and without literal explanation unless read from a psychological perspective related to Self vs. ego. In Thomas saying 3, Jesus says,
...the Kingdom of God is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty, and it is you who are that poverty."- Wikipedia (Easter Sunday April 24, 2011)
Definitions of unmediated
"1. [adj] - without the interposition of other agencies or conditions
Quotes - Example use of the word unmediated
1. unmediated relations between God and man"
"unmediated - having no intervening persons, agents, conditions"
"not mediated : not communicated or transformed by an intervening agency"
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The Paraclete Shri Mataji "This all-pervading power is the power of divine love. It thinks, it organises, it plans, it loves. It is the one which is the subtle of the ether, you can call it. It is the subtle of the matter. It is the subtle of your emotions. It is the subtle of your mental power. It is the subtle of your evolutionary power. But all integrated and coordinated in complete synchronisation. So efficient it is that you are amazed how it works.
Now you see these flowers, how beautiful they are. And they appear on the trees or on the shrubs where they are supposed to be... At the right time these flowers become the fruits. A mango tree will give you a mango; an apple tree gives you an apple. Who does this choice? Is this great power which is all-pervading.
But we have never felt its existence. We have taken it for granted that it exists and we don't want to know about it. We don't want to know why we have become human beings from amoeba. What is the purpose of this life? Why nature has taken so much trouble to make us human beings? There must be some purpose for it. We never think of the purpose and we lead a purposeless life. We are not here to just live like animals.
But we have to do something much more because why should we have this human body and this human awareness? This human awareness, when it reaches a state where it starts thinking why are we here, that time you become a seeker. But you have to know that you have to become the Spirit, which is a collective being within ourselves."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Founex, Switzerland—June 11, 1985
"Global unity of mankind can be achieved through this awakening that can occur within each human being, so that transformation takes place within us. By this process a person becomes moral, united, integrated and balanced. One actually gets the experience of the feeling of the all-pervading divine power as cool breeze (pneuma). 'Know thyself' is the main theme of all the scriptures. It becomes evident and one reaches the absolute understanding of oneself. Thus one becomes peaceful and joyous in life. One becomes collective as a drop falling into the ocean of compassion... Moreover, it is the last breakthrough of our evolution. This is the actualization of such transformation, which is taking place now, worldwide, and has been proved and experienced by hundreds of thousands in over 85 countries."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
We are evolving and the daily experience of Cool Breeze (Ruach, Pneuma, Prana, Reeh al-Qiyamah, Spiritus, Chi) is evidence of the spiritual evolution i.e., the Resurrection promised and backed by the Holy Scriptures! So get in touch with the truth of your being. Live consciously and mindfully. Release yourself from negative religious conditioning and regain a clearer perspective concerning the spiritual potential of humankind. Meditate on the eternal Self within. The Resurrection is a genuine, self-verifiable experience of spiritual rebirth and evolution into life eternal!
Shri Mataji's Astrology Chart
Nirmala Yoga Magazine, Jan-Feb 1981
The Paraclete Shri Mataji "MATAJI was born at Nagpur at 12.09 p.m., I.S.T. (noon time) on 21st March 1923. At this moment, taking into consideration the local time of Nagpur, the Sun was exactly on the Meridian in full glory, and being in the zero degree of Aries or the 30th degree of Pisces, the Sun in that position made a Rajayoga (i.e. an aspect for leadership and prominence in life), which has endowed her with the Sun's glamour and power.
Her rising sign is Cancer and the Ascendent is in the 8th degree. The Ascendant in Cancer makes her a Mother of the Universe, a Jaganmata, as the Ascendant is strongly aspected by five planets, Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus, Mars and the Moon, while it is occupied by Pluto, which itself forms grand trines with three of the five planets and sextiles with the other two. Her spiritual powers arise mainly from this combination of aspects in the angles of the chart, also, the position of the planet of spiritual life viz. Neptune in the second house indicates that her wealth accumulation is spiritual. It is interesting to note that the current position of Neptune in the transit is near the cusp of the sixth house. This shows that her main work in the years to come will be solely in this field.
The Lord of the Ascendant Moon, is exalted in Taurus strongly posited in the 11th house, conjunct Mars, which is Lakshmi-Yoga and invest her with divinity. She is thus the incarnation of Mahalaxmi. She is destined to live richly like a Goddess. Her aristocratic origin is further indicated by the exalted Saturn in the 4th house, who being the lord of the 7th house (Capricorn) has brought her into matrimonial union with an eminent official. This same Saturn makes for vairagya, i.e. distaste for worldly life and renunciation.
Jupiter strongly aspected in the 5th house, makes her a Mother- Teacher and as he is trined by three powerful planets and squared by two and opposed by two, Mataji will have a most eventful life as a World Teacher. It will all bring a great renown, an enormous following all over the world, a lot of conflict with evil.
Saturn, strong in the 4th house, gives much longevity, great distinction towards the end of life, a lot of power both spiritual and temporal, although it inclines her to some solitude also in old age.
International fame is indicated by the presence of a strong Uranus in the 9th house, trined by Jupiter, Pluto and sextiled by Mars and Moon. Also, the Mercury-Uranus conjunction gives Mataji great eloquence and invincibility as a debater.
The T-square formations between Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune indicate that some of the plans of Mataji might be hindered by obstructive activities of evil and negative forces. Also Mataji might have to steer through conflicting loyalties and aims of some of her so-called followers who are enemies in disguise. But despite all this, she will find her way to the goal of her life, viz., universal Self-Realisation!
Altogether, a great and powerful chart of a truly Divine personality."
Nirmala Yoga Magazine - Jan-Feb 1981
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