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Question: "In your discourse you refer to the Kundalini as 'she'. Is that because you are a woman?"


The Paraclete Shri Mataji (Mar 21, 1923 - Feb 23, 2011)
The Spirit-Paraclete
Mar 21, 1923 - Feb 23, 2011
"No, no, she is the female side. See, she's the Shakti; she's the female side. That's why the quarrel about women and men is all falsehood. There's nothing like that; they exist together. Is like the moon and the moonlight; is like the sun and sunlight; is like the God and the Kundalini; is like the word and the meaning."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Radio interview, Santa Cruz, USA, 1983


"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 'all 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.'" (Burge 1987, 36-7)


The Great Adi Shakti Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"Now I would like to tell the secret knowledge of our inner being which was known in India thousands of years back. For our evolution and spiritual ascent there is a residual power within us which is located in the triangular bone at the base of our spine. This residual power is known as Kundalini. Though the knowledge of this power was available thousands of years back in India, the awakening of the Kundalini was done, traditionally, on an individual basis only. One guru would give awakening to one disciple.

As a result of that awakening, what happens is that you achieve your Self-realization (baptism), your Self-hood. Secondly, when this power is awakened, it rises and passes through six subtle energy centres in your body, nourishing them and integrating them. Ultimately, this power breaks through the fontanel bone area called as the talu or the brahmarandra and connects you to the all-pervading power of Divine Love, which is described in the Bible; also as the 'Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost'; also in the Koran as 'Ruh', and also in the Indian scriptures as 'Prana'. Patanjali has called it as 'Ritambhara Pragya'.

Whatever the name, this is a power which is all-pervading, which does all the subtle works of living process, of evolutionary process. The existence of this all-pervading energy is not felt before realization but after Self-realization (baptism) you can feel it on your finger tips or at the centre of your palm or above the fontanel bone area."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Dr Nirmala Srivastava (Shri Mataji)
Fourth World Conference on Women
Beijing, China—September 13, 1995


The Devi Gita
"In the lowermost center, the Base Support (muladhara) at the bottom end of the spine, resides the Kundalini or 'Coiled One,' thus referred to as the Serpent Power. The Kundalini is none other than the Goddess manifesting within our bodies as the guiding psychospiritual power of our being. In unenlightened, ordinary being, she lies dormant. The goal of this yoga is to awaken her in the Base Support Center and to cause her to ascend the central axis, breaking through the other centers until she reaches the uppermost center at the top or slightly above the head where she unites with her male counterpart, Siva. Through this nectar-producing union and subsequent descent of the Kundalini back to the Base Support, the Tantric practitioner achieves an intensification and reintergration of the various material, psychological, and spiritual forces within the body, a mastery of those elements in the world, and conscious interidentification with the divine Absolute.

All the Tantric practices described above depend for their successful realization on the instructions of a qualified spiritual teacher or guru. And the disciple, in order to obtain initiation into the practices from a guru, must meet certain intellectual, spiritual, and moral qualifications. These ideals give rise to the notion that the spiritual teachings are secret and should not be revealed indiscriminately to just anyone, lest they lose their power, or be misused to the detriment of the practitioner and others."

C. MacKenzie Brown, The Devi Gita: The Song of the Goddess
State University of New York Press (September 1998) p. 20


"The word for spirit in both Hebrew and Greek can mean wind, breath, or spirit. The concept refers to an important element of human experience which has power even over life, but which cannot easily be grasped in some concrete form. The combination of the words, holy and spirit, specifies then something real in human experience but beyond the grasp of the senses in any simple way. The Holy Spirit form of God cannot be seen with the eyes or heard with the ears or touched with the hands as could Jesus." (Bowne 2002)


"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)


"Adya Sakti—the primordial power devoid of all duality—is the ultimate reality, an inconceivable formlessness that is neither female, male, nor neuter but is pure, undifferentiated being-consciousness-bliss (saccidananda). Though without beginning, Adya Sakti is the beginning of all else. Sakta philosophy agrees with the Upanisads that Brahman and maya, which it calls Siva and Sakti, are one undivided reality; it is called Siva when experienced as the unchanging ground of existence and Sakti when experienced as the dynamic power of becoming. This power of becoming (mayasakti), which manifests as mind and matter, is the power through which the infinite changelessness dons the ever-changing veils in time and space and becomes a universe that is none than the resplendent form of the formless (sunyasyakara), a universe wherein spirit, mind and matter are ultimately one." (Devadatta 2005, 18)


The Gnostic Gospels

Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels
"Scholars investigating the Nag Hammadi find discovered that some of the texts tell the origin of the human race in terms very different from the usual reading of Genesis: the Testimony of Truth, for example, tells the story of the Garden of Eden from the viewpoint of the serpent! Here the serpent, long known to appear in Gnostic literature as the principle of divine wisdom, convinces Adam and Eve to partake of knowledge while 'the Lord' threatens them with death, trying jealously to prevent them from attaining knowledge, and expelling them from Paradise when they achieve it. Another text, mysteriously entitled The Thunder, Perfect Mind, offers an extraordinary poem spoken in the voice of a feminine divine power:

For I am the first and the last.
I am the honored one and the scorned one.
I am the whore and the holy one.
I am the wife and the virgin....
I am the barren one, and many are her sons....
I am the silence that is incomprehensible....
I am the utterance of my name.


These diverse texts range, then, from secret gospels, poems, and quasi-philosophic descriptions of the origin of the universe, to myths, magic, and instructions for mystical practice.

Why were these texts buried-and why have they remained virtually unknown for nearly 2,000 years? Their suppression as banned documents, and their burial on the cliff at Nag Hammadi, it turns out, were both part of a struggle critical for the formation of early Christianity. The Nag Hammadi texts, and others like them, which circulated at the beginning of the Christian era, were denounced as heresy by orthodox Christians in the middle of the second century. We have long known that many early followers of Christ were condemned by other Christians as heretics, but nearly all we knew about them came from what their opponents wrote attacking them."

Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels
Vintage Books, New York (1979) pp. xiii-xxiii


The Great Adi Shakti Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"Now what I have told you about Adam and Eve, we have found out, said by also John in his Gnostics book. It's very surprising. They always told you that Christ must have told you many things, but they are not in the Bible. So if you understand that this Adi Shakti came as a serpent—the Adi Kundalini part of Her—and told the Adam and Eve, especially Eve, that she should ask for the fruit of knowledge to be eaten. The reason I gave you is exactly written there, that The Mother power, the feminine power, didn't want Her children to live like animals without understanding what is the knowledge of the higher realms, not giving them chance to rise higher through their freedom and then to higher and higher awareness. It was the concern of The Mother."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Cabella, Italy, June 26, 1994




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The Paraclete Shri Mataji Bearing Good News Of Jesus' Kingdom Of God, Resurrection And Last Judgment 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
The Paraclete Shri Mataji (Mar 21, 1923 - Feb 23, 2011)
Mar 21, 1923—Feb 23, 2011
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 Kingdom of God that we were promised is at hand. This is not a phrase out of a sermon or a lecture, but it is the actualization of the experience of the highest truth which is absolute, now manifesting itself in ordinary people at this present moment."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


"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 Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
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 Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
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 Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
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 Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


"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



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