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"The 4TH DIMENSION OF EVOLUTION with HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, world spiritual leader. This show explores the most revolutionary discovery of the present age... the collective transformation of the human being. This is the next step in our evolution, the 4th dimension, that will awaken us to become nobel individuals capable of saving ourselves and the world. Entering the 4th dimension, we can connect to the all pervading power of divine love, and feel God on our central nervous system. Now we can prove, like a science, that God exists."

Audrey Hope TV Interview, Los Angeles, USA—September 29, 1979

"Several years ago, I had been graced with the opportunity to interview Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, world renowned spiritual leader, former associate of Mahatma Gandhi, and two time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. It was an experience that has changed my life forever and has taught me the real solutions for inner and global peace."

Audrey Hope, September 29, 1979

In 1970, Shri Mataji perfected a simple but effective technique for raising the"kundalini"on a mass scale. She calls this revolutionary breakthrough, Sahaja Yoga, or"spontaneous union", and describes it as the final breakthrough as we enter the"Age of Truth." Now in 80 countries throughout the globe, hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing the benefits of this unique system in human transformation.

Her achievements have been recognized by scientists, psychologists, politicians, and heads of state around the world. Shri Mataji has been decorated with many prestigious awards including: The United Nations Peace Prize; invited by UNICEF and UNIFEM to speak at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing; is the only woman honorary member of the Petrovskaya Academy of Arts and Sciences (only 12 people in the world have been granted this honor-one of them being Albert Einstein). In Britain, Shri Mataji was voted the Woman's Icon of the Millennium, and as a young woman she advised Gandhi on spiritual issues.

Shri Mataji gives Self-Realization, a living power that brings each individual to a deep sense of integration and harmony. Through her unique gift, we can now we can feel God on our central nervous system and can prove, like a science, that God exists.

I would like to share the following article by Catherine Kelly, a writer and broadcaster who lives in London and has been practicing Sahaja Yoga for several years. I personally thank Catherine for expressing so beautifully, the blessings of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi...(Audrey Hope)

The single blade of grass pointed its slim green finger towards the glowing sun. It had somehow managed to push itself through the concrete rendering, a crack that split the solid paving stone from edge to edge. But there it was. It had, with grace and ease, surmounted even this the sturdiest of obstacle, to assume its rightful place in the universe and was now swaying daintily against the breeze, lost in its own sweet song. I considered this awesome achievement for some while until the sheer enormity of it forced me to conclude," Wow!"

If the power that enabled this, is the same sweet, intelligent, yet gentle force that created the universe- makes the seasons turn, the plants to grow, and to organize, so beautifully and effortlessly for eons, all the living organisms on this place we call Earth, then it begged the question," Where are we humans going wrong?"

After all, aren't we supposed to be the most highly evolved species on the planet? How come we spend most of our time in disharmony and at discord with one another and worst of all, in conflict with ourselves. It is indeed, a quandary that, for centuries mankind has not been able to solve. But, I was determined, at least to try. Years of study, frustration, travel, and interviewing the most eminent people in all fields of science, medical, academic and religious philosophy had not completely satisfied me.

So, one day when I saw the photo of a pleasant lady smiling knowingly on a poster that announced," Sahaja Yoga Meditation- Connect to the Living Power that Created You", I remembered my communion with the little blade of grass that day and was determined to find out more. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga, has a very simple explanation to this age-old problem.

All human problems are created because we have disconnected from the power that created us. We once enjoyed the same love and protection as the things in nature, but through our evolutionary path, we have met with obstacles of a more subtle kind, in the shape of ego and conditioning. These enemies fool us at every level of society. And so we stay in those realms, often building nice comforts and big castles and worrying ourselves sick that someone might come along and steal them. We would fight for them, even die for them. And so the treadmill of life rolls on.

But this is not the aim of life. We forget who and what we really are and what it is that we are really here for."You mean we have to become who we are supposed to be?"I remember my Irish, elderly dad had so wisely asked. But how?

Shri Mataji has a simple answer. within every human being there lies a dormant power. It has been there, sleeping, and just waiting for us to call upon it. Her name is the"kundalini", and she is the divine power within all of us. Once we desire to break free from the ego and conditionings that promise everything but deliver so little, the"kundalini"Will leave her home at the base of the spine in the sacrum bone and gently rise, like the sap in a tree, to give nourishment and balance to the individual. Some people call it the sixth sense, others"Intuition"And some the"Inner child"or"voice." It is, in fact, the spirit, the true self. Evidence of this occurrence is experienced as a cool breeze from the top of the head and can often be felt elsewhere around the body.

Reconnecting to that power is called Self-Realization. Harnessing this power, so that it can look after us in our daily life and using it to master the troublesome human problems that prevent us from this peaceful union, is the greatest and highest achievement possible for mankind.. It means that finally, we can"Ascend"to become," who we are supposed to be"- The spirit at one with God.

Shri Mataji has offered us the knowledge, the natural methods and the ability to achieve this and to pass this experience of self-realization to others. Shri Mataji likens it to one candle enlightening another."If all the people of this world were to transform ,then can you imagine what will happen. Such a world!

It has been thirty years since Shri Mataji, respectfully and affectionately called," Mother", first awakened the"kundalini's"of a few ardent seekers. The movement has grown around the world to a point where hundreds of thousands of ordinary people of all types, religions, classes and color, are now enjoying a more highly evolved quality of life and developing an increasing finely tuned sensitivity to this divine power. A sensitivity that can"self heal"And help others to also - a sensitivity that can clearly and quickly define what is appropriate and not appropriate to the spirit, the true self,to verify what is truth and what isn't in any situation - a sensitivity that can affect external events to the positive good.

How does Shri Mataji view the tragedy of September 11th and events that followed? She says that evil spreads its powers all over because of two factors. One is that the human beings are not knowledgeable in the ways of the divine, and the other is that they think they are the powerful ones. It is because they don't know this subtle knowledge, that they fall into the wrong path of, ignorance, and then try to oppose the people who are doing good. This illusion not only creates problems, but absolute destruction. This terrorism, the war in which America is now engaged, is being fought on a physical plane. The President of the United States hopes to bring about and enlist the support and collective participation of peoples and leaders around the world to combat terrorism.

Sahaja Yoga runs in parallel with these ideas, but on a subtle plane. Sahaja Yoga aims to bring people together, from ALL religions to promote and achieve the spiritual ascent of ALL people. Shri Mataji points out that religion has been so corrupted that people can no longer see what is the truth. For example, she says," Terrorism is about fighting the infidel, that is, anyone, in this case, who is not a Muslim. The whole concept of Jihad has been perverted in modern times and used as an act of aggression to attack others who are of a different faith, rather than to face the inner truth." Its actual meaning is to face the inner struggle, all the things that bring people out of balance and disconnect them from the spirit. Shri Mataji hopes these ideas will prompt people to introspection rather than revenge.

"Finding faults with others is very easy. But find out the faults within yourself." When people get their self-realization, they will see that all that is happening is really a drama. But one must also study the subtle knowledge properly and apply it to ones self and to see if you are also part and parcel of that drama. For that you have to rise higher above your ego and your superego and your conditioning and from their watch and see yourself. With introspection, all your real powers will come out- your powers to understand the problems of your country and of the whole world and to change the world to become a world of high quality spiritual people.

The preoccupation of war has now died down to some extent. Evil is now suppressed. Shri Mataji says it happened more quickly than she expected. And now it is time to turn the attention to your individual and collective ascent.

What is Shri Mataji's next step?"We aim to hold a conference where representatives from different religions around the world will come together to discuss how organized religions are lacking. The aim is to take the concept of a universal," pure"religion- (as the movement currently happening through the methods of Sahaja Yoga and gaining fast momentum) and to offer as an alternative- a"universal religion of the spirit."

A dream, a vision, no longer. Shri Mataji has given us the know-how, as well as her unending love and patience and support to achieve this for ourselves. After all, we are no less than the trees and the stars. We deserve our place in the universe, the kingdom of God, and to sway in the breeze in our own sweet song- No less than a single blade of grass."

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"And I have to specially make a very important request to the women that in these modern times they are the ones who are going to save the world, not the men. They have done their job before.

Now it is for you to save with your understanding, with your compassion, with your sacrifices, with your wisdom, and innate love not only your children, your husband, your family, but the whole world. It is a very great opportunity for all of you to do your bit.... The whole Cosmos, just in complete respectful attendance, is waiting for their arrival."

The Paraclete Sri Mataji
Cambridge, U.K. — June 1988

The fulfillment of the promised divine eschatological instruction
“The original meaning of the word ‘apocalypse’, derived from the Greek apokalypsis, is in fact not the cataclysmic end of the world, but an ‘unveiling’, or ‘revelation’, a means whereby one gains insight into the present.” (Kovacs, 2013, 2) An apocalypse (Greek: apokalypsis meaning “an uncovering”) is in religious contexts knowledge or revelation, a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities.” (Ehrman 2014, 59)
Shri Mataji
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (1923-2011) was Christian by birth, Hindu by marriage, and Paraclete by duty.
“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, 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 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)
Stephen E. Witmer, Divine instruction in Early Christianity   
F. B. Meyer, Love to the Utmost Robert Kysar, John, the Maverick Gospel 
Danny Mahar, Aramaic Made EZ Lucy Reid, She Changes Everything
David Fleer, Preaching John's Gospel: The World It Imagines Berard L. Marthaler, The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology
George Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament In Spirit and Truth, Benny Thettayil
Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13-17 Marianne Meye Thompson, The God of the Gospel of John
Eric Eve, The Jewish Context of Jesus' Miracles D. R. Sadananda, The Johannine Exegesis of God: an exploration into the Johannine understanding of God
Michael Welker, God the Spirit Georg Strecker, Theology of the New Testament
Tricia Gates Brown, Spirit in the writings of John Michael Welker, The work of the Spirit: pneumatology and Pentecostalism
Robert Kysar, Voyages with John: Charting the Fourth Gospel John F. Moloney, The Gospel of John
Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith Robert Kysar, John
Robert E. Picirilli, The Randall House Bible Commentary George Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament 
“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 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.”
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 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

“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.”
R. 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).”
G. Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament

“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 MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
December 2, 1979—London, UK

“I am the one about which Christ has talked... I am the Holy Spirit who has incarnated on this Earth for your realization.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
New York, USA—September 30, 1981

“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 MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Cowley Manor Seminar, UK—July 31, 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 MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Chistmas Puja, Ganapatipule, India—25 December 1997

“The Resurrection of Christ has to now be collective Resurrection. This is what is Mahayoga. Has to be the collective Resurrection.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Easter Puja, London, UK—11 April 1982

“Today, Sahaja Yaga 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 Judgement 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 MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
MAHA AVATAR, ISSUE 1, JUL-SEP 1980 (Date and place unknown)

“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 all the scriptures of the world. The time has come today that you have to become a Christian, a Brahmin, a Pir, through your Kundalini awakening only. There is no other way. And that your Last Judgment is also now.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi

“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 MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Radio Interview Oct 01 1983—Santa Cruz, USA

“It is the Mother who can awaken the Kundalini, and that the Kundalini is your own Mother. She is the Holy Ghost within you, the Adi Shakti, and She Herself achieves your transformation. By any talk, by any rationality, by anything, it cannot be done.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi

“She is your pure Mother. She is the Mother who is individually with you. Forget your concepts, and forget your identifications. Please try to understand She is your Mother, waiting for ages to give you your real birth. She is the Holy Ghost within you. She has to give you your realization, and She's just waiting and waiting to do it.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Public Program Mar 22 1981—Sydney, Australia

“The Kundalini is your own mother; your individual mother. And She has tape-recorded all your past and your aspirations. Everything! And She rises because She wants to give you your second birth. But She is your individual mother. You don't share Her with anybody else. Yours is a different, somebody else's is different because the tape-recording is different. We say She is the reflection of the Adi Shakti who is called as Holy Ghost in the Bible.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Press Conference July 08 1999—London, UK

The Great Goddess is both wholly transcendent and fully immanent: beyond space and time, she is yet embodied within all existent beings; without form as pure, infinite consciousness (cit) ... She is the universal, cosmic energy known as Sakti, and the psychophysical, guiding force designated as the Kundalini (Serpent Power) resident within each individual. She is eternal, without origin or birth, yet she is born in this world in age after age, to support those who seek her assistance. Precisely to provide comfort and guidance to her devotees, she presents herself in the Devi Gita to reveal the truths leading both to worldly happiness and to the supreme spiritual goals: dwelling in her Jeweled Island and mergence into her own perfect being.” (Brown, 1998, 2)

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