Core teachings of Jesus' Kingdom have been lost to modern Christian
“Tolstoy argues, very persuasively, that the core teachings of Jesus have been lost to the modern Christian. Man is too comfortable with the way things are to really adopt Jesus approach to life.
Most of what passes for Christianity today is nothing of the sort. A great deal of it is self-serving. Jesus said salvation is personal -- you don't need a "church" to be saved. As Tolstoy explains, church's are largely the invention of men, who crave a hierarchy and order.
This book is a revelation, and can make Christians feel rebuked by Tolstoy's words.”
Wikipedia Article: The Kingdom of God is Within You
TIME magazine published in its first issue of the new Millennium the fact that on May 5th, 2000 the planets Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn will be perfectly aligned with the Sun, Moon and Earth. The last time this happened was 6,000 years ago.
Interestingly enough, this signifies no less than a cosmic string of all the seven chakras aligned with Earth: it is known that Mars symbolizes the Mooladhara (1st chakra), Mercury is the Swadisthan (2nd chakra), Jupiter is the Nabhi (3rd chakra), Venus is the heart (4th chakra), Saturn is the Vishuddhi (5th chakra), the Sun is the Agya (6th chakra) and the Moon corresponds to the Sahasrara (the last and 7th chakra).
Another remarkable fact is that the day of May 5th, 1970, which is precisely 30 years ago from the above mentioned date, marks a memorable event in the history of human spirituality: it is the day when the Sahasrara chakra was opened on the universal level, clearing the path for the divine motherly energy within us (Kundalini) to rise and give us our second birth (Self Realization, moksha, satori, enlightenment). That was the moment that marked the birth of Sahaja Yoga as we know it today - spontaneous, effortless Self Realization that can be achieved by all human beings, on a mass level.
The 6,000 year period since the last alignment of the seven planets is also interesting. The old traditions of India divide history in four Yugas, or eras, which keep repeating as a cycle. The first one is Satya Yuga, the golden age of Truth when righteousness and the joy of the Spirit prevail. It is the longest Yuga, followed by Dwapara Yuga which is a bit shorter, and when Dharma (righteousness) starts to decline. The decline continues in the third, even shorter, Treta Yuga, and reaches a climax in the troubled times of Kali Yuga, the dark ages, which are marked by confusion and all the signs of crisis of our modern times. But Kali Yuga contains also the seed of redemption - the ardent thirst of human beings for Truth, which manifests towards the end of this shortest and most tumultuous era, leading again into the golden age of Satya Yuga. Kali Yuga is supposed to last around 6,000 years. Does this unique alignment of planets mark the beginning and ending of Kali Yuga, and if we are indeed on the way to Satya Yuga, what are the signs?
Several ancient texts and prophecies point to the Golden Age being attained not through social or economical reforms, but rather through a transformation in human awareness which would soar to a Divine realm, the Kingdom of Heavens. Also, what is intriguing is the faint echo from the past which informs us of a hitherto unsuspected phenomenon, namely the coming of a feminine spiritual personality, a Mother, who will facilitate a collective rebirth. Here are some selected references which allude to this happening:
In a book published in 1887 titled The Mystery of the Ages by Marie, Countess of Caithness (Page 316-317) the following prediction appears: "It was generally considered, at the turn of the next century, that the next Divine incarnation was about to come to earth and would be female, the advent of Divine Wisdom, or Theo-Sophia, and that the present age would be the age of making known all that which has been kept secret from the beginning."
Knight John of Jerusalem (11th century) describes in his Book of Prophecies the Mother and the coming millennium: "She will be a great Master of the future times..... She will be the Mother of the Millennium that comes after the Millennium.... After the days of the devil She will make the softness of a Mother flow." "The millennium that comes after this millennium will change into a light time. People will love and share and dream, and dreams will come true. [...] People will be one big body of which every person is a tiny part. Together they'll be te heart and they'll speak one language. [...] Men will have reached heaven... Men will know the Spirit of all things... People will receive a second birth and the Spirit will come into them."
One of the oldest books in Indian astrology, Nadigrantha, compiled and translated by Shantaram Athvale, includes an interesting description of the times around the year 2000 in its chapter Kak Nadi written by Kakayyar Bhujander who was a great astrologer and seeker who lived nearly 2000 years ago. An interesting reference is also made to the year 1970, which is the year Sahaja Yoga was born. Note: by Kruta Yuga the author refers to the short transition period between Kali Yuga and Satya Yuga.
"While Jupiter is in Pisces a great Yogi will incarnate on the Earth. By 1970 it will have become quite evident to many people that a new era will have started. Kali Yuga will end and Kruta Yuga will start. The axis of the Earth will depress and the Earth's orbit will come closer and closer to the Sun. Human life will undergo a complete revolution. A great Yogi will incarnate at this time. This Yogi will be the incarnation of Parabrahma and will have all the divine powers.
Until this time a yogi or devotee could achieve the bliss of Moksha and find the ultimate meaning of his live only by following the path of devotion, knowledge and Pantanjali Yoga. But he would have to go through severe penance in order to awaken the sleeping powers of various chakras of his body and finally enlighten the Kundalini Power.
By the new method of yoga devised by the great Yogi, human beings will be able to attain the joy of Moksha (Self Realization) within one lifetime. It would no longer be necessary to sacrifice one's body or to die in order to achieve Moksha. The Brahmananda which so far only great saints had been able to experience and then only by entering into the Samadhi state at the point of death, due to his new type of yoga could be achieved by ordinary human beings without entering Samadhi state while dying.
In the beginning it would be possible for one person in crores to attain this Yoga and Moksha. However, after some time the whole human race with the help of this Yoga will be able to defeat itself. People won't have to worry about food, shelter or clothing. While living ordinary lives people will achieve Yoga - Union with God. There will be no necessity for hospitals as there will be no diseases.
In the beginning the great Yogi will be able to heal diseases with a mere touch. Old age with its destruction of the body will not exist and people will possess heavenly bodies. The whole of humanity will understand the importace of prayer and all the nations will unite together.
Due to new scientific discoveries science and religions would become one. With the help of the science the existence of God and the Soul could be proved. The veil of ignorance and Maya would be drawn aside and Brahmananda, Moksha which could previously only be attained by yogis as a result of very hard work and severe penance would become easily available to many human beings."
C.S Lewis (1898-1963) describes the sublime times when humanity will reach an enlightened state of awareness in his book "The Great Divorce": "If I could remember their singing and write down the notes, no man who read that score would ever grow sick or old. Between them went musicians: and after this a lady in whose honour this was being done. [...] Every young man or boy that met her became her son... Every girl that met her became her daughter. [...] There are those that steal other peoples children. But her motherhood was of a different kind. Those on whom it fell went back to their natural parents loving them more. In her they became themselves. And now the abundance of life she has in Christ from the Father flows over into them." He goes on to say "Redeemed humanity is still young, it has hardly come to its full strength. But already there is joy enough in the little finger of a great saint such as yonder lady to waken all the dead things in the universe to life."
And what is the feminine principle, the Greek Sophia, the Jewish Shekina, the Chinese Tao, the Christian Holy Ghost, and the Muslim Ruh? It is the motherly power which exists at the universal level, which we can call as Mother Nature, which makes all living beings grow and does all living work, and which is also reflected with us human beings as the Kundalini energy at the base of the spine. Today, through the advent of Sahaja Yoga, this energy can be felt on our central nervous system, through an ancient secret phenomenon which is now possible effortlessly and en-masse: Self Realization. After this happening, which is the awakening of the Kundalini along the central channel, emerging at the top of the head, one can feel the cool breeze of this All-Pervading Power of Divine Love in the palms and above the head. This is only the beginning, a new dimension that opens to our awareness. It is not a relative dimension, conditioned by the mind, but an absolute one, that allows us to perceive the subtle reality on our palms and fingertips.
Once this initial experience of Self Realization takes place, it can be strengthened by regular Sahaja Yoga meditation, through which our spiritual growth takes place."
“You have to take a stand in your family, in your surroundings, with your friends, and you have to tell them, "You better all get realized." The reason for that is that the Christ who crucified Himself is going to come back with his Eleven Forces of Destruction. And when He starts He is not going to ask you to take any Realization. No one is going to be bothered whether you are going to hell. He will just sort out. But those who have got Realization will enter into the Kingdom of God. You have to enter into the Kingdom of God here, as I say, in the Seventh Chakra.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
The New Age Has Started, Houston, USA — Oct. 6, 1981
"These are the times described in the Holy Bible as the Last Judgment and in the Koran as Qiyamah, the Resurrection Time. Astrologically it is also called the Age of Aquarius, the time of rebirth and of great spiritual development on the Earth."
Sri Svatmarama Devi
Svatmarama (878th): Rejoicing in Her own Self. The Ultimate Reality divides itself into two and plays as man [Siva] and woman [Shakti])
"This Kundalini is the one which is called as the Kumbha — in Sanskrit language means the Aquarius.
We call it as Aquarius, as one of the Signs, and is the same as Khumba in Sanskrit language. So it is the Age of Aquarius, is the Age of the Kundalini. . . which will nourish, which is the Mother within you, which will rise, will give you the completeness of it. And which will connect you with your Spirit which ultimately gives you the enlightenment by which you become Collectively Conscious."
Shri Srikanthardha-saririni Devi
USA — September 16, 1983
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