Holy Baptism Of Fire And Water By Holy Spirit That Surpasses Heaven
"The Gospel of the Egyptians (second or third century) says more about baptism in a section that may reflect a liturgical structure. It begins by reciting that the 'great Seth,' at the third of his appearances (identified as the flood, the conflagration, and the judgment of the rulers), for the purpose of saving the race that went astray, instituted 'baptism through a Logos-begotten body . . . in order that the saints may be begotten by the holy Spirit, . . . the holy baptism that surpasses the heaven.' Baptism is a transcendent reality instituted by the historical Jesus (Seth) that reflects an actual ritual. It effects regeneration by the Holy Spirit, gnosis (deliverance from the world), and reconciliation of the world with itself."
"Sethian documents presuppose the descent of a savior figure in the form of Seth (or Christ) into the world comparable to the descent of the initiate into the water. Spiritual enlightenment brings an ecstatic vision and provides an ascent from the world of earthly water into the realm of light. Hence, these writings make frequent reference to baptism. Many of the references seem to be metaphorical, but that usage does not preclude a literal rite and indeed there seem to be many allusions to some sort of ritual activity involving water baptism.
The Apocalypse of Adam contains a polemic against those who say the Illuminator was born of a virgin and came to the water (baptism) of the created world which is defiled (V 78, 18-79, 18; 84, 19). The 'holy baptism' of 'living water' has been drawn into the will of the powers who rule the world (V 84, 5-20). The Illuminator's true seed, however, 'receive his name upon the water' (V 83, 4-6). Gnosis (the hidden eternal knowledge) is the holy baptism:
This is the hidden knowledge of Adam, which he gave to Seth, which is the holy baptism of those who know the eternal knowledge through those born of the word and the imperishable illuminators, who came from the holy seed. (V 85, 19-31).
The orthodox would have reversed this equation.
The polemic against Jesus' baptism and Christian baptism is explicit in the Paraphrase of Shem. 'The demon will also appear upon the river to baptize with an imperfect baptism, and to trouble the world with a bondage of water.' 'Many who wear erring flesh will go down to the harmful waters through the winds and the demons.' Water is 'frightful,' 'insignificant,' and a source of bondage, not of release.
O Shem, they are deceived by manifold demons, thinking that through baptism with the uncleanness of water, that which is dark, feeble, idle, and disturbing, he will take away the sins. And they do not know that from the water to the water there is bondage. . . . For I foretell it to those who have a heart. They will refrain from the impure baptism. And those who take heart from the light of the Spirit will not have dealings with the impure practice. . . . For if they mix with the evil ones, they become empty in the dark water. For where the water has been mentioned, there is Nature, and the oath, and the lie, and the loss. For only in the unbegotten Spirit, where the exalted Light rested, has the water not been mentioned, nor can it be mentioned.
Water was thus associated with the created order, with darkness and impurity, and cannot take away sins. To think otherwise is a demonic deception. Accordingly, near the close of Zostrianos, there is the warning, 'do not baptize yourselves with death.'
Sethians, however, had their own ritual practices, apparently including a water rite. There are traces of a ritual structure in the Trimorphic Protennoia. Reference is made to the 'water of life' with the further explication that the divine Christ descended for the sake of the spirit (or highest self) 'which has come to exist out of the water of life and out of the baptism [or bath] of the mysteries.' An invitation is given to those 'who have become worthy of the mystery' to enter the perfect light; they will be glorified, enthroned, given robes, and 'the baptists [baptizers] will baptize you.' The same items are mentioned but in a different order three pages later. After fragmentary lines that mention water and stripping from a person the thoughts associated with chaos and darkness, the text continues with the person clothed in shining light and delivered to those who bestow a robe. 'I delivered that person unto the baptists . . . to be baptized; and they washed that person in the well-spring of the water of life.' The person is next delivered to the enthroners and the glorifiers and then taken into the luminous place, and mention is made of the 'five seals.' The person who has received the five seals represents those who have 'taken off the robes of ignorance and put on shining light.' The theme of enlightenment is the point of the passage; the theme is similar to that in Justin Martyr and other orthodox writers, and like them it is connected with imparting doctrine (although with a different content), but with a stronger experiential significance. The steps of investiture, baptism, enthronement, glorification, and rapture into the realm of light may be the five seals (but see on the Gospel of the Egyptians below). This sequence is close to that in Mandaean baptism. The five seals are identified with gnosis: they destroy ignorance and deliver from the power of the world rulers. This text also provides the basis for interpreting the five seals as sacred names of five higher beings.
The Gospel of the Egyptians (second or third century) says more about baptism in a section that may reflect a liturgical structure. It begins by reciting that the 'great Seth,' at the third of his appearances (identified as the flood, the conflagration, and the judgment of the rulers), for the purpose of saving the race that went astray, instituted 'baptism through a Logos-begotten body . . . in order that the saints may be begotten by the holy Spirit, . . . the holy baptism that surpasses the heaven.' Baptism is a transcendent reality instituted by the historical Jesus (Seth) that reflects an actual ritual. It effects regeneration by the Holy Spirit, gnosis (deliverance from the world), and reconciliation of the world with itself."
Ferguson, Everett (2009-03-29). Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries (Kindle Locations 5981-6028). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.
BAPTISM BY WATER, FIRE & SPIRIT
"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire." (Matt. 3:11-13) These strong unmincing words of John the Baptist spoken at the river Jordan, stirred the hearts of his listeners. Many repented and were baptized, anticipating the soon arrival of the Messiah.
Many of us are familiar with baptism by water, but not so with the baptisms that Jesus Christ was to give, that of the Holy Spirit and of fire. We all look forward to the baptism or receipt of the Holy Spirit, but most of us know very little of the other baptism, that by fire. In order to understand what John the Baptist was referring to, a computer search of the Bible was done on baptism by water, fire and Spirit to aid in our understanding of Christ's mission.
Stepping back a few paces, what is the biblically correct form of baptism by water? Today there are churches that baptize by immersion. Other that believe the sprinkling of holy water is sufficient. Some baptize infants. Others say that only those who are capable of making a conscientious decision can or should be baptized. Is baptism a biblical requirement? Is a necessary ritual for Christ's followers to go through or for missionaries and evangelists to teach? What does the Bible say on this important topic?"
(Retrieved April 10, 2015)
The Fire and Water baptism that opened entrance to Kingdom of God within as witnessed on May 5th. 1970
Shri Mataji opens the Sahasrara (Kingdom of God) May 5 1970
The Opening Of The Sahasrara Chakra
"May 5th, 1994, was waited with much anticipation. It was on this day that Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, after a sustained meditation into the early hours of the morning, had opened the Sahasrara Chakra on May 5, 1970. She accomplished this awesome feat by immersing Her Lotus Feet in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Nargol (about 150 miles from Mumbai, India), and entering a state of Supreme Samadhi that has no parallel. It is nothing short of a superhuman feat, beyond anything known to humans.
Kash had absolutely no idea of any of the above facts. Neither did his family know any better. Instead of instructing Kash to ask Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi how She opened the Sahasrara Chakra, his father told him to ask Her how She got Self-Realization! Kash questioned what was the meaning of Self-Realization, but was told to get all his answers from the Great Regina Apostolorum, the Queen of the Apostles. (Actually Kash's father just casually wanted to get some facts, expecting a short verbal answer. He was totally unprepared for possibly the most enlightening divine Revelation ever witnessed.)
Kash squatted on the floor in meditation. The state of Sahaj Samadhi was quickly attained as the Kundalini rushed up from the base of the spine into the Sahasrara, the Kingdom of God that Shri Jesus kept repeating to ignorant, hostile humans two thousand years ago. In a flash he transcended the physical limitations that still imprison ignorant, arrogant modern humans.
The Light shone ever so brilliantly from above the Immortal Throne of the Great Celestial Mother as Shri Param-jyotih Shri Nirmala Devi194 sat in Bliss and Joy. Her child bowed down and exchanged greetings, noticing that all the Divine Beings were already gathered at Her place in advance. He bowed to all of them and exchanged greetings. They did the same in return.
The Great Primordial Guru got down from the Timeless Throne and walked to him. Kash noticed that Shri Maha Avatar Shri Nirmala Devi was wearing a crown. He asked if he could request something from Her. Shri Mataji smiled and told him that She already knew why he had come. Kash, slightly surprised, innocently asked Her what it was. She replied that he wanted to know how She had got Her Self-Realization, exactly as had been discussed a short while ago on Earth.195
Shri Mataji then walked back to Her Eternal Throne and sat on it. Kash, who followed behind as instructed, noticed that it was made of solid gold and had a cushion on it. He sat down beside Her on the ground, on the right of Her Throne. Beside him was Shri Hanuman in one of His best dress Kash had seen. The Lord of the Angels smiled at him. He returned the smile. Beside Shri Hanuman was Shri Jesus. On the left side of the Timeless Throne was Shri Ganesha. He noticed that as usual the entire Divine Unity - Shri Buddha, Radha, Krishna, Shiva, Prophet Muhammad, Guru Nanak, and others - were sitting on the ground in a semicircle, with the Great Sacred Mother in the middle. All were in their normal meditative stance; squatting on the soft clouds with both hands at their knees, palms facing upwards - precisely as Sahaja Yogis on Earth. Their spiritual form was of a 'solid' state, that is, it had form. For example, the clothes that they were wearing conformed to the contours of their squatting forms.196
When all were ready a 3D projection materialized in mid-air before them. It showed the feet of the Great Primordial Mother immersed in water, just above the ankles. The whole visual apparition was suspended in mid-air. It was like a drive-in theater but with a huge difference. Not only was the projection three-dimensional but it was stunningly real and alive. It was alive! It had to be as the past was being projected into the present.197 The Great Eternal Mother and Her Divine Deities were witnessing what transpired on May 5th, 1970 twenty-four years later on May 5th, 1994! In the Kingdom of Sadashiva the most blessed day since creation was being viewed. The Great Adi Shakti was showing the actual past that was still existing in the present, a time dimension way beyond human apprehension. It was even beyond Kash's ability to visualize it as a projection, so life-like was this spiritual movie.
After about a minute or so the projection moved up Her form. The face of the Great Divine Mother Shri Adhiparasakthi Shri Nirmala Devi was much younger than the Great Divine Mother Shri Adhiparasakthi Shri Nirmala Devi presently on Earth in human form, but older than the Great Divine Mother Shri Adhiparasakthi Shri Nirmala Devi sitting on the Golden Throne. The spiritual form of the Great Adi Shakti in the Sahasrara of Kash was younger than Her two physical forms of May 5, 1970 (when She opened the Sahasrara at Nargol, India) and May 5, 1994 (when She was in Cabella, Italy). Put simply, the Eternal Adi Shakti watching the projection in the Kingdom of Allah on May 5th, 1995, was younger than both Her past (May 5, 1970) and present (May 5, 1994) forms. Again, in other words, the Immortal Adi Shakti watching the 3D image in the Spirit World on May 5, 1994, was younger than the human Adi Shakti Shri Nirmala Devi living in Cabella, Italy on May 5, 1994.
The projection showed Her sitting on a long, flat concrete structure, against a rocky background landscape, and facing the dark watery vastness before Her. Shri Sindura-Tilakancita198 was wearing a white sari with red borders, and had a bindi on Her forehead. Al-Muzzammil's (The Enwrapped) Lotus Feet were submerged in the Indian Ocean. She was in deep meditation.
Suddenly red and yellow sparks of light began spewing out from the top of Her head around the Brahmarandhra, bursting about a foot or two into the air. Kash said that these sparks 'looked like fireworks,' 'like a volcano erupting and shooting lava into the air.' It came out in a steady stream as if there was a fire blazing inside the head of the Great Primordial Guru. Kash could not see the interior of these 'fireworks', 'volcanoes,' or 'fire' as only the frontal view of the Great Supreme Goddess was projected. For about 10 minutes these 'tongues of flame' kept issuing forth from the head of the Great Holy Ghost.
Then the fiery blaze stopped and a fountain of water gushed out of the top of Her Head about three feet into the air. It poured down like rain and the Great Celestial Mother was completely drenched. The Water of Life kept gushing for about 10 minutes. The face of the Great Divine Mother was one of absolute serenity and tranquility as the greatest spiritual feat in the history of this universe - the opening of the Sahasrara Chakra for entering the Kingdom of The Almighty Creator - was undertaken by the Promised Comforter! The Holy Spirit of God Almighty sat completely motionless as the Water of Life kept gushing forth into the air from the Primordial Kundalini within Her.6x
All the Divine Messengers were in absolute Bliss and tears of Joy rolled down their cheeks. This was the second time Kash saw tears in their eyes. Their Joy was clearly unrestrained and there was good reason for such an extremely rare display of emotion among these Immortal Beings: The human form of the Promised Comforter had achieved the most important task of any divine incarnation - the opening of the Sahasrara Chakra and the salvation of humanity. The Supreme Spirit had activated the Adi Kundalini that would grant humans the power to baptize themselves, evolve into the eternal spirit, and enter the Kingdom of God. At last the Resurrection, the final evolution of Homo sapiens, had become a Reality.
After a while the Fountain of the Water of Life stopped but the Great Formless Mother continued meditating. For another five minutes they watched this visual projection as Shri Adhiparasakthi Shri Nirmala Devi continued sitting with Her Lotus Feet still immersed in the Indian Ocean.
It was now early dawn on this infinitesimally tiny speck of Cosmic Cell known as Earth. All the Messengers of the Universal Soul had again witnessed that dawn of May 5, 1970. They were the first to eyewitness the beginning of the Blossom Time that will enable humans to take a giant leap in Cosmic Consciousness.EZ
Then the projection disappeared completely. The Great Holy Spirit then informed everyone that there would be meditation. Everyone raised their Kundalinis collectively and began meditation. After it was over Kash bowed and thanked the Great Universal Mother for probably the most priceless proof that Shri Adhiparasakthi Shri Nirmala Devi is the Promised Messiah. He asked for permission to leave, bowed to the Divine Unity and closed his spiritual eyes. He then sank down through the clouds of the Kingdom of Heaven and awakened to this hellish world of Alice Cooper and Rockbitch.
"I know all beyond the Vaikuntha but I have not revealed it so far. It will be slowly revealed by Me because people have not been prepared yet to become capable of absorbing it."
Shri Sukhprada Shri Nirmala Devi
Shiva Puja, Bombay, India - February 26, 1987
I swear by the heaven and the comer by night; And what will make you know what the comer by night is?
The star of piercing brightness; There is not a soul but over it is a keeper. So let man consider of what he is created:
He is created of water pouring forth, coming from between the back and the ribs.
Most surely He is able to return him (to life).
On the day when hidden things shall be made manifest, he shall have neither strength nor helper.
I swear by the rain-giving heavens, and the earth splitting (with plants); Most surely it is a decisive word, and it is no joke.
Surely they will make a scheme, and I (too) will make a scheme. So grant the unbelievers a respite: let them alone for a while.
surah 86:1-17 Al Tariq (The Night Visitant)
(Muhammed Shakir, The Holy Qur'an, U. of Michigan's Humanities Text Initiative, http: //www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/.)
Note 6X: The initial two discourses of John clearly portray the Fourth Gospel's central idea of a new awakening through Shri Jesus. The first is addressed to Nicodemus, the Jewish leader and theologian, who receives illumination from the light that has "come into the world" (John 3:19). Shri Jesus preaches that entering the Kingdom involves a new birth, a gift of the Spirit, and a new realm of existence different from the flesh life of this world (John 3:5). The second is to the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well (John 4:7-26). Here Shri Jesus informs that the water of Jacob's well will be superseded by the Water of Eternal Life which He brings. The opening of the Sahasrara on May 5, 1970 where the fountain of water gushes out of the Divine Mother's head, which was also witnessed by Shri Jesus, is this priceless Water of Eternal Life.
6X "The Water of Life is firstly the River of Cool Vibrations emitted from the Primordial Divine Energy (Adi Shakti.) It has been identified in the scriptures as the Wind of the Holy Ghost (the breath of the Pneuma of the Greek fathers) or the Holy river Gangga falling down from Lord Shiva's head. They are also the Chaitanya of Shri Shankaracharya. At the moment of Self-realization, the subject can indeed feel these vibrations as a cool wind, or, depending upon the force, as a cool river flowing into the fingertips and later his hands and his whole being. At the stage of God realization the Water of Life, referred to as "Amrit" or nectar, is felt as a shower of indescribable bliss pouring down from the Sahasrara, into the central and autonomous nervous systems."
Gregoire de Kalbermatten, The Advent
(Gregoire de Kalbermatten, The Advent, The Life Eternal Trust Publishers, 1979, p. 25-6.)
EZ "This inner vision is far more authentic than all the theories and philosophies for it is a practical experience. In fact this awakened Inner Eye is infinitely more convincing than the strongest intellectual belief for this experience of spiritual vision transforms the seer, thus demonstrating the extreme end of perception. The perceiver then realizes the narrow separateness dividing one from Reality."
Lama Anagarika, Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism
(Lama Anagarika, Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism, Samuel Weiser, Inc., Maine, 1990)
EZ "Religious truth is not absolute but relative, that Divine Revelation is continuous and progressive, that the Founders of all past religions, though different in the non-essential aspects of their teachings, 'abide in the same Tabernacle, soar in the same heaven, are seated upon the same Throne, utter the same speech and proclaim the same Faith.' His Cause, they have already demonstrated, stands identified with, and revolves around, the principle of the organic unity of mankind as representing the consummation of the whole process of human evolution. This final stage in this stupendous evolution, they assert, is not only necessary but inevitable, that it is gradually approaching, and that nothing short of the celestial potency with which a divinely ordained Message can claim to be endowed can succeed in establishing it."
Shoghi Effendi, Selected Writings of Shoghi Effendi
(Shoghi Effendi, Selected Writings of Shoghi Effendi, Wilmette, Ill: Baha'i Publishing Trust, 1975.)
EZ Now, where does such a man derive his power and knowledge, except from himself?
How simple and self-contained his true manhood! How unfathomable the depth of his mind!
How infinitely grand and vast the moral height of his nature!
Who can understand such a nature except he who is gifted with the most perfect intelligence,
And endowed with the highest divine qualities of character,
And who has reached in his moral development the level of the gods?
Doctrine of the Mean 31-32 (Confucianism)
EZ Undiscerning men, theologians preoccupied with scriptural lore,
Who claim there is nothing else, utter words with ephemeral results.
Their words promise better births through cultic acts, dwell at length on various rites,
And aim at pleasure and power. These men are full of desire, zealous for heaven.
They cling to pleasures and power and are fooled by their own discourses.
They have no knowledge consisting in commitment, fixed in concentration.
The Scriptures speak to the world's weave of integrity, passion, and sloth. Transcend it, Arjuna,
Free from opposites, forever in integrity, detached from things, in command of yourself.
All the Scriptures mean as much - no more, no less - to the discerning spiritual man, as a water tank in a universal flood.
Bhagavad Gita 2:42-46
Shri Adi Shakti: The Kingdom Of God (1990) pp. 278-80
194 Param-jyotih (806th): The Ultimate Light which illuminates the Sun, Moon and the Agni. 'Sarirat samutthatya param-jyotih-rupasampadya.' Rises from the body and attains the Ultimate Light. 'Na tatra Suryo Bhati Na candra-tarakam.' (Kathopanishad 5-15.) There sun, moon and stars do not shine because She illuminates the mind that illumines all these.
There is Light within a man of Light, and it lights up the whole world.
If he does not shine, he is in darkness.
Shri Jesus (Gospel of Thomas 38.4-10)
195 Kash's father had already made a mistake and should have told Kash to inquire how did She open the universal Sahasrara. However the Great Divine Mother, despite being aware of this human error, repeated it exactly!
196 According to Kash these Divine Beings are ethereal and can go through any object or barrier without any hindrance. On Earth they are invisible to humans and can also pass through them. However, they do (or cannot) not pass through or merge into each other.
197 "Prominent scientists are now just beginning to realize that some semblance of this dimension does exist. MIT senior lecturer in physics Alan Lightman, a scientific spectator just beginning to observe the simple tricks of the Cosmic Magician, describes it as the "no-boundary proposal: "An initial (boundary) condition for the universe proposed by Stephen Hawking and James Hartle. . . so that time is replaced by a space-coordinate, in effect representing the universe as having 4 space dimensions instead of 3 space dimensions and a time dimension. (In such a formulation, 'time' does not have its usual meaning.)" "
Alan Lightman, Ancient Light, p. 152.
198 Sindura-Tilakancita (632nd): Adorned with red 'Sindura' mark on the forehead.
Thus the Devi makes the photo, the Sahasrara, and 5 May 1970 priceless!
May 7, 2012
Dear disciples of Shri Mataji,
Namaste, I bow to the Spirit-Paraclete who is your Self!
After almost 18 years I received an email and photo (appended below) in which Shri Mataji confirms it was taken just after She had opened the collective Sahasrara Chakra: "This photo was taken after I opened the collective Sahasrara Chakra." In other words, this photo was taken on the day Shri Mataji opened the Kingdom of God (Sahasrara) i.e., May 5, 1970.
On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM, Igor Gulik
Here is something relating to the date of the Sahasrara of Virata opening - photo of Shri Mataji and some memories about those days.
[SY friends and family] group in Face Book
This comment which deals with Mother's response...
This comment which deals with Mother's response to an early photo of herself taken not long after she had opened the collective sahasrara chakra, appeared earlier on the forum but given today's date, 5th May and significance, I thought those who missed it then might enjoy reading it now.
The Paraclete Shri Mataji (May 5, 1970)
"Jesus' kingdom was not like the popular expectation. He used the phrase 'kingdom of God' with a different meaning. His kingdom was not of this world (John 18:36). It was not like the kingdoms of this world. It was the kingdom of God, a supernatural kingdom. It was invisible to most people (John 3:3)—it could not be understood or experienced without the Holy Spirit (v. 6). God is Spirit, and the kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom."- Michael Morrison
There were so many extraordinary aspects to those times with Shri Mataji in the early days. In some moments She wrapped us all so expertly in Her maya and 'play' it was indeed possible to become totally relaxed, swept up in the feeling, that to be in Her company was the most normal, natural experience and it was perfectly OK to chat, joke, even watch television with Her, or sip Cokes and eat samosas. But there were other times when in an instant, She became the Goddess, and promoted the deepest feelings of complete humility, gratitude and an astounded sense that we were in the presence of an absolutely Divine personality. One time we were looking at some early photos with Mother. There was one, a very soulful looking portrait, taken of Her in the early 1970's, a beautiful black and white image. I remarked on what a lovely photo it was - I think it was the one of Mother standing by a beach in a white sari.
'This photo was taken after I opened the collective Sahasrara Chakra. In this photo I even look a bit sad,' Shri Mataji said when She looked at it.
Danya and I fell silent and waited for Her to say more. She had become very reflective.
'I look very serious in this photo. At that time I even stopped eating and became a little thin.' Then Mother continued, 'From birth I knew I was the Goddess, and my job was to save and raise up this doomed humanity.'
My sister Danya and I began to realize we had gone from a casual conversation about photos, to sitting at the feet of Adi Maya. Shri Mataji then expressed Her feelings on gazing into the collective Sahasrara Chakra of humanity. She said that before this had happened She always felt confident that when the time came She would be able to find a way to do the work of saving us all. She described to us both how it was only when She gazed inside the collective Sahasrara and saw the twisted and tangled nadis there that revealed all the problems of the human condition, that She realized how hard the job would be, and how complicated, and damaged the human race had become. It was these emotions - this realization, of the huge task that lay ahead - that She saw reflected on Her face in that early photo. There was nothing that either Danya or myself could say after this. All we could do was sit in silence feeling such profound gratitude for Mother's amazing compassion - Her ability to take on impossible burdens so that all of us could transcend and live better lives.
And 18 years ago (May 5, 1994) the great Devi was requested, in ignorance, how She got Her self-realization:
Her response was beyond all expectations, all the more since we were just a few months into Sahaja Yoga.
But what I would like to comment, in relation to the seaside photo, is this revelation given by the Spirit-Paraclete to Kash on May 5th, 1994:
"The projection showed Her sitting on a long, flat concrete structure, against a rocky background landscape and some houses, and facing the dark watery vastness before Her. Shri Sindura-Tilakancita Devi  was wearing a white sari with a red border, and had a bindi on Her forehead."
i) Shri Mataji is back at Her beach-house which has to be close to the spot She opened the Sahasrara Chakra. We have to assume there are other beach-houses or property around;
ii) The high tide and the sea visible in the background;
iii) The long, flat concrete structure continues running from what looks like a gate on the right end;
iv) Shri Mataji is most probably wearing a white sari and a border is visible around the neck area;
v) She has a bindi on Her forehead.
Shri Mataji confirms that the photo was taken just after She opened the Sahasrara Chakra, and not day or two later. Thus She must have walked back to the beach-house from a short distance away. What I am trying to say is that in the photo the concrete structure continues further after the gate. It probably is the structure She sat on in the early dawn of May 5, 1970 and immersed Her legs into the Indian Ocean. But it could be another concrete structure nearby.
However, the high tide lends credibility to that fact i.e., one can only immerse the legs in the sea (while sitting on the concrete wall) when the tide is high. Otherwise, in a sitting position, it is not possible to immerse one's legs. That is also not possible during low tide.
Thus this photo, in relation to the Devi's '3-dimensional projection' of the actual event, is most significant to the credibility of Shri Mataji opening the Sahasrara Chakra(Kingdom of God) on May 5, 1970. It should become the centerpiece of our external faith, a visible reminder of our eternal Mother on that historic day. Otherwise it becomes just another image of the thousands taken of Shri Mataji.
But honestly, it has (become another image for Her devotees). All these years i never heard anyone talking about it until just a few days ago, yet another reminder of the poverty that is Sahaja Yoga. It took me nearly 18 years to find that it is priceless, one that will be now displayed and remembered with reverence and faith in my home and heart. The vast majority of Her so-called devotees never did so as Shri Mataji only told them it was taken just after She opened the Sahasara. (They collectively assumed that Shri Mataji sat under a tree and the photo was long forgotten, languishing among the thousands taken over the decades.) The Devi, on the other hand, confirmed exactly how Her incarnation (Shri Mataji) opened the Sahasrara Cakra, after which the image was taken.
Without the Devi's revelations the Sahasrara (Kingdom of God) makes little sense. So does the photo as I have seen it many time before. Thus the Devi makes the photo, the Sahasrara (Kingdom of God), and 5 May 1970 priceless!
regards to all,
My daughter-in-law's due date was supposed to be May 5, 2014, a most auspicious day.
May 6, 2014
"Jesus' kingdom was not like the popular expectation. He used the phrase 'kingdom of God' with a different meaning. His kingdom was not of this world (John 18:36). It was not like the kingdoms of this world. It was the kingdom of God, a supernatural kingdom. It was invisible to most people (John 3:3) 'it could not be understood or experienced without the Holy Spirit (v. 6). God is Spirit, and the kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom.'"- Tom Harpur
Note: Those who are seeking God Almighty the greatest secret and surety of life eternal lies in the above message of Jesus Christ. And as I write these lines Kash—my son who entered the Kingdom of God hundreds of times—has rushed back from work and is taking his wife to hospital as her water bag has burst. My daughter-in-law's due date was supposed to be May 5, 2014, a most auspicious day. It is Kash's first child and I hope will be born today - a Tuesday and for me many good things have happened on Tuesdays. So I will be Silent for a few days and will not expand on Tom Harpur's quote.
April 5, 2015
Note: After more than 20 years meditating on Shri Mataji it never occurred that I check what day May 5, 1970 was. As far I know THE DEVI chose Tuesday for the most important happenings which I do not want to repeat. Over the years I knew for a fact that somehow the most auspicious blessings or events somehow took place on a Tuesday. Only today I have found out that the Sahasrara was opened on a Tuesday too!
"As soon as the Sahasrara was opened the whole atmosphere was filled with tremendous Chaitanya. And there was tremendous Light in the sky. And the whole thing came on the Earth — as if a torrential rain or a waterfall — with such tremendous force, as if I was unaware and got stupefied. The happening was so tremendous and so unexpected that I was stunned and totally silent at the grandeur.
I saw the Primordial Kundalini rising like a big furnace, and the furnace was very silent but a burning appearance it had, as if you heat up metal, and it had many colors. In the same way, the Kundalini showed up as a furnace, like a tunnel, as you see these plants you have here for coal burning that create electricity. And it stretched like a telescope and came out one after another, Shoo! Shoo! Shoo! Just like that.
And the Deities came and sat on their seats, golden seats, and then they lifted the whole of the head like a big dome and opened it, and then this torrential rain complete drenched Me. I started seeing all that and got lost in the Joy. It was like an artist seeing his own creation, and I felt the Joy of great fulfillment.
After coming out of this beautiful experience I looked around and saw human beings so blind and I became absolutely silent, and desired that I should get the cups to fill the Nectar ..."
Opening Of The Primordial Sahasrara
Sahasrara Puja, Paris, France — May 5, 1982
"Today is a great day for us, for all the Sahaja Yogis that on this day ... the Sahasrara was opened out. It was just a miracle I should say because I didn't think that I am at a point where it could be done. So I wanted to wait but some things happened that made Me think that it had to be opened. It was in such a situation that I felt if I delayed it anymore now it may help these false gurus to spread their nonsense all over."
To Achieve Complete Freedom, Sahasrara Puja
Cabella, Italy — May 7, 1995
"For all of us the seekers the last work of the Divine of opening the last centre in the Great Primordial Being was done on the 5th of May, 1970. It is the greatest event of all the spiritual happenings of the Universe. It was done with great care and great attachment. It is not in the limits of human understanding how things are worked in the heavens. It is your fortune and God's Love that has worked this one.
Without this happening there could not have been a possibility to give mass Realization to people. One could have done it on one or two persons here and there, but to give such a mass awakening could not have been possible."
Opening Of The Primordial Sahasrara
Sahasrara Puja, Paris, France — May 5, 1982
"So it was a turmoil ... and at this turmoil state only Adi Shakti had to come to establish the Dharma ...
When I was born I was shocked at the way people were. At that time I don't think I met many seekers ... First I thought I've come a little early ... but then I saw these horrible false gurus also throwing their charms on people and trying to control them. That made Me really, really think that now I'd better stop worrying as to what sort of people there are — let's start! And that's how the first Brahmarandhra Chedan took place in India. It was 5th May, 1970 ... in the morning time."
Incarnation Of God's Divine Love
Adi Shakti Puja, Cabella, Italy — June 6, 1993
"You know that I reside in the Sahasrara. I incarnated on the Lotus of 1000 Petals; that is why I could break it open also."
Jump Into The Ocean Of Love
Sahasrara Puja Sorento, Italy — May 6, 1989
"By saying there's no God, God doesn't disappear. He is very much there. Sahaja Yoga is the only way you can prove the existence of God and all that is said so far about all these Incarnations because the Seventh Chakra is now open. You get your Realization, and you become the spirit. It is so imminent that the Seventh Chakra had to be opened so that you pass from one life level to another level."
Geneva, Switzerland — June 13, 1985
"What is the meaning of going into meditation? It means you have got connected to the Paramchaitanya, the All-Pervading Power. The minute you are in meditation you have established Oneness with the Paramchaitanya."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
"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.
USA — September 16, 1983
"Without breaking the Sahasrara we could not have achieved the ascent en masse... . To keep Sahasrara open should be very easy if the western brains could understand and be aware of your Mother. When your Mother is the Deity of Sahasrara the only way to be able to keep the Sahasrara open has to be complete surrendering. For that many ask Me, 'How do we do it'?' It's a very funny question. It is irrelevant. If your Sahasrara has been opened by someone, and luckily that is the Deity before you, it should be the easiest thing to surrender.
But it is not ... What is surrendering? ... What do you have to surrender? A drop has to dissolve in the Ocean to become the Ocean, and a drop cannot be greater than the Ocean — can it be? So what is the surrendering? Surrendering of our conditionings, of our ego, and the artificial barriers we have built around us ...
But one should know this is the greatest of greatest opportunity for you, not for the Divine. If you are not available the Divine can find its own way of fulfilling its Last Culmination of Expression. Even to understand how immense the task is you need a surrendering heart.
The area of the Sahasrara is the realm of God. When the Brahmarandhra opens fully then the heavens open within yourself. The Kundalini, which has risen up and given you Realization, creates the opening by which the Divine starts pouring all its subtleties inside your brain ...
All of us can achieve that state of Nirvikalpa... After Nirvikalpa you cannot come down."
You Have To Be In Nirvikalpa, Vienna, Austria — May 4, 1985
"When the Kundalini enters the Agnya Chakra, She enlightens it. Then Christ within you is enlightened or awakened. He sucks both these balloons of ego and the super-ego and the whole Agnya Chakra opens. There is simultaneous opening of the Sahasrara. I saw the Sahasrara of the Virata open. It was like tongues of flames. Just like when you dissect the human brain, its cross-section looks like petals of flame. In the center of it, it looks like a yellow hole. The opening of the Sahasrara is sudden. With a bang it opens."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
"I know all beyond the Vaikuntha but I have not revealed it so far. It will be slowly revealed by Me because people have not been prepared yet to become capable of absorbing it."
Shiva Puja, Bombay, India — February 26, 1987
"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."
The New Age Has Started, Houston, USA — Oct. 6, 1981
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