Memories of our Divine Mother: 6. EARLY ASHRAMS


The Great Adi Shakti Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
1) Pat Anslow said:

She got us everything

The first [London] ashram was in Acton and we were there six weeks I think. Gus was there. Gus was an Australian hippie who collapsed in the street, literally dying of hepatitis, and Mother took him up and took him home and looked after him in Her house for six weeks, much to Her husband's alarm because he was literally dying. Mother kept him in Her house all that time and fed him and looked after him and worked on him until he was fit again.

The first ashram we got was just a rented place in Acton. It was a little house at the bottom of a hill right next to a railway line. So out at the back you had trains thundering by and at the front you had lorries sort of making that huge hissing noise on their brakes or revving up to go up the hill. It was quite noisy. Djamel [Metouri] and I slept in the lounge. It was really exciting. Shri Mataji found it and arranged it all for us. She got us everything, [even] the ironing board.

Pat Anslow




2) Marilyn Leate said:

We were all squashed together

Dollis Hill ashram was a rented house" " very small" " in northwest London. Mother often visited there. She would frequently stay the night. We held pujas there. At one puja She told us all to desire a boon and She would grant it. We used to be all squashed together. It was so small, but everyone got the chance to wash Mother's Feet.

In those days we only sang at the end of the puja when we did aarti. We quite often read the thousand names. I can remember one time though, an Indian Sahaja Yogi sang Oh Ma with his harmonium and Shri Mataji cried.

Marilyn Leate




3) Miodrag Radosavljevic said:

The whole night went in one second

We were in Dollis Hill ashram in about 1978-9, near Neasden in northwest London. Shri Mataji would come at different times of the day, even late at night after some late night meeting and She would come unexpectedly, so we would quickly prepare the bed for Her. And then all the boys and girls, we would get our sleeping bags and would come downstairs as well, to be with Her. So that was quite nice experience. I remember that one night, it was as if I closed my eyes and the whole night went in one second.

Miodrag Radosavljevic




4) Marilyn Leate said:

She cleared swiftly

In the meditation room of Dollis Hill ashram I can remember Shri Mataji working on a friend of Hester [Spiro]. The girl was ill from doing TM and Shri Mataji asked to hear one of Her own audio tapes as She worked with Her hands on the spine of the girl, who sat at Her Feet. A tape was played where Shri Mataji lectured about"Mr. Ego," really making fun of the ego in Her humorous way. Shri Mataji then sat there roaring with laughter at Her own words. We were all laughing uncontrollably. The girl whom Shri Mataji was working on was laughing too. She cleared swiftly.

Marilyn Leate




5) Pat Anslow said:

That nearly got us thrown out

Some of us were squatting. And then we got the other [ashram], the Finchley Road one. That had a baptism of fire. There was an Indian landlord and he had a shop underneath and he had a lot of paint. He moved us in and he wasn't very keen. Mother persuaded him.

Pat Anslow




6) Maureen Rossi said:

She even paid the deposit on the house and we didn't even think to ask or repay it or work out what was going on. We were coming from nowhere to live, completely destitute.

Maureen Rossi




7) Pat Anslow said:

We had all this frankincense and we decided to clear out the ashram. He went off somewhere. We got all this frankincense on charcoal and went all round the place until it was so full of smoke you couldn't see more than two or three feet. I was in the lounge and I saw this figure feeling his way towards me and it was the landlord who had come back again. He was quite put out at that.

Later on that day, we had this chap come round who was a little bit unbalanced and we were cooking something. We smelled this smell of burning and this chap thought it was electrical burning. There was a paint store in the shop below. He wandered off and said he was going to go and ask for some advice. We were going round saying," Strange smell.”And suddenly there was this huge uproar and two fire engines turned up and a police car and they all came in and one was outside with a searchlight and broke a window with his axe. The whole ashram was crawling with firemen and then the landlord turned up again. It was like out of a movie" " completely bizarre. That nearly got us thrown out.

Pat Anslow




8) Marilyn Leate said:

The flames seemed to reach out

There was a havan in the humble terraced-type back garden of the first little ashram in Finchley, a rented flat, above a shop off the Finchley High Street, I think. The havan was in full view of the passing public. How I remember it is that we swung pieces of firewood around our heads and then threw them in the fire at the"Aum Swaha" "" but that can't be right. I can remember that, as Shri Mataji walked around the fire, the flames seemed to reach out and follow Her and She remarked upon this.

Marilyn Leate




9) Rosie Lyons said:

I knew She was speaking such truth

Sometimes we would go down to London to the ashram. My imagination of what would be this holy ashram was sort of different to how it really was" " a lot different. We would meet someone in the doorway with a huge bindi and lemons and chilli hanging off them. It was very different.

Whenever l heard our Holy Mother speak, I knew She was speaking such truth. That was the only thing that really made me stay because the people were pretty bizarre. I was also probably very bizarre too.

Rosie Lyons




10) Linda Williams said:

Looking for Chelsham Road

Mother was looking for a house and finally found Brompton Square. But the year before [1980], we drove around London on another quest, which was looking for an ashram. Mother wanted me to buy a house for an ashram, as She said it would help me because I had been involved in a very wrong thing and had even spent money on buying a house for it. Mother had the use of Her husband's car because Sir CP had one from the UN with a chauffeur. So we would drive around London looking for houses. I didn't have any money, but we were fighting a bankruptcy case and there was a chance we would get some money from it, although nothing was certain.

We looked at a lot of houses, all fairly near Mother's flat in Victoria, and the only area which was not too expensive was south of the river in Lambeth. For example, we looked at one in Wandsworth, which was fairly small, compact and in good condition and had four or five bedrooms, but only had a little yard and no proper garden. Mother did not like it.

We heard that sometimes houses were auctioned by the Lambeth Council and had seen one in Stockwell, which, although needing attention, seemed quite nice. We drove down to Brixton to the Lambeth Town Hall and parked outside in the street. The car driver went into the building to get details of these houses and Mother was in the front of the car. I was in the back. At that time there was quite a lot of unrest in Brixton and there were a lot of economically depressed West Indians living there, some of whom were doing voodoo and things like that. Mother suddenly said that She wanted me to put one hand towards Her and the other out of the car window, so She could let the discomfort She was feeling, as a result of clearing the area, go out of the window into the air. She said," With Christ there was only one crucifixion. This time, the pain is like a crucifixion every minute of every day.”

Then we went to a house agent called John Marcus at Clapham Common. I asked if they had any houses which needed work on them and had about six bedrooms and were not too expensive. They gave me the specifications of a few, but they were all too expensive. I asked if they had anything else.”We do have one in Chelsham Road, but no one ever wants that one," said the agent rather dubiously. When I said I might as well have a look, she went into a bottom drawer and after searching for a bit found the piece of paper with the details of 44 Chelsham Road. We went to the house and Mother walked up the short path to the front door in front of me. It was listing to the left and had a structural crack all the way up the right hand side. It was in terrible condition.”This is the house," She said. "But Mother," I replied," it looks as if it is going to fall down.” "Do you really think I would let you buy a house which is going to fall down?”said Mother. The structural crack was due to a bomb blast across the road in the Second World War, in 1941, which had been forty years before. Somehow the owners hadn't got round to fixing it, even though they had lived there ever since.

Later, we returned to the street outside the house agent and sat in the car and Mother said we had to put a holding deposit on the house. I had about ten pence in the bank at the time. I was fairly advanced in my pregnancy, had no job and was certainly in no position to put a holding deposit on a house. I asked Mother what to say to the agent when she asked me how we were going to pay.”Say you are paying cash," She said. She gave me a cheque for a hundred and eight pounds and told me to use it for the holding deposit. The next day someone else made an offer on the house, even though it had been on the market for two years. About a month later, when the house agent was getting a bit agitated, some money came to me from the court case, but it was about two thousand pounds short. It could have been two million, as I did not have a bean at the time, with no apparent possibility of getting any.

Now, my mother knew I was thinking of getting a house in London, but did not know about Sahaja Yoga. She was, anyway, opposed to anything Indian and to do with seeking, but she offered to give me the two thousand pounds, so I could get the house. Whether it was this or whether there was some other reason, Shri Mataji gave her a miraculous cure some years later, even though she still could not openly accept Shri Mataji. She also became quite wealthy through some very lucky investments, even though when she gave the money she was very short of money, but so far has never seen the connection.

Linda Williams




11) Rosie Lyons said:

I remember when Linda bought Chelsham Road and she walked in and she said," Well, Mother works miracles because I only have something like tens pence" "" or a penny or some small amount of money" ""And we just bought a house.”It was like she was a pauper and she had bought this house. It was so incredible, another miracle.

Rosie Lyons




12) Linda Williams said:

My trustees arranged the purchase of the house and I had to collect the keys from their office in the city. I presented Mother the keys and paid Her back for the deposit on the day of a puja at the Temple of All Faiths, just before She started the talk preceding the puja.

Linda Williams




13) Linda Williams said:

The foundation stone of the New Jerusalem

The first joint building project in Sahaja Yoga was the meditation room at the back of Chelsham Road. Everybody contributed work and money and the first celebration we had were some weddings" " Pat and Grezyna Anslow's, I seem to remember" " and later on we had other weddings there, even some in the garden at the back. We had quite a few havans with Mother present in the garden at the back.

One day, just after [my son] Datta had been born, when we were just starting to build the meditation room, I noticed Mother was downstairs in the garden. I could see She was in the garden from the upstairs window, where I was changing Datta's nappy. Chaya Camille was with Mother and one or two other people, men. After I had finished with Datta, I went downstairs and asked what had been going on.”Mother was laying the foundation stone of the New Jerusalem in the back garden of Chelsham Road, which is where She wants the meditation room to go," someone said.

Much later someone else remarked that this was the first temple ever built to a living deity. Before people only built temples after the incarnation had departed. By this time someone from Brighton who had been reading Blake had showed some parts to Mother about Lambeth and Mother had explained that a lot of what Blake prophesied was about Sahaja Yoga.

Linda Williams

Quote:
There is a Grain of Sand in Lambeth that Satan cannot find
Nor can his Watch Fiends find it: tis translucent & has many Angles .”
We builded Jerusalem as a City & a Temple; from Lambeth
We began our Foundations; lovely Lambeth!

William Blake (Jerusalem)




14) Felicity Payment said:

The embrace of The Mother Earth

I can remember standing in Pam [Bromley]'s house and feeling so much Mother's vibrations there in the house. You know, when She came She just filled it with Her vibrations. And I remember in Hounslow [in west London], they bought this ashram and Shri Mataji went and lived there with Sir CP for some time to sort of clear it out and vibrate it. And I remember when we went to visit it the first time after Shri Mataji had left and I walked in and you could feel that Mother had been in this house. You could feel that Mother had been in this house because it's like you're walking into the womb. It's hard to explain, but you feel like you feel safe. You know, when you're in Mother's presence for a long time or close or in the house where She lived, you feel so safe. And I remember in this house feeling like I" " it's hard to explain what it was like. You could almost feel the embrace of The Mother Earth around you. Do you know what I mean? It sort of touches you in such a deep way.

Felicity Payment




15) Marilyn Leate said:

And now they want to sell it

There was a time in the mid-eighties when Shudy Camps [near Cambridge England] had just been purchased and was in the initial stages of its renovation, when Shri Mataji seemed not to be happy with our ashram in Hounslow, West London. She even criticized it at an international puja. Rumours abounded that Shudy Camps was the New Jerusalem and"The place to be"And that Mother had withdrawn Her attention from Hounslow ashram and wanted it sold as soon as possible. This was upsetting for those of us who lived there and loved the place. Shri Mataji had stayed there and many foreign brothers and sisters had stayed there too as it was conveniently near Heathrow Airport. One early evening I heard someone entering the ashram and when I went to greet them in the hallway I was amazed to find Shri Mataji Herself walking towards me. She refused Her special chair and came to sit on a very ordinary stool in the dining room. She played with the four children we had there, who offered Her everything they could find to offer, including their toys. Yogis were returning from work and found themselves suddenly at the Feet of Shri Mataji.

We had a number of Her belongings stored upstairs and She described a jacket of Sir CP's which She wanted, so yogis went up to find it. Meanwhile, She spoke with everyone, giving little snippets of personal advice here and there. Then She said very clearly," What a lovely cosy ashram this is. Such loving vibrations. Such a nice hospitable, family feel and now they want to sell it, I don't know why.”

Sir CP's suit jacket was duly found and Shri Mataji said," Yes, that's the one"And then asked for it to be put back again where it had been found. She spoke personally to some more of the yogis and then She left.

Marilyn Leate




16) Linda Williams said:

The timing was perfect

There is a song in the songbook," Jerusalem II.”We remember singing it to Shri Mataji when She came to Shudy Camps for the Bhoomi Devi Puja when the house was finished. We both [Maggie Burns and I] remember someone playing the piano and quite a few of us standing in this room by the piano and singing," Last night as I lay sleeping, there came a dream so fair""Then it goes on and just as we got to the end of the song," Jerusalem, Jerusalem, lift up your eyes and see " behold you in all Her glory, behold Shri Mataji!"And just at that moment, as we sang that line, Shri Mataji walked in through the door and we beheld Her. There She was. The timing was perfect.

Linda Williams


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THE APOCALYPSE OF THE SPIRIT-PARACLETE
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. 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.
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
London, UK—December 2, 1979


“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


Guest: “Hello Mother.”
Shri Mataji: “Yes.”
Guest: “I wanted to know, is the Cool Breeze (Pneuma) that you have spoken about, you feel on the hands the Cool Wind of the Holy Spirit, as spoken about in the Bible?”
Shri Mataji: “Yes. Yes, yes, same thing, same thing. You have done the good job now, I must say.”
Interviewer: “Is it the Holy Spirit?”
Shri Mataji: “Yes, of course, is the Holy Spirit.”
Guest: “Aha... I am feeling it now on my hand through the [not clear]”
Shri Mataji: “It’s good.”
Interviewer: “Did you want to say anything more than that?”
Guest: “No, I just... That’s all I wanted to know because I...”
Shri Mataji: “Because you are thoughtless now. Enjoy yourself.”
Guest: “Thank you.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Talkback Radio 2UE, Sydney, Australia—March 31, 1981
(The guest experienced the Cool Breeze [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] of the Spirit through the baptism [second birth by Spirit/Kundalini awakening] given by the Comforter Shri Mataji over the radio. )


Second Guest: “I just want to ask Mother about a quotation from the Bible.”
Interviewer: “Yes, what’s that?”
Guest: “It says, ‘But the comfort of the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in My name would teach you all things.’ I would like to ask Her about that.”
Interviewer: “Could you just repeat the quotation again?”
Guest: “But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things.”
Interviewer: “And that’s from where?”
Guest: “John chapter 14, verse 26.”
Shri Mataji: “I think you should take your realization and then you will know the answer to it. Because, logically if it points out to one person, then you have to reach the conclusion, isn’t it? That’s a logical way of looking at things. But I am not going to say anything or claim anything. It is better you people find out yourself.”
Interviewer: “Does that answer your question?”
Guest: “Is the, is the Comforter on the Earth at the present time? Has the Comforter incarnated? Mataji should be able to tell us this because She said that through these vibrations on Her hands, She ...”
Shri Mataji: “Yes, She is very much here and She’s talking to you now. Can you believe that?”
Guest: “Well, I feel something cool [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] on my hand. Is that some indication of the ...?”
Shri Mataji: “Yes, very much so. So that’s the proof of the thing. You’ve already started feeling it in your hands.”
Guest: “Can I?”
Shri Mataji: “Ask the question, ‘Mother, are you the Comforter?’”
Guest: “Mother, are you the Comforter?”
Shri Mataji: “Ask it thrice.”
Guest: “Mother, are you the Comforter?”
Shri Mataji: “Again.”
Guest: “Mother, are you the Comforter?”
Shri Mataji: “Now, what do you get?”
Guest: “Oh, I feel this kind of cool tingling [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] passing all through my body.”
Shri Mataji: “That’s the answer now.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Talkback Radio 2UE, Sydney, Australia—March 31, 1981
(Another guest also experienced the Cool Breeze [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] of the Spirit through the baptism [second birth by Spirit/Kundalini awakening] given by the Comforter Shri Mataji over the radio. )


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (1923-2011): Christian by birth, Hindu by marriage and Paraclete by duty.
The Paraclete and the disciples (vv. 25-26): The theme of departure (cf. vv. 1-6; vv. 18-24) returns. There are two "times" in the experience of the disciples: the now as Jesus speaks to them (v. 25) and the future time when the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father in the name of Jesus, will be with them (v. 26). The Paraclete will replace Jesus' physical presence, teaching them all things and recalling for them everything he has said (v. 26). As Jesus is the Sent One of the Father (cf. 4:34; 5:23; 24, 30, 37; 6:38-40; 7:16; 8:16, 18, 26; 12:44-49), so is the Paraclete sent by the Father. The mission and purpose of the former Paraclete, Jesus (cf. 14:13-14), who speaks and teaches "his own" will continue into the mission and purpose of the "other Paraclete" (cf. v. 16) who teaches and brings back the memory of all that Jesus has said. The time of Jesus is intimately linked with the time after Jesus, and the accepted meaning of a departure has been undermined. The inability of the disciples to understand the words and deeds of Jesus will be overcome as they "remember" what he had said (cf. 2:22) and what had been written of him and done to him (cf. 12:16). The "remembering" will be the fruit of the presence of the Paraclete with the disciples in the in-between-time. In v. 16 Jesus focused on the inability of the world to know the Paraclete, but in v. 26 the gift of the Paraclete to "his own" is developed. As Jesus was with the disciples (v. 25), so will the Paraclete be with the disciples in the midst of hostility and rejection (v. 16). As the story has insisted that Jesus' teaching has revealed God to his disciples, so will the Paraclete recall and continue Jesus' revelation of God to the disciples (v. 26).” (Harrington 1998, 412)

“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
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
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 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 MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
MAHA AVATAR, ISSUE 1, JUL-SEP 1980


“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


“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, Santa Cruz, USA—1 October 1983


“But there is a Primordial Mother which was accepted by all the religions; even the Jews had it... In India, this is called as Adi Shakti. In every religion they had this Mother who was the Primordial Mother.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
TV Interview, Los Angeles, USA—11 October 1993


The Paraclete Shri Mataji (1923-2011)

Total number of Recorded Talks 3058, Public Programs 1178, Pujas 651 and Other (private conversations) 1249

“What are they awaiting but for the Hour to come upon them suddenly? Its Signs have already come. What good will their Reminder be to them when it does arrive?” (Qur'n, 47:18) “As the above verse indicates, God has revealed some of Doomsday's signs in the Qur'n. In Surat az-Zukhruf 43:61, God informs us that 'He [Jesus] is a Sign of the Hour. Have no doubt about it...' Thus we can say, based particularly on Islamic sources but also on the Old Testament and the New Testament, that we are living in the End Times.” Harun Yahya

Good News (An Naba) of Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah): Videos 3474, Audios 1945, Transcripts 3262 and Events 2413

“Concerning what are they disputing?
Concerning the Great News. [5889]
About which they cannot agree.
Verily, they shall soon (come to) know!
Verily, verily they shall soon (come to) know!”

surah 78:1-5 An Naba (The Great News)
5889. Great News: usually understood to mean the News or Message of the Resurrection.

Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'n
Amana Corporation, 1989


[Moderator]: “Any other questions?”
[Audience]: “Pardon me for asking this question, but, earlier you talked about the Resurrection and you mentioned about the scriptures, where like in the Hindus scriptures they talk about the Kalki Avatar who will come for the Resurrection, and for the Christians, I know they talk about the return of Christ and all the religions talk about this Resurrection and the belief in the coming of the Messiah. So I just want to know since you say you are going to give the resurrection to us, what is your station?”

Shri Mataji: “In Russia?”
[Audience]: “And are you the promised Messiah? Shri Mataji, are you?”
Shri Mataji: “I see now I am not going to tell you anything about myself, to be very frank. Because see Christ said He was the Son of God, and they crucified Him. I don't want to get crucified. You have to find out. When you become the Spirit you will know what I am. I don't want to say anything about myself.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Toronto, Canada—October 5, 1993

“Jesus then goes on the offensive against the scribes and Pharisees, pronouncing seven woes against them (Matt. 23:1-36). The final woe identifiers them with all those in Israel's history who have murdered and opposed the prophets. From Abel to Zechariah, all the blood of the righteous will come on them as they typologically fulfill this pattern in the murder of Jesus (23:29-36). They are the wicked tenants who think to kill the son and take his inheritance (21:38). They are seed of the serpent, a brood of vipers (23:33). Their house (the temple?) is desolate, and they will not see Jesus again until they bless him as he comes in the name of the Lord (23:37-39). Somehow, through the judgments Jesus announces against them, salvation will apparently come even for the people of Israel. As Olmstead puts it, Matthew "dares to hope for the day when many of Israel's sons and daughters will embrace Israel's Messiah (23:39), and in that hope engages in a continued mission in her.”” Hamilton 2010, 377


“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
Sydney, Australia—Mar 22 1981


“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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