Principles that will assure success of Shri Mataji and Sahaja Yoga

From:  "jagbir singh" <>
Date:  Mon Jul 12, 2004  11:43 am
Subject:  The principles that will assure success of Shri Mataji and Sahaja Yoga
Dear All,

"The Bhagavad-gita is the famous philosophical discourse that took
place between Lord Krishna and the warrior Arjuna, just before the
onset of the great Bharata War (c. 3138 BC). Although widely
published and read by itself, the Bhagavad-gita originally appears as
an episode in the Sixth Book of the Mahabharata (Bhismaparvan, 23-
40). In this treatise of 700 verses, Lord Krishna systematically
surveys the major Vedic dharmas and shows how each directs a person
toward the ultimate conclusion, the "most confidential of all
knowledge." He analyzes the performance of sacrifices and the worship
of demigods; He discusses the yogas of work, meditation, and
knowledge. In each case, Krishna shows how it leads to the "most
secret of all secrets." (

i came across this post below from another SY and feel that it must
be adopted as the foundation for spreading Sahaja Yoga. Perhaps the
World Council can take a cue from its assured formula for success,
given the fact that it comes from Shri Krishna himself and is not liable
to be criticized.

Shri Mataji told years ago that North America needs 16,000 SYs before
Sahaja Yoga can spread. We are still far short of this target and the
four-digit barrier is yet to be breached despite years of sustained
effort and financial input. Maybe we missed something that truthfully
is the "most secret of all secrets."


Gita: Old Thoughts For New Paradigms

The Gita opens our eyes to the truth of living. The closer we are to
the truth, the better managers we become in any field of activity. In
fact, those who are established in the highest truth of the Self
manage huge tasks without any mental anxieties. The Gita (18:17)
praises such a super manager as, "He is not bound despite performing
Himalayan tasks!" (A translation with some liberty of language)

Facing Modern Challenges

"Work we must," says the celestial song for no one can possibly be
otherwise (3:5). This being the case, our choice is only in two
areas: (i) the kind of work and (ii) the attitude to work. We are
advised to be honest to ourselves in choosing the kind of work for

Using a technical word, 'Svadharma', the Gita warns us to adhere to
it (3:35). Svadharma reflects the way God has made us. It is our
nature on the level of the personality. Each of us can contribute
immensely to our own and others' happiness by discovering
sticking to "that for which God made us!"

Otherwise, personal fancies and false conditionings determine our
choice. Sorrow under such circumstances is assured. As for the
attitude, the message of Shree Krishna exhorts us to shed our
personal attachments and ownership. The beautiful analogy of the
lotus leaf (5:10), points out the reward of freedom for our services
rendered in a spirit of humility (non-egoism).

Resource Management

Our inner resource is energy. There is expenditure of energy in
talking, working, playing, reading and so on. The holy book of our
Sanaatana Dharma insists on being moderate in all our activities
(5:16,17). This is the key to balance in living. Holistic thinking
and living bring out the best in us. Those managers who have struck a
balance in the different departments of their life such as work, home
and society emerge as true winners in the long run.

Qualities Of A New Age Leader

The leader of a team sees the whole group as one (18:20) and has
respect for even a member in the lowest rank. She looks at the other
person as herself (6:32) and is interested in maximum benefit to all
(12:4). She inspires them, encourages them in their meaningful
activities (even of less significance) out of love for them (3:26).
She herself works (on her own level and in her own sphere) with
enthusiasm and fortitude (18:26) and maintains her equilibrium in
success and failure (5:20).

Commitment to a Noble Cause

A manager stays committed to the noble cause that underlies all his
actions. The Lord of Brindavan is very poetic when He says, "Work on,
dear friend, with no negative energy interfering with your
performance! The golden key to do so is offering all your actions to
Me!" (3:30). This 'offering all that we do to God' takes the form
of 'commitment to the main (noble) cause' in a secular context.
Someone rightly said, "Stay firm like a rock when it is the main
principles, go with the flow in small matters." The manager then
gains the necessary flexibility and accommodativeness to mingle well
with all the members of his team while safeguarding the chief

Whip in Hand, Sometimes

Obviously, a manager cannot afford to be a 'Yes' man all along. Nor
can he always compliment those with whom he works - above, equal to
or below him! The divine charioteer says to the human Arjuna, "Do not
spare them who have violated Dharma! They are down already the moment
they swerve from truth! Do your part anyhow, like My instrument"
(11:34). Reprimanding the wrongdoers and expressing his resentment
at unacceptable performance or behaviour of others are a necessary
part of an effective manager.

Subjectively too, "Do not come under the sway of mere likes and
dislikes. They are your enemies!" (3:34). Pujya Gurudev Swami
Chinmayanandaji said, "Use your head while judging yourself, use your
heart while judging others!" We have to act with great responsibility
towards our own BMI (body, mind and intellect). We cannot afford
either to overindulge or put them to disuse! When used well, they are
a wonderful medium of self-expression. Otherwise they bind us.

Truth Alone Wins:

That truth alone wins is as much a law as gravity or magnetism. A
book of Physics teaches us true laws of the world. The book does not
create anything. In the same way, the Gita shows us the spiritual
laws! For example, the law of selflessness, "Those who act without
desire gain inner peace!" (5:12).

Or again the law of non-agency:

"One oneself truly is never a doer, everything is done by Nature!" As
we gain clarity in these aspects of Truth, our ability to appreciate
the beauty of life increases. Rather than complaining about things,
we begin to thank the Lord for giving us our life. Our projections
caused sorrow to us; life by itself is awe-inspiring!

The enlightened manager is dynamic outside, spontaneously. She is
quiet inside, surrendering totally to the Law of Life. She fully sees
the limitations of human intelligence and the irrepressible energy
contained in Truth or God.


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