First Chakra: Mooladhara Chakra"The first chakra is situated below the sacrum bone in which resides the Kundalini and its main aspect is the innocence. Innocence is the quality by which we experience pure childlike joy without the limitations of prejudice or conditionings. Innocence gives us dignity balance and a tremendous sense of direction and purpose in life."
"The first centre is called the Mooladhara centre. It has four petals (sub-plexuses) is placed below the triangular bone and is responsible on the physical level of the manifestation of the pelvic plexus which looks after all our excretion inclusive of sex activity. When the Kundalini rises then this centre becomes inactive in the excretion functions but active in the support of the rising of the Kundalini. Though the Kundalini has to rise through six centres the first centre of Mooladhara protects the purity of chastity of the Kundalini at the time of its awakening."
Shri Muladharambujarudha Devi
(Muladharambujarudha [514th]: She is mounted on the four-petalled Muladhara-Padma at the level of the anus.)
"Before human beings were created before the Earth and sky long before the sun the moon and the galaxies I filled everything with holiness and innocence. Single-handedly the Mother Holy Spirit Adi Shakti created Me first to guard and protect Her everywhere. My total surrender to Her and My exclusive allegiance to Her can remove any obstacle. In your body I am innocence wisdom and spontaneity. I am the sanctity of the marriage union and the blessing of saintly children. When Kundalini awakens My presence in you you regain your lost innocence. She overcomes all of His enemies outside as well as those within your being. I am the Everlasting Child and the sparkles of My innocence radiate through the universe in a constant flow of bliss."
Shri Ganesha was created by the Adi Shakti the Primordial Power of God-Almighty without the cause of male-female principle. Being born out of the Primordial Mother He is with Her all the time and hence in every Chakra in the human being. He is the embodiment of innocence purity and chastity in creation.
In the beginning of evolution the first amoebae cell organisms were formed. Thereafter they become more and more complex developing into multi-cellular organisms and ultimately into humankind. The Mooladhara Chakra is made of the earth element and represents the beginning of life. When awakened and nourished this association with the earth element manifests as a magnetic force within that person. This Chakra is at the root or foundation of the subtle system and so is the support of all the other Chakras. The Mooladhara Chakra is situated below the abode of the Kundalini at the very base of the subtle body. In Sanskrit moola means root (which is Kundalini) and adhara means the support. So Mooladhara translates into "the supporter of the Kundalini."
The fundamental quality of this Chakra is innocence and the innate wisdom which comes from having childlike innocence. The innocence is the type of quality which is evident in babies and small children. It represents action without motive or desire for gross personal gain. This innocence is accompanied by the innate wisdom of a child. A baby knows fundamental aspects of nature. Instinctively i
Simplicity joy purity integrity and balance are other qualities manifest in human beings through this Chakra. Because this centre governs the reproduction organs and systems sexual attitudes and behavior critically impact the strength or weakness of this centre. Sexual excessiveness both physical and mental creates imbalances throughout the bodys systems. "So we have to put our carnal desires dissolve them into the innocence the Ocean of Innocence; we have to dissolve it in the Ocean of Innocence. Innocence is something to be appreciated to be understood to be enjoyed. Like you see animals are innocent; the children they are innocent; flowers they are innocent. Divert your attention to all these things."
Once Kundalini is awakened reverence for and desire to serve the Spirit within gradually becomes heightened. By awakening the qualities of the Mooladhara through meditation we learn again to be more innocent beings to be less motive-led in our actions and to rediscover the wisdom which is strong enough to help us make the correct decisions in our lives.
The presiding deity for the Mooladhara Chakra is Shri Ganesha the Eternal Child. He is the embodiment of innocence and He guards His Mother Kundalini (Gauri) and Her instrument with great alertness and uncompromising zeal. It is He who informs Kundalini when it is time to awaken and it is His anger which produces the heat in the sympathetic nervous system if any unauthorized person tries to do so. This is the reason why so many seekers have suffered a wide variety of mental and physical ailments some serious enough to require hospitalization.
GROSS PHYSICAL ASPECT
The Mooladhara Chakra governs the excretory and reproductive organs and as such has a direct bearing on the sexual aspects of the human being. There have been attempts in the past to awaken the Kundalini through sexual practice such as tantra. This is obviously very dangerous and can cause the greatest harm to the Chakra itself. If one remembers that the Mooladhara centre provides a gateway through which the Kundalini must pass then it is easy to understand how anything which is not innocent can harm it. Sex has its place in human life as the most sublime physical expression of love within the marriage. Through this channel birth and creation continue their course. However it is another thing to allow sex to dominate our lives and bring us out of balance. After Self-Realization one learns to develop respect and proper esteem for ones own chastity and of others. This sense of right conduct is essential for the development of our own gravity and power. It is the foundation stone of each of us as human beings the power of incorruptible innocence.
Causes of catch or obstruction on heel of palm
A "catch" ("Your hands will speak") is an imbalance. If we feel heat or tingling or maybe even numbness in our fingertips it means that our Kundalni is alerting us to an imbalance in a particular chakra. For example: Left side is the emotional side so it is also the side of pure desire. As seekers our pure desire is to know the absolute Truth. Of course even when we begin to seek the Truth ego and superego may tend to mislead us on our quest by enticing us with superficial desires. For example if you are still holding on to intellectual ideas or concepts of what Truth is when you are meditating you will very likely feel your left thumb. Left thumb corresponds to Swadisthan the chakra of pure knowledge. So Kundalni knows this misidentification is there and she starts working to clear it out while making us aware of it as well.
Your left palm heel will speak if you engage in sexual excessiveness tantric and occult practices.
Your right palm heel will speak if you engage in excessive puritanism (eg. focusing on the evils of sex).
Spiritual manifestation: Self-reproaching Spirit of God-Almighty within warns of sexual misuse false gurus and tantrism.
OPENING THE MOOLADHARA CHAKRA
Those who wish to open their Mooladhara Chakra are advised to follow instructions #16-18 of this Self-Realization link. The Mother Kundalini will rise from the Mooladhara Chakra and after awakening all the chakras on Her path reach the Sahasrara Chakra. There will be two self-verifiable signs of this Kundalni awakening and opening of the chakras:
i) feeling of Cool Breeze exiting from the top of the head and/or
ii) feeling of Cool Breeze exiting from the fingertips/palm of the hands.
You are assured of your own Divine Kundalini/Mother/Spirit within giving Self-Realization and opening your chakras provided you follow those instructions. That assurance in the form of Cool Breeze which is self-verifiable manifests due to a far higher spiritual evolution. Rest assured that this experience is absolutely without any side-effects whatsoever.
On the contrary your own Divine Kundalini/Mother/Spirit within will lead you to a state of mind bliss peace knowledge and spiritual journey that has no parallel:
COOL BREEZE (WIND) AND BEING BORN OF THE SPIRIT
Jesus and Nicodemus
1. Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus a ruler of the Jews;
2. this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him "Rabbi we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him."
3. Jesus answered and said to him "Truly truly I say to you unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."
4. Nicodemus said to Him "How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mothers womb and be born can he?"
5. Jesus answered "Truly truly I say to you unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7. "Do not be amazed that I said to you You must be born again.
8. "The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
"Experience of the Spirit is of great importance to believers and this is natural if the Spirit is the source of new eschatological life. However experience of the Spirit must also take its place within a larger context. For every present encounter with the Spirit is one instant in a long history of pneumatic activity. Forgetting this point results in an overblown evaluation of the significance of experiences of the Spirit. It also results in those experiences losing much of their meaning. The Spirit encountered today is the same Spirit that spoke through the prophets empowered Jesus and the apostles and will someday bring about the complete transformation of all things. It is the eschatological Spirit. To experience the Spirit is to be drawn up into this pneumatic movement. Therefore any experience of the Spirit must take its meaning from this larger historical context." (Beck 2007 237)
Cool Breeze (Wind) experiences of those born of the Spirit
"The result in all three settings [Royal Albert Hall local meeting or private house] is that many people do feel a cool breeze. The coolness which is felt is usually associated with other sensations as well. Typically the pupils of the eyes can be observed to dilate and the person will feel very relaxed and centred. However it is notable that despite the very similar ways in which individuals get their realisation—and even in the same setting—not everybody feels exactly the same thing. Sri Mataji teaches that the vibrations of kundalini can be felt as cool breeze on the palm of the hands and above the head. Sometimes breezes in line with the teachings are felt on the hands and head specifically. For others the experience is more generalized:
The experience was extremely timeless because I felt that it only lasted for about five minutes but somebody came behind me and said would you like a cup of tea and I thought this is silly whats all this about tea?; But it turned out that it was about three quarters of an hour later. And I felt a strong cool breeze. I was actually told; you will probably feel some coolness or some nice feelings inside but I felt coolness not just in my hands where I was told it would be but all over and I felt incredibly peaceful.
Generally the feeling of coolness on realisation seems to be discernible but relatively weak. As with Kakars description of his own realisation many newcomers are left with the feeling that they felt something but they are not sure what:
Mataji grandly announced He is realised ... Sit in meditation for some time she told me as I sat up. Do you feel a cool breeze on the top of your head and on your palms? Indeed I did though I could not distinguish the coolness due to kundalini from the gutsy breeze coming in from the sea. I felt well though calm and deeply relaxed. (Kakar 1984 195-6)
A few however have an extremely strong experience. One such incident was described by one of the participating Sahaja Yogis:
He felt really cool not just on his hands but all over. He said: This isnt a breeze its a wind. We all felt it really strongly too. Then we picked up Mothers photograph and held it in front of him and he felt loads of vibrations coming from that. But I think the whole thing was so strong that it frightened him. He was very high and positive for two days he brought us some flowers and then he became wary and never came to [the ashram] again.
Others still in contrast do not feel much if anything on their first session. This lack of feeling on their part however may not be shared by the Sahaja Yogis working on them who may remark enthusiastically about how cool the individual feels and may also be at odds with the view of Sri Mataji herself. Here is the description of his initial contact with Sahaja Yoga by one such follower. He first went to a meeting at which Sri Mataji gave realisation en masse but felt nothing. Nevertheless he was persuaded to go to a smaller workshop a few days later.
I really didnt feel anything there at all either but I was told by Mataji herself-she said Who hasnt felt it yet? and I put my hand up with a few others. Mataji said Come forward and then she said to me Youve got it you know. And I said Have I? and she said Yes go through to that room and ask some Sahaja Yogis to work on you. So that was my introduction to Sahaja Yoga.
It was only with repeated sessions that he developed the ability to feel a cool breeze. There are also those a few who may feel more calm possibly as a result of sitting quietly for some time but otherwise feel no different and never feel any sort of breeze. This is often explained by Sahaja Yogis as being because the chakras have been too badly damaged by negativity in the past (Rajasekharan and Venkatesan 1992 98).
Kakar (1984 208) a trained Freudian psychologist having witnessed Sri Matajis delivery of realisation both en masse and on a one-to-one basis concluded that much of this experience is built on suggestion and hypnotic induction:
Needless to add because of the emotional pressures created in a group setting the tendency to identify with the experience of other group members and the intense desire to please the leader only a handful of people hold out against this mass suggestion. (ibid. 209)
Such a conclusion would undoubtedly be rejected by a Sahaja Yogi convinced that they have experienced their Spirit through the grace of Sri Mataji. It is not within the remit of my present enquiry however to seek to establish the real cause of a cool breeze felt by an individual but to try chart the social dynamics involved. Just as Goodman commented in relation to religious experience:
The religious practitioners argue for it either because it is part of their dogma or because as they affirm they have been there they have experienced it. The hard scientists take the opposite position again as a matter of conviction... As social scientists our situation is a happier one: at least we can state that without any doubt the alternate reality is a social one. (Goodman 1988 43)."
Judith Coney, Sahaja Yoga
RoutledgeCurzon (1999) pp. 55-58
Since the 1970's tens of thousands of Sahaja Yogis "have [daily] experienced their Spirit through the grace of Sri Mataji... they affirm, they have 'been there', they have experienced it."
"Only against this background of the activity of the Spirit as the creator of all life can we rightly understand on the one hand its work in the ecstatics of human conscious life, and on the other hand its role in the bringing forth of the new life of resurrection of the dead. Conversely, the same Spirit of God who is given to believers in a wholly specific way, namely, so as to dwell in them (Rom 5:9; 1 Cor 3:16), is none other than the creator of all life in the whole range of natural occurrence and also in the new creation of the resurrection of the dead. Only when we see its imparting to believers in this comprehensive context can we judge what the event of the outpouring of the Spirit means in truth." (Varkey 2011 K. 5785)
JUDAISM: "In the scripture of the Old Testament, a ruach or spirit of God was personified in prophetic tradition as the Spirit of God or the Spirit of Prophecy... She is the immanent aspect of Godhead that interacts with those who seek her." (Keizer 2010, 42)
CHRISTIANITY: "Even this brief survey of usage makes it clear that the concept ruach was from the beginning an existential term. At its heart was the experience of a mysterious, awesome power-the mighty invisible force of the wind, the power of vitality, the otherly power that transforms-all ruach, all manifestations of divine energy. The same association of the divine ruach with numinous experience is implicit in the fact that ruach denotes the cosmic and inescapable presence of God in Psalm 139:7. It was hope for a far richer experience of God's vitalizing presence and activity within Israel that lay at the heart of the prophets' expectation for the age to come (Ezek. 36:26-27;37)." (Welker 2006, 7)
ISLAM: "The spiritual baptism is the direct work of God Himself. As a fuller or a laundress washes the linen or any object with water; as a dyer tints the wool or cotton with a tincture to give it a new hue, so does God Almighty baptize, not the body but the spirit and the soul of him whom He mercifully directs and guides unto the Holy Religion of Islam. This is the 'Sibghatu Allah,' the Baptism of Allah, which makes a person fit and dignified to become a citizen of the Kingdom of Allah and a member of His religion." (Dawud 2006, 190)
Cool Breeze (Ruach): Feeling the Cool Breeze initially, and from then onward daily during meditation, is fundamental to Sahaja Yoga. This Cool Breeze is a numinous experience i.e., "having a strong religious or spiritual quality; indicating or suggesting the presence of a divinity." Hundreds of thousands since the 1970s had this numinous experience at Shri Mataji's public programs. However very few, if any, returned as they could not relate their experiencing the Cool Breeze (Ruach) to the teachings of their priests, pastors, reverends, bishops, popes, rabbis, clerics, imams, mullahs, shaiks, swamis, pandits, brahmins, granthis, gianis, and monks. I quote Judith Coney (London U.) who researched Sahaja Yoga:
"Considerable time has been spent so far on exploring the experience of cool breezes in Sahaja Yoga. However, this is not necessarily because it is assumed that feeling a cool breeze is crucial to the decision to join Sahaja Yoga. In fact, as we have seen, comparatively few people who feel something actually do join, apparently unconvinced by the assurance of devotees that 'if you can feel it, it must be true'. Given the small number of people in 1994 who went to follow-up meetings after the Royal Albert Hall, it seems that even those who have fairly standard experiences of cool breeze are far more likely not to want to take the experience further than join.... Cool breezes, then, are a central and prominent feature of most members' first encounter with Sahaja Yoga but do not, by themselves, usually precipitate the decision to join." (Judith 1999, 60)
Judith Coney is a lecturer in the Department of Study of Religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She published her book in 1999 prior to this website and refrained from mentioning the eschatological significance of the "Cool Breeze"—the summum bonum of the Paraclete's mission and sure sign of "being born of the Spirit" (John 3:1-8)—that has been experienced by hundreds of thousands attending Shri Mataji's or Sahaja Yoga public programs since the 1970's and still continues to be poured onto all participating in the Resurrection.
"The Cool Breeze (Pneuma) is all around us and we can start feeling in our hands when the Kundalini emerges from the top of the head if our Vishuddhi is alright. This is what Christ meant by 'to be born again' and not just to call some people and say, 'Alright, now we have some baptism.'"
THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
We don't have to suffer, Bedford, U.K.—8 October 1982
"What is Pneumatology?
For almost two thousand years, Christendom has been engaged in the endeavor to unfold the meaning of the church"s ancient confession, "We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life." Consequently, there were many teachings developed in the past in relation to the third person in the Trinity, and still the mystical entity of the Spirit is an enigma, inviting attention continually to reflect upon its personality and role. Hence, throughout the history of Christian thought we find a swarm of conceptions regarding the Spirit. For example, in historical theology, the Spirit is conceived of as being an emotional and gift-giving force, as in Pentecostalism. In various forms of Catholicism, the Spirit is conceived to be the unseen authentication of the instruments of water, bread, and wine in the two sacraments. Or the Spirit is conceived to be the inspirer of the Word to the hearers, as in Reformation Protestantism. In Orthodoxy, the Spirit is conceived to be the mediator of Christ"s earthly presence through the icon. Thus, in spite of such developed teachings elucidating the work of the Spirit in creation, in the restoration of the human person, and as an inspiring reality, the person of the Spirit still remains a baffling reality with which theologians around the world struggle.
The starting point of the Christian experience and teaching about the Spirit is the New Testament account of Pentecost. Luke writes: This is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
"And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy", your young men", and your old men; " yea " my menservants and my maidservants " shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth beneath ", before the day of the Lord comes". And it shall be that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs", you crucified and killed". This Jesus God raised up". Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which you see and hear. (Acts 2:16-33)
This account that Luke gives regarding the Spirit has raised a series of questions and various answers. Therefore, roughly speaking, the endeavor to give an explanation of the Spirit is the starting point of pneumatology. In other words, pneumatology is the study of the entity of the Spirit in response to its being, its position in the Trinity, and the role it plays in the divine blueprint in relation to the human beings and the rest of the world. As a result, pneumatology is nothing other than the confession of the Christian faith and an elucidation of the experience of our encounter with the person and work of the Holy Spirit. (Varkay 2011, Kindle 204)
"As prophesied in the scriptures, the phase of Last Judgment has started. The testing ground is of great illusion (Mahamaya). Kundalini is the indicator of our balance and wisdom. She will evaluate, correct and evolve us. Sahaja Yoga gives you a chance to be fully your meaning. Take full advantage of it. Establish your attention in the Absolute (Atman) and achieve the life eternal in the Kingdom of God."
THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
London, U.K.—June, 1980
"What is Pneumatology? (continued ...) NOTES
. The Hebrew term that denotes Holy Spirit is ruah. The Greek is pneuma. Both these terms are like the Latin spiritus, derived from roots which means "to breath" (Gen 1:7; 6:17; Ezek 37:5-6; or "wind" Gen 8:1; I Kgs 19:11; Jn 3:8). The Old Testament generally uses the term "Spirit" without any qualification, or speaks of "the Spirit of God" or "the Spirit of the Lord", and employs the term "Holy Spirit" only in Ps 51:11 and Isa 63:10-11. However, in the New Testament this has become a common designation of the third person in the Trinity. While the Old Testament repeatedly calls God "the Holy one of Israel" (Ps 71:22; 89:18; Isa 10:20; 41:14; 43:3; 48:17), the New Testament seldom applies the adjective "holy" to God in general, but uses it frequently to characterize the Spirit. This is probably due to the fact that it was especially in the Spirit and his sanctifying work that God revealed himself as the Holy one. See Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology (London: Banner of Truth, 1971), 95.
. Paul F. M. Zahl, "The Spirit in the Blood," Anglican Theological Review vol. 83, no. 3 (Summer 2001), 496; Colin E. Gunton explains that there are at least three places where we find highly varying accounts of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. One is the mainstream dogmatic tradition, which tends to concentrate on the work of the Spirit as applying the benefits of Christ to the believer and the church. The second source for the modern identification of the Spirit is the charismatic movement. They tend to separate the Son and the Spirit from one another and identify the Spirit as the cause of particular religious phenomena. The third place is the modern identification of the Spirit, which is more broadly cultural than the other influences. They identify the Spirit with or in particular cultural and historical developments. See Colin E. Gunton, Theology Through the Theologians: Selected Essays 1972-1995 (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1996), 105-108.
. Origen is noted as the first Greek Father to have contributed to a systematic treatment of the Holy Spirit. Although Origen remains vague on nature and status, he describes the Holy Spirit in terms of a single reality. See Clint Tibbs, Religious Experience of the Pneuma: Communication with the Spirit World in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14 (T"bingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007), 63; for an excellent Origen: Cosmology and Ontology of Time (Boston: Brill, 2006).
. The doctrine of the Holy Spirit intersects with at least three established sectors of Christian Theology. They are in relation to grace and sacramental life, church and ministry, and the distinctive Christian treatment of God as Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. See David B. Burrell, "The Spirit and the Christian Life," in Christian Theology: An Introduction to Its Traditions and Tasks, eds., Peter C. Hodgson and Robert H. King (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1988), 304.
(Varkay 2011, Kindle 204)
"Spirit around the Globe
In a world that is becoming increasingly multireligious , multilingual, and multicultural, recognizing both the differences and the similarities among people, cultures, and religions is essential. This world is filled by the Spirit and the Spirit needs to be recognized by people of various cultures. Besides ruach, pneuma, and Chi, we will examine terminologies in other cultures that also capture this idea of Spirit/ Breath and God. As we look at the religions found in different parts of the world, we do not find many spirits; we find various names for the Spirit.
Associating Spirit with breath and the related notion of the Spirit giving life to creatures is not exclusively a Christian understanding, but is common in many other cultures around the globe. The breath of life was interpreted by the ancients as the act of breathing, which indicates life. Genesis 2: 7 gives the following account of God creating man: "Then the Lord God formed man of the dust of the earth, and blew into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." This biblical connection between human life and the breath of God has roots that can be traced back to the cradles of civilization in Egypt and Mesopotamia, where the Spirit of life was exhaled from the deity's mouth into other creatures in order to give them life. An ancient Sumerian-Akkadian hymn addresses the god Marduk with the words: "Your speech is a sweet breath, the life of the lands." Thus perhaps the Christian tradition finds it roots in Egypt and Mesopotamia, which makes us question the purity of the Christian tradition and whether there was borrowing of religious and divine terms from surrounding religious traditions and cultures.
Exploring the Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other
This book is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the concept of Chi. Chi is the Eastern term for life force energy, which manifests the idea of wind and Spirit. Chi is commonly discussed in Asian cultures, but is also found in all parts of the world as most, if not all, ethnic groups have this concept of Chi. In the Chinese worldview, Chi is understood as air, breath of life, and vitality. The Chinese character Chi originated from the concept of cloud or vapor that was regarded as the primordial vitality for prosperity and productivity. The meaning of Chi gradually expanded to the areas of heaven, earth, humanity, and all living things. Western language translations of Chi include air, wind, vapor , breath, gas, vital spirit, anger, appearance, intelligence, vital fluid, energy, material force, vital force , and subtle spirits. Chi is essential, as it is what makes one alive and is the life force that makes one a living being. Every living thing has Chi; it is the central, animating element of our overall energy system, giving power and strength. During the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE), Tung Chung-shu defined Chi as being similar to the air or ether , which is essential for life. The entire universe becomes a living organism because of Chi. Even though Chi has been understood as elusive, ambiguous, and without "unequivocal definition," it brings cohesiveness and order as it holds the universe together...
Since Spirit-Chi is within and around us, we need to be in tune with Spirit-Chi to help us live faithfully, peacefully, and justly within our world. The church has failed to be in touch with the Spirit within, and thus it is ever crucial for our time to be able to retrieve it and live by it. The Spirit-Chi is understood as the life giver, sustainer, healer, creator, and renewer. We have unjust suffering and wounds in our lives. Spirit-Chi that heals us will also heal the wounds of han. It is the Spirit as Chi that created the world and will also heal those suffering within the postcolonial world. This book will work toward a global and intercultural pneumatology that will encourage people to live harmoniously and peacefully with one another in a postcolonial world."
Kim, Grace Ji-Sun The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other
Palgrave Macmillan Monographs. Kindle Edition. (2011-09-20) p. 1-8
"Thus, in spite of such developed teachings elucidating the work of the Spirit in creation, in the restoration of the human person, and as an inspiring reality, the person of the Spirit still remains a baffling reality with which theologians around the world struggle." (Varkay 2011 Kindle 194
"If you are getting any cool breeze in your hand. All those who have come for the first time should see if there is any cool breeze coming in your hand, through your fingers, fingertips.
You are [UNCLEAR] to the experience. Very good.
Now, those who are getting cool breeze, please, raise your hands, all of you.
Mother addressing somebody in Hindi. Tumhe nahi aa rahe? (Means 'You are not getting?')
Those who have come today for the first time, please, raise your hands who are getting cool breeze. For the first time.
Mother asking a Sahaja yogi: "Aa raha hai unke cool breeze? Nahi aa raha? Unko bandhan do tou tumhara aa jayega." [Meaning: "Is he getting cool breeze? Not getting? If you give bandhan to him then you will get it."]
Now, those who have come for the first time and are not getting cool breeze, please, raise your hands. First time and are not getting cool breeze, please, raise your hands.
Have you come for the first time? Have you? This lady, ask her. Have you? Come. Yes. Are you getting cool breeze in the hand? Then raise your hands.
Did you follow My point? Those who have come for the first time and are not getting cool breeze, please, raise your hands.
Hanna, is he getting cool breeze? Haan? [Meaning: 'Yes?']
What's the matter? Doubting? You are going to waste all your time, like this, My child [Unclear] How are you going to listen?
Please, raise. Are you getting cool breeze? No. Then again, raise again. All of you who have come for the first time and are not getting cool breeze, please, raise your hands. Are you getting cool breeze? Good. [Unclear] I'm so happy! Very happy! You all have got. Are you feeling better now?
One, two, three, four, and four. What about that lady there? Are you getting cool breeze, no? Getting it? Very good! All right, let it work out. Close your eyes, it will work out, all right? Only four people are not getting vibrations. Have you been to any gurus? Have you been to any gurus?"
THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Caxton Hall, London, U.K.—16 July 1979
"Pneumatology—in this case the Christian theological sub-discipline devoted to the person and work of the Holy Spirit—is a deeply challenging field. Given the winds of Christian renewal sweeping across the globe today, perhaps no topic merits closer scrutiny and in turn has potential for wider application than this one within the field of Christian dogmatics. Despite this need, however, theologians, pastors, students, and laypeople continue to find themselves confused and frustrated with the topic. Easy, formulaic answers in pneumatology are simply unhelpful as circumstances and challenges unfold. Thoughtful, critical, and deeply earnest Christians continue to find the field puzzling, controversial, and maybe even unsettling. For these and other reasons, this book is needed, and if it can ameliorate this situation to some degree for some of its readers, it would have served its purpose.
This text takes seriously as an orienting concern the words associated with the series of which it is a part. This books aims to be a "guide" for readers who are genuinely "perplexed" by the topic of God's Spirit in the field of Christian theology. It is a collection of "working papers" (especially in its latter chapters) that offers a glimpse into the field with the aim of clarifying some of the most pressing concerns associated with it. Naturally, not all perplexities can be addressed here. Repeatedly, I have found the task of writing on this topic daunting simply because there is so much to clarify and pursue. Quite simply, pneumatology needs much more development than it has traditionally received. As I contemplated what themes to pursue and how to approach them, I found myself gravitating to certain concerns more so than others, and because of this tendency, readers no doubt will find fault with some oversights that would feature in more exhaustive studies. I can only say that among my aims for the work comprehensiveness was not one of them."
Daniel Castelo, Pneumatology: A Guide for the Perplexed, T&T Clark (July 16, 2015)
The Divine Mother in this Age has
come in the form of Shri Mataji
(1923-2011) who, as the promised
Paraclete, brought closure to Jesus'
message of the Kingdom of God
and commenced the Resurrection.
For Hindus, Sikhs and others that
should be understood as Kundalini
awakening and Atma jnana that is
absolutely essential for moksa. My essence is complete innocence in thought word and action. I came many times in the form of prophets saints and gurus of each and every religion giving you laws and principles whose observance gave inner balance and harmony.
Today when Kundalini awakens My presence in you (second spiritual birth/being born again of Spirit) religion is no more a beliefit becomes a living state within. As you become the childlike disciple of your Mother I make you your own master and in this lifetime strive to liberate you from ceaseless rebirths on this Earth (moksa) and lead you to residence and life eternal in My heavenly Paradise. These few names of mine confirm that I reside within you and so will be able to fulfill that promise:
Kundalini [110th] She is coiled like a serpent. She is stated to assume 31/2 coils - the form in which Sri Lalita resides in sacrum bone of every human as potential state.
Shri Muladharambujarudha Devi
(Muladharambujarudha [514th]: She is mounted on the four-petalled Muladhara-Padma at the level of the anus.)
(Svadhisthananambuja-gata: [504th]: Resides in the six-petalled Svadhisthana-Chakra at the level of the sex organ. This name means Herself resides as Fire in that Chakra.)
Shri Manipurabja-nilaya Devi
(Manipurabja-nilaya [495th]: She has Manipurna-Padma as Her abode near the navel. This Padma has ten petals.)
Shri Anahatabja-nilaya Devi
(Anahatabja-nilaya [485th]: She dwells in the Anahata-Chakra near the heart as Rakini.)
(Visuddhi-chakra-nilaya [475th]: Dwelling in the Visuddha Padma of 16 petals.)
Shri Agnya-Chakrabja-nilaya Devi
(Agnya-chakrabja-nilaya (521st): Resides in the two-petalled Agnya-chakra. Residing in this Chakra She controls various organs (Indriyas). Hence it is known as Agnya-Chakra situated between the eyebrows.)
Shri Sahasra-dala-padmastha Devi
(Sahasra-dala-padmastha [528th]: Residing in the Thousand-Petalled Lotus.)
GENERAL ADVICE FROM SHRI MATAJI
The most effective way to clear or heal chakra problems ("catch" or obstruction) is to put attention on the affected chakra during meditation and allow the Mother Kundalini to heal. Remain in the thoughtless state while you work on the affected chakra. Always remember this quote of Shri Mataji:"Kundalini will rise and She will cleanse you completely. Kundalini will rise and always cleanse the chakras."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Sydney Australia March 31 1991
Once this is power is established no external rituals are required as catches will be healed instantly and constantly by the Mother Kundalini within. Until and unless external cleansing rituals are discarded this power will never be established. On the contrary all these rituals only make matters worse according to Shri Mataji:
"The people who think that they can control their ego will eat less or use all types of methods to control ego. For example someone is standing on one leg or other one on his head all types of efforts they are doing to reduce their ego.
But with all these techniques ego doesnt vanish. On the contrary ego increases. Fasting reciting the names increases your ego. With Havans also ego increases because Agni fire is the right side element. Anything which is rituals increases your ego.
Human being thinks that they are alright since they are doing these rituals since thousand years. All the wrong teachings they are still following. For this reason Sahaja Yoga is against Karma Kanda: that is rituals. No need to do any kind of Karma Kanda.
And to go to the extreme point is also dangerous. I had asked them to shoe-beat to destroy their ego and what I see that every morning all the Sahaja Yogis go in the line with their shoes for shoe-beatings. But I had asked to do this if you have ego in you.
All these rituals have entered into Sahaja Yoga. I got somebody in France with the list of the treatments of Vashi hospital. But that was for sick people. This is the nature of human being to follow the rituals because he thinks that he can do it."
THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule, Maharashtra, India—25 December 1979
Christian by birth, Hindu by marriage,
and Paraclete by duty.
"As Stanley and John argue, "... it is the Holy
Spirit announcing the good news about Jesus
Christ, which Word the church speaks in
the Spirits power and by the Spirits authority,
and which is thereby connected to Christ
himself." (Varkay 2011 Kindle 255)
The Ganesha Shakti is given to you by Shri Ganesha Himself within you to give you the confidence. To give you the confidence that you can raise the Kundalini but not the feeling that you are raising the Kundalini. If you go on without surrendering yourself to Sahaja Yoga after some time you will lose this power very fast.
At the time when you are moving your hand on Kundalini it is the greatest power you are using. I dont know how much shraddha (faith) you have for yourself and about the power you have got. At that time there will be no obstruction on your hand by anyone whatsoever.
When you are raising the Kundalini attention of the person who is taking the Realization from you will not be attracted by outside things. That means you can raise the Kundalini at any time because at that time you reside in the lotus which is closed.
At the time of Kundalini awakening you will not have baser or impure feelings about the person to whom you are giving the Realization. Maybe before and after but not when you are giving the Realization. These dirty feelings will not come to you automatically. You do not have to stop your mind automatically it will work.
You will be absolutely satisfied. Even if you are hungry you will not feel the hunger or any physical need at the time you are giving the Realization.
There will be no distraction of any kind. You wont do anything that is undignified. At that time you are being blessed with dignity. At that time you will never joke nor will you make fun nor will you be frivolous. You talk to the person in such a manner that the person becomes wise and you also talk only that which is wisdom.
These powers can be maintained if you try to follow Shri Ganesha. These are His powers."
THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Christian by birth, Hindu by marriage,
and Paraclete by duty.
"The Catholic theologian Elizabeth Dreyer
vividly describes this renewed enthusiasm over
pneumatology: Renewed interest in the Holy
Spirit is visible in at least three contexts:
individual Christians who hunger for a deeper
connection with God that is inclusive of all of
life as well as the needs of the world; the church
that seeks to renew itself through life-giving
disciplines and a return to sources; and the
formal inquiry of academic philosophy and
theology. In effect, one can hear the petition,
?Come Creator Spirit? on many lips these days."
(Karkkainen 2002, 11)
"That is an eternal quality you have got. You never lose your innocence. Maybe as clouds can cover the whole sky maybe your ego and conditionings and your mistakes might have covered it but it is always there always there! Only thing it is for you to respect it to behave in a manner that you respect your innocence. Not to feel shy about your innocence. Never. Your innocence itself is a Power and your innocence will definitely give you that wisdom by which you can solve all the problems without any difficulties."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
The first chakra is situated below the sacrum bone in Mooladhara Chakra which resides the Kundalini and its main aspect is the innocence. Innocence is the quality by which we experience pure childlike joy without the limitations of prejudice or conditionings. Innocence gives us dignity balance and a tremendous sense of direction and purpose in life. It is nothing but simplicity purity and joy. It is the inner wisdom that is ever present in the little children and gets sometimes clouded by our modern lifestyles. But it is a quality which exists eternally within us and cannot be destroyed waiting to be manifest as pure joy when the Kundalini rises.
In most forms of Tantric worship the awakening of the Kundalini Sakti in the body plays a great role: Sakti lies dormant coiled up at the base of the human body. Through Tantric practices especially the employment of mantras she is awakened and sent through the main nerves of the body through the other cakras absorbing the mantras and elements in them thereby identifying the sadhaka with Kundalini Sakti until Kundalini and Siva unite blissfully in the highest of the cakras. The aim of the Tantrika is always the union of Sakti and Siva the merging into Sakti. The details of Tantrasastra are very complex and obscure. It does not have any specific mythology of its own and only develops the idea of the Goddess as the ground of everything.
The Goddess is the great Sakti. She is Maya for of her the maya which produces the samsara is. As Lord of Maya she is Mahamaya. Devi is avidya because she binds and vidya because she liberates and destroys the samsara. She is praktri and as existing before creation is the Adya Sakti. Devi is the Vacaka Sakti the manifestation of Cit in Praktri and the Vicya Sakti or Cit itself. The Atma should be contemplated as Devi. Sakti or Devi is thus the Brahman revealed in the mother aspect (Srimata) as creatrix and nourisher of the worlds. Kali say of herself in Yogini Tantra: "I am the bodily form of Saccidananda and I am the brahman that has emanated from brahman. . . .
Since it is the aim of the Tantrika to become one with the Goddess conceived as present in flesh and blood it becomes understandable that bodily worship and physical acts of devotion play a central role in Tantricism."
K. K. Klostermaier Hinduism: A Short History
Oneworld Pub. 2000 p. 211.
Malamatiyah a Sufi (Muslim mystic) group that flourished in Samanid Iran during the 8th century... often referred to the Quranic verse "I [God] swear by the reproachful soul" as the basis for their philosophy. This verse they said clearly praised a self that constantly reproached and blamed its owner for the slightest deviation from the world of God. The reproachful self in Malamati terminology was the perfect self.
(1994-1998 Encyclopdia Britannica Inc.)
Kundalini Evolution and Scientific Proof
While science has argued that human evolution has been driven by competition selection and the need to propagate ones genes the Kundalni experience suggests there is a hidden psychospiritual mechanism within each individual which transforms the evolutionary experience from one rooted solely in the physical body and the ego to one in which the integration and purification of the psyche becomes the central goal.
This transcendental view of psychospiritual evolution points to the function of the subtle body comprising the chakras and nadis of yoga as the key to understanding this process.
The individual consciousness is transformed through the action of Kundalni on the chakras and subtle energy. Traditionally this is symbolised by the spiral path of the mystics or individual odyssey of mythology or spiritual pilgrimage of religion.
This process also brings a transformation in the central nervous system and brain as the endocrine system is activated at a subtle level the sexual fluids can become sublimated and the whole psychophysical organism purified and refined. . . .
While the West has no explicit cultural or scientific map for the Kundalni process the yogic traditions of the East particularly Hindu Tantric Yoga and some aspects of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism and Taoism offer a profound framework of understanding within which the unfolding of the Kundalni experience can be viewed.
As Kundalni works on the mind body and spirit the individual consciousness is gradually immersed in a greater reality than that of the conditioned consciousness be it termed the primordial state of emptiness of Buddhism the Atman of Hinduism or the Tao of Taoism.
In the Western psychological tradition Jung acknowledged the validity of this process in human development and growth of the psyche. He pointed to the role of symbolic forms such as mandalas as expressions of the need for the emerging Kundalni to find harmony and balance to realise her purpose within the individual. . . .
While Kundalni can be compared to the Holy Spirit within Christian mysticism the New Testament offers no explicit model of psychophysical transformation in the manner of the yogic traditions. Thus while for someone actually experiencing the Holy Spirit the correlation with Kundalni may make perfect sense and be extremely useful to someone without a Christian outlook there are few conceptual reference points to understand their experiences and the process of transformation it brings.
Thus particularly in the climate of secular and scientific Western culture it may help to distinguish between public and personal models of Kundalni awakening.
This is not to say there is anything wrong with theistic belief systems nor that they fail to explain the Kundalni experience but rather that for a wider public living outside that particular world view or belief system it may not provide a language or conceptual framework with which they can easily sympathise either emotionally or intellectually.
Personal models of Kundalni awakening often centre on theistic belief systems and as said above there is clearly nothing wrong with this for Christianity Sufism and Kabbala for instance all offer profound frameworks within which to view Kundalni.
Question: What is Gurus grace? How does it lead to Self-realisation?
Sri Ramana Maharshi: Guru is the Self. Sometimes in his life a man becomes dissatisfied and not content with what he has he seeks the satisfaction of his desires through prayer to God. His mind is gradually purified until he longs to know God more to obtain his grace than to satisfy his worldly desires. Then Gods grace begins to manifest. God takes the form of a Guru and appears to the devotee teaches him the Truth and moreover purifies his mind by association. The devotees mind gains strength and is then able to turn inward. By meditation it is further purified and it remains still without the least ripple. That calm expanse is the Self.
The Guru is both external and internal. From the exterior he gives a push to the mind to turn it inwards. From the interior he pulls the mind towards the Self and helps in the quietening of the mind. That is Gurus grace. There is no difference between God Guru and the Self.
"Sitting quietly; doing nothing stilling the mind and calming the body has never been the western way. For centuries meditation and Yoga (Union) have been regarded by Europeans as an esoteric Oriental practice of little practical benefit.
But over the last two decades the increasing speed and pressures of modern living have been matched by an increasing need for ways to cope with them. Medical science is now proving what a growing number of people in the West have discovered for themselves: That the relaxation of true meditation has measurable beneficial effects on all levels of our being with no damaging side effects.
In the Yoga of true meditation there develops a conscious awareness of the subtle energy that exists within us all and a spontaneous connection with the inner mechanism by which it is governed. This integration cannot be forced through exercises chanting or mantras. It happens as a natural awakening in just the same way that our body grows and maintains itself without any conscious effort on our part.
The last few years have seen the evolution of a process whereby this inner integration can take place in ordinary people everywhere irrespective of age occupation race colour and creed. It is not a theory or a concept that has to be worked at. Sahaja Yoga is a solid experience an actual physical relative verifiable in ones own nervous system that leads on to spontaneous improvements in ones well-being and relationship with the world. These include numerous incidents in overcoming alcohol and drug addiction diseases (such as cancer) heart problems and other physical and mental disorders such as stress depression and tension.
The word Sahaja means in-born because the purifying and healing energy that is gently awakened lies waiting within every Human Being from birth.
From that moment one is able to start bringing balance into ones life. As well as the benefits mentioned above the simple meditation and techniques of Sahaja Yoga bring one onto the central path between such damaging opposites as: Too much lethargy or too much frantic activity --too much emotion or lack of emotion--of living too much in the past or thinking too much of the future. So one becomes a calm joyful personality confident and able to enjoy living in the now of the present."
"I have been practising the Universal Energy since 1996 up to level 4 with many well known teachers with the intention of curing people and myself for which I never charge any money. I did a few experiments against my teachers advise but worked which made me more advance than other people who were in the same level as me. I have also studied fortune telling and facial fortune telling which helped in combining the curing.
Throughout my years of practising the Universal Energy I have cured many patients who got better but I felt the excessive heat pain and discomfort inside. Sometimes when curing I also got the patients illness too. I felt weak every time after curing people therefore I only treated myself and a few closed friends. Being a forever learner of new techniques I went to two more teachers who taught about the Kundalini.
Not until after I read a newspaper article on Sahaja Yoga I felt challenged to prove their method. To begin with I didnt gain much until after a month when I learned more and have tried a few techniques like shoe beating soak my feet into salted water the Havan fire etc. although sounded and appeared strange at first but after the experience they all worked in clearing my negativities and troubles inside me. Everything became better and cleared. I now understand 100% about the Chakras system. Sahaja Yoga taught me how to transfer the adverse energies from my left and right sides to the central channel which keeps me in balance I can feel the coolness and not the heat and pain inside any more. Also taught me how to raise the Kundalini energy by myself which helps me clear all the negativities inside me and also protects me. So far whenever I asked Shri Mataji our founder to help my prayers have always been answered.
My well known teacher who taught me the Universal Energy Luong Minh Dang Dasira Narada a Vietnamese told me once that the next era will be a very powerful women whom many people respect now I understand why and feel that I am most lucky and privileged to have found Sahaja Yoga by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. I have now been in Sahaja Yoga for just over a year and stopped completely this forever searching for new techniques because Sahaja Yoga provides me all the answers to my search. It gives me the intuition that do not concentrate on the curing but teach other people about Sahaja Yoga which will help them automatically to cure themselves health wise as well as spiritually will be the best solutions to help them. Now I would not recommend the Universal Energy to anyone because of the ultimate health adverse effect after understanding more from Sahaja Yoga."
Amanda Currie www.thai.net/
"For sometime I had been trying to find the path to God and I just knew innately there was something out in this world that would be the link to my spirit. I knew I had a spirit but that was all and felt a yearning to fulfil an empty hole. Each day I would ask in my prayers please God show me the path to God. I watched other people travelling the world and searching for answers. Others I watched throwing all caution to the wind and going with the good and fast life and damn the consequences. Then came all the books on New Age and the writers travelling the world in convoys in commanding huge amounts of money for their seminars. . .interesting I felt but so what...
I too tried some of these ways and it was difficult as I had been bought up a Catholic and had all the hand-ups and conditionings that went with it. I guess just like all the other religions and felt guilty if I looked for my life meaning elsewhere. My conditionings were trapping me. I experimented with TM for a very short time and looking back all I can say it made me open my eyes and question further why are these people doing this form of meditation not only do they want large sums of money to start and continue all the people seemed to be continually battling their hot tempers dropping out of the mainstream and running away from the responsibilities they had with their partners and children. Thank goodness in the very early days I had the sense not to continue before I too became damaged. years later but only six months or so after my earnest prayers seeking my path to God I had my realization with Sahaja Yoga. The last two years it was right under my nose and I never realized. I was working with a colleague who was a Sahaja yogi. How blessed I was and my prayers were answered. Through Sahaja Yogas techniques this colleague awakened a sacred energy in me called the Kundalini and instantly I knew I had found the Truth. I felt so calm so much joy inside it was a feeling of all the sun rays melting down upon you and inside I just felt calm. I started meditating each day and clearing myself of my problems with all the Sahaja techniques. The idea of Sahaja Yoga is that the Kundalini this sacred energy I mentioned above once awakened will clear all our physical and emotional imbalances. At the same time it gives us a higher spiritual insight and enlightened all our 7 chakras. Through meditation we start being able to perceive our chakras and the flow of Kundalini energy that passes through them.
I have had many blessings and had to face many moments of Truth but if I look back I know that I have grown physically mentally and spiritually power the last two years. Physically I have now nearly cured my self of asthma which I have suffered since childhood and it is now just so wonderful to be able to breath and partake in a normal life something I could never do. Mentally I am learning daily not to be attached to what goes on around me and to live in the day which is difficult given my professional life as a Marketing and Business Development Manager which involves so much planning action and outcomes...All that is now a thing of the past....well nearly I still fall into the traps occasionally but at least I know when I am and can get myself out of there. Spiritually I know my knowledge and understanding of myself has grown and the vibrations that are awakened on our fingertips I use in my everyday life to make my decisions. One example was whilst I was wait listed at Singapore airport to return to my home city I had sometime to kill and browsed through the airport magazine and bookshop which I love doing as Singapore airport always has the latest publications of everything. I picked up two so called best sellers "spiritual books". I tried to browse through them but felt so overcome with heat and giddiness just like a real panic attack and I just could not concentrate or continue. I put the books down wondering what was happening to me and left the shop to sit down and recover. The instant I put the books down the symptoms disappeared and I realized my own vibrations and vibratory awareness told me these books were not the pure knowledge. They are indeed written by people more interested by the commercial aspect of spirituality than by real inner evolution and this is how our own Kundalini energy guides us in daily life helping us to discriminate the Truth . I continue to enjoy Sahaja Yoga meditation and my love and recognition for Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi the founder of Sahaja Yoga is my total joy each and every day.
I hope this letter will give some of you the desire to experience Sahaja Yoga by yourself and to find out the Truth about it."
"Meditation encompasses many levels of depths from meditative wakefulness during the performance of ones day-to-day work (i.e. remembrance of the Divine) to most profound experiences of meditative absorption in which the yogin is unaware of external reality unless a strong stimulus (such as a loud sound or physical touch) registers in his highly internalized consciousness and draws him back into experiencing the outer world.
Medical studies have shown what yogins have known for thousands of years: Meditation is beneficial to the body and mind. As it is accompanied by deep relaxation it unstresses the body causing a feeling of physiological and psychological ease rejuvenation and heightened vitality. At more advanced levels the practitioner experiences deep peace and tranquility which carry over into everyday life. There is also a sense of getting in touch with ones innermost Truth which aids the integration of the personality. Finally at the highest level of meditation the boundaries of the subject become blurred and the doorway opens to the experience of transempirical realms of existence (the lokas of higher nonhuman entities such as deities).
But the spiritual purpose of meditation is neither physical or mental well-being nor higher forms of cognition but ecstatic merging with the object of meditationsamadhi. And the ultimate purpose of samadhi is Self-Realization (atma-jnana purusha-khyati) or liberation. Thus meditation is never an end in itself. It is simply intended to prepare the ground for the recovery of ones true identity which is the everlasting Self."
"Within each of us exists the potential to become the spirit and feel the peace and joy we felt in our hearts as children. Outside us is a world in spiritual moral and economic turmoil. It is essential to go beyond all the confusion into the meditative state to reach the peace within. In Sahaja Yoga Meditation our dormant spirituality is awakened. The result is the ability to achieve true meditation. We are completely alert yet our thoughts are slowed down and the mind is silent. Our hearts are full of joy and love but we are emotionally detached from what is going on around us. We experience a state of deep and profound peace yet this is just the beginning of a transformation that takes us to a higher level of awareness.
Every human being contains a system of nerves and sensory organs that interprets the outside physical world. within us there also exists a subtle system of channels and centers of knowledge. When the dormant "Mothering" energy within us called Kundalini is awakened we become connected to our spirit and our energy centers become enlightened. This awakening is known as Self-Realization. It happens instantly without effort or thought. We can verify the reality of this awakening because it is an actual experience. When our subtle system is enlightened we have the ability to interpret the real state of our being.
As we meditate many universal qualities are awakened within us. Innocence allows us to experience joy and to go beyond the limits of our own prejudices and conditionings. Creativity flows naturally from the source of our being not from our brains. Satisfaction is nurtured from our inner being regardless of the dramas in our personal lives. We feel compassion for all humanity and are able to let go of the anger hatred fear and resentment which hinders our growth. Relationships attain harmony and our interactions are at a deeper level. As one meditates ones health improves and there is a sense of being fully functioning fully alive. When true meditation is achieved the connection of the individual spirit with God is established. Then we can begin to know the truth: about ourselves our world and in time about the Divine. For thousands of years great seekers have tried to achieve this knowledge. Few have succeeded. Now is the blossoming time when normal people are seeking the truth and they will find it."
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