Third Chakra: Nabhi"The third chakra is the one that gives us the sense of complete satisfaction and contentment. It is the center which makes us peaceful and generous and also sustains our spiritual ascent. When enlightened by the Kundalini it expresses as righteousness and inner sense of morality and it gives us complete balance at all levels in our life."
"The third centre is called as Nabhi centre and has ten petals. It is behind the navel and this centre gives us the Power to sustain something within ourselves. On the physical level it caters to the functions of the solar plexus."
Shri Manipurabja-nilaya Devi
(Manipurabja-nilaya [495th]: She has Manipurna-Padma as Her abode near the navel. This Padma has ten petals.)
The evolutionary growth of humankind mirrors the ascending Chakras of our subtle system and our corresponding spiritual growth path. The Nabhi Chakra represents the evolutionary point when Mans shelter becomes home when the family unit became a source of satisfaction in itself rather than just a channel for reproduction. This domestic satisfaction translates into the satisfaction that we feel with life in general after our spiritual awakening through Self-Transcendence.
Satisfaction is actually a key word for the Nabhi Chakra. Some hot-livered people are naturally irritable. For them life without worry is an impossibility and will express their discontent at the slightest excuse. When our Spirit manifests we can put things into their true perspective and worry becomes an unusual occurrence. In the peace of thoughtlessness we can only be content. We realize that the Spirit is not concerned with the passing trends and fashions. We have been blessed with intelligence and wisdom through which we can work to fulfill all human needs. When these needs are satisfied then these mundane matters no longer occupy us and block our growth.
However the vast majority of us get lost. The desire for basic needs transforms into a cycle of insatiable desire for things in general and the start of a materialistic existence. There is nothing wrong in being wealthy. The problem lies in becoming obsessed with money. The desire for money for the sake of money is greed. It crosses the boundary of need and becomes an obsession a disease that retards growth. Miserliness and hoarding prevent the proper flow of money to places of need and represents the selfish primitive mind which does not know the Truth about the Circle of Life. Nature sustains all creatures by sharing everything because it is part and parcel the Holistic Whole. But humans have appropriated Mother Earth for themselves by carving and controlling vast resources especially through the machinery of money.
By sharing we learn. Being generous is so elevating whereas hoarding leads to stagnation it creates a blocked mind. It is selfishness and greed that leads to the impoverishment suffering disease and death of hundreds of millions of fellow humans on this beautiful bountiful ever-generous Mother Earth. It is human greed that has brought upon the entire Human Family the ever-growing perils of deforestation extinction of species pollution and other environmental crises. We are raping and sucking all the nourishment of our Earth Mother in the wanton abandonment and gluttonous feeding frenzy of a one-night-stand life. We humans have to come to our senses and look at our inner glories and eternal nature. We must have the humility to bow in collective shame the courage to judge ourselves guilty and begin to collectively heal our hearts mind and soul. We must become conscious of Reality and collectively dream again of the eternal Afterlife.
Another aspect of the Nabhi Chakra is that of Dharma or right conduct in our lives. In order for us to maintain a state of satisfaction within we have to exist in a state of satisfaction without and this means appreciating the benefits of living an upright life. It cannot be an artificial process. It comes naturally through our Attention after Self-Realization. Just as gold cannot tarnish so Dharma cannot be altered. There is no relative state of Dharmic conduct. An act is either fundamentally right or wrong. Dharma is the code of evolution through which we developed from amoebae to the present stage. This code protects and nourishes our spiritual growth. The most powerful evocation of the laws of Dharma were the Ten Commandments which were provided as evolutionary guidelines.
It must be remembered that these guidelines are there as examples for us to follow. We are not forced to do anything. In Sahaja Yoga you are your own judge and jury. The vibrations state the case for you and then its up to you to give the verdict and pass the sentence. This is a direct benefit of receiving your Self-Realization as you stop identifying with your weaknesses and become the witness to your true Self. You are guided and corrected by the Spirit to remain on the narrow path of righteousness during the Resurrection. In this way your provide your own Last Judgment!
The presiding Deity of the center is Shri Vishnu the Preserver who sustains our Dharma and leads us in evolution. The power of the Nabhi Chakra rests with Shri Laksmi from whom we obtain our physical and material well-being (Kshema). On the left channel of the Chakra is the place of Shri Gruhalaksmi the wife and Goddess of the household. The wife must be respected and also must be the embodiment of respectability. Shri Laksmi is also the source of the peace which we get from our spiritual awakening and through meditation.
GROSS PHYSICAL ASPECT
The Nabhi Chakra regulates the direction and speed of our human evolution as it is the command center of our sustenance: of food family love parental roles and relationships. Material satisfaction and a sense of calm arising from a healthy Nabhi allow our attention to turn to inner spiritual pursuits.
The Nabhi can be weakened in a number of ways. We can catch on the left side of this centre if we suffer problems in the household or if we worry too much about money. Too much thinking about food whether in gluttony or fasting also affects this centre. It keeps the stomach excited and hinders the energy flow. Indiscriminate fasting disturbs the Nabhi Chakra. We cannot reach our Spirit through fasting. Fasting may be undertaken for health purposes but it has no spiritual significance.
After Self-Realization we find that our attitude to food changes. We stop craving particular dishes and start enjoying good food which gives the best vibrations. We develop a subtle and detached attitude and can gain the same amount of satisfaction from a simple meal as from the finest cuisine.
This centre governs the workings of the stomach area and also the liver. It is very important to take particular care of the liver which is prone to overheating through improper diet or stimulants and to ensure that we do not exhaust it too much through overthinking and planning.
Causes of catch or obstruction on middle fingers
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 kundalini is alerting us to an imbalance in a particular chakra.
OPENING THE NABHI CHAKRA
Those who wish to open their Agnya Chakra are advised to follow instructions #16-18 of this Self-Realization link. The Mother Kundalini will rise from the base Mooladhara Chakra and after awakening all the chakras on Her path reach the Sahasrara Chakra. There will be two self-verifiable signs of this kundalini awakening and opening of the chakras:
i) feeling of Cool Breeze of Spirit (ruach pneuma ruh chaitanya) exiting from the top of the head and/or;
ii) feeling of Cool Breeze of Spirit (ruach pneuma ruh chaitanya) 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 Mother/Holy Spirit within will over the years lead you to a state of mind bliss peace knowledge and spiritual journey that has no parallel. This second birth of the Spirit/Mother Kundalini commences the promised Resurrection and upon physical death evolution into the eternal spirit as demonstrated by Jesus Christ and upheld albeit with different wordings and interpretations by the holy scriptures of Judaism Christianity Islam Hinduism and Sikhism.
But Jesus insists that for all this to manifest one must be born of the Spirit (Mother Kundalini) and the sure sign of that spiritual birth from within oneself will be the Cool Breeze (Wind):
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 belief—it 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 (Kingdom of God). 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 3 1/2 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.)
Shri Svadhisthananambuja-gata Devi
(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.)
Shri Visuddhi-Chakra-nilaya Devi
(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 eye-brows.)
Shri Sahasra-dala-padmastha Devi
(Sahasra-dala-padmastha [528th]: Residing in the Thousand-Petaled 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."
THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Sydney Australia—March 31 1991
"I would say with this todays special celebration of Navaratri. Like yesterday you saw Shri Durgas nine forms also. In that one is Kushmanda is one of the forms that you absorb all the filth in yourself in your stomach. But the Devi does that not you. What the Devi can do you should not do. Thats her job that She is supposed to do this not you. What you have to do is to only be in silence so that you absorb whatever will increase that silence will increase your depth. The Devi will look after all the rest of the things shell look after all the filth all the anger all the temper all the everything thats going on in this world. She will absorb all that but what you have to do is to just enjoy everything that is pure.
Enjoyment is only possible when you are beyond your mind. With your mind you can never enjoy. It is like a big load. It will not act it will not help. Enjoyment comes when you are in complete silence in a rippleless lake the reflection of all the joy that is created on the shores of that lake are completely reflected they are not deflected. If they were repulsed it would have been a different image altogether and would have been something nowhere near the image of reality."
THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Navaratri Puja. Cabella Ligure Italy—October 1 1995
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 peoples. 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—December 25 1997
Ganapatipule Maharashtra India
The third chakra is the one that gives us the sense of complete satisfaction and contentment. It is the center which makes us peaceful and generous and also sustains our spiritual ascent. When enlightened by the Kundalini it expresses as righteousness and inner sense of morality and it gives us complete balance at all levels in our life."
"Chakras the Seven Life-Force Energy Centers
Chakra is a Sanskrit word literally meaning "Wheel". Because of the circular shape to the spinning energy centers which exist in our subtle (etheric) body which is the non-material counterpart of our physical one these centers were given the name"chakra." There are seven main chakras and they are located along the spine and extend out the front of the body. Each chakra has a color and is associated with issues of living as well as our internal glands and organs. There are also corresponding earth elements and astral bodies.
These circular spirals of energy differ in size and activity from person to person. The chakras are connected to a central and two lesser channels of energy (Shushumna in the center Pingala on the right and Ida on the left) which run parallel to the spinal cord. Chakras both take up and collect Prana (life force energy) and transform and pass on energy. Our material bodies could not exist without them for they serve as gateways for the flow of energy and life into our physical bodies.
Each chakra is associated with a certain part of the body and a certain organ which it provides with the energy it needs to function. Additionally just as every organ in the human body has its equivalent on the mental and spiritual level so too every chakra corresponds to a specific aspect of human behavior and development. The lower chakras are associated with fundamental emotions and needs for the energy here vibrates at a lower frequency and is therefore denser in nature. The finer energies of the upper chakras corresponds to our higher mental and spiritual aspirations and faculties.
The openness and flow of energy through our chakras determines our state of health and balance. Knowledge of our more subtle energy system empowers us to its function and our capability to maintain balance and harmony on the physical mental and spiritual level. All meditation and yoga systems seek to balance out the energy of the chakras by purifying the lower energies and guiding them upwards.
In order for us to become fully self-realized and in harmony with our physical and etheric nature our darker lower energies need to be harmonized with the lighter energies of the upper centers. This is to say our survival and base tendencies have to be raised to incorporate heart-fullness and spiritual focus as we assume responsibility to create our world in our highest image. Like the oriental symbol Yin-Yang the two energy fields must be unified in order to create completeness.
Each center has an integral function in creating our energetic balance and it is through the study of our energetic and physical beings that we can create health emotional stability and spiritual bliss."
"Transformation In Sahaja Yoga
Through Sahaja Yoga new possibilities are opened up in our awareness. Beyond the recognized aspects of the human being--physical mental emotional psychological--exists another state of consciousness known to poets artists and prophets even if by different names. This state of consciousness takes us beyond the limits of our own ego and therefore beyond conflicts and anxieties to arrive at the heart of Reality in all its greatness and glory. This is the state Of Sahaja Yoga which the Vedas talk about. It is the "Union With The Whole" the "Universal Harmony" "Samadhi" the Bible "The Kingdom Of God" Zen "Satori" etc.
Sahaja Yoga is the most direct and simplest way to enter this wonderful domain explored only by a privileged few until present times.
How does the transformation take place?
The key to the transformation is this"Maternal"Primordial energy which exists in the sacrum bone of every one of us. This energy must be awakened before it can rise into the limbic area of the brain where once it has established itself it creates an extraordinary feeling of peace of joy and inner harmony paving the way for exciting new discoveries about the innate beauty and tranquility of our being. All the tensions present in the nervous system disappear. The primordial energy once awakened nourishes a complex system of plexuses and channels which in turn control all the functions of our being bringing them progressively into harmony with each other.
People who are too emotional sensitive and easily conditioned and who tend in extreme cases to depression; and those who are too active and over-aggressive who give too little value to feelings and who at worst are bullying and dominating can all find a new equilibrium through the practice of Sahaja Yoga. One develops a feeling of serenity and becomes more open and caring towards ones fellow men. Illness and physical disorders also gradually disappear. The experience of Self-Realization is a tangible experience which takes place beyond the level of mental activity and when guided by an authorized person one who has experienced and understands the Yoga involves no risk or discomfort whatsoever."