Seventh Chakra: SahasraraThe seventh center (Sahasrara) is the chakra which integrates all the chakras with their respective qualities. It is the last milestone of the evolution of human awareness. Nowadays we are at a level which corresponds to this chakra and our consciousness is able to easily enter into this new realm of perception which is beyond our limited mind and concepts and which becomes absolute at the level of the Sahasrara. It is the direct absolute perception of Reality on our central nervous system.
"Lastly the seventh centre the most important centre is the Sahasrara which has got according to Sahaja Yoga a thousand petals. Actually there are a thousand nerves and if you cut the transverse section of the brain you can see that all these petal-like structures of the brain are forming a lotus of the thousand petals. This centre of a thousand petals covers the limbic area of the brain before Realization like the closed bud of a lotus. Above this covering is the balloon-like structure of ego and superego. As the brain is covered completely when these two institutions join and calcification takes place on top of the head; that is how we become a closed personality. At the time of our awakening of our second birth this egg-like personality breaks at the top of the head."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji/Shri Sahasra-dala-padmastha Devi
(Sahasra-dala-padmastha [528th]: Residing in the Thousand-Petaled Lotus.)
"Without opening the Sahasrara God itself was a myth religion itself was a myth all talk about divinity was a myth. People believed in it but it was just a belief. Now if the will of God is so important it has to be proved. Now through Sahaja Yoga after the breaking of the Sahasrara you have now for the first time felt the will of God which is such an important thing. Now the will of God you are feeling on your fingertips. After realisation you have discovered the absolute science which is the will of God."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Shri Mataji: "The Sahasrar; last center is the center which is the limbic area where is the seat of all the seven centers. Its all integration there. So far everybody who has come like Christ has come on this center what you call the Agnya Chakra. Or Krishna has come on this center which is the Vishuddhi Chakra. Like that they have been appearing on every center of ours giving us a new dimension to our awareness. And thats how our awareness has improved to this extent and now the time is for you to get your Absolute; to get your Spirit that your Spirit must shine into your attention that you should have your Self-Realization that you should have your second birth. Thats the time! And that is only possible if baptism the real baptism works out. Real. Not artificial; somebody coming and putting the hand on your head and saying Now you are baptized. Thats not the way. But it is a real thing that happens that you start feeling the Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost coming out."
Shri Mataji 1983 TV Interview (Houston USA: Live with questions)
The Sahasrara Chakra encompasses the crown of the head where all Chakras of the subtle system are integrated. When Kundalini passes through the top of the head at the fontanel area your Realization is manifested. Sahasrara is the Promised Land where absolute freedom and Truth is granted.
The beginner of Sahaja Yoga receives Self-Realization at the start with the raising of the Kundalini. Usually only a few strands rise at first and the Chakras will only open slightly. Meditation and other simple techniques provide daily opportunities to gradually cleanse and clear the Chakras enabling more strands of the Kundalini to rise. Your ability to feel vibrations will increase. Vibrations will play a daily role to determine right decisions; to feel conditions of others; to ascertain the Truth; to develop a wise discretion; feel Nature; heal oneself and other beings; solve problems and more. "Wisdom doesnt mean that you know how to argue things or you fight with people. No it doesnt mean that. Wisdom means how you take to the good side of everything to enjoy it. This is Wisdom and that you avoid all destructive things and take to something constructive."
The opening of the Sahasrara is the very special gift of Shri Mataji to humankind. Through years of selfless service and very hard work She has ceaselessly circled the globe to bestow on humankind the most benevolent spiritual power ever known.
At the point of the Sahasrara we go beyond the relative to the Absolute and into the Absolute realization of Heaven on Earth. This is a country far beyond our wildest imaginings so much more than our words can even seek to imply. This is our ultimate destination stretching out forever. Our progress towards this goal is a living process. When the seed matures it naturally sprouts. When the Kundalini reaches the Sahasrara the lotus petals open and enlightenment takes place. You may feel a pulsation in the crown of the head followed by a melting sensation and a flow of cool vibrations from the fontanel areas. This is the baptism by which you know that you are truly born again.
Vibratory awareness begins at this point. As the Kundalini unites our individual consciousness with the Universal Consciousness (the atma to the Paramatma) we are suddenly tuned in to the Universal Wavelength of Vibrations. These vibrations pervade the cosmos but before Self-Realization while we are still in the ego form we know nothing of them. When the Kundalini breaks the shell of the egg we emerge in His Kingdom the Collective Unconscious. Very ancient and great realized souls liberated from the physical body ages ago are now able to reach this Kingdom of God within effortlessly. By taking birth again on this Earth they are living proof to the human race that they are pure spirit within and all capable of attaining eternal life. "But the man who is ignorant who has no faith who is of a doubting nature perishes. For the doubting soul there is neither this world nor the world beyond nor any happiness" (BG 4:40). We must have a positive basis for life an unwavering faith to discover the Truth which stands the test of life. "Kill therefore with the sword of wisdom the doubt born of ignorance that lies in thy heart. Be one in self-harmony in Yoga and arise great warrior arise!" (BG 4:42).
As human awareness is united to the Divine we move into the subtlest of communication that is into Collective Consciousness. We begin to feel the presence and guidance of His Spirit within us and in others as well. We learn to appreciate the real depth and beauty of another person through vibrations. The beauty of Nature now manifests itself as vibrations. Just ask the question and a positive answer comes as a flow of vibrations. It is conversation with the Universe at its most sublime.
The presiding Deity of the Sahasrara Chakra is Shri Lalita Devi. Her first ever complete manifestation on Earth is in the human form of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. Through Her Grace our kundalini is awakened our spirit is enlightened and we feel the Paramchaitanya also. Because of Her we can awaken the Kundalini of others after our own awakening. We can give Self-Transcendence to others we can heal and cure sickness and we can share the message of Divine Love with the entire world. Lord Jesus promised that He will send a Comforter a Counselor a Redeemer the Holy Spirit who will teach all things that He was unable to tell.
Those who wish to open their Sahasrara Chakra (which will take a much longer time than other chakras) 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 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 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."
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 peoples. This is the nature of human being to follow the rituals because he thinks that he can do it."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
25 December 1997 Christmas Puja
Ganapatipule Maharashtra India
QUOTES OF SHRI MATAJI
The Paraclete Shri Mataji/Shri Durlabha Devi
Attention U.K.May 26 1980
(Durlabha (188th): Hard to attain.)
"The last is the Virat. That is the state you have to reach is the Virat is here in front (forehead) as you know. And I was surprised when I went to Nepal which is a temple of Shiva there. Despite they were worshipping Shiva they were putting all the kumkum here. So I thought they dont know why they are putting because even if you worship Shiva you must also worship here the Virata. They dont put it here here because theyre absolutely hundred percent only Shiva worshipers. So why should they put it here? Because somebody who knows who was gnostic has told them this is the place of Virat.
Once you get into Virat then all your ideas of separating or differentiating goes away. You do not have any more ideas of races left of nationality of your city of your village or anything. At that stage you dont belong to any place. You belong to every place and you dont belong to any place. Such a situation comes in. When you dont hanker after any particular food you dont like any particular type of people you can adjust yourself into any circumstance into any families into any kind of people. You can live with drunkards. I mean I have lived with drunkards. Lived means I have shaken hands at least with so many of them. You can be with any kind of person. Nothing bothers you because you are in the Virata state because everything is absorbed by the Virat and you do not feel anything. Whatever sort a person may be you do not feel it. The Virata has to suffer not you and that is what is the best state where I want all of you to reach and to become absolutely free. Nothing can impress you nothing can influence you nothing can dissuade you but you stand on your self-esteem and understanding about yourself that you are a Sahaja Yogi and that you are connected with this Power and you are a citizen of Kingdom of God."
THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Collective Conditionings Cabella ItalyAugust 16 1992
As a thousand sparks from a fire well blazing spring forth each one like the rest so from the Imperishable all kinds of beings come forth my dear and to Her return.
Divine and formless is the Person; She is inside and outside She is not begotten is not breath or mind; Utterly pure farther than the farthest Imperishable.
From Her springs forth the breath of life the power of thought and all the senses space wind light and water and earth the great supporter of all.
Fire is Her head the sun and moon Her eyes the compass points Her ears. The revealed Vedas are Her word. The wind is Her breath Her heart is the all. From Her feet proceeded the earth. In truth She is the inner atman of all beings.
From Her comes fire with its fuel the sun; From the moon comes rain thence plants on the earth. The male pours seed into the female; Thus from the Person creatures are born.
From Her come hymns songs and sacrificial formulas Initiations sacrifices rites and all offerings. From Her come the year the sacrificer and the worlds in which the moon shines forth and the sun.
From Her take their origin the numerous Gods the heavenly beings men beasts and birds the in-breath and the out-breath rice and barley ascetic fervor faith truth purity and law.
From Her take their origin the seven breaths the seven flames their fuel the seven oblations; From Her these seven worlds in which the breaths are moving each time seven and hidden in secret (i.e. subtle system).
From Her come the oceans from Her the mountains from Her come all plants together with their juices With all beings She abides as their inmost atman.
The Person is all this Work ascetic fervor Brahman supreme immortality. Who knows that which is hidden in the secret cave he cuts here and now my dear the knot of ignorance.
Mundakopanisad II 1 1-10
"(Sanskrit `thousand). The lotus (padma) or circle (Chakra) which exits at or above the crown of the head at the top of the sushumna nadi in Tantric esoteric anatomy of the suble body. It is the place where Shiva and Shakti are united enjoying pepetual bliss. The guru is also thought to dwell there at one with the divine. The sahasrara is envisaged as a lotus a symbol of purity with innumerable petals and all their possible combinations. In the center of the lotus is the nectar of immortality (amrta). The sahasrara is attained through the yoga of Kundalini.
Nicodemus visits Jesus in the night. Jesus reveals to him the meaning of the new birth and the kingdom of heaven.
1 Nicodemus was a ruler of the Jews and he was earnest learned and devout.
2 He saw the masters signet in the face of Jesus as he talked but was not brave enough to publicly confess his faith in him;
3 So in the night he went to talk with Jesus at the home of Jude.
4 When Jesus saw him come he said Full blessed are the pure in heart;
5 Twice blessed are the fearless pure in heart;
6 Thrice blessed are the fearless pure in heart who dare to make confession of their faith before the highest courts.
7 And Nicodemus said Hail master hail! I know you are a teacher come from God for man alone could never teach as you have taught; could never do the works that you have done.
8 And Jesus said Except a man be born again he cannot see the king; he cannot comprehend the words I speak.
9 And Nicodemus said How can a man be born again? Can he go back into the womb and come again to life?
10 And Jesus said The birth of which I speak is not the birth of flesh.
11 Except a man be born of water and the Holy Breath he cannot come into the kingdom of the Holy One.
12 That which is born of flesh is child of man; that which is born of Holy Breath is child of God.
13 The winds blow where they please; men hear their voices and may note results; but they know not from whence they come nor where they go; and so is every one that is born of Holy Breath.
14 The ruler said I do not understand; pray tell me plainly what you mean.
15 And Jesus said The kingdom of the Holy One is in the soul; men cannot see it with their carnal eyes; with all their reasoning powers they comprehend it not.
16 It is a life deep hid in God; its recognition is the work of inner consciousness.
Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ 75:1-16
Also called the "Crown Chakra or Mystic Chakra" the seventh Chakra which is located at the top of the head is light years beyond the lower Chakras. The true nature of the seventh Chakra is beyond human comprehension. The advice of all teachers on the kundalini path is not to ever try to push oneself into seventh Chakra consciousness. This experience will come when ones nervous system is fully prepared for such infinite realization and union with the creative force of the universe.
However in regular kundalini meditation it is important to focus ones attention for at least short periods directly to this center so that ones energetic system can balance itself and you can open to the inflow of energy from above. There should be no inhibition regarding direct focusing on the seventh Chakra. As long as one dont use special techniques for over stimulating this Chakra a regular and quite natural inflow of white-light energy and insight can be received.
The sahasrara Chakra controls the pineal gland in the brain. Medicine claims that this mysterious gland is defunct. But Yogis for thousands of years have come to know intimately from the inside out that the pineal gland is awakened through kundalini energy and begins secreting only when we become spiritually awakened. In fact bio-chemically it is possible to talk about enlightenment as a state where the pineal gland is regularly secreting special hormones into the bodys lower glandular system.
In more spiritual terms to regularly include the seventh Chakra in our kundalini balancing meditations is to welcome the universal Holy Spirit to flow downward into our physical and energetic bodies and to flood our lives with the ultimate healing and inspirational power of the universe.
Sahasrara Chakra mysticindia.com
The seventh major chakra is Sahasrara located on the top of the head. The color is white. Through Sahasrara chakra we receive universal cosmic energy and energetic information from God or the Divine Center. Sahasrara represents the highest aspect of the Self as a cosmic organism. It is linked to the Absolute body (the conclusion of the development of all seven subtle bodies of a cosmic organism) and it relates to the whole being. Sahasrara chakra is a center of psychic energy. The crown chakra is the most purified and evolved energy level in the bio-energy system a balanced and perfected universal wisdom.
The goal of a human is to improve ones own karma by living a "good" life and a healthy Sahasrara chakra regulates human behavior and personal characteristics to live a life in accordance with karmic law. Sahasrara chakra is a center of spirituality refinement and magnificence. Through the crown chakra human spirit connects to Universal Spirit and the spiritual being moves toward Universal Consciousnessthe individual self is fully dissolved here. At the crown chakra level the cosmic self opens to the Source unites with cosmic principles and governs the entire universe within the body. The crown chakra is associated with universal knowledge and spiritual understanding.
William EllisVibrational Energy Healing
John Living (Oct. 1 2008) p. 66
"Sahasrara-cakra (thousand-spoked wheel) which is located at the crown of the head is also known as the "Brahmic fissure" (brahma-randhra) because at the moment of liberation while still embodied consciousness leaves the body through this exit point to merge with the Absolute (brahman). This psychoenergetic center is a luminous structure composed of a seemingly endless number of filaments that extend from the head upward to infinity. It corresponds to the level of ultimate Reality on the one hand and to the brain on the other. Symbolically it is the peak of Mount Meru (corresponding to the spinal column) which is Shivas divine seat. The Tantric practitioners aim at reuniting the Goddess Power (Shakti) with Shiva thus bringing about the enlightened state overflowing with bliss. This unification manifesting in ecstasy and ultimately enlightenment depends on the arousal of the serpent power (kundalini-shakti) dormant in the lowest psychoenergetic center. In the ordinary person the sahasrara-cakra is responsible for the higher mental functions especially discernment (buddhi). In the yogin and yogini its full potential manifests in the form of mystical experience and illumination."
Georg Feuerstein Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy
Facts on File Inc. (1995) p. 149.
"The seventh chakra is called sahasrana in Sanskrit. It is most often described in the yogic texts as a thousand petaled lotus. Some texts locate the chakra at the crown of the head while others declare it is located above the crown of the head in order to differentiate it from the other six. By awakening the anja center a person has achieved wholeness through the process of sychospiritual integration. S/he has transcended fear and experienced unconditional joy.
In tantra the awakening of the crown chakra corresponds to the union of shakti (the feminine principle) with shiva (the male principle). This union once formed lasts forever. By achieving this state a person goes beyond the confines of sequential time and finds themselves centered always in the unchanging eternal present. S/he goes beyond the state where s/he chooses self unconsciously at every moment to the state where self doesnt exist where self becomes the entire universe which is contained within it. By being the universe the person ceases to understand his universe because to understand is to cease to be. When the anja center is awakened a person experiences reunion with the all and everything contained in the all. There is no return from this state. There is no death when this state is achieved. There is nothing but emptiness and in emptiness one finds himself in the all the universal field of energy and consciousness. The crown chakra corresponds to the pineal gland which glows with a violet color when awakened and therefore corresponds to the highest level of spiritual perfection. Like the other chakras it is a channel for higher energies - in this case from the causal plane. However unlike the others when fully active it can reverse itself and then it radiates like a central sun creating energy and forming above the head of the individual a veritable crown of pure light and divine energy."
Keith Sherwood Chakra Therapy: For Personal Growth & Healing
Llewellyn Publications (September 8 2002) p. 155
"SAHASRARA CHAKRA ( SEVENTH CHAKRA )
Samadhi is the pure bliss of total inactivity. Up to the sixth chakra the yogi may enter a trance in which activity or form still remains within the consciousness. In sahasrara chakra the prana moves upward and reaches the highest point. The mind establishes itself in the pure void of Shunya Mandala the space between the two hemispheres. At this time all feelings emotions and desires which are the activity of the mind are dissolved into their primary cause. The union is achieved. The yogi is sat-chit-ananda truth being bliss. He is his own real self and as long as he stays in his physical body he retains non dual consciousness enjoying the play of lila without becoming troubled by pleasure and pain honors and humiliations.
When the kundalini is raised up to Sahasrara chakra the illusion of "Individual self" is dissolved. The yogi becomes realized one with the cosmic principles that govern the entire universe within the body. He obtains all siddhis ( power ) up to soma chakra where he encounters Kamadhenu the wish-fulfilling cow within himself. He is a siddha but has transcended the desire to manifest those wishes.
According to the shastra sahasrara is the seat of the self luminescent soul or chitta the essence of being here chitta is like a screen upon which the reflection of the cosmic self is seen and through it the divine is reflected. In the presence of the cosmic self it is possible for anyone to feel the divine and indeed to realize the divinity within himself.
"Fixing their minds on psychic centres such as the Sahasrara (the thousand petalled lotus Chakra) yogis remain any lengths of time without awareness of their bodies. As long as this state continues they appear to be immersed in some kind of joy. But when the mind which has become tranquil emerges and becomes active again it resumes its worldly thoughts. It is therefore necessary to train it with the help of practices like Dhyana (meditation) whenever it becomes externalised. It will then attain a state in which there is neither subsistence nor emergence."
"When the cosmic energy manifests itself as the life energy of living creatures it is called kundalini energy or force. This force is the substance and cause of all energies of the mind and body. Vedanta does not regard mind and body as distinct entities. Both are manifested kundalini energy and the apparant diversity is just a question of degree of fineness. In its process of coarsening the kundalini force makes no leaps. Consequently there is no divisionline between mind and body - both are part of one continuous whole. Like everything else in the universe the kundalini energy is constituted by the gunas and whatever goes on in the mind and body is owed to the interactions of these three forces. - In its purer forms the kundalini force moves in a net of subtle channels (nadis) which resembles a finer counterpart of the net of nerves. The main channels are directly connected to the central nervous system and run from the top of the head along the spinal cord to slightly above the perineum. Along these main channels are located seven centres (chakras) which serve as reservoirs for the kundalini energy. In its purer forms the kundalini energy or force is too subtle to be detected and comprehended by any other means than the mind."
"We have reached the top of the horizon and have come toward the end of our journey. We stand on the threshold of pure thought pure mind and enlightenment. We have traveled from the depth of our physical selves through the body to the height of consciousness and have come to explore the soul of the universe the mind. within each living creature is a brain one that thinks feels and reacts. It comprises thousands of neurons and thousands of electromagnetic pulses that make up who we are.
This is the seventh chakra Sahasrara whose symbol is the thousand petalled lotus which represents infinity. The mind is infinite encompassing many possibilities constantly learning frequently expanding engaging new insights new thoughts and new horizons. The mind is infinite as is the universe; the universe is conscious as is the mind. Whatever thoughts we have affect some element of life around us that is the workings of Karma cosmic debt. It is important that we learn careful control of our thoughts so that we may acquire a greater sense of balance within ourselves and in the world.
The Seventh chakra is located on top of the head. It is known as the crown chakra for it is considered the embodiment of all knowing power. The color of this chakra is white the reflection of all colors a reflection of the All. The All is mentioned here to represent more than the known universe. The All is in everything and everything is in the All. We consider that because of our ability to connect on a conscious level with the universe that there must be something of a higher power something greater than ourselves. Chakra seven connects us to that higher power that greater element and brings us true enlightenment and a unity with GOD."
Czephyra LunaSahasrara: The Universal Mind
"Humans are children of the cosmos. All our organs correspond to energies fluctuating in the cosmos. According ancient teachings subtle worlds of the cosmos create our individual bodies. Like the Universe our energetic system consists of seven worlds and has seven primary bodies (or auric layers) that interact with each other. These bodies consist of the energy of the corresponding universal worlds accordingly deal with them and receive the energetic information from them.
Besides the physical bodies our individual energy system consist of ether astral mental karmic intuitive nirvana and absolute subtle energetic bodies which form our aura - human energy field or bio-energy system. We call energetic bodies subtle because it is difficult to perceive them with our senses. Nevertheless we can perceive them when specially trained and used bio-energy methods and techniques.
All subtle bodies in a human energy system communicate with each other and with the physical body through the energetic "transformers"- chakras. Chakras transform cosmic universal life-support energies into human energy systems. In Sanskrit the chakra is a wheel of life. Indian tradition considers invisible chakras as centers of consciousness. All humans have chakras whether we aware of them or not. Chakras are in fact centers of different levels of consciousness ranging from almost bodily to highly spiritual. . . .
The seventh chakra is Sahasrara (the Crown Chakra). It is located on the top of the head. The color is white. It is linked to Absolute body (the conclusion of the development of all seven bodies of a cosmic organism). Sahasrara chakra is a center of psychic energy and the only chakra that follows its subtle body Absolute in cosmic spheres after death. It is the center of psychic energy of the human organism. Through Sahasrara chakra we connect to the Divine Center."
Michael Nudel and Eva Nudel Ph.D. Health by Bio-Energy and Mind
Bio-Energy System Services Inc (May 1 2000) pp. 8-9
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