Through Kundalini you get a complete integrated vision of yourself NH Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam (Holland)

Public program at Hotel Krasnapolski, 1994 Amsterdam I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, you have to know that truth is what it is. You cannot change it. You cannot describe it. Unfortunately, at this human awareness you cannot know it. Moreover, truth is not going to compromise with anything. [Aside: Speaking everyday makes your throat…] Now the… whatever I am going to tell you, you have not to take it for granted, because we have had lots of problems with blindfolded faiths. But keep your mind open as a scientist. And treat it as… [Aside: Come along, sit here.]And treat it like a hypothesis. And if it proves, then you have to accept it as honest people, because it is for your benevolence, for it is the benevolence of your country, your countrymen and humanity at large. The truth is that you are not this body, this mind, this intellect, these emotions, your conditionings and your ego: but you are the pure Spirit. We say: my emotions, my feelings, my intelligence, my ego. Who is this ‘my’ which owns…? The second truth is that there is an all pervading power of divine love which does all the living work. We see these beautiful flowers – it’s a miracle. In Holland you get so beautiful flowers. We never even think how they are coming out of the Mother Earth of different shapes so beautifully. So the second truth is that there is a subtle power Read More …

There is an alternative Alpheusdal, Antwerp (Belgium)

1993-07-18 Public Program, Antwerp, Belgium I am sorry there was an accident on the way and it took us so much time that they were delayed and we were also delayed. I hope you will excuse us. [Shri Mataji explains the bhajan written by Saint Namadeva ‘Nirgunanchi Bheti Aalo Sugunasange’] “This song, this song is an introduction very much because it’s a song which was created in the sixteenth century by a very famous musician – I should say a very famous poet – called Namadeva. And he was himself a tailor and a Realized soul, a saint. He went to see another Realized soul who was a saint, who was a potter [Gora Kumbhar]. So, when he went and saw [that] this potter was just trying to knead the clay for making the pot. And he was just doing it with his feet. So this great poet stood before him absolutely flabbergasted. And there he says this sentence that “I came to see the formless.” Nirgun [means] formless. “But here I meet the formless in the form of form.” That is sagun [form]. That is nirguna [formless] becoming sagun. Only, only a saint can say this to another person who is a saint. This appreciation of the Divinity of another person is only possible for a saint. There is no jealousy, there no backbiting, nothing. It’s just appreciation of a saint. And he said it in that way. This was in the sixteenth century [that] he made this poem. He was a great Read More …

How to reach a higher state of awareness? Hotel Metropole, Brussels (Belgium)

1993-0717, Public Program, Hotel Metropole I bow to all the seekers of Truth. We have to know at the very outset that Truth is what is is. We cannot conceptualise it. We cannot change it. It has been, it is and it will be. But we have to know the absolute Truth. So far whatever we know through our human awareness is not absolute. That’s why there are so many differences, so many different ideologies. This Truth we have to know on our central nervous system. It cannot be just a sermon from me or a kind of a lecture to you. It has to be tangible. And the time has come for all of you to know the absolute Truth. But you have to be the seekers of Truth. Now the main problem with us human beings is that we are born into some sort of a community, some sort of a religion. And we accept whatever is told to us blindfolded. But the Truth is to be know as said by everyone, that you are to be born again. It is not just our own certificate that we are born again, that you become that. But it is another dimension of our awareness by which we know the Truth on our central nervous system. Whatever we have achieved in our evolution is known to us on our central nervous system. For example, a dog cannot feel the filth and the dirt. But human beings do. When we see Read More …

Why we cannot come to a common point? NH Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam (Holland)

Public Program, Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, 16th July 1993 I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, I have to tell you that truth is what it is. We cannot change it, we cannot transform it, we cannot conceptualise it. Truth has to be known, through our evolutionary process, on our central nervous system. It has to be tangible. When we are seeking the truth, we have to know what we have to seek. Whatever I want to tell you today, you need not take it for granted and you should not believe me blindly. But you have to be a like scientist with an open mind and see for yourself if it is true. Then, as honest people, you have to accept it because it is for the benevolence of yourself, your country and the whole world at large. These days we see so many problems in our life all kinds of struggles going on. On one side you see our family life is breaking; our society is breaking; people are becoming materialistic and have no place for love and affection. Everybody seems to be starving for affection and compassion. These are the worst times for peace also. There is no big war on but every country seems to be on the war path with each other. People take to all destructive measures automatically. As a result we have people who are suffering from all kinds of diseases which are incurable. There are people who are Read More …

The Nature of the Spirit Hotel Metropole, Brussels (Belgium)

Public Program: Day 2 I bow to all the seekers of truth. [aside: Why don’t you sit here, it’ll be better, they are all trying to see your faces, sit here.] All right, you all can see him now? Yesterday I told you at the very outset that, truth is where it is, we cannot change it, we cannot conceptualise it. Also, we cannot pay for it and we cannot put in any human effort to achieve it. Unfortunately also, we cannot know or feel the truth at human awareness with this human awareness. Yesterday I had told you that I will tell you the nature of the Spirit. But today I find lots of new faces also, so I would like to say that we have to become the Spirit, a stage, a state by which we can know the truth. And this is what has been said in all the scriptures. And yesterday I told you how your faith is challenged by the science, discoveries and also by the so-called religions, which are money-oriented or power-oriented. So today we have to know what is the state in which we have to rise. Yesterday I told you that, when this power of Kundalini rises, then you achieve a state of thoughtless awareness, where you are in the present. In that state you can feel your own self, your own centres, thus you get self-knowledge. And the second manifestation is that, on your central nervous system, you develop a new Read More …

How to feel the present? Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels (Belgium)

Public Program: Day 1 Yogi [aside to Shri Mataji]: These people do not understand Dutch. Shri Mataji: All right. The French, how many are French? Ah, English – how many understand English? [Yogis ask audience in Dutch and French] All right, we could have in three languages. [laughter and applause] I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, I have to say that truth is what it is. [microphone is adjusted, as Shri Mataji says, laughing: No-one understands English, so what’s the use?] And unfortunately, with this human awareness, we cannot feel the truth. Whatever we have achieved in our evolution, we can feel it. For example, if you take a dog through a dirty, smelling place, he doesn’t feel anything bad. But human beings are different. They have a sense of colour, they have a sense of beauty and they can think for themselves, and also can make implements for themselves. Now whatever I’m going to tell you, you don’t have to believe it with blind faith, but you have to treat it as a hypothesis and if it is proved, you must accept as honest people. Because it is not only for your benevolence, but for the benevolence of the whole world. It is not only for your emancipation, but for the emancipation of the whole world. The truth is that, you are not this body, this mind, these emotions, this ego, but you are the pure Spirit.  The second truth is that, there Read More …

What is the practical advantage of getting self-realisation? Kunstcentrum Artemis, Amsterdam (Holland)

Public Program Day 2, Second Evening, Artemis, Amsterdam, 2nd July 1992 At the very outset we have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot change it, we cannot conceptualise it and also, at this human level, we cannot feel it. That means at (the level of) human awareness, we have to humbly accept that we have not reached that stage where our awareness can feel the truth. Once we realise that something more has to be done, something more has to happen, if we are seeking the truth, then you jump into a new category of human beings; and this category of people are called the seekers of truth. And yesterday you saw how so many of you felt the truth. So what is the truth? Firstly, the truth is that you are not this body, this mind, this ego, these conditionings; but you are the pure Spirit. And the second thing is, that there is an all-pervading power of God’s love which does all the living work. So when we talk of yoga it doesn’t mean standing on your heads. But it means your connection established with that all-pervading power. Like this instrument was made beautifully, but it has to be connected to the mains – otherwise it has no meaning. That is what people start thinking when they cannot find the truth, that “What is the meaning of their life? What is the purpose of their life?” They bang their heads here and there; try Read More …

The culmination of our evolution Kunstcentrum Artemis, Amsterdam (Holland)

Public Program Day 1, First Evening, “Artemis Arts Centre”, Amsterdam, 1st July 1992 I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset one has to know that truth is what it is. You cannot change it. You cannot conceptualise it. You have to accept it as it is. Unfortunately, at the human level you cannot know the truth. You have to become the Spirit. It is not just saying that you have to be the Spirit, but you have to become. It is an actualization for which there is a mechanism beautifully placed within you. And it’s the culmination of our evolution now. I see you all here as seekers of truth. This is a new category of people. As William Blake* has described; “Men of God will be born on this earth, and they will know God, they will know divinity; and they will have the power to give divinity to others.” And this is the time when one has to get to your Self-realisation. When I see western people seeking, I find that there is a basic reason why there is such a strong desire to seek, because we are born with a faith within ourselves. It is there, innately built in. We have faith in our future, and innately we have the faith that there is something divine. While in the East we have so much talk about the ascent; but in the West, when science challenged your faith, you did not know how Read More …

Self-Realization: The Seed of Spirituality Natura Artis Magistra, Amsterdam (Holland)

Public Program Day 2, Second Evening, The Koningszaal, Artis, Amsterdam, 2nd August 1991 I bow to all the seekers of truth. Yesterday I told you that truth cannot be felt at human awareness, and that the truth is that you are the pure Spirit. In the evolutionary process you have become a human being, but there is a little growth needed in your awareness where you become the Spirit. To start that growth you have to awaken a power within you which we call the Kundalini. Somebody should show it. (On the chart) Now this residual power is the reflection of the Holy Ghost. In the Christian religion it’s a mystery, the Holy Ghost is a mystery. Maybe because Christ came on this earth and he was here only for eight years in Israel, in that place where he was born; and then he had to go to India for twenty years. And he came back, and three and a half years only he got before people crucified Him. And as I told you, three and a half years is nothing to explain to people, because it took me four years in London to give realisation to seven hippies. It’s a headache I tell you! (Laughter) They were so argumentative and so ignorant and arrogant; I had to use all my patience and love to bring them round. So I must really give credit to Christ and the people around him who at least listened to him even these three Read More …

You have to actualise the experience of spirituality Natura Artis Magistra, Amsterdam (Holland)

Public Programme, First Evening The Koningszaal, Artis, Amsterdam 1st August 1991 I bow to all the seekers of truth. At the very outset, I have to say that truth is where it is. It is what it is. We cannot change it, transform it or conceptualise it. Also unfortunately, we cannot know it at this human awareness. We have to become a subtler being what we call the Spirit. Otherwise it is not possible to feel the truth. The truth is you are not this body, not this mind, nor this ego or these conditionings, but you are pure Spirit. The second truth is that there is a subtle power of divine love that does all the living work. We have never felt it. Holland is a country of flowers but we never thought how these small seeds have produced such beautiful flowers, spontaneously. The seed had the potential to sprout and the Mother Earth had the potential to make them sprout. But we take it for granted.  Look at ourselves. Look at the eyes that we have- it’s such a beautiful micro-camera. But we do not know how we have achieved this state of human awareness. From amoeba stage to this stage we have come, but we do not try to find out how. In the Zen system of Buddhism it is called as Tao, which means how. But as in every system they have lost their way to reality because of ignorance. When we find that science cannot Read More …

God is not for sale NH Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam (Holland)

Public Programme (evening) in Hotel Krasnapolski, Amsterdam, 9th October 1987 I bow to all the seekers of truth. As I have been telling before, we cannot conceive the idea of truth. It cannot be a conception of human beings. It has to be felt on your central nervous system. As you can see me with your eyes and can feel me, you should be able to feel the truth. There are many wrong ideas prevalent about the truth. But all the great incarnations, all the great prophets have said that human beings have to jump one more stage in their awareness to understand the truth. This jumping or this breakthrough is a living process. We have got our human awareness through our evolution spontaneously, effortlessly, through a living process. And to go further with it, it has to be a living process, which acts spontaneously. As we have not paid anything for our evolution as human beings, we cannot pay for anything that gives us a higher life. There can be no courses about it. It’s the built-in quality within us, like a seed which sprouts by itself. We don’t make the seed go through any courses, nor do we make it stand on its head. Nor do we pay any money to the Mother Earth because she is giving us such a lot of beautiful nature. But it has not been understood so far by human beings that God is not for sale. Nobody has the business to earn Read More …

It is so invaluable, that you cannot pay for it Auditorium General Motors, Antwerp (Belgium)

1987-10-08 Public Program Day 2 and Q+A, Antwerp, Belgium PART I (Talk) I am sorry the hall is so far away, you found it so difficult to come here. I bow to all the people who are seeking the truth. Yesterday I explained to you that truth is what it is, will be the same. And a simple truth is that you are the spirit. You are not this body, you are not this mind, you are not these conditionings, you are not this ego, but you are the spirit. And the spirit is reflected within you as in the mirror there is a reflection of a personality, here is the reflection of God Almighty. Now those people who have talked about God or have said about God have been absolutely correct and honest. Of course nowadays in modern times, we find many false people who are claiming about God. But it is very easy to make them out. None of the incarnations like Christ or Rama or Krishna asked for money from their disciples. They did not have hankering, they did not have the temptation to build big huge palaces out of the money of their disciples., or to buy Rolls Royces. One must understand that it is so invaluable, that you cannot pay for it. I say it again and again here because I have been told by very responsible people that Anglo section brain cannot understand anything without money. Unless and until you make them pay money, Read More …

How do we get to the roots? Antwerp (Belgium)

Public Program, Antwerp 1986-0919 In the world today, we find an uncertain fear of a great shock. (I think little louder, they are not hearing) It could be from the atomic explosion, could be from some financial catastrophe, but the destruction is now going to come through our inner being. We have paid attention to the outward world, but we have paid no attention whatsoever to our inner being. In the west, the search has been outside, how to master all the elements. And the whole thing has grown as a big tree out of proportion to its roots. And we do not know what our roots are. Such a tree which is so much outgrown has not grown its roots and has not been able to supply the vital energy, is about to collapse. But this tree is within every individual. Which grows downward from the head. And the roots are in the head. When we go on using our human awareness, we start building up mental conceptions. There are mental conceptions about God, there are mental conceptions about eternal life, there are mental conceptions about the spirit. Mental conceptions are not the reality. Reality is what it is. We have to very humbly accept that we have to know the reality. But to know the reality we have to get to the roots. And how do we get to the roots? That means we have to be subtler human beings. That means this human awareness can only go Read More …

The tree of life is upside down Hall Cocteau, Ghent (Belgium)

Public Program, Ghent, 1986-0918 I bow to all the seekers of truth. The truth is absolute. But human awareness has not reached the state to be aware of the truth. To know the truth, one has to know it on your central nervous system. You cannot know it by your mental projections. Whatever you have discovered so far, was already there and that’s how you have discovered it. The truth that we have to know, is a very simple thing. That we are the Spirit. The Spirit which is the reflection of God Almighty. We are the reflectors of that Spirit. So far, the reflection is not so clearcut, and to become the Spirit, we have to understand that it cannot be done by our efforts. It’s an evolutionary process, which has brought us to this stage of human beings. We have come from the amoeba stage to this stage without putting any efforts whatsoever. Now if we have to go higher, we cannot put in any effort for it, nor can we pay for it. Many people think that paying money you will achieve God. God doesn’t understand money. These are all man-made ideas. You cannot pay for it, you cannot think about it, you have to become, becoming is the point. The actualizing is the point, it’s not believing, that I belong to this organization or to this kind of a group that you think that you have achieved anything. By certifying yourself, you do not become. For Read More …

How to stop in the present moment? Hotel Gouden Wieken, The Hague (Holland)

Public Program, Hotel “De Gouden Wieken”, The Hague, Holland, 16th September 1986 In these days of turmoil and chaos, we feel we are waiting for some sort of a big shock and maybe that our last days will appear in our life time. When we think only from the human limitations, this is quite justified. But we are not created by ourselves, nor have we become human beings by ourselves. From amoeba to this stage we have come, without doing any research or enterprise. So there must be some purpose and it has been mentioned in many scriptures, that we have to attain our eternal life. But when human beings start reflecting on concepts like this, concepts become bondages for them. These bondages work as systems and when we try to get out of those systems, we again get bound by bondages. Beyond the human concept, we have to humbly accept, there is reality. The main problem lies with our mind that we have got concepts which are limited. If you have to go to the realm of the unlimited, something has to trigger it in our awareness; something that is a living force, which is spontaneous. It cannot be that we human beings can manoeuvre it. We cannot put in efforts for it, nor can we pay for it and do all such things that human beings normally do. But in our understanding, in our human awareness, we think we can pay for everything. Let us think, how much Read More …

The Guru Supermarket Huis Overvoorde, Rijswijk (Holland)

Public Program day 2, Garden of Overvoorde mansion house, Overvoorde (Holland), 4 July 1985. Sri Mataji: Hello, please be seated. (To yogi giving introduction) Have you finished? Yogi: Shall I continue a little bit? Sri Mataji: You finish it, yes. (Yogi finishes the introduction in Dutch) I bow to all the seekers of truth. Yesterday in My lecture and afterwards, the impression I got about Holland, I must tell you very frankly. And you shouldn’t mind, because I am a Holy Mother. I am your Mother and I will not tell you any lies, nor will I support anything wrong that you have been doing. If you are a mother, you will understand Me better. If the mother sees the child is doing wrong she will tell, whether the child likes it or not, because the child is yet not matured, is not grown up, he doesn’t understand. There is nothing to gain for Me; I have to just give you. So those who are real gurus, I’ll praise them; but who are not, I will say they’re “antichrist”. But if you are honest and if you understand My earnestness to save you, you must not mind that. You get identified with a person, for nothing at all. What did you get yourself? You must think, did you get your realization? Did you feel your collective consciousness? Can you talk like this, the way he’s talking? Do you know all that, what he knows? Or like sheep, you are following Read More …

A new awareness: self-realisation Het Nederlands Congresgebouw (World Forum), The Hague (Holland)

First Public Programme day 1 in Holland, Het Congressgebouw, The Hague, Holland, 3rd July 1985 I bow to all the seekers of truth. I’m very sorry for being late today because they miscalculated the time that it will take to reach this place. We are talking about truth. Truth that we know of cannot be conceptualised, cannot be mentally understood. We have to know that truth is beyond mental conception. If we believe that this piece is hot, or this piece is cold, (pointing to the microphone) it’s just our mental idea. But we have to feel it, experience it. The truth has to be known on your central nervous system. It should not be just a conception that; “I’m very happy. I’m very joyous. I’m very blissful. I have found the truth.”, because truth can only be found out through our evolutionary process. We cannot achieve it through our human awareness. Human awareness is limited and whatever we do through our human awareness is also limited. If we have to ascend higher, we have to have a higher awareness, a superior awareness. This has been described thousands of years back in India and all over the world. Many great incarnations, prophets, all over the world have been talking about this awareness; this new awareness that we call self-realisation. In the name of these prophets and incarnations many religions were formed, organised, but I think they all missed the point. They missed the point that you have to be something higher; you have Read More …

Is there anything beyond the human awareness? University of Gent, Ghent (Belgium)

Public Program in the Auditorium at the Faculty of Science (Faculteit Wetenschappen), Campus Ledeganck, University of Ghent, Karel Lodewijk Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent, Belgium. Introduction by a Sahaja Yogi:It is my privilige to introduce Shri Mataji, a wonderful personality, who I hope you will all meet in a very deeper way in the program. Shri Mataji is the founder of Sahaja Yoga, in which the union with God becomes an actualization. Shri Mataji actually gives this deep experience and you should get it tonight. This is an actualization, it should happen, you should enter a silence. Depending on the clarity of your nervous system, you should enter a very deep and holy silence. At the very least you should be light(?) and relaxed at the end of it.Shri Mataji herself is the wife of a diplomat, the Secretary General of the United Nations International Maritime Organization. As such she travels the world and shakes the hands of presidents and prime-ministers. Does anyone here not understand English? I am sorry, because we were limited by Flemish.Anyone who does not speak English? Who does not understand English? Hands up? Who does not understand English.It is all right. You’ll get the experience, this is just a little [talk? unclear], you wait for the experience.(translate?) Shri Mataji herself is a very cultured, very educated lady, with medical training, hence my particular interest as well but behind this external role that she plays, as well as a housewife, she has the capacity to actualize Self Read More …

You Are To Be Born Again Ghent (Belgium)

Public Program Day 2, Ghent, Belgium Many people sometimes believe that Christ was born in America and he was an out and out a westerner. But he was not. He was one of them who gave us the knowledge about this. Not only that, but he played a very important role in establishing himself in a point called Agnya Chakra here (Shri Mataji pointing towards her forehead to show Agnya chakra). Now, one may say that Bible is the last word. It is not so, because it has not been able to explain many things. It talks of Holy Ghost but they do not know what Holy Ghost is. They say it’s a mystery. And also, Christ himself has said that you are to be born again. But they do not know what it is be born again. For them it’s just somebody comes up with little water, puts it on your head and say you are born again, you are now you are a Christian. You have become a Christian. (Shri Mataji laughs). Do you mean to say an incarnation of that level of Christ came on this earth, just to make somebody take some water and put on somebody’s head? His greatness can only be understood if you get your realization, means your Second Birth. But Not the way they say you are baptised. But you should be actually Baptized. We have to be truthful about it and honest that, no this can’t be the baptism that Christ Read More …

Who does these things? Ghent (Belgium)

1st Public Program. Gent (Belgium), 19 September 1982. [Introduction in Dutch. Starts at 4:29] It’s very kind of the Sahaja Yogis of Gent to invite Me to come here in Belgium itself to meet them and meet other people who are seeking the truth. Actually, every place, every country where Sahaja Yoga started, it had a very dramatic beginning. And I have been always enjoying and witnessing the fun of the reaction – the first reaction of the people to truth. Robert is a remarkable person because he came to us at a point where people did not think that he would even achieve his Realization. And suddenly, I came to know that he has started a center in Gent and everybody thought it was really miraculous. How could he do it? It has happened also once before that one gentleman came to Bombay to get his Realization. And he went to Rahuri and started a center of his own. And it grew into such a big organization now. I should not call it an organization but such a big tree that thousands and thousands of people have received Realization under that tree. Like the banyan tree has a very small seed and once it creates a huge big banyan tree. And the same is happening here in Belgium. I am very happy to know that we have such nice seekers here who have achieved their Realization already. And there are many who are seeking. For this, there is one Read More …