Correcting the Heart Chakra
Recognition of our Mother, is the mental activity of the Heart. Develop it by introspection and meditation, developing those waves of gratitude, love, oneness and Joy. Surrendering just means you open your heart to accept Mother’s Love… give up this ego, that’s all, and it will work out; “I am trying to push myself into your hearts, and I’ll definitely settle down there”.
The heart can be opened out by Sahaja Yoga… by one thing… by saying ‘Mother, come in my heart’… just say it 12 times… it works; And for the brain, you can say it 7 times… it works – I am available to you.
In order to mature so that we may become one with the Absolute, we have to maintain a certain amount of Suchitta, purity, within ourselves. We have to fight the confusion – it has to be faced and seen. Some people achieve maturity much faster than others… despite the fact that they may have been ruined by many… but still they do it. If the power of Desiring is very strong, and comes from your heart… absolutely from your heart… then it works much faster. So the only judging point is… ‘am I doing it from my heart… or… am I doing it superficially’
Now we have got different mantras for different chakras… if one chakra is catching, then you work on that chakra only, and develop your mantras on that. Supposing you have to say something for your heart, a mantra… first of all you must ask forgiveness from God, because your attention has not been so much as it should have been, on the Spirit. Now you ask for forgiveness from your heart… it should not be ritualistic, but it should be from your heart… and not to think about it, but put your hand towards it… direct the vibrations… but don’t think at that time… that is the most important thing; Humble down yourself… means to bring down your attention to your heart… don’t think.
When you are saying the mantra, put your attention without thought to that particular chakra… but if you are thinking, then you are again catching the heart much more. By thinking, the right side gets overactive, the ego develops… and engulfs the
Correcting the Heart Chakra heart. So by ‘thinking’ how to correct the ego, the worse you become – then you are fighting it. So we have to give a balance… bring down your ego… with your hands. Not mentally you resolve it, but through your vibrations and mantras… mantras are very important for Sahaja Yogis; For ego you say ‘Mother you are our ego… we don’t do anything… you do everything’ – if you say like that, it will work out… otherwise it will not; Be humble… be humble in your heart. What you have to surrender is your ego… means your thinking; If you are thinking, open your eyes, and say ‘I forgive, I forgive’… even if you take Shri Mataji’s name, it’s sufficient.
Now when you are facing the photograph, just to check up yourself, humble down yourself first of all, like a person who wants to perfect himself… and try to find out what is wrong with you. Humble down means to bring down your attention to your heart… don’t think. Now see what chakras are catching… you need not judge ‘why’ you are catching… that’s not important for us. It is catching… alright… so you don’t go on a trip of thinking; Once you start ‘thinking’, then there’s a barrier between the Spirit and you – in any art or in any deftness, that’s how the creativity, the spontaneity is finished… by thinking. So do everything in silence… in thoughtless awareness… that’s the main point. Try at least to see my face without thinking… my face itself makes you thoughtless… on the photograph you can watch my face without thinking… and it will work out.
Now for Sahaja Yogis as I say there should be no ritual… ritualistic things always make you absolutely dead… there should not be… like early in the morning you start with a mantra… and go on repeating mantra like a mechanical thing… it’s absolutely paying no respect to the Deity. But in a proper way… whichever Deity you want to awaken… think of that Deity, and try to cleanse it, with all the understanding and deliberations… with respect… with a protocol… and not just to take somebody’s name and just go on chanting any mantra you feel… it’s not a mechanical thing. Sahaja Yoga is a thing which has to come from the heart… it is heart felt… if you do not do it from your heart it has no meaning.
Correcting the Heart Chakra
Then how you behave is very important… you should not be artificial… or superficial… but best is to put your hand on your heart… both the hands… and just try to feel… your Mother is Adi Shakti… She has created all this Universe… She has created all this world… and She is for your protection – as soon as I come to know about your problems, my attention can work it out. All this protection is given to you because you are seekers of truth… and the truth is that I am the Adi Shakti Incarnated. Once this truth becomes one with your self, there’s nothing to fear… because all the Deities know this fact… they know about this Incarnation very well… they’ll do anything to substantiate your belief in every way… my photographs… in the sky… they are so anxious. They are behind the stage… before the stage… all sides of the stage… listening to me… feeling very happy that I am telling you the truth. But the way they recognise… the way they act… they never disobey. If you behave in the same manner, you are completely protected from all these problems I have told you about.
Then praise the Lord… because God is fond of praise… if you praise the Lord, then he gives you everything… it’s true. You cannot get to Mother, unless and until you are really bhakti from your heart… but if you have bhakti, then you can get to Mother… it is written… Bhakti Gamya. So your faith has to be absolutely untarnishable. So when this faith in God is absolutely established within you, that there is God Almighty… that he’s Almighty… and that ‘I am the messenger of that God’… just this understanding, when it becomes absolutely formed in you, then you are in Guru Pada. But we have to remember one thing… that we must have complete faith in the Kingdom of God… and in the powers of God Almighty… complete faith.
The greatest thing He has given us, is Realisation… and the ‘way of Sahaja’. Look into your heart, and humble down… and thank… every moment – that is the key to start the Joy… out of
Correcting the Heart Chakra
every moment. Every moment has an ocean of Joy in it… but to start it, you must thank… whatever you have got. Thankfulness is the way to Joy… there’s no other way – we get everything, but we never thank… judging type we are – today is the day of thanking; Thankfulness, if you do not have, you’ll never enjoy what you have… whatever you have got… whatever God has given you… out of His Grace… out of His compassion… out of His love. We do not know how to thank Him… you see this is the point… have we thanked Him… every moment of our life. When you thank Him, the waves of Joy will rise within you.
If you don’t have that Sankoch of Shri Rama you get right heart. So this Sankoch one has to learn… the Mariadas, means the boundaries of dharma… of your relationships… the discretion of the heart. Sankoch… means… restraint… in a wise way… enlightened restraint… how far to go with a person… is the question. Not to say something in such a way that you touch the wrong side of a person… is Sankoch.
Rama was on the right side of the heart… means the heart put to activity… do you understand that. When you are in the ‘left heart’ that’s your sincerity… your ‘heart felt’ thing… but the heart felt thing… how many of you are really putting that to action… absolutely into action. Without that your Rama’s tattwa cannot be improved. Rama’s tattwa is only improved when you put all the things into action… that’s exactly what Shri Rama did.
To cure problems of asthma… put the hand on the heart and say mantra to awaken the fatherhood. If the father is still hovering around you… then you have to tell your father that ‘I’m alright… you take your birth… you take your Realisation’. Like that we have cured the asthma of people who have been suffering from 25 years.
To correct a centre heart problem, hold your breath, not with great force, but ordinarily, hold for a while then exhale – 3 times, and use the mantra for Jagadamba.