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She Dedicated Her Life to Humanity

Shri_Mataji_23Feb_Memory_Sahaja_Yoga_MeditationShe was a visionary willing to share her view of a better world that includes a place for each of us, side by side, as one. She was also the founder of Sahaja Yoga, a unique meditation technique and a worldwide movement in over a 100 countries. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is the practical application of her vision.

Unlike many other visionaries, Shri Mataji had a practical solution to turn her vision into reality. Her experience was deep. From her days in the ashram of Mahatma Gandhi to her nation’s fight for freedom, she showed that she very much understood this world. She knew who we were and where we were going. She knew our culture better than we do, our souls and our dreams. In short what she offered was something very simple. This something is Self-Realization.

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In 1970 Shri Mataji discovered a technique to trigger the awakening of the primordial Inner Energy within each human being. Since then, She traveled extensively to educate and enlighten people all over the world. Her unique discovery has already transformed millions of lives and many more transformations are to come.

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Shri Mataji’s humanitarian and spiritual work draws admiration not only from countless individuals across the globe who have personally benefited from her teachings, but also from governments, dignitaries, educational institutions and organizations. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice and received The UN Peace Medal, in addition to having a large number of other international awards and recognitions.

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Accepting award from Claes Nobel

Enlightenment, attainment and vision are not just the property of the distant past, nor the promise of a remote future.

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One day promises have to be fulfilled. We cannot always live in the realm of future hope. As Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi would say, “It can all happen now”.

Read about life and work of the Great Spiritual Leader on http://shrimataji.org/

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Spirituality, Uncategorized

 

Sahaja Yoga to Be a Part of BRICS Summits

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8th BRICS summit 2016, New Delhi

At the 8th BRICS summit 2016, a world conference of leaders for international relations and security, a participant Sahaja Yogi had a chance to read the following article about the Islamic State from a Sahaja perspective- Why ISIS. After it was read, the BRICS committee was so impressed that they have included Sahaja Yoga to be a part of all their future summits and conferences. BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Below is the Sahaja article from the latest book written by Yogi Mahajan and Pragya Pradhan, that was read by Pragya Mishra at the 8th BRICS Summit about the crisis of Islamic fundamentalism and it’s spread:

Why ISIS?

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Young boys in front of “membership office” for ISIL, Al-Bab, Syria; photo credit: humanrightsactivists.wordpress.com

“A country’s youth is its greatest wealth because it is its most precious potential. But the glitter of gold also attracts thieves. Thieves like ISIS are stealing it. In the past they stole over 3000 young men and 500 European girls. The youngsters joined ISIS not because they were Muslims or subscribed to its ideology, but because they were sick of their robotic lives and sought adventure, or they were disillusioned teenagers trying to find purpose and score a goal inside their head. Mind you these were highly educated youth in high profile jobs! Not just that, the ISIS propaganda machine is engineered by smart tech-savvy young brains produced by the top American Universities like Harvard, Yale, Princeton etc. It belies the myth that education makes a man, or smartness is akin to wisdom. Yes, education is an essential element but it has failed to provide safety valves to protect the world’s most precious gold.

Something has to happen in our awareness for the safety valves to open. It was thought that religion was the answer, but it also attracts thieves; fundamentalists have split the human race in the name of god. According to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga, “After self-realization it is easy to perceive the truth that all these religions were born on the same tree of spirituality, but that those in charge of each religion plucked the flowers from the living source and are now fighting each other with dead flowers of merely partial truths.”

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But why seek the safety valve elsewhere when it is placed within us since our creation. Socrates said, ‘know Thyself’. The self is the universal being within us. Chinese philosophers Confucius and Lao Ste described it as an energy ‘chi’. This indwelling energy is also described as the cool wind of the Holy Ghost in Christianity, Ruach in the Hebraic scriptures and kundalini in the ancient Indian texts. As we connect with our kundalini she opens this safety valve. Intuition flows through the valve and enables us to recognize the wolf in the lamb’s clothes. But wait, the intuition not only protects us but also expands our awareness into collective consciousness. The light of collective conscious helps us to integrate.

As we integrate it becomes possible to understand who we are inside, and hence realize that we are no different from everyone else. We are cells in one cosmic body, and if one cell has cancer it spreads to the whole body. The late President Roosevelt said something similar; poverty anywhere is a threat to prosperity everywhere. As we integrate, we no more have to imagine ‘all men are brothers’ but it is a living experience because we feel unconditional love for our global family on our central nervous system.

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Today the human race is once again bonding as thousands of youth who are enjoying the peaceful vibrations of their kundalini are spreading those vibrations to others. Apart from transmuting the vacuum in their lives their kundalini also transcends their attention to a new Gandhian- Lincoln high, and hence they don’t have to ramp up any other dose. Thus, our kundalini is not only the catalyst for bonding the human race but also provides modern solutions to the age old problems of terrorism, fundamentalism, fascism, racialism and immorality. We cannot solve modern problems with worn out tools; we need a baggage – free postmodern youth with open minds and ignited spirits.

In India we have a saying, “If age could, if youth knew.” What if the youth knew from an innate source within? What if it empowered them? What if it opened their eyes of discretion to decipher truth from untruth – then there would be no ISIS.”

By Yogi Mahajan & Pragya Pradhan

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Book is available on amazon.com

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Posted by on February 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Enlightened Music

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Today is a Birthday of the great Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), who was truly the master of western classical music.

Born Realized, he showed prodigious musical ability from the age of three. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. The phenomenally talented child became the object of scientific research in London.

Mozart’s music activates the central channel of the human subtle system. In his opera The Magic Flute, he express the qualities of the seeker of truth through the characters of Tamino and Pamina and those of the Adi Guru through the character of Sarastro (Zarathustra).

Shri Mataji about Mozart:

“… so many here who were realized souls. Even in other countries, who were realized souls, never went to any college, never went to any university but wrote such great things. If they are born realized, like Mozart, from childhood they are geniuses.” (Public Program. Geneva, Switzerland, 13 June 1985)

“When I listen to music of Mozart, I cannot think. I feel only the joy of its creation that’s flowing in My being and
enriching Me.” (Public Program Day 3. Vienna, Austria, 6 September 1983)

Let’s enjoy together his timeless and ever flowing Symphony no. 40

Photographs of Mozart’s musical instruments and compositions: http://www.mozartforum.com/photos_autographs.htm

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Yoann is The Voice!

Yoann Freget, a 25 year old Sahaja yogi, wins The Voice 2 of France on May 18, 2013. The talent from the Garou team, beat his competitors in the public voting. Yoann has won realization of his first album and the hearts of the big audience. He prevailed at the end of the final stage where he performed hits like “In Another World” by Celine Dion and “Earth Song” by Michael Jackson. In his duet with Zaz, Yoann reprized the song “I Want” together with his coach Garou, and sang “Amazing Grace” by Elvis Presley.

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His sensitivity, his soul, his heart and his generosity have captivated the audience. In his backstage interview to the MyTF1 Yoann said about the message he wanted to deliver, “Always and forever: Love… for the final show I wanna give love…”

Will.i.am, the leader of the famous American hip hop band Black Eyed Peas, who sang that evening with all the four finalists, announced that he will create a single for the winner of the Voice 2. So it is Yoann who will be working with will.i.am, and his upcoming new single will be the first part of will.i.am’s concert in Paris in December.

Enjoy the video of the “Earth Song” performance by Yoann at the Voice grande final.
“Amazing Grace” (Elvis Presley)
“Free” (Stevie Wonder)
“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” (James Brown) sang by Yoann at the semifinal.

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2013 in Art, Culture

 

The Power of Innocence

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation, always focused on the power of innocence, which is the quality of the first energy center – Mooladhara. All children are born with the strong Mooladharas, and that’s why they are innocent.

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“Innocence is such a great thing that it cannot be destroyed. It is the quality of the Spirit. It has all the wisdom of the world, all the understanding of the world; and when anybody tries to harm the innocence, the world, the whole world – which may not have cared so much for innocence, might not have worshiped innocence so much – they all stand up against anybody who tries to harm the innocence. You can see in your own lives around you, when anybody tries to trouble children – all of the them, whatever they are, whatever they are coming from, whatever maybe their nationality, they all jump, all jump to control and to safeguard that child. What is it? What is it within us that makes us so very conscious to protect the innocence? It’s really a shame, a great shame for us, when we find in this world that innocence is under attack. Anything else can be tolerated.

Innocent people who have done nothing wrong, those who have no malice, who are living like little children, I should say, if they are attacked by anyone – we cannot bear any innocent person or ‘innocent being’ being harmed. We don’t realize that within us there is the ocean of love and ocean of understanding for children. Why? Why should it be? Why should we feel like that, especially for children? Especially for innocence? There are people who are always attacking innocent people, innocent children, there are. But no-one wants to support them. No-one thinks that it’s proper to ill-treat children. And those who have done this have to suffer…

But human beings have been given freedom to choose their ascent, to choose the right, to choose the truth. Only through innocence they can achieve that. Only the innocence is the source of joy. Without innocence you cannot enjoy anything fully.”

“This innocence never gets destroyed because it is eternal. But it may happen that it will get covered with some clouds by our mistakes that we commit. But once you get your realization, your innocence is re-established, it manifests. And you become innocent, your attention becomes innocent.”

-Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Motherhood is the Highest Thing!

Shri Mataji said, “We are mothers and we should be proud of our motherhood. Motherhood is the highest thing a woman can achieve… And I think that is the greatest thing that can happen to a woman is to be a mother… It’s much worse that you have to tell your children something to be done, and you love them so much that you don’t want to say that, then you have to play some little sweet tricks with them to bring them round… It is such an interesting and a beautiful life to be a mother, we should be proud mothers.”

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In recognition of Her strength, love, devotion and compassion, many people call Her “Mother”. She treated everybody as Her own child. Personal care and attention were hallmarks of Shri Mataji’s programs.

Being a mother for thousands, Shri Mataji always emphasized the importance of mother’s role for the prosperity of the whole society, “Motherhood is the highest thing. I tell you, the race, any race which does not have superior mothers cannot exist. Any country which doesn’t have mothers of a great quality cannot exist. It will perish, no doubt about it.  The mothers have to look after the preservation, not only of their own children, but of the whole race, of the whole nation. It is a very important thing. Wherever the mothers have failed, the nations have failed.  So try to understand that it is the mothers’ duty to do this… Everything passes through the mother to the children.”

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Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Culture

 

May 5th World Realization Day

May 5th Declared World Realization Day in Honor of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation

The Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga World Foundation proclaimed the May 5th as World Realization Day, also known as Sahasrara Day, in honor of the work and vision of the founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. The date marks the day in 1970 when Shri Mataji managed to transcend significant cosmic barriers through her deep meditation under a Bilva tree on a remote beach in Nargol India, and open the seventh Chakra known in Sanskrit as the Sahasrara.

•Recalling Her unique experience Shri Mataji explaines: “That was the day I told myself: ‘Somehow or other, I must open the last chakra…’ So the whole night I sat under a bilva (bael) tree near the seashore. I was just thinking, “How will I manage this en masse realization?”… I was all alone and felt very good… I felt that the time had arrived… At that moment, I noticed that the Kundalini rose like a telescope within me, opening [the chakras] one after the other, traveling upwards. I felt that whatever energy was above suddenly entered within me like a cool breeze from every direction. I saw a big torrential rain of breeze flowing through my head all over. I felt that I was lost, I was no more… There was only the grace…”

By effecting this momentous change, Shri Mataji opened the door to a new era of universal emancipation through spiritual growth, and most importantly, She enabled the opportunity for large numbers of people to receive their spiritual enlightenment quickly and easily. Instead of having to retreat to mountaintop austerity, anyone could energize the vital Kundalini energy inside of them and become connected to the cosmic spirit through yoga meditation.

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Shri Mataji made this process, called Self-Realization, into the root of a form of yoga meditation she called Sahaja Yoga. Uniquely among practices of this kind, the key is ‘thoughtless awareness’, which elevates through mental silence, rather than through using visualization or other kinds of mental focus. This form of meditation has grown massively over the past 40 years and is now practiced in over 122 countries. Practitioners come from all walks of life and cultures, and typically discover the kind of peace, satisfaction and general well being that modern society tends to degrade.

Shri Mataji, who as a young student worked with Mahatma Gandhi in the non-violent struggle for India’s independence, was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and received the U.N. Peace Medal in 1989. She spent more than 40 years traveling the world to spread her message of peace and unity through her soothing form of meditation. Uniquely among the so-called gurus of the time, her key message was that every person carries the seed of their own mastery inside themselves. They can in effect become their own guru, without need to resort to dogma or ritual. The meditation would provide all that anyone needed to unlock the reality behind this material universe, and help them find purpose and enjoyment in their existence once more.

public program, 4 August 1995, Budapest HungaryShri Mataji passed away in 2011, but Her legacy lives on in the lives and community work of her followers around the world. She repeatedly explained that every person has the right to obtain their Self-Realization, and the process of giving Self-Realization to anyone who asks for it, free of charge and with no obligation, carries on today as strongly as when this extraordinary personality was alive.

The tree on the beach in India which was the only witness to the cosmic breakthrough has now been designated Nirmal Tree, named after Shri Mataji, and is officially recognized as a place of deep spiritual significance. It is hoped that the 5th May, a date which one day may rank as the most important anniversary in the history of mankind, will serve as a universal and suitably loving memorial to the guru of gurus and teacher of teachers, who brought tangible, meaningful spirituality to a world lost in fear and confusion.

More information can be found at www.shrimataji.org

 

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Spirituality