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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Important Teachings of Mataji Nirmaladevi

The following are various teachings given by Mataji Nirmaladevi to sahajayogis on various pujas an public programs , which are really life changing. If we ponder upon it, try to understand those in clear terms and implement in our own life, the quality and tranquility of our life will be far more.

The only sin is to feel small & separate from the whole

From the 1982 address on the occasion of the 9 Nights, Shri Mataji gave a new definition to original sin, which in it's generally known understanding, tends to infuse us with unnecessary guilt. However, the sin, if any, is only to believe we are powerless, individuals disconnected from the great unity.

Some notable quotes from this address to Sahaja Yogis:

'That was the avidya, the artificial knowledge, the knowledge that “I am something,” that “I am the doer” - the ego. Till the animal stage there was no ego, and then the ego started growing. We can say that’s the beginning of the original sin: that “I am something.; I’m doing something; it’s I who can do it.'
So with awakening of Kundalini, you realise who you are, and stop thinking negative abour yourself. It is most step for personal improvement. When the feeling of I am small vanishes, you feel yourself the power of God and lead the right path with full confidence.

Another important benefit of these teachings is that you overcome feeling of depression, which is causing great harm in present world. People think of ending their life in highly depressed conditions. You can after self realisation feel that there is no big cause to worry about life and give up feelings of suicide.

Overcoming Depression by Spreading Enlightenment
Unless and until we are connected, we cannot know how great we are. And that’s how we start condemning ourselves, suffering from depression, this, that frustration. These are all artificial. And they just drop out once you know what you are, what is your capacity, what you can do, what are your powers. So that, you get awakened and you can awaken others also. This is another power you get that you can awaken other people. You don’t have to ask Me to do that. Anybody who is enlightened can do it. Like one candle which is enlightened can enlighten hundred candles. In the same way you can also do it. And once you start doing it the joy is tremendous.

Perth, Australia
March 27, 1994
(Public Program)

The limits of mental introspection

So introspection, also, if it brings about depression and demeaning of your personality, best is not to introspect also. Because all these mental activities, I have seen, create problems. But in a state where you are thoughtlessly aware, introspection comes to you automatically. You see it automatically. You understand it automatically. You do not think about it, it just comes to you. The whole picture comes to you and you are at peace with yourself. You are never in turmoil, never in trouble. Then you don’t get angry. Then you do not argue, then you do not discuss, but you become as if dropped in to the ocean of awareness and you don’t have to worry as to solve something. When you are reflecting, then you find that this power works.

Navratri Oct 1, 1995