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the only truth I know is my own experience

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was a visionary February 25, 2011

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (21.03.1923 -23.02.2011)

She 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 worldwide movement in over a hundred countries. The yoga is the practical application of her vision.

The problem with visionaries is that there is a fine line that separates their vision from everybody else’s dream. That line, as fine as it is, is an important one. People will ask the simple question “How do we get there? Unless there is a practical solution, what’s the use?” The gap between the vision and the reality will, for many people, always be unbridgeable.

This was not the case with Shri Mataji. 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, the key to opening the door, the practical solution that she offered was something very simple. It is Self-realization.

Remember those dreams you had of the perfected society, the harmonious people, the contentment and tranquility? Remember those book you read – Siddhartha and The Prophet – the stories of enlightenment, rumours of the Buddha, inner knowledge and true peace. It is like that.

And why not?

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

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.

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Text by Richard Payment

Find a beautiful and detailed Press Release on Shri Mataji’s passing here.

 

The simple truth of life I suddenly realised March 31, 2010

This is nothing new, you might have probably read it somewhere …but, my goodness, it makes a difference when I MYSELF realise one of those “well known” truths.

I suddenly realised that it actually does not matter at all what I do in life, what occupation/family/social life I have…totally irrelevant!

The only things that matters is that in my daily life, every minute of it, I can give love, compassion, be generous and happy, so that I can reveal the beauty of the Spirit.

LOVE
axinia

(image by me)

 

The Greatest Guru September 8, 2009

The greatest guru that we have is Love… It is the guru within us which teaches us, which somehow or other leads us.
 
We are led into that great line of understanding, for which we don’t have to go to any college, to any school for education. It is something so much within that it works and expresses itself, expresses like a light. 
Such people we can make out because they are fully enlightened. They have light and through that light they see the whole world, which is very innocent and simple for them. 

This love, which cannot be described in words, has to be felt within… If you have this love, you enjoy. You enjoy yourself and enjoy everybody else because it is sahaj. You don’t have to make any efforts, don’t have to try anything. Just it is there and it works. (more…)

 

With mind immersed in Love January 3, 2009

This beautiful poem by Kabir seem to be the best answer I can give  to the discussion in the previous post “No man can teach another man“…

With mind immersed in Love, why should I talk?
Having the diamond knotted safe, why again I open the knot?
Empty scales at initiation are full, why measure again?
Rationality became intoxicated, by drinking without measures
Swan reaching the lake, need wander in ponds and puddles?
Your Lord is your inner Self, why seek him outwardly
Says Kabir listen my folks, I realized the Lord within
– like oil contained in the seed.

 

The picture is a good illustration to the idea, because it shows the enlightenment and the bliss one can really get in a powerful sahaj (after self-realisation) meditation.

 I don`t know the origin of that amazing painting, but apparently it is depicting Mother Mary. (more…)

 

The wave August 29, 2008

 image by axinia

I was standing on the shore
     a mighty wave came with a big roar
i was far away
     the wave rushed forward in the play
gently did it tickle me
     i felt the cool waters with glee
a moment passed
     the water receeded into the vast
how empty did i feel
     without the water, was my life real? (more…)

 

The most beautiful part of the human body August 23, 2008

To me eyes is the most beautiful part of the human body, because the eyes manifest the connection between the body and the soul, between the matter and the spirit.

There is a proverb saying that the eye is the mirror of the soul, alternatively that to understand what the person is like it is enough to look into his or her eyes. The eye tells us not only about the character of a person, but can reflect the physical state of the whole body. Some doctors use the eye for diagnostics. This method, which was used in olden times, is still used by a few physicians under the name “irridodiagnostics”. In some way, the eye is something like database of the human being.

I have found two interesting scientific facts on the human eyes.

1. Russian sientist and famous eye surgeon Ernest Muldashev has done a comparative study on all eye shapes of the human races and published a book“«Whom we are originated from»where he comes to an interesting conclusion that the “average” human eye is that of a Nepalese. Later Muldashev develops a far-fetched theory on the origin of mankind which seem a bit absurd to me, but I really like his eye comparative analysis. (more…)

 

War and Peace May 25, 2008

 image by axinia

“War cannot be avoided until the physical cause for its recurrence is removed and this, in the last analysis, is the vast extent of the planet on which we live.

Only through annihilation of distance in every respect, as the conveyance of intelligence, transport of passengers and supplies and transmission of energy will conditions be brought about some day, insuring permanency of friendly relations.

What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife… Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment…”

Nikola Tesla, “My Inventions: the autobiography of Nikola Tesla”, Hart Bros., 1982. Originally appeared in the Electrical experimenter magazine in 1919.

 

 
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