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The Significance of Brighton 1979 |  Print    version  |

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

Brighton, UK
15November 1979

The name itself is so beautiful — Brighton. Ithas to brighten the whole country. Ihave been here twice before also, and Ialways felt that if a chance is given to me in this place, we can really start Sahaja Yoga in a big way, and can… one day …. become a pilgrimage. There are mixed vibrations in Brighton. Youhave the sea. Also, the mother earth here has special significance, but when something Divine starts emitting itself, the evil comes in a disguise, and accumulates in that place, and starts fighting… fighting the Divine, and that’s how, it’s a very mixed vibrations, Ifelt in Brighton. Buton the whole it is a very good place, where Sahaja Yoga can prosper.

They must have told you about Sahaja Yoga. ‘Saha’ is ‘with’, ‘Ja’ is ‘born with you’. Thisis the Yoga — this is the union… that you are seeking with the Divine…. is born with you. Itis within you. Everybody has said, ‛You seek Him within yourself“. EvenChrist said ‘You seek Him within yourself,’ That means you have to seek… it is your freedom… which cannot be challenged. Youhave to ask for it, for example, if God could, at this stage of human awareness, transform you to higher awareness… without you coming into that play… your freedom coming into that play… he would have done it long time back. Buthe cannot. Youhave to choose Divine in your own freedom.

You are seeking, definitely. Perhaps you do not know what you are seeking. Butone thing is definite. Youare not satisfied with whatever you are… you think there is something beyond which you have to seek. Maybe some of you know, some of you do not know, what you have to seek. Butthere is something beyond, no doubt, which has been told to you by all the prophets, by all the scriptures, by all the great incarnations that came on this earth. Ithas been promised also, that you will be judged one day. Thejudgement, will be first your own… of yourself… whether you are seeking the Divine or some sort of a frivolous thing. Ifyou are seeking the Reality and the Truth, then only, you are going to be chosen, then only, you are going to become the citizen of God’s Kingdom.

Now, let’s see who is this God and what am Italking about. Inthe beginning… it was just… a Silence… complete Silence. Andout of the Silence, when it awakened, the Silence was awakened. ThatSilence is called as ‛Parama-Brahma“, in Sanskrit language. Iam sorry, Ihave to use Sanskrit language — it doesn’t mean that it is something Hindu. These ideas you must get rid of. Because in India, people have meditated much more, they didn’t have to fight the Nature, like the one we were fighting now coming down to the hall. Theatmosphere is so nice and warm — people can live even under a tree. Theyhad lot of time — they didn’t have to fight the Nature so much, so they had lot of time to meditate. Andin their meditations they have found out certain things, for which they have used Sanskrit language.

So, this Parama-Brahma, or you can call it, this Silence, the Absolute Silence, was awakened, got awakened because it, itself got awakened…. like we sleep and we get awakened. Andthen this Silence became what you call Sadashiva, when it was awakened. Andwhen this Sadashiva started breaking, in the sense that It wanted… Itdesired… to create. Aswe say, that the morning sun is breaking through the dawn… in the same way, when His desire started manifesting, His desire became His power, and It got separated from Him. Now, whatever Isay is just a story for you… you need not believe it, but Iwill reach up to a point where you will see something which you can believe into, and then gradually, step by step you can believe into this theory. Thisis just a hypothesis foryou.

So, when this desire became a power, his power… Itwas called as Shakti or Mahashakti or Adi… Means Primordial Power. ThisPrimordial Power assumed a personality and entity — it had to, if it had to act. Ifyou have only a desire in your heart, it’s no good. Wehave to transform it into some form, otherwise it will…… the desire will rise and it will fall off. So, this desire got into a form, we can say, or entity, which is called in the Bible, as Holy Ghost and in the Sanskrit language as Adishakti.

This desire, then created out of itself two more powers — one to act, and one to improve on its own creation. Likethat, three powers started acting, and these three powers were created. Now, as we know that people have not talked about Holy Ghost much, in the Bible….. nor in many of these scriptures, which have talked about the Father, have been able to talk about the Holy Ghost. Specially, when Christ’s Mother Herself was an incarnation of Holy Ghost — he didn’t want to endanger Her life. Hedidn’t even say that She was the incarnation of Holy Ghost — because if they had crucified Her, he would have come out in his own destructive powers. But, the drama was to be played and She remained a silent person.

Now, this Holy Ghost is important… for us, because Father is just a witness. Heis witnessing the play, the game that Holy Ghost is going to play. Heis going to enjoy Her creation. Heis the only witness of that game, and She is trying to please Him by creating this, because it was His desire, to create. SoShe created. Withthese three forces we have got, which Icall: the first the Desire (Mahakali); then the second one was the Action (Mahasaraswati); and the third one is the Sustenance, or you can call it the Evolution (Mahalakshmi). These three powers acted, to create us — human beings. Nowwe are at a stage where we have reached, where one can talk about these things.

Even at the time of Christ, one could not talk of the Holy Ghost. Whatcould you do with these fishermen? Justtell me, how could you tell them about these things? Thatwas just a preparatory thing, but you know, what a mess they have done. Quite a mess is there, and people can’t understand those who call themselves religious — how could they be fanatic? Fanaticism and religion are at dagger’s ends. Theycannot be one thing. Youcan see now in Iran, now. Youcan see anywhere, people, if they are fanatics, how irreligious they are, because religion islove.

God is Love, and none of these ‛religious people“ have expressed that love, so far, in a way it should be expressed. Norhave they taken over the work of seeking God. Butother things they are doing, like philanthropic work they’ll do — collecting funds, or having a jumble sale… or sort of a thing.. That’s not the job of a person who is seeking God. Under these circumstances, when we are face to face with people who are so-called religious, who have organised religions, or disorganised religions, and fake people, we really get absolutely frustrated — we get flabbergasted, and we do not know, what are we to do, because we are born seekers. Weare born as seekers. Wemight have made mistakes, in seeking, but we are definitely seekers. Ifyou were not seekers you would have been happy attending some dinner, or a ball somewhere. But, no. There is something beyond, something beautiful beyond, which is being promised, which you feel there is, you are aware of it — the existence of that beauty, you are aware of it – but so far you have not reached to the source. Andthat’s why you are seeking.

 Now, these three powers are within us, also acting, and they have shown here, if you see, (indicating the chart), on the left hand side is this blue line that is going down, is the power of our desiring, by which we desire, by which we express our emotions… and when this desire is no more left in us — in the sense that this power, when it disappears, within us — then we also disappear. Andthey have not shown the Spirit, but if you see this.. (..).. line, you can say that that is the Spirit they have tried to show. ThisSpirit, is the reflection of Father God or the Witness God, who is within us — in our heart, while these three powers, have created like a curtain, between our attention and between Him. Nowthe attention exists in this green colouredVoid.

It is sustained by our liver, and that’s how these three curtains keep us away from that spirit. Wecannot see that spirit, we cannot feel it. Wecannot manifest it, but we know there is someone who knows us. InGita, it is called as ‛Kshetragnya“ who is the knower of the field. So, we know there is a knower, and the knower knows all about you, and is tape-recording all that you have been doing, your seeking, your mistakes, your turbulence, all kinds of things you have gone through — all is recorded in that tape, and that tape is placed down below there, in the triangular bone which is called as the Kundalini.

This is the residual energy of our desire — means when the whole universe was created, this energy of desire, Adishakti, after creating the whole, She remains the whole, because She is complete. Youcan say, it’s very easy to understand. Supposing there is light here and Iput a film here, the whole film is reflected, but the film is intact. Inthe same way after projecting itself, what ever remains… is the residual energy, is this Kundalini — means you are the complete projection of that Kundalini, that power, which is desire power, which manifests later on into these two powers: the right side power, the one you see with the yellow colour — it’s called the power of action; and the central power, which you have achieved up to a point, (and the rest is a void: you can see (where)the dotted lines are) — is the power which is responsible for your evolution from amoeba to thisstage.

We should ask a question, ‛Why did we become human beings — from amoeba to this stage?“ Supposing Ihave some bolts, nuts, this, that… and Igather them together. Then, anybody would ask ‛Why are you making this?“ So Ican tell: ‛I am making a microphone.“ But this microphone also has got a thread, here. Itis to be put to the mains. Unless and until it is put to the mains, this is not going to workout.

And this is what we have got — these three powers, and the residual power there, which is the desire power, which is just sitting down there, which is going to desire your rebirth. It’s your own Mother, and when She desires it, She comes into action only when She sees somebody who’s an authority — who has a power to raise Her, who loves the same way as She loves you, then only She rises. Notby any tricks, by standing on your head, or having an exercise, or beating people or all sorts of things, they have devised now. Itis a spontaneous thing — Sahaja. Sa-ha-ja. Spontaneously it rises. Imean, supposing now somebody comes to me: ‛Can you guarantee that my Kundalini will be awakened? Ornot..“ Isay, ‛No, Sir. Iam sorry. Maybe, may not be. Ifyou do not argue, too much, then it will.“ Why? Whathappens with arguments?

I must tell you what happens. Imean … Idon t mean you should not argue. Youmust… argue because, Iknow you have a problem. Youare too identified with arguments — you can’t help it. Doesn’t matter. Butwhen you argue, you use this power which is on the right hand side. Bythinking, what happens is that you create that yellow stuff there, and that yellow stuff in common words is Mr. E-go. Andwhen you think, this ego rises like that and goes on pressing the other one — that is the Superego, which comes from your conditionings. Sothis Ego, when it sits on this one like that, how are we to raise the Kundalini, because what happens is that there is no place, no space — it has to be balanced like that. Themore you argue, the more it goes on like that. Byargument, Icannot raise the Kundalini. That’s why Isay, ‛For the time being let me see about it. Don’t argue just now“. But, then people don’t like it, you see, they feel challenged. So, Isay, ‛Alright go ahead“. Butwhat happens when you start arguing, the thoughts go on pressing you, and that is why you cannot do it by any argument — by reading a book. Youcannot pay for it. It’s absolutely impossible to pay for it. Goddoesn’t have a shop. No, He doesn’t know shopping, nor you can organise Him. Wecannot organise God. Hehas to organise us. So, any sort of an organised thing can not work itout.

 It’s absolutely like sprouting of a seed. Youjust put it in the soil, put some water — as Isay Iput some water of Love, Igive you some water of Love — then it sprouts by itself. Youhave a seed, you have the primule, you have a sprout inside, and everything is just ready. Ithas to happen. Bygetting angry, it doesn’t work out. Byanything that you can do, you cannot work out. Youhave to be effortless. Youcannot put in effort for sprouting a seed. Youcannot even transform a flower into a fruit. Actually we don’t do much. Whatwe do is dead. Whatever is dead we change into another, then we change into another. That’s all. Wehave done nothing living. Thisis a living process and all living processes are to be achieved through spontaneity.

 So, spontaneously it rises. Ittouches your Sahastrara and you start getting the cool breeze in your hand. Now, apart from the Indian Scriptures, where it is described as Saleelam-Saleelam, this cool breeze and cool breeze comes on you like a wave. Alsoin the Bible you have read that, it is the cool breeze. So, the whole power is this power of desire, which has manifested into these three powers, this Adishakti — is the cool breeze. It’s like a cool breeze. Andit is All-Pervading. Whenthis Kundalini rises she passes through these centres (of course there’s no time for me to explain all those centres now) and touches you. Nowthese centres are the subtle centres below our plexuses, which we know in our medical science, that these are the plexuses we have got within ourselves. Andthen you become Self-Realised.

 I cannot give you a lecture on that, or a brain-washing, you become Collectively Conscious. It’s actualisation, that we should seek. Ithas to happen within you, so that you become that — is not just by branding anybody ‘you are a Sahaja Yogi’ — it cannot be. ASahaja Yogi has to get the real baptism. Hisfontanel bone has to become soft and the Kundalini has to pierce it, then only he is a SahajaYogi.

 You cannot have membership, you cannot have anything like that. Itis so spontaneous and if it has not happened in you, then you are not a Sahaja Yogi. Tillit has happened, you are still seeking. Butit just takes a split of a second to happen in people — like children Iwould say. Butit can take quite a lot of time with some people, because we have tried to harm ourselves, destroy ourselves. Actually in this country (U.K.) Ihave seen that there are very beautiful people born, very genuine, honest, humble. Great seekers of the past, of ancient times have been blessed to be born in this country, and also in America. But, they became impatient, and in their impatience, they have tried to destroy themselves. Andthat’s how if you have destroyed those centres, then there will be a little problem for a short time — we’ll work it out. Butyou have to have it. Youare born for this. Thisis evolution which has to take place. Youhave to know your Self. That’s your right. Youmust getit.

 But the way is not demanding, but asking for it. ‛Blessed are meek… blessed are those who are meek“ has been already said before, that meekness is important — not your arrogance. Ifyou sit on my head and say, ‛Give us realisation“. Yousee that is not the way. Iam not the one who is giving, Ishould say, but it’s you, who are receiving it. Likethe river Ganges flows you see — if you throw stones in her, you cannot get water out of her. Youhave to take a Pitcher, a hollow pitcher and dip it inside, and it will fill, by itself. Soit is your own asking which receives… that fulfilment, and you have to find out that fulfilment. Without that you cannot behappy.

 Now we have Sahaja Yogis in London of course, we are progressing with the pace of an ant, Ishould say. Thereason is… it is Reality. Yousee all other organisations spread because, you pay the money, and you become the great minister of state there, something like that. Andyou wear a locket, you become the great disciple of a great fake guru you see, or something like that. Itis very easy to do that way isn’t it? Butto become a Sahaja Yogi — you have to face yourself, you have to see yourself, and then the beauty, when it dawns upon you, you can see that it is the Truth — that you have to receive and Ihave to doit.

 You should not feel obliged, because that’s My Job. Iam paid for that, You can say. Giving you realisation is My Own Job. Ihave to do it. Yourjob is to take it, because that’s what you are here for. It’s no question of any obligation. It’s Love, just Love. Ihave to love you, and you have to receive the love from me. Itjust flows, it emits — only Iam telling you the way how to receive it. Butour human love, you see, is so aggressive, that we cannot understand someone who says, ‛I love you“. We’ll run away ‛You love me, then I’d better run away“, because love means possession. Yousee human love is such — love means domination, is aggression. Thisis just Love, which soothes you, which raises you to a new awareness, by which you can feel on your fingers the complete enlightenment, and your hands can tell you what centres are there, what centres are catching, in you — and in others.

 There are so many blessings of Sahaja Yoga, which Ihope to tell you about when we have a seminar perhaps there, and all these people can tell you also. ButI don’t know what are your problems. Iwould like to talk to you if there are any problem or question — but not too long. Because Sahaja Yogis get quite worried about it. Thereason is they all have asked me questions you know, quite a lot, they feel quite ashamed… to remember that, firstly. Secondly, they feel excited, that why aren’t you getting your realisation you see, why are you asking questions — better have it — is in your hands. Sothey don’t like it. Andthirdly, they find sometimes.. that you are asking questions of no value — to yourselves, or to anyone.

 So, one thing if you remember, there is nothing selling here. Youhave not paid for it. It’s something that’s just flowing, you see. Sucha thing, no-one knows of, you see, in this world. It’s just flowing, something beautiful — if you have seen a scene somewhere… beautiful scene, you just watch it. Inthe same way, if (with) that attitude if you come, just to open your eyes to that, you have to… it’s called Unmesh means opening the eyes… just to open your eyes to that beauty, that is your Self. Forwhich you should be ready, to do it, and there should be no doubts about it, because it’s not worth it… it’s not worthit.

 But if you have any, Iwould like to attend to them definitely — no doubt. Moreover, sometimes we get very good questions. Ihave seen that some people who ask questions, are really very good, and also give me some idea as to what is the problem. Sothat will be also very much welcome. Butdon’t sit down with the attitude of doubting Thomas — that’s one thing. Soyou have to ask me, if any question is to be asked, please ask me because Sahaja Yoga is a very big subject, and it is rather difficult to explain whole of it. Butthis is the one by which you get your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual integration, because all the centres come into play…. and (that) brings enlightenment in all these four aspects of your life…. into the totality so that you feel your wholesomeness in collective consciousness. Now… is quite a complicated sentence — Ihave said it in short, but if you have any problem about it, you can ask me — without any fear. Because Iam a Mother.

May God blessyou.

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