The poet, Gyaneshwara, wrote a series of poems in praise of the Divine. In his book, Gyaneshwari, the poet has given precise instructions for the awakening of the Kundalini and the achievement of Self-realisation.
In the Epilogue to the Gyanashwari, known as the Pasadyan, Gyaneshwara expresses a desire for mass realisation for the whole world. He predicts the arrival on Earth of people who will give their blessings to the whole world. These are his words:
May the wicked give up their wickedness
And develop a liking for good deeds.
May all beings feel friendly with one another.
May the darkness of evil vanish.
May the whole universe see the light, the sun of One Universal Religion.
May the desire of all human beings be fulfilled.
May the world be visited ceaselessly by the company of the faithful saints
Who would shower blessings on the earth.
Such men are the moving forests of Kalpaturu trees.
They are mines of wish-granting jewels.
They are vocal oceans of nectar.
They are moons without spots, suns without heat.
Let such saints be friends to all.
How similar are these wishes to those expressed by more recent writers, as in songs popular in the early 1970s. In his song, Don’t you feel a change a coming? Cat Stevens expressed it in this way in 1971:
Don’t you feel a day is coming, and it won’t be too soon
When the people of the world can all live in one room.
When we shake off the ancient, shake off the ancient chains of our tomb
We will all be born again of the eternal womb.
In the same year, John Lennon wrote the following lines in his famous song, Imagine:
Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world…
You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us and the world will live as one.
It is not really a coincidence that Cat Stevens and John Lennon were writing songs like this at this time. It was in 1970 that Shri Mataji developed a unique method of giving en masse self-realisation. Sahaja Yoga, which was founded by Shri Mataji, provides the path to awakening the Kundalini, attaining Self-realisation and living in peace with people from all over the world.