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Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

Purity is your Mother’s name [1]. You know that my name is purity. And this purity is such that it purifies everything. It just purifies. The purity should be such that it should purify; otherwise that purity has no meaning.

For example, a soap purifies, but you don’t purify the soap … Water is the purifier. Water purifies us physically. And also all our poisons are driven out of our liver by water. Water is a very great element in removing all problems [2]. You use water for so many things. You know how it works out.

So this Lakshmi [3], which is purification, was born out of water. That’s why she was called as Mary [4]. And I’m also called Nira [5], meaning “born out of water”.

So one has to understand … that we inculcate purity. We should not cheat ourselves. It is easy to cheat, but we should inculcate purity within ourselves as a matter of our own maturity, as our own decoration, as our own beauty and not just because it’s a laborious thing or it is a very hard thing. It is not like that. It should be achieved with great pleasure and happiness…

We like to have a bath or to be clean and to be presentable. In the same way, we should try to clean our thoughts. Just by paying attention to them, we can clean them. Thoughts must be made clean. First of all, why have thoughts at all? But even if you have, have clean and pure thoughts. Even if you have to have, don’t have thoughts full of arrogance, aggression or of fear…

Our purification of our mind comes through certain methods of understanding. First of the understandings one has to have is that we are born in a family, born in a society … So all these fixations have put into us a certain amount of impurities, which may give us ego, superego. Anything it might give us. So to keep it pure and simple, take to the water element [5] as much as you can. It helps both ways. It helps the ego. It helps the superego. Take to the water element. And that is what Lakshmi is…

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Diwali Puja, 1981

1. Shri Mataji’s name, “Nirmala”, means “pure”.
2. The element of water is used in simple cleansing practices in Sahaja Yoga.
3. The Goddess, Lakshmi,  is worshipped at the time of Diwali Puja. Lakshmi was born out of the sea.
4. The name, “Mary”, comes from the Latin word for sea.
5. “Nira” comes from Shri Mataji’s name, “Nirmala”.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Cairns would like to invite you to our next meditation workshop to be held on Saturday 18 June 2011.

For the beginner, this is an opportunity to discover the peace that lies within, and experience a new awareness that you probably never knew existed.

For those of you who have already been attending our regular weekly programs, this workshop will teach you techniques to enhance your meditations, helping you to find a new depth of peace and clarity, as well as improving your general state of well-being.

When:  Saturday 18 June, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Where:  Marlin Coast Neighborhood Centre
2 Reed Road, Trinity Park
(Entrance next to Holy Cross School)
Cairns, Queensland

Cost: There are no costs for this workshop or for ongoing classes.

Seating: Chairs provided. No physical exercises, postures or special clothing are required.

Directions to venue:
If coming from Cairns, turn right from Captain Cook Highway at Reed Rd roundabout and continue along Reed Rd through first roundabout. Turn right at next roundabout and go back up Reed Rd to entrance of Neighborhood Centre on the left past the Holy Cross School.

Planning to attend? For planning purposes, please contact us at 07 4051 0110.

After the Workshop:  Regular meditation programs are held at this venue (Marlin Coast Neighborhood Centre) every Monday night, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Programs are also held at these locations:

Every Saturday morning, 7.30 am – 8.30am
Cairns Esplanade (on the grass near the lagoon)

Every Tuesday morning, 10.30 am
Cairns City
Please call 07 4051 0110 for details.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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