Recently I woke up in the middle of the night with an insight into the benefits of giving Vibrations. In Sahaja Yoga the term, Vibrations, refers to feeling the All-pervading Power of God’s Love or Paramchaitanya in our palms, at the top of our heads, and for a sensitive personality, anywhere else on the body. It flows as a cool breeze when the subtle system is balanced and harmonic.
When we “give” Vibrations, this is when we use this flow to clear another person’s subtle system. What happens is like a river. The river flows and becomes broad and deep only when the trickles of water are continuous. Similarly, in human beings, for the Divine Vibrations to flow, we have to facilitate it by constantly finding ways and means to “give” it.
All this insight took no more than a fraction of a second to flood my conscious awareness. The revelation also provided the answer as to how we can achieve this, i.e., by “giving” Vibrations, using all the methods that have been devised for us by Shri Mataji, to everything that comes into our attention – people, things, animals, plants, events, situations. Develop a habit; make it second nature. If each of us were to do this we could become broad and deep channels of Vibrations that would merge to become one big ocean of Vibrations.
The man whispered, “God, speak to me,”
And a meadowlark sang.
But the man did not hear.
So the man yelled, “God, speak to me,”
And the thunder rolled across the sky,
But the man did not listen.
The man looked around and said, “God, let me see you,”
And a star shone brightly.
But the man did not notice.
And the man shouted, “God, show me a miracle!”
And a life was born.
But the man did not know.
So the man cried out in despair, “Touch me, God, and let me know You are here,”
Whereupon God reached down and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away –
And walked away unknowingly.
The Mona Lisa, the best-known painting in the world: it has held a certain mystery to all who have seen it. The beautiful face is commanding in its beauty and compelling in its atmosphere. A controversy still remains, however, as to whose portrait Leonardo Da Vinci actually painted. A Florentine matron? Who?
Compare the painting with the photograph of Shri Mataji. This photograph provides the answer, if someone only has eyes to see. Shri Mataji’s beauty, gesture and mood all speak of the secret of the Mona Lisa. Da Vinci, a realized soul and genius, has painted the ideal woman, through thoughtless inspiration. The identity of the actual model for the work seems unimportant in comparison with the resemblance of the painting to the photograph.
The painting (completed between 1503 and 1506) has been an object of contemplation and admiration for centuries. The painter’s use of many layers of transparent colour gives a subtle brilliance to a realistic face of a woman. This technique of sfumato (half-light) puts the woman painted seemingly in two worlds: sitting in a chair, in front of a natural, almost primeval landscape.
The photograph of Shri Mataji: the soulful eyes, the part of the hair, the clasped hands, the pose in the chair, even the way the tapestry and the open land beyond give a sense of depth similar to the painting’s landscape! The qualities of pure beauty and intelligence that radiate from the painting in a quietly mystical way say, “Who is She?” And finally we know.
Source: Light of Sahaja Yoga Newsletter
Once as a child I had read a story about some birds. A net was cast and so many doves, they were caught in the net and they discovered that, “We are misled, misguided.” They saw some grains and they were misguided. So how to get out of the net was impossible for them. It was an impossibility. One could not get out. One tried to get out, others got more entangled and he gets even worse.
So what to do? They all said, “Why not we all fly out with the net itself and then with our beaks we’ll cut out this net and we’ll be freed, but first get out from here. Put our energy together, all of us, and let’s fly out.” And that’s what they did. They spread their wings, all of them put together, and took off and off they went and they were freed.
Today’s Sahaja Yoga is that kind of a trick. One person cannot work it out. It is impossible. If one person has to do it, it’s an impossibility…. One has to become a whole group to lift up the society higher, so that you can really get rid of the shackles of this bondage.
Shri Mataji, 1982