Time: Friday, 12 February, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: South Perth Community Hall, Corner of South Terrace & Sandgate Street (Google map)
About “Freedom & Liberation”
Freedom and Liberation” is a film biography of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation. Inspired by her political parents and Mahatma Gandhi, Shri Mataji took part in the youth movement working for resistance against the British Empire to obtain freedom for India.
Throughout her entire life, Shri Mataji always kept to her vision, one which goes beyond the political freedom of her motherland India, to a vision of inner freedom and transformation of each individual. This vision would take her to the five continents so that she could talk with ordinary people about her new method of meditation.
“Freedom and Liberation” is the work of young director, Carolin Dassel, who shows the many stages of Shri Mataji’s adventurous life in a very subtle way. The timeless impressions, beautiful music, original locations and archival material combine to produce an atmosphere of meditative authenticity.
The evening will conclude with a brief meditation session.
7:00pm: Doors open and live music
7:30pm: Screening of “Freedom & Liberation”
9:00pm: Brief meditation session
Free admission. No booking is required. Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided after the movie.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Today, we are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. The birth of Jesus Christ is very symbolic because He was born in such a manner that even the poorest of poorer wouldn’t be born in the stable. And He was put in the bed which was made of dried grass. He came on this earth to show people that for a person who is an incarnation, or who is a highly evolved soul, is not bothered about the comfort of the body.
His message was so great, and so deep, but He had disciples who were not prepared for the battle they had to fight…. He had only twelve disciples … and all of them, though, tried to dedicate themselves to Christ, fell in a trap, some of them to the worldly aspirations or to their own hankerings.
His message of love and forgiveness is the same even today, preached by all, all the saints, all the incarnations, all the prophets; they all have said about love and forgiveness. If it was challenged, or people felt that this won’t work out, they were asked to have faith in what is said, but they were simple people in those days. So they obeyed Him. Some of them definitely were very good….
He came on this earth to prepare for us our Agnya Chakra…
Shri Mataji, Ganapatipule, India, 25 December 1996
Once you become the part and parcel of the whole, you do not feel that you are doing any good to others or you are obliging anyone because nobody is the other. If somebody feels this hand paining, the another hand soothes him. And what is the obligation? Who is the other that you are helping? You are helping yourself. So the feeling of other goes away. When you have the first stage of thoughtless awareness, then you watch everything without thinking, is Zen.
Now I see a beautiful piece here and I know it is not mine, so I have no headache of it. But when I watch it without thought, all the joy that was put into this to create this starts filling me up completely because there is no thought in between. Otherwise I would think, “How much will I pay for this? When will I get it? Where will I buy it?” But when I have no botheration like that and just enjoying without owning it.
Like a calm lake reflects all that is created around it, the joy of that, fully. In the same way, the calm mind, without any thought, reflects the joy of the creation. So the idea of my mind drops out, all the headaches of insurance drops out. But the greatest thing is that you start enjoying another person.
Shri Mataji, Munich, Germany, 9 May 1985
Seeker is that special category, as I have told you, who is aware that you have to seek something more than material well-being or the power or the so-called pleasures of life. There’s a special category born out of the people who have had this seeking before, before they came on this earth, and they had this seeking. They worked it out, and today they are ready to receive the knowledge.
Now this knowledge is not the knowledge that you can know through your brains. Whatever you can know through your brains is all limited because your brain – the capacity of it – is all limited. So you have to have something higher sensitivity in your central nervous system to know this knowledge I am telling you about.
Now when we talk of knowledge we do not know that it is the knowledge through our central nervous system. When we evolved to human state, whatever we know, we know through our conscious mind, through our central nervous system. But as far as the brains are concerned we can think of anything. We can think that we are now become the King of England. We can think that we are the President of America. Whatever we think we can go ahead with it, and whatever we want we can read. All that is nothing but a mesh of words. There’s no reality about it. The reality exists in our central nervous system, in our conscious mind, and that’s why the knowledge has to be in your conscious mind.
Shri Mataji, 1984, London