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This newsletter contains interesting and useful information about Sahaja Yoga meditation. Sahaja Yoga was founded by Shri Mataji, a great spiritual leader of our times.
'Whole life should be a light; light of love, light of Divinity, light of beauty.' Shri Mataji, 1992
O Great Spirit,
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Whose voice we hear in the winds
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
We are small and weak,
We need your strength and wisdom.
Let us walk in Beauty, and make our eyes
Ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make our hands respect the things you have
Made and our ears sharp to hear your voice.
Let us learn the lessons
You have hidden in every leaf and rock.
We seek strength, not to be greater than our brother
But to fight our greatest enemy –
Make us always ready to come to you
With clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
Our spirit may come to you –
This poem was recently presented to Shri Mataji by Canadian Sahaja Yogis.
Yoga is very difficult of achievement. Even after making strenuous efforts, you are not able to master it. And so you fail to realise God.
I am, therefore, telling you the secret of my heart. It is not necessary for you either to control the mind or to subdue the senses. Instead only do this: wheresoever your mind goes astray, imagine your Sadguru’s feet to be there. Knowledge of Brahman will then dawn on you.
Jnaneshwara says, endeavour to become Nirguna, and you will come to know fully the secret of the knowledge of Self.
Shri Jnaneshwara (Incarnation of Shri Kartikeya), Abhangas
Here is a simple and practical way to understand why surrendering the ego is important.
A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see and asked the students, “How much do you think this glass weighs?” “50gms!”, “100gms!”, “125gms!” the students answered. “I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor, “but my question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”
“Nothing,” the students said.
“OK, what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?” the professor asked.
“Your arm would begin to ache,” said one of the students.
“You’re right. Now what would happen if I held it for a day?”
“Your arm could go numb. You might have severe muscle stress or paralysis and have to go to hospital, for sure!” ventured another student. All the students laughed.
“Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?” asked the professor.
“No,” the students said.
“Then what caused the arm ache and the muscle stress?”
The students were puzzled.
“Put the glass down!” said one of the students.
“Exactly!” said the professor.
Life’s problems are something like this. Hold it for a few minutes in your head, and they seem OK.
Think of them for a long time and they begin to ache.
Hold them even longer and they begin to paralyse you.
You will not be able to do anything.
It’s important to think of the challenges (problems) in your life, but even more important to “put them down” at the end of every day before you go to sleep.
That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong, and can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!
Remember to PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY!
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