"I AM THE ADI SHAKTI"Shri Mataji declares that She is the incarnation of the Adi Shakti (Holy Spirit/Ruh) sent to deliver the Divine Message and means of eschatological evolution (the Last Judgment and Resurrection/Al-Qiyamah) to humanity. According to Aaron-Golan in The Illustrated Bible Dictionary, "The coming eschatological salvation is envisaged in transcendent and universal terms.... in the form of both bodily resurrection and of spiritual immortality."
The Divine Feminine
The Adi Shakti (Hinduism), Comforter/Holy Spirit (Christianity), Shekinah (Judaism), Ma Adi/Ruh (Islam), Mai Treya (Buddhism), Great Mother (Taoism) and Aykaa Mayee (Sikhism) are the one and same primordial Divine Feminine. Mahdi is the Sanskrit contraction of Ma (Mother) Adi (Primordial) just as Maitreya is contraction of Mai (Mother) Treya (Threefold). The function of the Islamic Mahdi is similar to that of the Buddhist Maitreya and Christian Comforter.
The Divine Feminine and the promised eschatological salvation
The Adi Shakti (Hinduism), Comforter/Holy Spirit (Christianity), Shekinah (Judaism), Ma Adi/Ruh (Islam), Mai Treya (Buddhism), Great Mother (Taoism) and Aykaa Mayee (Sikhism) are the one and same primordial Divine Feminine. Mahdi is the Sanskrit contraction of Ma (Mother) Adi (Primordial) just as the Maitreya is contraction of Mai (Mother) Treya (Threefold). The function of the Islamic Mahdi is similar to that of the Buddhist Maitreya and Christian Comforter.
According to Aaron-Golan in The Illustrated Bible Dictionary, "The coming eschatological salvation is envisaged in transcendent and universal terms.... in the form of both bodily resurrection and of spiritual immortality." The Torah contains several references to "the End of Days" (achareet ha-yameem), which is the time of the moshiach (Messiah).
As the Messiah She fulfills this ancient Jewish prophecy.
As the Comforter/Holy Spirit promised by Lord Jesus She completes His teachings and commences the Last Judgment.
As the Mahdi/Ruh She proclaims the Great News of the Resurrection (surah 75 Al-Qiyamah). "Great News: usually understood to mean the News or Message of the Resurrection." (Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Quran)
As the Maitreya She fulfills the prophecy to renew Buddha's work. "Relying on certain Mahayana Buddhist citations and quotations ... the fifth Buddha will be Maitreya Buddha." — the XIVth Dalai Lama
As the Shakti entrenched in the holy scriptures, She synthesizes all religions into a single shared path of the Sanatana Dharma.
Last Judgement and Resurrection (eschatological evolution) incomprehensible to the modern world
The New Encyclopedia Britannica (1992) states that the idea of the Last Judgement has often become incomprehensible to the modern world.
For the most part, the churches of the latter part of the 20th century no longer have the courage to uphold the Christian teaching of life after death. The church has long neglected teachings about the entire area of the Last Things. The New Testament responses presuppose the imminent expectation and thus leave many questions unanswered that arose because of the delay of the Parousia.
On the lips of Jesus Christ the term "Kingdom of God" unquestionably summarized the very heart of His Message. The Kingdom of God within is the central theme of the teaching of Jesus, and it involves His whole understanding of His own person and work.
Anthony Buzzard, in his book The Kingdom of God: Present or Future? questions the lack of knowledge regarding this central theme of Christianity: "Yet the voluminous discussions of the meaning of the Kingdom of God, the heart of the Gospel preached by Jesus, and therefore the Christian Gospel, continue to leave the impression that the subject is complex in the extreme, indeed that the truth of the matter is virtually beyond recovery. An enormous amount of scholarly energy has gone into analyzing the biblical and non-biblical evidence in an effort to explain what Jesus taught as His central theme. Can it really be that our New Testament records provide no clear idea of what Christ and the Apostles meant us to understand by the Kingdom of God? Nothing less than the Gospel message of salvation is at stake.
Coming of the Kingdom is linked overwhelmingly not with the ministry of Jesus in Palestine, but with the Coming of the Messiah
Nearly all writers on this subject agree that the Kingdom has both a present and a future reference in the teaching of the New Testament. But it is the present reference which seems always attract the most attention, the impression being given that Jesus insisted on the fact that the Kingdom of God had arrived with His ministry. How deeply that notion has been instilled in us can be tested by asking in a variety of religious circles what is understood by the term Kingdom of God. Almost invariably the reaction will be that it is a present reality, a reign of God in the hearts of the believers, the Kingdom thus being, in some sense, synonymous with the Church. Now that emphasis might well appear convincing, were it not for a large number of impressively simple New Testament passages which flatly contradict the notion that the Kingdom was present, in the sense that the Kingdom itself had come with Jesus. Surprisingly, these passages seem to have escaped notice. Yet they provide the most obvious support for the fact that the coming of the Kingdom is linked overwhelmingly in the New Testament not with the ministry of Jesus in Palestine, but with the Coming of the Messiah in the glory of His Kingdom at the end of the age (popularly, but wrongly known as the end of the world). It is essential, therefore, at the outset, to make a fundamental distinction between the proclamation of the Good News of the Kingdom, which is at the heart of the ministry of Christ and the Apostles, and the future coming of the Kingdom which is consistently associated with His Coming in glory at the end of the "present evil age" (Gal. 1:4)."
According to Jeffery B. Russel, Professor of History at the Santa Barbara University of California whatever the "new eon and the kingdom of God meant, they meant a complete change, whether by obliteration and new construction or by transformation of the existing world. The nature of the new eon, the kingdom of God, varied considerably among these writers. It might be a world not of this earth, or it might be a completely new order on this earth. It might be the end of time or the beginning of a new sort of time. For all the apocalyptic writers, however, it meant the final, eternal, and complete triumph of justice, in which the good would be rewarded and the evil punished...
The Messiah would act as the agent of God Almighty
The judgment would be a judgment of all the peoples of the world... The coming of the Messiah was then linked to the day of the Lord and, accordingly, to the Last Judgment. The Messiah would act as the agent of the Lord, or sit in judgment with the Lord. The functions of the Lord and of the Messiah at the Last Judgment were gradually fused.
Civilization as we know it is only transitory and "it will finally pass away as the new age dawns and the true civilization is born. That will mark the end of the "provisional" world we live in today. God wills a reckoning of the old civilization and the establishment of a new one, and the time of His reckoning is at last drawing near.
Until now evil forces have had wide latitude in civilization, but in the transition from the old to the new, they will be weeded out. All people will go through an inexorable process of cleansing. The world will be terribly afflicted in payment for untold sins gathered over millennia. The great affliction is the sign that all societies and nations are being purified, and it will lift humankind to a new level of existence where good prevails.
The transition, which is actually upon us now, is the last stage before the beginning of an earthly paradise. In the upheaval, every sphere of life and every corner of civilization will be transformed. Those who believe in God and repent will witness the coming of the new world, and they will be able to start on the road to salvation. But those still heavily burdened with sin and unable to overcome their malicious ways will end this life in absolute misery and may find no salvation in the next." (Okada Mokichi, Sekai-Kyusei-Kyo, Johrei (Japanese New Age religion)
Final Judgment or Day of Reckoning is a natural corollary of monotheism
Ira G. Zepp Jr., author of A Muslim Primer has this to say about the Last Judgment: "Fazlur Rahman, in an oblique paraphrase of sura 50:22, said that Judgment Day is the "Hour when every human will be shaken into a unique and unprecedented self-awareness of his deeds; he will squarely and starkly face his own doings, not-doings, and mis-doings and accept the judgment upon them..."
Something like a Final Judgment or Day of Reckoning is a natural corollary of monotheism. If there is one God who knows all and sets standards of behavior for the world, there must be a time of judgment, or the edifice crumbles of its own weight."
As Anthony Buzzard emphasizes in The Kingdom of God: Present or Future? "the coming of the Kingdom is linked overwhelmingly in the New Testament not with the ministry of Jesus in Palestine, but with the Coming of the Messiah in the glory of His Kingdom at the end of the age (popularly, but wrongly known as the end of the world). It is essential, therefore, at the outset, to make a fundamental distinction between the proclamation of the Good News of the Kingdom, which is at the heart of the ministry of Christ and the Apostles, and the future coming of the Kingdom which is consistently associated with His Coming in glory at the end of the "present evil age" (Gal. 1:4)."
The Messiah has delivered the Good News of the Last Judgment and Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection)
Now that time has come. The long-awaited eschatological coming of the Messiah precedes the "Last Day," before the "End" comes, prior to when "God" decides. The Messiah has delivered the Good News of His Kingdom. The Last Judgment and Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection), the ultimate test of validity and truth of organized religions, has been declared by the Shakti (Holy Spirit/Ruh). Those who believe and take part in the Great Event ordained for all humanity are promised both bodily resurrection (kundalini awakening) and spiritual immortality (moksa). They will feel the Cool Breeze of the Spirit (Mother Kundalini/Holy Spirit/Ruh) flowing out of the hands and head upon Self-realization (Second Birth/Baptism of Allah). This Ruach (Breath of God/Winds of Qiyamah) will be felt daily for the rest of your life, a constant reminder to those taking part in the Great Event to act righteously and remain on the Straight Path while on Earth.
"In the Puranas, the modern times we are now living in are called Kali Yuga, the Age of Confusion and Conflict. Yugas are periods of time, thousands of years long, that recur in a cyclic or spiral progression. Dwapara Yuga is the second age, when people begin to lose some of the great qualities they had in the first or Golden Age, and Kali Yuga (present Age of Darkness) marks the lowest point of moral and spiritual development in each cycle. It is followed by Krita Yuga, the age of transformation or actualisation of spiritual experience, which leads finally to Satya Yuga, the Age of Truth or Reality, in which the Golden Age returns and all man's faculties begin to manifest themselves in their full glory once again. Thus according to the Puranas humanity has great hope of enjoying Satya Yuga which will give peace, harmony and Divine love.
If we tally the description of Kali Yuga in the Puranas with very obvious observations of the present state of our society, it seems to me that the worst period of Kali Yuga started during the first quarter of this century. It is almost unbelievable how culture and thought have completely changed in such a short time, particularly in the West. In Kali Yuga, all traditional values are more and more undermined and destroyed and there is great moral confusion. There is also a restless seeking for new forms and new kinds of order. According to the Puranas, when the lowest point is reached, the people will have lost contact with their inner sense of dharma (innate sense of righteousness which is sustained). There will be confusion between right and wrong. Children will no longer respect their parents. Men will think and act like women and women will become like men. The lowest grades of human beings will take over positions of power and authority, and the higher, spiritual type of human being will be neglected and despised.
About twenty years ago, marking the very first stirring of a new Satya Yuga, the transitional age called Krita Yuga started manifesting itself. Krita Yuga is a unique period of spiritual ascent as the All-Pervading Divine Power called the Paramchaitanya in Sanskrit has become active at the level of ordinary human existence. It is predicted that this Divine activity will bring about the long awaited Satya Yuga, the era of growth and spiritual ascent.
All the signs show that it is the Era of Truth which is now advancing and we can see very clearly. For example, how quite ordinary people are becoming aware of Absolute Truth and Reality through Sahaja Yoga. Sahaja Yoga is the spontaneous union of the individual consciousness with the All-Pervading Divine Power through the awakening of the residual Power of Kundalini which lies dormant within all human beings in the triangular bone at the base of the spine called the sacrum—the sacred bone.
Krita Yuga has another characteristic by which, when this Yuga is manifested, the falsehood of all outside religions, all people in power who are unpatriotic and dishonest will be automatically exposed. All false prophets and cult leaders will be exposed and all organizations that perpetrate falsehood and hatred in the name of God will be exposed because in Krita Yuga the Truth is spontaneously brought out. All corrupt entrepreneurs and false teachers will also be exposed.
A second characteristic of Krita Yuga is that whenever there is a falling away from Dharma the inner Divine Laws of Righteousness which are innate and which regulate both human existence—the whole world structure as well as manifestation of the Cosmos—will arise as a result with a corresponding, compensatory effect. This is called the Law of Polarity or in Sanskrit karma-phalam which means in practical terms that whatever you have done, you will get the fruits of those actions—As you sow, so shall ye reap.
So in this Yuga all persons will get their karma phalam. If they have led their lives in accordance with the Universal and Eternal Laws of Being they will enjoy an existence which is harmonious and fulfilling. But, on the other hand, whatever wrongs they have done—that is, whenever they have fallen out of the central path of Dharma, either individually or collectively—they will have to pay for that in this life time.
In Krita Yuga there may be much to suffer. This is very unfortunate but it is simply the effect of our own actions which we have to face. Of course suffering can be avoided if people achieve their ascent; what in Yoga we call "the State of Spirit" or "union with the Divine Power." In Krita Yuga this manifestation of exposure and punishment through the law of polarity will take place as long as we do not accept the path of spirituality, which is the only true and satisfying path for human beings. The suffering that befalls people, both collectively and individually, will be nothing but their own karma phalam, the result of their own choices.
However, despite this aspect, Krita Yuga is also a very blissful era for those who are genuinely earnest seekers of Truth. In Krita Yuga there are unique opportunities for self-transformation and, with their ascent, these seekers will achieve a very high state of spirituality. But in this Age of Krita Yuga such is the Power of Divine Compassion and Love that those who have made mistakes and are consequently suffering are also redeemed of their sufferings by the activity of this All-Pervading Divine Love.
Further more, it is said in the Puranas that the residual Power, the Kundalini, will be awakened and will grant Self-Realization to the seekers. This Power will also grant them physical, emotional and spiritual bliss, and all the problems which come from our inner being—energy centres of the subtle system—will be solved through the spontaneous cleansing and harmonizing activity of the Kundalini.
In this way all individual human problems as well as those collective or social problems that have been created by human beings will be solved. But is it said that this state is meant only for people who, through their ascent, have achieved the state of Selfhood. These are ancient prophesies which can now be seen vividly.
The Indian sage, who may be called the pioneer in this field, was the first great astrologer, Bhrigumuni. In his book "Nadi Granth", he made clear predictions about these modern times. He also specifically predicted how the Kundalini would be awakened spontaneously through Sahaja Yoga, that is, spontaneous union with the Divine, and become the means of both individual and collective transformation on a mass scale, through teachings and incarnation of a great Yogi. This Yogi would be an unparalleled master of the Kundalini and would teach all the people the ancient secrets of self-transformation. These are the times described in the Holy Bible as the "Last Judgement" and in the Koran as "Qiyamah", the Resurrection Time. Astrologically it is also called the Age of Aquarius, the time of rebirth and of great spiritual development on the Earth.
Of course this is also the Age of science and technology in which human beings progressed beyond the stage of blind faith. And in this great happening of the Last Judgment and the Resurrection Time one need not, and should not, believe blindfolded in whatever is said about ascent or salvation, but should treat it like a hypothesis and observe the facts with an open mind like a scientist. Of course, if a hypothesis is proved then any honest, scientifically-minded modern person has to accept it.
The pure Knowledge of the Divine manifesting itself directly through Self-Realization will progressively lead to the creation of a new race for the New Age. This Knowledge is not then for very few privileged individuals, as it was in the past, but for the benevolence of the whole world. In this way the last breakthrough of our evolution will be achieved en masse. The entire human race can be renewed and transformed. Dharma, righteousness, will once again be universally respected, and human beings will live in Peace—harmoniously with themselves, with Nature, and with each other...
In My opinion every Westerner has, as a matter of urgency, to understand the vital role he has to play in this great Age of Transformation and of the Last Judgment. The Western mind has to realize the enormous responsibility which has been placed upon the West and the Western people need urgently to find out how to achieve the balance, not in terms of money, but in the vision of their responsibility. This is very much required for the ascent of the whole humanity. Otherwise on whom will the blame of destroying the innate human culture by the dynamism of modernism lie, the advanced or underdeveloped?
In these Modern Times, in the evolutionary process, we have reached the state of human awareness. This human awareness can work through its thinking, rationality or conditioning. Many modern poets have described them as "the Calls of Freedom of the Self." But what if one can rise to a higher dimension of awareness? Why not open our hearts and minds to the unique discovery that has been revealed for this vital ascent?
The Kingdom of God that we were promised is at hand. This is not a phrase out of a sermon or a lecture, but it is the actualization of the experience of the highest Truth which is Absolute, now manifesting itself in ordinary people at this present moment."
Shri Divya-vigraha Devi
(Divya-vigraha [621st]: Divine form, or 'Vigraha' means battle. Thus She represents the battle of the Divine forces against forces that are Asuri or evil.)
QUOTES OF SHRI MATAJI
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
"If one considers the absurdity and the implications and the after-effects of many otherwise apparently rational conclusions, one has to say that rationality, though we are very proud and boast of it, it is not such a responsible vehicle for wisdom. In view of the unreliable results of applied rationality, it is clearly wrong to have such firm ideas and beliefs based solely on rational theories. There is no final answer to fundamental questions through the use of rationality alone, because discussion shows that each view might be partially right. One definitely cannot say that this one is fully right and the other is fully wrong. In our wisdom, we must understand that the Truth in effect is absolute and not relative or variable as we commonly experience it, like the six blind men (a Jew, Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and Hindu) describing an elephant from six different angles: one, holding the trunk, says: "It is long like a snake."; another, feeling a leg, says: "It is massive like a tree." Each has a very firm and indeed justified faith in the correctness of what he has found, but each contradicts the other, because each has only a partial and relative view.
Of course, rationality is not even as firmly anchored in Reality as the blind man's perception and who may not even be in contact with the elephant, but perhaps indeed the trunk of a tree, a piece of hanging rope, or a poisonous snake. Unless you have access to the Absolute Truth, which is a totality, unless you can see the whole elephant, how can you decide whether your view is the right one?
However, there are many who may profess untruth with great confidence, proclaiming their authority with great pomp and circumstance, but they become aggressive, violent or even murderous if they are challenged by others, as the actions of many so-called religious fundamentalists amply demonstrate. Moreover, all kinds of cults, which appear to be very benevolent from the outside, teach the seekers that the world is coming to an end...
On the firm foundation of Absolute Truth only can one have complete confidence and an absolutely peaceful, non-violent stand in the face of the relative world of uncertainty, contradiction and confusion. Such a person, like William Blake, for example, is truly what is meant by the word saint—a person who states the Truth simply as he sees it with his higher vision, and does not react vehemently or violently to contradiction and scorn, but pities his or her aggressors as blind and ignorant.
However, in modern times, what impresses one is not a simple and unassuming statement of the Truth, but superficial showmanship and display...
Now, because of the natural limitations on the power and scope of rationality, a person who can say with authority what is absolutely right or absolutely wrong has to be an enlightened person. It is beyond the normal limitations of the human mind to say something Truth so emphatically. And if such a person not only announces but manifests that Truth as Reality, and expresses it in his life and work, then one should after all pay serious attention to such a personality. Such a person is a saint, or a seer, a greatly evolved soul, whose unique individuality is free of all taints of egoism or conditionings. He is, we might say, meta-modern and does not care for the limitations of rational understanding, for the norms imposed by the cult of money or the power of the orientations of fads and fashions of modern times.
To a merely rational person, who thinks that all ideas are merely opinions, such a person may appear to be an egoist, but the test is that through his lifetime he will not do anything that jars or that is considered sinful or anything that goes against human benevolence. Nor will he create destructive ideas in the minds of the people. On the contrary, whatever he does is constructive and compassionate and creates peace over his entire area of activity. Because it serves the interests of a fuller and more perfect life and promotes human ascent, his work is of an eternal and absolute nature."
Shri Puratana Devi
United Kingdom — December 2, 1979
(Purantana [810st]: Primordial or Ancient)
1. All names of the Adi Shakti (Holy Spirit. Shekinah, Ruh, Tao, Eykaa Mayee, Divine Mother, Shri Lalita, Devi) who has incarnated on Earth as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi are taken from Sri Lalita Sahasranama, compiled by C. Suryanarayana Murthy, Associated Advertisers and Printers, 1989. All names of the Shakti are purely esoteric in nature, and this website reveals and provides irrefutable evidence of Her Ultimate Reality in the Sahasrara (1000-petal Lotus, Kingdom of God) within all humans.