The Divine Human
"You know that you are all. You have got Shri Krishna within you, who is awakened, you have got Christ within you, you have got Ganesha within you, you have got Brahmadeva within you and you have got Mohammed within you and you have got all of them. Moses, everyone within you. So, how can you be identified with one person? The reason is: You have still conditions and you want to try it into your own condition. So, try to bring it at a position where there is no condition."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Shri Durga Puja, Vienna, Austria—September 26, 1982
BHUVARI ALI, ADISHAKTI MATA UDDHARANYA SARV JANA
The Primordial Mother has taken birth on this earth for the salvation of the world
RUP TE SAJIRE, NIRMALA MATA ZAG VI SACCHIDANANDA
How beautiful you are, Mother Nirmala who has given us the truth, pure attention and joy
NAMAN NIRMALA MATA TUMHA NAMAN NIRMALA MATA.
Salutations Mother Nirmala Salutations to You Mother Nirmala.
SAHASTRAKOTI SURYACHE TEJ SHOBHATASE TUMCHYA VADNA
The glory of hundred thousand suns is shining on Your face
DHARIYENYA SARV DEVTA TUMHI NAMITI TUMCHYA CHARNA.
All the Gods and Goddesses bow down at Your Lotus Feet.
MULADHARI YETA, GAJANAN DEVTA
At the Mooladhara Chakra, we ask to Gajanana the elephant headed God
MAGU TAYANSI SUNYATA SWADHISTHANI NAMUYA SARASWATI BRAHMA DEYI JE SARVA SHUDDH VIDYA.
For wisdom on Swadhisthani Chakra we bow to Shri Saraswati and Brahma who are giving pure knowledge to everyone.
MANIPURI VANDUYA LAKSHMI NARAYAN JAGRUT KARI JE DHARMA
On Manipur Chakra (NNabhi) we praise to Shri Lakshmi and Vishnu who awake the dharma
PAAR KARAYA BHAV SAGARALA VANDUYA ADIGURUDATTA.
For the salvation of the whole world we worship to Shri Adi Gurudatta.
HRUDAYI SMARA TYA SAMBH SHIVALA ZAGVI JO ATM TATWA
In the heart remember to Shri Shiva the innocent one who enlightens our Spirit
ANAHATHI RAHE DURGA MATA RAKSHIJI SARV LEKRA.
On the Anahath Chakra Chakra lives Mother Durga who protects Her children.
RADHAKRUSHNA VANDUYA VISHUDDHI CHAKRA VAD VINYA SAMUHIKTA
Let us worship Shri Raddha and Krishna on the Vishuddhi Chakra to increase our collectivity
KSHAMECHYA HYA DEVTA YESHU MARY MAGU TAYANCHI KSHAMA KARU SARVANA KSHAMA.
(At the Agnya) The deities of forgiveness who are Shri Yeshu Mary we ask for forgiveness and we forgive everybody.
SAHASTRARI VANDU NIRMALA MATA DEYI JE SARVA SAHAJ YOGA
Let us worship Shri Mataji at our Sahasrara who is the giver of Sahaja Yoga
ZAGVI TYA KUNDALINI SARV JANANCHYA, SODVI TYA JANMANCHYA FERYA.
She is awakening the Kundalini of all people, She makes us free from the circle of birth and death."
Sahaja Yoga Songbook (1996)
Since November 1993 the transcendental experiences of children's souls, each meeting the Divine Mother hundreds of times in the Kingdom of God within* over the years, have been recorded. They have identified Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi to be Her incarnation, sent to deliver the message and means to participate in the promised Resurrection and evolution into the eternal spirit.
Kingdom of God within*
"At the same time, the knowledge Jesus communicates in the gnostic gospels and related texts is a knowledge both of what is outside and of what is inside...
In the Gospel of Thomas Jesus says that the kingdom is inside and outside (3:3), and the inner may be like the outer and the outer like the inner (22:4)...
Another Valentinian gospel, the Gospel of Philip, gives a meditation on the outer and the inner. Based on an utterance of Jesus very much like Gospel of Thomas 22:4, this meditation maintains it is actually more fitting to focus attention upon what is within, what is innermost. The world of the pleroma, the fullness of God, thought by many to be the divine realm above, truly is within. In the words of the Gospel of Philip, ‘What is innermost is the fullness, and there is nothing further within’ (68). If the fullness is within, so, in the Gospel of Thomas, is the kingdom within, or spread out upon the earth, unseen by people (3:3; 113:4), and so also, in the Gospel of Mary, is the child of humankind (or son of man) within. As Jesus says to the disciples in the Gospel of Mary, ‘Follow that. Those who seek will find it’(8)." (Marvin Meyer, 2009, p. xxiii-xxiv)
"But those who have got Realization will enter into the Kingdom of God. You have to enter into the Kingdom of God here, as I say, in the Seventh Chakra.
The Paraclete Sri Mataji
The New Age Has Started, Houston, USA—October 6, 1981
After putting himself in bandhan Kash asked the help of the Great Primordial Kundalini to awaken the Kundalini residing within Gurmit. He then used his hands to channel energy into the sacrum bone of the seeker, where the Kundalini had laid dormant for ages.
He closed his eyes in concentration and vibrations began flowing profusely from his hands. The Kundalini of Gurmit responded and informed Kash’s Kundalini the condition of the chakras. Kash instantly decoded this vital information on his fingertips and knew precisely which chakra was malfunctioning and the extent of damage. He then proceeded to cleanse these energy centres by invoking the Deities present at those affected chakras.
Every now and then he checked his own Kundalini for any developments. She kept coordinating with him, advising him to work on another chakra whenever a 'blockage' was detected. Sometimes he had to rotate two or three chakras quickly, one after another, as the Kundalini kept scanning the subtle system like a spiritual virus detector.
Occasionally he would coax Gurmit’s Kundalini to rise and penetrate the Sahasrara, raising it all the way from the Mooladhara chakra to the top of the head. By checking the top of the Brahmarandhra for the Divine Cool Breeze and finding none, he knew that the Kundalini was still having obstructions. Then again he had to communicate with his Kundalini and continue rotating the energy centers in different combinations, working continuously to open and connect the physical body to the Universal Self.
Kash worked on until the first few strands of the Kundalini pierced the Thousand-Petal Lotus and the Divine Cool Breeze of the Holy Spirit began to blow from the top of the fontanel bone area. It was done. The Great Mother Kundalini within had given second birth to Gurmit, the genuine baptism of God Almighty. This was the rebirth that the Holy Scriptures had mentioned, a mystery that no religious institution knows about or is able to perform.
Then Gurmit's friend Bhupinder, who had also helped Kash to awaken the Kundalini, decided to meditate. Suddenly he got up and began to shake his head in disbelief: he had felt the presence of Guru Nanak very strongly and even caught a fleeting vision of Him. Everyone observed him as he kept on shaking his head in utter amazement, face flushed with emotion. All turned to Kash to see if he could confirm this fact.
Kash closed his eyes momentarily. What he saw with his spiritual eyes was stunning — all the Deities were seen sitting on each and every chakra of Gurmit's subtle body! It was the Divine Vision of the Third Eye! Kash was given the Divine Vision to witness the spiritual body of a human being for the very first and only time. He observed that there were more than 20 Deities, each about an inch in size, sitting on various chakras inside Gurmit. All these Spiritual Beings were in a squatting position and in deep meditation.
Kash told his father, Bhupinder and Gurmit that he had just seen the Deities sitting inside the latter’s body.
He positively recognized Shri Ganesha above the anus (Mooladhara), Shri Vishnu and Shri Lakshmi at the navel (Nabhi), Shri Krishna and Shri Radha at the throat (Vishuddhi) and Shri Jesus behind and between both eyes (Agnya). Right on the limbic area of the head (Sahasrara) was the Spirit of the Living God Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, also squatting and meditating.
Bhupinder, Gurmit, and the father looked at each other and then at Kash, unable to believe or understand what they just heard.
Note: It has to be clearly understood that at this time Kash was new to spiritualism and had no knowledge of the subtle human body. The family members did not even know how to recite the great mantra of the Great Adi Shakti, let alone know the various chakras, their locations inside humans, and the presiding Deity. Yet Kash precisely located their positions, matching them exactly to what Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi had told humankind since She opened the Sahasrara on May 5, 1970. This simple fact proved that not only was his spiritual vision flawless, but so was the Truth of the Great Primordial Goddess.
The remaining Universal Beings could not be identified because Kash was still new to spiritualism and did not know their names or features. Put simply, although he saw all the Immortal Ones meditating on all the various chakras in Gurmit’s body — Shri Krishna, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, Mahavira, Lao-tze, Moses, Abraham, Nanak, Confucius and so on — he could not identify any of them. (It is just like meeting a group of strangers and trying to ascertain their identity. The only way to do so would be a formal introduction, i.e., through previous knowledge or photographic recognition.) This inability was compounded not only by their small size and multitude, which made observation and memorization difficult, but also because of the brief period that this Divine Vision was granted to him.
It must be accepted that all the Deities are sitting in every human being exactly at the energy points Shri Adhiparasakthi Shri Nirmala Devi has proclaimed. Since Kash has positively identified the positions of a few, then it is only logical that the other Divine Beings also exist at precisely at the chakras revealed by the Great Holy Spirit. Those who want to understand this profound Truth have to thoroughly understand the immensity of this spiritual Reality — upheld by many sages, saints and yogis — that "inside each of us are primal gods and goddesses." (Deepak Chopra.) This Knowledge is priceless for all seekers of Truth. It is also the mysterious subtle Reality briefly mentioned in the Bible and Qur’an, but explicitly expounded in Vedic scriptures.
Again we have to mention that there was just no way Kash could have identified these Universal Beings — absolutely no way! In the first place, how did he know that the Immortal Beings are within the body? No one in the family even knew of this Truth, a fact that took a long time after this incident to fathom. Then, how was it possible for him to know exactly where they were sitting? He could have said that Shri Jesus was seen on the Vishuddhi chakra, Shri Lakshmi/Vishnu at the Swadisthan, and so on. But he did not. He told exactly what he saw and those Divine Beings he identified corresponded exactly to that revealed by the human Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi on Earth.
And we must also bear in mind that two non-family members, Gurmit and Bhupinder, witnessed and heard what Kash told them. (Anyone may question them to confirm the above facts.)
Based on this extraordinary mystical experience the following Truths are announced to all seekers of the Spirit:
Shri Ganesha is meditating in the Mooladhara Chakra — This Revealed Truth is Absolute.
Shri Lakshmi and Vishnu is meditating in the Nabhi Chakra — This Revealed Truth is Absolute.
Shri Radha and Krishna is meditating in the Vishuddhi Chakra — This Revealed Truth is Absolute.
Shri Jesus Christ is meditating in the Agnya Chakra — This Revealed Truth is Absolute.
Shri Adi Shakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi is meditating in the Sahasrara Chakra — This Revealed Truth is Absolute.
The Divine Beings are within all human beings — This Revealed Truth is Absolute.
QUOTES OF SHRI MATAJI
"Religions are also the expressions and experiments of realized souls-the seers. They also talk about the inner being, second birth, and about Self-realization. In the beginning, in India, they tried to take the attention inside by introducing symbols (idols) that they saw of this unconscious, universal being within. This gave rise to pantheism and the aspirant's attention got stuck to symbols (Sakar) and to rituals which killed the main objective.
So the other type of experiments of talking only about the abstract (Nirakar) gave rise to many other religions which ended up as dogmas or "isms." The reason is obvious. Talking about the flower or the honey cannot take you to the honey but can only create dogmatic "isms" in the mind. You have to be a bee to reach there, i.e., you have to be reborn. This has to happen within to take you inside. It is too great an achievement and unbelievable, but I feel the search of ages has brought great results."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"There are Deities who are in the Chakras. When the Kundalini rises She awakens them just like seeds. Once they are awakened they start working it out. They know what is their job, what to work out like they have been appointed. Those Deities you have achieved through your evolution at different points. So where ever they are settled they do the job."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"But you have your own Gods. You have your own Goddesses. You are the making of your own which are mythical. Face it yourself. You need not believe into anything but you need nor disbelieve also. Just as you go into a college you have to study, not believing into anything or non-believing, but you have to see it for yourself. You have to experiment yourself."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"The attack of the negativity is on but no more do we crucify a saint. This way I will not face the punishment. They will be punished now. All those who try to do such things will be punished because a New Age has started. Today I want to tell you about the Agnya Chakra, about Jesus Christ, who advanced to this center of Agnya Chakra where you see this red mark. Behind that, inside the brain, on the crossing of the optic chiasma is this subtle center where this Great Deity is placed through His crucifixion."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
The New Age Has Started, Houston, USA — October 6, 1981
"So now the time has come for you to get integration. The complete synthesis of all the religions has to complete. But it is not a mental projection . . . And when it happens you automatically realize that all of them belong to the same Tree of Life, are milestones in our life by which we rise. Now many people have a habit that they are stuck to one channel. For example those who are Hindus will just believe in Krishna and nobody else. Krishna is just here (pointing to the Vishuddhi Chakra). He came 6,000 years back. He is here. And then some will believe only Rama. Rama is just here (pointing to right Heart Chakra). Or some will believe only in Christ. Now Christ is just here (pointing to Agnya Chakra). He’s the Gate but He is not the Destiny. So what is the Destination? Is the limbic area. "You have to enter into the Kingdom of God," He said."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"Today is the day we are celebrating Easter. Easter is extremely symbolic of not only of Christ but also for all of us, in that the most important day is that of the Resurrection. The Resurrection of Christ has the Message of Christianity. Through Resurrection Christ has shown than one can be resurrected with the body that you have. And without His Resurrection we could not have managed the crossing of Agnya Chakra."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Self-Knowledge For Resurrection
Easter Puja, Calcutta, India — March 14, 1995
"Innocence is innately built within us. So the first and foremost thing that the Will of God built up was innocence, the auspiciousness. The first thing He did was to create Shri Ganesha, or I would say She, because the Will of God is Adi Shakti. And all this innocence was created first of all to make the whole world very beautiful. All those qualities were also placed within you, all those Deities were placed within you. Specially made, human beings were specially made so that they should become saintly people, that they should have their saintly, innate sense. But it happened in the countries which developed, that our brain was bombarded by all kinds of television, all kinds of things, and we became very vulnerable."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
The Will Of God, Sahasrara Puja, Cabella, Italy — May 10, 1992
"We are here to know the Truth, first through our mental understanding and then through our experience, to prove everything you have heard so far. But the minds are very conditioned. Like in India when you talk about Christ to Hindus, saying that Christ is based and placed in the Agnya Chakra, they think that I am trying to spread Christianity because I was born in a Christian family. But when people talk about the Deities on the Chakras, which is a fact, people in the West start thinking they are talking about Hindu philosophy. But one must know they are all related to each other. Christ Himself has said in the Bible those who are not against Us are with Us. . . .
I have been coming to Switzerland for four years and I have been telling Arneau just wait before talking about the Deities because I know the conditioning of the Western mind. They will never try to understand that there is something beyond what they know from the missionaries."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Seeking In The West, London, U.K. — November 21, 1979
"You have to be kind towards your auspiciousness and holiness so that Christ enjoys His stay there in your Agnya; that we do not torture Him by our useless ideas uncomfortable behaviors, inauspicious appearances and unholy acceptance of wrong ideas. Try to respect Him; there He stands. Try to make Him very comfortable. I wish I could do that, but He resides in everybody's Agnya Chakra. If He was only in My Agnya, I would have given Him the greatest comforts, but He wants to be manifested in everybody's Agnya.
So I have to request you as a Mother to look after Him, give Him a nice cradle, give Him a comfortable time, because He is born to give you your Resurrection. He has taken up such a great responsibility to suck all your conditioning and to suck all your ego, but that does not mean that you put stones on top of it. It's like, sometimes I find the conditioning of some of the people in the West is so great that a big mountain is falling on this little Child. And sometimes I find a big a bad breath, horrible breath of ego — it stinks — blowing like a big wind towards the Agnya. Horrible stink coming out of this terrible type of an ego. Absolutely not the way to treat the King of Kings who is born within you.
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Christmas Eve Talk, Pune, India — December 24, 1982
"Up till now many saints, sages have known and revealed about this Shakti. Whatever they could not describe in prose, they tried to convey through poetry. Whatever description was not possible to put in words they composed different names of the Devi and described. We all know this and many people also know the meaning of this. But one thing they perhaps do not know is that every human being has all these Shaktis, Powers, dormant in them and they can awaken them. These dormant Powers are eternal and limitless."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Navaratri Puja, Pune, India — October 16, 1988
"I am the Primordial Mother and I have to do the Job of awakening the Primordial Nature, the Dharma within you human beings, and that's what I have to do and nothing else. But for that I don't do anything. I am Nishkriya. I don't do anything. Really, I don't do. It's done by Nature, done by Shri Ganesha, Vishnu, Mahesha, everybody. They are all doing it.
But what is the relationship? The relationship is they are all in My Body and they are all bound by their own Dharma. And they act. This is the relationship: spontaneous, automatic, like a built-in relationship. For example, the fan it's built-in. As soon as you push the button it starts moving. It's like that. All of them are related to Me and they start moving. It's like that. All of them are related to Me and they have a tremendous protocol, tremendous respect . . .
See, this thing is that very, very deep thing that I am telling you that you are a human being; that there is built-in within you are your Dharmas, and if you go against your Dharma then you will be finished. They are all built-in within you. They are all there potentially. I hope you will understand how important it is to be aware of your restrictions within your Self. Thanks very much all of you. May God bless you.
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Shri Ganesha and the Innate Dharma
Ganesha Puja, Cabella, Italy — Sep. 7, 1997
"When Self-Realization takes place the Deities are awakened and the Chakras are nourished and refreshed... As soon as the Deities are awakened their Powers are also awakened. This is a living process and how it works out you cannot explain."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Bombay, India — Feb. 26, 1987
"The Chakras are all milestones in the path of evolution, each evolving and developing at particular stages in our history. The Vishuddhi centre for instance in the throat developed fully at the time when humans first raised his head. Then, when the Chakra was established, the Deity for that centre was created and placed there."
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
"Be careful. Take My warnings always seriously. You all have to come up very well now. It is not only doing My Puja that is going to help you. I can tell you this much. Now you better worship your Self. You have to worship all the Gods within you!"
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Macrocosm and Microcosm
"The Macrocosm - Microcosm parallel in the Upanishads becomes essential to understanding the Brahman (Supreme Soul) and Atman (Individual Soul) relationship. The Self itself has to manifest in the matter and "returns to the body along the seventy-two thousand nerves called Hita, which branch of from the heart to all parts of the body and stays in it" (Br., 2.1.19). It is therefore a diffusion into the human body of the causal reality and its effects, the Brahman in all aspects as gross, subtle and causal to be manifested as Atman. By using the instrumentality of the new templum the axis mundi is now within the human body. To obtain this downloading, various psycho--physiological techniques are employed to acquire an inner heat of Tapas nature (Eliade, 1992, Vol 1, p. 244), thus being able to create the transformation.
The experience of becoming like Brahman is therefore a pantheistic experience. The enlightened person known as Jivanmukta (Lit. 'liberated while still alive') is described in Ish., 6 as "the wise man who perceives all beings as not distinct from his own Self at all, and his own Self as the Self of every being ...". This Sloka is no less (in practical terms) but the anthropo-cosmic experience of a Jivanmukta. It can be said that the issue is to redesign ourselves completely, by employing various rituals and techniques in order to obtain the superior knowledge and rise above the ordinary existence.
The knowledge (Jnana) of Atman and the realization of the identification as Tat Tvam Asi expresses in the Upanishads, doesn't come without great efforts. In Ka. 1,2,24 it says: "One who has not kept himself aloof from doing sinful acts, nor controlled his senses, and has not a peaceful and one-pointed mind, can never attain the Atman through knowledge". Furthermore in Ke. 1,2 the wise aspirant attains success "when he abandons the Ego and rises above the senses, he achieves immortality". "The Atman, subtler than the subtlest and greater than the greatest, dwells in the heart of every living being. One who is without desire and free from anxiety realizes the glorious Atman through the purity of senses and mind and becomes free from sorrow" (Ka., 1,2,20). It can be seen that such an aspirant has to adopt a code of behavior, employ certain yogic techniques, control the mind beyond the ordinary (conscious or unconscious) mental manifestations. The Jivanmukti (Lit. 'liberation while still alive') state is seen as high indeed, certainly not easily available, but after persistent efforts to make sacred the body. Such an accomplished practitioner (Sadhaka) is described in Ai., 3,1,4 as "One who has experienced Atman in this way, having gone beyond this world and having fulfilled all his desires in the world of bliss, attains immortality." This is the accomplishment of the goal of unity, the aspiration to know the Deva-s (gods) and become one with them or be like them (imitatio dei). Upanishads are consistent to offer a practical approach to attain such a goal through an available instrumentality.
The instrumentality to knowing the gods and therefore to a soteriological goal has become thus accessible by using own body in a new cosmogonical approach. This approach is radically different on the path of salvation in many other traditions. It is a potentiality always at hand in every human being. No external ritual is necessary (once the knowledge is acquire) to making the aspirant to come closer to the divine. The divine is present already in the body, only the veil has to be removed by the right knowledge (Jnana) and the illusion (Maya) be uncovered, so the cyclical life of birth and death (Samsara) comes to an end. The aspirant in own practice pays much attention to the purity of senses and the mind. In order to accomplish these, various yogic practices and meditation are recommended to make the perception acute. The aspirant also strives to become without desire as Brahman is described to be. This gradual process of transformation of personality is seen to create proximity between the aspirant and the divine, the aspirant obtains therefore divine qualities. It is a kind of religious experience which might be called 'encounter with the numinous' (Trompf G., 1990, p. 75). In so doing, the spiritual door is opened to access the causes of manifestations. The ordinary perception is by far overcome, the accomplished Sadhaka is not an ordinary person anymore. The Sadhaka obtains a multilevel perception of space and is able to have a deep communion with the whole environment of human, animal or vegetarian kinds, a typical pantheistic credo and a soteriological approach to downloading of consciousness. Brahman is thus internalized (White D. G., 1996, p. 212) in a practical analogy.”
Octavian Sarbatoare, Kali Yuga, Rites of Passage and Modern Science
"I am Alpha (Shri Ganesha at Moolhadara) and Omega (Shri Jesus at Agnya), the beginning (of Creation) and the end (Second Coming), the first and last.
Blessed are they who do His commandments (of Last Judgment), that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the Gates (Agnya) of the City (Sahasrara).
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."
"Just as God fills the whole world, so the soul fills the body.
Just as God sees, but is not seen, so the soul sees, but is not itself seen.
Just as God feeds the whole world, so the soul feeds the whole body.
Just as God is pure, so the soul is pure.
Just as God dwells in the innermost precincts [of the Temple],
So also the soul dwells in the innermost part of the body."
Talmud, Berakot 10a
"The Man-Spirit as the seed of God carries in his depth the same attributes that are found in every part of God."
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ
"I have said, Ye are gods; And all of you are children of the most High."
"They say that Jesus is still living in the body and that he will appear just before the Final Day, after the coming of the Mahdi, when the world will be purified of sin and unbelief."
Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an
"The medulla, principal entrance for the body’s supply of universal life energy (Aum), is directly connected by polarity with the Christ Consciousness centre (kutastha chaitanya) in the single eye between the eyebrows: the seat of man’s power of will. Cosmic energy is then stored up in the seventh centre, in the brain, as a reservoir of infinite potentialities (mentioned in the Vedas as the "thousand-petaled lotus of light.") The Bible refers to Aum as the Holy Ghost or invisible life force that divinely upholds all creation. "What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" — 1 Corinthians 6:19.”
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
"The first section (of part III) constitutes from start to finish an extraordinary hymn to Light, here no longer viewed as an exclusive possession of God or as something purely external which is the source of reflected light in Man, but as an all-embracing and all-penetrating quality that illumines the whole of reality from within and without. This Light is first and foremost a feature of the heavenly world, but this same cosmic splendor is to be found also, in an immediate fashion, in Man. In a word, Man discovers his own personal, divine, and, of course, human dignity. . . .
Man discovers himself as Man, or rather as fully Man, as a center of the cosmos, fellow with the Gods, and partner of God himself. Between the two poles of reality Man discovers a link, an unbreakable relation, and the burden of this consciousness leads him to discover not only the laws of sacrifice, but also its nature. Man is going to lose his own life in the experiment, for the discovery that he too is God, that he may enter into the mystery of reality, not by an epistemic act of his mind, but by an existential and total involvement of his being, is going to consume him in the very fire of the sacrifice that he himself discovers and prepares. All he can do is to throw himself fully into this adventure and, heedless of all else, trust that the experiment will succeed. The one who emerges will not, of course, be the innocent individual of the beginning, but the risen person, the purusottama, a new being. This fullness is a plenitude that cannot be encompassed by human nature or by any individualistic embrace.”
Prof Raimundo Panikkar, The Vedic Experience
"Only spiritual realization and experience can achieve the change of the mental being into a spiritual being. But none of these [first] three lines of approach can by themselves entirely fulfill the greater and ulterior intention of Nature; they cannot create in mental man the spiritual being, unless and until they open the door to spiritual experience. It is only by an inner realization of what these approaches are seeking after, by an overwhelming experience or by many experiences building up an inner change, by a transmutation of the consciousness, by a liberation of the spirit from its present veil of mind, life and body that there can emerge the spiritual being. That is the final line of the soul's progress towards which the others are pointing . . .
Religion and its thought and ethics and occult mysticism in ancient times produced the priest and the mage, the man of piety, the just man, the man of wisdom, many high points of mental manhood; but it is only after spiritual experience through the heart and mind began that we see arise the saint, the prophet, the Rishi, the Yogi, the seer, the spiritual sage and the mystic, and it is the religions in which these types of spiritual manhood came into being that have endured, covered the globe and given mankind all its spiritual aspiration and culture.”
Sri Aurobindo, The Future Evolution of Man
"Unless you make yourself equal to God, you cannot understand God: for the like is not intelligible except to the like. Make yourself grow to a greatness beyond measure, by a bound free yourself from the body; raise yourself beyond all time, become Eternity; then you will understand God. Believe that nothing is impossible for you, think yourself immortal and capable of understanding all, all arts, all sciences, the nature of every living being. Mount higher than the highest height; descend lower than the lowest depth. Draw into yourself all sensations created, fire and water, dry and moist, imagining you are everywhere, on earth, in the sea, in the sky, that you are not yet born, in the maternal womb, adolescent, old, dead, beyond death. If you embrace in your thoughts all things at once, times, places, substances, qualities, quantities, you may understand God.
This is the most ambitious and risky method of experiencing the world in the mind, the most powerful way of interpreting the relationship of the microcosm to the macrocosm.”
Joseph Campbell, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space
"There are other obstacles in reading the Bible that should be mentioned, not least the fact that it can be pretty heavy going. The most familiar translation, the King James Version, is archaic in style and language and is, for all its occasional literary beauty, often unintelligible to a modern man and woman. Moreover, the form in which the stories are presented — the frequently awkward segmenting of the narrative into numbered verses, for instance — is unfamiliar to a modern reader, often distracting and sometimes misleading. As a result, although the Bible has been and remains the unchallenged best-seller among English language books it is the least read. Most homes have a Bible but it is seldom opened. It is my considered judgment that not one in a hundred clergymen and not one in a thousand laymen has read the Bible from cover. And little wonder: it is not an easy read and much of it is irrelevant in our time.”
Charles Templeton, Farewell to God
"In the same way that air is blown through the holes of the flute in order to become music, in the same way the Holy Spirit (Adi Shakti) manifests God Almighty through seven of His main aspects which correspond to the expressions of God, (devatas, deities) respectively worshipped by the different world religions. There are seven holes but the air is one. In the same way there are seven main aspects of the Virata. These seven aspects correspond to the seven Adi Chakras (original centres) in the cosmic body of the Virata . . .
After realization, the deities on the chakras are awakened and the whole of the human awareness system (biological, endocrinal, spiritual) is integrated. The connection between the cosmic structure of the Virata and the human nervous system should be accepted as a hypothetical proposition until it can be experimentally verified during and after realization. Then, proof can be given that various chakras react to the mantras or invocation of specific deities . . .
The deities on the Adi Chakras of the Virata express various aspects of the Divine. For instance Lord Ganesha is the transcendent purity of divine childhood. Lord Shiva is the Self, the bliss of absolute existence. Lord Jesus Christ is the Truth of the Light of God. With the gradual opening of the corresponding chakras in our body we develop these respective qualities within us. It is the wish of the Divine Love that the children participate in the perfection of God. After realization, the divine qualities blossom within us and we enjoy our own virtues. A realized poet joyfully wrote to HH Mataji: "Now the sandal wood has started enjoying its own fragrance." When Socrates was reminded of the advice carved in the temple of Apollo in Delphi: "KNOW THYSELF," he knew that to know oneself actually gives the key to the knowledge of the whole universe. It is a puzzling experience to realize that the scheme which guided the genesis and evolution of the Universe is integrally represented within man."
Grégoire de Kalbermatten, The Advent
"Vedic Yoga, the Oldest Form of Yoga
Yoga is a comprehensive set of spiritual practices designed to enable us to realize the greater universe of consciousness that is our true nature. The term Yoga means to unite, coordinate, harmonize, work, or transform. It refers to the linking all aspects of our being, from the physical body to our highest intelligence, with the true or universal Self that dwells within the heart. This process occurs in different forms and stages relative to the condition of the individual and variations of time, place and culture. Vedic knowledge is that knowledge of the Divine or higher Self that the practice of Yoga is seeking to realize. Veda is spiritual wisdom and Yoga is its application.
Yoga has developed over many thousands of years and has evolved into many branches and types. For this reason the older basis of Yoga in the Vedas is not understood by many people today. Today Yoga has been reduced, particularly in the West, to its physical or asana side, and little of the greater tradition is understood. Even in India the Vedic basis of the tradition is seldom given proper attention.
Yet as we move into a new planetary age, such older spiritual traditions are beginning to resurface in the collective mind. As we move forward we must comprehend our origins and reclaim our ancient spiritual heritage. The Vedas contain keys to the perennial wisdom of humanity. The Vedas proclaim that we are all children of light, children of the seers, who have wandered far. In order for us to evolve in consciousness we must revitalize the seeds of our higher evolution that the ancient sages planted within us millennia ago. Hence the relevance of the Vedas must continue to grow and is crucial to the emergence of a new spiritual global culture...
Vedic Yoga is the oldest form of Yoga dating back to the Rig Veda, which is perhaps the oldest book in the world. It is the oldest Sanskrit text and the oldest work in any Indo-European language. According to the great Yogi Sri Yukteswar, guru of Paramahansa Yogananda, Vedic teachings date back to Satya Yuga or Golden Age over ten thousand years ago.
According to the Vedic view, humanity was one in language and religion during the Golden Age. Human beings possessed an innate contact with the Divine Self within and also had telepathic powers and photographic memories. This made books and other media unnecessary. Religious institutions were also not required and no technology was needed either. Human life was spent in Sadhana or spiritual practice and human consciousness freely moved through the domains of cosmic consciousness, remaining in harmony with both nature and the Spirit.
At the end of the Golden Age, human spiritual intelligence began to decline. Differences in language along with the growth of the ego brought about an increase of ignorance and division between people. At this time the Vedic teaching was first compiled in an oral tradition to preserve the spiritual knowledge developed in the Golden Age.
The Vedic Yoga was created by numerous Vedic seers of the Angiras and Bhrigu families, of which the most important are the seven great seers Vasishta, Vamadeva, Bharadvaja, Gritsamada, Vishwamitra, Kanwa, and Atri. Through the vision of the Rishis, the Vedas set forth all the main possible spiritual paths for humanity. The Vedas contain a comprehensive key to cosmic evolution as well as to human spiritual unfoldment, unlocking all the laws of the universe. Vedic language employs powerful mantras to set forth this teaching that have many different levels of meaning and application. In this regard the Vedic language has a depth and dimension that modern languages, products of the outer mind and ego, cannot approach. Vedic mantras reflect the pattern of cosmic law and the blue print of cosmic intelligence, through which all that exists can be comprehended in ones inmost consciousness. Vedic mantras contain the prototypes of all knowledge and all powers of creation. Yet to understand and use them correctly requires a special insight. Vedic mantras cannot be grasped by the ordinary intellect, which is why academic renderings of the Vedas are almost useless and breed many distortions.”
David Frawley, Vedic Yoga, The Oldest Form Of Yoga,