Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Today's talk was: Transformation, given at Bordi on January 27th 1980. Some interesting points

  • Enjoying the flow of Kundalini energy is not sufficient, but it has to transform us
  • Kundalini energy has to enter our chakras and be retained for their blossoming and becoming fragrant. Only then can the fragrance can be passed on to others.
  • The depth of our love is to be developed. 
    • We have to see how deep is our love through the detached performance of our duties as parents, spouses etc. in a nice way. 
    • Lack of transformation within us should cause concern, lack of enlightenment in people around us should cause anxiety for their salvation.
  • Manas power arises in the left and goes to the right. Ahamkara (ego) arises from the right and goes leftwards. In the middle lies pure intelligence, Buddhi. Balanced thoughts arise from buddhi. But overuse of or excessive flow of Manas or Ahamkara silences the Buddhi. That's when our thoughts from pure intelligence are replaced by Ego/Superego thoughts. 

In the end we gave bandhan for Iranian yogi Kavoos in Canada who is facing unfair deportation, and on hunger strike. Latest news and updates here: kavoos.org

Monday, January 23, 2012

Spirit and Attention Week

This week on the east coast morning meditations, we will be listening to a talk given by Mother at Finchley ashram in 1978. You can listen and download the talk via the Sahaja Library on SoundCloud:
1978 Spirit Attention and Mind by Shri Mataji at Finchley Ashram

Monday, December 5, 2011

Introspection and Meditation at Shudy Camps, 1988

We are listening to this amazing talk this morning and tomorrow which is on the commemorative CD given at the Vishumaya Seminar in Niagara Falls earlier this year. Today we heard the talk portion. The next part consists of a guided meditation, which will be broadcast tomorrow, December 6th, 5:30 AM.

Here is the full talk in case you missed it this morning.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Six Enemies of our Soul

Thanks for joining in today's meditation on removing the six enemies of the soul, and a prayer to restore our soul (Psalm 23) from the damage inflicted by those six enemies.

The East Coast morning meditation will now be weekdays-only, since there have been very low numbers for Sunday mornings. I myself would like to sleep in after a late night with local collective on Saturdays, so let's attend the West Coast morning meditations on the weekends at 8:30am Eastern Time (US/Canada). 5:30 am meditations will continue for East Coast on weekdays. JSM!

You can certainly meditate with any of the recordings of the morning meditations at the video archive collections for east coast morning meditation recordings or west coast morning meditation recordings pages.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Give priority to the subtle body - Kabir

Knowledge that makes us clever, delights the mind and makes us arrogant is impressive. Knowledge that brings true humility, grace and permanence is indeed pure knowledge.

Today we shared a meditation and an ancient song. Thanks to Pushpa who meditates with us online, deeper meanings and messages were uncovered, that relate to our subtle system. 

The meditation was simply to experience the bliss of the word 'Nirmala'

Now, Nirmala, you'll be all called as Nirmalites. Means the ones who have been enlightened by Nirmala. It goes light, the word light goes very well with you people because you are enlightened. Others are just lights without any flame. So, this is Nirmalites, means the ones who are being enlightened by Nirmala. -  1985-0112: Talk before Puja, Mumbai

The bhajan involves Kabir-das advising seekers of truth to take more care of their subtle body, giving it priority over the gross body. The subtle body needs attention and awareness. He talks of the chakras, the 10 gurus within us and the main channels of the subtle system. But he laments the ruination of the subtle system by those who call themselves holy men, religious leaders and such. The way he recommends we 'wear' our subtle body and awareness is 'just the way we were granted it'. i.e. one meaning is that we keep it the way it was at birth - pure. Another meaning could be, we simply witness our subtle system the way it is being kept by the highest force.

Here are the words and translation line by line:

Oh it is subtle, the one you wear all day, is subtle!It purifies when washed in the name of GodContainer of the eight lotusesBinding the 5 elements with the ropes of the three channels.Built on the 10 foundations of the guru, by the guru SaiThe threads have been pressed to get a tight weave.When worn by the so-called holy men,That subtle cloth is surely soiled.I Kabir, wear it with great care and awareness, witnessing it, 
Not interfering with the way the Lord chooses to keep it for me.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Morning Notes from 11/13

What is the difference between powers & qualities of a Sahaja Yogi? Why and which festivals to celebrate? Which is the most important celebration?