Shri Mataji on meditation

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In the morning you get up, have your bath, sit down, take some tea; don't talk. Don't talk in the morning- sit down, meditate - because at that time the Divine rays come in, the Sun comes afterwards. That's how the birds get up. That's how the flowers get up. They're all awakened by that and if you are sensitive you will feel that by getting up in the morning you will look at least ten years younger. Really, it's such a good thing to get up in the morning and then, automatically you sleep early. This is for getting up, for sleeping I need not tell because that you'll manage yourself. Then, in the morning time you should just meditate.

In meditation try to stop your thoughts. Watch My photograph with open eyes and see that you stop your thoughts. You should stop your thoughts, then you go into meditation. The simple thing to stop your thoughts is the Lord's Prayer, because that's the Agnya state. So in the morning you remember Lord's Prayer or Gan$esha's mantra. It's just the same. Or you even say 'I forgive'. So you can start with Gan$esha's mantra, say Lord's Prayer and then say 'I forgive'. It works out. Then you are in thoughtless awareness. Now you meditate. Before that, there's no meditation. When the thoughts are coming or 'I have to take tea, what shall I do, now what have I to do, who's this and who's that?' All this will be there. So first you become thoughtlessly aware, then the growth of spirituality starts after thoughtless awareness, not before. One should know that. On rational plane you cannot grow in Sahaja Yoga. So first thing is to establish your thoughtless awareness; still you might feel little chakra blockages here and there; forget it. Just forget about it.

Now start your surrendering. Now if a chakra is catching, you should say 'Mother, I surrender this to You'. Instead of doing any of these things you can just say that. But, that surrendering should not be rationalised. If you're still rationalising and worrying - 'Why should I say this?' - it will never work out. If there's pure love and purity in your heart that's the best thing; that to do so is to surrender.

Leave all the worries to your Mother- everything to your Mother. But surrendering is one point that is very difficult in ego-oriented societies. Even talking about that, I feel a little bit worried.

But if there's any thoughts coming in to you or any chakra catching, just surrender. And you'll see that the chakras are cleared up. In the morning time you do not go on putting this way, that way, nothing. Don't move your hands too much in the morning. You'll find most of your chakras will clear out in the meditation.

Try to put your love in your heart. Just try in your heart, and there, try to put your Guru, in the core of it. After establishing in the heart, we must bow to that with full devotion and dedication. Now whatever you do with your mind after realisation is not imagination because now your mind, your imagination, is itself enlightened. So project yourself in such a way that you humble down at the Feet of your Guru, your Mother.

And now ask for the necessary temperament needed for meditation, or atmosphere needed for meditation. Meditation is when you are one with the Divine.

Now if there are thoughts coming in first you have to say the first mantra, of course, and then watch inside. Also, you must say the mantra of Gan$esha, will help some people, and then you should watch inside and see for yourself which is the biggest hurdle. First the thought ... now for the thought you have to say the mantra of Nirvichara.

Om Twameva saksShat Shrl Nirvichara saksShat Shrl Adi Shakti Matajl Shrl Nirmala Devyai namo namaha

Now come to the hurdle of our ego. You see the thought has stopped now no doubt, but there is still a pressure on the head. So if it is ego, you have to say:

Om Twameva saksShat Shrl Mahat-ahamkara saksShat Shrl Adi Shakti Matajl Shrl Nirmala Devyai namo namaha

Mahat means the great, Ahamkara means the ego. You say it thrice. Now, even now, if you find that ego is still there then you have to raise your left side to push it back to the right side. With your (right) hand, one (left) hand towards the photograph.

Push the left side higher and the right side lower so the ego and the superego get the balance. Do it seven times. Try to see how you are feeling inside, you see.

So once you have given yourself a balance, then the best thing is to pay attention to your emotions, to Manas Shakti. Watch them. You can enlighten your emotions, by thinking of your Mother. Right? Just enlighten them.

This solves all the problems. Whatever are the problems in the Mana. So, once you are connected to those emotions and you start looking at them in your meditation, you will see these emotions are rising within you and if you try to put these emotions on your Mother, (as they say, at the Lotus Feet of your Mother) they, those emotions, will start dissolving and they'll become sort of, expanded. Expanse you see. You will extend them in such a way that you will feel you are in control of them and by controlling those emotions, your emotions are expanded, enlightened and powerful.

Now what you do is to watch your breathing. See now, try to reduce your breathing; reduce it in the sense that you have breathed out, wait for a while, then breathe in. For a long time. Then you breathe out. So during one minute your breathing will be less than normal. Alright? Try that, keep the attention on the emotions, you see? So that the connection is established.

Better? See, the Kun$d$alin! rises. Now, when you are breathing, you find that there is a space in-between which you just leave vacant. Breathe in. Keep it there. Now breathe out and keep breathing out. Now breathe in. Now start breathing in such a way, that you really reduce your breathing. Your attention should be on your heart or it could be your emotions, it's better to keep the breath inside for a while. Hold it. Bring it out. Hold out. Then keep it outside for a while. Then again. Then you'll find that for a while you will not breathe. Good. See, you're settled now. The Laya takes place between your Prana and your Mana. Both the Shaktis become one.

Now raise your Kun$d$alin! - up on top and tie it up. Again, raise your Kun$d$alin! - up on the head and tie it up. Again, raise your Kun$d$alin! and tie it up thrice.

Now at the Sahasrara you should say the mantra of Sahasrara - thrice.

Om Twameva saks$hat ShrT Kalki saks$hat ShrT Sahasrara SwaminT Moks$ha PradayinT MatajT ShrT Nirmala Devi namo namaha.

Now it's open. Now, if you see, now you can open again your Sahasrara like this.

And see that you are stationed there ... Once this has been done - then you go into meditation ...

Reduce your breathing, will be better. You reduce your breathing as if stopping it, but no exertion about it.

H.S.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.

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