Today I told you about Kundalini, and that it is the Pure Desire within us that manifests or is awakened to give us our self-realization. The Pure Desire is only fulfilled when you get your self-realization. Otherwise, it is not manifested but is just dormant, still residual. Kundalini has created the whole universe, but until and unless you get your self-realization, until and unless you become one with your spirit, you have not achieved the manifestation of this power, which (state) will go on making you run and run and run, thinking that you have not yet achieved or not yet found out your meaning. It will be there all the time, ‘sleeping’, but giving you a feeling of vacuum. So this power must be made to manifest.
This power has got certain qualities. The first quality is that it goes against gravity. You see, a thing rises, it doesn’t go down. So a person has to be aspiring by nature. If a person is not of the aspiring type the Kundalini doesn’t rise, because, like you see when food presses down (from) the stomach it presses the sides of the intestines. By that, these movements of ‘going down’ take place. You see my point?…. So when the Kundalini starts pressing on the sides of the chakras, She creates a feeling of throwing it higher and higher so the chakra is bounced upward. All the heavy things all go downward, but the Kundalini rises higher and higher and higher because it is like a fire.
Fire never burns downwards, it always burns upwards. She also looks like fire and has the capacity of fire within Her to purify and burn off whatever can be burnt off. She purifies the things which cannot be burned and burns the things which are inflammable and can be…So when the Kundalini rises She burns off all useless things; all your useless desires, useless ideas of action, all sorts of useless accumulation of feelings and ego and every sort of nonsensical thing in between. Everything is burnt off fast because they can be burnt; they are not eternal by nature but are temporarily there. All that is temporary She burns down and that’s how She enlightens the Spirit, because the Spirit cannot be burnt by anything.
This burning is so beautiful in that it burns off all that is bad, stagnating, polluting, diseased and it cools down the system. It is very interesting to see how this power of fire becomes the cool breeze, but in science, also, you find that electricity can give you a hot breeze or cool breeze. You can transform from one to another. There is no ultimate for these things; they are always reversible. Supposing something becomes a magnetism; you can always convert it into electricity and electricity can always be converted into magnetism. But Kundalini’s such a thing that once she burns off everything that is there, that’s how you get the heat, because she is burning. But when she cools down, becomes cool, then she’s not reversible. That is why this is a “living process”. A living process is never reversible. All dead processes are reversible, they can be reversed…So the Kundalini expedites the living process, within, of our evolution.
So the power of Kundalini is to purify like fire. She doesn’t purify us like water, surprisingly. Now, what does water do? Water never burns off anything but it dissolves certain things. It can take something within itself; it can contain some dirt within itself. Supposing you put a color in the water, it assumes the color. But Kundalini does not assume the color. She burns out – Do you follow my point? – So, if you have anything wrong within you, she’ll burn it off, but she’ll not absorb it – she’s pure. She cannot absorb those things into her that will pollute her. She cannot be polluted…. This quality of fire, for example, if you put gold or silver into the fire you can purify it. The pure form comes in. That’s how you know. But if you put gold and silver in water nothing will happen. At most you can wash it from outside. But in[side] and out[side] you cannot do it. So, outwardly you can do it with other things, but with Kundalini you can do it in[side] and out[side]. The face also looks beautiful, as if some glazing has taken place on the face, a bright new face. It’s not sallow or horribly burning nor is it pale and ugly-looking, but becomes radiant. Radiance is what the Kundalini gives you. Have you seen molten iron? Supposing you take a pillar of iron and heat it to a point whereby it starts showing copper and all sorts of color – golden copperish and all that, like a furnace….But very silently, very silently it works out.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – 17 June 1981, London, England