CAN WE FOLLOW CHRIST? March 18, 2008
Can we fulfill the words Christ? So far I am not familiar with person who can comply with these words.
|27 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery. 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. –(NKJV)|
DID JESUS PAY? March 12, 2008
Do you think that Jesus Christ pay for his baptism?
|Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.|
|But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?|
|And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.|
|And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:|
|And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.|
|Matthew 3 (King James Version)|
|“Truth cannot be sold, it cannot be purchased” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi|
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RUAH- Divine breath March 10, 2008
|The many meanings of the Hebrew term ruah, used in the Bible to designate the Spirit, seem to give rise to some confusion. Indeed. in a given text, it is often not possible to determine the exact meaning of the word. One might waver between wind and breath, between breath and spirit, or between created spirit and the divine Spirit.|
|This multiplicity however has a certain wealth, for it establishes a fruitful communication between so many realities. In this regard it is better to give up in part the pretences of neat reasoning in order to embrace broader perspectives. When we think of the Holy Spirit, it is useful to remember that his biblica1 name means “breath”, and that it is related to the powerful blowing of the wind and to our own intimate breathing|
|Rather than clinging to an over-intellectual and arid concept, we will find it helpful to take in this wealth of images and facts. Translations unfortunately are unable to convey them to us completely, for they are often obliged to choose other terms. To render the Hebrew word ruah, the Greek translation of the Septuagint uses twenty-four different terms and so does not permit one to see all the connections between the texts of the Hebrew Bible.|
|To end this terminological analysis of the Old Testament texts concerning ruah, we can say that the breath of God appears in them as the power that gives life to creatures. It appears as a profound reality of God which works deep within man. It appears as a manifestation of God’s dynamism which is communicated to creatures|
|Please find below clarification from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi|
|“The Self is the Spirit. This Spirit resides in the heart of every human being and is in a witness-like state. The Spirit is the projection of God Almighty, while the Kundalini is the projection of the power of God, of His desire which is the Primordial Mother, or you can call it Adi Shakti, Holy Ghost or Athena.|
|So the Kundalini is the projection of the Holy Ghost, while the Spirit is the projection of God Almighty. The All-pervading Power of love is the power of the Primordial Mother, which creates and evolves, and does all the living work.”|
“I was the White Buffalo Calf Woman!” March 4, 2008
Interesting story about the White Buffalo Calf Woman.
I heard about the White Buffalo Calf Woman from Shri Mataji at Sydney, Australia. I can’t recall the exact date or venue, but I believe it was one of the two “main times” I saw Her.
By “main time” I mean those times when we also attended a Weekend Camp of 2-3 days with Shri Mataji. However i still clearly remember the day when Shri Mataji talked about the ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’! It was during a Talk when Shri Mataji touched on many topics, as is Her wont to do.
She started to talk about this ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’ which I believe was being reported about on the news, that it was of significance to the indigenous people of America. The ears of the Sahaja Yogis of course ‘perked up’.Most of us had never heard of any prophecy related to a White Buffalo Calf Woman before!Shri Mataji talked for about 15-20 minutes, recounting lovingly how this ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’ had come to the Native People and given them cleansing rituals for purification, and that the use of smoke, was one of these cleansing rituals. Shri Mataji recounted how this Woman taught them the sacred dances, which if done to the Great White Spirit would ‘rain down on them’ the love, joy, protection and blessing of the Almighty, the Great White Spirit. Shri Mataji stated that this Woman sorted out some ‘specific relationship issue’ between men and women which would allow relationships to continue in a dharmic way within the whole group or nation. Shri Mataji talked about this Woman introducing the Peace Pipe Ceremony, which was to ‘make peace’ among themselves and other neighbouring indigenous nations. i believe that Shri Mataji mentioned that this Woman gave the indigenous people seven sacred ceremonies in all, but i am not sure if my memory recall is exactly right on that count of ‘7’.
However, Shri Mataji said that this ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’ had promised the indigenous people, that She would return some day, and She had left them a pouch with sacred things in it, among them, the Peace Pipe!
As already stated, Shri Mataji recounted all this in a very loving manner. We had no idea as to what Shri Mataji was ‘leading up to’.
Then, in a very relaxed loving manner with radiating joy on Her Face,
Shri Mataji said: “I was the White Buffalo Calf Woman!”
I think we Sahaja Yogis were all shocked and stunned into Silence!
Most had not even heard about any ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’ before, although as already mentioned, I believe it had started to come out in the news, that this special white buffalo calf had been born.
However, we did not know that the birth of a ‘white buffalo calf’ was going to be connected to a prophecy relating to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, our spiritual Mother!!!
QUAN YIN: THE GODDESS OF COMPASSION AND MERCY March 2, 2008
Quan Yin is one of the most universally beloved of deities in the Buddhist tradition. Also known as Kuan Yin, Quan’Am (Vietnam), Kannon (Japan), and Kanin (Bali), She is the embodiment of compassionate loving kindness. As the Bodhisattva of Compassion, She hears the cries of all beings. Quan Yin enjoys a strong resonance with the Christian Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the Tibetan goddess Tara.
In many images She is depicted carrying the pearls of illumination. Often Quan Yin is shown pouring a stream of healing water, the “Water of Life” from a small vase. With this water devotees and all living things are blessed with physical and spiritual peace. She holds a sheaf of ripe rice or a bowl of rice seed as a metaphor for fertility and sustenance. The dragon, an ancient symbol for high spirituality, wisdom, strength, and divine powers of transformation, is a common motif found in combination with the Goddess of Mercy.
Sometimes Kuan Yin is represented as a many armed figure, with each hand either containing a different cosmic symbol or expressing a specific ritual position, or mudra. This characterizes the Goddess as the source and sustenance of all things. Her cupped hands often form the Yoni Mudra, symbolizing the womb as the door for entry to this world through the universal female principle.
Quan Yin, as a true Enlightened One, or Bodhisattva, vowed to remain in the earthly realms and not enter the heavenly worlds until all other living things have completed their own enlightenment and thus become liberated from the pain-filled cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
There are numerous legends that recount the miracles which Quan Yin performs to help those who call on Her. Like Artemis, She is a virgin Goddess who protects women, offers them a religious life as an alternative to marriage, and grants children to those who desire them.
The Goddess of Mercy is unique among the heavenly hierarchy in that She is so utterly free from pride or vengefulness that She remains reluctant to punish even those to whom a severe lesson might be appropriate. Individuals who could be sentenced to dreadful penance in other systems can attain rebirth and renewal by simply calling upon Her graces with utter and absolute sincerity. It is said that, even for one kneeling beneath the executioner’s sword already raised to strike, a single heartfelt cry to Bodhisattva Quan Yin will cause the blade to fall shattered to the ground.
The many stories and anecdotes featuring this Goddess serve to convey the idea of an enlightened being who embodies the attributes of an all pervasive, all consuming, unwavering loving compassion and who is accessible to everyone. Quan Yin counsels us by Her actions to cultivate within ourselves those particular refined qualities that all beings are said to naturally possess in some vestigial form.
Contemplating the Goddess of Mercy involves little dogma or ritual. The simplicity of this gentle being and Her standards tends to lead Her devotees towards becoming more compassionate and loving themselves. A deep sense of service to all fellow beings naturally follows any devotion to the Goddess.
by Bethleen Cole
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