SHRI DEVI GITA June 28, 2008
SHRI DEVI GITA
Devi gita constitutes the last ten chapters of the seventh Skandha
Specifically, we are interested in discussing the Devi gita. To
The setting of the Devi gita is introduced by Janamejaya’s query
This sets the scene for Devi Gita and the teachings.
In the Devi gita, following Himalayas request, the Devi proceeds to
Simplicity and Profoundness:
Devi gita is both simple and profound. It is different from other
Similarly, the word of ‘coming’, ‘going’, ‘becoming’ cause confusion
Start of chapter 33:
The Devi said: “O Giriraja ! This whole universe, moving and
There is no other Intelligence other than Me. Viewed practically, it
O Mountain ! Unless I enter as Breath, how can this birth and death
As the sun rays are never defiled when they illumine various objects
SHRI DEVI GITA
1) Sri Mata
Sri Lalita Sahasranama, C. S. Murthy,
“The Saktas worship the Universal Energy as Mother; it is the
Mother is the first manifestation of power and is considered a
Every manifestation of power in the universe is Mother. She is Life,
She can show Herself to us in any form at any moment. The Divine
The sum-total of all the cells in an organism is one person. Each
A bit of Mother, a drop, was Krishna; another was Buddha. The
Swami Vivekananda, “Inspired Talks, My Master and Other Writings”,
“The Goddess is the great Sakti. She is Maya, for of her the maya
K. K. Klostermaier, Hinduism: A Short History,
THE PRIMEVAL ENERGY
One of the unique features of Hinduism is the fact that it conceives
BRAHMAN TO BE KNOWN, SHAKTI TO BE WORSHIPPED
The primordial Parâshakti is therefore the ultimate dynamic energy
But the beauty of the concept of Parâshakti is that She is
THE STATE OF STHITAPRAJNA – INTEGRATION STATE April 16, 2008
As you know yoga is union, connection or integration between individual and the collective consciousness. This state was beautifully described in Gita, chapter 2.
54. What, O Krishna, is the description of him who has steady wisdom and is merged in the state of Sthitaprajna? How does one of steady wisdom speak? How does he sit? How does he walk?
55. When a man completely casts off, O Arjuna, all the desires of the mind and is satisfied in the Self by the Self, then is he said to be one of steady wisdom!
56. He whose mind is not shaken by adversity, who does not hanker after pleasures, and who is free from attachment, fear and anger, is called a sage of steady wisdom.
57. He who is everywhere without attachment, on meeting with anything good or bad, who neither rejoices nor hates, his wisdom is fixed.
58. When, like the tortoise which withdraws its limbs on all sides, he withdraws his senses from the sense-objects, then his wisdom becomes steady.
59. The objects of the senses turn away from the abstinent man, leaving the longing (behind); but his longing also turns away on seeing the Supreme.
60. The turbulent senses, O Arjuna, do violently carry away the mind of a wise man though he be striving (to control them)!
61. Having restrained them all he should sit steadfast, intent on Me; his wisdom is steady whose senses are under control.
62. When a man thinks of the objects, attachment to them arises; from attachment desire is born; from desire anger arises.
This description is in compliance with Patanjali’s “Yogas citta vrtti nirodhah”
WHERE IS GOD? April 4, 2008
People reading spiritual books and discussing about: “Aham Brahma Asmi – I am Brahman” and “Tat tvam Asi-You are that”. They say that that GOD is within us.
|This is little clarification from Bhagavad Gita– chapter IX, The Yoga of the Kingly Science & the Kingly Secret|
|4. All this world is pervaded by Me in My unmanifest aspect; all beings exist in Me, but I do not dwell in them.|
|5. Nor do beings exist in Me (in reality): behold My divine Yoga, supporting all beings, but not dwelling in them, is My Self, the efficient cause of beings.|
|6. As the mighty wind, moving everywhere, rests always in the ether, even so, know thou that all beings rest in Me.|
|PATANGALI’S YOGA SUTRAS END GITA ABOUT KUNDALINI|
PATANGALI’S YOGA SUTRAS END GITA ABOUT KUNDALINI March 25, 2008
Public Lecture (New Delhi ’83)
|Question – In spite of tremendous stress on Kundalini by Your Holiness, it is hard for me to reconcile myself with the fact that there is not the slightest reference of Kundalini in the authoritative guides on yoga – I mean Patangali’s Yoga Sutras or Gita. Why?|
|Shri Mataji: Yes it is surprising that people will say … He says that in Yoga Sutras of Patangali it is not written about Kundalini and also about Gita it’s not written about Kundalini. Is a fact because, you see, it was a secret science. It was kept a secret science, in my first lecture only I said, till the Sixth Century.|
|In the Sixth Century, Adi Shankaracharya for the first time opened his mouth about it. It was a secret science with very great gurus like Janaka gave Realization to Nachiketa.And in the same way Shri Krishna did not talk about it, because you see even when Markandeya talked about it, people did not know what he was talking. They never thought him to be a sensible man.|
|Then later on as the people became into two compartments, one on the right, one on the left side, some started worshipping God in a devotion and in a bhakti way, the another started doing yagya havanadi things. So whatever was required for these two types of things evolved and that’s what developed. The central side of evolution was kept a secret. And even at the time of Shri Krishna it was not mentioned, not a word about this thing was mentioned because this is an internal happening, it’s antar yoga. It was not described, but Shri Krishna hinted at it, that you have to have your yoga. But how, He did not say because that was not the time. He was the one who laid the seeds. That’s why He is called as Krishna. Krishna means “krishi,” the one who has done krishi. So this one was laid, the sprouting had to come. Today it was to be told.|
|So I am telling you about it. Everything is not told at the same time. Same in Sahaja Yoga. We don’t tell you everything at this state. About Agnya Chakra I have told you something, but not all. Gradually when you will be so aware, I will tell you. It has to be seen how far to be said at what time. And that’s what was needed at that time was told by Krishna. So Gita is the one which only tells you that this will happen. But Gyaneshwara, who was born after the sixth century, in Gyaneshwari has written about Kundalini clearly. Because, though Gita it is not written, but he said, “this is how it is done.” Gynaeshawara has written. Though he has written, it’s not, it’s the Gita translated into a common language, he put also the knowledge of Kundalini. Because at that time, it was to be told. Before that, it was not to be told.|
|Shankaracharya in the sixth century did it, then Gyaneshwara did it, then Nanaka did it, then Kabira did it. All these people did it. Not only, but even Mohammed Sahib in a way has talked about it – about the Sahaja Yoga and resurrection time. They all started talking about the resurrection time much later as they started seeing people getting it. Because to talk too much about the future is dangerous.|
|That time Shri Krishna was placed with Arjuna when they were at the war, and that time He had to talk about the problems of hinsa, ahinsa and those ideas which we have about – wrong ideas we have. And that’s how He talked on that subject. Whatever was the subject, He talked on that and He told him how to become one with God … not how…that when you become one with God, you become a stithapragya. He gave the idea as to what will happen to you. But how it will happen He did not say. That was left to me to explain. They can’t do everything, I have to do something, isn’t it? Because if He had said how, then they would have said, “Give me Realization.” But they were not prepared for realization.|
|HOW I FEEL AFTER THE KUNDALINI IS RAISED?|
|HOW KUNDALINI WORKS?|
|Knowledge of our roots|
|Why we need to purify our chakras?|