Five Elements and Five Tanmatras February 24, 2010
The tanmatras, the subtle elements, are the objects of the five senses. The five tanmatras are sound, touch, form, taste, and odor or smell; the five senses are hearing, tactile perception, vision, taste, and smell. The tanmatras are the ways in which the objective world is sensed.
The five elements have functional integrity with the five sensory organs, which allows us to perceive the external environment. Their presence is the reason for the existence of the senses themselves.”
“The tanmatras form the Common Ground for the expression of the objective world and the entire world exists on this Ground. Another meaning of tan is mother, and matra also means matter — the mother of matter. The Mother of this whole world is the tanmatras. The tanmatras are in the womb of the Cosmic Mother, Prakruti.
It is this energy that gives rise to the objective five elements. Each element is related primarily to one tanmatra but can contain a portion of the others as well. Ether comes out of shabda tanmatra (sound); Air out of shabda and sparsha tanmatras (sound and touch); Fire out of shabda, sparsha and rupa tanmatras (sound, touch and sight); Water out of shabda, sparsha, rupa and rasa (sound, touch, sight and taste); and Earth out of shabda, sparsha, rupa, rasa and gandha (sound, touch, form, taste and odor).”
Shri Mataji Young. Sahaja-Yoga First Step.English.BBC.1985 February 6, 2010
Mooladhara chakra January 20, 2010
“The first centre is called the Mooladhara centre. It has four petals (sub-plexuses), is placed below the triangular bone, and is responsible on the physical level of the manifestation of the pelvic plexus which looks after all our excretion, inclusive of sex activity. When the Kundalini rises, then this centre becomes inactive in the excretion functions but active in the support of the rising of the Kundalini. Though the Kundalini has to rise through six centres, the first centre of Mooladhara protects the purity of chastity of the Kundalini at the time of its awakening.” – Shri Mataji
He came on earth and lived like a Tapasi. July 11, 2008
“This conditioning can be remolded, if you know what sort of life Christ led. That’s very important. First of all, He was born in a manger. To be born in a manger means “poor circumstances” . That means He shows there is no need to have money or to have a huge big property with which to impress people. Those were the days where people expected tapasya [penances]. So He came on earth and lived like a Tapasi.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Creation and Destruction June 14, 2008
“That Highest Maha S’akti is transcendent of all the Gunas; but you and I are with Gunas. Know me as the S’akti, all of Sattva Guna who is widely known as Maha Laksmi. After this the Prajapati Brahma, full of Rajo Gunas, the creator of all the Lokas, will come into existence from your navel lotus and will create the three worlds. Then he will perform severe tapasya and acquire the excellent power to create, and will create the three worlds by his Rajo Guna. That highly intelligent Prajapati will create first, the five Maha bhutas (great elements), all endowed with Gunas and then create mind with sensory organs and the presiding deities of the senses, and thus with all the ingredients, fit for creation, will create all the worlds.
|Therefore He is denominated by all as the Creator of Brahmanda. O highly fortunate one! You will be the Preserver of this Universe. When the Prajapati Brahma will be angry at the beginning of the creation on his four mind-born sons, Rudra Deva will appear.He will appear then from the centre of his eye brows. On being born this Rudra Deva will practise very severe tapasya and will get the Samhara S’akti, who is all of Tamo Guna and at the end of the Kalpa will destroy all this universe of five elements.” – Chapter XVI, Devi Bhagavatam
|“But in no way Mother’s love is going to allow you to destroy your Guru Principle. As I told you that the Guru Principle is a very sensitive thing and is destroyed if you yourself do not try to maintain it.
First of all the destruction starts from the very source of our being. I mean to say that our being is created by five elements, and the five elements have a capacity all the time to get destroyed.
|Any one of these elements, if they are not looked after, gets destroyed. That is the built in capacity of the elements or of the matter as you can say.
So to maintain them is important.
So people have an idea that once you become a Guru you need not maintain anything, it is maintained by itself. It is not.
Agreed that the Spirit definitely enhances the beauty and health of this element, but at the human level there is always a greater force trying to destroy it.
So till we have completely become the Spirit there is a chance of this destruction working it out.” – Shri Mataji
I have seen the last dissolution of the whole Universe June 12, 2008
“I am the least bothered about anything whatsoever. What is such a disaster you have seen in your life? — just tell Me. I have seen the last dissolution of the whole Universe. What can I fear anymore?” – Shri Mataji ( Tivoli, Italy — September 11, 1983)