“The Resurrection of Christ, a central doctrine of Christianity, is based on the belief that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead on the third day after his Crucifixion and that through his conquering of death all believers will subsequently share in his victory over “sin,
death, and the devil.” The celebration of this event, called Easter, or the Festival of the Resurrection, is the major feast day of the church. The accounts of the Resurrection of Jesus are found in the four Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – and various theological expressions of the early church’s universal conviction and consensus that Christ rose from the dead are found throughout the rest of the New Testament.” – Britannica Online
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“The Message of His life is not the Cross but the Resurrection. He
was resurrected. That was one of the things He did so that now you
can be resurrected. Every Incarnation is something unique. But the end of it was the Resurrection. He did it because He had to die.
Otherwise how can you resurrect yourself? There are lots of things which look difficult but which are not. There are some who say that Christ never resurrected Himself.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Christmas Puja, India – December 25, 1993
” We have to understand the Message of Christ.
There are many people in this world who try to show off that they are
very great rationalists and they have a right to pass any remark they
like about Christ. I was reading the newspapers today. I was
surprised where they are all saying one by one that, “I reject this
part of Christ that He was born with Immaculate Conception. I reject
that He was resurrected. I reject this and I reject that.”
Who are you? Because you can write, because you have a flair, how can
you say such things? Just without finding out, you are a scholar,
maybe you are very well read, maybe that you think you are capable of
saying whatever you like about any subject, but subject of
spirituality cannot be dealt by people who are not even Self-
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Resurrection; Helping Each Other, Easter Puja Talk
Sydney, Australia, April 3, 1994
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