The other day at the ashram I spoke to you about Easter, about the birth of Christ and His resurrection and the message of Christianity that is resurrection. An egg is a very significant thing and it is written in one of the ancient scriptures in India ,as to; why Easter should be celebrated with an egg – is most surprising. It’s very clear there, if one can see, how Christ is symbolised as an egg. Now what is an egg? In Sanskrit language, a Brahmin is called as ‘dwijaha’, ‘dwihi jayeti’ – means the one who is born twice. And a bird is also called, any bird, is called as a ‘dwijaha’, means twice born. Because first the bird is born as an egg and then reborn as a bird. In the same way a human being is born as an egg and then is born as a realised soul.
Now see how significant it is that both are called by the same name. No other animal is called as dwijaha unless and until it has an egg-form first and then it comes out as another thing. For example no mammals, none of the mammals, are called as dwijaha except for human beings. It is remarkable in the zoology, if you read, that mammals do not lay their eggs, they give birth directly to their children. And we are also mammals. But despite that, human beings are called as dwijaha just like birds. So that means human beings, when they are born are eggs, or they become eggs. How do they become eggs? Is the way our ego and superego develop within us.
Now you all being only Sahaj Yogis* I think you understand what I’m saying. When the ego and superego develop in a human being, to the full extent and the fontanelle bone area is completely calcified, then you become an egg. You get completely separated from your Mother, from all the Pervading Power of God and you are left to yourself as an egg till you mature within yourself inside the shell of the egg, in your freedom, to a point where you are ready for hatching. The Mother bird has to pierce on the head of the egg and you come out as birds. You are already, there inside developed, and then you fly out into the space of All-Pervading Power of Divine Love…
(An Extract of Talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi at Caxton Hall, London, U.K., 10th April 1980. )
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