……..Hamsa Chakra is the very pivotal centre, which expresses auspiciousness in our awareness. That means, if this centre is alert and awakened, then we immediately know what is auspicious and what is not auspicious, or we can call it, we get the Divine Discretion. I think it is a part of the genetics that people have discretion between good and bad, destructive and constructive. It is basically, has to be there, but we can easily spoil it by all these organs which are collecting the conditionings and the ego from outside. That’s why this centre is very vulnerable. Other centres are not so much connected outside as this centre is connected, and receives all the information from, all these organs. For example, the eyes, now, we have. Eyes are very important because, they say it, this is the window of the Spirit. And you have seen that when Kundalini rises*, and Spirit starts shining, there is a dilatation of the pupils and you look like an innocent child and there’s a twinkle in your eyes. But the way that we play with our eyes all the time, the way we use it indiscreetly with our lust and greed we can spoil this centre very badly.
Once we start taking to destructive things in our life, we immediately become akin, or we start accepting, whatever is wrong, whatever is destructive, very easily. I feel this is some sort of a genetic defect because, in certain people, they will not accept anything that is stupid, idiotic or destructive. But in certain people they’re very prone and very easily can be taken to things which are absurd, which are stupid and which are definitely destructive……… So what happens, really, is this, that, this is a very good door for all kinds of bhoots to enter, entities to enter, and when you start projecting it back, the same bhoots can pass into another person and can create the same kind of vacuum or same kind of vulnerability in the Hamsa Chakra of other people. So that’s why eyes have to be very, very clean, innocent….What is the difference between the swan and a crane? The answer is that when you mix milk with water, the swan will just suck in the milk while the crane has no discretion, no vivek. This discretionary power, once we start losing, we start becoming just like robots, I would say, because we have no personality….
Now you should see there is no Deity on the Hamsa Chakra, but it is the formless energy of so many organs which are looked after by Buddha, Mahavira, Christ, Shri Krishna – four of them, managed by Shri Ganesha. So these genetics are put by Shri Ganesha because He is the source of the Wisdom. So first, once they spoil their Mooladhara, the wisdom is finished: [the] basis, the fundamentals, are finished. That’s why immoral life is very detrimental to our life because we lose our discretion, the discretion is lost. Then if you can awaken Shri Ganesha in the Hamsa Chakra, then suddenly you belong to the higher race of Sahaja Yogis. It’s surprising. I’ve seen people overnight give up their drugs, very immoral people become extremely moral because of this chakra being suddenly awakened and the light of the Spirit is best expressed through this chakra in everyday life, in the collective life also. …….
(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi on Hamsa Chakra Puja, Vancouver, Canada, 13th September 1992.)
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