Subtle System and Self-realization

I bow to all the seekers of truth.

You have to know that truth is what it is. We cannot conceptualise it with our human awareness. We cannot order it, we cannot manipulate it, we cannot organise it. It is what it is, has been and will be. And what is the truth?

Truth is that we are surrounded or we are penetrated or we are nourished, looked after and loved by a very subtle energy which is the energy of divine love. The second truth is that we are not this body, this mind, these conditionings, this ego, but we are the spirit. You don’t have to accept what I’m saying blindly, because blind faith leads to fanaticism. But as scientists you must keep your minds open and see for yourself what I’m saying: if it is so, honestly you must accept it.

We know so much through science about our civilization, our advancement. This is the advancement of a tree which has grown outside very much; but if we do not know our roots, we’ll be destroyed. So it is important to know about our roots. And this is what it is that I would say are our roots.

As you can see, there are seven centers within us, and these subtle centers are placed in the spinal cord and the brain. These cater to our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. On the physical side they manifest the energy for the use of our plexuses which look after our physical problems. That is on the right side, the energy which is supplied by this yellow line, a subtle channel – we call it as the Pingala Nadi – this supplies energy for our physical and mental actions. So this is the power of action within us which also caters to the right sympathetic nervous system.

The another channel you see on the left-hand side is the channel by which we desire, put our energy to our desire. So this is the power of desire and looks after our emotions. This is the one which looks after our conditionings also. At the end of these two channels they create two institutions: one on the right side crosses over, and the yellow balloon that you see is the ego, is the balloon of ego that we have; and the left-hand side one that, which conditions our mind is the balloon of superego. As we start growing, in age by the time we are twelve years of age, these two completely meet and the soft bone in our head becomes completely calcified.

Now there’s third energy within us which is in the center, and this central energy is the one which has made us human beings. And these centers are the milestones of our evolution. So now the last jumping is left out. It has reached up to the limbic area. Now, only thing, it has to break through the soft bone in the, on the head and break through that, which is the actualisation of baptism.

Baptism is not an artificial thing – it is an actualisation. But the energy that does it is, we call it sleeping energy, in the triangular bone called as sacrum. That means the Greeks knew that this is a sacred bone, that they called it “sacrum.” This energy has to rise and break through that fontanelle bone area and connect us to that subtle divine Power which we have never felt during human awareness. Thus we get connected to this divine Power, and we start feeling it on our finger tips. It’s described in the Koran that “at the time of resurrection your hands will speak, and they will give witness against you.” That is, you start feeling your own centres – these are five, six and seven centres – and they indicate what’s wrong with you within yourself, what’s the problem.

Also you can feel the cool breeze coming out of your head, cool breeze of the Holy Ghost. Because this sleeping power which is called as the kundalini – “kundala” means “coils” – is the power of pure desire within us.

Now, so now we have this kind of a mechanism within us existing. Now this is a living process of evolution, and you must understand that we don’t pay for living process, and we can’t even explain it; because when you take a small little seed and put it in the Mother Earth, it germinates by itself spontaneously. You don’t pay to the Mother Earth anything. And when it germinates, it grows into a tree and produces thousands of seeds. So in that little seed the map of all the things it was going to create is there. How it works, we never ask this question. We take all the things for granted. We don’t even ask the question how this wonderful eye of ours is made like a camera, and that how we are programmed within ourselves like computers. You see this is the color; you don’t have to think about – it’s there. Through our sensory organs, how we find out things: we’d never question it. But to answer now all our questions, we have to become the divine computer. And that’s why we have to be connected to the mains, I call them, as the people who are self-realized, the people who have got their spirit in their attention.

When the attention is enlightened through this happening, then you can see the absolute truth……..
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

( Source: An Extract of Talk of  H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi of  Public Program, at Hilton hotel, Sydney, Australia, 16th  March 1990. )

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