Do not try to show off your own power
From: "jagbir singh"
Date: Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:07 pm
Subject: Re: Do not try to show off your own power
> --- In email@example.com, alex arthur
> I must add, Jagbir, when i first joined this form, I
> had loads of questions. you were right when you said
> that they would sort themselves out on their own.
> Thank you.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jagbir singh"
yasya deve para bhaktir
yatha-deve tatha gurau
tasyaite kathita hy arthah
Only unto those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord (DEVI) and the spiritual master (GURU) are all the imports of Vedic knowledge automatically revealed." (Svetasvatara Upanisad )
Now all the great souls have again taken birth to be simultaneously with the Lord (DEVI) within and the spiritual master (GURU) without for the first time ever. Those who have implicit faith in Her will be revealed the imports of Vedic knowledge.
Just surrender your ego, steady your mind and meditate on Her in your Sahasrara. The Silence will continue enlightening you the rest of your life. ...... and one day you will not be able to explain enlightenment. If you can then know you are not enlightened yet!
--- In email@example.com, alex arthur
> Dear All,
> This part keeps baffling me. Shri mataji keeps saying
> do not show off your own power. What exactly does she
> mean by this? I mean, I have vibrations almost all
> day, are there any powers so to speak that she has
> vested in me, which I am yet unaware off. I read
> through the sahaj vidya site, and something tells me
> it may have been edited, to ward off people seeking
> powers for the sake of being powerful.
> Could someone throw light on this?
Let us examine again what Shri Mataji said on September 28, 1979:
"Be careful about it because Kalki is on and once this Power comes on you, you would not know how to hide yourself. Not only those who are Sahaja Yogis but this I am telling to the whole world today: BE CAREFUL. DO NOT TRY TO HARM OTHERS. DO NOT TRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OTHERS AND DO NOT TRY TO SHOW OFF YOUR OWN POWER."
These were the early days when Shri Mataji was brutally honest about Her Advent and message to humanity. i think Her message is directed more towards the followers of false gurus, corrupted religions, and other powerful institutions than the few hundred SYs. It was a warning to humanity to be careful as the Last Judgment had commenced, and would end with the Second Coming of the Kalki Avataar. This was a reminder to refrain from exploiting fellow humans, a warning that fell on deaf ears. (It is possible there may have been SYs claiming some sort of divinity, or inclination to boss over and lead others. There have been a number of such cases and we still continue to have such characters around.)
Her warning has nothing to do with the powers SYs have been endowed - vibrations, ability to raise Kundalini, give Self-realization, check chakras. No SY can boast about such powers. They are no big deal since even a child can do the same. BTW, you ARE supposed to feel vibrations if your Mother Kundalini is taking care of you and guiding you away from negativity. You, Alex, are definitely connected with the Divine. So in no way are you showing off. On the contrary, such statements help to establish faith in new seekers and inspire established SYs like me to plod on against the odds.
i have no idea of the Sahaj Vidya site being edited to ward off people seeking powers for the sake of being powerful. There is absolutely no chance of anyone taking advantage of the Shakti - utterly no way! But if you are sincere in heart and humbly seek these powers for Self-realization and moksa, and not to show off, Shri Bindu-Mandala-vasini Devi* is more than ready to help you:
"Up till now many saints, sages have known and revealed about this Shakti. Whatever they could not describe in prose, they tried to convey through poetry. Whatever description was not possible to put in words they composed different names of the Devi and described. We all know this and many people also know the meaning of this. But one thing they perhaps do not know is that every human being has all these Shaktis, powers dormant in them, and they can awaken them. These dormant powers are eternal and limitless."
SYs have just begun to scratch the surface and i doubt they truly understand what Shri Mataji is really talking about. All i can say is "Tat Twam Asi". How long will it take to awaken the dormant, eternal and limitless powers of the Shakti within to realize this Highest Truth?
Jai Shri Mataji,
*Bindu-Mandala-vasini [380th]: Resides in Bindu-mandala, which is the innermost point in Sri Chakra representing Anandamaya; in the body it is chandra-mandala which is below Brahma-randhra in the skull.
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