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Meditation is most important in Sahaja Yoga


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

 “Meditation is silencing your thoughts. Meditation is such a beautiful way of connecting with the Divine, that all your problems get solved in that meditative mood. If you are not following meditation, then maybe your light will go down. It won’t give sufficient light. It is very important to find out about yourself, about others in the meditation. Many people ask how to do meditation? Don’t do anything; you just try to go to the thoughtless awareness. If you can get into that condition, you’ve done your job, because that is the point where you are with the truth, with the reality, with the joy, with everything that is so fundamental. When you meditate, try not to make some sort of a function out of it.

  Meditation is silencing your thoughts and going to that deep ocean which is within yourself. But supposing you don’t do that, I can make out immediately those who are meditating and those who are not.  They are confused. And that is why meditation is the most important thing in Sahaja Yoga. Just like a light burn with the electricity flowing in it, you can see in the lit candles; in the same way meditation is a continuous availability of the Divine Force. That will reduce all your aspirations. Not only that, but takes out all the negative thoughts. And when you are meditating like that, thoughtless awareness, then you’ll be amazed how you are helped from within and without. It’s a terrible power that works with this thoughtless awareness. So those who do not meditate cannot go very much far with the advantage of Sahaja Yoga.

 One should try to meditate, and go up to the point of thoughtless awareness. If you are in thoughtless awareness, what happens to you is that you get the confidence, complete confidence of divinity.  I have seen children coming from our school in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, extremely confident, and extremely humble. And when I asked them: “What do you do?” They said: “Mother, we meditate. We meditate in the school in the evening, and that meditation helps.” Imagine these small children can say that, so why not you also understand it, that meditation will give you security. It will give you real enlightenment and a complete connection with the Divine.