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"So in the heart of hearts, we like humble people. And if we want others to like us, we should be also very humble. Not artificially, but really; by understanding that "What are we? Why should we be proud? Why should we try to overpower others and trouble others?" If you understand that, you have done full justification to the incarnation of Jesus Christ the Great. And there are so many qualities he has shown. But for us the best is his passing through the ego, sacrificing his life - is the greatest message…."
(24. 12. 2000 - India)


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Opening of the Agnya Chakra
Problems of the Agnya Chakra
Ego and Superego
Humility is a criteria for a Sahaja Yogi
Do not react - to achieve the essence



Opening of the Agnya Chakra

Regarding today's great advent of Shri Jesus Christ, I told them that he came on this earth with a very great mission; I would say one of the greatest missions; because he wanted to open this Agnya chakra, which was so constricted and could not be done before. For that he had to sacrifice his life. By that sacrifice only, the great Agnya could be opened. He was aware of it, he new that it has to happen - that he has to somehow accept this sacrifice. As it is, he was a Divine personality. He had no problem in doing so; but he thought that there could be some other way, by which you can open this Agnya chakra.

But he had to sacrifice his life and in that sacrifice he has shown that if you have to rise above this mundane, superficial life, you have to, in a way, sacrifice. Sacrifice what? Sacrifice all your six enemies. But with the Kundalini awakening all these six enemies completely get detached; it depends on how your Kundalini has risen. If she has risen in a perfect manner, then I have seen people at the first shot - they just become completely self-realised people. Of course there are very few but there have been some.

Problems of the Agnya Chakra

While I see most of you have little problems, and for most of you it is the problem of the Agnya chakra. How do we get the Agnya chakra working so much is this - that we 'think' as a reaction, as a reaction to anything outside; we react to everything. I see here all these lamps, I can react by saying "But where did they get all these? How much it must have cost? Where are they kept all the year round?"..... To all kinds of things I can react. This reaction comes either from our conditioning or from our ego.

Ego and Superego

Egoistical people are extremely sensitive. If you give them, say, something that they think is not very dignified they can feel hurt. They can feel hurt for anything because they have a consciousness that they are something special, some higher people and one should behave with them when they are dealing with anyone. And that's how they get absolutely disturbed if they find anybody in any way degrading them. This comes from ego. Ego is a part and parcel of this Agnya movement. And the second one is your conditioning. Now you have a conditioning: Say you are an Indian - now the conditioning is that a person who comes to meet you should touch your feet; supposing that's your relationship, and the person doesn't touch your feet then you are angry. Anything like that which is your conditioning, gives you an idea that you are being insulted, or in any way you have not been respected, then you feel bad. The other reactions of ego are like this, as I've said I see those lamps and I can say "Why don't I have some". Or "If I have them why will I give it to anyone?" Ego reactions are there, or conditioning reactions are there.

These two were to be finished and that was done by the sacrifice of the life of Christ. Christ himself was a Divine person and a Divine person is like the sea because it remains at the zero point, at the lowest point. It does all work from that point. It will make clouds, it will make rain, and when all the rivers are in spate, they'll run into the sea because the sea remains at the lower point.

Humility as a Sahaja Yogi

So humility is one of the criteria of a Sahaja Yogi. A person who doesn't have humility cannot be called a Sahaja Yogi. I have seen even Sahaja Yogis get very angry. Sometimes they are shouting and getting angry and misbehaving. That's the sign that he is not yet a Sahaja Yogi, he has to still mature.

So this humility of a person will give you a more stationary, I would say, more permanent state by which you will not react; you will not react. You look at anything - you react, but then you don't react, you just watch and that is how the new state of witness state comes in. When you become the witness, you're just watching, just watching; not reacting, not thinking about it, but you are in the present - and in the present you just watch, watch and really enjoy. The enjoyment of all the creation is not within your mind when you are thinking. And when you are not thinking the whole enjoyment of the beauty of all this creation reflects in you and gives you tremendous joy and peace.

Do not react - to achieve the essence

So one has to learn that we should not react, but today's problem is that all human beings are very good at reacting. Reaction is a basic principle of today's life. See any newspaper, you see any book, you meet anyone; what I find is that they are experts on reacting. They react. And by reaction what happens they never achieve any essence of the thing. Essence is only through witness state that you can achieve it. This is what we have to learn from the crucifixion of Christ; from his birth - that he was born in a very humble family, very poor family, in very adverse conditions. The reason was to show that all these outward things and all these outward glories do not make you great - the greatness is within. And when that greatness is there, then you don't care for (about) it, because you are so much enriched within yourself you don't bother about other things, you don't think about these things, and you live in your own majestic life. This is what we see in his life, he was a very majestic person. Otherwise if you meet somebody who is a poor man, say, and who has felt the power, he will talk to you with a beggarish style. If there's somebody who is born in a rich family he will talk to you in a very, I should say, outwardly way, showing off. But the person who is a Divine person, all these things don't touch him. For him, riches or not riches; positions or no power; it's all just the same. And when that happens then you should consider that you have become Sahaja Yogis.

 
Notes:
- All excerpts are taken directly from the lectures of the Founder of Sahaja Yoga, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Christmas Puja - 24.12.2000 - India) .
- This month's heading image is from a beautiful painting of Raphael's:
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