"Itís a very good thing to maintain a diary. Also, you will see progressively how your ideas are changing, how new priorities are settling down, how you give more importance to real things and very little to unreal things. "


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
 
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There are two types of Attention – you should have two diaries

Your attention will be alert - you can mention in the diary, could you do your meditation?
We have to know how these clouds are coming into us - Am I really feeling it?

You will see how your ideas are changing – you give more importance to real things

Indulge into work in thoughtless awareness - just say that "I am not doing it."

There are two types of Attention – you should have two diaries

It is when you think of becoming then the preparation is done to become something and on the whole, when you know that it is your ego and superego which are loading you up; you have to scan them out with vibratory awareness. Now there are two types of attention we have to pay. First is a constant attention that is a routine of a Sahaja Yogi, and the second one is the emergency attention. I’ve been seeing that all the Sahaja Yogis must start writing their diaries. One with every day’s experiences - if you know that you have to write a diary, you’ll keep your mind alert – and another one whenever you get any special idea of the past or of the future, also to jot it down. So, like that, you should have two diaries.

Make you attention alert - you can mention in the diary, could you do your meditation?

For your constant attention, you have to fix up your mind on certain facts. The first one, as I said that if you keep a diary then you will know that you have to remember what important things have happened. So your attention will be alert and you'll be looking out for such points where what is the thing you see. And you'll be amazed if you make your attention alert, what new things come to you, very brilliant ideas and the miracles of life and the miracles of God's beauty and His auspiciousness, His greatness, His kindness, His blessings - how they work out if you start writing every day even two lines about it. It will make your mind constantly involved with it. That's a human style of doing things. Also you can mention in the diary what happened. Did you, could you do your meditation? Did you get your time for meditation or not? A little bit as if you are appearing for some sort of an examination or something, prepare a little note like that. Did I get up in the morning? Did I? Then any special path or any special movement in the center or left or right also should be mentioned so that you keep a watch on your mind.

We have to know how these clouds are coming into us - Am I really feeling it?

So we have to know how these clouds are coming into us and that’s how we go into our complete analysis - how these clouds are coming to us, you find out about our different chakras. What are the chakras we are catching? Here comes the other constant attention towards our chakras. Are our vibrations all right or not? Are we getting our vibrations? If not, what chakra am I catching, what must be the catch? I must raise my Kundalini, see for myself, where is the catch. Do I do my meditation or not? If I do it, am I doing it just dozingly or am I, am I really in it? Am I really feeling it or not? Am I alert or not? All this is to be assiduously, sincerely, absolutely, truthfully, should be worked out because it is a process between yourself - You see it is so very funny, it is so funny the relationship that it is the Atma (Spirit) is satisfied with Atma. You have to be satisfied with yourself. There’s nobody – Mataji is not concerned – nobody is concerned. It is you who is concerned with your Self.

You will see how your ideas are changing – you give more importance to real things

It’s a very good thing to maintain a diary. Also, you will see progressively how your ideas are changing, how new priorities are settling down, how you give more importance to real things and very little to unreal things. I think this is a very, very practical side of human beings that one should have a diary. Same diaries, after some times, will become historical things and people would like to see what you all have written – not to be hypocritical about it or deceptive about it, but quite truthful and understanding. You should jot down a few lines just before sleeping.

Indulge into work in thoughtless awareness – just say that “I am not doing it”

Now we have to see that we have problems for superego and ego. Now superego is the left side, is darkness, tamo guna and our past. Those who have left side problems should think of the future - gives them balance, if they think of the future. For example, a person who is lethargic should take to working. Put your mind into working for the future planning: what to do, where to go, how to do. That will keep you away from the drag of the left side, and gradually then you can balance yourself also. Now the right side of a person, when it is activated very much, he has to balance it, not with the left side but with the center. That is, a person who is very hard-working must develop a witness state. You try to do work, any work, indulge into work in thoughtless awareness, as a witness. Whatever work you are doing you just say that “I am not doing it.” This you can do it after Realization, become thoughtlessly aware and start doing your work.

Notes: - All excerpts are taken directly from the lectures of the Founder of Sahaja Yoga, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (1980-0517: What is a Sahaja Yogi?, Informal talk, Old Arlesford, UK).

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