The texts below show references to the Kundalini,
Self Realization, their association with the cool breeze felt emanating from the top of the head and from the palms, and predictions referring to the coming of Shri Mataji and Sahaja Yoga in these modern times.
From the Hindu Scriptures
Shri Gnyaneshwara, who lived in the 12th century in India, is the first saint who asked permission from his guru to speak openly to the masses about the Kundalini, this knowledge being kept secret and transmitted only from guru to disciple till those times. He describes the manifestation of Kundalini awakening very clearly: “The Life-wind emerges out of the Kundalini and creates a cooling sensation in the body internally as also externally.” (Gnyaneshwara 6.14; apud Yogi Mahajan, “The Ascent”, Life Eternal Trust, Pune 1989).The following extract from the Nadigrantha by Mr. Shantaram Athvale gives an amazing prediction of Shri Mataji’s coming and her starting of Sahaja Yoga, as well as the effects Sahaja Yoga will have on humankind. In this book he gives informations about several different Nadigranthas which are the great, ancient books on astrology like Bhrigu Samhita, Satya Nadi, Kak Nadi etc.. In this particular extract the author refers to the writings from Kak Nadi written by Kakayyar Bhujander who was a great astrologer and seeker who lived nearly 2000 years ago. “While Jupiter is in Pisces a great Yogi will incarnate on the Earth. By 1970 it will have become quite evident to many people that a new era will have started. Kaliyuga will end and Krutayuga will start. The axis of the Earth will depress and the Earth’s orbit will come closer and closer to the Sun. Human life will undergo a complete revolution. A great Yogi will incarnate at this time. Until this time a yogi or devotee could achieve the bliss of Moksha and find the ultimate meaning of his life only by following the path of devotion, knowledge and Pantanjali Yoga. But he would have to go through severe penance in order to awaken the sleeping powers of various chakras of his body and finally enlighten the Kundalini Power.By the new method of yoga devised by the great Yogi, human beings will be able to attain the joy of Moksha within one lifetime. It would no longer be necessary to sacrifice one’s body or to die in order to achieve Moksha. The Brahmananda which so far only great saints had been able to experience and then only by entering into the Samadhi state at the point of death, due to his new type of yoga could be achieved by ordinary human beings without entering Samadhi state while dying. In the beginning it would be possible for one person in crores to attain this Yoga and Moksha. However, after some time the whole human race with the help of this Yoga will be able to defeat itself. People won’t have to worry about food, shelter or clothing. While living ordinary lives people will achieve Yoga – Union with God. There will be no necessity for hospitals as there will be no diseases.
In the beginning the great Yogi will be able to heal diseases with a mere touch. Old age with it’s destruction of the body will not exist and people will possess heavenly bodies.
Due to new scientific discoveries science and religions would become one. With the help of the science the existence of God and the Soul could be proved. The veil of ignorance and Maya would be drawn aside and Brahmananda, Moksha which could previously only be attained by yogis as a result of very hard work and severe penance would become easily available to many human beings.”
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- From the Christian scriptures
Kundalini is the reflection of the Holy Spirit within every human being. The mustard seed is none other than the dormant Kundalini energy which when sprouted grows into the Tree of Life – the subtle system with the seven chakras and the three channels of energy.The “Aquarian Gospel” mentions the following words of Christ: “These things I speak while with you in the flesh but when the Holy Breath shall come in power lo She will teach you more and more and bring to your remembrance all the words that I have said to you. There are a multitude of things yet to be said; things that this age cannot receive because it cannot comprehend. But lo I say before the great day of the Lord shall come the Holy Breath will make all mysteries known. The mysteries of the soul of life of death of immortality; the oneness of a man with every other man and with his God.” (Levi H. Dowling, “The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ” 162.5-8, L.N. Fowler & Co. Ltd., Romford, Essex, p.238).In the “Gospel according to John”, Christ says: “I say the truth to you. It is profitable for you that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I go I will send Him to you” (16:7). “But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach you all things, and will bring to your remembrance all the things which I have said to you” (14:26). “When He is come, the Spirit of truth, He shall guide you into all the truth; for He shall not speak from Himself; but whatsoever He shall bear He shall speak; and He will announce to you what is coming.” (16:13).(“The Holy Bible”, Gute Botschaft Verlag, Dillenburg, Germany, 1889. The New Testament, G. Morrish, London 1871).Long time ago, a famous Cistercian monk by the name of Gioachino da Fiore (c.1130/45-1202) claimed that the New Testament announced a third age of knowledge and integration, the age of the Holy Spirit to come after the age of the Father (Yahweh – The Old Testament) and of the Son (Jesus Christ – The New Testament). (“Joachim de Fiore” in “Exegese medievale”, Paris 1967, vol.3, pp.437-527).
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- From the Islamic scripturesThe Koran mentions the cool breeze in connection to the Resurrection: “It is Alah Who sends the winds… As such (will be) the Resurrection.” (“The Noble Quran” 35.9, Hilal Publishing House, Istanbul, 1994, p.700).At the time of Kiyama (Resurrection Time) “we shall seal up their mouths and their hands will speak to us, and their legs will bear witness to what they used to earn” (ibid. 36.65, p.713). This is precisely what happens in Sahaja Yoga, when our entire inner system can be felt on our fingertips. Everything that we do which goes against our Spirit manifests on our chakras, and can be felt on our palms after we get our Self Realization. The Koran (ibid. for instance: 2.87; 42.52 etc.) also makes many references to the Ruh (or Ruah), the Breath of God, which is the same as the All Pervading Power in Hinduism and the Holy Spirit in Christianity. Its reflection in the human being is the Kundalini. An interesting reference can be found in the “Shorter Encyclopaedia of Islam” which describes the Mahdi – the Twelfth Imam who was predicted to come in the times of Kiyama: “To believe in His as the Second or the Promised Messiah is an article of faith, because first of all His coming early in the 14th century of the Hidjra was predicted by Muhammad” (H.A.R. Gibb, J.H. Kramers, “Shorter Encyclopaedia of Islam”, E.J. Brill, Leiden 1953, p.24). Or, Hidjra (Hegira), the starting point of the Islamic period was towards the end of the year 622, which sends us to the end of the year 1922 maybe the beginning of the year 1923. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was born the 21st of March, 1923.
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- From the Jewish scriptures
The Zohar too mentions the sacred “breath” in connection with the subtle body (the sephorotic tree): “A breath which comes from this world shakes the branches of the Tree of Life which spreads the fragrance of the future world in this world and brings the holy souls alive. These souls come up waking each other… and the Tree of Life rejoices.” (“The Zohar” III, 173 1 in “Le Livre de la Splendeur”, pages de livre de Zohar choisies par Edmond Fleg, trad. par J. de Pauly, ed. J.C. Lattes, Paris 1980, our transl.). This is a reference to the capacity of Sahaja Yogis (practitioners of Sahaja Yoga) to give Self Realization to other people, like an enlightened candle enlightening another, and the joy of the tree of life is the joy felt on our subtle system during meditation when the Kundalini has been awakened.
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In the early morning hours of the 5th of May in the year 1970, disgusted with the falsehood spread by self-proclaimed New Age “gurus”, and desiring that all the Seekers of Truth attain their Self Realization, on the small beach of Nargol (about 150 km from Mumbai), Shri Mataji opened the primordial Sahasrara- the seventh centre that is the integration and pinnacle of our spiritual evolution.
By doing so she cleared the path for the Kundalini to rise effortlessly in each and every human being who desires to receive their Self Realization, the connection with their true Self and with the Divine. She describes this historic event:
“It is the greatest event of all the spiritual happenings of the universe… Without this happening, there could not have been the possibility of giving en-mass realisation to people. […]
As soon as the Sahasrara was opened, the whole atmosphere was filled with tremendous chaitanya, and there was tremendous light in the sky, and the whole thing came on this earth, as if a torrential rain or a waterfall with such tremendous force as if I was unaware and got stupefied.
The happening was so tremendous, and so unexpected that I was stunned and got totally silent at the grandeur.
I saw the primordial Kundalini rising like a big furnace, and the furnace was very silent but a burning appearance it had, as if you heat up a metal, and it has many colours.
In the same way, the Kundalini showed up as a furnace like a tunnel, as you see these plants you have for coal burning, that create electricity: and it stretched like a telescope and came out one after another, shoot! shoot! shoot! just like that.
I started seeing all that and got lost in the joy. It was like an artist seeing his own creation, and I felt the joy of great fulfilment.
After coming out of this beautiful experience, I looked around and saw human beings so blind and I became absolutely silent, and desired that I should get the cups to fill the nectar”.
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Sahaja Yoga was born. Shri Mataji started by giving Realization to small groups of seekers in India, by touching their centers along the spine. Then the first group of twelve seekers got their Kundalini awakened: en-masse Self Realization had started. Sahaja Yoga spread very quickly in the small villages of India, where innocent people were ready to receive this Divine gift with an open heart.
Shortly afterwards, Shri Mataji’s husband was appointed as the Secretary General of the UN Maritime Organization and London became their home. The first group of seven Western seekers received their Self Realization and became Sahaja Yogis (practitioners of Sahaja Yoga).
Slowly Sahaja Yoga spread throughout Europe, and to North America. Shri Mataji was very eager to save her American children from the clutches of the false gurus who had descended upon that country and were looting people in the name of spirituality. In 1972 she sold her golden jewellry to set sail to America. She visited hall after hall but her message fell on deaf ears as the seekers of those times were too naïve to realize that Truth can be obtained without paying fabulous sums of money. On the way back aboard the ship she addressed them in this poem.
In 1989, after the Iron Curtain fell, Sahaja Yoga spread like wildfire in Russia and the Eastern Block countries, where dozens of thousands of seekers filled stadiums to listen to her lectures and receive their Self Realization. Nowadays Sahaja Yoga is established on all five continents and is coming with full force to the attention of the scientific, political, ecological and spiritual communities as a solution to solve today’s crises from within (see the sections about