Meditate with Shri Mataji
Raising Kundalini - Taking Bandhan
Morning meditation helps your day be more positive.
Sit with your hands on your laps palm upwards. Raise your Kundalini and give yourself bandhan. Close your eyes. Watch your thoughts and let go of any thoughts in your mind. Be patient! The thoughts will gradually recede and the gaps between them will increase. If your attention is wandering, say “where is my attention?”. It will bring your attention back to your Spirit and stop the thoughts. Try to identify with your Spirit by saying “I am the Spirit, not this body or these thoughts”.
If thoughts are still there, you can say “Not this thought”, each time a thought rises, and the thoughts will slowly give up. You can also say “I forgive everyone”. Say this sincerely from the heart and it will have a much more powerful effect. If you are thoughtlessly aware, relax and enjoy the meditation! Keep watching your thoughts. Keep your attention inside and see how you are feeling. You should start to feel peaceful and joyful. Finally, try to put your attention onto the Sahasrara chakra, on top of the head, for a few minutes.
Raise your Kundalini and give yourself bandhan.
Complete Chakra Chart
Three Energy Channels
What is an energy channel (nadi)?
The Kundalini travels throughout your body by way of three energy channels, or nadis. The three nadis are the left channel, the right channel and the center channel. All three work perfectly together to integrate and balance the flow of your Kundalini. Each also plays a specific role in maintaining your emotions, moods and physical health.
Each of the chakras is located on all the three channels. As the Kundalini energy rises through the central channel, it nourishes each chakra, the center, left and right side of each chakra. And then reaches the last Chakra known as the Sahastrara.
All this happens in a split second and nearly instantaneously. Also the rising of the Kundalini energy really means that a few strands of the thread-like Kundalini energy rise.
The Left Channel – Ida Nadi
Your left energy channel (called Ida nadi in Sanskrit), also known as the moon channel, begins at the Mooladhara chakra and travels up the left side of your body, terminating in the superego area on the right side of your mind-brain. The superego is the storehouse of all your memories, habits and conditionings. Your superego is also the area of your brain that encourages moral behavior.
Joy is an essential quality associated with the left energy channel. Ideally, it is felt as the innocent joy of a child. Remember when you were a young child and you’d wake up happy every morning? The joy carried by the left energy channel feels just like that. As adults, we long for this joy, though we don’t often find it. It may become blocked or “bruised” by some of our life experiences. However, it still lives within us and can be awakened through meditation.
If you have a problem with your left energy channel, you may experience emotional extremes. This includes moods that shift rapidly from elation to depression and back again. You may also experience lethargy and extreme passivity. Remember the lack of energy and desire you felt as you sat around, doing nothing at all? That feeling may have been caused by a problem with your left energy channel.
In summary, your left energy channel influences your emotions, feelings and desires. It is also connected to your memories and past experiences. As long as your emotions stay at normal levels, you’ll do just fine. However, if you’re feeling extremes of emotion such as depression, gloominess and brooding, then it’s time to do something about it. All you need to start clearing your left channel is meditation. Sahaja Yoga techniques are easy, safe and the renewed feelings of joy and energy you’ll experience can be positively addictive.
The Right Channel – Pingala Nadi
Your right energy channel (Pingala nadi), also called the sun channel, begins at your Swadisthan chakra and travels up the right side of your body, terminating in the ego area of the brain. The ego is the area of your brain that gives you a sense of individualism and self, as distinct from others. It is the ego that allows you to relate to yourself as “me” or “I.”
Action and planning are essential qualities associated with the right energy channel. They drive your mental and physical activities. However, the demand for energy on the right side can sometimes be so great that the left side is weakened. When this occurs, your desire for joy may evaporate, and you find yourself grouchy and irritable. You may even feel like yelling at everyone or “flying off the handle” when the slightest thing goes wrong.
Unfortunately, you have likely encountered many stressed out, irritated and agitated people. This is because it can be difficult to maintain a balance of emotion and action when our workplaces and schools are stressful, aggressive environments. It can also be difficult to maintain a peaceful, nurturing home where these imbalances can be corrected. As a result, the negativity, stress and aggression continue to build. Fortunately, awareness is the first step to correcting imbalance. Meditation, and accessing your Kundalini energy to restore harmony, will allow you to do so.
In summary, your right energy channel influences your ability to plan and take action for the future. It also plays a role in negative emotions such as anger, irritability and stress. Your right channel thinks in terms of “I,” “mine,” and “myself.” Overdo any of these and you may become unpleasant to be around. However, your meditation will tell you when your right channel energy is too high and when it’s time to cool down and rebalance.
The Central Channel – Sushumna Nadi
Your central energy channel (Sushumna nadi), also called the middle path, travels from the sacrum bone at the base of your spine (where your Kundalini energy resides) straight up your spine towards the Sahasrara chakra. Your central energy channel is the channel that aids your inner growth. The central energy channel can be used to help you evolve continuously into an improved personality with an increased focus on the subtler aspects of life.
Your entire subtle energy system is integrated in the Sahasrara chakra. As such, it is the most important chakra for inner growth and meditation. It is also the chakra in which your Kundalini has the greatest ability to maximize its potential to help you. Clearing obstructions in the central energy channel is a critical component of Sahaja Yoga. When you are constantly in balance, your central channel remains clear. This paves the way for your Kundalini, to rise smoothly to the Sahasrara chakra. Proper functioning of the central energy channel is crucial to maintaining energy balance. In a way, it represents the very essence of balancing the chakras and the primary goal of meditation.
It may sound complex, but understanding your energy channels is quite simple if you think of them in the following way. You’ll want to use your left and right energy channels to balance your emotions, desires and actions as you live and enjoy your life. At the same time, you’ll want to spend time on the central energy channel so you can continuously improve yourself. Keeping all three channels balanced and clear will give you the power to manage your life, and all its challenges, with ease. You’ll also experience and enjoy all of life’s pleasures in a balanced and more meaningful way.
Ganesha Mantra for Mooladhara Chakra
Aum twameva sākshāt Shrī Ganesha sākshāt Shrī Ādi Shakti Mātājī Shrī Nirmalā Devyai namo namah.
Ganesha Atharva Sheersha for Mooladhara Chakra
Ganesha Atharva Sheersha
Om Namaste Ganapataye Twameva Pratyaksham Tattwam asi. Twamewa Kevalam Kartasi. Twamewa Kevalam Dhartasi. Twamewa Kevalam Hartasi. Twamewa Sarvam Khalvidam Brahmasi. Twam Sakshat Atmasi Nityam.
Ritam Vachmi. Satyam Vachmi. Ava twam Mam. Ava Vaktaram. Ava Shrotaram. Ava Dataram. Ava Dhataram. Ava noo Chanam. Ava Shishyam. Ava Pash chat tat. Ava Puras tat. Avot tarat tat. Ava Dakshinat tat. Ava Chor Dhvat tat. Ava Dharat tat. Sarvato Mam Pahi Pahi Saman tat.
Twam Vang mayas Twam Chin mayah. Twam ananda mayas Twam Brahma mayah. Twam Sat chit ananda dvitiyosi. Twam Pratyaksham Brahmasi. Twam Gyana mayo Vigyana mayosi. Sarvam Jagadidam Twatto Jayate. Sarvam Jagadidam twat tas tish thati. Sarvam Jagadidam Twayi Laya me shyati. Sarvam Jagadidam Twayi Pratyeti. Twam Bhoomi rapo nalo nilo Nabhah. Twam Chatvari Vak Padani.
Twam Guna traya teetah. Twam Deha traya teetah. Twam Kala traya teetah. Twam Moola dhara sthitosi Nityam. Twam Shakti trayat makah. Twam Yogino Dhyayanti Nityam. Twam Brahma Twam Vishnus twam Rudras Twam Indras Twam Agnis Twam Vayus Twam Sooryas Twam Chandramas Twam Brahma bhoor bhuvah Swarom.
Ganadim Poorva much charya Varna dim Tada nan taram. Anus varah Para tarah. Ardhendu lasitam Tare na Ruddham. Etat tava Manuswa roopam. Gakarah Poorva roopam. Akaro Madhyama roopam. Anuswarash chantya roopam. Bindu ru tara roopam. Nada Sandha nam. Sanhita Sandhih. Saisha Ganesha Vidya. Ganaka Rishihi. Nich rid Gayatri Chandah.
Ganapatir Devata. Om Gam Ganapataye Namah.
Eka Dantaya Vidmahe. Vakra Tundaya Dheemahi. Tanno Dantih Prachodayat. Ekadantam Chatur hastam Pasham ankush dharinam. Radam Cha Varadam Hastair bi bhranam Mooshak dhvajam. Raktam Lambodaram Shoorpa karnakam rakta vasasam. Rakta gandhanu liptangam Rakta pushpaihi Supoojitam. Bhaktanu Kampitam Devam jagat Karanama chyutam.
Aavir bhootam Cha Shristyadau Prakritehe Purushat param. Evam Dhya yati Yo Nityam Sa Yogi Yoginam Varah.
Namo Vratapataye Namo Ganapataye Namaha Pramatha Pataye Namaste Astu Lambodaraya Ekadantaya Vighna Nashine Shiva sutaye Shree Varada moortaye Namah
Sakshat Shri Adi Shakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi Namoh Namah.
Sat Chit Ananda Rupam for Left Anahata Chakra
Sat Chit Ananda Rupam
Sat Chit Ananda Rupam
Guru Mantras for Void
Aum twameva sākshāt Shrī Ādi Gurū Dattātreya sākshāt Shrī Ādi Shakti Mātājī Shrī Nirmalā Devyai namo namah.
Gurūr Brahmā, gurūr Vishnu
Gurūr devo Mah’eshwarah
Gurūr sākshāt Parabrahma
Shrī Mātājī Nirmalā Mā
Tasmai Shrī Gurave namah
The 10 Primordial Masters (Ādi Gurūs)
Aum twameva sākshāt Shrī ……………… namo namah.
- Rājā Janaka: 5000 BC, Mithila, India
- Abraham: 2000 BC, Mesopotamia and Palestine
- Moses: 1200 BC, Egypt and Palestine
- Zarathustra (Zoroaster): 1000 BC, Persia
- Confucius (Kong-Zi): 551-479 BC, China
- Lao-Tse (Lao-Zi): 6th century BC, China
- Socrates: 469-399 BC, Athens, Greece
- Prophet Mohammed: 570-632 AD, Mecca, Arabia
- Gurū Nānak: 1469-1539 AD, Punjab, India
Shrī Sāī Bābā of Shirdī (Shirdī Sāī Nātha): 1838-1918 AD, Shirdi, India
Om Twamewa Sakshat Shri Mahalakshmi Mahasaraswati Mahakali Trigunatmika Kundalini Sakshat Shri Adi Shakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi Namoh Namah
Om Twamewa Sakshat Shri Kalki Sakshat Shri Adi Shakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi Namoh Namah
Om Twamewa Sakshat Shri Kalki Sakshat Shri Sahasrara Swamini Moksha Pradayini Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi Namoh Namah
Aum Twameva Sakshat Shri…………Sakshat Shri Adi Shakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi Namoh Namaha.
Ganesha: To remove all obstacles
Nirvichāra: To establish thoughtlessness
Nirvikalpa samādhi: To establish doubtless awareness
Ananya-bhakti: Complete oneness of devotion
Turīya-sthiti prasthāpinī: To establish the Turiya state (the fourth state, where the soul becomes one with the Supreme Spirit)
Tāraka sanjīvanī Hanumāna: For overall protection
Annapūrnā: For vibrating food
Yoga-nidrā: For a blissful sleep
Shākambhari devī: To protect plants, crops and garden (goddess of agriculture & horticulture)
Supathā: For protection during a journey
Are you progressing well?
- And if you know how to get fun out of the so-called discomforts, then you should know you are on the right line.
- And as you start becoming discreet automatically, you should know you are progressing well.
- As you become more peaceful and your temper vanishes in the thin air as soon as you see somebody attacking you, then know that you are progressing well.
- As soon as you see an ordeal or a calamity falling on the personality and you don’t get worried about it, then know that you are progressing.
- When no amount of artificiality can impress you, then know that you are progressing, no amount of material
well-being in others makes you unhappy, then know that you are progressing well.
- No amounts of labour or troubles are sufficient to become a Sahaja Yogi. Whatever you may try, one cannot become a Sahaja Yogi, while you have got it without any effort, so you are something special.
- So this one should understand that you are special. You will become humble about it. Then, when it happens to you that you humble down when you see you have achieved something, that you have some powers, that you are emitting innocence, that you are discreet and as a result of that you become a more compassionate, humbler personality, a sweeter personality.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Everybody was feeling very nice when they came here, happy, and they felt their vibrations were alright but it was not so. Should be on the alert, you see. Ask each other to check you. Be humble about it. You must go on checking. Unless and until you check yourself, how will you know what’s the thing you are catching? Ask others to check you and be humble, very humble about it. Do not take things for granted because unless and until we transform ourselves Sahaja Yoga has no benefit. You see it would be very material way of expression of Sahaja Yoga. Like this radio or this transistor or this loudspeaker are just radiating. We have to know that Sahaja Yoga is not just to pass energy through us, like all other material things are passing energy. This mic is passing the energy, this transistor is passing the energy and all other such things are just passing the energy – nothing goes into them. Like an artist is singing and nothing passes into the radio. In the same way, if our power starts flowing because somehow the Kundalini has been connected to the mains; it has not done its job, neither you have done any justice to yourself.
So you have to absorb that flow of the Ganges within you and assimilate it and transform yourself. The Ganges would be flowing but if it is flowing through the stony area, the stones are not going to absorb anything from the river Ganges. But if it is flowing through fertile land everybody will be making use of that water. So you have to make use of your Kundalini by transforming. Try to transform. See that, how much you transform.
Now, the expectation about Kundalini becomes so ‘sahaja’, they call it in the very funny manner, that people think that Kundalini should work it out itself while we are stones on both the sides and the Kundalini is going to work it out. Which is a very, very wrong idea. If the river Ganges is flowing you have to go to the river, you have to fill your pitchers, you have to have beautiful pitchers; you have to carry them and you have to bring them home and then use the water for enrichment of your food, of your household. In the same way, if you cannot transform yourself, if you cannot change yourself then this Kundalini will be just going like a thin line and you will be catching all the time and there won’t be much progress. The progress must be shown outside.
Those who think that by saying mantras morning till evening they are going to achieve much, they are sadly mistaken; it’s all mechanical then. So many people have a habit of all the time shouting mantras (Sanskrit hymns). It’s not habit. Mantras should open your chakras otherwise it has no meaning. They should be used properly at key points, with great respect, with a great understanding and then allow them to open your chakras by which you take the water in of that great thing known as Kundalini. The greatest blessing will come to you through Her love. But not the way, people are just taking [as if] there should be no transformation. If you are identified with your ego and think you are alright, you are sadly mistaken. You have to transform completely, within yourself.
Some people, if their circumstances are changed then they feel very well and they think oh, they have achieved the highest. It is not so, is only the circumstance that has changed, only the atmosphere that has changed and that makes you feel that you have achieved something great. You have to achieve it wherever you are. It should be retained and must be there. But by coming to a quieter place you can pay more attention, that’s why you are here. But by coming here, if you just feel nice and think that oh, you have achieved everything, then you are sadly mistaken. You have to grow in this atmosphere; you have come here to grow and to be changed to be a different person altogether.
Do not be identified with your ego and do not get satisfied with something that you feel you are feeling nice and good. That’s not the way to look at things. You have to transform yourself and see for yourself how are you behaving? How are you feeling about things? Are you taking a new view of things or not?
Now the worst thing that comes in the way of ego is obstinacy, of your own obstinacy. Obstinate people are extremely difficult and they find pride in their obstinacy and they’ll go on saying that, “Yes, I am obstinate, what to do?” If you take pride in all such nonsensical things then you carry the load of these stones on your head, this life, next life and many lives to come that you are going to be. All such stones must be dropped immediately and you should shake them out because you have to achieve your beauty. You have seen how a flower shakes off all that is not needed, blooms out, pierces its head outwards, opens out just to give fragrance to others. If you want to give fragrance to others, how far [is there] fragrance within you? Is there fragrance within you that you are going to give fragrance to others? So that is what one has to find out and has to do it.
First and foremost thing: how far you can love others? How far you can fulfil your duty as a husband, wife, child, father, mother, everything.
Now in our being, we have manas from the left hand side it comes to the right hand and goes backwards and we have also got ahankara which is the ego, which goes, comes up, on the right hand side… from the right-hand side to the left-hand-side and in the brain it comes forward, on the left hand side it moves. So these two things, ego and superego, manas and ahankara we have got. In between these two is the buddhi, is the intelligence is between. But this intelligence if it is not balanced by wisdom, by subuddhi, it can be very dangerous. And it records all that you are doing, it knows what you are doing. But if you are identified with your ego and superego, the buddhi cannot go too far. In the beginning it may try to tell you that, “This is wrong, you should not go there, you should not do that,” but then it becomes silent. So you have to be very careful about your intelligence also. Your intelligence becomes suddenly silent, it doesn’t help you, then the ego takes over or the superego takes over. Then all your thinking, all your understanding goes according to the lines of ego and you go ahead with it and you just don’t know where you are going, what you are doing.
So when we are in this place, we are decided to have a very good session of Sahaja Yoga, it is important for all of us to know, when we go from here how much changed are we going to be? The progress is slow because we do not want to transform ourselves. Every moment try to see that you transform yourself.
I have seen people who have been living like a hippopotamus, have been living like hippopotamus. Those who are living like hyenas will remain like hyenas. They go on remaining with their own identification, feeling very happy about it which is a very wrong thing. You have to bloom out, bloom out like flowers, change yourself, transform yourself! This transformation is going to help you. This is like triggering into a new dimension of life.
Unless and until this triggering shows, your life has no meaning, Sahaja Yoga has no meaning to you. So try your level best to trigger this transformation every minute of your life then you will be amazed at the enrichment of your life. Whatever I may try, just now I’ve cleared you out quite a lot, I think. I have cleared you out up and down quite a lot, isn’t it? But, despite that, now it is for you to keep it there.
First of all your attention, I don’t think is that alright. That’s why you catch on the Right Nabhi and on the liver. Attention has to be on one side but if you go on moving your head, moving your attention then you cannot be on nirvichara (thoughtless awareness). So to keep on nirvichara you have to keep your attention first steady and when this steadiness is achieved then you just have to see that you are in nirvichar. Put all your thoughts in that stream of nirvichara and it will solve your problem.
But transformation is definitely a positive stage, where you see yourself. You see, you see yourself; you call yourself, say, you call yourself Nirmala (pure). Then you say, “Oh Nirmala, now…” it is this the way to look at things.
Transformation is identifying yourself with that Self (Spirit) which sees you. So that, once you start identifying with that Self and expressing something to this self, which is Nirmala, then you are separated, then the transformation takes place. Because first you should see and then you should be identified with that Self so there’s a transformation within yourself. Otherwise, only you’ll be carrying some energy within you by which you may do little miracles, you may raise Kundalin is, but, what about you? You will be where you were.
So it is important when we come to a place like that, that we must not be carried away by something very outward and absolutely of no value to Sahaja Yoga. Now in the, later, I will tell you how to raise your different powers but just now I think you must decide that we’ll go from here absolutely transformed into a new person.
May God bless you!
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
27 January 1980
This meditation room is designed for those who have completed our 10 part online meditation course. It is for you to practice Sahaja Yoga Meditation techniques, watch talks of Shri Mataji and listen to meditative music. We hope this meditation room will help you grow in meditation, establish thoughtless state and learn the knowledge of the roots.
Awaken the beauty, the innocence and the joy within.
And now, you have your Kundalini awakened you have all that you need to be in touch with yourself, to awaken the beauty, the wisdom, the innocence and the joy within.
Only after Self-Realization, and only then, is there a direct experience of the Spirit. It then manifests its powers in the human personality, and it’s light enlightens the consciousness into a new awareness. The divine intelligence of the Spirit radiates on all sides.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
More than you could ever dream of can now be yours by knowing yourself, being one with your spirit, becoming the spirit that you are.
You who have found Sahaja Yoga, you have opened the door to all this. To the love and beauty of nature, of all humanity, and of yourself.
It is now up to you if you wish to walk through the door. We the Sahaja Yogis who have ventured to take that journey are here to help you. But it is your journey, your choice. Meditation is all that is required. It all simply begins to work out beautifully as we enjoy the thoughtless awareness of meditation and let our Kundalini do the work.