The Holy Spirit and the Agnya Chakra ("Narrow Gate")
The Agnya Chakra ["Narrow Gate" of Christ] is situated in the centre of the brain area, and represents the sixth stage of human evolution. We can identify its position as the middle point of the forehead. The Agnya Chakra is the gateway to the Sahasrara Chakra ["Kingdom of God"].
Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,
Unuttered or expressed;
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.
Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear
The upward glancing of an eye,
When none but God is near.
Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;
Prayer, the sublimest strains
That reach The Majesty on high.
Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,
The Christian's native air,
His watchword at the gates of death;
He enters Heav'n with prayer.
Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice,
Returning from his ways,
While angels in their songs rejoice
And cry, "Behold, he prays!"
The saints in prayer appear as one
In word, in deed, and mind,
While with the Father and the Son
Sweet fellowship they find.
No prayer is made by man alone
The Holy Spirit pleads,
And Jesus, on th'eternal throne,
For sinners intercedes.
O Thou by Whom we come to God,
The Life, the Truth, the Way,
The path of prayer Thyself hast trod:
Lord, teach us how to pray.
Christ Jesus taught us to enter by the Narrow Gate:
"Enter by the Narrow Gate, for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the Gate is small, and the Way is narrow that leads to Life, and few are those who find it. (Christ Jesus - Matthew 7:13-14)
[So what is the "Narrow Gate" of Christianity? It is one of the psychosomatic energy centres or chakras, within us, which the Hindus call the "Agnya Chakra"]:
"The Agnya Chakra ["Narrow Gate" of Christ] is situated in the centre of the brain area, and represents the sixth stage of human evolution. We can identify its position as the middle point of the forehead. The Agnya Chakra is the gateway to the Sahasrara Chakra ["Kingdom of God"]. When the Kundalini [awakened power of the Holy Spirit] passes through this chakra, our thought waves elongate so that the space between the two thoughts grows wider. This space is Silence and as the petals of the Chakra open up, Silence blossoms in this centre and spreads outwards, pushing our thoughts to the periphery of our awareness. This is where the state of thoughtless awareness [nirvakalpa samadhi] happens through the Grace of Shri Jesus. In this state we actually feel the beautiful Silence, the Stillness, which is at the heart of creation."
[From the "Narrow Gate", which is the place of Lord Jesus and Mary, the Sushumna Channel which passes through all chakras, continues on to the "Kingdom of God" [a.k.a. "Sahasrara Chakra"]:
"En route to the Sahasrara Chakra [Kingdom of God "within"], the Sushumna channel passes through the centre of Agnya Chakra. This is the place of Lord Jesus and Mary. Jesus said that He is the Path, and it is His Path that leads us to the Kingdom of Heaven in the Sahasrara.
The coming of Christ was a major breakthrough in the human spiritual ascent. Through His power of forgiveness, He brought redemption to humankind. He dissolved all the guilt, sublimated the Ego, taught forgiveness and proclaimed the immortality of the Spirit through His Resurrection. He was born again into the Spirit, and we also are born again into our spirit when our Mother Kundalini gives us our second birth.
Amongst other things, the Agnya Chakra governs our sight. We should therefore respect the eyes as a gift with which the beauty of the Divine creation is revealed to us. We should not abuse it by having adulterous eyes."
[Christ Jesus expresses exactly the same, which is that we must keep our `eye clear' [reference to the "Narrow Gate" of the Agnya Chakra] and then our whole body will be full of light!!!]:
"The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Christ Jesus - Matthew 6:22-24)
[Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi explains that Christ created all the Universes (`Brahmandas') and out of that came the Agnya Chakra or "Narrow Gate"]:
"Now as you know, He created all the Brahmandas. 'Brahmanda' means a Universe. [From out of the] Universe of the Sun has come the Earth; from the Earth, you have come out, and in your agnya chakra He created a small Virata [`Virata' means `Primordial Being']. He [Christ Jesus] exists within your agnya chakra. (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Easter Puja Talk—Ashram, London England—6 April 1980)
[Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi states that the sacrifice that Christ Jesus made is "most significant" for human beings. She explains this in great detail]:
"This sacrifice [of Jesus Christ] is very, very significant. Though it was on the gross [physical level], on the subtle [level] this happening took the awareness through this centre of Agnya ["Narrow Gate"]. This was done by Christ, through His crucifixion. He came as a gross [physical] person, just like other gross [physical] human beings. His body died, but did not die, because that body was also made of the imperishable divine vibrations, which are called "the radiations of Brahma". They [the vibrations/radiations] did not die, and that's why the body did not die, and He resurrected with His body. However, He had to die in order to show that the body, though dies, can be saved. That's why He had to be crucified. Otherwise, He could not have shown you [except] through the actualising that He died and then resurrected." (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi — Easter Puja Talk—Ashram, London England—6 April 1980)
[Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi quotes Krishna in reference to the 'body that does not die']:
Krishna has said: "It is not killed by any weapon, neither is it burnt by any fire, nor is it blown by any wind. Nothing can suck it. That Spirit is He. When they [His disciples] saw His being resurrected, they started saying: "Oh, He is the One!" Then His disciples believed Him! What ignorance! What darkness! It's like telling an ant about human civilization!" (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi — Easter Puja Talk—Ashram, London England—6 April 1980)
[Shri Mataji explains how when something happens in the gross [physical dimension], that it also happens in the subtle [dimension]. She uses Moses, one of the Primordial Masters of the Void [located within the psychosomatic or 'subtle' system of human beings] as an example]:
"As this gross happening took place, the same [thing] was also happening 'in the subtle'. For example, when Moses [an incarnation of the Primordial Master] was crossing the river, this was also 'happening in the subtle'... in the area of the Void [located within the psychosomatic or 'subtle' system of human beings]. Whatever is expressed 'in the subtle' is also expressed 'in the gross' [the physical]. This is exactly what happened with regard to Christ, when He was crucified. But again, you cannot crucify Him [as the vibrations/radiations of Brahma, that do not die, resurrect Him." (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Easter Puja Talk—Ashram, London England—6 April 1980)
[In conclusion, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi affirms that the power of Christ, is instrumental in opening up the subtle door ["Narrow Gate"} that allows us to enter the Kingdom of God!]:
"As soon as the Kundalini crosses the Agnya Chakra ["Narrow Gate"] the thought-less Awareness is established. It is the power of Jesus Christ, which is instrumental in opening the subtle door ["Narrow Gate"] located above Agnya Chakra. For that purpose, you are to recite the 'Lord's Prayer', composed by Jesus Christ. After crossing this door, the Kundalini power [power of the Holy Ghost] enters the limbic area of the brain. It is after the Kundalini enters this area, which is also called the "Kingdom of God", that the state of thought-less Awareness is established." (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Formal Talk, "Shri Kundalini and Shri Jesus Christ" - Bombay, India—26 September 1979)
[spiritual understanding and gender emphasis based upon Shri Mataji's teachings]