The Holy Spirit and Sahasrara ('Promised Land')
"Whatever the Christians know about Lord Jesus Christ is on account of the Bible. This book is very enigmatical [symbolic]. It is so deep and profound, that many persons have not been able to understand the hidden meaning of the Truth embodied therein."
O mother dear, Jerusalem,
When shall I come to thee?
When shall my sorrows have an end,
Thy joys when shall I see?
O happy harbor of the saints!
O sweet and pleasant soil!
In thee no sorrow may be found,
No grief, no care, no toil.
No murky cloud o'ershadows thee,
Nor gloom, nor darksome night;
But every soul shines as the sun,
For God Himself gives light.
There lust and lucre cannot dwell,
There envy bears no sway;
There is no hunger, heat, nor cold,
But pleasure every way.
Thy walls are made of precious stones,
Thy bulwarks diamonds square;
Thy gates are of right orient pearl,
Exceeding rich and rare.
Thy turrets and thy pinnacles
With carbuncles do shine;
Thy very streets are paved with gold,
Surpassing clear and fine.
Thy gardens and thy gallant walks
Continually are green;
There grow such sweet and pleasant flow'rs,
As nowhere else are seen;
Quite through the streets, with silver sound,
The flood of life doth flow,
Upon whose banks on every side,
The wood of life doth grow.
There trees forevermore bear fruit,
And evermore do spring,
There evermore the angels sit,
And evermore do sing.
Jerusalem, my happy home,
Would God I were in thee!
Would God my woes were at an end,
Thy joys that I might see!
The Sahasrara is the 'Promised Land' of the Kingdom of God. It is variously named as 'Sahasrara' by the Hindus, 'Sahasrarapadma' by the Buddhists, 'Dsam Duar' by the Sikhs and 'Niche of Lights' in Islam. When a person has their Kundalini Awakening, they become filled with the true light of God Almighty:
"God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all." (1 John 1:5b)
"There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man." (John 1:9)
"For Thou dost light my lamp; the Lord my God illumines my darkness." (Psalm 18:28)
"For Thou art my lamp, O Lord; and the Lord illumines my darkness." (2 Samuel 22:9)
"If we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another." 1 John 1:7a)
Receiving the true light within oneself is called en'light'enment. Those who are filled with the true light of the Holy Spirit, are described as having all the colours of the rainbow at the top of their head. The Head (Sahasrara) is where the Throne of the Kingdom of God is, within the person. Christ Jesus tells us that the Kingdom of God is "within" and not "without" the person:
"If they say to you, 'Look, the kingdom of heaven is in the sky' then the birds will get there before you. If they say 'It's in the sea' then the fishes will get there first! The kingdom of heaven is within you and outside you, spread across the land." (Lord Jesus Christ - Gospel of Thomas)
"Nor will they say, 'Look, here it is!' or 'There it is!' For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst!" (Christ Jesus—Luke 17 21)
"One thing I have asked from the Lord that I shall seek... 'That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to meditate in Her Temple'... For in the day of trouble, She will conceal me in Her tabernacle; in the secret place of Her tent She will hide me. She will lift me up on a Rock, and now my Head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, and I will offer in Her Tent sacrifices with shouts of Joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord." (Psalms 27: 4-6)
"The Sahasrara Chakra [Kingdom of God] encompasses the crown of the head where all Chakras of the subtle system are integrated. When Kundalini passes through the top of the head, at the fontanel area, your Realization is manifested. Sahasrara is the Promised Land where absolute freedom and Truth is granted."
"The Lord is exalted, for She dwells on high; She has filled Zion [Mt. Zion is the hill on which Jerusalem is located] with justice and righteousness. And She shall be the stability of your Times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear [awe] of the Lord is Her treasure." (Isaiah 33:5-6)
"Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father [/Mother] of Lights with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow." (James 1:17)
"And She who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne." (Revelations 4:3)
"And I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head." (Revelations 10:1)
"Now the last centre is the limbic area. It is topped by the fontanelle bone area, which is the area for our last breakthrough (Brahma Randra). This centre (Sahasrara) is the most important with one thousand petals, meaning that there are one thousand nerves. When en'light'ened, they look like one thousand flames burning very silently and quietly with different colours. There is a big controversy about the number of these petals. This makes the understanding of Sahaja Yoga impossible for many doctors, who are argumentative because of their limited knowledge. In the Bible, it is said that: "I will appear before you like tongues of flames." Of course, it has been described in many books in Indian scriptures as well. When Kundalini crosses over the seventh centre, she pierces through the fontanelle bone area, which again becomes a little softer, as it was in childhood, and this Kundalini joins or 'unites' with the all-pervading power of Divine love, and becomes one with it. As a result, we start feeling the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost on our finger tips, later on our hands, and also out of our fontanelle bone area. This is the first time, that we feel the all-pervading power of Divine love!" (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—book/Meta Modern Era - 29 September 1995)
"Whatever the Christians know about Lord Jesus Christ is on account of the Bible. This book is very enigmatical [symbolic]. It is so deep and profound, that many persons have not been able to understand the hidden meaning of the Truth embodied therein. The Bible says, "I will come to thee as tongues of flames". Israeli people explained this to mean: "When the Lord would incarnate, He would be emitting flames of fire and therefore, they would not be able to witness Him." The real meaning of this is that: "You would witness Me in the Sahasrara Chakra". You will find many references to the Kundalini Shakti and Sahasrara in the Bible." (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Shri Kundalini Shakti and Shri Jesus Christ—Hinduja Auditorium, Bombay, India—26 September 1979)
[Tongues 'as of fire' appeared over the disciples' heads]:
"And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them." (Acts 2:3)
"Christ has said that "I'll appear before you like tongues of flame". Many people have tried to understand this sentence; some may have given you some explanations. These are the centres, which really look like tongues of flame!!! They are beautiful with their different colours in different areas, and they look extremely alive and gentle, and that is how the flame glows. What is said is: "I will appear before you like tongues of flames". (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi — Lecture at N.S.W. University—Sydney, Australia—24 March 1981)
[Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi described the opening of the Primordial Sahasrara, as one involving Light]:
"As soon as the Sahasrara was opened, the whole atmosphere was filled with tremendous chaitanya [vibrations] and there was tremendous Light in the sky." (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Sahasrara Day Puja Address—Le Raincy, France—5 May 1982)
[Shri Mataji also described the opening of Sahasrara as one that had a burning appearance, 'as of fire']:
"I saw the primordial Kundalini rising like a big, silent furnace that had a burning appearance, as when you heat up metal and it has many colours. (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Sahasrara Day Puja Address - Le Raincy, France—5 May 1982)
[Tongues 'as of fire' have also been photographed over the heads of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi's disciples]:
[Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi explains that these 'tongues of flames' are the chakras]:
"Tongues of flames are nothing but these chakras. One flame is enlightened. They come up like these many tongues, you see! You will see them. Actually Sahasrara is such a beautiful thing! It's just like burning lotuses, and you see the light also! It is just so beautiful!" (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Darshan at Ashram, Part 2—Sydney, Australia—25 March 1981)
[Shri Mataji states that 'at the point of Sahasrara' we go beyond the relative to the Absolute, and experience 'Heaven on Earth']:
"At the point of the Sahasrara we go beyond the relative to the Absolute, and into the Absolute realization of Heaven on Earth. This is a country far beyond our wildest imaginings, so much more than our words can even seek to imply. This is our ultimate destination, stretching out forever. Our progress towards this goal is a living process. When the seed matures it naturally sprouts. When the Kundalini reaches the Sahasrara, the lotus petals open and enlightenment takes place. You may feel a pulsation in the crown of the head, followed by a melting sensation and a flow of cool vibrations from the fontanel areas. This is the baptism by which you know that you are truly born again."
"Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that, God has prepared for those who love Him. For to us, God revealed them through the [Holy] Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God." (I Corinthians 2:9-10)
"There are 108 Upanishadas in the Sanskrit language, which have exposed the knowledge about Kundalini awakening and the spiritual ascent. It is also indicated in the scriptures of other countries. In the Bible, it is called the "tree of life" and it is quoted that, "I will appear before you like tongues of flames". When the Kundalini rises, She passes through the various centres, which look like tongues of flames when en'light'ened. The cool breeze of the Holy Ghost of Pentecost is this power that you can feel in Sahaja Yoga. In the Gospel of St. Thomas, it very clearly describes the Sahaja experience as the ultimate of our religious life. Also it says we must look after our centres. This Kundalini has to ascend and pierce through six subtle centres, which are placed in the spinal cord and brain. The last breakthrough is the actualisation of the "Baptism" as one feels the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost emitting out of one's fontanel bone area." (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—first small English book — Chap.1)
Now the Lord is the [Holy] Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is [awakened within] there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
[spiritual understanding and gender emphasis based upon Shri Mataji's teachings]