The Holy Ghost baptizes you with the Holy Spirit and Fire

According to Christ Jesus and Shri Mataji also, the Wind or Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost is a sign that a person has had their Baptism of the Holy Ghost and has therefore entered into the Kingdom of God within themselves.

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Search me, O God,
And know my heart today;
Try me, O Savior,
Know my thoughts, I pray.
See if there be
Some wicked way in me;
Cleanse me from every sin
And set me free.

I praise Thee, Lord,
For cleansing me from sin;
Fulfill Thy Word,
And make me pure within.
Fill me with fire
Where once I burned with shame;
Grant my desire
To magnify Thy Name.

Lord, take my life,
And make it wholly Thine;
Fill my poor heart
With Thy great love divine.
Take all my will,
My passion, self and pride;
I now surrender, Lord
In me abide.

O Holy Ghost,
Revival comes from Thee;
Send a revival,
Start the work in me.
Thy Word declares
Thou wilt supply our need;
For blessings now,
O Lord, I humbly plead.

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/searchme.htm


Shri Mataji often described our resurrection as a leap in our spiritual evolution, whereby the mass of the humanity have that jump in their evolutionary consciousness, to become their Higher Self, which is "the Spirit". Shri Mataji has explained that up to now, we are human beings, but when we have our evolutionary leap in consciousness, we become the Spirit. According to Christ Jesus and Shri Mataji also, the Wind or Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost is a sign that a person has had their Baptism of the Holy Ghost and has therefore entered into the Kingdom of God within themselves. Here is what Christ Jesus said:

"The Wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit." {Christ Jesus—John 3:8)

Here is what Shri Mataji says:

"This living process is very clearly described in Indian scriptures since ancient times. There are 108 Upanishadas in the Sanskrit language, which have exposed the knowledge about Kundalini awakening and the spiritual ascent. Also it is 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 various centres, which look like tongues of flames when enlightened. The cool breeze of the Holy Ghost of Pentecost is this power that you can feel in Sahaja Yoga [in Union with the Divine Within]. 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 in the brain. The last [evolutionary] 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 Sahaja Yoga)

Once we have this power of the Holy Ghost awakened in us, we can work out our salvation `with fear and trembling' as it says in the Bible. This really means that we have to diligently work it out. Here is how Shri Mataji explains the `working out':

"Let us see how you are going to work it out. There are so many things you can do very easily, if you see for yourself that you are the instrument of the Divine. And then your temperament will change, the nature will change. You'll become a very sweet, likeable person and everybody will think that this is a saint walking around. Whatever is the discovery, is a discovery for the whole world and I am sure that once it is established and is exposed to the whole world, things will change. (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Adi Shakti Puja, Cabella, Italy—21 June, 1998)

Shri Mataji further explains how this has to be worked out in a collective way, and not to be kept to ourselves, that in Spirit, we are different members of One Body, and therefore we have to work it out, collectively, otherwise the whole Body will suffer:

"Supposing now, you meditate and you don't spread Sahaja Yoga, [the knowledge of the Union with the Divine Within] you will never ascend, because after all, this Kundalini, you see, She is a sensible woman. She is very sensible. She thinks: "Why should I make her [or him] a saint; what is the use?" Sahaja Yoga [Union with the Divine Within] is not individualistic. It's not for one person to become a saint and [to] sit somewhere! It's not like that! It's not meant for one person, for oneself; it's not individualistic! It's a collective happening. So if you are not helping to the collective, Kundalini says: "Alright, you are alright as it is!" Just like our body: see in our body, if one organ says: "Alright, now I'm alright, I'm not going to work it out." Or one cell says that: "I'm not going to grow now, it's alright, why should I worry about the whole body?" It won't [happen] because it's a living organism! I have told you 100 times, when it is a living organism, it has to grow, it has to grow and also to absorb. To have energy, you have to meditate and you have to grow. If you don't grow, you are finished, you are no more a Sahaja Yogi." (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Adi Shakti Puja—Cabella Ligure, Italy—25 May, 1997)

John the Baptist spoke about the One who would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire:

As for me, I [John, the Baptist] baptize you with water for repentance, but He [Christ Jesus] who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (Matthew 3:11)

Christ Jesus tells His disciples that they will be baptised with the Holy Spirit and this power of the Holy Spirit will then awaken within them and they will spread His Message of Resurrection:

And gathering them together, He [Christ Jesus] commanded them [His disciples] not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, "Which, He said, you heard of from Me, for John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." And so when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, "Lord, is it at this Time [that] You are restoring the Kingdom to Israel?" He [Christ Jesus] said to them, "It is not for you to know [the] Times or Epochs [reference to the different Ages like Kali Yuga/Satya Yuga etc.] which the Father has fixed by His own authority, but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the Earth." (Acts 1:4-8)

Christ Jesus tells His disciples about "the Helper", who is our individual Mother Within:

"When the Helper [God the Mother] comes, whom I [Christ Jesus] will send to you from [God the] Father, that is, the [Holy] Spirit of Truth who proceeds from [God the] Father, She will bear witness of Me [confirm Christ's Incarnation] and you [the disciples] will also bear witness [also confirm Christ's Incarnation] because you have been with Me from the beginning" [of Christ's ministry on earth]. (John 15:26-27)

But the Helper [God the Mother] whom the Father will send in My name, She will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. (Christ Jesus - John 14:26)

Here is what Shri Mataji says about our Individual Mother Within:

"You should try to understand that She's the one that loves you the most, for She is your individual Mother, and if you try to follow Her, you will see that She is suggesting where the problem is with you, what you have to correct, what you have to do, because She wants to perfect you. She [the Helper] wants to help you. So if you start watching it, carefully, with love, with understanding, She's very playful, extremely sweet, full of beautiful plays like a little child. She will tickle you here and there; call for your attention. She doesn't trouble you. You have to just be alert about Her and She really matures you. We have seem people [who] with time, have matured, but you have to pay attention to Her and to yourself." (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Formal Talk—"How Self-Realisation Should Be Allowed To Develop" - Caxton Hall, England—15 October, 1979)

"Kundalini is universally there [and] exists in everyone. She is your Mother, your individual Mother, that is the desire, the pure desire which is waiting for a chance to give you your Second Birth [of the Spirit]. And when She rises, She touches the seat of the Spirit on the fontanel bone area and the Spirit, which enjoys itself by itself, shines in your awareness and you get collectively conscious. (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Formal Lecture at University of NSW — Sydney, Australia—23 March, 1981)

"So this power of Gauri [the Virgin] has to be respected, because She is our individual Mother. She has given us our Second Birth [of the Spirit]. She knows all about us; She's so gentle and so kind. She takes all the trouble of rising, of penetrating through these centres and She gives us this Second Birth. Because She knows everything, understands everything and organises everything, She brings forth all the beauty that you are, once you start developing that beauty within yourself. Then you'll be surprised how powerful you are. All these things are of the same nature. The truth that you discover is the same as the beauty, is the same as the joy. You don't have to think that joy is different, truth is different, and beauty is different. It's just because we are not yet at that point, that we just take one facet. But once we reach that point, then the whole thing seems to be "One". There's no differentiation at all. They are all facets of one diamond and that diamond is your Self, your Spirit! (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Gauri Puja—Auckland, New Zealand—8 April, 1991)

"We cannot afford to waste time now, because we have to save the whole world. It is our responsibility. If we cannot work out our own chakras (energy centres) we cannot help anyone. So first, we must work out our own chakras and then we can help everyone. It's not like some cult or organisation, whereby we can just say: "I belong to this organisation; it's alright, I'll be saved by God." It's not promised in Sahaja Yoga. There is no ticket to heaven. It has to be worked out, with full understanding as to what this Kundalini is and how She works." (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Gauri Puja—Auckland, New Zealand—8 April, 1991)

"All this work is done by Kundalini alone. If She does not go to any Chakra (Energy Centre) and awaken any deity, we cannot even have the fruits of those chakras (energy centres), so it is all Her work, all Her ascent, all Her understanding and wisdom which has given us this beautiful state whereby we call ourselves as Yogis, so I would request that you all pay attention to your Kundalini, keep Her awakened all the time and keep your [spiritual] vibrations. (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Gauri Puja—Auckland, New Zealand—8 April, 1991)

Christ Jesus explains that through the annointing and power of the Holy Ghost, He did His work of salvation or self-realisation:

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because She anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor [in Spirit]. She has sent Me to proclaim release [salvation or self-realisation] to the captives and recovery of sight [en'light'enment] to the [spiritually and physically] blind, to set free [spiritually liberate] those who are downtrodden [and thus] to proclaim the favourable year of the Lord. (Christ Jesus - Luke 4:18-19)

And when the day of Pentecost had come, they [Christ and His disciples] were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent, rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues `as of fire distributing themselves' and they rested on each one of them. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:1-4a)

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]








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