The Holy Spirit and the Breath
The disciples therefore rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus therefore said to them again, "Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit." (John 20:19-22)
Breathe on me, breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.
Breathe on me, breath of God, Until my heart is pure, Until with Thee I will one will, To do and to endure.
Breathe on me, breath of God, Blend all my soul with Thine, Until this earthly part of me Glows with Thy fire divine.
Breathe on me, breath of God, So shall I never die, But live with Thee the perfect life Of Thine eternity.
Shri Mataji explains how it is that Sahaja is a simple thing, because it is born with us, like our 'very breath':
"Sahaja is a simple thing because it is born with you. I mean your nose is born with you! It's a simple thing. You basically don't have to do anything to breathe. This built in process is there in the same way within you. It is just there. To me, it is absolutely simple and to you it will also be simple, as soon as you get it ! It is so simple because it is so vital. It is so important. All vital things are simple and easily available, like your own breathing. For that, if you have to do something special, then this breathing will not be possible, because how many people will be able to survive? This simple thing, this simple method, is the method of the all-pervading Divine Power, the Holy Ghost. This all-pervading Divine Power is the Shakti, the Primordial Power which works it out. Do we realise how this Shakti has worked? On the other hand, are we ever watching a flower becoming a fruit ? Who does that ? There is not just one flower, but you must have seen that there are millions and billions of these flowers, which are turning into fruits ! Do we ever take time to think who does that ? We only take things for granted, when it is done by this Divine Power!" (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Public Program—Birmingham, England—9 July 1982)
Christ Jesus simply breathed the Holy Spirit on His Disciples and asked them to "Receive the Holy Spirit"!:
"When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you." And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples therefore rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus therefore said to them again, "Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit." (John 20:19-22)
Shri Mataji says this is possible, because Christ Jesus was nothing but Pure Vibrations:
"All other incarnations have all the 5 elements in them. He [Christ Jesus] had nothing. He is nothing but Pure Vibrations. That's why He could walk on the water, because there was no mass in His body, no matter in His body, no element except for Chaitanya [the pure vibrations] - Omkara with the Wind." (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule, India—25/12/90)
It is the same with Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. At Public Programs, She would tell people how to receive the Holy Spirit. i attended a Public Program, where She was giving Self-Realisation, and She would also breathe on the audience 'en masse' through the microphone, asking them to receive the Holy Spirit (their self-realisation). As She breathed the Holy Spirit on Her audience, the atmosphere became perceptibly cooler, because of the Cool Breeze or Wind of the Holy Ghost. She said that if a person could feel this Cool Breeze or Wind, that it was a sign that they were born again, of the Spirit! Christ Jesus also talked about this Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost:
"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)
Shri Mataji states that the birth of Omkara is a very big thing, since the Omkara can move into absolutely everything:
"The birth of Omkara; it's a very big thing, which moves into everything, whatever it is. It is the atoms [and] molecules into all the organising of chemicals; also the plenary clause and the gravity. Into everything that moves, is this Omkara. And your vibrations are nothing but Omkaras." (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi—Christmas Puja, Ganapatipule, India—25/12/90)
Just as Christ Jesus promised, the Christian Comforter, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, has come and taught us many things that Christ could not talk about at the Piscean Age, but that Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi can now talk about in this Age of the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit, this Age of Aquarius. In the Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Jesus tells about the Comforter (Holy Breath) who will come in power and teach us more and more, bringing to remembrances His Words. This has now come to pass already, over the last 30 years or so:
The Comforter (Holy Breath)
"And Jesus spoke again unto the eleven and said, "Grieve not because I go away for it is best that I should go away. If I do not go away the Comforter will not come to you. 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 you remembrance all the words 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 man with every other man, and with his God. Then will the world be led to truth, and man will be truth. When She has come, the Comforter, She will convince the world of sin, And of truth of what I speak, and of the rightness of the Judgment of the just; And then the prince of carnal life will be cast out. And when the Comforter shall come, I need not intercede for you; For you shall stand approved, and God will know you then as he knows Me."
Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ 162:4-11 ch. 162: 4-11, by Levi, M. D. Rey: DeVorss & Co., 1988.
[spiritual understanding and gender emphasis based upon Shri Mataji's teachings]