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Peace beyond thought

Now our attention is outside, the reason is our brain has become like a prism, and the rays that come into us of awareness also are thrown out and as a reaction our attention goes outside. If I tell you take your attention inside you cannot take it, just cannot. Something has to happen inside and that's why when this Kundalini rises within you then your attention is attracted inside and this happening takes place. And then you find that you can enter inside as well as outside. But otherwise you cannot. Many people say that we are praying, now you are praying outside there is no connection, first the connection must be established. So when your attention is outside you react to everything. For example, I come and see these flowers, then I react to it and then I say something, or another thing I see all the time I am reacting outside. As a result of all the kind of sensations we get out of our reactions our attention becomes absolutely disturbed and we get into lot of troubles. First of all our eyes are not steady, they go on hovering from here to there, God knows what are we looking for. The eyes become impure because we start thinking about things, as soon as we see something we start thinking and a barrier is created. For example there is a beautiful piece something very beautiful you see, and looking at it if there’s a thought you cannot enjoy. But if there is no thought, there’s pure rapport, pure connection, between that beautiful art and yourself. Then you just see it and enjoy that joy of the artist which he has poured into it, without thinking about it. Otherwise normally people will think, “How many pounds can I save?” or “What should I do? Should I purchase it or not?” All sorts of nonsensical flippant, cheap ideas can come into your head. Or could be something higher also “This color is not matched with that and this.” But a person who is a realized soul will just see, just like children, they just look, in the same way, without thinking. So the first thing that happens to your attention that the thoughts subside. Thought is the first problem that has started with ego and now when the thoughts subside then you become peaceful.

People talk of peace, “We should have peace” – how can you have peace? It’s not possible, is an impossible situation. You see we think by thinking, by organizing, by manipulating, we'll have peace. You cannot. You cannot have peace that way. How will you have peace? When the peace is established on your attention. When your attention is peaceful, when we are absolutely without any thoughts, then the peace resides. After all, the peace is disturbed by the human beings only, isn’t it? It is not disturbed by something else, is disturbed by human beings and now if the human beings are not peaceful, how can you have peace by talks? On the contrary when there are talks be sure that there will be some violent action after that. Always it happens because thought is incapable of keeping your attention in balance.

Now how do you remove the thought from your mind is the problem, thoughts are all the time in your mind. If you get possessed you may not have thoughts, but otherwise, which is the other way? The other way is the Kundalini when it rises. A thought rises and falls off and another thought rises and falls off, but when the Kundalini rises, then what happens, these thoughts become elongated and starts some working inside. And there is gap in between and this gap is the place of our peace. If you achieve that peace, the world peace can be achieved. By just taking placards, by shouting for peace you cannot establish peace, peace has to come from the hearts of human beings. In the hearts of human beings peace can be only established when you establish the spirit within it, its core where it manifests the bliss of peace. When you start enjoying the bliss of peace you don't want wars, you don't think of wars and that is the state where now the human beings have to rise and go to that. So these horrible times here which we call as Kali Yuga, the modern times, which are the times of complete illusion and when all the value system is changed, where everybody seems to be unhappy and sick, is the time also preceding the Krita Yuga, the time where everything will be done, perfected and established, that's the meaning of Krita Yuga. So to begin with primitive times, which we call Krita Yuga are established again, the primitive is again established, but here with awareness, like as I told you the matter becomes aware of itself. The Kundalini, which is a potential thing, which is a potential power of desire within us, which as we can call the primitive, manifests itself and becomes aware of itself. That is what is Sahaja Yoga today. It's all Sahaja, it's all spontaneous, all life process has been spontaneous, but today that is what it is. So, spontaneously our attention becomes peaceful, absolutely peaceful, and when that peace is achieved, that peace is established within your heart through the ascent. Then, every bit of that peace emits peace. Such a person wherever he is, he emits peace wherever he is. If there is quarrel going on there will be peace.

H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, extract from Talk, Chiswick Town Hall, London, 10/7/84

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