Monday, August 18, 2008

How to control your Chitta

".. Take another example of a piece of cloth. It represents the attention. Before realization it is all spread out and in all directions. Now take a finger and poke the cloth in the center from the bottom and raise it upwards. What happens? The cloth is pulled up to a point and in the process it just wraps or falls around the finger.

In the same way, when the Kundalini rises, it pokes the attention, raises it to the Sahasrara, where it gets enlightened by the light of the Brahmha Chaitanya. It then just wraps and falls in line with the Kundalini 's path on the Shushumna Nadi in the center. What has actually happened is that on realization, our Chitta is pulled inside from wherever it is spread out in the outer mundane world. The Chitta is thereby enlightened. This is the so-called state.

But in reality we human are slaves of our habits. We out of sheer habit do not allow our Chitta to stay put in that state permanently. Actually the Chitta should not go out. Here is a simple situation that I find myself to be in with you: I am putting you in the boat to sail off-, but you are resisting my help by constantly sticking your one foot in the water. Your attention is on the frivolous things you see, out of your habit you put out your leg, knowing very well, I am sitting inside to sail you through. I also happen to see that your leg may be swallowed any time by an alligator. But you, in your own habits are blind enough not to notice the alligator. Now can you imagine my plight? Imagine how I feel!

That is why I say -Do Satsang- meaning spend time with other Sahaja Yogis with the object to keep your attention in the center. It is very important to constantly keep your attention in the center. With the realization our left and the right Nadis relax upon receipt of Divine energy. Due to the release of the tension, the Chakras open out still further. It is a cycle. More Kundalini fibres can then rise and so on. At this stage the attention develops a quality to remain in the center."

H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
(Shri Mataji's Talk with Dr. Talwar , Bombay, 26th and 27th February 1987)

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