“Truth is in your Sahasrara. And when the truth comes in, you are surprised that truth is love and love is truth, pure love.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

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Shri Mataji’s talk about Sahasrara chakra

The Sanskrit word ‘Sahastr’ means ‘one thousand’. This chakra is said to be like a flower with a thousand petals, which correspond to the thousand nerves which end in the limbic area where our Sahasrara chakra is situated. Before the awakening of our Kundalini, it is like a closed bud, covered by the balloon-like structures of our ego and superego. Once our Sahasrara is pierced by our Kundalini, all these nerves get enlightened and we connect to the power that created us: the power of Divine Love.

It is at this point, when the Sahasrara chakra is opened, that we are able to experience the ultimate goal of meditation: a rejuvenating state of being called thoughtless awareness. We feel bliss, while our mind is silent and at peace. We overcome confusion and contradiction. Our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves become one. This experience is called Self-Realisation.

Through Self-Realisation we reach a higher dimension, a new area of consciousness. In that moment, duality and separation are overcome and we reach a state of union, the true meaning of ‘Yoga’. This connection physically manifests as a cool breeze at the top of our head. The essence of Sahasrara is integration: in Sahasrara all of the Chakras and their qualities are integrated. The described state of enlightenment is called by different names in different traditions: Nirvana, Moksha, second birth, the Kingdom of Heaven. Naturally, this state is not yet permanent after our first experience of Self-Realisation. We gradually establish and expand it through the daily practice of meditation.

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“Unless and until your Sahasrara is open, all the blessings of the Divine Power cannot come to you.”

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi