Sahasrara Puja Speech 1998
by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
"Now to say you must meditate, people think it is a kind of ritual, or maybe a kind of a style of Sahaja Yoga. No. Meditation is for you to go deep down into yourself, to achieve all that your Sahasrara wants to give. To achieve that height of detachment, of understanding is only through meditation. So what happens in meditation is that your awareness crosses over Agnya, goes above and is now stationed in the Sahasrara, in thoughtless awareness. Then the reality of Sahasrara, the beauty of Sahasrara starts pouring in your own character, in your own temperament.
Unless and until you meditate, not meditate just to get well or just to feel that I was meditating. But meditation is very important for all of you that you develop your Sahasrara in such a manner that you imbibe the beauty of your Sahasrara. If you don't use your Sahasrara in this way, after some time you will find Sahasrara will close down. You will have no vibrations and you will have no understanding of yourself. So a very very important thing is to meditate. I can immediately make out a person who has been meditating and the one who has not been meditating. Because a person who does not meditate still thinks that 'Oh, it's alright. I am doing this. I am doing that.'
Meditation is the only way you can enrich yourself with the beauty of reality. There is no other way. I cannot find any other way by which you rise into the realm of divinity.
For example, I would say that myself, whatever I have done is this, that I have been able to find out a method - how to give you Self Realisation - to masses. But that doesn't mean that if I give to masses, they are all Sahaja Yogis. No. You must have seen whenever you have your programmes, people get realisation when I am there and they come to programmes for a while and then they drop off. The reason is that they have not meditated. If they had meditated, they would have known what is their quality, what are they.
So today is a day when you have to promise me that you will meditate every night, every evening, maybe in the morning also. Whenever it is possible, if you can go into a meditative mood, you are in contact with this divine power. Then whatever is good for you, whatever is good for your society, for your country, all is done by this divine power. You don't have to overpower this divine power, you don't have to order, you don't have to ask. Just if you meditate you are one with this all pervading power, which is another great blessing to us.
Unless and until your Sahasrara is open, all the blessings of the divine power cannot come to you, cannot. Maybe you might get some money. You might get some job. You might get this and that. But your own development is only possible when you meditate and your Sahasrara is completely open and open to truth... .."