Please enjoy the following Sahaja Yoga meditation talk in which Shri Mataji describes thoughless awareness, Nirvichara and Nirvikalpa Samadhi. The talk was held at a public programme in Vienna, on the 19th July 1994.
Now, one has to understand that I’m talking about Divine love. They all talk of love, all right, but it’s the actualization of that Divine love. It is the becoming which is important, not just talking about it. There has been lot of talk, we are this, we are that. So you become extremely dynamic with this power, at the same time extremely compassionate. You don’t have to suggest, you don’t have to think, you just – you become compassionate. The compassion just works. Then another thing is that we think about future and past. The thought rises, falls, another thought rises and falls, and we are jumping on the cusp of future and past. We cannot be in the present, which is the reality. Present is the reality. The past is finished, and the future doesn’t exist. When the Kundalini rises she elongates those thoughts and establishes in the center where there is complete thoughtless awareness. And spiritually you grow in that thoughtless awareness which in Sanskrit we call as Nirvichara Samadhi.
The second state we call as Nirvikalpa Samadhi means doubtless awareness, when you become your own master. Because in the light of the Spirit you know what is the truth is. What is destructive for you and what is constructive for you. And you just disregard all that is destructive. I don’t have to tell you, “Don’t do this, don’t – no.” If I say that, half of you will go away. It’s like this, supposing I have a snake in my hand, and I am very adamant and it’s darkness and somebody says that, “There’s a snake in your hand.” I will say, “No, it is a rope.” Until the snake bites me I will say, “It’s a rope.” But if there is little light immediately I will throw away the snake. Nobody has to tell you.
This is how your attention becomes enlightened, and you become a very wise and sane personality. And then you understand your value, your identity. Then you know you have become the instrument of this Divine love. It’s a pure love. Like a sap rises in a tree, it gives whatever is needed for every part of the tree – ultimately it evaporates. But supposing it likes one flower, gets attached. Then the tree will die and the flower will die also.