So a balance has to be struck where you have the Sushumna working out. Now the Sushumna Nadi is the one where one would say is the equator – it’s not, is not the equator, but is the axis of the Mother Earth. Axis of the Mother Earth is the Sushumna, and that has to act; and when it comes to that axis then we should understand that we have to be on our axis. So we are on the axis, it is the one that balances.
Actually there is, there is, there is nothing like a big pole inside the Mother Earth which we can call it as an axis. There is nothing that is material inside the Mother Earth that we can call it as an axis, but it’s the energy force which acts in such a manner that the Earth moves with such tremendous speed when the cosmos is all spread out so much. It not only moves but it creates day and night for us, so that day-time we can work and night-time we can sleep, to give us a balance. Only also it moves in such a manner round the sun that half of the countries get the sun during the summer-time, and half of them get it during the winter-time. That’s the axis that acts and works out everything. Apart from that, this axis keeps all the distances necessary from other planets and other moving bodies in the cosmos.
This axis is the intelligence of the Mother Earth. It is not only the intelligence but it is the fragrance, and apart from, it is the Sushumna Nadi, you can say, of the Mother Earth. Now through this axis only all these swayambhus and all these great happenings of earthquakes and all that takes place. This axis is the one which moves. It’s an energy, we can call it axis as the energy, moves the lava into different directions and pierces through different areas to create earthquakes, and also to have … volcanoes, volcanoes. And all these things happen because the axis has sense what is to be done. This axis is the one that loves us. Because of this axis we, we have seasons. The seasons are created beautifully to give us different, different varieties of food and varieties of things. The heat of the Mother Earth if it is lost, then we’ll have nothing on this Earth, it’ll be all frozen and there will be all snow, and we’ll have no food, nothing, and it will be like moon living here.
Now it has been specially created: first the Mother Earth when it was created through the heat of the sun, so we can say that the sun is the father of the Mother Earth. Then she was brought very close to the moon so it cooled down, absolutely it cooled down, it was all snow.
Then it was brought closer to the sun and moved at a point where life could start working, and that’s how the whole thing was organized beautifully to make life grow in that area.
Now when the life started growing, gradually we know that how the carbon was formed. Now the carbon is formed by the same axis, because there’s heat in the axis, the energy of heat that converts the plants into carbon. Now this carbon is, later on forms the basis for, we can say, for the production of carbohydrates, you can say, or all organic matter. But to create life we had to have another help, is the nitrogen; and this nitrogen was also, you’ll be surprised to know, that was created by the same axis, by its movement. And when it created this nitrogen, the nitrogen gave us the amino acids; and when the amino acids were created within us, then we started our lives from amoeba and all that. Of course this was done in the ocean, because in the ocean with the movement, nitrogen was created and life was created, and then through the ocean it’s emitted out, and that’s how we have amino acids. With the amino acids, the formation of amino acids gave us the combinations and permutations, different lives. So in the whole evolutionary process the Mother Earth has played a very big part through her axis.
In the same way in human beings, the axis is the most important thing. That’s the main principle of life we have got, is our axis. We have to stand on our axis. Those who do not stand on their axis, stand more towards the left or towards the right, are capable of complete destruction; because either they will be destroyed by too much of right side or too much of left side. So our axis has to be properly dealt with.
Now those people who do not have a proper axis can have problems of different chakras, of different kind of quality in a person. A person who stretches his axis too much, puts back his head like this, is a person who is very right-sided and creates problem with his ego; and the one who absolutely bends down like a slavish person also is a person who goes towards his destructiveness. Now there’s a big problem between these two types of people, one trying to dominate another, and when they start dominating another person they actually destroy themselves, as well as destroy the ones whom they are dominating.
So the depth on the axis is more important than anything else. Your axis has to be very deep. Now you will say that “Mother, the axis is the same as it is, so how can it be deep?” So the, in the axis as you see is made in human beings, is like a three-and-a-half coiled paper-like thing, and the inside of it is the Brahma Nadi. The Brahma Nadi is a very, very small little, we can call a very, very hair-like thing where only a hair-like Kundalini can pass through. But when the person is deep this Brahma Nadi is bigger, and all the rest of them which are coiled into each other are smaller; while the people who are not deep, their outside what you call the foldings are bigger than the inside small thing.
Now such people could be apparently very dynamic, may look very intelligent, may look very smart, may look to be very good-looking or whatever it may be outwardly, but inwardly they are not deep. Inwardly if they are deep, their whole attitude is beautiful. They are very joy-giving people, they are very joy-giving. And the more if you meet a person of another kind he may look joyous, he may try to give you joy, but the joy won’t be really that deep; it would be like a joy-killing.
So it is important for us to make our axis deeper, and that is where we lack the proper assiduity, the proper effort we have to put in.
So this imbalancing starts in a human being when he doesn’t understand that you have to be a axis of the Mother Earth, and neither the Capricorn or the Cancer. This balance comes through our depth, and that depth has to be improved. Not through just by talking about it, by talking about Sahaja Yoga, but actually seriously doing meditation, actually seriously doing meditation.
So on this day of Makar Sankrant let us say now the Sankrant is over, and we have to look forward to the new age of a new moon blessing us, and the great sun coming over to give us all the energy we need, to celebrate the advent of the golden age of Sahaja Yoga.
May God bless you all.
(Source: An Extract of Talk of H. H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi on Makar Sankranti – Shri Surya Puja. India Tour, Bombay, India, 10th January 1988. )
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