As I said, we are made of five elements, alright? So when you get your awakening, when the Kundalini* reaches Sahastrara and opens out your fontanel bone area, you become one with the Divine power, then this Divine power itself starts flowing through you. A connection is established. Now when it starts flowing through you, this Shakti starts flowing through you, then what happens? The subtle part we should understand. The subtle part is like this, that these five elements, we are made of, these vibrations gradually start breaking into the subtler form of which they are made. So the first thing such a person has is the breaks, you see, as it is said that “Word is God.” It’s said also in the Bible, “The Word is God.” Now what is this Word? Word is a silent, we can say, silent commandment. We can call it like that.
But from that Word comes, according to Indian Philosophy, is another thing that we call as “Bindu”… or we can say if Word becomes Naad, is a sound… and then it becomes the Bindu means one small dot, and then from this dot… you see, all these five elements start coming one after another.
The first element that comes out is light… “Tej” light … is the first element that comes out. So the essence of the first element is light….For example a person who gets realization has a face which is very radiant, so you can say the “radiance”. The radiance is the subtlety of the light. So this radiance starts showing on your face Then after this from the light comes the second thing, which we call as Vayu in Sanskrit, meaning the air. So the air that we have which is gross air, what is subtle of air is the “cool breeze” that you get. The cool breeze is the subtle of that air. So the subtle of what you understand as cool breeze is what we call vibrations, the subtle of that is air; which is a part and parcel of our making. So this cool breeze is the second thing that you start getting subtler and subtler. ……….Then comes the Water. We are also made of water. What is the subtle of water is… sometimes English language, you know, becomes little short of expressions… but they call it…I mean which makes the skin, hard skin soft. The skin becomes soft. This is another sign of a realized soul that his… there is some cream they use, isn’t it, to soften the face. But this is the water in us, gives us that luster, that nourishment to make our skin very soft and that softness of the skin becomes very visible………..
With this water you have also another thing which we call it as Agni, means the fire. So you also have fire but it is a very silent fire. It does not burn anybody but it burns all the wrong things within you. Whatever wrong things you have it burns and it burns the wrong things in other people also….but if you are a good Sahaja Yogi and I should say, perfect Sahaja Yogi, fire will never burn you. We have an example of Sita Ji that she went into the fire Pariksha… nothing burnt.So this is what one has to understand, that once you get to the subtleties of the fire, so the fire and the water both of them become sort of Divine. For example, the water which you touch, water you drink, whatever you put your hand in the water, the water becomes vibrated. ….Then the lastly is the Mother Earth… is most important… is Mother Earth. …so many subtle things of this Mother Earth come into us. One of them is gravity. A person becomes very attractive, not in the physical sense but in the spiritual sense. Such a person attracts others. They feel attracted and they feel that something special is about this person. This is one of the qualities of the Mother Earth. ..
(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Delhi, India, 16th December 1998.)
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