Loving, compelling and powerful, Meta Modern Era introduces a tangible spiritual breakthrough for
the 21st century - spontaneous Self Realization through Sahaja Yoga meditation - which opens a new
dimension to human awareness.
Written by Nobel Peace Prize nominee and one of the greatest voices on spirituality today -
H. H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - the book offers stunningly deep insights on the crises of our
modern times and the solutions to their root problems.
From The Preface Of Meta Modern Era
"Actually I did not want to write a book of this kind. I am a person who is in
complete joy of Divinity. There is the all-pervading joy of Divine love and I
wanted everyone to enjoy it. Specially in the West I have seen that there are
many seekers of absolute Truth. There are many scientists who have written voluminous
books about consciousness, about awareness. One can give a list of them. But
all these books really weary you completely, because they do not emit any knowledge
of the ultimate truth. I don't want to criticize them; after all whatever they
are doing constitutes honest research. But why not also give a chance to this
new discovery which is being made? Why not humble down to see what is beyond
this mind which gives you all this artificial intelligence?
It is extremely difficult for me to write about the problems of Western life.
It is like an enormous tree which has grown outside. How to be pushed down
now to the roots and made to grow inside. It is only by going deep inside that
we can find out what the problems of Western civilization are which have kept
a Western mind away from truth. [...]
The most difficult part is to convince a human being that in the entire creation,
he is the most highly evolved being; that he is capable of becoming a glorious
personality, a beautiful, peaceful angel. To tell him about the problems of
modern times is not a very good way of convincing him about what human beings
truly are. There has been so much demeaning of human being, so much of degradation
in their value system that I thought that unless I go to the root of the problems,
it won't be easy to explain why they have to break away from their present
shackles in order to evolve and ascend. One has to speak frankly about what
the problems are and what the real solutions are.
There is no peace within modern human beings nor without. The poor and the
rich alike are unhappy. Everywhere people are groping for solutions. At a limited
mental level, the intellect can work out certain problems about things that
we see around us in jeopardy. But while a few problems may be resolved in this
way, others arise. The true solution lies not in the material circumstances
outside human beings but inside the human beings themselves. True and lasting
solution to correct ills can be found only by inner, collective transformation
of human beings. This is not an impossibility. In fact it has already happened.
There are so many thousands who have actually achieved this state. The reality
of en-masse inner transformation of human beings by self-realization is the
most revolutionary discovery of the present age. [...] This is not my job,
this is not my work, but it is a spontaneous desire of the Divine that this
should be brought in full light, so that human beings are raised to a higher
state of consciousness by which they can realize what they are, so that they
can appreciate and glorify themselves.
To me, most of the human beings are like the deities who are still in stone
form and who can be transformed, with Kundalini awakening, into angels. I hope
that with this book I will not hurt people. On the contrary, I hope to be able
to get many more people in this great work of Sahaja Yoga, by which they can
achieve the ultimate goal of their search. I have to use humor, because by
nature I am very humorous and I see humor in every kind of incident, which
people sometimes take very seriously.
It is too much for a Mother to talk about the ills of her children, but unless
that is faced, I don't think the children can ever get their benevolence and
reach the ultimate goal, which is their self-realization. So I would ask all
of you not to get angry with me, but to understand that out of my tremendous
compassion and love, I have written this book for the benevolence of the people,
with whatever English I can use, with whatever literature I can use, with whatever
style I could adopt."
-- Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
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