Public Program, Attention Should be on God

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Public Program, Mumbai (India), 20 January 1986.

I bow to all the seekers of truth.

As it is, today, a question has been put forward before Me that why our attention gets lost; in the modern times, why our attention is not towards God. And that, in modern times, why a human being has gone down in his quality of humanity. These questions point out to one single fact that our attention has been challenged by modern times. This attention has been challenged by all that we call modern today. I do not say that we have to be primitive people.

In this great country of ours, India, which was Bharatvarsh, we had such a great quality of humanity, such a great quality of administration, quality of kings, queens; all that was not a myth. It was a fact that we had Rama, Krishna – the benevolent king and a great diplomat of the divine force. But today we find all these things sound like mythical because at what level we are, we see that as the truth, as the reality – but it is not. All this is created by human beings. How this is created, and why it has happened, I would like to explain to you.

When our attention was created before, in a way that we were living with very few things in this country, everyone knew that you have to have your self-realization. Nobody bothered their heads about how much wealth you are going to acquire, how many things we are going to have, except for the kings who acquired wealth for the betterment of the society and also who acquired the power for the protection of the society. Then we became slaves of two cultures – One the Islamic, another the British culture, the English culture. And I think the real downfall came when this English culture came upon us. Because, though they were Muslims they believed in God. Whatever wrong they did, they did it in the name of God and they believed it. But the attention was not, still, in acquiring things. We say that Aurangazeb was a very bad king, no doubt. He killed so many Hindus because he believed that Islam is the only religion. That was his stupidity I should say. He was ignorant; he was so violent. But he himself was an extremely frugal person. He used to make his own caps, sell them in the market and live on that. And he would not touch any money of the public.

But then the English, when they started ruling in this country, this language English came upon us as not a blessing but a curse, I think. Because the whole literature is full with ideas which are contrary to the culture of God, contrary to the culture of Christ. They believed that Christ was born in England. Many Christians still believe that you become a sahab when you become Christians. This culture of the English which was forced on us, this language which was forced on us, gave us a absolutely a different direction which we should not have accepted. But as it is, we were three hundred years already in the slavery, people had to accept it blindfolded.

Shri Krishna has clearly said that the awareness grows downward while the roots are in the brain of a person; and the awareness, which is growing downwards, forms the tree. And this western culture is the one, which makes you grow downwards towards materialism; whether it is communism or it is socialism or democracy – that makes no difference. The whole thing is that you have to attend to the material side. So the first object of the western culture or the western science was, first to capture the matter, the five elements in such a way that it can be used for the comfort of human beings, for the physical comfort of human beings. But as the culture is just to move forward without any control over yourself, like a kite flying in the air without having any control of a finger on it, the whole thing drifted into various directions and various fields, where it got lost.

When we pay attention to something, if the attention is pure, it will purify the matter and will come back to us as a pure attention. But when the attention is filled with these ideas that you have to use all the matter for your comfort, then it gets lost in the matter. It gets involved in the matter. It gets spoilt in the matter, and then what comes back to us is the thought, “How to possess it”. To possess the matter, to use the matter, to sit on top of the matter was the first mistake. Matter is your slave, in any case. In any case it is your slave, and this you would have got it without paying so much attention to it. To think that science was discovered by scientists is egoistical. Its only your ego, says that. You cannot discover anything unless and until the God’s grace is upon you. It’s the God’s grace that brings forth the exposition of His powers. Even a person like Einstein has said that. Even the person like Newton has said that. Einstein has clearly said that “I was fed up and I was tired; I couldn’t find the theory of relativity; I was just resting in my garden playing with soap bubbles, and from somewhere unknown the theory of relativity dawned upon me”.

But we Indians living, three hundred years in the slavish mentality, accepted it blindfolded without knowing how much knowledge and science we had. We had aeroplanes in our country. We had pilotless bombs in our country. We had all kinds of things in our country. But, why did we accept this without going into the roots to find out how did we have these things? We started doubting all that was the past in India, and we would not go into the past of it but we started moving downward with this western culture. And that’s the downfall of our country. That has brought all this nonsense here. When money becomes everything, the money orientation, the economics of it. This was the country of philosophers, of the seers, of the saints, where now today economics is dominating without understanding that you cannot put this western economics in this country at all, we cannot work it out. This is a country of generosity. People love to serve you, people love to do; even today they like to do something for you. Go to a village, even if they may not have anything with them, they’ll bring some milk; make you sit there. “Please have some milk. You have come from foreign countries, please have it.” But in the western countries: you may give them any amount of things, they won’t even return one present to you. Shamelessly they’ll take everything thinking that they are the ones who should have it. They have no subtleties. They have no subtleties to understand generosity, they cannot. They think we do it because we are slavish people. Even I was surprised when the some villagers told Me that even the animals coming from the west are stupid. I said, “how?” He said, “Now take a hen from India and take a leghorn or rooster [unclear] from western countries. If there is an attack on the little chicks, the mother will start shouting or doing something, screaming or doing something to call all her children under her wings – if it’s an Indian hen. But if it’s an English hen, she wouldn’t mind. She would look at everything very peacefully, stithapragya, not bothered.” Then he said, Most surprising thing is that our bullocks, if you tell them go this way, that way, they understand. But if you tell a western bullock, he walks straight into the car, into the trucks; he doesn’t know where he is walking. He has no idea. You cannot leave them alone. And if you tell them walk this way, they will walk the other way round.” So what is in this culture? What is in this whole upbringing that makes you so gross? The attention is on the matter and not on the spirit. All the time the matter is trying to overpower the spirit. Supposing there is a tree that falls off, it dies, then you make a chair out of it. It’s a dead from the dead. Now you sit on the chair and you become a slave of the chair. You cannot sit on the ground. Then you have to carry chairs with you. If you start moving in a car, you become so useless that you cannot walk with your legs. Tomorrow you start having calculators… you’ll be surprised, I live in London – I am amazed at the people. Even if they have to do two plus two they want their tambaaku. They want to calculate it. For two plus two they cannot do it, they have no brains left because computers have come. So as a result of this machinery, the machines that have created… We say the “machine age” – what an age it is – and the age of development. Without any control if the machines have gone up to this point, it is time that we understand – we should not go too much towards it, that we become slaves of this machine. The machine is like a devil. It requires, like a devil, all the time to eat something. Like, you… in England it’s impossible to get fresh food. You have to go to the main market to get it. But in America, is even worse and in most of the countries they have everything packed, everything in a plastic bag, everything measured. You go to the shop, you get this, this, this, this… nothing fresh. There’s no taste in the food. Now they are using chemicals. They put chemicals in the body of the animals, which they eat; put chemicals in the foods that they eat; put chemicals because the machine must have a quantity. To have the quantity they have to do all this. So what you are taking is all this chemicals. As a result of that, what you are developing is nothing else but your destruction. So all this attention outside, into the matter, builds up your destructions gradually. The attention gets fragmented. For example, you are talking to someone… this is a very modern stuff, I have seen many. You are talking to someone and this person is looking somewhere else. “Where are you looking?” “Oh, I was looking at that picture or something. I think I should buy that.” But I am talking to you here – doesn’t go into the head. Nothing. He is looking at something, or at some woman, or at some man – which is joyless pursuit. We have nothing to do with it and there is no alertness, which picks up things at the right moment.

Then another thing a gentleman told Me, whose four children are in an English school and one child in an Indian school. He says these four children don’t talk much. They think no end of themselves and they don’t know. You ask them how many roads there are to your house? They wouldn’t know. They just go like a blinkers of a horse around their heads. They walk like that. They don’t know anything. They don’t read newspapers; they have no ideas as to what things we have. The youngest child, who is brought up in an Indian way and in an Indian school, has got a little parrot, has got a little doggy, has… looks after all the cows. He gives all the news about all the animals in the house. He gives all the news about the relations. He knows who are the relations, who are suffering, what is the problem. What in the kitchen is needed? He is so alert, his attention is so alert because it is not fragmented. Now with any convenience, we want to put our children into English schools. I tell you, you’ll have it. If they don’t beat you when they grow up, you shouldn’t be surprised. I’ve seen western children beat their parents. They answer them back. It was a day when the children of a good family would always address their parents as sir or mother as a madam. But today, I have seen them answering them back saying all kinds of funny things and knowing all the filth of the world, all the filth of the world. They know so much of filth that you are shocked; you don’t know that. And the whole attitude of all their medias, or ours also I should say, in a way, is to create that attitude, to put our children into that filth all the time, take them to that filth. Our people also – I see in the television, here also – they show all these horribly nude funny women in the advertisement. Because these advertisements, and the medias also, work out your attention onto the gross. They play on your weaknesses. That’s how they make you weak, and when you become weak, weak, they become very powerful. When the media is so powerful, you can’t do anything. There is no purity in their hearts to do benevolence, to do good to the people – as we call janahith. That’s not in their mind at all. Somehow to make money. What’s the harm in making money? It’s surprising how people are compromising for the sake of money. Money doesn’t give you joy. I have to tell you it cannot give you joy. Don’t run after money. Have a integrated attitude towards money. Money is the blessing of the Lakshmi, and the Lakshmi is a very beautiful woman who has got a very motherly attitude. She is the Mother. A man who has money has to have motherly attitude. She has got two lotuses in Her hands; pink shows that She is love. She expresses Her love in two of Her hands which also means a lotus which is pink, is even entertaining a thorny bhavraa, we call it – the black big beetle, which has got thorns – on its soft petals and gives it a place of rest. How many of these rich people in this country, and specially abroad, would entertain such an idea of having a place for a ashrayaa, for a support for the persons who are like a bhavraa. Then, the other hand, which is like this, has to be daan. You have to give, if you have money you must give. How many of them know where to give money? They’ll give money to places where people will cheat them – like Rajneesh. They’ll not give money to the poor. They’ll not develop anything for the poor in a proper way. The other day, I was surprised, I went to Poona. We have there a very good thing system started of called as JanaShanti where people give food for two rupees, very good food for one, one meal, very very good food, excellent food they give and sufficient – for two rupees. And they said all the, President downward, people came here; we had to spend money on their reception. We gave them this that, garland, this that and everybody gave big big lectures. And nobody is willing to even give them a place on rent. No one wants them there because they think you will go into competition with others who are making profits and will not get votes. So the whole system is so funny that you end up at a point that they want to give money because they want to have votes. They want to win the election because they want to make money. I mean, I came to this country and everybody is saying, “What’s the matter, why can’t we get the plot?” Because the person wants to eat the money; here everybody eats the money, eating the money, paishe khaato. Te paishe khata, te paishe khata, te paishe khata. Say, don’t they eat their food, or why are they eating money? This is the trouble of this country has come because money has become the most important thing for them. Nothing that they think that this body, this being, this is a collective being. This is the samoohik being. It cannot be happy with this kind of a harm we are doing to our society. All those who do things like this, their seven generations will be cursed by God. You must understand: those who make money at the cost of the poor people, they will be cursed forever. And one should not join such people, even if you have to suffer. I know it’s very hard time, people cannot afford to live with the earnings they have. But still, if you decide, you can live with the satisfaction that you have done right.

When My father was… and My mother, both were in jail so many times. We were eleven children. We were very rich people living in huts. And we didn’t have food for days together sometimes. And we have… were used to very rich life. They sacrificed everything for the country’s freedom. Where are such people now? You can’t think of them. They are legendary people. Nobody wants to sacrifice anything whatsoever. And this is the movement; this is a new movement of swatantra. Swaatantrya is not yet complete; you can see it clearly. It is not. Your freedom is not complete. If your freedom has to be complete, you must get your swatantra; you must know the technique of your swa, of your spirit. Unless and until you get this full freedom, you are not free people. You are slaves of money. You are slaves of powers. You are slaves of showing off. You are slaves of everything, to Me. All kinds of bad habits. I’ve never known so many drunkards that we find these days. So we have become greater slaves of all the bad habits, all the bad doings. And there is nothing that a person in a big position can think of not doing. Why it has happened to us? Why have we all collapsed into such insipid useless people? What has happened to our countrymen? Is this: that they have not realized that the greatest thing is in the brain. Is the roots, and these roots are in this country, in this Maharastra. These roots are here. The Kundalini has to only enlighten these roots, and we never bothered about it. We never cared for it. We are all the time worried as to how to get more money. So the people who are highly paid or who are at a higher position with less pay, also maybe, they are making money by eating that. And the others are a sort of people who are going on strike for everything. For what? For money, again for money.

This Bombay is half finished because of strikes. What for strikes? I asked them. You are a drunkard? Yes. You drink? All right. And you smoke? Yes. You eat tambaaku? Yes. You eat paan. That means you have money. Otherwise how can you afford all these things? When you ask for more money in a strike, better find out what sort of a man he is. If he can drink, afford to drink, then you need not give him any money to drink more. Any mother who sees her son is drinking, will never give him any money because he will be drinking with that money. What else is he going to do? What good is he going to do with that? So what happens is that this attention, when it starts moving towards money, we become so blind that we do not see why, why are we asking for money. What is the need for money? I am not for these capitalists at all. I know how horrid they are. But what I’m saying that why break the machinery like this. Now whatever you may do, whatever you may tell them that finish this striking and enjoy yourself now, for the God sake. We have really poor people in the villages, not in Bombay. In Bombay we don’t have poor people. They can go to cinema; they can do all kinds of things. How can they be poor? But they have time. They have more time. That’s why they get… enter into such things. And they are going to finish this Mumbai of yours very soon if you allow these people to go on strike. It’s stupidity, absolute stupidity and it come from the western people – it’s not from Gandhiji. Gandhiji didn’t tell you to fight for money. Did he? He asked you to fight for swaatantrya. And today if he was living, he would have talked about Sahaja Yoga, I am sure of that.

But the problem that exists with us is that we don’t want to see that this machinery is now shaking. We have to have another system, a parallel system that will crush this stupid machinery, which is taking us downward and downward and downward. A girl must have ten types of sarees, ten types of clothes she must wear, like a Kashmiri girl; she must wear like a Punjabi girl; she must wear like an English girl. What is the need? I mean, we used to have… we are rich people, I should… very rich, we used to have only two sarees. And one for – thevni as they call it – one for some special occasions. And we lived well, we educated well where attention was learning and attention was towards God. But the attention, when it gets lost it fritters away. It gets lost. It gets fragmented. There’s no continuity in it. It fritters away and a person becomes a superficial person, extremely superficial. He cannot go deep. How can he feel his spirit? The superficiality makes you, absolutely, a person who has sort of a crust and nothing inside, absolutely what we call the hollowness, kokhlapan, completely hollow. If you just break that man, you find out he is not a man of character. He is not a man to be dependant upon. He is not a man who talks good of others. He will try to pull you down. This is what happens to your attention and you become extremely, extremely low-level human being. You’ll be surprised I went to four villages before coming here and the people who were there, were five times more than Bombay people. They came, they didn’t have cars, nothing; they didn’t have buses. They came walking. They came on bullock carts. And such a big crowd and all of them got realization because, thank God, they don’t know English language.

And these nonsensical ideas that we have got from the western culture. We are not to compete with them. They have to compete with us. They have nothing to offer you. You have to stick onto your ideal. But instead of that, we have learnt all the bad things, and all the bad traditions like taking dowry, torturing our women and doing all these things, which do not at all look civil. In that we are not modern. In that we are not modern; in that we are very very primitive. But it was never so before. Nobody used to torture wives. We never knew there was a dowry system in India. Nobody knew it. It is absolutely something we cannot understand from where it came, and I discovered it came from the English only. Because they said we should be very, very balanced about our children. And we should not give only the money to the boy. They’ll just quarrel but we should give it to the girl also. Because, you see, the whole inheritance will go to the boys, the land will go to the boys, you must give some money. That was sensible but we have gone to the extremes now, and all these problems are coming before us, which we call as social problems. Then we have problems, which we call as emotional problems out of family problems. Now if you want to follow them then I would like to give you the picture how their family lives are. So that you’ll understand that you just stop having all those ideas into your heads. The family picture is like this: That a husband and wife get married, so called. Within say a year or so, they are divorced. Then in one lifetime they’ll have eight husbands and eight wives, at least. Then they all land up in the orphanage in old age. The children are in the orphanage. The father is in the orphanage and the mother is also in the orphanage. All the mothers, fathers, everybody ends up in orphanage. There is no love. There is no feeling in England itself, I was feeling, but it is only in London. Two children are killed by their parents. There’s no compassion. There’s no daya. There’s no karuna in them. And that’s what today happening to us also. Our children are going the same way. Our parents are going the same way. So as My mother always used to say, “lakshya kuthe?” – where’s your attention? Where is your attention? So you would say that no, my attention is nowhere. Nowhere means what? Should be on God. Where is your attention? Should be on God. Devaa kade lakshya thevaa. Keep attention towards God. Where is your attention? Even when they taught music they used to say, “first think of God.” Anything they did, think of God. When you think of God, you don’t think of other nonsensical things but sensible things. And that is how our… our attention frittered away because when the attention comes out it attacks the modern, because there’s a challenge. As a result of that fight the attention breaks into fragments. There is no… Fragmentation is there. Your attention is not collected. You don’t know where you are, where you are moving. You can’t see anything; you don’t understand. You ask them one question, they don’t know. They’ve forgotten. What is your father’s name? “No, I don’t know what’s my father’s name”. This is the situation, which they are facing. You have no idea as to what hell they are living into. And if you want to take yourself and your children to that hell, follow them. But it doesn’t mean that you go to these bhajjis and give them money, or go to these horrible gurus. It doesn’t mean that either. It never means that. You avoid that nonsense because your parents were stupid to go to these gurus. These have started only hundred years back. We have never known such people. Before, these bhondoos we never knew. Hundred years back nobody talks except for Nanaka, who has said it that these bhondoos must be avoided. “Sadguru che lakshan he” and all these things have been written by Ramdaasa. But who reads Ramdaas? Because he was a Brahmin, non-Brahmins won’t read. Who will read Tukharaama? Because he was a non-Brahmin, Brahmins won’t read it. If their caste is such a big thing, that by reading something it falls off, better give it up. All these caste systems and all these are now so much settled into our heads. So much settled; it was never so before. It’s very surprising. And in the early times there was no caste system. There was a caste system according to your karmas, according to your doings, not according to where you are born. Otherwise, how could Valmiki be called a brahma rishi? And how could Vyasa, who was an illegitimate child of a fisherwoman, could be called as the greatest of greatest? All these false ideas have to fall out, and for that we have to start a new system. And a new system has to come forward through the people who have achieved their yoga.

Shri Krishna Himself has clearly said, “yogakshema vahamyaham” – when you get your yoga, you will get kshema. Always He has said about yogis. He has used the word yogis for that. These yogis have to come that, and as you have read in the Pasaydaan just now you have heard about it that the forests, forests of these great people who are kalpatarus, who are the givers of your desires, will be walking. These are the yogis. And the oceans of this talking nectar will be talking about God. These are the yogis. Others are all ordinary useless people, will be frittered away. Only the yogis will be respected in the kingdom of God. And we have to bring the kingdom of God on this earth. First in India, then everywhere. Here it is going to come.

Now people might say Marxism, this ism, that ism. Tukaraama has said ava ghaachi samsaara sukha cha kari. He said it. Same – Marx says the same. He says that the whole world should be so… such a happy place, such a happy place that there should be no state. How? Nobody asked him how. He talks of evolution. How? How the evolution is going to take place? Ask him. Ask all these communists. They are not becoming better people. Are they? Who is becoming better? Who is getting transformed by that Isms? None of them. Somebody is a disciple of this gentleman. Somebody is a disciple of that gentleman. Somebody is following this kind of a political theory. Another following that kind of a theory. It’s a theory. In Marathi as they say, “bhola cha tsa baata bhola chi tsa kari”. Whatever theories you have, you have written down on your heads. Are you going to get transformation with that? There has to, something, happen within you. If you have to get to that point what Marx has said, what Tukaraama has said. This parivarthan, this change, this transformation has to take place and that’s only possible through the Kundalini awakening. There are people who have read about Kundalini. They come and ask Me, “Mother this Kundalini that You are talking about, people say that this Kundalini can give us madness, this that.” Even they have said that six, sixth chapter of Gynaneshwari should not be read at all because it deals with Kundalini. Naturally – because they don’t know anything about it. So it is better not to deal with it. But Kundalini is the shuddha iccha, is the real icchaa, is the one that is going to give you that what you are born for, is going to give you. After that you do not want anything else.

It’s not like the economics that you want today this, tomorrow that and it is never satiable in general. It gets completely… the thing that you want is the entire source of satisfaction. But is the movement is upward; the Kundalini doesn’t go downward towards the gravity, towards the matter. It comes up. It moves upward and pierces through this fontanelle bone area and you get your self-realization. This is what you should ask from any guru. All the rest of it is useless. How can you pay for it? Can you show rupee to that Kundalini? It’s a living process of the living evolution, which has to take place. You have to achieve the epitome of your life by this. How are you going to do it? Are you going to do it by standing on your head? Any living process like a sprouting of a seed, how do you do it? You put the seed in the Mother Earth. And She has the power and She just sprouts it. In the same way it has to happen that it should sprout. In that same manner it should sprout spontaneously. Sahaj. Saha – with, ja – born. This is born with you. To get this yoga is your birthright. Get it, and for Indians it’s a special blessing that they get it very fast. Just like their independence, without any effort. Without much struggle, I should say. Others have struggled much more than us. When you get that you also loose it very fast.

So those people who understand Kundalini understand the essence of everything and they understand that all the religions are on one essence. They are the flowers of the same tree. Stupidly we are fighting here. Christ has said those who are not against us are with us. Who are those? Christians don’t want to find out.

Now they are after Christ’s life. Hindus don’t want to know about it. There is no greatness of art. I would say now, there was a problem in Aurangabad and the people attacked. They should not have attacked. All right. But we have to understand what has happened in this one, where we have gone wrong. We should see our mistake. In a masjid, whatever it is, it’s a God place. It’s a God’s place, and in a masjid if they are meditating, you should not make noise. If you are insulting that, you are insulting Vittala Himself. In the Vittala mandir you have a different type of aarti, all right, have it. In that aarti if somebody starts doing discotheque dance, how will you like it? In the same way if that is a place of ibaadat, is a place where people are praying in a dhyana. Just now we are so quiet, we are sitting in the surrounding horrible noises, but everything is quiet. That’s why we are enjoying. And if that is the way they want to meditate, must we go and disturb them for something that some boys are troubling and all that? Can’t we respect it? To show our greatness, khorpana, must we do that? Is it very important that at that time we should take these besura, betaala bands in front of that? Why don’t we see that we also must respect whatever is God, everywhere? This is the mistake we commit.

In the name of religion we insult God Himself. When they say “Allah-O-Akbar”, they mean Virat, means Shri Krishna Itself. If you come to Sahaja yoga, you will know that they are all related to each other. That Mohammed Sahib was nothing (but) a maha medha. He was the Dattatreya Himself. This is the medha, and He is settled down there. I know He was given poison and He was tortured. And the same thing – when we do it by saying that Mohammed was wrong. He was not wrong. Who was wrong? Are the Muslims. Who was wrong? Is the Hindus. Who was wrong? Are the Christians. They are all against all these prophets, all these great incarnations and bringing bad name to them.

Let us start understanding. Let us start respecting. Let us be great. Let us be noble. Let us be higher people of affection, compassion and understanding. Let us be those people. Let us start. Let us start a nucleus like that. If you can do it, we can make all those who have gone down also pull back all of them upward. It was built in this country – this system. Whole thing was built in this country that we should ascend. Very beautifully done longtime back but was lost in the deluge of modern life. So people should take to all the traditional things, which are beautiful, all the traditional games that are beautiful, all the traditions that give respect. If you loose the sense of respect, you have lost the humanity, absolutely hundred percent. If you do not know how to respect, you are not an Indian at all. You are not an Indian. Don’t call yourself an Indian. You must learn how to respect. Respect gives you greatness. It makes you humble – like Tukharaama said, “anurenu uni thodkaa, tukha aakaashaye vadaa”. When he becomes smaller than anurenu then he becomes aakaashaye vadaa. In the vadaat tree the seed is so very small, if you see that, it’s a extremely small and the biggest tree it creates. Once Shastriji said that even the small thing can do great job. And that’s what we are seeing. That a small thing, only when you become humble, then the grace of God surrounds your humility, surrounds your personality. And you become really a personality that has authority of God. That is the greatness of God – in that humility it works, it just works.

After realization, the attention becomes enlightened. By that attention, looking at people you can raise their Kundalini. Only looking at people you can cure them. All your powers are expressed in your attention and you don’t get lost in the matter. Then you become the Baadshah. Baadshah is a person who doesn’t mind anything; he doesn’t need anything. As you know, I am born in a rich family and My in-laws are also rich. My husband is rich and all that, but I can live there, I can sleep there. I have lived in the jungles. I have lived along the rivers. I have no problem because – why do I want anything? Nothing can dominate Me. You can sleep on the stones. You can do what you like. But that’s only possible when you become the yogi. When you become the yogi, you can do it.

These four hundred people, who have come from abroad, come from very rich families, very good families. And they have got all the comforts that you can think of, but they want to live under the sky, near the river. They just don’t want to see the cement on top of their heads. They are so much, now, in the higher level that they don’t want to see anything that is gross. They want this mud. They want this beautiful clay of this country. Kya deshachi maati bokha lagait. Tithe baslaat tumhi. You are sitting on top of that; and what are you doing? Your attention, where is it? Where is your attention? You must keep your attention to God; and once that is there, you’ll become a yogi. And once you become the yogi, you will be in the realm of God, in the kingdom of heaven. When you’ll be blessed with everything – you don’t have to desire. It will just before, you will not know how to contain all that God has given you, the kshema that He gives you.

Apart from that, your attention itself will be such a powerful instrument that you can change the entire universe with that. Why I beg of you? – Because you are Indians. You are born in this country because of poorva sukrutaas, because what you have done in last life. That’s why you are born in this great country. But it’s like those who have teeth don’t have the chanas to eat, and those who don’t have teeth have got the chanas. It’s like that. The situation is very bad. You are the ones who can become the greatest yogis, but you do not. But the western people – who do not have any idea about holiness, about auspiciousness, nothing they are so ignorant – they shoot off much faster than you can. So I have to make a humble request to you that do not get enamored by this attention that goes to any matter. But matter itself is made by God.

So despite the fact human beings got involved into the material advancement, it is today helping us in Sahaja yoga in a very great way. For example, this mike is important, is also useful for carrying My vibrations. It carries vibrations. Camera shows all the light around Me and shows all the kinds of forms I have. So whatever you may try, the Divine will sparkle through that matter also and will establish the existence of Divinity. But if you cut out the Divinity out of the matter, you will be hit hard and you’ll be submerged in the greater ocean of ignorance and filth. So keep Divinity at your heart and then deal with matter. And then you will understand what is the use of this matter, and what one has to do with it.

Tomorrow, in Hindi, I will be talking about the rest of it – about the truth because today I’ve talked about the Chit. Tomorrow I’ll be talking about the truth. Sat-Chit-Anand. And third day I’ll be talking about Anand to you in Marathi language. I hope you will sit down and meditate on what I have said. I do not want to condemn any culture as such. But I want to protect you from what has happened to that culture and where it has gone, to bring you back to your own great culture, which came to us in thousands of years. Their culture is very, very, very new, it’s very new and one day they will also have the same culture as we have. But why not we short circuit it and adjust ourselves to this great culture, which is so much God oriented, not money oriented, ego oriented but God oriented? Let us all attain that state of yogi. I hope today it will happen to all of you and that you’ll all get your realization.

May God bless you.

H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi