Devi Puja: The Duties of a Guru

Ganapatipule (India)

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Talk to yogis, Ganapatipule (India), 3 January 1987.


Today is the third day of the Moon. Third day of the Moon is Tritiya, is the special day for the virgins. Kundalini is the virgin desire. It is virgin because it has not yet manifested itself. And also, on the third center of Nabhi, the virgins appear as shaktis of Guru.

As we have got ten Gurus which we regard as the main Gurus they all had either their sister or daughter as their shakti. In the Bible it is said that, in the Old Testament, that the one who will be coming will be born of a virgin. And then the Jews would not accept Christ so they said that “It’s not written as virgin, it’s written ‘the girl’.” Now in Sanskrit Language ‘girl’ and ‘the virgin’ are one word. We did not have 80-year-old girls as we have nowadays.

So the virginity of a woman meant that she was a girl who was not married as yet or who has not met her husband so far. That is the essence of purity, which was the power of the Guru Principle.

So, for a Guru who is in charge of leading others into enlightenment, has to know that his power is to be used as a virgin power of pure power. A Guru cannot use this power in a way an ordinary person can use. So his relationship with his disciples whether they are boys or girls has to be absolutely pure. The purity should be of such a limit that a Guru should not accept anything from the disciples. About this, lots of things has been written by many saints especially in Maharashtra. Also Kabirdas and Nanaka have clearly talked against the people who have relationship with their shishyas, or disciples, either with greed or with lust. They have called them as rakshasas. In the same way the people who are today, supposed to be the leaders, the Gurus, in Sahaja Yoga, have to remember that their relationship with their disciples has to be of complete purity and virginity.

In the olden days it was all right that people did not know about the punishments that can fall upon such a person who uses his power as a Guru for his own gratification. But today at this time when at this time…(Mother tells off some children in Marathi for disturbing)…The punishment that can take place in those days of last judgement could be very serious and as a Mother I have to warn all of you, those who have started their centers or those who are becoming Gurus as leaders that you have to have a very detached mind and clear cut understanding within yourself.

You can not mishandle money. You can not misappropriate money, you can not use anything for your own purpose which belongs to the collective. Nor could you use anyone for the gratification of your lust. If you have any such weaknesses is better to get out of Sahaja Yoga for the time being and come back when you are better off.

There is no place in Sahaja Yoga for impure people. Purity is to be worshipped out and out.

As we say that in the West there’s sin against the Mother, people don’t value their chastity. But in the East, specially in India, people don’t know that they have to be absolutely honest as far as their money is concerned. They fall into traps, into temptations and then they get a very severe punishment, not through Me but through the wrath of God almighty because this is God’s work we are doing.

And the worst thing could be that we seek power. If not these two things, we seek power in Sahaja Yoga. To them it becomes like their own domain and they start using, asserting, their power over others. This cannot be possible. It will not work out.

Those who will try to dominate others just for the satisfaction or their own ego will suffer a lot.

Now the fourth type are the people who try to put their conditionings on Sahaja Yoga. Like somebody who is a Hindu and he is fasting say, most of the days they fast, I don’t know which one is fasting. So he’s fasting say, on a Saturday and he tells people that see now, I have to fast on Saturday because after all, you see, I have been fasting for all these days and all that. Or who has got conditioning, like, I would like to marry only a foreigner if I am a foreigner or if I am an Indian I’ll marry an Indian. All such conditions if a leader tries to put forward and saying that, “Mother said so,” he’ll be doubly punished.

We are belonging to the True Religion of a true, pure universality. None of these artificial things can bind us. This is one of the very important subtle things, which we don’t understand – that we are very much conditioned. “We the English”, “we the Indians” or “We x,y, z”. You are human beings. God made only one world. He didn’t make all these things. It’s all artificial, man-made. You are born of one Mother and you are yogis who have no bondages of this artificial nature.

Everyone who claims to be a Guru has to realise that he can not bound himself to any particular mundane, outdated nonsensical ideas.

Gradually whatever the leaders will do will be followed by the followers. So the leader has to lead a life which is an ideal. A leader who is very dominating, or who is very possessive or aggressive, will create leaders who will be of the same nature.

The another one who is very much conditioned will create conditioned followers. And may be, I may not find any relationship with them. So we don’t want to have a priest class as Gurus. Priests are different from Gurus. We do not want people to take upon themselves the laws of God and use them for their own purposes.

Today is the day of the Gurus because is the third day, the third Chakra of the Nabhi. The same one we have the starting point of the Mahalakshmi. Mahalakshmi energy starts working after you have finished with the Lakshmi tattwa. If the Gurus are still with, busy with the Lakshmi tattwas, have no sense of sacrifice, have no sense of detachment they cannot be called as leaders.

The Mahalakshmi is the subtle form of our hankering, of our desires, is the subtlest, the epitome. Because first we search for power through physical, mental, emotional and ultimately we want to have spiritual powers also to impress others.

In Sahaja Yoga you come here to dissolve all your powers. You become so powerless that all the powers of God Almighty start working through you.

Supposing this instrument (pointing to the microphone She is talking into) has some powers I won’t be able to handle this. It would be going here, there and there. So to worship Mahalakshmi one has to remember that you must dissolve all your powers. That is the surrender that is what is ‘Islam’ as they call it. But these are all words for people.

Surrender is a very difficult thing to understand for human beings. They think “I can’t surrender.” What do you have to surrender, is nothing but your ego and your conditioning.

All these things I am telling you but if you learn them by heart like a parrot, you can repeat. That will have no influence on your followers. Unless and until you show in your own life that beauty, that composure, that care, that concern, that love, nobody is going to listen to a parrot.

The meaning has to come from the practices not from the percepts. This is what Sahaja Yoga [is], which is very different from any other spiritual announcements. So be careful! You have been chosen by your merit as Sahaja Yogis, so respect yourself.

May God bless you!

Translation from Marathi

Today is Tritiya (third day of the moon), when the Kanya (virgin) is worshipped. Kanya is the pure power, absolute power, who, after reaching the Vishuddhi chakra, becomes lightening, the Vishnumaya. Only the pure power like her could be offered at the feet of the guru, and when she goes to the guru, she stays as his sister or his daughter. Shri Krishna’s Vishnumaya was also his sister, Draupadi. Shri Krishna’s sister, Shri Vishnumaya, came on this earth after that.


The people who think of themselves as leaders of the centres, they should understand that this Vishnumaya is residing within you, and they should be watchful of her existence. We cannot make money in the name of God, and in the name of Sahaja Yoga you cannot make a single penny. You cannot do whatever kind of business you like under the name of Sahaja Yoga, and if you have somehow done any inauspicious business in the name of Sahaja Yoga, then it is absolutely sinful. Not only that, but you will have to bear the consequences of such things. One simple example of this: I had asked a jeweller to make some gold anklets for Me. He stole some gold from it. So everybody was informing Me that he had stolen the gold. So I told them not worry about it, and as it happened, the very next year the jeweller died of cancer.

So people started asking Me that, “How is it, Shri Mataji, that he made the anklets for you and he died of cancer?” So I said, “Do not ask Me. Go and ask the people who made the anklets.” This means I don’t kill anyone, but if you have gone out of the Kingdom of God, or are thrown out of it, then you will have to deal with the consequences. So you should keep an account of every single penny. No money should be used for your own personal purpose. Whatever money you need to use you should, and put back the rest in to Sahaj work.

This is what shuddha shakti is, and that is why, when the boys and girls come to you, you should look at them with pure eyes, without any lust. Without this purity, you cannot have the status of a guru. And if some people think of themselves as being gurus, by just talking big, by talking a lot, or by memorising My lectures, some people think that they have become gurus, but that is also not possible. To become a guru, you have to have that behaviour. Your behaviour should match with whatever you say. Then only is he capable of being a guru. Otherwise he is not worthy of calling himself a guru.


So on today’s auspicious day, everyone should take a vow, that to achieve that status of a guru within us, we will get rid of our ego and we will get rid of all the bad thinking, bad behaviour in us. We have all come under the banner of Vishwa Nirmala Dharma, and no more Indians or foreigners, or this caste or that caste, and if some people still want to marry in their same caste they cannot be Sahaja yogis. A Sahaja yogi might be in any part of the world. He is your true relative, and nobody else apart from Sahaja yogis are your relatives. If you think in this way, only then can you become a guru. Otherwise you can never become a guru.


In such a sangha, by the blessings of Shri Vishnumaya, there will be a time when you will be like a Dhruva Tara (immovable star), and I bless you all that your legacy will be shining forever.