Sahasrara Puja, “How it was decided”. Fregene (Italy), 8 May 1988.
Today is the nineteenth Sahasrara day, if you count the first one, the day the Sahasrara was opened. I have to tell you the story about the Sahasrara day, about which it was decided, long time back, before I incarnated. They had a big meeting in the heavens, all the thirty-five crores (350 million) of gods, the deities were there present to decide what is to be done. This is the ultimate that we have to do to human beings, to open their Sahasrara, to open their awareness to the spirit, to the real knowledge of the divine, to remove the darkness of ignorance, and it had to be spontaneously because it has to work the living force of God. Also it had to be very quick.
So all the Gods requested that now, I, the Adi Shakti has to take the birth. They all tried their best. They did whatever was possible; the saints were made by them but very few. They incarnated and people made religions out of them which were perverted and brought them a bad name.
No reality in those religions. These religions were money oriented or power oriented. There was no divine force working, actually it was all anti-divine.
How to now turn human beings away from these superficial religions, these perverted paths of destruction? How to tell them about all these established organisations? For ages they have been ruling, making money, making power.
It was a tremendous task, it had to be done with great patience and love. It was a very delicate work also, because they believed in those religions, innocent people, simple people. To blast them that this is all nonsense, they are no religions, they are against the incarnations, against all the prophets, against all the saints. That’s why all the real saints had to suffer. It’s a powerful work that was to be done, and that’s why Adi Shakti had to take birth on this earth.
It had to be before the sixth of May because sixth of May was the doomsday in that year. It was done on the fifth of May in the nick of time. It was all decided beforehand, and every deity’s job was allotted to all of them. Very efficient deities, very obedient, they knew me very well, completely dedicated and devoted. They knew me very, very well, every end of my hair they knew. I didn’t have to teach them protocol, love itself gives you protocol, but love that is divine; it’s not selfish love. It’s not the way we love, my child, my husband, my country, my clothes, it is the love which is divine, which spreads from your heart, from your spirit, like the light of knowledge. What a tremendous task it was.
So I said at Sahasrara I had to be Mahamaya. I had to be Mahamaya. I had to be something that people cannot recognise me easily. But deities? No. This Mahamaya had to come on this earth, not the Adi Shakti in her purest form, it’s too much. So she was covered with this Mahamaya.
Now you see, in nineteen years what we have achieved. So many yogis are sitting in front of me. The difference between a saint and a yogi is that the saint himself is righteous, himself is holy, but he doesn’t know much about the Kundalini. But the yogi knows about the Kundalini. The difference between a yogi and a Sahaja Yogi, Sahaja Yogi is, that a Sahaja Yogi has powers, Sahaja Yogini has powers to give realisation to others. A yogi can cleanse himself but he cannot cleanse others, while a Sahaja Yogi can cleanse others and cleanse himself.
So this is the superior most state, which you achieved through your great punyas I should say. So many of you have been searching the truth in previous lives, and now here you are to achieve what you have been searching for. All that has happened now, so beautifully. You are not even aware what has happened to you. Automatically, spontaneously you have got the powers within your central nervous system in a split of a second. Your attention has been fixed now.
Of course even now some people don’t have. Even now I see the attention wobbles. But so many of you have achieved that state as we were saying, Shivoham, Shivoham, Shivoham. You have got it. What Adi Shankaracharya has described about himself, you can say that about all of you. So many Adi Shankaracharyas sitting before me!
But still I am a Mahamaya. I just behave like you, I too have a family, I too have children, which can be called as Mine, and you are My children too. So when you are mature enough the first sign is that you get discretion. That divine discretion is love, again. But I see people falter. They don’t mind saying ‘Mother, I am catching on my Agnya.’ Why? You know how to cleanse it. You know what to do about it. Why don’t you clear it? Why don’t you get to it? What is the thing? The Maya.
First starts the problem of family, my wife, my mother, my brother, my husband, my children, all right. That’s Maya. With that you get drowned. Again you are brought out. Then subtler and subtler this Maya becomes.
The situation of the family improves; everybody knows that. But so many falter, so many get lost in Sahaja Yoga because they had a bad wife or a bad husband. You have to ascend alone, yourself. You don’t have to depend on others. And those who do not allow you to ascend have to be thrown away.
Nothing is more important than your ascent, higher and higher, because it has a very great, divine purpose. The ultimate climax where the whole humanity is to be saved through your efforts. You have to work it out. And at this situation we see the thousand petals. These are the powers of Virata within you. And this is where we falter – that the light of the Sahasrara is the Brahmarandhra, which is your heart chakra.
Now the heart chakra can also be very much misunderstood. And this misunderstanding always comes from the Mahamaya for testing. Like we have said that we have to have a family. We must have good families, we have good children. Immediately the Mahamaya acts. We start worrying about the husband, worrying about the family. We should be your family. There’s a saying in Sanskrit Udaara charitaanaam vasudhaiva kutumbakam – the one who are of a character of saints, the whole world is their family.
You worry about an individual family so that the collective family is strengthened. Not to worry about individual families so that the collective suffers. And if there is such a family tie, better throw it away. You have to sacrifice. No sacrifice, it’s only getting rid of the disease. So we waste our time with our children, with our family, which is very small. Then the situation changes in different areas that’s the compassion, the love and affection.
We believe that we have to love Sahaja Yogis. I asked somebody to go away because he had a disease and he told me lies. So a negative person’s attention will go more to him and will try to look after that person more than to other Sahaja Yogis.
Do you have more compassion and love than I have? Why do you get attracted to people who are out of Sahaja Yoga? Why do you sympathise with people who are like this. You are not here to help the downtrodden, the poor, the so-called suffering people. No, you are not incarnations. You are not here to help women who are crying all the time, and to help children who had to be separated from their parents. It’s a hospital that we are in. We are getting cured all of us. Have you heard of a patient going and helping other patients? It’s the doctors that have to do the job.
But Sahaja Yogis always, in the beginning, used to fall prey to this kind of an appeal, like a bad apple, and there are many good apples. How can the good apples cure the bad apple, can they? Even if you put twenty thousand on top of that bad apple it will spoil all others. That’s not your job, that’s the job of God. Only thing what you can do is to pull that person in the collectivity showing that you are wrong, you are wrong, you are wrong and you have to be all right. But these ideas, I don’t know from where they have crawled, that ‘there is nothing like evil in this world. There’s nothing like bad in this world.’
There is evil, there is something bad. And you can know, if your vibrations are correct, your discretion is correct you’ll know immediately. So you waste your energies in correcting people who can never, never be corrected, and forgetting that you have not corrected the person, on the contrary you are corrupted. That means that you are not yet mature enough.
In the breaking of the Sahasrara I have never left anything undone, it’s a perfect job. Your nerves are not hurt. Your brain is not hurt. Such a powerful Kundalini comes up. How sweetly, beautifully, delicately she pierces through. Only a thread comes out. And how then the connection is established and the relaxation starts coming in on the sympathetic.
How beautifully all the chakras open and more of these threads are coming up. Now you are also told how to work it out. You know all the technical know-how.
But what you don’t know is that you are not yet a perfect machine. You have to perfect yourself; moreover there’s a Mahamaya. She doesn’t take you for granted, that’s the trouble. She puts you deliberately into temptations. Deliberately she gives you positions. Now leaders, world leaders, universe leaders. You develop first one tail, then one horn, and then something comes out of Sahasrara also. Look like a clown. To test you She may marry you to funny people also. This testing has to be done. That’s the job of a Mahamaya. She has to test you.
Gold has to be tested. The diamond has to be tested. All that is valuable has to be tested. Without that how can you certify? It’s not like going to the church. Somebody puts the water on your head, all right, now you are baptised, finished, now you are chosen. The water will evaporate in no time. And when you will go to God He’ll say ‘How are you baptised?’ ‘With water,’ ‘Where is it. I can’t see it.’
So all these things are to be understood in the right perspective. They are for our ascent. For our benevolence. For our higher state. But for that, you must know, we have to fix up our whole will to it. When people climb, say, Himalayas. What do they do? They take a big nail, nail it at a higher point, then tie up a rope and climb up to that. They don’t look down. Then put another nail up there, climb up to that. And that’s how they climb Himalaya.
Now what do we do in Sahaja Yoga, we take a nail from the top, put it downward. First day when you get realisation the experience is tremendous. And one by one coming down, the other way round. But as soon as you get realisation, if you are intelligent enough, then you decide ‘How should I fix up myself.’ Like, decide like this, supposing you are very fond of milk, take it like that. Now, you should say ‘Till I have reached a certain state I’ll not take milk.’ But that should not be treated as a sacrifice but as a joyous ascent.
Do the people who nail upwards to go to the top of the Himalayas, do they feel they are sacrificing something? If you start thinking that ‘Oh God I have sacrificed milk’, then you’re finished. Downward movement starts. But if you like something then you have to say ‘all right if I like it, let me like my ascent more than this. Till I have ascended I will not have.’ Such determination should be there. Without that how do you think you can get over the horrible, monstrous mountain of ignorance that you have got.
Actually, in realisation I have put you on the top of the mountain. But you start slipping down. So you have to keep to that topmost point. I tell you about everything. You go and ask anyone of the saints or anyone of the great incarnations, did they know so much about Kundalini? If they had they would have written about it. They have never written anything about Kundalini. If they have, it’s very little. To such an extent that it acts on your fingertips.
That now we have brought science close to reality, the truth, the divine science all explained. Become completely integrated now with us. Sahaja Yoga is the most scientific thing that you could think of, exact. The biggest computer that you are, but the computer has to be workable. And there’s where we have failed. And we fail every day. Sometimes it is disastrous, horrible.
Now nineteen years we have had the Sahasrara, and eighteen years I have worked. You have to now understand your responsibility. We have to emancipate the human beings. We don’t want to do anything that is little out of the way.
NowSahasrara day is on the fifth but we must celebrate today because everybody must have a Sunday holiday. According to our conveniences we have to work out everything. All right, doesn’t matter, it’s permitted. The deities, they are working twenty-four hours, all the months and all the year round continuously, because they have a continuous supply of energy, which you can also have.
The importance given to your ascent is very little, I think, compared to the growth of eighteen years. You know in the western countries, after eighteen years you are regarded as adults, no more children, you all have become now adults. Adults, all right, but I don’t know how far you have grown. I don’t know really, you are still big babies or you have really achieved that state of adulthood. And there, at that time, you are given lots of concessions and freedoms and rights.
You have already all rights. If you want to go to heaven you can go, if you want to go to hell you can go, all freedom, no problem on that.
The adults are those who have discretion, who know what is the purpose of their life, who can do anything to achieve that purpose, who have powers to fight and understand. While I find people who are even grown up people in Sahaja Yoga behave in such a manner that you’re surprised, how do you get impressed by superficial people, by superficiality.
If somebody is very sweet to talk doesn’t mean that person is good, that person is divine, does it? On the contrary a divine person is never that sweet that you get sick of that sweetness. It has to keep both the reins in the hands. Yes, freedom, all right, the accelerator all right, also the brake.
But you always like a person who pampers your ego, says something very sweet. What does it take to say something sweet, these days people are training them in that kind of an artificiality.
You must judge a person on their vibrations. But as it is because you are superficial you cannot feel the vibrations. You pay attention to people who are nonsensical. Now accept one thing at that point that you have to still mature. That you don’t accept, then your ego comes up, oh God, or you feel guilty. How will you progress then? Only thing you have to do is to get into a boat, that’s all, fully. But here you put your foot in the mouth of a crocodile, all right. If you take it out from there, in the mouth of a shark, and the boat is pulling you; which way you stand?
But the worst are human sharks and crocodiles because they’ll never show you their teeth. They’ll never show you their eyes. They cover themselves with such deceitful appearances, such dubious behaviour that you can’t see them unless and until you are a realised soul.
So now here we go further in our adulthood. And a woman who is brought up properly, in her adulthood develops her shyness, her shame, her sense of chastity. As a child she doesn’t know all that. But here the other way round, as soon as they become adult they go amok, boys become vagabonds, and it is adulthood! It never happens with animals. I don’t know what is this.
But we are Sahaja Yogis, and we have our Sahaj culture. We live with our culture, proud of it, and this is our religion. We have our pure religion on which we thrive; we’re not going to change. Ourselves we are going to change the whole world. We have a culture of our own and we are going to behave in that manner which is going to change the whole world. This is our responsibility. You are chosen for this work. You are the real chosen ones. You are the real pure ones. You are the ones who have established the Khalistan (‘The Land of the Pure’ according to Sikhism).
Be aware of it, of your responsibility. Be aware of your powers. The greatest power that you have is of divine love, not the stupid love that blinds you and that you fall in love, but that you rise in that love.
The way we talk, the way we walk, the way we live, the way we behave, everything has to be Sahaj. And it is such a real, living culture of beautiful people in the world. We see in the animals, in the birds we see, a swan is described, among animals the elephant, which has the wisdom, the swan that knows how to separate water from milk. Then among human beings, Sahaja Yogis, today, in these modern times, I think by the time it is twenty-one years we’ll all be very well established, matured, wonderful Sahaja Yogis, pulling out this mad world from it’s ignorance and from it’s Maya. You’ll be that powerful people of love, of understanding, of discretion and of humility. I would like to see those days in My lifetime. I hope you will give me full assistance.
You have to know there’s only one point was fixed in this meeting of the Devas and that I cannot overcome. They said we’ll tolerate any nonsense because they are coming from ignorance, but anybody who doesn’t love You, anybody who insults You, anybody who takes advantage of You, anybody who exploits You, anybody who shows lack of protocol, anybody who doesn’t recognise You, we’ll hit them hard, and that permission you must give us, otherwise we are not for this work. They formed a union against me. And I had to give in. And very careful, I tell you, don’t touch me, be careful. Some people just try to put my sari right. You’re not to do that, don’t have to do that. Don’t play with my money, don’t take my hospitality, be careful.
I tell you as much as I can, and this is what it is. One side is Mahamaya, another side is deities, and poor Sahaja Yogis in between. I sympathise with you, I know, but you better be careful. It’s a razor’s edge I think, of course, but otherwise it’s wonderful.
If these two things, if you know that this is Mahamaya and that the deities are around sitting now here, all of them, peering into you, all of them, judging you, having a big meeting there, who’s who. ‘Where is the attention of this gentleman. Where is he looking. What is he doing.’
All sitting here. But at the same time they have flowers, divine flowers, divine blessings and all the angels are just going round, I can see them. Your cameras can catch them. You have got photographs that will show you all of them sitting.
It’s already predicted that the whole world will come down at the lotus feet of your Mother, and that you will decide the future of this world. It is written already, fourteen thousand years back, and there’s another one who is prophesising the same.
So you have to be aware. Where is your attention? What are you worried about? Where are you spending your time. Leave your children to me. Leave your families to me. You can only keep your purse, but the rest of it, you can leave all your headaches to me.
But don’t play tricks with me. Mahamaya knows all your tricks, everything, in and out. If I want to know, I can know each and everything about you. I don’t want to know. Under these circumstances we are supported, looked after, managed, taken to reality so easily, so much, with care. You tell me ‘Mother, suddenly I went there and what do I find, Sahaja Yogis sitting there. And we wanted to know someone. He was just there. How is it?’
You are assisted. Here these Prime Ministers have only five, six bodyguards, you have millions and millions, each one of you. Nobody can touch you except for you can harm yourself that’s all. Nobody can harm you.
So today, again a day of great determination and taking a vow that for us, our ascent is the only concern, is the only idea, nothing else, and it will work out. All the rest will be taken care of. You have all the mechanics to do that, but first give it to the mechanics to work out. All will work in a reflex action.
Clear out, clear out your chakras. Don’t say: ‘I have this, I have that.’ Just clear out. ‘How dare I have all these problems? How dare I have all these chakras still lingering?’ Clear out, morning, evening. Clear out.
I’m sure it will work out. Next year I hope I’ll have some good news.
May God Bless You.