“A New Jump Has To Be Taken”, Evening before Easter puja. Eastbourne (UK), 21 April 1990.
Very nice to see you all here for Easter Puja. Very nice! Such a pleasure, such a joy. As if I feel, the resurrection working fast.
The year 1990 has come now, as a special year for all of us. Sahaj Yoga is going to spread very fast, no doubt; everywhere, all over the world, I know that. It has to spread.
And also I told you that a new jump has to be taken by all the Sahaj Yogis. To explain it we’ll say that Sahaj Yoga is spreading in a horizontal manner, the plane is horizontal, and you are responsible for that work. You are working it out no doubt. Because of you it has spread. Some of you have gone all out to work it out, to spread it to villages, to surrounding places, different countries. Also the events, world events, have helped us a lot and Sahaj Yoga has worked in a very big way. Maybe it will be difficult for us to really balance it out.
But when we move horizontally we must also know that we have to move vertically. Otherwise, what will happen is that we’ll lose in quality. Quantity may be quite a lot but we’ll lack in quality. And if the quality goes down then you will see many will fritter away.
So we have to look after our vertical ascent which is very important.
If I tell you some of the things that have happened in this short time after I left India I’m myself amazed that in geometrical proportions Sahaj Yoga is rising very high. But that should not be [our] complete satisfaction. Individually, also, we have to rise. And every one of you has to rise. Vertical ascent has to be achieved by all of you. Some might have lost a little bit, some might have been a little bit away from themselves. The attention might have frittered away quite a lot. But we have to know why we are here, and then it’s very easy.
We are here to be part and parcel of a very great revolution. Can you imagine that we are transforming human beings? It was never possible. En-masse transformation is going to take place. That is how this world is going to change, and you are part and parcel of that.
But when you become part and parcel of that you just forget sometimes that we have many things which are trying to pull us down. So, we are happy to see the spread of Sahaj Yoga, but we don’t see vertically what we are losing. And that, I think, is a greater loss. It doesn’t matter if there are two persons less or more, what is important is that we should have very deep Sahaj Yogis, otherwise Sahaj Yoga will fritter away.
So many events are going to happen and we are on the stage and we have to cooperate and coordinate and understand. See now, for example, to come here David [Spiro] had a problem. He said, “Mother, it’s just like a tempest, it’s horrible. I was there, a week back.” And he was quite upset about it. And everybody told me about this place. I said, “All right, let’s see!” And yesterday, also, I’m told it was raining, but in Cambridge it was terrible. And I said, “The wind will start, the wind will blow.” And with the wind all the clouds were blown out and there was a clear sky.
So the wind has started, in a way, and you can see it but you must have your feet on the ground. And there, what I find, you people don’t realise, sometimes, what an important work you are doing, and in what an important position you are, and what an achievement you are going to have yourself and what a great boon you are going to bestow upon human beings.
So, when we come out of family life, for example, we have come to Sahaj Yoga, giving up all these things: giving up all these mundane things, clothes, this, that, house, a car and then family life, relationships, everything. We came here to seek truth and to be one with God. Not that you have to, sort of, take to Sanyasa but given up means you are detached. And you are attached to one principle that you have to achieve godliness within you.
But when you come to Sahaj Yoga and have seen the beauty of Sahaj Yoga, then again you want to go back to those useless things then you cannot explain why it happens like that. Like somebody gets married, he gets lost with his wife. He gets a house, he gets lost with the house. He gets a car, he gets lost with the car. He gets a job, he gets lost with the job. He gets a factory, he gets money, he gets lost.
So what have you given up? The detachment is not there.
When you have known there is no joy in all these things, that’s why you have come to Sahaj Yoga now. Joy is in one thing: is to be connected to the Divine Power. Not to all these things, these are not important. You didn’t come out of hypocrisy or you didn’t come here for any gains of a mean quality. You came for a very precious thing, something of supreme value; giving up all that is so useless. You are among them, you are there, but if you get attached to it again then you lose lots of your energy and mine, too.
So, the detachment that you had developed before coming to Sahaj Yoga should be there. But what I find, once they get into Sahaj Yoga, they get a job, “Now I’m busy with my job. I cannot do anything else.” Another will say, “I have a school to attend to.” “I have got my children.” Somebody will say, “It’s my wife…” Then some become very romantic, they fall in love. All kinds of nonsense they do.
When you have come in the boat how can you jump back?
So, it’s very important to understand that we are Sahaj Yogis. Nothing can attract us, nothing can deter us, nothing can take away our attention, but one thing – that we are here for the emancipation of human beings and that our own character, our own style, our own personality is going to change it.
I’ll give an example of that. When I was going to Russia for the second time, in the family they said, “You have been already there, why do you want to go again, after all you have been there and again you want to go for two, three days. And a yoga seminar can be looked after by other people who are there.” I said, “No, I have to go.” And they insisted too much, and I said, “You see, I have a plan that if I go there, there will be lots of people from all these countries which are called as Eastern Bloc and I think I can break it through Sahaj Yogis, if they get their Realisation.”
I was just saying that we should get really some remarkable people to come and they gave me only 45 minutes to speak to them. I spoke for about 35 minutes, I should say, or 32 minutes and I then gave them Realisation. Tremendous people, tremendous personality I touched! When I went out they all walked with me, nobody was there in the hall to listen to anybody else, the whole seminar was over. And they gave me their address, they gave me their phone-number, everything. And they were after me and I had no paper or pencil; somebody was writing. And I was very satisfied.
I could see clearly in their personality that they are very deep people. As soon as they went back the Paramchaitanya triggered it and you know what happened with the Eastern Bloc. Tremendous people there are, they are tremendous people. Russians are tremendous and these people are tremendous. Very high quality seekers. Same about Hungary. Everybody was saying, “What about Hungary, Mother?” before that. I said, “Let one come from there.” And really one came, quite sick, you know, thinned-out sick person; he got his Realisation and here it is, Hungary is free. Same with Romania.
So, what is the difference in quality? That we are supposed to be people from free countries, and those who were in the shackles of communism. I don’t know, but maybe they must have been great people to be born there, perhaps. Because Lenin talked of stateless state and things like that, but I don’t know what to say. But one thing for definite [is] they had no time to waste their attention here and there. No nonsenses of religions, no nonsenses of conditioning, no nonsenses of all kinds of theories, no nonsenses of becoming hippies and no nonsenses of becoming these punks and this and that and all sorts of nonsense. Nothing.
Of course, I don’t say that, when I went there, I found people – at least 25 percent who were asking for American Jeans but that’s different – only 25 percent. But the rest of them were just clean plates, absolutely clean plates: very nicely combed their hair with oil and all that, very smart people. No inhibitions of asking me about themselves and nothing of the kind. No hypocrisy, nothing. No fashions. No fashions. Very straightforward, simple, educated, dignified people. Nobody walking with funny gestures or anything, very dignified. They were supposed to be people in the shackles of communism. And one person has written the mathematical calculation of Shri Chakra and he very humbly came to me, sat down, to know all about it.
Their humility was, I can’t explain to you. Even to touch the platform with such humility and discipline they came. Whatever it is, whatever the regime must have been to them, or whatever it is [but] they are not abandoned people. There’s a kind of a proper discipline of their mind. The mind is so receptive, so humble.
In this so-called freedom, we have lost quite a lot of ourselves I think. First of all, experimenting ourselves with all kinds of nonsense; talking about things that we should not; seeing things in the name of freedom, which we should never see, as human beings. Anything people can do in a free country.
And I think, unless and until you have Realisation, freedom has no meaning; because they get abandoned. Completely they abandon all their qualities, all their value systems, everything.
So, we come to a point to understand that we have harmed ourselves, we have harmed our attentions. First, one thing, that, in the family system, the parents used to be cruel and funny and this and that. Now you have become Sahaj Yogis, so now you are so much attached to your children that it’s also not good: “This is my child, this is my wife, this is my house.” How can it be, now? Now you have become a free bird.
So, today is the Easter Day as we are celebrating today. And at Easter time, one has to remember that now we are free. We are not eggs anymore, inside the shell. We are now birds. We need not carry the yellow of the egg on our head to boast about it. Now finished now! That’s done! It’s no more there. So why should we go and try to become eggs again? What’s the wisdom?
And then, another shocking thing that I have seen is this that, we have come out of a sense of dominating others, intimidating others, making fun of others, hating others, all these bad things that we had freedom to do: to talk rudely to others, we have freedom, freedom to hurt. When we have given up all that, then I find that, as Sahaj Yogis people are still doing it. That role is over now.
Say now, you were a policeman, but now you have become a priest. I shouldn’t say ‘priest’, but what should I say then? They are equally bad! I should say, now you have become a realised-soul.
So now, when you have become the realised-soul, you are the bird, you are the real free bird, which has got wings, which has got eyes, which can fly; which does not have those qualities which you had as eggs. It’s completely transformed. It’s finished. It’s mythical. You cannot become that now.
If a bird wants to become an egg it will suffocate and die. This reverse direction is not possible. But why? Why to be in the reverse direction? We should ask [this] question to yourselves.
We have to ascend so, in resurrection we have to learn detachment. It’s only mental. I mean, I don’t know, how can a bird be attached to an egg? It could be attached to an egg, thinking, “Oh, how cosy I was, I didn’t have to fly.” Or something like that could be, you see. I mean, only bad things there are to be an egg and to think about an egg. But I don’t know how it can be attached. On the contrary it would abhor that life: “Oh Baba. what I was, where I was!”
In the same way we should also feel a kind of glory that we are. But there’s no vanity in it. It’s a pride. It’s an assumption, is acceptance. You are sitting on a throne. Now, you cannot enjoy mud, can you?
So, when we reverse back, when our mind goes in a reverse direction, you have to understand that you are slipping out. That is very important.
My experience of Australia was rather saddening because I found they had slipped out completely, all of them: absolutely slipped out. The leaders were like jailors and the way they behaved and some of them who joined them and it was like a regime and it was horrible things – hitlerish. So, I had to pull them back again onto the boat. I had to work very hard, very, very hard with them. This is so-called freedom that we have that has ruined them.
Another miracle took place that I went out to a place called Cairns, which is a very far-fetched place near the Equator, at the tip of Australia. And they told me that the Great Barrier Reef is very close from here. And there are fishes called as Crown-of-thorns starfishes, and these are eating all those little, little animals that make those beautiful corals there. And that’s why the regeneration has stopped for the [last] ten years. God knows from where they have come, shoals of them and shoals of them.
I said, “I would like to go and see this Great Barrier Reef, let’s see.” So, I went down and there was a boat which was to sink half way. And half way we were sitting there, and watching everything. They said, “You’ll see those fishes there.” I saw big, big turtles and I saw beautiful, very beautiful fishes of such variety, such colours very gently passing. But not a single fish, that starfish, not a single one. I said, “Let’s see, let’s see.” So we went round and round, quite a lot. I wanted to see one at least, what sort of a thing it is. We went round the whole thing, not a single thing. And this happened on the 10th, I was there. On the 17th we were travelling: in the plane they announced a miracle has happened that all these fishes have disappeared and some who were there are dying. Can you imagine? (applause)
So, what I am trying to tell you that you have those eyes, you have that personality that can trigger all these things. If two, three East German Sahaj Yogis, who got Realisation, can go and trigger and the Berlin Wall can fall down, then with all these Sahaj Yogis I don’t know what should happen! That you have, that power you have. That’s why I say that vertical improvement has to be there, and then let that power act and trigger.
You all can trigger it individually and collectively. But vertical programme is less here, vertical understanding is less.
Any number of Sahaj Yogis we may have but if they cannot trigger then what’s the use?
So, my request is that we have to now pay attention to our vertical movement and to our attention.
Same about marriages. I mean, sometimes I feel I don’t know why I married them because they get lost. Imagine! I can’t understand. You marry in Sahaj Yoga, you marry for Sahaj Yoga, you want to have children who are Sahaj Yogis, you want to have realised-souls, you want to support Sahaj Yoga and that’s why you marry and you get lost in marriages!
Somebody comes and asks me, “Mother, there’s a very nice job, I can get?” “All right, may God bless you!” The God blesses him [but] he’s lost to Sahaj Yoga, though!
So, these temptations are there because we are not detached.
So, on this great day I have to tell you that now we have become birds and we don’t want to be eggs again, by any chance. We are not going to go back to that state. And we have to trigger so many things. You all have come to England: the whole England should be triggered.
There’s another good news I must give you. I went down to Jaipur. Only one gentleman from Delhi went down to Jaipur to organise. And Jaipur people said, “It’s very difficult here, this and that.” He said, “No, I’ll have the programme in Govindjis Mandir,” where nobody can have programme. “I’ll go and see the maharani.”
So, maharani would not meet him, he was insisting, he was sitting there, waiting for her. Ultimately he got a chance. He went talked to her. He showed her my photograph. Immediately she took to me. She asked about Sahaj Yoga, “What is Sahaj Yoga?” Then she said, “Give me Realisation.” She got Realisation, the maharaja got Realisation. They said, “Yes, you can have the programme here.”
She said, “I’ll come to the programme.” She came down herself. She fell at my feet in the public, sitting there all the time, her husband sitting there, and somebody offered them some water to drink. They said, “How can I? She is the Goddess, I can’t drink before her!” She sat there. Imagine, she just got her Realisation! What a depth!
But that’s not enough. They have one festival called Gangaur that is a thing where they worship Gauri. That’s the biggest festival where the queen, maharani, has to worship the Gangauri. It’s a statue which goes round the whole of Jaipur state and everybody celebrates it. It’s regarded as the biggest festival. So, in the morning she came and touched my feet. And she said, “Mother, can I worship you?” I said, “Why?” “Because You are my Gangaur, really.” That’s just a statue. She made me stand the same way, she did everything, she made me eat betel. I don’t eat all that, but she said “You have to, you are Gangaur, so you have to eat it.” And she worshipped me and her whole rituals she did for about 45 minutes and then she said, “Now I’ll go and worship that statue.”
Nobody is allowed to go there, she took me there. She made me sit in a very nice place, like this, decorated. How much she respected me! She is, you see, among all the maharajas, Jaipur is the highest, and that maharani is the highest lady. And they had lots of problems, otherwise. They had lots of problems.
Now how this happened? This gentleman got his Realisation in Delhi, I think, three, four years back, he comes from Jaipur, he said, “Mother, we must have something in Jaipur.” I said, “You go this time and try.” A very powerful person. And he went and saw her, he gave her Realisation and gave Realisation to the maharaja. And they had some case of billions and billions of rupees worth of case in the court, which was not decided, and they were on the verge of losing it. But when she got Realisation within eight days that case was decided in their favour. And this she understood is a very good omen. But just from Realisation only, she completely got drenched into Sahaj Yoga. But she triggered.
So, when some people say, “Mother I have still this problem”, then this is you are not triggering it. You shouldn’t have any problem. If you have any problem then there is something wrong with you that must be corrected. Not only that you are going to solve your problem but you are going to trigger out in such a manner that you are going to solve the problems of all the people, all the world.
Still we have one very big problem of fundamentalism. We don’t have to talk about it, say anything, just go and stand before them and it will work out – it depends on [your depth]. You have to do it. If I could do everything I would not have asked you to come to Sahaj Yoga. But you came on your own, you have got it on your own, and now you have to stand on your own.
So I feel that our vertical ascent is still very slow and we still are lost into the web of maya: of falling into a little subtler pattern of our previous lives. Now we are dead to that life, we are a new person, forget it!
There are so many things that I can tell you about miracles: for example, we have cured AIDS now. We have cured AIDS, no doubt. The AIDS can be cured through Sahaj Yoga. I mean I have cured it, of course. But I don’t know if you can cure it. You can. You can, if you can trigger it out. But to you [if] other things are more important than Sahaj Yoga and to develop yourself into Sahaj Yoga then you can’t.
There was one boy who came in Karnal: 32 years he could never ever speak one word, he could not hear, he could not speak, not a sound from him, his soundbox was dead. And I said two mantras in his ears, he started speaking nicely. It was all out in the newspapers. If I could do it, why not you, people? Just try. I have given you all my powers. They are at your disposal. But there’s one thing: you have to be detached like me.
You have to have concern for each other. Complete detachment. Let your attention be taken to us. Still you are worried about this and that – just forget it!
You are great, no doubt, but still the limitations you are carrying with you, you better give them up.
I hope at this time – the atmosphere is so good. I’m very happy this is happening and they want you to really resurrect: resurrect from the sense of time, sense of aggressiveness, sense of worldly things – mundane, useless rubbish they are – and fly out into the open sky.
May God bless you all!
Will you all have your dinner. And then we are going to have some music programme. Tomorrow is the puja. I hope this puja should trigger many things. I hope so!
May God bless.