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Sahastrara Puja. Fiuggi (Italy), 6 May 1990.
All these years I have been waiting for this day.
We have now, on the twenty-first Sahastrara, so is a very important turning point. As you know that every twenty-first day we change our calendars as far as the horoscope is concerned. And so now is a new change has to come and you can see the announcement (thunder clap and laughter). A new understanding and awareness of a very new dimension. We have been so far been dealing with collective consciousness.
We are collectively conscious. We have the idea that we are collectively conscious. Also we know we are part and parcel of the whole and that we all are sahaja yogis. We know about our chakras and our nadis very clearly, but perhaps we do not know about our powers, how many powers have developed in those twenty-one years within yourself. (loud thunder clap then laughter and applause)
Last two months Italy was burning with fire. It was so very hot. And I had reports that they’re worried about a drought and they want rain to come in and now they think the time has passed away. But how it works, you see, because the All-pervading Power knows everything and the whole nature works for your benefit, for your programmes. At the right time things happen, as you have seen before. They are completely coordinated with our programmes. All the time they’re helping you. Whatever they have in themselves as powers, they are using them at the right time. Now be confident that you have powers. And this is the new change that is going to come within your own understanding.
So far only you knew that you could feel the vibrations, that you could cure people, you could help to cure — I mean still not so confident. That you could feel the Paramchaitanya. But you did not know what Dynamic Forces are working in you now and this a new change that is going to come.
With this new change, you have to assume a new character and the new character is announcement.
So far I had told you not to talk about Sahaja Yoga very openly, blatantly, but now the time has come. We waited long for these days. Now you have to all start talking about it, announcing about it and telling about it to everyone. Otherwise, the world would say that “We never knew about it!” All other false gurus are so well known all over because their disciples are talking about them [in] all the places, wherever they can. To all the big offices they go, to big people they go. They go to all the important people. [They] just go and tell them what they have.
So far we had kept Sahaja Yoga at a low ebb because I wanted you, first of all, to develop into really very beautiful sahaja yogis, so that from your life, from your lifestyle, from your behaviour, from your understanding, from your thoughts, people will realise that these people are very unique and very different type of people. Now that assumption has to be there.
You have to understand that all these powers are bubbling in you and just out of formality or maybe out of shyness or maybe little cowardice, you are hiding them.
The other day there was a sahaja yogi who came to My house and he saw some flowers which were fading away. I said, “They are not fading. You can give them life.” He said , “How?” I said, “You cut the bottom of all of them and put your hand underneath.” And he just put his hands under the base of the stem and he said, “Mother, they are still drooping.” I said, “All right, now leave them in the water.” His attention was here and there. Within fifteen days (minutes?) they all stood up. All right. Started growing, they became bigger flowers and lasted for five days more after that. Then he was convinced.
You can do so many things to convince yourself that you have these powers. I have seen people who have certain problems. They have a headache, they have this, that. They come to Me, write big letters, “Mother, I get my headache. I can’t get rid of it.” Now those days are gone when Mother has to cure a headache, look after your wife, look after your children. Is all finished now. Now you are responsible, not only for yourself, but for your ashrams, for your cities, for your countries and for the whole world.
Now, assume your powers. Like yesterday he sang, or he played, ‘The Royal Court’ (Nishat Khan played Darbari Kanada). So now you are in The Royal Court. Take up your responsibilities! Everybody has to feel responsible. And assume what you are. Know your powers, what you can do. Sit down.
Now, the days are gone when you had to sit down and count your blessings. Now you have to count your powers. “How many powers I have and what I can use and how I can use.”
No use counting your miracles. You have had enough miracles to prove that you are sahaja yogis and that you are helped by the Paramchaitanya. But now know how much of that Paramchaitanya you are going to use yourself, how you are going to manoeuvre it and how you are going to work out.
This is the new era we are starting from today. And this is the day I was waiting for all of you to realise that you are not sahaja yogis for only your selfish ends, nor for your families, nor for your communities, nor for your country, but for the whole world. Expand yourself. You must have that vision before you, that I have put many a times before you people, that – you have to emancipate the humanity.
Now don’t have diffidence. First of all, you should not think that “We are very ordinary people. We are very ordinary. We haven’t got something special about it.” This work isn’t going to be done by special people because they are suffering from ego. It is going to be done by people who don’t have that ego of great success or of great achievements or riches or anything. If they are rid of this, then only they can work it out. And that’s why it is for you to understand what Christ has said that, a camel can pass through the hole of a needle, but not a rich man. Because the ego is too big, bigger than a camel, bigger than a elephant, any animal you could think of. That’s why now as we are entering into new awareness, let us not worry about our negative thinking.
So, first is the diffidence. “How can I be? I am not all right. I was like this. I was doing like this. I had done like this.” So many letters of confessions come to Me, pages after pages, which I throw away or burn them off.
There is no need to confess any more. There’s only one confession, that “I am a sahaja yogi and now, after twenty-first of Sahastrara, I am a Maha Yogi.” This is the confession you have to make. And no more of these out of date things that people tell Me about your family’s life and all mundane, nonsensical things. We have given them up and we have come to Sahaja Yoga for our ascent. We have achieved our ascent and now for what? For what? Have achieved our ascent is to emancipate human beings, to help them out of the Maya of ignorance, of darkness.
The main target, I feel today, should not be so much political, as fundamentalism. So we have to openly say to these fundamentalists that “You are nonsensical. You don’t know the truth. You don’t know anything about truth. You don’t know that you are the Spirit. You don’t know that there is a power that is working.” You have to tell very clearly, “You are all stupid people running after something that is a mirage and all of you will end up into hell described by all the scriptures.” We have to openly say it, this thing. Whichever way you like, you may write books. You may publish it. You may tell people about it.
But now the new announcement has to come to say that running after falsehood is not going to take you to God. And, in that, they have used the power of hatred. So you have to say that “We believe in the power of love and not in the power of hatred that you believe in”. For us, everybody is capable of finding the Truth and is capable of getting to the heaven of that paradise, which is promised to us, the Kingdom of God.
So, for us, everybody, whether they belong to this community, that community, this race or that race, whatever it is, we believe – not that – but we are sure, that we all are quite capable and blessed by God, that we should enter into His Kingdom.
If you take this kind of a positive attitude, your negativity will go away. Negative forces, as you know, you have been pulled down by this kind of a thing or that kind of a thing, specially after Sahaja Yoga. Before Sahaja Yoga, we are not attached to any families or anything. After Sahaja Yoga you just got attached to your families like glued to them. Absolutely glued. I mean, I had to solve every family’s problems.
Now we have marriages and even after marriages I find [that] still people don’t understand what is a Sahaja Yoga marriage. And there are still some problems — very few, but there are.
So this nonsensical problem of, “My family, my wife, my children, my house, my property, my money”. All this “my” should be finished first of all!
You have to belong to the world. Any person who is a king, [who] does not belong to his kingdom is a failure, is useless. If he thinks about himself, about his own comfort, about his own fame, about his own achievements, then he’s a failure. He has to think about the country on which he’s ruling.
In the same way, you have to also turn your mind away from all these petty things that you have been dealing with. I have been struggling with you, trying to help you for every small little nonsensical things and many people said that, “Mother, why should you worry? You are a saint. Why should you worry about these things?” I said, “Unless and until these entanglements are taken away, they are not going to come up.”
But now, now you do feel that freedom, complete freedom. You are an individual. You are absolutely free and the source of your joy is your Spirit. You’re not entangled with anyone. You are not any way attached to anyone. In that detachment, you are going to nourish everyone, inclusive of so-called your family, your people, your country and ultimately the world.
So, to get rid of negativity, first important thing is to learn detachment. Detachment comes through thoughtless awareness. When you look at anyone or start thinking about anyone – get to your state of thoughtless awareness. Immediately you’ll feel detached and you’ll know the solution of the whole problem.
Now the greatest power you have is in your brain, that you are knowledgeable. Not knowledgeable the way you understand, that, “what is the chakra, what is the centre” — not that. But there’s all knowledge within you. Just you have to get into thoughtless awareness and the whole library of knowledge can open to you.
You know, so many of you have never been speaking on the stage, they had stage fear, and you have become great speakers. So many of you were possessed people who couldn’t even stand before Me, have now become leaders and are doing good job. In every field you will find that you have advanced so much. So many people who didn’t know how to sing have started singing, did not know how to paint have started painting. But these are very, very mundane things which may give us little pleasures here and there, but the main thing is how many people we give Realisation to. Whether you are a woman, whether you are man, whether you are a father, whether you are a mother, whether you are a child or a grown up. Everybody has to see how many people we can give Realisation to, how much we can announce about Sahaja Yoga. That’s the main thing.
Sahaja Yoga is not by the way. And it happens. Like, when I went to Australia, I was surprised that Sahaja Yoga, which was such a prime thing for them, suddenly became by the way.
So Sahaja Yoga is a commitment, is a commitment and complete involvement. Otherwise you are really useless for Sahaja Yoga, absolutely useless. It’s better to have few people who are committed than to have thousands who are just useless. So let us see what you have decided for yourself and what you have decided for Sahaja Yoga. If you have decided to opt for Sahaja Yoga, then just know that this is the main thing that you have to do. The whole attention should be on that.
As I told this morning, a very good poem written by Namadeva and was included in the Guru Granth Sahib, that, “A boy is playing with his kite and the kite is flying in the air. He’s talking to everyone, but his attention is on the kite. There’s a lady who’s doing all the household work. She is doing all the cleaning, but the child is on her, on her back or on her waist. All her attention is on the child. Then there are ladies who are taking water home. There’s a water pitcher on their heads, sometimes two, sometimes three. They’re carrying, balancing it. They’re talking to each other, laughing, but the whole attention is on the balance.”
In the same way, your attention should be all the time be on Sahaja Yoga – “What’s happening in Sahaja Yoga? Where are we? Where are we going? Where is Mother? What part She is? What is She doing?” That is, now, if you put your attention to, your negativity will absolutely disappear because attention which was involved into negative things will get absolutely detached and you start thinking about Sahaja Yoga.
So now, as you are Maha Yogis, we have to make it a Mahayoga. And unless and until that level is achieved by you, then we should think that you are still backdated and I don’t know, in the turning of the wheel, how many will be left there.
So this is a very big turning point and today is a very great day for us because Sahastrara, today, has completed its twenty-one years and, like that, it has twenty-one aspects. Seven, the chakras. Seven into three of your nadis. So it’s twenty-one aspects you have been able to achieve and the twenty-one powers.
You just experiment and see for yourself. Don’t doubt yourself! Just experiment. First, you used to even doubt if there is cool breeze or not, used to think it’s an air conditioner working in London! Even [in] London (where nobody had air conditioners), they used to think there must be an air conditioner in their head! Now those days are gone. Now don’t doubt yourself and you just go full ahead with all the maryadas of Sahaja Yoga.
So the maryada has to be there. Except that the moral maryada and also of behavioural maryadas, there are not many maryadas in Sahaja Yoga. You can do what you like. You can live the way you like. You can eat the way you want to eat. But the main maryada is that you have to be very moral people, honest, moral people. And, also, you have to be, in a way, in appearance, in behaviour, such a person that you do not become obnoxious or people don’t think that you are queer, strange people. To overcome that, we have to dress up in a way that is rather more appealing to the general public and people see us as normal human being and as not abnormal human beings.
There’s not much to be done outside. It is the inside where we’ll have to prepare ourselves fully, to accept ourselves. To tell ourselves every day that we are now Maha Yogis and we have to work it out that way.
Today we have here people from all over the world and you go and tell this message to all the rest of the people, whom I have not met, that Mother has already announced, through the Vishnumaya also, that you have all become now Maha Yogis.
And try to express that, manifest that with full confidence in yourself and with this power of love, I am sure you will all win over.
May God bless you!
There has been nothing written about Sahastrara before. In none of the scriptures Sahastrara is described. Nobody knew anything about Sahastrara. They just left it as the seventh chakra — finished. They could only go up to Agnya and nothing has been written about Sahastrara so far. And there is no mantras written about Sahastrara, so we have to now write Sahastrara mantra.
It is very surprising that even the photographs of Sahastrara have appeared now for you to see that your Sahastraras are opening. And that is something [that] never happened before in the whole spiritual history and nobody could write about it because they never saw this Sahastrara.
Now, for you, it is important to see that you have something so unique within you. But only thing what you need is a courage and a complete commitment to go forward with this propagation of Sahaja Yoga, announcement of Sahaja Yoga.