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Shri Durga Mahakali Puja, Paris (France), 25 July 1992.
Today’s Puja we have arranged of Durga or the Kali. That is the destroying form of the Goddess of all the evil and negativity. This we had to do it in France, because I feel very strongly that day by day, in general, France is going down and down and down. While you people are coming up, the rest of the France is in the most pitiable condition. Firstly, as you understand, is the Catholic church, which – perhaps you are not aware of, perhaps maybe – because you don’t read any other languages, you just read French compulsorily by this country. So you have no international views or international news that this Catholic church has done so many horrible things in the past, that is unbelievable that they have anything to do with God. They burnt many cardinals in the heart – roasted them.
Not only that, they killed so many people who ever tried to utter a word about them. They were much worse than Muslim people. They went to other countries like South America, America – all these places they’re all Catholics – even our country. And they killed millions and millions of people.
Now as this is Kruta Yuga that has started, one of the things as I said yesterday is that: you will have to pay for whatever you have done, on mass scale or individual scale. If that is the case, then one must know that France has to pay a lot and this Catholic church has to pay more. Catholic church has just taken out yarns out of their heads and started a theory of original sin. That’s how to condemn every other Incarnation, every other Prophet – that they were all with original sin. And even they said Mary was born with original sin, for many popes they were discussing it.
This shows that this whole hocus-pocus religion of Catholic church had to establish itself by forcing people, by torturing them, by taking all their ideas into their own control, give them funny ideas like original sin. Another is that you must confess, giving them the left Vishuddhis. They treated women as nothing and to Mother of Mary they called Her a woman. And this Paul, as I told you yesterday, is a fact.
Now it’s necessary for Sahaja Yogis to understand how this Catholic church is so dangerous and has been doing such harm. As there has been so many books about it – that you people don’t read, because it’s not in French. There are English books from America – you must learn English. It’s very important now I feel, that all the French must know English, they must read English. French will not give you the international personality that you are supposed to acquire. You had some scholarship, not much. The real scholarship comes from England and also from America in English language, and also from India. One gentleman who tried to translate all these things in UNESCO, he was thrown out by your media. Your media is taking full advantage that you don’t read any other newspapers; they are doing whatever they feel like. All kinds of scandals, all kinds of sensationalization – whatever they want to write, they write in free press. On one side there’s suppression of natural life of human beings, let them to go to Freud. Freud is the dirtiest man you can think of, who has put his ideas into your head. But as if you are already brainwashed people that you accepted all that. How could you accept Freud? If Freud had come to India, they would have killed him in no time! What happens is that, somehow or other – I don’t know what is the reason, I don’t know where to place it, but the wisdom is not there. There is no maturity, there is no wisdom. America I can understand because it is only two-three hundred years old. But what about the French? They have not been able to mature but they have become extremely frivolous. Maturity is finished.
One of the reasons could be that they want that you should be always young. In India, young people are called as stupid: you call it gadha pachisi, means in 25 years they are donkeys. They are never regarded as sensible people to be followed. And gradually by this movement from Catholic church to Freud, what has happened that you haven’t got your own personality to understand what is right and what is wrong. Of course I must say Sahaja Yogis must have done lots of punyas and must be very courageous people to be born in this country. Otherwise I don’t know how you could have taken your birth here. The law is so funny that they said it depends on the mood of the magistrate. (Shri Mataji laughing) You see the magistrate doesn’t know the law. Such a stupid country in modern times I’ve never known. Nowhere in the world there’s such a stupid law as it is here. Of course in America, there is no justice, they do what they like. But here is so-called modern people. What is their condition is that they have no sense of law. If you ask them, “What is the law?” They don’t care. It’s the mood of the magistrate. Now supposing he has had a big drink in the last night, second day he comes with a hangover, so finished. And then he will be very much biased towards the drunkards only.
So here it is becoming such a horrible society that Indians would be shocked, beyond doubt, but nothing but prostitution. To see and to be seen. Why? Every woman has to dress up in such a way that she should be attractive, for what? Is she a prostitute? All kinds of bathroom cultures developed. For example French bath, you know what it means, all over the world. It’s a very dirty habit of laziness, it comes because of drinking. If you drink too much, next morning you are so lethargic that you take just a French bath and go.
So, please try to remember as French Sahaja Yogis, that your task is much more difficult than the task of other countries, because it lacks complete wisdom. Neither you’ll find in your institutions, nor in your government, nor in any education. It’s lacking wisdom completely. And to have wisdom, according to these Freudian people, is that you are egoistical! They have such funny ideas from the yarn of Mr. Freud that no sensible man would accept. But people have lost their senses, and like blotting paper, whatever is filthy, destructive, horrible, subhuman they try to absorb. Supposed to be Christian nation.
Please, all Sahaja Yogis must understand: You must get hold of books and find out, where are we? I worked very hard in France, you know that very well. I used to think, this is the gate of hell. But it is much worse than that, it’s a mire of filth and you are born here and you have become like lotuses, so fragrant and beautiful. You’ll have to fight it out: I am always with you, all My powers with you. But remember that you have to fight the society, you have to save so many people, you have to rescue them.
Children are given liberty, “Do what you like.” They have no sense of liberty! Supposing there’s an aeroplane, which was not fixed properly and made to fly. What will happen to the aeroplane? If the children are given liberty without the right sense of their duty and the right sense about themselves, what will happen to them? Why children are born to parents? It is – to get spoiled, to have liberty or to get some guidance? You cannot guide your children. They are so rude, they are so arrogant. They have gone off, completely. You know for one month we had to struggle with these western children and we had come to the point of urge of closing down that school because they were really violent children, as if coming from some jungle. Even the jungle animals have some sense. So you’ve to think about your children. What’s going to happen to your children? What is going to be their situation? If they are going to live in the same manner in this dirt, these children will turn out to be waste, just a waste! They will have no education, no character, no personality, they’ll end up with AIDS or with drugs or something like that. I do not see any future for the children of France, no future.
And you have to fight that, “We want to have future for our children, we don’t want them to be ruined.” And you must have courage, to fight it. It’s very important to have courage. If you do not have the courage, you cannot fight it. And today’s Puja is to give that courage in your hearts. See it all around you, what’s happening? You are all nicely enjoying yourself in the realm of God, (Shri Mataji smiling) you have entered into the Kingdom of God. But what about the rest of the people? The majority of the people, where are they going? What is going to be the future of this horrible Mooladhara place?
Now Freud has been discovered as a fraudulent man, and now there are books after so many years, when he has already ruined the people all over the world. But the worst of all they have ruined here.
It’s a responsibility specially of the women I think, because they are responsible for the society. The society of France has gone to dogs and for you to now take up upon yourself to talk against this kind of anarchy that is working out the destruction of your families. If the women decide, I am sure, they can very, very easily work it out. Instead of asking for liberation nonsensical, you better ask for the ascent of this country.
I know I’ve worked very hard and you are all there. I am very happy to see that you all are there to fulfill the desires of the Divine. Because now you should know in a very big way, masses of masses of people will be destroyed. Not from without but from within. Suddenly you’ll hear so many millions disappear with this disease.
Also you must protect yourself, all of you: always give yourself a bandhan; always lead a clean life. There are certain hygienic rules of Sahaja Yoga, please try to follow them. Do not neglect it. If somebody gets AIDS, you’ll not have him in Sahaja Yoga, whatever may be the conditions, whatever may be the reason. You have to be very careful, also I would say never treat a AIDS patient. Like the one yesterday who was arguing with Me, actually because they have only two types of people: one who are arrogant and another one which always think that it’s better they should die. They have no will to live. So there are only two types of people, either right-sided or left-sided. And they can never ascend. We have tried, we have tried, of course one first one is living for the last seven years, but still. He has no faith in himself. Maybe next generation might be better on, if they come back. But as far as this generation is concerned, you should know your responsibility is very great. All the Sahaja Yogis must take a vow that they’ll fight this society and try to save their country and their countrymen from a complete disaster. There is going to be no war, only they will fight themselves and die. It’s a very serious matter.
For that, we decided to have this Puja of Durga today that all negativity should be destroyed. So many Deities build up the body of Kali. Every part of Her body was created by a Deity, looked after by a Deity, and is also, later on, is reflected in you all. So they say that God has made human beings in His own image, I would say, I’ve made you in My own image, all the Deities at your disposal. They’re all with you, and they have created you – if you see it minutely – it is the Deities who have brought forth all the beauty that you had. They have made all this beautiful congregation, beautiful transformation, and they have created such angelic people out of you. They are always working it out, but one thing you have to do is to have the drive. You had pure desire to ascend, but for what? You want to have the light, but for what? You want to become gurus, for what? To save people, for their salvation. Only through your channels I can work out Sahaja Yoga. If I could work out Myself, I would have. It’s not question of killing one rakshasa. God knows how many there are, rakshasas and rakshasas. And they are everywhere, even within you they were. Now they’ve gone out.
So you have to do full justice to Sahaja Yoga, that’s very important. I knew the puja would be very late, because Kali’s puja is always done in the night, after twelve. So it had to be this way. Though last night I slept at four o’clock and I, tonight, I don’t know what am I to do, – it all works out. It’s all worked out. But you have to have deliberations and you have to think, “What can we do to change this?” Why not write some books, why not write some experiences? Get them published in French only. Let the French know what’s happening outside. Get some of the books translated – some American books, some English books. At least give quotations from there. How they are unaware. First this Catholic church has to go away. It will, no doubt, I am sure about it. They are literally frightened of us.
And we have to now really show them what we are capable of. And the funniest thing is that a president has chosen his lady-friend as the prime minister. I mean, it’s not possible in any sensible country. It’s never heard of. I must say, English are thousand times better. They are really very good. At least, as far as administration is concerned, as far as their parliament is concerned, the justice is not stupid like this, it’s based on law, not based on the mood of a magistrate. How you are still continuing with such stupidity which are really even before medieval age: primitive, people are absolutely primitive to accept such laws. At least you can write a book about the strange laws of French, one title. How it has harmed. There is a very nice book “Fraudulent Freud”. Please read that, and see how Freud has ruined the French, how their brains are twisted, how they have twisted ideas. You are also intelligent, clever people. So if not with the sword, Kali has to work through the pen.
I never knew it was in that bad shape, though I knew it was. So this is a challenge for all of us, and let Me see what you can write, all of you – put together your experience: how the French parents behave, how the grandparents behave, what’s happening in this country and all that.
They are living in fool’s paradise. They don’t know how destruction is just hanging over their heads.
Though you are all saved, but you have to think of others, that is what Sahaja Yoga is, that is not only that we care for the bhaktas – like Kali just wanted to protect the bhaktas, the sadhakas. But you have to protect many, many more people. You have all the powers, just assume them and use them. You can do it. Your media is the worst of all and we can start the newspaper also calling it anti-media. What can they do to us? Or some sort of an independent name, we can give it. And it should be open for people who are suffering from media sensationalization. They can write: how the media is harming them, how they are giving false reports and things. We can! Why not? I am sure it will work out. Think it over what you can do with your pen. Whatever you have gained, whatever you are enjoying: beautiful music, all the Pujas, everything. But think of others. They are already drunk and tossing their heads on their pillows. Think of them. They, when will they feel this joy? I simply feel pity for them that they should have taken to all these bad things, because of the suppression of the Catholic church. It’s the Catholic church which has suppressed them, that’s why they have come to this. No other way – reason why they should accept this kind of thing.
In Sahaja Yoga, we do not do all these things, we’re in the centre. We do not have this kind of problems, because we don’t suppress anyone, nor do we go to the other extreme of indulgences. I think the whole Europe can be divided into two types of people: one are Anglo-Saxons, and others are Latins. Anglo-Saxons are right-sided and the Latins are left-sided: they cry, weep, miserable, they indulge into dirt and filth. Just these two types they are. Now unluckily you are in the Latin side. So here, Catholic church is prospering. Now, if you see to the Latin side and understand to what extent they have gone to the left side, and getting to the left side what diseases you get, very nicely, make a list of them. So what I said will work out in France: the left-sided incurable diseases. As it is, you walk on the street, you find at least three, four mad people, lunatic people walking, you’ll find. Very simple it is. Don’t have to go to the lunatic asylum, on the street! They’ll be all talking and saying things, but it’s all there. That’s why they drink, that’s why they are miserable. I do not know what are the statistics of the diseases.
So the problem is extremely grave, very grave. And you have to work it out, with the gravity of your gurupada which you have asked Me the other day – you asked for the status of a guru, for ladies as well as for men. And I said, “All right, start!”
I hope you all have heard the song I’ve made, for asking.
[Shri Mataji speaks aside in Marathi]
All right once they will sing that song.
[Shri Mataji speaks aside in Marathi]
They will sing that song to you. There are different request from the Mother, and in this the last one is that: “Mother, now you give us the gurupada, the status of a guru.” But every guru has a duty: to cleanse the society in which he lives. It’s his duty, he has to fight it. Christ fought it alone, so many saints fought it alone, they were treated very badly, put in jail, given poisons, things, but they fought it. In the same way you stand on Truth, and you have to fight it. Because you are saints.
May God bless you!
[Yogis sing: “Vinati Suniye Adishakti Meri”. Shri Mataji speaks aside in Marathi]
They’ll repeat it twice, so you can also. I don’t think all of you have heard it, because those who came to Guru Puja must have.
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi