Adi Shakti Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 9 June 1996.
Today, we are going to worship the Adi Shakti and the reflection of Adi Shakti within you, is the Kundalini. We can say this is the worship of the Adi Shakti and Adi Kundalini, if you understand that all this, whatever is created on this Universe and in many Universes, is the work of the Adi Shakti. Now many people believe that there is one God – it’s true, there’s one God – God Almighty. But He has His own powers which he can embody into someone and can get His own manifestation expressed.
So, first of all He did, was to create the power of Adi Shakti. When it was created, then there was a sound, the sound that we call as AUM – logos or anything you call it – by the primordial sound and these three Powers came out of that sound, is A, U and M – AUM. The Adi Shakti is the one who embodies the desire of God Almighty. The desire of God Almighty comes out of His compassion and for His own expression, for His own manifestation, for His own reflection. I would say that He must be tired of loneliness so He must have thought of creating a partner who will manifest His desires. Thus, the power of God Almighty separated from Him and formed an embodiment of His compassion, His desire to create. They say in Sanskrit – they use a word Chitvilas – is the enjoyment of the Adi Shakti. ‘Chit’ is, as you know, is ‘Chitta’, is attention. The attention has its own joy and to manifest that joy of her attention, She created all the universes, She created this Mother Earth, She created all this nature, She created all the animals, She created all the human beings and She created all the Sahaja Yogis. This is how the whole creation has worked out.
At this juncture, one may ask that “Why did She not straight forward create human beings?” That was the idea of God Almighty, just to create human beings without telling them anything – something – better animals than the rest of the animals. But Adi Shakti, being the Mother, She had Her own way of expression that She thought, She must create the mirrors for God Almighty to see His face, to see His image, to see His character and that’s how this long range of evolution took place. This evolution had to work out this way because they had to know from where they come. We must know that we come from nature. Even nature should know it comes from the Mother Earth, and Mother Earth herself has her own Kundalini – and she too is not just a dead earth, but she knows, she thinks, she understands and she regulates.
You can see in the nature how every tree has got its own limitations, how every fruit is produced in a particular tree – how it happens? what works out this kind of regulation? If this Mother Earth was moving with a higher speed than what it is today, we would not have been born even. If it would have been less speed, it would not have worked out. See the whole plan that was made – it is a beautiful plan that the Mother Earth has to move around the sun in such a manner that different seasons are created, that’s why the power – the Paramchaitanya – which is the power of the Adi Shakti is also called as Ritambhara PrAgnya. This is the power that does all the living work, all the organization, all the creation.
In our human ego, we start thinking that we do something, we can create. We cannot, we cannot even create a dust of particle, leave alone anything else, whatever is created out of that we may combine, we can put together and create something. But if you see that this whole thing is nothing but beyond any power – we cannot create anything. But what do we create is our myths, I should say. For example, something is made of gold, still it is gold. Now, something is made of wood, whatever it is made – is wood, the principle is the same into everything.
So whatever may be your birth, whatever may be the country you are born, whatever may be your culture – you are human beings, basically you all are the same – you laugh the same, you smile the same, also you cry the same way. I haven’t seen anybody crying with his hands and tears falling out of his fingers – do they? [Laughter]
And, that is how one has to realize that we are all bound by some common principle of life – and the common principle of life, that has bound us by the Adi Shakti, is that we all have Kundalini within us – all the human beings have Kundalini within us. It is not – it is in the animals also but it’s not so developed, it’s not yet, what you call – is a full form of Kundalini that can be awakened. But in the human form only, it has evolved as a connection, as the one that is the Divine Force within us, which is the reflection of the Adi Kundalini, which is so easily awakened in this Kali Yuga. This is the common principle we all have, so we have to respect all the people, all the human beings, whatever nation they come from, whatever country they belong, whatever colour they have – because they all have their Kundalini.
Then there are people, as you people are, who are awakened people, who are enlightened people, who have got your realization. So, when you understand that this is the enjoyment of the attention of the Adi Ma, of the Primordial Mother, it’s just the play and an enjoyment. Then, when you have achieved your full growth in spirituality – What should happen to you? What should we feel? How do we then exist? This is the question many a times you have asked. Now, when you ask questions itself it shows that you are not there, because once you are there you don’t ask questions. Secondly, what happens to you is that you become just the existence, just the existence, and that existence that you become, then you start reflecting the character of Divinity.
This Divine character is expressed not only nowadays, also much before, in every religion we have had people who had this Divine character very well developed. For example, even we can say, the people who lived 3,000 – 4,000 years back. In Colombia, I found that in their statues they had Kundalini and a Kumba also. Commonly, whatever we have found out they had a Kundalini being expressed – three and a half coils. This Kundalini we have within ourselves is now proved to you, you know that there is this power within us. Also you have come to know what happens when we deviate from the middle path of our ascent. Here also, the same Kundalini, which is the expression of the Primordial Mother, tells you on your fingertips what’s going wrong with you, where are you lacking, what is your problem.
So now, when we are enlightened people, we have become saints, and we are above all others, what should we do is to understand fully well, not only mentally, but from your heart, that now you have got these Divine vibrations. And these Divine vibrations can tell you where are you, what are you, where is the problem. Also, it will tell you, wherever you go, like that: I talked to some people who went to Jerusalem and they said “Mother, the whole place was just vibrating with spiritual vibrations”.
They went to Chindawarra, somebody, and he said “I will find out Mother’s place – what is there, after all it is not difficult, through vibrations I will find out. So, he said “as soon as I touched the platform I started jumping, I said, “Now what to do, where to- from here only there are vibrations, how will I reach Mother’s place?”. So then he sat down and started wondering, “now how will I find out where did Mother take Her birth?”. He was sitting down and then he saw the star, which is the Venus, he followed the Venus star and then he went and asked and that’s how he found the place.
So, the whole plan, the whole thing is not done haphazard in any way. If you see a tree, every tree has leaves and every leaf is given chance to have the sun’s rays. In the nature if you see, it’s so harmonious, so beautiful. We are the ones which spoil the nature, because we don’t understand that we have come from nature, and we have to respect it. I’ve already told you many times about how human beings were formed by different chemicals, who came also – carbon came from the Mother Earth. All this leads us to understand that we have a very big responsibility. The whole work has taken thousands and thousands and thousands of years, and now you all have reached a state where you have become yourself, you know yourself. This is a very big, I think you should say, a very big jump in the evolutionary process.
The evolutionary process started a long, long time back. So, I think it is very important for you to worship the Adi Shakti and the Adi Kundalini. It’s absolutely without understanding, absolutely you cannot understand how you have become a saint. When you will know within yourself, you have got all these centres and these centres have to be awakened through the awakening of the Kundalini, and that the Kundalini expresses herself through your fingertips – unless and until you fully identify with this knowledge, there’s always a possibility that you will deviate from the path of your perfection. Many people who come to Sahaja Yoga, I have seen, they meet some Sahaja Yogis who are half way and because they are mental, they start arguing How is it this is this way? How is it that this is this way? How is it he’s a Sahaja Yogi and he behaves like that? There are so many ways of people relating to the power of the Divine.
I have told you in the beginning that God felt lonely and that’s why he created this Adi Shakti and through Her the whole universe was created. But also true, that as you are seeking also the Divine is seeking you. Also that your seeking is absolutely awarded if you understand the simple thing about Divine: That it is the one that has given you intelligence. It is the one that has given you wisdom. It is the one which has given you whatever you have – as you were singing, that, “Whatever we have is given by You”. If that is the case, that all that you have is given by your Kundalini, by this Mother power of your Kundalini, then it’s very important to understand what is the need of keeping Her happy and Her satisfaction.
You must try to see what makes Her happy. As I said, there’s a relationship between the Realized souls and the Divine. The Divine is happy when you are happy. Or we can say, when the Divine makes you happy and you are happy, then the Divine is happy. It’s such a relationship and it’s so close, it’s so close, we can say as the sun has sun’s rays, or the moon has it’s own moonlight. It is so close, it’s so in-grained, so much built-in and that should give you full control over yourself and over your development. They describe it in various ways, that you must surrender.
Now, one surrenders, of course with fear, if somebody comes with a sword and says alright, “you surrender”, you may . But, as soon as that person will disappear, he will take out another sword and cut his throat. That surrender has no meaning. That surrender is a surrender which is just forced onto you. All such surrenders have been creating problems because it has a reaction. But your surrender to Divine is extremely joy giving. Like a salt which dissolves into the sea automatically, into the water, automatically. That soluble nature is really joy giving. If you can just feel that, within yourself, that, you are one with the Divine, you are dissolved in the ocean of the Divine. And then, what takes your form is nothing but extreme love, compassion and as a result, extreme joy.
Many people tell me that, “Mother it is very difficult to forgive someone, but I think it’s very horrible not to forgive someone. There’s a great joy in forgiving. A very great joy in forgiving. And as soon as you forgive, the Divine takes over and Divine will look after you. Nobody can disturb you, but first you must surrender to the Divine, that is what is forgiveness. Just don’t bother yourself as to punish somebody or to do something against somebody, the Divine takes over from you and does whatever is needed. And in such a beautiful manner, that it is worth seeing how it works.
Adi Shakti’s power, this Divine, is described in every religion. Say, in Islam, called Rhu. In the bible it’s called as all pervading power. It is called as “Alakh– that is not, which cannot be seen- Niranjana” [Alakh Niranjana, “sightless” and ‘spotfree”], the one which is beyond any attachments, sort of thing. All these words are used for this Divine power.
People have heard about it, people have sung about it, but unfortunately very few people felt it. And when they felt it they didn’t know how to give it to others, how to make others feel it. So whatever they talked became sort of a story, or something nonsensical. Nobody could believe that they have felt anything like that, or could imagine that there is such a power really existing. Now, luckily it has become quite a universal fact for all of you that you know there is this power. You are sure about this power, because you can feel it, within yourself, and when you feel it, you feel very joyous. You can make out whether somebody is telling you the truth or not because you can see on the vibrations, on this, I should say, the power of Adi Shakti, she tells you the truth.
If somebody has done some harm to you, for example, now you may say, that “Mother, if you forgive that person, then it’s not the truth, because he has definitely harmed, and if I forgive that means that I accept that he has not harmed”. This kind of argument is possible. Now you will see, you will be surprised, that you forgive that person because the truth is, whether you forgive or you don’t forgive, you don’t do anything – that’s the truth.
So, out of compassion, if you forgive someone, compassion becomes the truth. It’s the compassion that tells you the truth. So, all the absolute truth that you know is through the compassion of the Divine Power. Maybe, sometimes people say “we saw the vibrations Mother, and we felt this way and still it happened”, it makes no difference, whatever has happened, has happened, doesn’t matter. You have felt the vibrations, and you asked the vibrations, and you acted upon the vibrations, that’s all. Whether it turned out to be that way or not, is different. Because, it had to be the other way round. Some drama is going on, it’s the Chitvilas, is the enjoyment of the Chitta of the Divine.
So, it’s a play going on, if you can see that play, then you don’t get disturbed, it’s a play. How it works, how it is organized, is not your headache, you just have to see the play of the Divine, how it works out. We have seen now, all of you, which you call as miracles have happened. “Mother this miracle has happened, that miracle has happened and I know it’s all the miracle of the Divine. Despite that, our faith in the Divine is not so much enlightened faith. When you have the enlightened faith, you don’t worry about things which are very important in life. It works out, well and good, if it doesn’t work out, well and good. It should not be assumed, that once you are a realized soul that the whole world can fall at your feet – not necessarily. It’s a play, it’s a beautiful enjoyment of the attention of the Adi Shakti.
So, if you can become the witness, if you can really become the witness of the whole thing, then what happens, you grow spiritually much closer, I should say, you get dissolved into the Divine Power. That resolution has to take place, that’s why today’s Puja is very important for you, because if it was not Adi Shakti, who had taken an incarnation, this work could not have been done – this could not have been done. Because it had to be something that would encompass all the angularities of this human life, all the aspects of this human life. It had to be such an incarnation that could absolutely see human beings as a whole, not only his physical self, mental self, emotional self or his particular idealogies or his particular domination – no. As a whole, as a human being, and a human being, as I told you, is – all inside – all of them are just the same. Some are more sensitive and seeking – genuinely, some are not seeking – genuinely, and some are not seeking at all. But the seeking also is given to you by Adi Shakti.
Now it happens, that in the evolutionary process, one fish came out of the Mother. Out of that sea which was like a Mother to the sea (fish), it came out. And then, about 10 or 12 fishes came out. Then after some time, shoals of fishes came out. In the same manner your evolution has worked out. As it is, we think we have quite a big number, and we have crossed the number what we call, [inaudible] James or what Saint John has said – we have already crossed it, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. You see, it seems that it is a very fertile area, a very fertile time – this Kali Yuga, where there are so many people who are taking to Divinity. I mean it’s the right time to do this.
Yesterday, when I saw your play, I have seen all that myself, and I used to wonder what is going to happen to these people. How are they going to take to Sahaja Yoga. They have, they have taken, they have taken to spirituality. See all these diverse things that you see in modern times, should not disturb you much, because that has to be that way. It’s a drama, it’s a play, and in that drama you should know that it will work out in such a beautiful manner, that after some time you will find nothing but the Divine dissolving all the useless things that we have, like our conditioning and our ego. We will have so many people in Sahaja Yoga, by the time 2,000 years, we will have many many Sahaja Yogis all over the world. Once we have lots of people, many would jump into it. That’s human nature also. You see, they won’t take to it till we have lots of people, and once we have a multitude, they’ll jump into it.
So, some people are always worried, “Mother, what about others, we are now in the heavens, we are enjoying life, what about others? It will all work out, it will all work out, but your attention should be “How I can dissolve others into this ocean of joy, of this compassion?”. Now, you will be surprised that it is your own compassion only, which is going to give you strength. This compassion within you, when you will see people are getting completely drowned, completely destroyed – your compassion itself will make you powerful. And you will do everything that is needed, you will give up all nonsensical activities and you will really dedicate yourself to emancipate other people. And amazingly as you will do this, your own level of spirituality will rise. As you see, I would say that when you dissolve, say some salt in the water, the water rises. In the same way, the more people, when they will come to Sahaja Yoga, the Divine Power will manifest much more – it is manifesting already. But the more people there will be, there will be much more manifestation, because it will be like so many channels that will be working it out.
So, at this juncture, when we are all- know that there is Divine Power, you all have got your Realization and that you are all now saintly people, then we should see to people who were like you. Like we had Sufis, then we had Nathpanthis, we had Gnostics – all kinds of people in every religion – What did they do? They went all out to awaken other people to the fact that there is Divine Power. They could not give Realization, as such, they couldn’t give proof of that, but they worked it out, they talked about it, they sang about it – that’s what we have to understand, that nothing should deter your compassion to be expressed. When you know the people are getting drowned, they are in a terrible mess, this is a kind of a huge, I should say, onslaught of the evil on human beings. And if you have that compassion within you, you will go all out to save them. That is what is the work of this Chitvilas, of this enjoyment of your attention.
Your attention itself will enjoy when you will start bringing more people into the Power of Divinity. Without Divinity there’s no saving for human beings. That, everybody admits, everybody says so. But they have no idea, as to what is Divinity, what is the way to achieve it. While you all have this, you have power to awaken Kundalini. You know all about chakras, you know all the defects of the chakras, you can find out from the vibrations the truth about everything. The more you use this power, the better it will be.
So, you have to go to areas where so far you have not gone. For we haven’t got many people from the black race, I think from Africa. So, I think I’m going next year to Africa to work it out. Also, we have so many other areas where I find we have to work it out. That if this compassion is within you, then it will compel you also to do work that will bring solace to people who are not even seeking.
I’m already busy with forming some NGO’s you see, which will really create very beautiful institutions for people who have nothing, they are starving, they are under trouble, they are under great ordeals. Only you can do it because, coming to Sahaja Yoga, you have dropped out your greed, you have dropped out your lust, it is finished, now you are so free and so independent. With this, the compassion, cannot take any other form because many people, I’ve seen that they start this kind of work and then they start becoming leaders or they start becoming rich people or plundering others. This you will not do. You are the- really as Christ has said, salt, salt which is completely dissolved in the Divinity and this salt is going to dissolve many others. Once we start spreading out like that – I’m not saying we should be like missionaries or something, converting people into Sahaja Yoga by force – no. We have to look after what they are lacking first of all.
Actually, there are very few people in this world who are honest, who don’t have greed. I’ve known people who never had any greed but as soon as they got some powers they started showing such tremendous greed that surprisingly, when you know that person, who has never done such a thing, and suddenly you find he has become so greedy, you can’t believe it. But not Sahaja Yogis. Sahaja Yogis won’t do that. They’ll enjoy their compassion, not anything else – not their lust, not their greed and also the so-called deviations like taking to drugs, and drinking and other non-sensical things. Because they know what do they enjoy, where lies the enjoyment. Once you know where lies the enjoyment, you will try to have more of it, and more of it, it’s so easy now for you to do it.
I would say as the men are working it out, women should work it out. Because women have more sense of compassion. More sense of compassion and forgiveness – normal women, I’m not saying about abnormal – you know, I’m saying about normal women. It should be, because they are mothers, they have children, they have known what is love for the children is. A mother doesn’t expect anything, she just wants her child to be alright and happy and she enjoys her child, that’s all. If you are a woman, in-built within you is this compassion. See, I’ve seen young girls, they too, if they find a little baby they’ll all run after that, they would like to take the little baby, they have dolls and they look after the dolls, just like their own children. So, for women it should be much easier to show compassion and to express and to manifest – it should be. And as you are all married also, your husbands will feel so much strengthened by your own nature of Divinity.
What do you sacrifice? Some say I sacrifice this for God, I sacrifice that for God, what is there to sacrifice for God? What does God need? He doesn’t need anything, what is there to sacrifice? Only you have sacrificed your brains – that’s all I can say, no wisdom is there – nothing to sacrifice. And if something has to be done, it has to be done. I’ve seen also some ladies coming to me, “Mother, we have to cook, then we have to look after the children and the household, and this and that”. What ‘s that? Otherwise, what will you do? The whole day what will you do? Like the bats which hang themselves the whole day – are you going to hang yourself – you have to do something. While doing it, it is just nothing great you know. And then to sacrifice, I don’t know what are you going to sacrifice? Actually, what you are sacrificing is your joy, is your happiness. If you achieve that state of enjoying your own Self, then you will be never tired, you will never grudge, you will always say “Mother we are enjoying everything”.
This is a very important point that we should realize, that if somebody is a woman or a man, they have the same thing which we call as Kundalini. But a woman, as it is as you know, is mostly left sided. She has more power of compassion. In the same way the man has more power of action. So, the compassion has to become active. In this combination, everything will work out in a very beautiful manner, but if that balance is not there, it is going to be difficult. I’ve seen most of the marriages we have had, have been successful. But some of them have not been. Because, I think, that some of the women have been men and some of the men have been women. And I’m really sometimes very unhappy, I get pain to see that unnecessarily they are creating problems. They are both Sahaja Yogis – ah, if they were not Sahaja Yogis, I can understand. If a Sahaja Yogi is married to a non-Sahaja Yogi, I can understand – but both are Sahaja Yogis.
Now here you should understand the relationship of the God Almighty and Adi Shakti. It’s complete unison, complete understanding. God Almighty is the spectator, he’s watching the work of the Adi Shakti. She is compassion, of course, she doesn’t say that something should be destroyed or something should be killed, alright, she’s compassion. But he’s the one who takes charge if somebody tries to do something against the Adi Shakti, it is he who takes charge and changes the whole scene, in such a manner that you don’t understand how it has happened, how it has worked out.
What you have to do is to enjoy the play. In the same manner, the Sahaja Yogis should have a unison, should have understanding, enjoyment among yourselves. If a Sahaja Yogi cannot enjoy, who is going to enjoy life? I can’t understand, the one who has his Kundalini awakened only, who has felt the all-pervading power of love, who knows what is the truth, who is standing on the complete oneness with the Divine. How can such a person, anyway, have any kind of problem? It is to realize that you are sitting in the realm of God Almighty. You have entered into His Kingdom and you are under the attention – compassion of Adi Shakti. But it is like this, if you make a beggar, who has been begging all his life, sit on a throne, he still begs sitting on this throne. So, that is sometimes is the situation with Sahaja Yogis.
I receive some funny letters sometimes. Then I start wondering if this fellow is still in the limbo state, is not yet a Sahaja Yogi nor a human being, in between somewhere, hanging [Shri Mataji laughs]. So, at least, that state should be overcome, by all of you, because it has a very bad impression, also for other people and for your own life. For your own life, it is very important that you should grow fully into the understanding of the powers that you have got and the love that your Mother has. When you say you must surrender yourself to Mother, means what, what do you have to surrender? Just think of it – what you are surrendering is what is perverting you, whatever is destructing you, whatever that misleads you, whatever is your ego and your conditioning. That’s all you are surrendering, just to purify yourself, to enjoy yourself, and to know God Almighty. If you don’t know your Self, how will you know God also? It’s impossible.
So, to know your Self, you have to evolve. I know there are some very great Sahaja Yogis, some Sahaja Yoginis also, many are there, but still I would say that there are so many other areas where all these very greatly evolved Sahaja Yogis have to enter into, and work out. You can do it.
You see, I was surprised that in this place, when I came first in Rome, we had advertised and there was not even a single person in the hall. So, I said, “Baba, what is going to happen in this country?” Now we have so many Sahaja Yogis. Unbelievable! But, as it is growing sideways, it should also grow upwards. As it is growing in quantity, it should also grow in quality. And as you grow in quality, more and more people will come. Because I know, all the time, you are so collective that you, all the time, you, feel that, “Mother, you see, my uncle is still not a Sahaja Yogi. See Mother, my brother is not yet a Sahaja Yogi”.
I know that feeling you have that, “My father, still he is not a Sahaja Yogi”. So, forget about them, but those who are seeking, approach them. They are your real relations. Then afterwards, when all these people will join, your father, mother, brothers, sisters, children, all of them will jump in. They are that type, they will wait and wait and wait. They are not seekers. But those who are seekers, you should seek them, you should find out where are they. My attention is, of course, is with you and every time you think of me, I’ll be at your service fully. Whatever you want, I will be there to help you, whichever way is possible. Anything you find very difficult, is not, because you take it upon yourself. But if you leave it to this All-pervading Power of Divine love, to this power of Adi Shakti, Paramchaitanya, nothing is difficult, nothing is so bad that you cannot manage it.
I don’t know, if I have to talk about this Adi Shakti, it will take at least 10 hours minimum. So, I think I better stop now and we should keep something for the next Adi Shakti Puja. Somebody asked me “Is it necessary to have this puja?”. I think, if there is any puja that you should do, it is this one, is Adi Shakti. It is very important that this puja must be performed, because that is how you grow. This reflection improves and you grow more and more within yourself, through the power of Adi Shakti or through the power of Kundalini. As you know that Adi Shakti has her own Kundalini, which is the Adi Kundalini, and the reflection of that, within you, is the Kundalini. So, you have to worship. And it’s the best way to please your own Kundalini, your own Mother, who has given you this birth.
May God bless you.
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi