Shri Ganesha Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 15 September 1996.
Today we are going to worship Shri Ganesha. It’s a very opportune time today, I feel, where the innocence, especially in the European and American countries, is under attack. There’s no respect of the innocence, no value for the innocence. They don’t understand how important it is for human life to have innocence being respected within themselves and also without.
The human life is different from that of animal life. Animals are controlled all the time, or we can say they are under a complete imprisonment, you can say, under the will of Lord Sadashiva. That’s why He’s called as Pashupati. But human beings have been given freedom to choose their ascent, to choose the right, to choose the truth. Only through innocence they can achieve that. Only the innocence is the source of joy. Without innocence, you cannot enjoy anything fully.
This innocence is today completely under challenge, and to finish the innocence, in a very subtle way, there are very negative, cruel, criminal type of people who are working it out. Their minds, if you say possessed, it doesn’t look like that, because otherwise they are quite intelligent. They are also, in a way, creative of horrible things. So you can’t say they are not intelligent, but from where do they get this knowledge of creating something so horrifying?
In this Kali Yuga, as in Sahaja Yoga, everybody can take birth. There’s freedom. It was not before so much so that all kinds of evil people have taken birth on this earth. These evil people generate evil thoughts, and people catch them and start moving with it. Even a good person can get swayed by it. Even a saint can get swayed by it. So these forces of evil, the forces which are working out today, are coming basically from these horrible people.
Firstly, they might have come as false gurus, teaching something nonsensical, like Rajneesh. Then from some philosophers like Freud, who is still accepted in some countries as a great philosopher and still some psychologists worship him as god. This Freudian knowledge was accepted without even thinking why Freud did that. Freud was a Jew, and he found that many Christians tortured the Jews in America. This is another anti-Christ activity. And when they tortured the Jews, this fellow thought that, better to make them immoral, destroy their innocence. I don’t know if he could understand to that point. And he started theories which were so shocking that normally any sensible person would never have accepted it. But so many people accepted in America to begin with.
In America, people take to anything very easily which is absurd, which is stupid. I don’t know why. They have a special liking for such things. If Freud had come to India, they would have cut him into a hundred pieces, I tell you, and thrown in the Arabic Sea. They could not have born this idea, the way he had insulted the mother and her love for her child, the purity of her love. But Jews did not accept him, surprisingly. Jews did not accept. It’s the Christians who accepted his ideas and started destroying, displeasing Shri Ganesh.
First of all, we have to understand we are born in very precarious, dangerous times. At the time of Christ, there were very few people who followed Him and they didn’t understand much about Kundalini either. They had no knowledge. They had no knowledge that Christ was the incarnation of Shri Ganesha. But in the Christian countries only you find the insult of Christ, the insult of innocence openly done, sometimes legally accepted.
So when we are born under such horrible circumstances, we have to build up a great force ourselves of spirituality. When I came today, there was no breeze, no leaf was moving, but you were singing songs and tremendous breeze was coming from you all, and that made Me understand that this divine force has come into being. It is there. It’s working. Not only that, but it’s very powerful. Normally, breeze doesn’t come to Me; it goes the other way around. But it was such a tremendous breeze that I had to hold somebody’s hand. And not a leaf was moving. So this collective force that you have, you must remember you have to fight it, not to run away. Don’t escape it. You have to fight it and you have to prove that innocence is to be respected.
Adi Shakti first made Shri Ganesh. It was the first Deity [that] was created. Why? Because She wanted to fill the whole atmosphere with chaitanya, with holiness, with auspiciousness. It is still there. It’s still everywhere you can feel chaitanya is working, but it does not penetrate into the modern minds because the modern mind doesn’t know what this innocence is. They have no idea at all about innocence. The way they are going on everywhere is really something [that] never happened on this earth.
So with the innocence comes moral life. Morality is the expression of innocence. Innocence shows a person that he’s incapable of being immoral.
Once I had gone to visit a ship. I was coming out in the customs. When I was coming in the customs they said, “Did you get anything from the ship?” I said, “Yes, of course.”
So they were shocked, you know. “What did you get?”
“And we ate also, and we have some cheese with us.”
“Books? You are not supposed to get any books from there.” I said, “Why not?” He said, “You have to pay customs.” I said, “All right, how much do we have to pay customs?”
“You didn’t read any rule about it?”
I said, “No.” I was innocent. I never read anything that you have to pay money for books also. He said, “No, no you are joking. Go.” They thought this woman is so simple, She doesn’t have – I was the wife of the chairman of the Shipping Corporation, going in a very big car, and they couldn’t understand this woman is so simple that She’s saying She has taken some cheese and She has taken some books.
All these laws and regulations people bind, they have also come from our idea of dharma. But the root of dharma is innocence. All laws are made to protect the innocent. Not to punish only the criminals but to protect the innocent person. So if somebody is proved to be innocent, your innocence protects you. I have seen many a times in My life, because I’m so simple, I should say, that I had no problem, never, of anything.
This is a kind of very powerful vibrations that come from an innocent person, like from small children. Small children, if you see their vibrations, hundreds of grown-up Sahaja Yogis may not have the vibrations of a little one, I can tell you this much. But once they start growing, then they become very intelligent – very grown up, matured – and as if they have lost their innocence. This is no growth according to Me. According to Me, this is the death of innocence.
To be cunning, to be clever, to be very intelligent, so-called, it is very self-deceptive. For that, there is one blessing also. All those who have committed such mistakes have to ask forgiveness from Sadashiva or from the Adi Shakti.
But Ganesha doesn’t forgive. That is one thing wrong with Him: He doesn’t forgive. If you have hurt Him, He’ll hit you back. As a result now, we have diseases like AIDS, all other horrible diseases that you have, which are called as secret diseases. They are all because of the wrath of Shri Ganesh. Immoral life that people have been leading as if they have a permission from God Almighty to do what they like. People are so proud, such vanity, that they think whatever they do, after all: “What?” Nothing can happen to them.
And with all these things happening in this world, people are still taking to immorality, very openly, boastfully. And I’ve seen that people who are elite – I have now been with the elite people – they crack such dirty jokes and they are so overly smart that you just can’t bear their company. They are worse than the loafers on the street sometimes.
So this disease has spread, spread among older people more than among younger people, [than] among children. So I think the people are now jealous of the little children. Otherwise, why should they attack younger children? What do they get out of them? In this jealous attitude, they try to attack in a very dirty, funny manner. Then Shri Ganesh, He will never forgive these people—never, never, never. First of all, He’ll expose them, and He will punish them for seven lives. Seven lives their families will be cursed, and seven lives they, themselves, will be cursed. That is His commandment.
But if His Mother says, “All right, forgive,” or the Father says, “All right, forgive,” He obeys. He obeys His Mother absolutely. Never questions. Never questions, never answers back. Whatever He’s told, though He’s in command of all the ganas, He’s Ganadheesha, but before His Mother, He’s just like a little baby. He doesn’t challenge the Mother. Even if the Mother tries to test Him or tries to get puzzled, He never doubts Her. In Her maya He cannot fall. He cannot fall into Her Maya because He’s so innocent. He’s like churned-out butter, out of the buttermilk. So this butter can never get dissolved back. In the same way, this Child, which is pure innocence, never can be contaminated by the maya of the Mother.
Maya is the process by which you test people. You have to test them. See, these days people are so clever, so intelligent, that it is beyond even Adi Shakti, beyond any Shakti, the way they try to cheat you. So many have cheated Me, but they are back in their seats again. That’s done not by Me, but by Shri Ganesha. He’s just standing on all the sides. If you try to do anything like that, He’ll hit you hard. I can’t help it.
Now, this one came on this earth as our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ, I think, is more active than Shri Ganesha because Shri Ganesha is fat, He has a big belly, I think He takes time to hit you. But this Christ, I don’t know how He has hit people. All over the world there are diseases, diseases, diseases. He has killed so many people. He’s the one who used to ask for forgiveness for the people who killed Him. But He is so active, I have seen, that sometimes I tell people, “Don’t talk ill of Me, it’s very dangerous. Don’t talk against Me.”
In a very secret manner He exists, and the way He hits people is sometimes – it’s dangerous. Even My eyes get filled up with tears. So I have to control both sides. One is Shri Ganesha, another side is Christ. There are two other people, Saint Michael and Gabriel. We call them in Sanskrit language as Bhairava and Hanumana, and they incarnated as Mahavira and Buddha.
And the Buddhists are really, I tell you, are another kind of perverts. It was said, Buddha said, that you should not get attached to anything. You shouldn’t get attached to your money, to your wealth, to your family, to anything. [At] that time, the attachment was very great, must have been, and this attachment He wanted them to remove from the minds of the people. You cannot. By removing your clothes, by wearing those saffron clothes, by shaving your heads, by walking bare feet, by torturing your body, you cannot. That’s all outside. That’s not real detachment. That’s not Buddha at all. Neither Christ, nor Mahavira. What they said is that you should get detached from within.
To get detached from within is very different than to get detached from outside. It’s not how much you starve that you become Christ, or whether you move like Mahavira that you become like Him, or [that if] you get saffron clothes like Buddha, you become Buddha. So what a misconception they have of whatever was taught to people. That was the time when it was the days of tapasya, of penance. And that’s why they said to do penance . . . best is to get rid of all these things so you will develop deeper into your being.
Even in the Christian religion they started these nuns and these – what [do] you call them – the fathers and the mothers and the nuns, and all kinds of things. This is another artificial thing they started. By doing this, do you think you can become innocent? I have known nuns who are so horrible that you can’t even look at them, they emit nothing but heat. And those priests, now you have heard about them, the way they are attacking the innocence of people.
Buddhists are the worst, I should say, because they say, “Renounce. Renounce everything.” All right, renounce and beg. So you renounce everything and beg for gold. What do you say to this kind of a contradiction? And we have there, like Dalai Lama, he is a universal beggar and people like it. People like if somebody is begging because their ego is pampered. Like he went to Los Angeles and all the actors and actresses had a very, very big conference and thought that by giving alms to this beggar, their innocence will come back.
Can you believe such a story? Any sensible people have to understand that by giving alms, how can your innocence come back? And so this fellow was again given a lot of alms. He’s got a lot of gold and he’s really a goldy man, all the time collecting gold from here and gold from there and gold from you.
Such people, incarnations . . . came just to tell us to be detached, just to develop morality. If you are detached about your sex life, if you are detached about your financial side, if you are detached even from your country, then a detached personality of that kind will become innocent and there will be no quarrel. But it’s happening the other way around now.
Same in the Islam. Whatever was taught in the Islam is taken on the other side. It cannot be in any way where Mohammed Sahib was only insisting on morality. Any kind of immoral behaviour He didn’t want to have. He did say, at that time, you can marry more women because there were more women, but He never said you become prostitutes, you lead a life of sin. That was just a samayachar, that was only that time, that was the problem. He said, “All right.”
For example, divorce was not allowed at that time, but in Sahaja Yoga we do allow divorce. But I have seen that without divorce, they can’t live, I mean, just an impossible situation because also women sometimes are extremely, extremely cruel and men sometimes are extremely peevish. Under these circumstances, how can they be companions?
More women are immoral in this matter, I should say. First, it was the men who used to do immorality, but now the women, who are not only innocence but also the shakti, are trying to get into some sort of a shamelessness. No care of their own innocence. Their innocence is the shakti. If a woman is not innocent, how can she have shakti? If she is leading an immoral life, then her shakti will be finished. Only her morality is her Shri Ganesha, which emits this purity in her.
Now, I feel that the way people are pumping our heads with ideas, especially from Hollywood, we accept them. And we forget that we are just hurting Shri Ganesha and He’ll come back on us. It starts at a very low level when we start hating our children. The problem starts when we don’t understand our children. I mean, in England they say that two children are killed every week by parents. This kind of attitude towards children—first of all, they should not produce; if they have produced, then they are Shri Ganeshas. They have to respect, they have to love, and they have to encourage. But to spoil the children is also another kind of negative force, I think. Some people spoil their children.
Ganesha can never be spoiled. You cannot spoil Him, because He is beyond maya. But the way people run after their children sometimes is shocking. To them, that is the greatest achievement they have got, that they have a child. Even in a place like India, where it’s an over-population, to them their children are like, I don’t know what, so attached.
So this is a new attachment that has started, which also gives you a kind of an immoral life, because you are Sahaja Yogis. For people who are Sahaja Yogis, all the children of the world are their own, not only your own children whom you love. All of them are Shri Ganeshas. Of course, if there’s somebody who is not a good child or you find it difficult, it’s all right, but otherwise all the children of this world are your own children and you have to love them as you would love your own children.
Christ has said, “Love thy neighbour as thyself.” I don’t know why He said it because in all Christian nations, neighbours are the biggest problem. Even here. So I say, “Love thy child, love other children as thy children.” Let’s start at that point. Maybe after that. But normally there are places where they won’t allow you to take a flat because you have children. I mean, imagine. Only unmarried people or barren people can live there. And also compulsory is that you should not have any child. Even today you may not have a child, but once you live there you should not have any child. If you have a child, then you are ousted. Can you imagine?
About only thirty years back, people had twelve children, fourteen children – they were competing in that, and lived very happily. And these days, the problem has become like this, that you should not have many children. Those who started the problem are having no children at all. Those who said [it] should be controlled, see, anywhere in the West, the growth is minus. Who is doing that? Shri Ganesh. You don’t want children? All right, don’t have. Except for Sahaja Yogis, nobody gets a child.
In this place, Mohan got his child first so in the whole village there was a celebration. There has been no child born here for years together. But then again the problem is like this. When I say this, I find Sahaja Yogis go to another extreme. They are stuck to their children—stuck actually is the word. Which is very wrong. I’m not saying you should neglect your child in any way, or you should in any way beat them or trouble them, all these things. You must love them in such a manner that they should know if they do anything wrong, they’ll lose your love. Because for children, love is the most important thing.
They should know this, what you don’t like. You should tell them what you don’t like. And you will be amazed how children will not do anything that will make you unhappy with them. Now that’s a trick I think one has to learn. This is the best way to grow your children.
I’ll tell you a story of My own daughter. She went to Delhi and all the girls were having sleeveless blouses. So she asked Me, “I want to have sleeveless blouses.” She was grown-up, she was going to college. I said, “All right, have it, whatever you like.” Then she said, “By the way, why don’t You wear sleeveless?” I said, “I feel shy.”
“Then why should You allow me? This is no criteria. Whatever I ask, You say ‘yes’ to me. I’m not that grown up.”
Even My granddaughter, she was here, she asked Me, “Nani, why do you wear always blouses with sleeves?” I said, “Do you know, these are very important chakras. The most important chakras for our body. If you keep them open, these two or these two, then you will have problems.”
“My goodness, I must wear now full sleeve.” Immediately they understood.
So something deep, if you tell them in a deep manner which is respecting their innocence, they will improve. For example, a child comes – spoilt child – he does very well in the class and all that, now one way is to beat him up, shout at him, scold him – these are one [way]. Another simple thing is to talk to him: “See, supposing you stand first, supposing you get good marks, you become a great man. How proud I will be. Everybody will be proud of you. But supposing you do not, then they will think, ‘Oh, he’s a useless fellow, he’ll have to beg on the street.’” Immediately, he’ll change.
The handling of the children is very important. Innocence is to be handled in a very delicate manner – as you would handle a beautiful flower. It’s a flower. As flower has fragrance, also innocence has fragrance.
Now this Ganesha was made out of the Mother Earth. He was made out of Mother Earth. Mother Earth is the essence of innocence. See this Mother Earth: we don’t look after, we don’t give Her water, we don’t do anything for Her, but how She’s trying to enrich our life. How She’s trying to cool us down. How She works out for us things which normally cannot be improved. To respect this Mother Earth is very important for all the innocent people. They do—I’ve seen children, they respect the Mother Earth.
They like to play on the mud, they like to play on the sand, they want to build castles, and all kinds of things they do with the Mother Earth. But they are not attached, that’s one thing. They are not attached. They’ll build a castle. All right, finished, now finish this. Then they go to the airport, there they find something, they all join to make it a joy. Wherever they go, they find it easy to make that thing for their enjoyment. To them, enjoyment is important. To them, yesterday as I said, time is not important. How much you enjoy is important. Time is a headache for the grown-ups. Children don’t worry.
You take them somewhere in a nice place, so they don’t want to come home. You ask them, “Let’s go home.” “Why? For what? Why should we go home?” They can’t understand. They love all that is natural, all that is beautiful. They don’t know the value in the money form. They know the value of something in the form of love. I have seen Myself. You see, if you give something to children, they’ll keep it there – even Sahaja Yogis – and they’ll show you: “I’ve got it.”
See the essence of Shri Ganesha is pure love. The pure love of this Mother Earth created Shri Ganesha, or Adi Shakti created out of the pure love. But surprisingly, Shri Ganesha was created before the Mother Earth. So how is it? So first He was created only as the Logos, as they call it, or we call it the Brahmanadha, Omkara. First He was created only as the sound of Omkara. Then this Omkara was covered with the Mother Earth to make Shri Ganesha. So, Omkar is so important because it has got in it all the three powers, A-U-M.
A-U-M stands for the Mahakali, Mahasaraswati, and Mahalakshmi powers. All these three powers exist in this Omkara. So in a dormant form, we can say those three powers exist in Shri Ganesha. So when we try to harm Him, then we are harming the Shakti within us, which is Omkar, which fills the whole universe, which fills all the vibrations.
In the vibrations, these powers move. These three powers fill up every vibration. That’s why they know, they understand, and they work out the whole thing in such a manner that – supposing now somebody has broken his legs, take it like that. Now, I sit down here and give a bandhan. Immediately, immediately, a power is sent. Immediately. Somehow, it is faster than all your communications that you use and immediately things work out.
How it works out, now it’s a very complicated stuff. But it’s also very uncomplicated because it is the work of Shri Ganesh. He’s not interested. You see, if there’s any problem, all right. Like making a little fort on the seashore: all right, sea will melt it, finished, back again. He’s not attached. So what should we do to show our gratitude to this little Child?
Supposing you say to a child, “Thank you.” He’ll say, “Hey? What did you say?” [The child] won’t understand. Children don’t understand why we should thank them. We teach them to say “thank you” so even if they have to say “sorry” they’ll say “thank you,” because they know only one word: “thank you,” so they say “thank you.” Now these children, how they will play in the same way this Omkara plays. Most detached – as they call nishkriya – to the power. Means, doesn’t do anything. Nothing. Just paying attention. If somebody gets cured, gets saved, somebody gets vibrations, who does it? Shri Ganesh. But He is not attached. He’s not attached. He doesn’t want any credit for it. It’s His job. He will send one of [His] ganas: all right, go do. Fast. They will run fast, more than any one of your modern – the most modern vehicle that you have, as aeroplanes or anything.
Immediately, I’m telling you, again the word is that. Just as if you press the button, it works. But on some people, it does not: if they are surrounded by people who have no faith, if they themselves have half-faith or something. He is the judge of your faith in the Mother because He has absolute faith in His Mother. Absolutely.
In the same way, those who have absolute faith in His Mother, He looks after them. He really looks after them. Also He destroys.
Once a person told Me about a minister in India, a very nasty fellow, very corrupt, immoral, everything put together. He was going on, carrying on. But this was a nice Sahaja Yogi, very good Sahaja Yogi, he told Me that this man has now started troubling him and wants him to do something dishonest. I said, “Really?” I said “really” here, and there: this great minister had to resign and go away. That moment. It is a fact. I can show you so many such things, but the faith of Shri Ganesha is tremendous. He never doubts. And He is not attached.
So many people sometimes: “Mother, you know we did this, we went there, we had to climb up so much, and then we gave realization only to one person.” Finished. What’s the use? Don’t give any realization. I have told hundred times to people, if you think you are doing any work, better not do it. It’s no good doing such work. If you are attached to it, then better not do it. You do it for fun, just for joy, just for faith in it. With this absolute faith, you never feel fatigued, you never feel tired. You see Shri Ganesha’s work. All these bandhans, who carries? Shriman Ganesh Moha bhaya. He, with His big belly, just orders His people, and these Ganeshas, ganas, are the most competent people you can find. You get Me any competent person, any scientist, no one can beat them.
How can they cure a person? Say, a lady had a son in Mexico who was sick. And he had a fatal disease which was in their family, but they always used to get it at an age when they were very old. But he was a young boy studying in Harvard. She wrote to Me three letters and in these three letters she was wondering, “What should I do? Should I send him to You?” And I was, you see, jumping from one tree to another tree. I said, “Where would you meet Me?” I just thought of it. And a fourth letter comes in, that she took him to the hospital in Harvard University and there she took him to some other hospital, and all the hospitals declared that he is absolutely all right, he’s completely cured. But, your faith. Her faith has worked. It is the mother’s faith [that] has worked for the son.
It’s very easy to doubt Me, it’s very easy. It’s a slippery ground, I tell you. Very easy to doubt Me. Because people doubt people for what they wear. Now they will say, “Why was She wearing such an expensive sari?” This is a selection of Mr. Guido the great, not Mine. He forced Me to buy this. What can I do? I’m not attached, but to keep his spirits all right I wear it, just to please them. Even children, you will be surprised, they feel very pleased if you do something that they like. They are very, very – I shouldn’t say intelligent because I don’t like that word very much – but I should say very subtly understanding things.
One of My granddaughters, eldest one, she’s a gem of a gem. She, I took for her a Wendy’s house and she built it up. And My daughter is quite tall. She called her, “Mummy, come to my house.” So this daughter of Mine went there and she entered inside the house and she broke the whole thing. So, my granddaughter came to Me: “See. Look at your daughter. You have taught her no manners of any kind.” I said, “Why, what happened?” “She comes into my house and asks such an unmannerly question, ‘What have you got for me to eat?’ Do you do that when you are going into somebody’s house? Do you ask such a question? And when I said, ‘You can’t ask such a question in somebody else’s house,’ she laughed so much that she broke my house. Is this the way to behave? You have never taught them. Grandma you have taught us everything nice. You have never taught her how to behave when you go to somebody’s house.” You see? So innocent. So innocent the whole thing was, that just to please her, even a small thing if you do, you can please them. Very simple thing.
Now His power is Kundalini. Well, this is another problem. She is the power of Shri Ganesha and without Him, She won’t rise. What a complication, now tell Me. Like: “If my child says, ‘You can’t go out of this house without asking me,’” so you can’t just do anything, you are bound to the house. So in the same way, without taking the permission of Shri Ganesha, Kundalini won’t rise. It’s very difficult. Impossible, I should say. Of course, the Mooladhara will go on like this, pumping just like a heart, but it won’t come up because Kundalini would like to do but He won’t allow Her to go.
Those who are immoral, those who have done immoral things, and those who are spoiling the Ganesha principle of others, are very difficult for realization. But I have seen some people who have asked for forgiveness and the Mother has told Shri Ganesh to forgive, they have got realization. Only that’s the point, that if you approach through the Mother, He will forgive you. Definitely, He’ll forgive you. There is such a nice relationship between the Mother and Child. That’s something good, otherwise this fellow would have killed at least ninety percent of people in the modern times.
So it is such a blessing, also, such a promise, that if we look after our Shri Ganesh principle, keep ourselves clean, keep our eyes clean, and develop pure relationships among ourselves, we’ll have no problem of any kind. You’ll have proper relations with your wife, proper relations with your children, and proper relations in the family, proper relations in the society, proper relations in the politics, economics, and all various areas in which you move.
Your innocence will help. You might think that people are trying to befool you. Let them try, and you see what happens. Let them try to attack your innocence and see what they get out of it.
It is such a blessing you all have as human beings, that your Mooladhara is so well developed and Shri Ganesha is nicely settled down. You all have got your realization, and now – whatever we were enjoying yesterday, [we were] just like children, don’t you think so? We had forgotten our age, everything, we were just like children enjoying everything, whether the dance was rhythmic, unrhythmic, or inconsistent, we didn’t mind. Everything we enjoyed. No rules, regulations are needed for enjoyment.
And this enjoyment, the source of this enjoyment, comes from the innocence that we have within us. Without innocence, you cannot enjoy anything with this mind and from this heart, because in the heart resides the Father, Shiva. They are terrible people; snakes around them. Not easy. If you can stand on your feet for fifteen years and go on saying, “Om Namaha Shivaya, Om Namaha Shivaya,” then maybe Shiva might grant you some boon. It’s the most difficult Deity to please, is Shiva. Though He is very innocent Himself, He is too innocent, so much so – just like a white cloth you can say – [that] any bit of spot on your character: finished, condemned. But even a rakshasa stands on his leg for twenty-five years maybe, and goes on praising Him, then He may forgive.
Shri Ganesha doesn’t forgive. So the only person left to you is your Mother, who just forgives. I don’t want to have any headache of this not-forgivingness. It’s a big headache. If you don’t forgive somebody, I get a headache, so I don’t want Myself to do that. So I just forgive. I forgive. I forgive all the Sahaja Yogis all the time. There have been some horrible, nasty fellows. I don’t want to be angry with them because Ganesha will just finish them. Automatically, Ganesha is doing something, but at least He doesn’t do it so fast because they have called Me “Mother” and I respect it. Of course, they have been very troublesome, horrible, I know. I know why you are angry with them. But forgiveness is the best punishment by which they realize their mistakes, and out of a hundred, ninety-nine people will enjoy forgiveness than punishment.
So all this is done by Shri Ganesha, and He is all the time with you. Your Ganesha is awakened, no doubt. He is all the time with you. But some people have vibrations, they get realization, then they are busy. Say, if they are women, busy with their children, they have no time for Sahaja Yoga. At the most, cleansing they’ll do. But for what? Why are you cleansing? Supposing this glass is cleansed, cleansed, cleansed, and never used, what is the use of cleansing? They meditate for themselves, they cleanse for themselves, but never use their vibrations, never give vibrations. How can that be?
You have to give vibrations. If you don’t give vibrations to others, if you don’t transform other people, if you don’t cure other people, if you don’t teach them how to have pure love, what’s the use of cleansing, coming to puja, feeling nice, joyous? Finished. These are useless people, useless Sahaja Yogis. Ganesha is not happy. How can He be happy? His puja is to give realization. That is His puja. Supposing He is waiting there, say, for you to ask for His blessings. Now what is His blessing? It is to give realization, to allow the Kundalini to rise. You ask for it and what do you get? You ask for your health, ask for this, ask for that. Why not ask: “Shri Ganesh, make us good instruments of Sahaja Yoga. Give us strength to give realization to people and talk about Sahaja Yoga.” People don’t even talk about Sahaja Yoga. They are feeling shy. Why should you be shy?
One day I was travelling by train, I met a lady, she sat next to Me and she was following some sort of a cult – I don’t know, some Muslim cult – and the whole time she was boring Me. I started feeling sleepy but whenever I got up, she was still talking about that cult. I said, “Sahaja Yogis will never do that.”
You must talk about it. You must tell people. You must go around. Don’t be afraid, Ganesha will protect you. He’ll help you, He’ll be very happy. He’ll work it out, everything for you. All problems can be solved. Everything can be done. Believe in His power. Have faith in your Mother. That is the message of Shri Ganesha.
May God bless you.