Diwali Puja

Lisbon (Portugal)



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Diwali Puja. Lisbon (Portugal), 10 November 1996

Today, we are going to worship the Maha Lakshmi which I think is very much worshipped in this country where they worship Her as Maria and also there’s a swayambu of Maria, you must have seen. And also there was an apparition of Her. First I never believed that it could be, but then after feeling the vibrations, now I know it was true, that She did appear here in an apparition. She appeared before Me, also, you must have seen, in a photograph. This is the principle by which you have risen to this state. The central path of your ascent is created by Maha Lakshmi power for the Kundalini to rise.

In the temple of Maha Lakshmi in Kholapur they always sing the song of “Ude, Ude, Ambe.” So I asked the people there, “Why do you sing Ambe’s song in Maha Lakshmi’s temple?” So they said that, “We don’t know why we do it, but is it wrong?” I said, “No, because only in the Maha Lakshmi channel Kundalini can rise and Kundalini is the Umba.” That’s how, you see, they understood and they were really amazed that I explained it very well ’cause from ancient times this song has been sung there and they never knew why this song is sung.

Coming to the point of Maha Lakshmi, we have to understand what does it do, what it’s help is that this Maha Lakshmi channel or the Maha Lakshmi’s powers have created within us a proper balance, a proper route for Kundalini to rise.

Left and right has been balanced and She is the one who creates and makes a wider path for Kundalini to rise. This is the path of compassion and love.

Through that compassion and love She creates this path because She knows that if the path is not wide enough the Kundalini cannot rise. Ultimately, one reaches a state where you start seeking and when you start seeking, your Maha Lakshmi principle has been awakened. That is awakened and sometimes it is very strong. Then you start seeking in a mad way. I am sorry to say that many are already lost in seeking, but there are so many who have now come to the right path and to the right ascent.

Another thing this Maha Lakshmi principle does is to allow the Kundalini’s power to go to different chakras also. To make a way to different chakras and corrects all the chakras. She is a very flexible force, I should say, which guides the Kundalini into different chakras and She understands which chakra needs the help of the Kundalini. So you must have seen that when the Kundalini rises how She pulsates, where She goes, where She shows the need is of your awakening.

All this works out because She is full of compassion and love that you should get your absolute truth.

We have many problems as it is, you know, in Sahaja Yoga because when people are ascending they carry on with them some of their past stones and they cannot climb. They try then they fall, they try then they fall, then they go up again, they fall. But today I’m going to tell you about what is the state one has to achieve. As Shri Krishna has said it in the “Gita,” describes Sitha Pragya, the second chapter, but it’s very difficult to understand Him, He is not so clear cut as your Mother is.

So people don’t understand what He is saying. And they ask the question, “How, how do you reach that state of Sitha Pragya? How do you get to that stage?” But Ganeshwara, when he wrote his “Ganeshwari,” he called it as the Sahaja Stithi, means the state of Sahaj. He didn’t call Sitha Pragya. He called it as Sahaja Stithi, meaning the state of Sahaj. So he describes the Sahaj in a very beautiful manner and very subtle. Of course, Ganeshwara also, very few people understand, I think.

A person who reaches that state is like a mirror and so many faces pass over that mirror, so many look into that mirror, so many decorate in front of the mirror, but mirror is the same as it is. So the person who is a Sitha Pragya or the person who is Sahaja is not bothered about what is facing him, who is facing whom, where he is. He stays within himself. He contains within himself. Like the sun. If the sun plays with his different rays, he is not lost. All the rays again return to him. In the same way, all the senses that we have, all the senses that are there do play around, but for a person who is in a Sahaja state it doesn’t matter, it makes no difference. He’s not involved. He just plays around. Again, all of them come back to him. This is a state you all have to achieve. Then you are really Sahaja Yogis. But I still find people lost, getting money out of Sahaja Yoga, some people lost getting out of leaderships, some are lost in getting jealousies and envies and all that.

So that means a lot of work has to be done, still, within. There is no need to work as such if you leave everything. That’s why I always say meditate, because when you meditate, what happens, that all these things that are pulling you down are finished.

Gradually they disappear because you become yourself. You get contained by yourself and you are never bored. I am never bored. I don’t know what boring word means, you see. When it is with you or alone, I never get bored. What is there to get bored? If you are not involved into anything you never get bored.

Another thing is you rise above all these things, like greed. Now people who are greedy are still involved making money here, making money there, all that thing. Those people who are still full of lust are still making, organizing, some things like that. But in a Sahaj Stithi you just watch. You are just a witness. You are not lost into anything that is pulling you down.

This state is not difficult to achieve for you, at all, because you have crossed over your mind. Now all these things come to you through your mind. I’ve already said that mind is a myth, which you must accept. Myth is that this mind gives you ideas. Some people think, “Yes Mother, but – yes Mother, but – .” This “but” is coming from your brain, from your mind. The brain is reality, but not the mind. The mind says “but” and then you start feeling very depressed sometimes, unhappy, because some people feel even bad because they are very good people, that there are so few Sahaja Yogis.

Doesn’t matter. Just watch and this watching state, this witness state is the Sahaja Stithi. In that you become so subtle, you become yourself, meaning so subtle that nothing can disturb you, nothing can change you.

Now see the nature as it is. You know there are ninety-two elements and ninety-two elements, none of them can be, say for example, you cannot make silver into gold. Gold into silver.

The atoms are so arranged that they have certain valencies and apart from atom, even molecules are so arranged that they have their own structure. You cannot change. If you try to change then you will create bombs, atomic bomb, this bomb. It’s absolutely destructive. It’s only human beings who can change, who can transform.

Now look at the blessings that you are a human being and you can be transformed and you can be made into a new element that is the Self. This is the specialty of human beings. But if somebody there is a false guru or somebody, he tries to do something, you’ll explode. I have seen people who have been to false gurus, they still faint, they still have problems, they still get troubled more than people who have been without them. They are also all right now, most of them are improved but this is one thing one should understand, that in one way when you are analyzing and when you are breaking an atom or you are breaking a molecule and trying to transform, it explodes. It doesn’t work out.

The other way round is that when you try to synthesize, then you can form anything in the nature. Like, this has now been brought out by synthesizing, this plastic is created by synthesizing.

Matter can be synthesized and can be brought together and human beings have to get synthesized also. They can be synthesized better than matter because they change, they transform.

Now say example, there is gold. You make gold into ornaments, make into anything. It remains all the time, all the time gold. Gold is gold. It is there. It is not that by changing them into ornaments it changes. Its element is there. Gold is there. But for human beings they get transformed. When they are synthesized.

This is a very big difference between the matter and the nature and human beings. Matter, nature, are different absolutely from human beings. Human beings, once they are transformed, it’s like a living process. They become like flowers but still it is not that you see in the nature. It’s not the same as you see in the nature because nature doesn’t have a mind. It doesn’t have a mind. It just is under the control of the Divine or nature that it’s working out that way. But here you are under your own control. Here you can control yourself. In this synthesis which is growing inside you what you find, that you are completely in control of yourself. You know what is happening to you.

Now you start seeing yourself separating from all these things. Some people come and tell Me, “Mother, see, my ego is very bad, you just take it out.” He sees his ego, he sees what is the problem is. Somebody says, “Mother, my nabhi is very bad, I’m still busy with the money.” He sees it. First starts the knowledge about yourself, we call as self-knowledge. But one has to even go beyond self-knowledge. By that knowledge, what do you do, we have to see?

When you have the knowledge, first we say there’s no knowledge, people have no knowledge, they are ignorant, there’s darkness, all that. Now the light has come, you can see. You can know what’s wrong within you. Now you start separating yourself from all those things that you see as wrong with you. You see them getting out.

So many nonsensical things there are. Like, we have jealousies, envy, greed and lust. I mean, it’s horrible things to say on a Diwali function, see. So the Diwali is that one by one so many lights are enlightened and you start seeing it first. First you start seeing what is wrong with you and then, as you see it, you don’t want it. Then you work out to get rid of it, to become clean.

Now this also knowledge disappears. You don’t have to have any knowledge. You are there. You are there. There is no need to know about your chakras, you are just there. At that stage nothing matters. You become just like a stone, I can say. Stone with a brain intact and a heart intact and a liver intact.

You just don’t mind anything, don’t get upset with anything. You just enjoy the love and compassion that’s flowing. And the ripples that come back to you, even that is lost after some time and you are just nothing but Sahaj. That is the state people achieved. In those days they achieved this state.

But with that, what lacking happened, that they’d get lost. They all got lost. They couldn’t do anything to others. One person getting it, becoming great, finished. Or two persons at the most.

So now Sahaja Yoga stands first of all at the knowledge state, where you have the knowledge. First, you should first of all have full knowledge about yourself. The self-knowledge should be complete. Then in the third stage we should say that when the knowledge is full you should get rid of all those things that you know about yourself, which are useless, which are hampering your progress, which you know is wrong.

Like, I see some dirt falling on my sari, I’ll just clean it out like that. Then you start separating yourself into that Sahaja state. But still in Sahaja Yoga you develop another dimension which is collective consciousness. That is the modern Sahaja Yoga. In the olden days they didn’t have this, so they just all got lost. Now you have collective consciousness and in that collective consciousness you start feeling others, feeling for others, compassion for others and you start working out for others.

In that also, sometimes, you know, when you are working around, you think how much money I can make, what I can achieve as a leader or some sort of thing is still there.

But this collective consciousness starts growing. When it starts growing then you become as I said, drop in the ocean, means complete ocean. You become complete ocean.

So the ocean has its own mariadas. It doesn’t bother. It has to live with its mariadas, it lives with its mariadas. It doesn’t want to cross any boundaries, all right. Accept it. It will not cross its boundaries.

In the same way it happens that you are very self-contained. You are not selfish, but you become very self-contained. You are contained within yourself. I know many Sahaja Yogis are angry that I have not punished many horrible people who have been troubling Sahaja Yoga. I don’t have to bother. There’s Paramchaitanya which is doing a lot of work. Let it look after it. Why should I bother about anyone?

You see, after all, things are working out so why to interfere? My job is just to watch, just to see. That’s sufficient. There’s no need for Me to kill anybody in this lifetime or to destroy. They are destroyed by themselves. I have told you that I need not expose people, but whichever country I go, I find people get exposed.

I run away from there, really, sometimes, thinking, God knows what more is going to come. Even little attention on any country, it just works out. Even without My knowledge, “Oh My God,” I said, “When did I do that?”

So one has to become – of course, he becomes the power of Divine love, no doubt. He becomes the power of Divine love, but he doesn’t handle it. Left to this Divine power which is working, which is also separated from Me, you’ll be surprised. I am alone. Absolutely alone. Even this power is separated from Me, but this power knows what is good for human beings, what is good for Sahaja Yoga. It works on it’s own. I don’t interfere. It’s a reflex action, believe Me, it’s a reflex action. Maybe you might say, “Mother, you have made it.” All right, whatever it is, but I don’t interfere with it. I don’t have to tell anything to it. It just works and it’s working so well.

I’ll give you an example. Once in England long time back, they said, “Mother, we want to have a very long summer.” I said, “Why do you want to ask such things?” “No, no, Mother, we must have a long summer, a very long summer, very – ” Three or four times they said it and it was a very long, horrible summer in London. And it’s not like India where we have air conditioning, fans, something we have, at least hand fans. There was nothing there. So we didn’t know. We had a little gallery, we used to sleep in that. So we went to the shop in England and we asked in London City, for a fan. So they said, “All right, after three months. You order us.” After three months when it will be very cold they will give us the fan.

We said, “We don’t want any fans.” So My daughter sent two fans by plane. And that’s how we managed. You see, Indians, we feel very hot because we have had a lot of sun in our country, we feel much hotter than any one of you. The way you sit in the sun, you know, we can’t understand. You know, in India they used to say an Englishman and a mad dog can only go in the sun. So our situation is like that, that we cannot go in the sun because we have had too much.

And this summer, you see, was so tremendous, so tremendous that after that one thing good happened. That ochre color appeared on the leaves and then gradually the red and all that of the autumn season was best at that time and then one Sahaja Yogi dreamt that, “Mother asked me to drive in Her back yard.” So he told everybody that, “Mother has been asking me to drive in the back yard.” So I telephoned to him, I didn’t know he had dreamt like that, that, “Can you come along for a while, I want to go and see this autumn all over England.” So he came and we were driving, miles together and then they told Me, “Mother, it was so, he told us that that was My back yard.” Can you imagine that he was driving for miles together, beautiful, just like Canada, the whole England was filled with the beauty of autumn.

So even if there’s something like that happens, it is compensated. It is compensated and so beautiful it was, all the people were out in the autumn to see the beautiful colors of the nature, of different greenery, yellow, ochre, all kinds of colors were there. Surprisingly, in that country you never see all that. And because of the sun shining so bright, it was compensated. It was compensated by this Paramchaitanya. So the Paramchaitanya is looking after this. All these things are managed by Paramchaitanya. I am doing nothing. I am Nishkriya. I’m just sitting down and watching. To Me nothing matters. You see, it’s working out slowly and steadily. Ha, if you tell Me something supposing, they said, “Mother, we prayed to You and it happened.” All right, maybe, these people must have heard, around Me, Not me, you see, and they must have done the job and for that I’m not responsible, in no way.

Like one lady in Mexico had a son, was very sick and was about to die. She wrote a letter to Me, three letters she wrote that, “My son is going to die, he’s a young fellow, studying in Harvard.” I didn’t do anything. I never wrote to her. Fourth letter came that he’s completely cured. Now I didn’t do that because I was just sitting in one place and how is it, it has worked out.

So everything, you see, you think I do is not done by Me. Is done by this Paramchaitanya. Because I’m also separated from you, completely, absolutely separated. So they say, “You pray, now.” You can pray. If you pray, you pray to these deities that are around, you pray to all these ganas and all that, not to Me. Because I have nothing to do with it. You see, they don’t tell Me that I have to do this or I have to do that, so why should I tell them do this or do that? It is like that.

And in that state only we can say you are in a Sahaja state, where you don’t desire anything, you don’t want anything. I do everything. All kinds of things, I am doing. Like the sun is doing, I am also doing in the sense that I’m looking after things, flowers, this that. I am also receiving presents from you, I’m receiving this from you and then see, I don’t receive anything. I don’t have anything. I have no interest in it. But you want to give for your joy, all right, have it. You want to put flowers, all right, you can have flowers. Even if there’s flowers or not makes no difference to Me as a person, I’m saying. But as Your Mother I love you. All of you I love. But I don’t do anything as such to love you. And everybody says, “Mother, You love us so much.” When? When did I love you. I never even kissed you. But you always say I love you very much. So what is this. Who is working it out, this? Is something which is not Me, beyond Me. This is the state in which, once we rise, we call it as Sahaja Stithi. In the Sahaja Stithi you think you are doing nothing. Everything is working out.

But at this stage if I tell you, you say, “Oh, we are not doing anything. Why should we spread Sahaja Yoga, it’s not our job?” Just now, that’s not your stithi, that’s why.

So you have to rise up to that state. That’s only possible when you are in the knowledge state, where you have self-knowledge, the knowledge of the whole world. But if you go beyond knowledge then you must have seen many a times, I just say something. I just say something and it is there. I never feel vibrations of anyone or anything. I don’t feel My Kundalini, either nor any chakras, nothing, but I know, know automatically like a computer. But that computer also I am not. Just it’s trouble, it’s difficult to explain to you what is this stithi is because you have to achieve it. Once you achieve it then you are in a very subtle state and that subtle state is nothing but bliss. But that bliss also you cannot enjoy. I don’t know how to enjoy everything. Supposing now you say, “Jai Mataji.” I forget even you are calling Me. I also say, “Jai Mataji,” finished.

See it is such a simple thing one has to understand that the state in which one has to rise is a state where without doing anything, everything works out. If that is your state, all right. But it’s not so. So you have to rise up to that state by doing. First you have to do it. First you have to know and then knowledge has no need, you don’t have to know, but first that has to be worked out and brought to that level.

Now Diwali has the significance that on Diwali day, what we do, we put lights all over. So that we put Sahaja Yoga everywhere. But does the light know about itself? Does the candle knows about itself? She enlightens everything but she doesn’t know. Like the moon, which is giving moonlight, does it know itself? Does he enjoy? Nothing. In the same way it happens that on a Diwali day you are, what you are doing is enlightening people, you are enlightening them, you are doing all this for them, it’s a good idea. You must do it. But also know that you have to become the lamp yourself which doesn’t know yourself.

So there are two messages. The first one is that we have to enlighten the world, we have to enlighten others. This is the first one. Then we have to become that which is the light itself and light itself doesn’t know. Yesterday you were singing, “You are the light,” you are this thing. All right, so what? I was just saying, ‘Yes, I am the light, I don’t know Myself.” That’s the state where you don’t know you are the light. You just don’t know that. It doesn’t come into your head. Even so many times you have sung, you have said thousand names there are, everything, but it doesn’t come into My head that this is Me you are talking about.

Now when I say this I don’t know how you will react. Because human beings are queer birds, you see. You tell them something. Maybe that your ego might come up and you say, “Yes, yes, I am also just the same.” There are many, many who came like that, that, “I am higher than Mataji.” Ba, ba maybe, I don’t know. There are many who said that, “I am Kalki.” Nowadays there’s one fellow going round saying, “I am Kalki, I am this, I am that.” All right doesn’t matter. You be that, very good idea.

But if I say I am Adi Shakti that means I don’t know what I am, really. I had to say because people said, “Mother, you have to declare.” Declare what? Whatever I am, that I am.

Now I find by declaration you people started growing more, so all right, have it that way. But there is no need for anyone to declare anything or to say anything. That is the state one has to achieve.

But to get to that state you have to work. And work is to spread Sahaja Yoga. You have to enlighten many lights. That means you will realize that you are the light which is enlightening all that, and then in a subtle way you will realize that, “I am the light.” Many Sahaja Yogis are doing a lot of work and working it out, spreading Sahaja Yoga. It’s a very great thing that has happened. In so many countries, the way it has spread, it has removed the darkness of religion which was outside. It was darkness of so many – racialism, thisism, thatism, all it has removed. So this has worked out, the cleansing. For you to have the clean water to swim.

Once you start doing that then you realize gradually that now the sea is clean, we just watch, we just see how it is working. I hope in your lifetime only, you achieve this state where you achieve your complete work of self-realization to others.

Those who do not give self-realization to others, who just come for the pujas, this thing, are mediocres. They cannot rise very high. This coming to puja is what, like, you just rise higher with the puja then again you go down.

But those who steadily grow will grow into this state, I am sure, in My lifetime I should be able to see such people who are such that if they stand here they emit peace, they emit light, they emit everything. Because they are the light. They don’t have to enlighten, but they are the light. Such a stage has to be developed and to be worked out within yourself. And this state has been described by so many poets, so many saints and everything, but they were at that stage and people thought, what is this they are talking? They thought they were mad. Even for Christ, they thought He is to be crucified, because they couldn’t understand it.

Now you are gradually growing one by one, step by step, so now you understand this. You understand Christ, you understand all these people and at this stage you have still to work. Those who do not work for Sahaja Yoga cannot rise higher. You have to work for Sahaja Yoga, you have to spread it more, you have to work it out, enjoy each other, this brotherhood, everything. All the qualities of a beautiful personality should be there.

Unless and until you achieve that state, then you can only rise higher to that stage which I am describing is a Sahaja Stithi. In that state you will be perfect.

But you must get rid of all these things and today is a day, also of Maha Lakshmi. The first thing is, I think, this madness about money. This should be understood that it’s real madness. Those who are rich have no money. You ask a rich man, he’ll say, “Oh, I have no money.” Why? What is all this? “This is no money”.

You ask the poor man, he has no money. A rich man has no money. So it’s a kind of a greed which is never satisfied, which never helps you. All these little, little things have to first drop out. Then your work should cleanse you. In your work you will know whether you are cleansing or not.

In the work you will know how you are doing your work. Once that is done, then I think I am sure some of you will achieve that state in My lifetime, in your lifetime.

That’s what I want today to tell you, on a Diwali day, that we have to become subtler and subtler and subtler.

We should not be influenced by outside things. Like, the outside thing is that, some sort of a fashion starts. People who follow fashions are stupid. They are like blind mices. Anybody can lead them into anything, now do this, they do it. That, they do it.

So if you try to follow any kind of a thought which is given to us by somebody else, in that thought you’ll completely lose yourself and you’ll become, “I am this, I am Christian, I am Hindu, I am Muslim, I am Muss leman.” Stupidity. You are yourself. You are the Spirit. And when you become the Spirit then you start knowing so much and that knowledge is very important.

This is the gap between a saint and a normal human being, which you have crossed gradually so you know what are the problems of the human beings are and dealing with human beings, you know how to deal with them.

In Sahaja Yoga only the collective consciousness, in modern times, has come. This collective consciousness, also the saints had, but they would not say. They would not say anything. They would not bother.

All right, this fellow has this chakra, let him go to hell. Doesn’t care. It’s not a question of not caring, but not bothered. They were sitting in a state which was just recording, all right. An ugly man goes before the mirror, all right, if a beautiful person goes before the mirror is all right.

In the same way these people start allowing people to pass through but we have to understand, still we have to grow. We have to still grow by working it out. Those people who are working it out and spreading it all over are the ones which are really very much there and to them, I must say, the Paramchaitanya is just their servant.

I have seen people who desire something, it works out. They ask for something, it works out. For that, now, what should we have, is the point.

After getting realization, after getting everything, what should we have that we develop is the faith. Faith in yourself. Faith in that you are the Spirit, that you have the light and you have to enlighten others. This faith when it grows deeper and deeper then you think, oh, what I am. I am the Spirit. If you are the Spirit then this whole nature is with you. I know of some Sahaja Yogis. One of them was a fisherman. He was doing Sahaja Yoga work. He has tremendous faith in Me and somehow he was going to another village to do Sahaja Yoga work. When he came out of his little hut he found it’s all full of clouds, black clouds. So he raised his hand and said, “See now, I’m going for Mother’s work. And you dare not start raining. You keep as you are, hanging there till I finish my work,” you see. Because he was going by boat. And other Sahaja Yogis thought, “What is he talking about?” They all got into the boat, they reached the other village. They gave realization to others, he finished his lecturing, everything, he came back on the shore and he entered his house. When he was closing the door, “All right, so go ahead,” he said. And he managed.

So the complete faith that this Paramchaitanya is like your servant, is all the time waiting there to serve you. Whatever you say will happen. But first you must have complete faith in yourself that you are a Sahaja Yogi.

Even now I find, you see, people have some lust, some sort of a horrible things in them. So first you must be established in Dharma. Dharma, is, as you know, is righteousness. If you are in the righteousness, there’s no question. There’s no question that this Paramchaitanya won’t obey you. But supposing you want today something and it doesn’t work out, then even to get disappointed itself is not a very good thing. Disappointment also is a sign of your immaturity. What is there to be disappointed? Maybe that that was good for you.

Supposing I lose My way. I’m going this way and I lose My way, I don’t know where to go. So I get lost, it’s all right. What is there? Wherever I am, I am there. How can I be lost to Myself. And then what I find, that I had to go that way because I was to meet somebody, I’ve been wanting to meet somebody and meet that person there. Can you imagine? Such things happen with Me, and even if I don’t meet, so what? I was to go that side. I have to leave some vibrations, perhaps. It’s like that.

So once you know that whatever you are doing in command, full command, full faith, actually the whole authority comes to you through your faith which word is satta in Sanskrit, meaning the truth.

The truth gives you the authority. If you have the truth with you, you have the absolute truth with you then you have the authority and the authority is such that that authorizes you, not others, but to you. This authority that you have works and works. I’ve seen with simple Sahaja Yogis, very simple uneducated also, are very powerful Sahaja Yogis, are very powerful Sahaja Yogis. But they have one thing, is faith, complete faith.

Then another word in Sanskrit is titiksha, means patience, suboori – patience. You must have patience. If you don’t have patience, you want immediately something to be done. How will you see the whole thing working out? Many people are extremely jittery and very fast-running. This world is running so fast and you are the ones who have stood out and watching this rat race. You are not one of them. So must have titiksha, means you must have patience. So you must have faith in yourself fully and also patience, how Sahaja Yoga is working out or how this Paramchaitanya is working out.

If it works this way, all right, that way, all right. It is some meaning. If it works this way, there’s some meaning. If it is that way it has some meaning.

Now another thing which is important is the faith in your guru. If you have faith in your guru, Paramchaitanya is kind to you. It’s very helpful. But if you doubt, then Paramchaitanya also doubts you because Paramchaitanya knows you through your guru, whether it is Me or any other real guru, it’s the same. But with Me, of course, because, you know, I’m very forgiving so people start taking liberties. With another guru, you see, he will beat them. He’ll do all kinds of horrible things to you if you are not there. So I’ve told you many stories about the gurus, how they treat – good gurus – their disciples.

But I forgive. I don’t say anything. Let it be, it doesn’t matter. Because I think by leaving them alone only, they will rise and they will come up to this stage. But it happens sometimes that it may work the other way round, that if they are forgiven, then they take it for granted. So the faith in yourself is with patience you watch and do not get disappointed with anything whatsoever. Now, just imagine so many people have got realization, so many saints in this world, have you seen? Yesterday I was surprised the way the French were singing so well. You know, first time I had to take a harmonium to teach them how to sing one line. Half an hour I tried, I couldn’t do. The same French have reached that state of creativity.

You see, all your potential will rise. It will express itself, but be careful not to get into ego about it. Gradually it will flower and others who are surrounding you will get the fragrance of it and they’ll come to Sahaja Yoga. That is the blessing at that time, the blessing of the real Divine will be that you’ll be raised to the state which we call as a perfect, ‘purnattwa’, complete. That completeness will come. But you judge yourself. Are you absolutely one with Sahaj? Are you absolutely dedicated to Sahaj?

Or other things are more important to you than Sahaja Yoga? Then, go ahead.

There is something to be understood very clearly that there’s no competition in Sahaja Yoga. Cannot be. There’s no competition. There’s no envy, there is no back biting, nothing. It is, you are different people. You are saints. Your style is different. You are absolutely above all these things. You cannot be dishonest, you cannot cheat people, you cannot do this. And if you are doing that, even now, then please try to understand that you have still to grow into it. Some big people think they are very high up in Sahaja Yoga. It’s not so, it’s not so. If by thinking what you are, then you are lost. What you have to do is to understand “What have I done? How many people have I given realization, to how many people have talked about it?” People are shy, even, to talk about Sahaja Yoga. I have seen one lady was traveling with Me. Very hot. I said, “Ba, ba who is she, this one? I don’t know.” So she told Me the name of her guru. She said, “My guru is like this, guru like that, like that.” I said, “My God, this heat coming out of this woman and she’s talking so much.” But a Sahaja Yogi will not tell anybody what is Sahaja Yoga. They feel shy. They’ll have a hundred friends, they’ll meet a hundred friends but they will never tell them what Sahaja Yoga is. They’ll be shy to tell them. Ah, they wouldn’t mind going to parties, you see, if the others are drinking they’ll say, “All right, I don’t drink.” But they’ll not say, “I’m a Sahaja Yogi, I cannot drink, by nature I cannot drink.” They will not say that.

So this is the third point, one has to know the announcement. You must have faith in yourself and you must announce. All the saints announced. They were killed for that, you saw how Socrates was given poison. Doesn’t matter. Nobody’s going to kill you now, in these modern times, there’s fundamental rights to exist. So nobody can kill you, take it from Me, but you must announce. And the announcement should be with full faith and understanding about Sahaja Yoga, how important it is.

The purpose is to transform the whole world. With your transformation the whole world transforms. It’s a very complicated thing, otherwise, Sahaja Yoga is extremely complicated because how it works.

The other day, you remember, the mike had failed completely and I was giving the lecture and still I was talking. The mike had failed but everybody was listening to Me. What had happened? Did I enter into the ether? What happened? I don’t know. I didn’t even know that mike had failed. I was thinking there is mike, that the way people were listening to Me, but then they told that half lecture was without the mike. And everybody was absolutely listening to Me.

You see, it is something that one has to wonder and appreciate what things are happening now, where are we going. We are going into the Kingdom of God and all the blessings, all the bliss will be on you.

Then this bliss, knowledge, everything becomes one, nothing but bliss and you are in that state of bliss which you don’t even know, you are just there. The greatest bliss is that you don’t know even anything, you’re just there.

I hope all of you achieve that state with this Diwali being done in Portugal, which is a special place, I think, of Maha Lakshmi because She appeared here as they say and also this swayambu that we have, also is that of Maha Lakshmi face, so I’m sure it will work out for all of you.

It’s a little subtle state I’m talking about but it is, I have to tell you, that one has to rise up to that state and that state is very, very easy to achieve for you. It slowly, gradually it – then you don’t have to do anything, you go into a village and everything would be there.

See, now, what happened. I went to Cairo. Everybody was saluting Me. I was wondering, what has happened to them? I went to Leningrad, thousands came to My program. I asked them, “How did you come to My program?” They said, “It’s obvious from Your face, it’s obvious.” They just saw a small, little advertisement in the newspaper, “It’s obvious that You are Divine.” That should happen. And then you can announce that Sahaja Yoga is the only way, then you can announce. There’s no harm. People feel very shy to say something to their friends and things. And you must know that all of those who you love, who you know, will go to hell or where – they’ll hang in the limbo or what? If you have achieved it you should pull them out also. They may not. They may not be seekers, doesn’t matter now. I think we are finished with the seekers now, must be – we must have people who are not so seeking, it looks like that.

So may God bless you all.

H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi