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Sahastrara Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 10 May 1998.
Today, it’s a great day because Sahastrara day and Mother’s day have come together. It’s a very Sahaj happening, I think, and that is what we have to understand, how Sahastrara and the motherhood go together.
Sahastrara was definitely opened and Mother had to do it, because formerly those people who came on this earth tried to teach people about dharma, to bring them to the central path, to the straightforward path of ascent. They tried everything, whatever way They thought was good for a particular community, particular area, particular country. They talked about it and lots of books came out of it, but instead of all these books creating people of religious, spiritual and a united nature, created people who were all against each other. Absurd, it’s an absurd thing, but it happened.
So all these books that were written, all this knowledge that was given, was all misused by human beings, just to get their own power, I should say. So, it was all a power-oriented, also money-oriented game going on. When we see the outcome of all these religions, we feel it’s all empty. They talk of love, they talk of compassion, but it all is for a purpose. It is all a political game sometimes, because they still feel that they should have power, not the spiritual power, but the worldly power, so that they can dominate the whole world. So, this domination started working so much in the human mind that we had lots of wars, killings, all kinds of things. And when it subsided, I felt that now, maybe, opening Sahastrara might help people to see the Truth.
At the level of Sahastrara, you know the Truth. So all kinds of illusions, all kinds of misunderstandings, all kinds of self-imposed ignorance, they all have to disappear, because what you know is the Truth. The Truth is not sharp, it’s not harsh, it is not something which is difficult to assimilate. People thought Truth must be something that would be just very damaging or could be very harsh, could create problems between human beings. It should not have, it should not have, it was not meant to be, but whenever They talked of Truth, the people used it for a wrong purpose. It’s something special about human beings that they start using things for a wrong attitude, for a wrong message and try to use it for their own purpose. It’s such a common thing with human beings that they want to have power over other men.
I have seen in My own country when people wanted to have separate nations. Those people who wanted to have separate nations actually did it not to achieve anything great, but just because they can become those people who wanted, few of them, they’ll become something great in their own country. So they never wanted to be in a country where they may not rise to that height. So then they separated those countries and by separating, I have seen, all these countries are suffering, suffering very much; there is no growth, they have financial problems all kinds of problems are there and also the main country is suffering because they have now developed enmity and all this is working out against the main country.
So, to have a separatist idea itself is against Sahaj. Say for example a flower growing on the tree looks very nice; it develops there, matures there and it produces seeds also. But supposing you cut the flower and take it away, then what happens? The tree loses the flower, no doubt, but mostly it is the loss of the flower. Now, this they did it all of them and when they did it, you see, what’s the result? People who tried to have their own country, their own domain, they were killed, murdered, abused and some of them are in jail.
So the attitude even outside Sahaja Yoga has shown that it doesn’t help. So we must learn to be one. If after Sahaja Yoga, after your realisation, if you do not understand this message that we all have to be one, one single unit, one single body, if we cannot be, if you are identified with other things, then it’s no way you have grown, you have not matured.
Very important point on Sahastrara day one has to understand that all the seven chakras have their peethas in the Sahastrara; all the seven chakras. They are nicely settled down in the midriff of your brain and they act, through that area wherever they are, on the chakras and work it out.
Now, all these seven chakras become one, I should say, or go into unison, complete integration takes place in these centres, because these are governed by these seven main chakras, we can call them – we can call them by any name – and they govern all the others chakras. And because they are in unison, completely integrated, that’s why all your chakras are integrated.
It’s the peethas which are enlightened, I should say, by Kundalini, also blessed by the Divine Power, immediately become integrated, they say that, like pearls in one string. it’s even more than that, it’s more than that. All these peethas within you get integrated in such a manner as if there is no difference in their manifestation. Supposing you have a chakra which is not alright, something wrong, physically, mentally, emotionally, whatever it is: the others chakras try to help this sick chakra and try to evolve a personality of a Sahaja Yogi in a way that he is integrated.
Now, integration within yourself is very important. Unless and until you are integrated within yourself, you cannot be integrated outside and she within yourself integration is such a blessing of Sahaja Yoga that a person who gets this realisation becomes a personality which is above the normal personality. It is not attached to all the negative forces, the destructive forces; it just gives up so many things which normally [are] very difficult to give up.
All these seven chakras that we have within ourselves are then guided by these peethas in a unison; just the help that comes from this unison helps all the chakras to get completely integrated. As it is, we are not integrated because our mind goes on one side, our body goes on an other side, our heart goes on another side, our emotions are different. We do not know which is the right thing to do, what is the best thing to do, but after realisation, in the light of the Spirit, you get the Truth and you know what is to be done.
For example, after Self-realisation, you can judge people on their vibrations, you don’t have to use your brains for that, just on your vibrations, immediately you know what’s wrong with yourself and with others. So, here it is a double correction. One is you see your own being, your own Self, your self-knowledge comes to you. And secondly you can also make out another person, what sort of a thing he is doing. If somebody is not Sahaj and claims to be Sahaj, you can easily find out that he is not Sahaj, his behaviour is not Sahaj. So, best thing is, for all of us, is to get this integration absolutely working out within ourselves. We should not shun it, but we should accept that whatever defects we had, whatever wrong we have been doing, what wrong thinking we had, whatever destructive we had taken to – all this has to disappear because you are Sahaja Yogis.
Sahaja Yogis have a special job to be done; they are not like other people who are just working for money, working for power, working for domination, you are not. You are working in Sahaja Yoga for the emancipation of humanity.
So, whole thing is that, this Sahastrara is a global field where we enter in. We enter into a global field and when we are there, we just become ourselves a global personality. So all these minor things like your race, your country, your religion and all these which are artificial barriers between human beings just drops out and you become a realised soul and you know what is humanity, you understand the humanity. This has to happen in all the Sahaja Yogis when they are together, they should understand that we are not, no more, ordinary human beings. We are special people, chosen for a very special work which is the most important thing to be.
Now, as you know what is going on, in Kali Yuga, I need not describe all that to you. But what is the light of the Spirit, which is going to show you what you can do to remove the ills of Kali Yuga…Starting right from yourself, you just see for yourself with great amusement: what you have been doing was all stupid. You should not have done that but you have been doing, so it’s alright, you can forgive others who are doing it. And you’ll understand that those who have been doing it have been doing all this out of ignorance.
But now you have your Sahastrara open. In the open Sahastrara, you are getting, or, Divine is pouring Its grace all the time. With that reception, with that, we should say, the nourishing of your Sahastrara, what happens is something really great, one thing happens is that you get detached from yourself, you can see yourself, you can see your past, you can understand yourself, that you have been doing so many wrong things and misunderstanding people. This sometimes takes you too far away from yourself, but once this light comes and the Sahastrara is nourished, in that light you see, clearly, what wrong you have been doing to yourself. Then, as a person, you can see your faults, but also you see the faults of your society where you live. I have seen immediately, after people they get their realisation, they start telling Me, “Mother, I was a Christian, but, see, this is Christianity.” Somebody will say, “Mother, I was very patriotic, but I see now what patriotism is.” Like, everybody starts seeing its own background, its own styles, in which he has lived, and just gets out of it. And once you are out of it, it’s no more identified with you.
And it’s such a spontaneous happening. Only thing you have to learn to be spontaneous. And that’s what I find that, in Sahaj, people still, though they are out of this illusion, this ocean of illusion, still, sometimes their one leg is still there in the ocean, still they are pulling it out and pushing it back. That should not be. That is only because people don’t meditate. Now to say, “You must meditate”, people think it is a kind of a ritual or maybe a kind of a style of Sahaja Yoga. No! Meditation is for you to go deep down into yourself, to achieve all that your Sahastrara wants to give you, to achieve that height of detachment, of understanding. It’s only through meditation.
So, what happens in meditation is that your awareness crosses over Agya, goes above and it’s now stationed in the Sahastrara, in thoughtless awareness. Then the reality of Sahastrara, the beauty of Sahastrara starts pouring in your own character, in your own temperament. Unless and until you meditate – not meditate just to get well or just to feel that, “I must meditate” – but meditation is very important for all of you, that you develop your Sahastrara in such a manner that you imbibe the beauty of your Sahastrara.
If you don’t use your Sahastrara in this way, after some time you’ll find that Sahastrara will close down, you’ll have no vibrations and you’ll have no understanding of yourself. So, very very important thing is to meditate. I can immediately make out a person who has been meditating and the one who has been not meditating; because a person who does not meditate is, still, thinks that, “Oh, it’s alright, I am doing this, I am doing that.” Meditation is the only way you can enrich yourself with the beauty of reality. There’s no other way, I cannot find any other way but meditation by which you rise into the realm of Divinity.
For example I would say that Myself whatever I have done is this, that I have been able to find out a method how to give you Self-realisation to masses. But it doesn’t mean that if I give to masses, they are all Sahaja Yogis, no. You must have seen, whenever you have your programmes, people get realisation when I am there and they come to programmes for a while and then they drop out. The reason is – they have not meditated. If they had meditated, they would have known what is their quality, what are they. Without meditation you don’t understand what is best for you.
So, today is a day when you have to promise Me that you’ll meditate every night, every evening, maybe in the morning also. Whenever it is possible, if you can go into meditative mood, you are in contact with this Divine Power. Then whatever is good for you, whatever good for your society, for your country, all is done by this Divine Power. You don’t have to overpower the Divine Power. You don’t have to order, you don’t have to ask; just if you meditate, you are one with this All-pervading Power which is another great blessings to us.
Unless and until your Sahastrara is opened, all the blessings of the Divine Power cannot come to you, it cannot. Maybe you might get some money, you might get some jobs, you might get this and that, but your own development is only possible when you meditate and your Sahastrara is completely open and open to Truth. Now, the Truth is that this Divine Power is compassion, is love. This is the Truth. They say God is Love, God is Truth. So the equation has to be made that Truth is Love and Love is Truth. But it’s not a truth that as you have for your own children, you have for your family; attached.
Attached love is not the Truth. If you are attached to somebody, then you never see the bad points of that person; if you are angry with somebody, then you can never see the good points of that person. But it’s a complete detached love. And that love is extremely powerful, because whenever you project that love to anyone, you’ll be surprised, the problems of that person will be solved, his personality will improve, everything will work out in a very big way and his life will be changed. But if you are attached to anything whatsoever, that attachment itself causes problems and doesn’t allow Sahaj to grow. This attachment could be any kind: for example, you can be attached to your country, attached to your society, attached to your family, it can be of any kind, but when Sahastrara is open, you learn one thing is detachment. It just happens that you get detached, though, I mean, you are not running away.
As it is, in Sahaja Yoga, we don’t believe in people who run away from society and go to Himalayas, all that I call them as ‘escapicism’. That is not the point. What happens is that you are there, you see everyone, you watch everyone, you know everyone, you are close to everyone, but you are a detached person. It’s a state of mind that you achieve when Sahastrara is open. In that state, you are dealing with people, you are dealing with problems, you are dealing with situations, but you are not involved in it, there is no involvement. And that involvement which you had before can never give you complete insight what is happening, what is the Truth is; about any situation.So, this detachment helps you.
The greatest thing of the detachment is that you are not affected. No use saying that, “Oh, You are not affected, Mother, so how can You feel for another person? How can You have compassion for another person?” Because if you feel for another person, then only you can solve the problem. But this feeling that you have is again a kind of an attachment. It is not a real feeling, because it doesn’t help. The person is crying, you are also crying, the person is troubled, you are also in trouble and this does not help that person, nor will it help you. So to have detached, in no way means you do not feel the another person – you do feel. You feel the agony of that person, the trouble of that person, of the whole society sometimes, and of the whole country. But that your feeling is so detached that the All-Pervading Power takes over.
First we must have full faith in the capability of this All-Pervading Power. As soon as you are detached, you say, “You do it.” Finished! Once you say that, “You are going to do it, it’s You who is going to do it!”, whole thing changes completely, because you transfer all your responsibilities, all your problems to this Divine Power, which is so powerful, which is so capable, which can work out anything. So, whenever you think that this problem, you are going to solve, you are the one who is going to do it, then alright, the Divine Power says, “Alright, try your luck!” But if you can really put this problem to the Divine Power, it will work out.
We have all kinds of problems in Sahaja Yoga, specially when we find that people are not so much attracted to Sahaja Yoga, they are few in number, then you feel very bad about it. But have you tried to meditate on this point? And have you tried to put this problem to the Divine Power? Why should we worry when we have Divine Power available through our Sahastrara? Why should we worry, why should we think about it? Just leave it to the Divine Power. If that is possible, if that you can achieve, you see, which is very difficult for human beings because they live with their ego, they live with their conditionings. But if that attachment to all these things goes away, then what you do is just leave things to this Power.
Krishna has said in His Gîta ki, “Sarva dharmanam parityaja, mamekam sharanam vraja” – “Forget about all your dharmas.” dharma means in His meaning that we have a dharma of a wife, of a husband, of a member of the society, all of them have their dharma, but He says, “Leave them and leave them to Me and I’ll manage.” This is it, we have to learn, is to say that, “It’s this Divine Power which will solve our problems.” As human beings, it is a very difficult state and this state only can be achieved through meditation. But I am not saying that you go on meditating for hours altogether, not necessary. But with full faith in yourself and in the Divine Power, if you work it out, I am sure, it’s not difficult to rise to that state of consciousness.
That is what we have to achieve. It’s possible for men as well as for women. They don’t have to think, “How can we, Mother, do it after all?” You see, all such people are not good for Sahaja Yoga. Those who have diffidence about themselves cannot do anything, but those who are surrendered, and those who think they can do it, can manage all this transfer of their power to the Divine Power. Just put it on the Divine Power. Now, supposing I have a car which can drive Me down. So, if I have a car, then I don’t put bullocks on it, I don’t push My car, I just sit inside and use it. In the same way, if you have this great power around you, if your Sahastrara is absolutely, completely submerged in it, then you’ll be amazed how things work out for yourself.
I will give you an example of a Sahaja Yogi, he’s no more now. He was a fisherman, ordinary fisherman, but also he was educated, so he was working in a bank. This one was going one day to do some Sahaja Yoga work and he had to go by boat. So, when he came out, he saw the whole place was clouded and it was about to burst out into a big havoc. So, he got very much perturbed about it that, “What is this?” Immediately- his Sahastrara was so open and good – immediately he said, “Now, I leave it to this Divine Power to stop all these things happening. I don’t want it to rain and to have any problem till I come back home and go off to sleep.” “And it was surprising,” people told Me that, “Mother, the clouds and everything were there all throughout, but it did not rain, it did not do anything and there was no chaos of any kind.” He went to another island where he had to go, he did Sahaja Yoga and came back. And then when he went to sleep, then only, everything started pouring down.
So, nature, everything, every leaf, every flower, everything is worked out through the Divine Power. So, we should not have our ego that we can do something ourselves, we can manage ourselves. Once you have that kind of a thing, you are not yet that much developed, you are not that much grown up in Sahaja Yoga. But to grow in Sahaja Yoga should not be difficult for you, because you have guidelines. Those people who got their realisation, very few of them like Sufis and we had some saints in India, all of them, how much they must have struggled! Nobody to guide them, nobody to help them, nobody to tell them about what they can achieve and despite that, they were very satisfied people, very happy people and they worked it out so well. They saw the whole world with another angle as you can also see. But they were not upset and they had such self-confidence, they had such knowledge of their own that they achieved through their meditative process and the way they have written books, some of them are so great. It’s very surprisingly how they have achieved these great verses, such full of knowledge. One cannot understand that they had no guidance, nobody was to tell them. But one thing with them was that they always tried to look after their Sahastrara.
Now one thing is there, obstructing Sahastrara is the movement of your Agya into thoughts. That’s the only thing, that’s the only thing that stops your entry into Sahaja Yoga. Thoughts are coming all the time, because a human being is born who reacts to everything, react to this and react to that. Then the thoughts come in and thoughts go. There’s a big crowd of thoughts. Because of that, your attention cannot cross over Agya and can’t reside in the Sahastrara.
So first of all one should see, ki (that) what sort of thoughts are coming. You have to condemn yourself sometimes. You have to say, ”What nonsense! What have I been doing? What’s the matter with me? How could I do all that?” Once you start doing that, these thoughts will start disappearing.
These thoughts are coming from two angles, one from the ego and another from your conditionings and these are so much built up within you that they don’t allow your Agya to be crossed. That’s why we have two bija mantras of “hum’, ‘kshum.” First one is, when it is conditioning, you are endowed with this kind of a fear: “I shouldn’t do like this, I shouldn’t do like that, it’s not allowed, that is not allowed.” That’s the conditioning part of it. Conditioning can be of many types, but the ego part of is that,“I must overpower everybody, I must get this, I must be able to rule everyone.” These two things are there in the mind which are all the time crossing over.
So, it is important that we should go into thoughtless awareness and that thoughtless awareness is the real way that your Sahastrara can be nourished by the Kundalini. Because Kundalini cannot go through, cannot pass through. And for that, as I said, there are two bija mantras, is, one is ‘Hum’ another ‘Kshum’. So, if you are conditioned, you are frightened, you are afraid and you had ideas about yourself… These days the way the people are describing, they’ll say, “ I am an extrovert!” , somebody will say, “I am an introvert”, somebody will say, “I am a hippy, I am that, I am that.” All kinds of things they can have attributed to themselves.
But these ideas are all coming from outside, they are not from inside. To get to the inner side of yourself, the subtler side of your being, you must allow the Kundalini to go through the Agya and to cross the Agya is a very important thing in modern times and for that you have to meditate. If you can meditate with complete faith in yourself, this Agya can be opened out – with surrendering to the Divine. You have to surrender yourself to the Divine and when this Agya opens, you’ll be amazed, your Sahastrara is just waiting to transfer, to give you all the help that you need through the All-Pervading Power. Your connection of Sahastrara with the All-Pervading Power is established and by that you’ll be amazed how all these seven chakras work for you, how they help you, how they try to give you whatever is the real knowledge about everything!
This real knowledge that you get is very joy giving. You can see this real knowledge in everything. You don’t have to start reading any book about it. In every situation and in every person, in every flower, in every natural happening, you see clearly the hand of the Divine.
Once you see the hand of the Divine, your ego starts disappearing. Once you say that: “It’s You, You do everything.” Kabira has said something great about this, He said that: When the goat is alive, it goes on saying: “I, mai, mai, I am, I am.” But when it is slaughtered and its intestines are made into strings, which are used for cleaning the cotton, then it says: “Tu hi, tu hi,” “You are, You are, You are.”
You see, in this symbolic way, they have suggested that you have to become dissolved into this Divine Power. It’s the Divine Power that does everything,“What am I? I was just a drop and I fell into this Ocean of Awareness, of the Divine Power and that is taking over and working it out.” That will help you a lot to be a great Sahaja Yogi. You develop curing powers, but still you are not proud of it. You develop of course awakening powers, you are not proud of it; you develop so many creative powers and you are not proud of it. You become really very, very creative, extremely creative.
But the greatest thing happens to you [is] that you become a global personality. So you start seeing the problem of every country, of every other nation, where they have problems. But these problems when you see, you don’t see like other people, because others may like to use it for their own purpose, maybe for media, maybe for something. What you want to see is that these problems are solved.
You see, your powers are so great with this kind of a mind, I would say, which is dominated completely by the Divine Power that, whatever disturbs you, immediately is taken over and It starts working out.
Many, many problems have been solved by Sahaja Yoga, and also they can be solved on a very universal level, if you are a global person. If you are a global person, then what happens is that you become a, sort of a, vehicle or you can become like a channel for this Divine Power to act, because you are purely a global personality; not attached to this, attached to that, but a pure Sahaj personality, which can be used by this Divine Power very easily.
For that, as I told in the afternoon also, that we have to be careful about few things that we have. Firstly anger. Anger is the worst thing that we have. Angry for what? There is people who talk like that: “I was very angry.” They are proud of their anger. Anger is the sign of complete stupidity, absolute stupidity. There’s no need to get angry with anyone because by anger you don’t solve the problem.
With anger you spoil yourself. With anger you do in your own nature. With anger you really spoil the situation. So no use having any anger about anything. But if anything happens that angers you, you should settle down and see for yourself why is it wrong, why is it disturbing you. Your seeing itself will help this problem to be solved.
You must, first of all, realise that you are a special personality, that your Sahastrara has been opened out to this all Divine Power, as if you have entered into the realm of Divinity. You are a great guest in that Great Court of Divine domain. You are not an ordinary person.
And so, once you understand why you have Sahaja Yoga and why you have got realisation, is that there’s something special. But that should not give you any ego. It’s not for ego that you have to have this. But it’s for understanding that you have to play into the hands of the Divine. It is, this play is something I could explain like this, that, if you are, supposing, an artist, then in the hand of an artist is the brush and the brush never thinks that it is doing anything. It is the artist who is doing everything. In the same way, when you are one with the Divine Power, you just feel, “I’m not doing anything. It’s the artist who is doing. It’s the artist who is managing,” And who is the artist? Is this Divine Power which loves you, which cares for you, which looks after you, which absolutely is identified with you.
You’ll be surprised, I have got so many letters from people – how Sahaja has helped them, how at the right moment they got the help, at the point of complete destruction, how they were saved. So many people have written to Me. But I’m not surprised, because if you are one with the Divine, It looks after you. It has all the powers, all the powers. Only one power it doesn’t have to control you. If you want to ruin yourself, It gives you freedom, complete freedom, if you want to ruin yourself, “Ruin!”. If you don’t want to accept Divine Power, “Alright, don’t accept!” It’s a complete freedom to do what you like with yourself. That is one thing It has given and that’s why you must curb down that freedom and respect the Divine Power.
Today is…I like the day when it is the Mother’s, I should say, Mother’s Day also. Because I think only a Mother can work it out that way. One has to have a lot of patience with people. What I have seen with all these great incarnations who came, They just disappeared, in a very short time They lived, very short time. Somebody was crucified about 33 years of age, somebody took a samadhi at 23 years of age, because I think They couldn’t bear the way people were stupid. They couldn’t see the point that they could do something for human beings. They lost their confidence, I think, or maybe that They thought, “It’s useless to work for these people.” Like that, They took a position that- is better to disappear.
But Mother’s position is different. She’ll go on struggling and fighting for Her child. She’ll fight it out to the last to see that the child gets all the benefits and this patience and this love and this forgiveness is innately built-in in a mother, because Her attitude is very different. Not any achievement, not any big name or what you call a sort of an award or anything. It is just She does it because She is a Mother. And that is what is the sign of any mother, if she is a real mother, at least for her own children, she will go all out, she will work out everything for day in day out and to save the child from disaster. But Sahaja Yoga is a much bigger family and for that you really had to be worked out through the Mother’s principle. You cannot take any other principle.
Like there were very great warriors we had and they have done a great job also and they have worked out as warriors. Then we had some who were very sacrificing. All kinds of people they were. They worked very hard to establish dharma in people, but they could not. I thought of one thing, that – no use establishing dharma. First of all give them realisation, when in the light of the Spirit they see what’s wrong, they become dharmic automatically, so best way is to do that. Not to force dharma on them. Because [if] you put dharma on them, they don’t know how to bear it, they can’t digest. So this will be the best way is to just make them aware of their Spirit. Once the light of the Spirit comes, in the light they see everything clearly, then no problem is there. And that’s why this Mother’s quality is very helpful.
I mean in every country there has been a manifestation of the Mother Principle, in every country and it has been depicted and said, but later on, it was taken over by people who didn’t want to talk about Mother because they couldn’t justify themselves the way they were behaving. So they said best is not to talk of the Mother. Also those who were very much advanced people, very matured, who were really incarnations, did talk about the Mother all the time, but still talk was talk. Now, this has to [be] worked out as a Mother has to work.
So, in your own way, when you are doing Sahaja Yoga, there also you have to be a mother. More mother’s quality than the father’s quality, that there’s no ambition, there’s no competition, there’s no jealousies, nothing. Just you want your children to come up and to grow into their spirituality. If that is the only attitude we have then you’ll be amazed how satisfied you’ll feel, because this is a very, very joy-giving thing, to see people growing in spirituality. Not only talking about it, not only reading about it, but actually happening, actualising within yourself. So this quality is very helpful and that really helps every Sahaja Yogi to be patient, to be kind, to be humble.
But you have to correct also. But there’s a way of correction of another person, of people who are coming not from the divine world but from the normal world, so it’s a difficult task to correct them. Some people are so hot-tempered they can’t bear it – doesn’t matter, you have to forgive them. But, best is to concentrate on people who are simple, who are loving, who are affectionate and then gradually all these complicated people, also, will join.
Your way of dealing with others has to be motherly. The motherly relationship has to be there. I was surprised that in the Western literature I don’t find any description of a child and a mother’s relationship. It’s very surprising. There’s no, no description at all, how the mother sees the child, how he walks, how he falls down, then how he gets up and how he talks. All kinds of beautiful things are described, but not in the Western countries. I don’t know, they never saw this point I think, that is very important that to describe the attention of the mother: how she is loving, how she is kind, how she tolerates so much nonsense and how she keeps it in, as a, sort of a, forgiving thing. Not just to use it against the child or to trouble. Sometimes you have to correct, you have to tell, but at the right time, at the right place if they are told, the child also sees the point whatever is there.
The first most convincing thing is the affection and the love of the mother. She goes on forgiving and giving that assurance that, “I have a mother, nothing can happen to me,” and this assurance works very well. But the same assurance you have to give to other Sahaja Yogis who are getting realisation from you. Let them feel that you are not angry with them. They are stupid, I know, they are sometimes violent. I’ve gone through all kinds of people, but only thing that has worked is pure love. Pure love has no attributes of expecting something. You just give love and try to improve that person with full attention. But in divine work, you don’t have to get attached to that person.
Supposing there’s somebody who is not up to the point, is also troublesome, gets angry with you, annoyed, insults you and everything: so, forget it, they are many others. There’s no need to run after one person, to get attached to that person or to make them fame. Now, main thing is that I feel always the Sahaja Yogis always feel that I am their own, which is a fact. Whether I talk to you, whether I meet you or whatever it is, you have to know that I’m your Mother and any problem you have, you can always tell Me. But sometimes the way people tell Me problems also, I feel how low they are. Their mentality is so low. What are they asking Me? Supposing you go to some king and ask him for, say, half a dollar, then what will the king say? “What is the matter with this person? He doesn’t know what he should ask for!”
In the same way, one feels that way that when you are asking anything to your Mother, it should be of some value, some great value. It should have the value of complete satisfaction. When you ask for something, it should give you complete satisfaction. But I have seen people asking for this thing, for that thing. I mean it’s to such an extent that I sometimes feel, “Oh God, how am I getting all these people around Me who are desiring something very low, very mean, insipid!” But if you are one with the Sahastrara, then Sahastrara itself works; It will bring you contact with people, in contact with such people that you are amazed how It works.
I went to Turkey and My experience of Turkey has proved that beyond doubt. I never expected, but the Turkish people of all the people of the world have taken to Sahaja Yoga just like a windfall! I can’t understand how they have accepted Me. And there were at least 2000 people in the follow-up and people were finding it impossible to get them round and tell them and when they had very close meetings also they had so many people and they continued to be there. Now, maybe that is a very disturbed country, with fundamentalism very much working out, but everywhere, every country has problems and, has we should say, a kind of a very destructive image.
Every country has. But in some countries, I don’t know how it sparks and once they become Sahaja Yogis, no problem. It’s no problem about anything if they are Sahaja Yogis, you see, you don’t have to tell them, they themselves work it out, they understand it, what is it. Like we have every country which has problems, which has people who are not of a very great level, who are not great seekers. Maybe in some countries, I feel those who were great seekers are lost; like England, I feel that all the seekers are lost by drugs, hippyism, all nonsense. America is the worst of all, which is so much lost into wrong seeking. And it’s difficult to find people there who have right seeking.
Gradually it is working out, but still, I must say we should not think of any one particular country where Sahaja Yoga is not working out so much or in some place is not working out so much. It is what we have to think globally that Sahaja Yoga is growing and you are part and parcel of that society which is Sahaja Yoga. It’s a very rare society which they never had. There are one or two Sufis here and there, one or two realised souls here and there who only suffered. All their lives they were tortured, nobody looked at them.
I had great hopes about Maharashtra, but I’m so disappointed, because they tortured all these great saints all throughout, you know, so badly, in such a mean manner that I think they are still paying for it, and despite the fact I would have done so much work there, what I feel is that their karmas are not good, because they still, I would say, it’s a rotten country, it’s becomes so rotten. You can see that, the way people are behaving and whole thing is so bad, though Sahaja Yoga is there, no doubt, but I wouldn’t say it is of that level as it is in the North, North of India, very surprising, North Indians never knew anything about Sahaja Yoga. They were not such religious people like that, but how the North people have taken to Sahaja Yoga is very surprising.
So, you can’t say where the light will show, just can’t say. And wherever it shows we should accept, wherever it doesn’t show we should not feel bad about it. What can you do? You cannot sort of break their heads for Sahastrara, (laughing) their Sahastrara has to be opened out and with your motherly love, with your motherly understanding, I am sure you can do it. May not be to the same extent in every country, but I’m sure as I feel that, maybe, the punyas of these great saints will work and maybe wherever I felt little bit disappointed, I feel that all these places will work out and Sahaja Yoga will grow. But first and foremost is your Sahastrara.
Only your Sahastrara can reflect the light of the Divine. So, your Sahastrara is extremely important. You must meditate to enrich your Sahastrara, to cure it, to make it completely nourished by the Kundalini. There’s no need to do many rituals, but meditation and also little bit of taking bandhan, even now, today, is necessarily, I think, when you go out, because still Kali Yuga is working its own pangs and Satya Yuga is trying to come out.
We are the ones who are going to support, look after the Satya Yuga and that’s why the Sahastrara opening is very, very important. It’s very important and those who want to grow should meditate every day, whatever time you may come home, maybe in the morning, maybe in the evening, any time.
But you will know that you are meditating when you can get into thoughtless awareness, then you will know. Your reaction will be zero. Look at something, you will just look at it. You won’t react, because you are thoughtless. You won’t react. When that reaction is not there, then everything, you will be surprised, is Divine, because reaction is your Agya’s problem.
Once you are absolutely thoughtlessly aware, you are one with the Divine. So much so that Divine takes over every activity, every moment of your life and looks after you and you feel completely secured, one with the Divine and enjoy the blessings of the Divine.
May God bless you!
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi