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Sahastrara Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 5 May 2002.
Today is a very great day I must say, to celebrate Sahastrara, the puja of Sahastrara. It’s a very unique thing that has happened that your Sahastraras were opened out.
There were some very few people in this whole world; there were some Sufis, there were some saints, some other people also in China and all. But very few, very few got their Sahastrara opened out. So whatever they said, or [was] written, was never understood by the people; they actually tortured them, they crucified them and did all kinds of horrible things, because they couldn’t bear somebody getting this Realisation.
So, it’s a very great day because collectively the Sahastrara has been opened. Every one of you have got it; also all over the world you have many people who have got their Sahastraras open; of course we need many more, for them to understand what is this great event of such a collective opening of Sahastrara.
Some have grown very much after getting their Realisation; very much. They have understood Sahaj Yoga very well and they have developed their depth, and their consciousness is really a great awareness of oneness with the Divine. To be one with the Divine is the greatest blessing for human beings.
So far they were human beings at a lower level of existence, and they had all the problems of that level: jealousies, hatred; all kinds of problems that are today – of fighting, of troubling others, destroying others and not loving others. All these problems existed because their Sahastrara was not opened. So our main problem is to open the Sahastrara of the people all over the world; which is very simple, which you can all do it, and it will work better if you do it collectively. If you are collective you can work it out very well. Like that in Sahaj Yoga so many people have come whose Sahastrara was completely opened and they felt their depth.
Firstly, you must feel your depth. If you don’t feel your depth and you are not one with your personality which is so deep, then you cannot enjoy the Self-realisation. First of all you should understand yourself. If you don’t understand yourself, how can you understand other people? You cannot. So first this Sahastrara should be opened out fully: ‘fully’ means complete oneness with the Divine. That is not difficult. Only you have to meditate a little bit and then it will work out. It has worked out in many people I am very happy to see, and meet such people in Sahaj Yoga who have achieved such a lot of collectivity and also the awareness of a realised-soul.
So what is the awareness of a realised-soul? That is what we have to understand today. It’s a very important day, as I said. The awareness is such that you should now know what is happening in this world, and how you can help it. How can you help people to get to this awareness? Unless you have this full, full knowledge about yourself, complete strength about yourself and the confidence, you cannot do it.
Sahastrara Day is to be celebrated just to strengthen your bond with the Divine; so that your consciousness becomes absolutely enlightened, and you see the right point in everything.
It has been in so many countries, I have seen, people have taken to it very, very fast: It’s surprising, in Africa
, which is not supposed to be very developed country. It’s good because thousands have got Realisation. Those who are developed have gone beyond the point of ascent, I think. That must be the point. They have to come back from that developed state to this state from where they can rise. And so the people who have, though got Realisation are not ascending so fast as the people who are not yet so much advanced and modernised. Still it has worked, it has worked in so many people, and so many have got this ascent very well.
But I would say that when you are meditating, also outside, you should develop a state of witness. You should try to find out what is the matter: what’s wrong with you, what’s wrong with others, and how you can help it. Only with your vibrations you can correct so many things in your country, in your family, everywhere. And, as you see now, how Sahaj Yoga is growing, that there’s such a need and such a desire to get Self-realisation.
But only thing, your approach should be full of love and full of understanding. They are coming from the darkness of ignorance and they have to go into the illumined nature of the Divine which can be very bright for them. So, slowly, slowly if you develop this passionate kindness and love for them, I’m sure you can do much more to raise them. No use getting angry with them, because they are so ignorant, they don’t know what they are doing, you see. As Christ has said that, “They don’t know what they are doing.” So what you have to do is to make them understand. Whatever they are doing, whatever they are understanding is still poor. It’s not so much yet expanded as it could have been if they were realised-souls.
Even after Realisation I find people have a problem. They still have the problem of the past life which is finished and is dead; but they still carry on with that. And the consciousness, so much of illumination also doesn’t show what’s wrong with them.
For example, take the case of ego: ego is so developed; in the Western countries where they are so developed the ego has also developed; and they have to find out what’s wrong with them.
This ego comes from certain consciousness that: you have been something great, you are this, you are that, your parents have been great maybe, your property is great or maybe you are occupying a very big position, or anything. It can come from anything. And this consciousness is against your awareness because it’s not true. You are not anything being moulded by these outside things, but you are moulded by your own awareness within yourself.
This awareness has to grow from where? Is to understand: how do we get this ego, from what point. Yesterday I felt there were lots of people who were having a lot of Right Side on them. This Right Side is of no help. It will create problems for you, sickness for you, and also no use having right-sided Sahaj Yogis. So the main thing is to understand the power of love: power of love is the highest and the greatest, and if you can manage somehow or other to give up your anger, give up your greed and also your ego; if you can do that, you can be in Sahastrara.
Now just see the sport of ego. It stops your ascent further. At ego only people get lost, because at ego only they move to the left or to the right and they can go to too much of Right Side, or can go up to the Left Side. They can go to any extreme of these two.
So first of all we have to correct our ego. For this ego, what should we do? For this ego we should watch ourselves and laugh at ourselves. What ego do we have, of what? We are human beings, now have become Divine. And with Divine within us, with this light within us we have to understand that we are a part and parcel of the Divine, just a drop in the ocean of love.
If you can reduce your ego, if you can bring it to the actual sense of your being, then it will work out better. I find, in the West, this ego is very strong; very, very strong. And whatever they do wrong they think is correct, because ego can support you in every way. While, on the contrary, those people who are developing, the countries who are not yet developed, there the problem is not of ego but of superego. That can be corrected. But ego is your own enemy created by you. So you have to fight it, and see for yourself from where it is coming. It might be country-wise, it might be family-wise, it can be from anywhere.
So first of all we must watch out for the ego, if it is Sahastrara [that] we have to enter into.
When I was looking out for a collective happening of Sahastrar opening, I found it was the ego of people which was keeping me down; I had to fight the ego of people. Because I am a woman of a very simple habits, no pride, nothing, so people used to suppress me, say all kinds of things to me. But I understood them because they had ego problem. And once this ego evolves and tries to dominate, we can have Hitlers in this country, we can have all these horrible people all over the world.
So the first thing you should understand: those who have ego, we should not ever subdue to them. Of course you shouldn’t start fighting, but you have faith in yourself that you are people who have got Self-realisation. You are much more powerful than they are.
My powers only work out when you are realised-souls, you’ll be surprised. They work out many things which may not work out with people with ego. Like the other day I heard from Africa that people become invisible suddenly: there was [a] coup d’état and the President is a Sahaj Yogi; he became invisible, nobody could find him. Because they are very much surrendered: they are so much surrendered that they get advantage of my powers. You all should use my powers also, of protection. This protection power is very, very strong especially for people who are very much in Sahaj Yoga, who are very much there. So you must have, first of all, complete faith in yourself that you are Sahaj Yogi. But not the ego. “Sahaj Yogis” means you cannot have ego.
This ego business has come from various sources, you know that, but it has to be cleansed out. Like when the river flows all kinds of dirt, filth flows into it, but when it meets the sea it becomes the sea. In the same way you have to become that. To become the sea, what you have to do is to forget all these tributaries which were coming into you and all these wrong ideas which came to you. It can be from any source. I do not know how to name them because there’s a big list of these sources. People are mad sometimes with this ego.
So main thing is how to watch and witness your ego: how it works, how it spoils your temperament, how it spoils your relationships, how it makes you stupid.
Ego is, first thing it does is to make you very stupid, and you start behaving in such a manner that people start thinking that, “Oh, you are the great, stupidest person ever living!” But it is of no help because if they believe that you are a stupid person, what will happen?
On the contrary if you have the wisdom, if you have that peace, if you have that special temperament of enjoying everything in life and also the collective temperament, it will work out and they will be impressed, because in that light they can see their own stupidity, own falsehood, everything, and they will realise that what they think is not true and, “This gentleman is much deeper than me. What he has got, I haven’t got it.” This is the main thing for all of us.
In Sahaj Yoga we have people who are leaders. That doesn’t mean they become really leaders, but that means that they have a greater depth. If they don’t have, they get out. If they have the depth then they are leaders, in the sense [that] others see them and really enjoy, really enjoy their being there.
So, in everything you can see for yourself, specially, I would say, for the leaders because people see them and they are the ideals for them. For me, they say that “Mother is after all Mother, what can we achieve from Her?” But from the leaders they learn a lesson, and they understand that this is wrong and this is not proper.
First of all you should be a model, models of Sahaj Yoga. And that is what I have been always telling you that get rid of your ego. It’s the worst thing, because first of all it brings anger. You think you are something great and you can do this, you can do that because you are a Sahaj Yogi: it´s not true. On the contrary you become extremely humble, extremely humble, and you do right things. You do not become any more arrogant and also full of anger. Anger departs from you completely, completely. It gives you a balance, it gives you wisdom by which you see what is your job, why are you on this earth, why this energy has come to you, why you are a Divine personality. It’s a very, very great responsibility. You don’t have to look after yourself, no. The Divine will look after you, absolutely: it will protect you, it will look after you, it will do whatever is needed for you.
But in case, in case you have this ego, you shut out yourself from the reality, from the truth, and you become a very hot-tempered and arrogant personality. This has to go away.
Sahaj Yogis are saints; not saints but they are more than saints because they can express themselves better. They have powers in them which they can utilise, which they can show to other people that you are so powerful, that you can manage things much better than what you think. For example, say there’s a problem and the whole world is upset about it. Only thing if you know how to witness it, it will disappear, it will disappear in the whole world. It cannot remain there. So nowadays the world is full of turmoil as you see, full of nonsensical people coming up, full of quarrelsome people. Dominating people are overpowering. At this time if you just see this in the witness state, this will disappear. Because very powerful: you are, very powerful.
But you must know first of all that you must have the equipment to use the power. If you have that equipment within you, you can do it. But with your ego you cannot.
Ego is the greatest hurdle for your ascent. You see that ego is at a place where you have to just cross to go to Sahastrara. And to break Sahastrara is very easy otherwise, but if there is ego, you are already lost in that ego.
So against all this one has to understand that, watch yourself: Is he egoistical? What does he think about itself? Ego is very limited, it makes you limited, and you don’t see the purpose of your life: why have you become a realised-soul. You don’t understand. You just are involved in your own affairs, in your family, in your children, in your something like that, very low. But if you have if you have an egoless temperament then you are very effective, the whole power works.
What I have seen: the power of Sahastrara is so great. In some people it has worked wonders, they have worked it greatly. But because of ego, so many people are still not of that level that we can say they are Sahaj Yogis.
Now as it is I am here to tell you about it. And in those days when these saints came in, nobody was there to guide them, to tell them anything. On the contrary they were so much destroyed by the surroundings, and people never understood why they don’t have any ego, why they are so humble, so they misused. But now you have powers. You must know how to use your powers. But that should not give you by any chance any ego that you have powers. On the contrary, you should be humble. You have power to be humble, and if you can be humble and understand that: these people are not yet realised-souls, they are at a lower level. Still their ego is catching them and they are at a lower level, they have to come up. When you understand that, then you will have not only pity but also understanding about them and a kind of a help will come to you from the Divine that will solve your problems.
I find most of you have problems of very low level sometimes. And then I am surprised, why are you bothered about these problems? You see, you are so powerful. So in Sahastrara you must know what powers are there. There are one thousand powers, one thousand powers within you which are being enlightened. If you can understand that, then you will understand that: what’s the use of having ego, because you have such a lot of powers within you which you have not utilised, which [you] should use, but with the, because of ego you cannot. With love you can. With love you can manage, and you can do a lot. So I would request all of you today to take a vow that, “We’ll have no more chances for our egos. We’ll give it up. We’ll give up our ego.” Because there’s no sense: that’s an obstruction between us. When the Sahastrara wants to work it cannot because of ego obstruction. So better not have ego of anything. You may be a good singer, you may be anything in life, may be some big man or anything what is so-called: [this] has no meaning. What we need today are people who are egoless and who have powers completely flowing in them.
With the opening of Sahastrara all these powers should flow. If the Sahastrara is fully opened, all these powers of love should flow. You’ll be amazed, wherever I go, people just fall in love with me. I don’t know why, I don’t do anything to them; but just they feel my love. That’s what it should be, that people should feel your love and they should know that you are a lovable person.
This is the thing [for which] you are made: a special people, very special, for this whole world’s emancipation. That’s your job, and not otherwise just collecting money and doing all kinds of nonsensical things. You are here for a very, very sensible job which is to raise the Kundalini of people and make them aware of their greatness. Human beings are not created only to war and fight, not created here to play politics and do all dirty tricks. They are not made here to lead a life which is very filthy and dirty. But in this world we are here to do such a great job of God who has created us. So this is possible if you are aware that your Sahastraras are being opened out, and that, in this Sahastrara resides the purity, not all these small little things about which you are worried.
Some people try to take advantage of Sahaj Yoga, thinking that: oh, they can do better, they can have help of others. Nothing of the kind! You can be helped by yourself, you don’t need any help. On the contrary you have to help others. There is no need to expect any help from anyone.
Look at me, I am an ordinary housewife otherwise, but how it has worked all over the world. By what? By just the power of love. Only trouble is that I can use my power of love, while you don’t know how to use; that’s the only problem. If you want to use your power of love, in meditation you can develop that power of love. With that you can capture people, with that you can understand. Their problems are that they are not Sahaj Yogis, they are not the people who are having all the blessings or the connection with the Divine.
Imagine, you are connected with Divine! And Divine is such a great thing which has created this whole universe, created you, and has done all the great jobs. So what are you? You are a part and parcel of that Divine Power, so why not we use our Divine power fully within us with love and with understanding so that you develop this wisdom within you.
This is what is to be told to yourself, that, “We are realised-souls.” This one is something, a special personality, very much special. In this world there are very few people who are realised-souls, but now we have so many, I can see them. But still some problems are there because of our ego.
One should not have ego of anything. Everything is perishable, what is not perishable is Divine love, what is not perishable is Divine personality. All the time you see the saints and all that, though they are dead, people remember them. All their poetry is remembered. Though they could not do much of Sahastrar work, they couldn’t give Realisation to people still because of their personality they are still respected. And people know that these people have been doing marvellous things, miraculous things.
In the same way you can see your own miracles, and you can see for yourself what you are capable of, because now you are connected with the Divine. This is one fact you should know.
Whenever there is danger, whenever there is [a] problem you will say: you’ll be saved. Many have been saved out of you, no doubt, but that is not sufficient. You are saved for what? What is the value of your life? Why are you living? What is the matter? Why God has saved you, given you all this? Because there’s so much to be done for this world. You are the soldiers of truth, soldiers of goodness, and all that is to be done with great courage and understanding about yourself.
So what you have to do is to have Self-knowledge. You have to know about yourself. You must have Self-knowledge: what you are. If that you don’t have, what’s the use of opening the Sahastrara? Self-knowledge doesn’t give you any pride, nothing, but gives you the duty [of] what you have to do, what you have to work out.
It’s not only just for you, Sahaj Yoga, but you are for the whole world – please try to understand. Sometimes we think Sahaj Yoga is there for our betterment, for our good health, this, that – it’s not so. It is for the betterment of others. Your powers are there which you are not utilising. You are still busy I get letters saying that, “This is wrong with us, this is wrong with that.” I mean, why can’t you correct yourself? If you can’t correct yourself, how can you correct others? That’s what it is.
I can see that there’s an understanding going into your understanding: that you are great and you’re not ordinary people. And this has to be practiced and to be used in a manner that will show that you are Sahaj Yogis. You are no less than any, any Sufi or any realised-soul or any saint, no less. But you have powers which they didn’t have, of which they were not conscious, while you have these powers. Try to understand what powers you have.
But by understanding that, you should not have pride about it in anyway; but that’s your job, you have to do it. You are there. And you’ll enjoy it because it is not with ego but [is] egoless work. If you can manage that much, it will be very good.
Now, ego has come down very much, I must say, very much. I hear from people that ego has come down. But sometimes they are still quite funny and fighting and this and that. But despite all that, I must say in this, whatever work has been done on these years, people have worked it out among themselves. So you have to watch yourself and see for yourself: what ego you have, why should you be egoistical.
Some of the people have ego of their country. I mean it’s all mythical. It’s all mythical. What is there? You could have been born anywhere. So you are born in a particular country, you have that ego. And it is something one has to be ashamed of, because your country whatever it is, is not doing very well, is not spiritually equipped, so why should you be so proud of your country? When you will work it out and they will become spiritually equipped, then of course you can have pride in your country, but I don’t see that happening. And so you have to work it out.
And I am also happy to see that so much of Sahaj Yoga is now spread out everywhere. It’s spreading very fast. In countries where I never expected, it’s spreading out.
So there are people everywhere in the world who want to have it. They want to have their Realisation, and they want to know what is beyond this human life. They don’t want to waste their life anymore as human beings; but as super-human beings I should call them, as Sahaj Yogis.
So our ego has to be seen, is to be watched in witness state, how it works and how it tries to dissuade us from the right path of movement. One has to be only careful on that point, because that’s the last centre which has to be opened out. Once it is completely open, you are one with the Divine and your all problems will be solved, because these problems are so frivolous and has no meaning and they’ll go away in no time, as long as you work it out, your Sahastrara.
It’s very nice that today is a very special day with all these three stars coming together, and its special blessing.
If your powers increase, all these people who are very bad, who are trying to capture the society with their political nonsense and all that, they all will disappear. They have no powers, they’ll all disappear. So, first of all, your egoless nature will help, will help everyone.
May God bless you all!