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Guru Puja. Dollis Hill Ashram, 8 de julio de 1979.

Hoy es el día del Guru Purnima, el día de la luna llena, por eso se llama Purnima. El gurú debe ser como una luna llena. Esto significa completamente crecido, completamente maduro.

Hay 16 kalas o fases de la luna, y cuando llega el completo Purnima, el día de luna llena, todas las 16 fases están completas. Sabéis también que en el chacra Vishuddhi hay 16 sub-plexos. Cuando se describe a Krishna como el Virata, se Le llama Sampurna, la encarnación completa del aspecto de Vishnu, porque tiene las 16 fases completamente manifestadas.

Así que el número de hoy es el 16. Seis más uno, siete.

Entonces tenemos que entender la importancia del gurú. ¿Por qué deberíamos tener un gurú cuando tenemos a Dios? Tenemos a la Shakti, así que ¿por qué deberíamos tener un gurú? ¿Cuál es la necesidad de tener un gurú? Gurú significa “el peso”, el peso. Nosotros tenemos nuestro peso de las fuerzas magnéticas de la gravedad de la Madre Tierra. Así que gurú significa gravedad, la gravedad en una persona. ¿Por qué necesitamos un gurú? Porque conocer a Dios es fácil, especialmente en Sahaja Yoga, ser uno con Él. En cuanto obtenéis vuestra Auto-Realización en Sahaja Yoga, el moderno Sahaja Yoga, inmediatamente pasáis a estar autorizados para dar la Realización a otros. Se decía que un gurú es la persona que os hace encontraros con el Divino. Eso no es cierto, porque cualquier persona Auto-Realizada en Sahaja Yoga puede subir la Kundalini y dar la Realización a los demás, inmediatemente después de haber tocado o abierto el Sahastrara. Pero normalmente un alma Realizada no puede hacerlo. Cualquier alma nacida Realizada no puede hacerlo por sí misma, tiene que tener Mi autorización, como sucede hoy.

Por eso se decía que un gurú es una persona que os hace encontraros con Dios; él sube vuestra Kundalini y os hace uno con Dios. Porque en aquellos tiempos, en los que los gurús eran Auto-Realizados, cuando eran Auto-Realizados, tenían la autoridad y el poder de subir la Kundalini sólo después de haber alcanzado un gran estado de evolución, de completa purificación y desapego.

Así que no era posible para las personas dar la Realización simplemente cuando tocaban el estado Realizado. La mayoría de los gurús de los tiempos antiguos empezaban primero purificando a la gente. Lo primero era purificarlos, uno a uno, subir su Kundalini, llevarla a cada chacra y después darles la Realización. Era todo una técnica diferente. Podéis decir que era una técnica como de carro de bueyes.

Por eso se daba un mantra para un chacra particular en el que había un problema, donde la Kundalini se estaba parando. Porque algunos solían tardar hasta incluso unos diez años en un chacra. Conozco algunos que han estado trabajando en el Agyna hasta 10 y 20 años. Pero vosotros sabéis que en Sahaja Yoga lo limpiamos así de sencillo. Eso tiene que ver con vuestro guna particular.

Así que la primera concepción de una persona que os hace encontraros con Dios es el gurú. Hemos debido de avanzar mucho, porque ahora para vosotros es un juego de niños subir la Kundalini y hacerles uno con el Divino. Pero todavía no os convertís en gurús según la terminología de Sahaja Yoga. Incluso si tenéis vikalpas, dudas sobre Sahaja Yoga, todavía podéis subir la Kundalini. Incluso si vuestra chitta, vuestra atención, no está limpia, todavía podéis. Es la pura verdad. ¿Cómo ha funcionado así, tan hermosamente?

Diría que ha funcionado en esta coyuntura, quizá después os lo diga. Pero es el puro Divino, que no está contaminado por cualquier estado en el que podáis estar. Está fluyendo el absolutamente puro Divino. Antes con otros fue diferente, tenían que purificarse, limpiarse. Como instrumento sois perfectos, pero como gurús no.

A pesar de cualesquiera que sean vuestros defectos, o cualquier cosa que os falte, subís vuestras manos y la Kundalini vibrará a vuestra disposición. En vuestros dedos va a vibrar un tremendo poder. Podéis preguntar a cualquiera, y os dirán que están sorprendidos y celosos de vosotros. No pueden entender cómo podéis ser instrumentos perfectos subiendo vuestros dedos, porque habéis sido creados por alguien muy perfecto.

Pero no sois gurús perfectos, eso tenemos que entenderlo. Y por eso necesitáis un gurú para deciros los preceptos.

Como os he dicho, gurú significa gravedad. No podéis decir dónde está el eje de la Madre Tierra. No podéis verlo, quiero decir que no se ve, no podéis sentirlo. Pero dicen que hay un eje sobre el cual gira la Madre Tierra. Es una energía, una energía sobre la que gira la Madre Tierra. De la misma manera vosotros tenéis un eje, que es vuestro Shusumna, que os da la gravedad.

Lo primero importante para un gurú es que vuestro punto de gravedad es uno, todo se centra sobre la gravedad. Hasta que vuestra atención no esté completamente fijada en ese punto de gravedad, que se llama “dhruva”, en ese punto fijo, no podéis convertiros en gurú. Así que la gravedad en vosotros viene limpiando vuestra atención, viendo dónde va vuestra atención. ¿Cómo alcanzáis vuestro punto de gravedad o cualquier cosa que tenga un punto de gravedad? ¿Cómo lo descubrimos? Seguimos equilibrándonos y cuando el equilibrio es perfecto, entonces decimos que ese es el punto de equilibrio.

De la misma manera, vuestra atención debería mantener vuestro punto de gravedad en completo equilibrio. Así que lo primero es que deberíais ser equilibrados. Pero una persona equilibrada no es una persona fija. No es rígida. Pero una persoan desequilibrada es una persona que corre de aquí para allá. Incluso después de venir a Sahaja Yoga sigue corriendo detrás de esto y detrás de lo otro. Una persona así no puede lograr mucho. Corregid en Sahaja Yoga vuestro punto de gravedad, vuestro punto de equilibrio.

Esto es mucho más importante que hacer cualquier otra cosa. Lo primero corregid vuestro punto de gravedad, entonces os sorprenderá que cualquier cosa que veáis aparte de Sahaja, bajo la luz de Sahaja Yoga, os daréis cuenta de cómo se relaciona con Sahaja Yoga y con vuestro punto de gravedad.

Pongamos que va en contra, aún así veréis dónde está en contra. Si está a favor, veréis dónde. Por ejemplo, si leéis libros inmediatamente sabréis qué es verdad y qué no. Pero si no tenéis ese punto fijo o no lo habéis logrado, entonces os desviaréis a un lado o a otro. Cualquier cosa puede atraeros, podéis desviaros de la verdad. Así lo primero de todo ese punto ha de ser fijado en nuestro interior.

Podéis llamarlo “Dhruva pada”, es la posición del punto fijo de la Kundalini desde el cual entendemos que todo se emite desde ahí. Todo se controla desde ahí, la luz de nuestro interior con la que vemos lo que es la oscuridad y lo que es la realidad. Pero todo esto de incluso glorificar y decir todos los nombres y cantar todo, no tiene sentido hasta que no desarrolléis esa disciplina. La disciplina es el “sthai bhav” o podéis llamarlo la “emoción de la permanencia” del “guru seva”, es decir, del convertirse en gurú.

Debéis disciplinar vuestro cuerpo, disciplinar vuestra mente, disciplinaros a vosotros mismos. En Sahaja Yoga es algo sencillo de tener, quiero decir que simplemente sois la colectividad, pero no sois un gurú. Así que ¿cómo os disciplináis a vosotros mismos?

Algunos dicen que tienen un cuerpo difícil. Entonces tienen que solucionarlo y conseguir un cuerpo apropiado. Moldead vuestro cuerpo. Esto no es torturar vuestro cuerpo sino dominarlo. Por ejemplo, Yo no os diría que fueseis a sentaros en el agua del frío hielo. Esto es equivocado, así os congeláis y se estropean los huesos. Pero debéis hacer todo lo necesario para daros un cuerpo flexible y que pueda vivir bajo cualquier circunstancia. Por supuesto tenéis que enfrentaros un poco a vosotros mismos diciéndoos que debéis ser capaces de sentaros en el suelo apropiadamente, que debéis ser capaces de dormir en el suelo apropiadamente. No deberíais tener problemas en hacer estas cosas. Tenéis que disciplinaros.

Sahaja Yoga es una verdadera bendición, pero a veces puede ser un disfraz de bendición. Si dais las cosas por sentadas, os desviaréis. No iréis muy lejos. De manera que el cuerpo ha de ser tal que ha de poder llevar una gran carga sobre sí mismo, debería poder trabajar mucho. Sois vosotros mismos los que decidís sobre vuestro propio cuerpo. Mirad los cuerpos de los gurús, ¿cómo son? Yo trabajo mucho con Mi cuerpo. Trabajo durante muchas horas. Puedo mantenerme despierta durante muchas horas. Nunca diré, ni siquiera una sola vez, que Mi cuerpo no es bueno. Es una cosa muy buena que tengo. Pero también es una gran tapasya, penitencia. Una tremenda penitencia, porque es un cuerpo humano que tiene que cumplir una misión, ya sabéis que en el tiempo de Rama, Él tuvo que caminar descalzo todo el tiempo. Era un rey y tuvo que vivir en una cabaña.

Así que no estéis dominados por lujos y comodidades. No digo que torturéis innecesariamente vuestro cuerpo, esta no es la cuestión en absoluto. Porque siempre tengo que daros una idea de equilibrio. Pero no miméis vuestro cuerpo de manera que no se convierta en una carga para vuestra penitencia. Mantened vuestro cuerpo limpio. Respetar vuestro cuerpo. Y estará muy contento al saber que lo dedicáis para un buen propósito.

Hay una palabra hindú, la llamamos “bhaitak”. No sé si existe en inglés. Pero “bhaitak” significa el poder de sentarse. Esa es la gravedad. ¿Cuánto tiempo podéis sentaros en una postura? ¿Cuál es vuestro “bhaitak”? Como con cualquier estudio u otra cosa, os preguntarán: “¿Cuál es vuestro bhaitak?” “¿Tienes el bhaitak?” Es el poder de estar sentado en un sitio. ¿Cuánto tiempo podéis estar sentados contínuamente? Así es cómo juzgáis vuestra gravedad. Hasta que no tengáis “bhaitak”, no podéis ser un gurú.

So the body is to be brought round properly. It has to be sublet. There’s no question of becoming thin or fat but the body should be such that you should be able to use it for your purpose as a guru. Sometimes, you will find you can’t sleep on the ground. When you sleep on the ground 3-4 days, your body will be very happy. It will pain 1 or 2 days, it will pain. But do not insult your body.

See the other side of the situation – we don’t take our bath, we don’t keep ourself all right. Then we are insulting our bodies. Look after it. You may have to look after its softness, gentleness of the body. Treat it with respect. By becoming barbaric you are insulting your body. So the body is very important. This is made of five elements. And all these five elements within us, as gurus, has to be sparkling.

I can go on like this but now you think about it. You think what have you to do with your body. How you are going to use five elements within your body to cleanse them, make then beautiful so that your light sparkles. The gravity comes to you in your body this way that you start generating your power or your principle of gurutva, principle of your mastery through this point of your gravity.

The second point is your attention should have that gravity. Your attention is very important. A person who is easily disturbed is not a deep person. Or easily taken to something like say emotions or easily to some other say intellectual pursuit. As gurus there will be temptations. People will be challenging, if a person comes out with a very big intellectual fleet or something like that. Then immediately you’ll feel challenged about it and you say, “All right let me handle the situation”. Handle it at the Sahaja Yoga point, on your gravity. Just sit down on your gravity and see to ittself. Immediately you will know how to handle the situation. You need not talk to that person, you’ll handle the situation all right. Not on intellectual level but on your gravity.

The attention has the gravity; it pulls down the ego and the superego of other people. Then you will not be frustrated offright. Also if you can start from the outside it may work out in human beings; it works out. Like study your behaviour how you behave towards others. Or study your attention how it behaves towards outside – what attracts your attention? What attracts your attention? Study your attention, by that study you will be able to fix your attention in its maryada – in its boundaries. Once you put the boundaries to the attention then the depth starts developing. The person who has no boundaries can never have depth, he will be spreading just like that, always, no depth at all. So you have to put boundary by understanding your attention, that no not more than that, all right not more than that.

Some people in Sahaja Yoga I’ve seen, they get interested in a patient. For them that patient becomes important. Or get interested in some person that he must get realization – say my mother, my father, my, my . And all the time they are talking about it – my jobs, my clothes; some sort of a my and they don’t know how to draw the line. You must know where to draw the line, is maryada. Otherwise the whole thing will flutter away, you’ll become a frivolous person. There won’t be any gravity. So you must know how far to go with a person when you are dealing as a guru. Then you are a master. But if you do not know where to draw the line, you may be crossing the line and getting into his cluthes.

So the best way is to handle the situation is to get into thoughtless awareness. Again and again and again and again you establish that. Some of them complain to me that its not easy thing to do. It’s the easiest thing to do, if you give up all other useless things that you are doing. And then gravity will give you the wisdom to do the right thing at the right time.

Ashram is the place where one has to learn to be a guru, but I find it is a not always a good experitment. Once they have an ashram, they take it for granted. They think this is the place for us to nicely come and live and some people will work, some will be enjoying, some will pay some will not. Its most .You must immediately find out the person who really has the spiritual authority and try to follow him. Instead of that we try to mix up with people who are of lower spiritual authority. And he sleeps till 9.00 ‘O clock, everybody sleeps, in an ashram nobody should sleep after 6.00 ‘O clock, its an absolute thing. Absurd, you must sleep early get up early. You all must get up at 6.00 ‘0 clock, you know what time your Mother gets up? And what I find that nobody is up here. In India they all get up very early. But I find that nobody is up here and My attention is on Me.

And you don’t realize that how important all these things are this is the training time for you. For this you are born, you’ve been seeking this for ages now, you got it now, you must discipline yourself, but I’ve seen in ashramas where people pay a big amount, they get a better service 4 O’ clock, 3.00 O’ clock, because in Sahaja Yoga everything has to come from you. This is the time it is.

At the most I can ask people who are not all right to go out for a while live outside and then join ashram. That helps a bit, but not more than that because I am also a Mother though I am a Guru. It is you who should mature yourself you’ll mature much faster than I force things on you. Finding faults with others but not with yourself. Must have a discipline, a time in the morning to get up, do little pooja or something; at least spend half an hour all of you together. You should be ready by 6 or 6.30, sit down, do meditation. I have to lay down rules for you now because you do not want to lay it down. I am also amazed that many people do not know My arti even after so many years, by heart. That is what Sahaja Yoga is, is because it’s a Mahamaya. So you have to learn it yourself, you have to do it yourself.

Its easy to talk about Sahaja Yoga, very simple stand up and talk because you’ve heard from your Mother, you talk. It will have no impression on another person; it will flitter away, because must come from your centre of gravity. This is the greatest thing you can do to yourself is to discipline yourself fully. And completely disciplining yourself and make your body all right, your attention all right.

Attention is corrected by many ways. As I said watch your attention, where does it go?

Now what else are we going to talk but Sahaja Yoga? Is there anything more beautiful or more interesting, more manifesting than Sahaja Yoga is? And what is the job of the guru? Is nothing but to expose the prarabrahma itself – the whole working of the Divine, that is the job of a guru. To expose the complete working of the parabrahma is the job of a guru in the modern times. Not only raising the Kundalini. But after raising the Kundalini you should be able to tell about all the divine powers and everything. For that you have to learn, you have to read, you have to understand. Do you understand now the difference between old guru and modern guru? Because they brought with such tremendous discipline that hardly one or two would be guru. They went through such studies and such interrogations and examination and test that by the time they were 75 or so they became gurus. But we have to be quick and the best way is to rate yourself.

Perhaps the tradition of the western countries do not give much impetus for discipline. That’s called cutting off yourself. But a disciplined person is the only one who can be a Sahaja Yogi. Spontaneity works best in a disciplined person. Discipline person is the one who knows the technique and the energy is the spontaneity. But a person who is frittered away what will spontaneity do with it? It cannot work it out, the instrument is so horrible. So you discipline yourself and others will be disciplined by your behaviour.

Once you have disciplined yourself, when you become a guru, you have certain priviledges as master. And it was used as a weapon by many masters before, you need not use, I am just telling you as a side issue. All the gurus had tremendous temper. Like I would tell you Allaudin Khan Saab who was a great musician, was the master of Ravi Shankar and My father was the political advisor to this Maharaja of Mayyar and we went down there, I was there also. That time Ravi Shankar was artist of fame a bit here and there. I mean he is quite a good artist still though his guru had a very great respect for My father. He used to treat My father very revered. So he was playing something, he was very good at Mridang. He played the Mridanga for My father. So in that days the tune, the lahara is there, tune has to play was a simple tune just to play the mridangam to be played on that. So My father asked Ravi Shankar to play. [missing lines]

And at the slightest they will take a bass and hit you, see. So people used to be very careful when they were sitting near the stone. The people would stay away from them. They would throw stones; they’ll keep a chimta, big chimta like this. Anybody coming near them they would hit them. At the slightest thing they gave a chimta to a disciple. It was a long thing, you know, made out of iron and a chimta is a double prong thing. And they would hit the person thomb like that. It was the situation before I came in here as you know a guru, you see it is difficult to be a guru and a mother I cannot do both things together. But that was the situation, even those great artist today who are playing great things like you’ll hear now we’ll have Khan Saab you go and ask him about his guru, how much time he was beaten up, absolutely beaten up any swara they did wrong, was absolute chastity, absolute discipline. If the guru said, “Five o’clock tomorrow,” even if guru comes or not, five o’clock you have to be there. For any art in the Indian style was like that – complete discipline. Without discipline not even education was imparted. Terrible taskmasters. And that’s what they used which you need not use, here in Sahaja Yoga.

There is no need to use temper in Sahaja Yoga. That is because I’ve not given you, imparted any knowledge to you, with temper. Perhaps there could be hardly anyone who has seen Me in a temper. So that is not the way we Sahaja Yogis are going to impart knowledge to others. We have to be very mild and sweet because in the pattern of your own guru, because She’s sweet, She’s very mild and She’s very persuasive and kind. In the same way you have to be, because that pattern you haven’t learned. That’s why don’t take to that kind of a pattern where people are in a big temper and they come out with a big temper. It doesn’t behoove a Sahaja Yogi to be like that. I mean, they had such tremendous powers also that they could just make somebody into ashes, see, with such a temper they lived. And they had one guru somewhere like a – I would call it Rock of Gibraltar – that you face him and you hit your head. At least one surprise – you must have a good hitting from him. Otherwise he is not your guru. That was the system.

Now we have a great artist sitting here. He must be also remembering his, [UNCLEAR], his guru, who must have really beaten him nicely before he imparted knowledge. They said, “Without you hit and chisel you cannot make a good disciple.” And this time you are going to challenge that and to prove that our Mother was extremely kind and still you are chiseled out beautifully by your own chiseling. That’s why I request you to do it yourself because I cannot do it, as a Mother.

And that’s why it is your responsibility. I mean, that way today is the day where we all have to decide that we are going to be gurus now. I am going to retire as a guru; it’s all right to be a Mother to you people. Now you have to be gurus of other people and for that you must know what you should achieve. You have all the powers within you; you can manifest them also. But you cannot have a following unless and until you become a guru. This is the only difference there is. If you want to have a following then you must chisel out yourself in that fashion that as soon as people see you should say, “Here is somebody”, with that gravity.

I think that would be sufficient for today. We have Puja. Only thing, a last, most important thing is that you cannot make a drama out of it. It has to be a reality. See, by standing like a big, imposing person, you do not become that. On the contrary people will think you are mad. It should be from within that you should develop that dignity within yourself, that poise, that balance, that understanding, within yourself. A kindly poise, a beautiful personality, benevolent but standing above everyone else by his gravity, depth, gentlemanliness, generosity, proper bearing, neatness, cleanliness, above all, love, heart like an ocean, most forgiving.

I’m sure next year we’ll have some gurus here who have already got some disciples around.

May God bless you all.