That which can best be given to the Adi shakti (1981-0328); The essence of the flower is it’s fragrance (1981-1103); Now we must understand that… when you give me flowers… you are asking for ‘flowers for your life’ (1985-0502)

Supposing we give a flower to God… after all it’s God’s own creation… ‘what’ are we giving… when you give flowers, Mooladhara gets enlightened; These flowers when you give to me, they give you two things… flowers are very important – if they are beautiful, then they give to Swadisthan… if they are fragrant, they cure your Mooladhara. Now think of it… you are doing it to improve your chakras (1980-0927)

If you are going to see the Mother… then go to the market, get proper flowers and give them to Her – anything that I find on the road, should I take it… any junk I get… some flowers I get… some bright flowers should I… no… have you given a thought… the thought which comes from the heart, and starts thinking what should I give to Mother, when I am going to see Her – what you do is to go round to see a flower for me… there’s a thought… the thought creates the feeling that I have to give a flower to Mother… now where will I find the best flower (1984-0118)

What pleases Mother… very simple things. Very simple things please her… like flowers… but how much attention you have put to it… that we have to give a flower to Mother. Now what flowers she likes… she likes fragrant flowers… from where we should get the fragrant flowers… it’s very simple… the shop… be on the lookout… there must be some shop with fragrant flowers… the whole direction changes… you see, you become beautifully attached to me… and I have to gain nothing out of it… but by your attaching yourself to me… ‘you’ gain something. You have to think that if we have to attach ourselves to Mother, we must put our attention completely, entirely to it – it’s not what you give me is important… it is how much heart you put into it (1985-0310)

Tape References:

Date/Ref – Title – Qual – mins

1985-0310 Public programme, Masonic Hall, Sydney – see 1985-0310.1 good 25 1980-0927 Lethargy – Chelsham Road good 75

1981-0328 Nabhi talk – Australia [some noises, + 15 mins Q&A] good 55 1981-1103 You… grow fast in S. Yoga, Brahman Crt [Fr. translation] good 75 1984-0118 Spontaneous talk – Vaitarna not good 35

1985-0310.1 2 Public programmes – Sydney 1985-0310.2 Shri Devi Puja, Sydney good 40 1985-0502 Niraananda, Vienna Ashram good 60

– end – 28 Jun 2003