There are certain problems that arise sometimes, when you don’t listen to the Mother (1988-0101); Do you do whatever is told to you… you have to obey… if you are not obedient, then you cannot become a guru… because if you cannot obey, how can others obey you. This obedience is not for any personal gain of the guru… not at all… but for your gain only, for your education, for your ascent. If such a view is taken, then you start getting all the qualities of a guru (1998-0712)

Now these powers can be maintained if you try to follow Shri Ganesha. His foremost quality is that he does not know any other God or anybody else, higher than his own Mother… a complete dedication and complete obedience to Mother… I mean sort of, he is made out of that obedience… complete love and affection for the Mother… he doesn’t argue… he doesn’t question… he doesn’t do anything… and that’s how these powers are in him the maximum. If you think by arguing with me you are gaining, you are sadly mistaken… you have to keep me pleased… is a fact… so please don’t try to displease me… I may not say anything, because outwardly I don’t say anything… but your powers will be reduced (1980-0127.2)

Those people who are obedient to me are very powerful Sahaja Yogis… you know that… and those who are not, go down very fast. I have seen those who are disobedient, who don’t listen to me, who are rude to me, who do not understand the protocol… go down very much in Sahaja Yoga… because what is lacking in you is the discretion, the Mariada… how far to go. You have to be powerful people and the power of a person increases by putting Mariadas – supposing you have wheat, and you spread it, it will spread all over and anybody, birds will come and eat it up… it will be finished. But if you put it in a sack, it will have a weight… it will have a size… it will rise in height… is useful… and it will have respect. But the thing that is all spread all over will never be respected. Nothing works out without Mariadas… you have to keep your Mariadas. All our ideas of freedom are to be bound by Mariadas… if the freedom has no Mariadas, it is abandonment… it is a nonsense… it is not going to help (1982-0402)

Tape References:

Date/Ref – Title – Qual – mins

1988-0101 A sinless life – G’pule – see 1987-1213 good 5

1987-0503.1 Sahastrara Puja, Australia – see 1987-0503 good 45

1980-0127.2 Deep Meditation – see 1980-0127.1

1980-0127.2 Powers bestowed upon S Yogis and how maintain them, Bordi good 30 1982-0402 Shri Rama’s birthday – Chelsham Road good 70

1998-0712 To be obedient to the Guru, Cabella

– end – 30 Sep 2003