Swadisthan General Advice


General Advice from Shri Mataji

Now for Sahaja Yogis as I say there should be no ritual… ritualistic things always make you absolutely dead… there should not be… like early in the morning you start with a mantra… and go on repeating mantra like a mechanical thing… it’s absolutely paying no respect to the Deity. But in a proper way… whichever Deity you want to awaken… think of that Deity, try to cleanse it, with all the understanding and deliberations… with respect… with a protocol… and not just to take somebody’s name and just go on chanting any mantra you feel… it’s not a mechanical thing. Sahaja Yoga is a thing which has to come from the heart… it is heart felt… if you do not do it from your heart it has no meaning.

You may carry on like that, but you’ll find after some time you have lost your vibrations… you have lost the cool breeze… because heart doesn’t like mechanical things… every day it does new things… it never sticks onto habits… it never sticks on the same routine of things… it’s bubbling every day with new appearances… and so the mechanical things that you do deaden this power of Saraswati… one has to do it with complete love towards yourself and toward others… with complete esteem of your being and others.

There is a difference between childish and childlike… you can be innocent like a child… ‘childlike’… but you’re ‘matured’… and both the things make a special dignified personality, of such a person. All these things come from this Right side power, when you use it properly. Unless and until you have this established, you cannot impress other people by your behaviour. Other people, new people who come to you should see this majesty… this royalty within you… which you are enjoying as a blessing from God Almighty.

When you meditate you are in silence, you are in thoughtless awareness… then the growth of awareness takes place, and then it opens out… but… if you are ‘thinking’ – it is like a lake, and the lake is completely in a turmoil… then nothing can grow. But supposing it is silent, then lotuses can grow… anything can grow. In the same way, if your mind is agitated… and your growth is not yet fully expressing itself… then it is such a vicious circle… that… you are agitated… and then your growth is hindered… again you are agitated… and then your growth is again hindered. So the best way is to take to meditation… when you do, this turmoil will settle down… and when it will settle down, your growth will take place.

You are not to use your thinking for correcting your chakras… you have to move your hands and not your brains… alright, and when saying mantras, put your attention without thought to the particular chakra. Once you start ‘thinking’, then there’s a barrier between the Spirit and you – in any art or in any deftness, that’s how the creativity, the spontaneity is finished. So do everything in silence… in thoughtless awareness… that’s the main point. Try at least, to see my face without thinking… my face itself makes you thoughtless… silence your mind. The best way to be with your Spirit is to forgive, because then your thoughts will go away… the less you think, the faster you move with your Realisation… do not argue it out… just try to become… you have to become. Don’t think… then the inspiration will come to you from within, and when the inspiration will be coming, then you’ll find that it will be very different, it will be very beautiful.

– end – 17 Mar 2003