“.. on Guru Day, Mother would like to wear something of a lighter shade; White, the pure color of silk, complete detachment. But in white all the colors are mixed, then only it becomes white. Such a Balance and Unity it is. It should be that YOU should become White and Whiter than Snow.”
“DETACHMENT IS PURITY, IS INNOCENCE. INNOCENCE IS SUCH A LIGHT, LIGHT THAT REALLY BLINDS YOU TO ALL THAT IS FILTHY. You would not even know that a person has come with bad intentions. A person comes to you, comes to steal. You’ll say, ‘come along, what do you want ?’. You’ll offer him tea and all that, then he says, ‘ I have come to rob you’. ‘Alright rob me, if you want to’; so he might not rob you at all. That is what is innocence, which one may develop, only through DETACHMENT. Detachment is of the ATTENTION. Do not allow your attention to get involved into something, even rituals of anything. Say, now we have not washed Mataji’s feet, alright! It does not matter. You love me, alright. If some mistakes may be committed, what does it matter ? If you see on the abstract plane: it’s Love! This is just a step forward, like somebody ran very fast and fell down before reaching me and says, ‘Mother, sorry, I fell down before reaching you, I should have not done that. But, Mother see, how I prostrated before you’.
It’s a Complete Poetry: Detachment.”
“So, one has to develop that Detachment to be a Guru.”
Enjoy below the cool breeze coming from the poetry of heart, as well a collection of Letters from Shri Mataji and a Whiter than Snow experience from a Burlington .. and the explanation for this article-tribute ..
This article is dedicated to Shri Mataji – the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation and beloved spiritual mother and yoga teacher – who left her bodily existence on February 23rd, 2011.
More articles will be shared so more of us can express their tribute to Shri Mataji as well for all to see a glimpse of Shri Mataji’s role in the spiritual advancement of the entire humanity. The excerpt above is from a lecture of Shri Mataji on Guru Principle, in London, UK, 29/07/1980. Thanks go to Richard (one of the earliest followers of Shri Mataji, he is a Canadian friend from Vancouver) for creating such a beautiful, honest and from the heart ‘description’ of Shri Mataji. Shri Mataji had reached out to all the corners of this Mother Earth and had offered her guidance and wealth of knowledge only for free, with tremendous love and respect to everyone as a Mother to All Seekers, and She would say at the beginning of all her public programs: