To my Mother
The inner eye could never see
Swamped as it was
With greed and lust and fear as
Mud spots on a windshield.
All I needed do was yield
My thoughts and wishes to Her Love
To be washed clean from rains above
Of gentle peace and silent joy.
How can I sing my thanks at all
For the new vistas of my soul,
For having sampled, having felt
The inside Love in which I melt
And which I recognize to be
Not a new world, not a new me
But my true nature all the while?
I walk in peace along the aisle
Of timeless knowledge, ever new
That I am Her and She is you
And that She was and is, will ever be
Inside of all, outside of every
Atom or wave of energy.
– by Mircea Samoila (Romanian sahaja yogi – dedicated to Shri Mataji, spiritual mother and teacher)
To My Children: Try To …
“Try to love each other- in Dedication ; because you’re all my children, created out of my love. In the womb of my love you all have resided. From my heart I’ve given you these blessings. I get disturbed, my hands shake and you fall back in to the myre again when I see you quarreling among yourselves. Jealousies and petty things which belong to your past life. The help is not so much gross that is felt, but it’s a deeper sense of security that is given to your brothers and sisters. A deep love should exist. Selfishness has no place in Sahaja Yoga. Miserliness has no place in Sahaja Yoga. Has no place. Miserliness is a sign of a very small mind.. the way we look at money, the way we cling-on to it; the material things, the material wealth, the material objects, the possessions. The greatest possession you have is your Mother. Through Her you have your brothers and sisters.
Get out of that past life-that past, the mire. That should be over now. You are quite aware, how with my power of Love, I’ve protected you all. You know how, at every moment, I’ve helped you. At every point of your desire, I’ve come forward to fulfill it. That’s one side-as I said: the nourishment. But now your ascent has to come from you. Your rising has to come from you. That has to be worked out by you and you alone. Not by any other sahaja yogi or by me. I can only give you suggestions. Not only the suggestion, but the warnings. And everything is at hand. It’s all worked out so well. I’m informed… I’m informed before. You don’t have to go anywhere. The whole thing is within yourself. You don’t have to give money, you don’t have to give anything. But develop that Dedication within yourself.
See, this man who interviewed me, said that the unemployed is maneuvered by the politicians. “Let God manoeuvre you”. But how? Supposing I have a brush in my hand, I want to paint something. And the brush I cannot manoeuvre. The brush is angular, it’s troublesome,it’s inconvenient to use that, or you can say it’s uncomfortable, it’s awkward, it’s clumsy. How can you use it ?! Dedication is the easiest way to get rid of all your angularities, all your problems, all your badhas.
Now watch and see it within yourself:
Are you dedicated?!
Those who are fanatically adhering to me are also not correct. There should be no fanaticism about it. The whole thing becomes a complete logical thing. There is no fanaticism about it. Like, somebody says: ‘Now I’ve to go to a doctor, to see a doctor.’ Then the fanatic person might say, ‘Ooh ! I’m not going to see the doctor. I’m not going, because Mother has told me that She’s going to look after me”. And when she gets sick, she’ll come to Mother and fight, ‘Mother you had told me that you look after me and how is it I’ve got sick ?’ This is fanatic.
It (the Spirit) cannot be killed by any instrument. It cannot be thrown away or blown away by any wind; It cannot be burnt by any fire; there’s no way you can destroy it. That is Spirit that you are. So the nourishment has been given. Now you’ve grown up, you’re nourished.
People, when they see Sahaja Yogis, they say, ‘Oh they are like flowers!Their faces ?!! They Glow! How Confident, how Dignified, how Beautiful!
You have to bear the brunt and the ‘sacrifice; which are no more sacrifices to you because Spirit gives, it never sacrifices. Its quality is to Give. So, you don’t sacrifice, you just give.
First the Mother has the labour pains. Alright. She has all the problems. Alright. When the child is grown, then he stands by the Mother. He is the proud son. She is proud. She is proud of him and he is proud of Her. They stand together, they fight the battle together. That’s only possible if complete Dedication and preparation for a future life of a Sahaja Yogi . You accept a life, which outwardly looks to be a struggle, a problem; but inwardly is most fulfilling.
Once upon a time, when Sahaja Yogis came to me, to them, even to sit on the ground was too much of a sacrifice. Even to take out shoes -a big sacrifice :-). But, why to grow in Sahaja Yoga ?! To grow, to stand up. Like great children of a Great Mother. The work is tremendous. It’s not for medium, mediocre people to do this job. Frightened, fearful, arrogant, cheeky -they cannot, they have no mettle. So, the Dedication in meditation. Complete Dedication in meditation must be practiced. It’s not for your good now you’re doing it. First you were a little baby, a small thing. Now you are that Collective Being, so you are not doing anything for yourself, but for that collective being. You are growing to be aware of that Whole, which you are going to become. You all have to take up the responsibility of Sahaja Yoga. Everyone of you is quite capable ; you’re brought-up for that. Do whichever way you like, whatever are your capacities. With full Dedication you’ll get it. ‘Dedication’ is the thing.
Complete Dedication is the only way you can grow further. You were seekers, then you’ve found it, now you’ve thrived over it, now you’ve grown up. For what ?- Is to stand up. As I’m facing you today, you have to face the others, you have to face the people. Individual likes and dislikes must be sacrificed. “I like this and I like this and I like that” must be given up. It doesn’t mean that you all become like machines. No. But the enslavement to this ‘I‘ must be given up. Enslavement to habits must be given up. You’d be amazed, once you are dedicated, you’ll not eat much. You may not eat at all sometimes. You need not even remember of food. You won’t even remember what you’ve eaten, You wouldn’t even remember where you slept, ‘how’ you slept. It’s a life that will be like, a telescope: expanding! You’ll create your own visions, and complete them, fulfill them. You look so simple, ordinary people, but you’re not. In Dedication, in complete Devotion, you have to do it now’ not for your own good, for your own achievement-that’s over now. Is for completely getting out of the mire and standing on the land, singing aloud the praise of your Father. Those who are in the mire, what music can they give ? What songs they can sing ? What security can they give ? What help they can render to others ?
No one understands that ‘Why Mother is trying to help Me?’ They think She is too generous. I am not. I have lot of common-sense. Because, you are the ones who are capable of manifesting God’s joy on this earth. You are the flutes which are going to play the Melody of God. You become the Ocean, you become the Moon, you become the Sun, you become the Earth, you become the Ether, the firmament and you become the Spirit. You work for all of them. All the stars and universes you become, and take up their work-That’s what it is. Because you have jumped on to your principle, onto your ‘ tattwa’. That is how you jump on to everybody’s tattwa. But be Dedicated on that Tattva, because I am the principle of all these. I am the tattwa, I am the Principle. Keep to your principle. I am the Kundalini. I am essence. We can only understand Dedication of something which looks bigger in gross way, which appears in a gross way. But we cannot dedicate ourselves to something that is so much subtler, which is so much minuter, which is so much deeper is so much effective, which is so much dynamic, so universal and so eternal. We cannot think of dedicating ourselves to that. We can surrender ourselves to somebody who looks like a mountain, who comes to oppress us like a mountain, who is like Hitler, who is like false guru. But to surrender to your subtler being -which you cannot see with Your eyes, which is not audible, but, in effect is so powerful’. Like the atomic bomb. When the atom is split-when it is not split, it is everywhere. But at the subtlest point it is so dynamic, that when you accept it, it becomes such a dynamic force of energy. As your attention has now penetrated into the subtler side of this universe, get deep and deeper into it. The earth that takes the end of the root to the source of water, is the same as the source. Your Kundalini is the same as the Adi Kundalini, and its power the Parabrahma. All these things are to be understood after Realization (when Kundalini energy is awakened), and after maturity. Before that it is not possible. That is why for the last eight years, I did not say these things to you. I was on a very patronizing and sweet terms with you. And always I made you feel that you are obliging me. It is no obligation. Beyond all these conceptions you have become your Self, now ready, to be responsible, to be what you are made for. Like the ship is built, is brought to the sea, tried, and found out to be sea-worthy to sail out now into the sea. So this is the second phase, where you have to sail out, when you know everything about the ship, everything about the sea. With complete freedom and wisdom, you have to sail now.
Not afraid of any storms or any gales or any typhoons because now all you know: your job is to cross through!
(“To My Children” represents a spontaneously selected excerpt from a Talk on Dedication in Meditation – offered by the founder of Sahaja Yoga to an international gathering of practitioners on 31.07.1982; this article aspires to be a heartfelt meditation-dedication to the soon to come, Mother’s Day.)