“The first deity that was created by the Adi Shakti (‘primordial power’ in Sanskrit – considered to be a feminine entity /goddess) was Shri Ganesha because it was necessary first to create the deity of principle, in the sense that whatever is created, whatever has been so far created up to human level, everything had to be through the implanted mechanism of energy. Otherwise nothing could have been created.”
Chemistry & Hydro-electrics Evolutionary Lesson applied to the Root Chakra
“If you go into the matter, say sulphur dioxide, then sulphur and oxide, go on deep into it, till you reach the state when it is a molecule. Then you see these atoms of sulphur and oxygen, they oscillate. They oscillate with a frequency. There are three types of frequencies they use. Now imagine in the molecule, think of it, in the molecule of a substance there is an energy which is acting. One can ask a question, why there should be energy in matter?! If there was no energy in the matter, how can you have all chemical compounds? Who pushes them?! Say, you have sodium chloride. Sodium and chloride are attached to each other, but if the chloride has to go to some other atom, then who does that? There has to be some energy which is absolutely in-built into matter.Now, we may say that ‘What about water?’ You know water has energy. That’s how we have hydro electrics. Even coal, even stones, all of them have got energy within themselves and it is all controlled by the principle of Shri Ganesha. So, though he’s such a small, little, tiny, little child, how great is His work and how much He has to work out. Now from matter, you move, say, to living plants, then to animals, then to human beings and everywhere His energy works. At the level of matter, they might call it electromagnetic, but potentially it is the energy of Shri Ganesha, which is electromagnetic at that point. Then it starts evolving, growing. That’s how we have different strata of energies that we see in different growth of the evolution.”
“In the human being it exists, as you know, as Auspiciousness, as Purity, mainly the Innocence.“
Ignorance versus Innocence regarding Love
“So the power of innocence is such a guiding factor now. There’s a difference between ignorance and innocence. If you are innocent, then to you, nothing is important except for love. For an innocent person who is not conditioned, who is not egoistical, who is not so-called mature, it is the love that it understands. It doesn’t care for any wealth, any power, anything, but the love that it can feel, the pure love of a person. Innocent person has no understanding of gaining anything out of the love he receives or he gives, no sense at all.”
Definition of Innocence with Dharma Subtleties
“Innocence is the basis of all the dharmas (religions, righteous responsibility). If you have no innocence you cannot follow dharma because if you are dharmic, it is maybe your mental attitude, maybe egoistical, maybe because you are born in a religion, because somebody has told you about it. It’s going to be very superficial. Unless and until it is embedded in the quality of innocence, dharma has no meaning. In that state you are dharmic. You are beyond any thinking about it, of any deductions about it, but you are dharmic. You cannot be adharmi (against dharma). You cannot be, as the manifestation of innocence is morality.”
Innocence & Morality: Shri Ganesha & Jesus Christ – Influence & Location on Chakras
“You cannot be adharmi (against dharma). You cannot be, as the Manifestation of Innocence is Morality. Once Shri Ganesha is awakened – I hope He has been awakened in all of you — and if you respect Him, just respect Him, then automatically you develop a sense of morality. I don’t have to tell you. I don’t have to explain to you. You just become moral. People who have seen you are quite amazed and said that, ‘How is it that their eyes are fixed, so innocent, without any lust and greed?’ Is the light of Shri Ganesha from the back Agnya (aspect of the third eye chakra). Front Agnya, is Jesus Christ, who is the manifestation of Shri Ganesha. It is impossible for Western mind to understand that Jesus Christ was Purity. They can’t understand and they have criticized Him and said horrible things against. Somehow He’s forgiving them, but one thing about Shri Ganesha is that, that He worships His Mother.”
Connections: Child Principle (Ganesha) <-> Mother (Adi Shakti) Principle & Importance of Motherhood!
“Motherhood is very important. Motherhood in the women, motherhood in the father and also in the children has to be accepted as the mainstay of family life and society. The ordinary life of a human being — very simple, innocent, simple people revolves around the mother. It revolves, but the mothers have to be mothers. As Shri Ganesha is so much surrendered to His Mother and who is Mother?! Is Adi Shakti. He does not know anybody else, just knows His Mother. This is extremely important in Sahaja Yoga. As we say, there are immoral human beings, there are. They’re doing immoral things because they’re committing sin against the Adi Shakti. Committing sin against Ganesha it may be forgiven, but committing sin against the Adi Shakti, it encompasses a very big area where we start seeing how we are committing the sin against the Adi Shakti which, ultimately, Shri Ganesha punishes — ultimately. Actually, the Adi Shakti doesn’t punish anyone, the Deities only punish them. First and foremost thing that is to be understood, that innocence should be respected, looked after, nourished and protected. That’s why I’m very particular about the children. Children should not be exposed to the public. We should not try to make photographs out of our children and expose them in the newspaper or give them for advertisement or anything there. Is a very wrong idea to expose your children to gain some money out of them in any way, in the smallest way also because we are selling the innocence, the innocence which is invaluable. Also we have to look after our children with great care. But we go to two extremes, I have seen. Some people are only worried about their own children. If anything happens to them, just get upset. That means you are respecting your child because he’s your child. But if you are respecting him because he carries innocence with him, then you have to respect every child and understand every child — what they talk, what they say, how they behave. Luckily, you all have got children now who are born-realized. It’s such a great thing, such a blessing. So on one side, we have to see how innocent they are and how they talk.”
Innocence -> Pure Attention -> True Art (Connections)
” They see the right point and say the right thing because they’re innocent and innocence means they have pure attention — pure attention for anything you need. Say, music, for art, for anything you have to have pure attention and that comes through your innocence. Say a person who is an artist and who’s very money-oriented, say for example, a person who is doing some paintings and all that. His art cannot become eternal art. Cannot. That’s why we see in modern times whatever art is created, it just comes and goes. It has no eternal value. Same with the modern music that they’re having. The same thing is happening. It comes and goes and no one knows where it has disappeared. Behind it is money orientation and that money orientation results into a kind of a creation which is not perfect. All creations which were dedicated to God in the olden times are being today very much respected and people pay a lot of money for that. Maybe, at that time, the artists must have suffered, but they understood, innocent artists understood, very much that if we have to express, we must truthfully do it, not to please, not to please the people, not to please anyone, but to please God. As you know that Michelangelo had a big fight with this pope here because he couldn’t tolerate nonsense that was coming from the pope. All the artists always have been fighting — real artists. So this innocence also gives you a power of self-understanding. You know where you stand. A person who is innocent knows very well that he is standing on the pedestal of virtues. He should not give in to all kinds of nonsensical things which are very popular, may be fashionable, may be accepted. For what?! For what are we going to sacrifice our innocence? What is our gain? Maybe some people are too brilliant and they may try to show off with their brilliance for a short time but they don’t remain in the eternal history. They go as egoistical people or as very dishonest people. Nobody respects them.”
The Big & Subtle Attack on Innocence!
“So there is a big attack on the innocence of people. Big attack. I mean, I can’t even understand why they do it. They do it on children, these .. attacks of abuses. It’s just because they want to kill the innocence. Perhaps those who do it have no innocence in them and they don’t want the children to have any innocence left in them. Otherwise, in India is something we can’t understand. Really, we can’t understand, but it is becoming much more prevalent, much more fashionable now because there is definitely an attack on innocence, not only on children, but even on people who are innocent. Because those who have deliberations in criminality, in all kinds of sinful act will never, never try to protect innocence. Never because the juxtaposition is there. They are doing something which they think is the best. I don’t know if they think that way, but I don’t know what justifies their behaviour like this is to attack the innocence of children. In so many ways, you’ll find this innocence is being attacked. If your children are doing well, if they are studying well, somebody might try to catch hold of them. If some person defined is an innocent person, they will try to put him into trouble. The innocence is sort of .. is, itself, such a power that it challenges the hatred, the abusive nature of people.First of all, we should see that how our conditioning takes over our innocence. It makes you extremely ritualistic.”
The Danger of Ritualism versus the Heartfelt Protocol of Love
“Even in Sahaja Yoga, I’ve seen, I’ve heard also, that people are extremely, extremely ritualistic. Now the ritualism is like this: that you have to say something three times, you say it three times, seven times like tied up people. I’ve seen some some Sahaja Yogis like that and some Sahaja Yogis.. they are getting frightened. Otherwise, why should you?! I love you all and you won’t find more, a greater, mild guru than myself. 🙂 I don’t think so, but they’re afraid. Even if you look at them, they will not smile. They’ll be afraid. What wrong have you done?! You have become Sahaja Yogis. They’re so ritualistic in everything. So one should understand a difference between a protocol and ritualism. An innocent child knows the protocol. I remember there was a child who came to see me in Austria and I said, “Let’s go upstairs.” So it was a small, little staircase of wood. He said, “What? Is she going to go up without a red carpet?” This came into his head, you see. 😉 So for children, you see, innocent children, the worship, everything is not ritualistic. It is heartfelt. You feel it from the heart, how to do the worship, how to show your love. Is very sweet way an innocent person does it, while a person who is very ritualistic, he may even beat another person because, ‘Why did you do this? You should not have put camphor in it? Why did you put the camphor so. It’s very wrong.’ There’s nothing wrong. If you do it with your heart, with your open heart, innocently, anything is all right. It is the open heart which is necessary, not the closed heart — “Why did you do it? Why didn’t you do it. Where did you sit? What happened?” Nothing. Now you are in the kingdom of God (for those that had reached the Crown chakra level which is identified with the Kingdom of God from the Bible) and here there are no such rules and regulations that you should be ritualistic.”
Ashrams versus Jungles with Innocence as Magnet & Electromagnet Built-in Force
“But everything has a double, has a double style. Now I say, you need not be ritualistic. Once I went into an ashram. I found everything was just like a pigsty. I said, ‘What’s this? Is this an ashram or what is it?’ So they said, ‘Mother, you told us that you have to be innocent and you don’t have to be ritualistic, so we thought, ‘Throw all the things wherever you feel like. What is there to be ritualistic?’’ Is a very common thing with all the ashram people,.. They’re least bothered. If it is their house, they look after, but if it is an ashram they do not. It’s very surprising .. I said, ‘Animals are innocent, you know.’ You go into a jungle, now — I don’t know, we are going to take you this time into a jungle — you’ll have no smell, no horrid things to see, nothing. It’s very clean, spic and span, all the time. But you put one human being, you will immediately know that there has been a human being. They have their own systems of keeping things clean. Even the tiger, who is an innocent thing — up to animal stage you are innocent — he has his own styles. I don’t know if you know about a tiger or not, but a tiger will kill an animal because he has to eat, after all. He suppose to only eat animals. He doesn’t eat grass. What to do? He’s not a vegetarian. 🙂 God has made him like that. So he accepts. Now he goes and kills the cow or anything. Then he leaves his kill there for the blood to ooze out. Nobody will touch that, nobody, because he’s really the king, not out of fear, but of protocol. Then next day he goes. He eats, then his family eats and all that. Then finished for the whole month. They come out. Then the lower animals start going there. Like you have.. leopards. Leopards and all these animals come out and they start eating. And then even lower and lower till the birds.. the crows, they stay back. Last are crows. Can you imagine? Such a system, they are. How do they manage?! Think of it. What gives them direction is Innocence. And the innocence is magnet. It’s a magnet. It’s actually a magnet. In a human being you do not find a magnet because it has now evolved so much, but it starts just like a magnet. So they know which is north, which is south, east and west. Even a little bee, you find and put a mark on it. It goes to the place from where it has come. How does it find its own way? Is the innocence, is like a magnet, acts like a magnet. Even in the fishes. Just imagine how fishes have direction. We don’t have — I mean, human beings can be lost, I mean many a times I am lost with so many drivers I’ve had. So many times I’ve been lost, but animals never. You know, if you take a dog and you don’t want the dog, you leave him about, say, fifty miles away, he’ll come back. How does he find the way?! So their qualities which are built-in within them, through their innocence, are actually the qualities of electromagnetic force and also pranava; that is when electromagnetic force is charged with Ganesha’s Principle. That’s why they’re so systematic. They are so clean. They are so sensible, but they’re not ritualistic. They’re not ritualistic. Whatever God has given them, they have accepted. They’re bound by that. They’re bound and they live with that boundary. Even if you go up to the stage of animals which live with human beings, they, too, are very affectionate. They just want love. Nothing else. See, one day if you do not care for your dog, he’ll just not eat his food, not eat his food. He wouldn’t care for the food. It is so remarkable, even I have seen among children how they just want love. They don’t accept anything else but Love.”
Materialism: Killing the Innocence
“But as soon as they start growing up, you see, specially in a materialistic world, then the whole materialism comes in.So the second way we kill our children’s innocence is putting materialistic ideas into their heads. Of course, the media is there which is selling nowadays a teddy bear which has a birthday. Teddy bear has a birthday. Can you imagine? So everybody’s buying teddy bear with a birthday. Because the parents don’t want to be in the company of children, so they get some sort of a toys — this, that, one or two is all right — and put them with the toys, with the television on. “Now, sit down.” Children start becoming naturally materialistic. They’ll start asking for things, and for demands of such kind that sometimes one is surprised. You take a western child to the market and you had it. But you take Indian children, they’ll never take anything. Really, it’s so difficult to make them. At least, I have seen my own grandchildren and other. You take them, it’s a headache to buy even another pair of shoes for them: ‘No, but we have one. Why do you want to buy another?.. One is all right. Why to have two?’ You give them money, they’ll buy one small little thing and come. You see, it is the whole tradition of materialism which has brought this innocence to a stop. Then a child starts growing in the same materialistic way. He starts judging people like ‘How many cars you have?’ You see, they’re so stupidly materialistic that I went to Boston and the television people asked me, ‘How many Rolls Royces you have?’ I said, ‘I don’t have any.’ They said, ‘We are not interested. You are not in the business.’ This is what is now the mind of people in the West who have grown up. But even the children, today they want this, tomorrow they want that. All the time there’s a competition for materialistic things, asking for this, asking for that. Just imagine what a race will be there after some years when there’ll be just people who’ll be only worried about collecting things and buying things. I mean, buyers and sellers, nothing else. So you have to be very careful with your children that you do not pamper them, do not get too much worried about them, do not keep them on materialistic level. Find out if they are going on a materialistic level, bring them down. It’s very simple to do that and one has to work it out because we have to save our children and their innocence.”
The Innocence should Not Rust: has to Spread & become Collective
“Now for the other Sahaja Yogis who are grown up and who are very mature. They are very innocent, I must say. I must admit that. They’re very innocent compared to the society that is around. No doubt. One has to really admire the way they have become so innocent, the way they’re understanding this divine music and all. That’s really creditable. But still, this innocence, if it is not spread, if this innocence doesn’t work out, then it will rust, will not grow. Your I.Q. will be less than the others, I can tell you this much. They are growing in materialism all right. Their I.Q. is growing in materialisms, but your I.Q. will not grow unless and until you spread this innocence around.”
How to Do it?! With Kundalini’s Help & Shri Ganesha’s Stamp at ALL CHAKRAS!
“Now you know how to do it. It is the power of Kundalini with the help of Shri Ganesha. He helps you at every chakra. I have written that he’s the Vice-Chancellor of every university, where he (Lord Ganesha) has to stamp. He’s at every point, but you have to understand that this has to spread. It has to become collective. It has to flow. So to become that, what should we do ourselves? That we should try to organize programs. Why?! People will be enamored by your innocence, no doubt. They will be surprised, how are you so innocent. How can you be so nice in these modern times? No doubt about it. But, in that doing, that sort, try to be innocent yourself. Should not be cunning. You should not be ‘smart’. You should not try to show that you are very brilliant or anything because the ego might, in between, come and try to put ideas into your head. It’s better to show that you’re innocent and to be innocent inside. The whole inner being can be really charged with the energy of Shri Ganesha, no doubt, and the outer life becomes innocent. Becomes innocent. I mean, I don’t know banking. I don’t know money. I am quite bad at everything — all right, at worldly things, but I’m not cunning. I’m not, sort of, smart, as you can see, but still things are working out because of the inner power that one has.
So depend on your inner power and manifest it outside. Inner being which is Ganesha is the same in all of us. The whole system is the same in all of us. Chakras are the same in all of us. Only thing, we have to keep our innocence absolutely free of all this worldly nonsense, like a fashion, this, that. Immediately, you’ll find that your being will manifest. Being will manifest.Now just think of simple thing like that. I am an Indian, I mean, and nobody knows me, but whenever I have my lecture, I have at least five to six thousand people. How? How do they come to my lecture like that? Anywhere in the whole world. Minimum. Sometimes you’re much more. What’s so special?! So when handling the people, we are Sahaja Yogis, we are saints, we have to talk to them like saints. We have to behave like saints and they should in no way feel that we are cunning or we are interested in something else. So, once you start doing that, flowing your innocence, you know, all the Gods and Goddesses (the divine powers that are governing in our energy centers or chakras) will help. Your creativity will be thousand times more than normal. Everybody has to think how we are going to spread it. Like I was happy to know that in America, of all the places, they have got hold of these senators — very good idea. Let us see if it works out. So we have to find out all the ways and methods and all the styles which will behoove a saint, not a politician or — these days, of course, all the sports people are heroes. I mean, if you want to become a hero, you become a sportsman. Not like that, but like a saint and saintliness is respected, whatever may be the situation, whatever may be the situation, whosoever may be facing you.
Story from Kiev: Even the Mafia
“Recently when I was in Kiev, .. told me that, ‘Mother, we had that old car of yours, which we sold and we got so much money that we could buy a new car. Then we went to the factory to buy the new car.’ And they bought it. So outside the factory there is a mafia. Nowadays I think the Sicilians have reached there. 🙂 So the mafia was standing outside and they said, ‘You have to pay so much money to us.” In thousands. So they said, ‘We have no money.’ ‘Why? What do you do?’ .. She (the sahaja yogini) said, ‘We meditate.’ ‘Really. So you have no money.’ ‘No.’ ‘What about those children?’ ‘They also meditate.’ She’s so .. innocently, she was talking to them, they said that ‘We saw their faces melting down.’ They said, ‘All right. Go.’ They forgot that they were supposed to get money out of them. Or they take the car, they confiscate the car or take the money. They said, ‘All right. Go.’ They told me this story. So your simplicity always help you.”
Blessings to Become a ‘Vigraha’ Personality
“Your innocence always helps you and it has such an impact, such an impact. I tell you that a personality, what we call in Sanskrit is a ‘vigraha.’ Vigraha means a personality which has a coefficient. The person who is innocent has such a great coefficient that he can charm anybody. But, first and foremost thing that we have to be innocent, not to so much worry about money, not to count everything, not to worry about food, but this is not to be done with deliberation, but innocence. Where you sleep, what you do is not important to a saint. It lives the way one has to live because his nourishing point is innocence and he doesn’t get angry. He doesn’t shout at people. Nothing. Of course, at bhoots (in Hindi, negative people/spirits/ entities) it may be that he has to shout like Christ did, but otherwise, he is a very peaceful, joyous, happy, humorous person. So today, I would bless you with all the qualities of Shri Ganesha, except for His anger. 🙂 May God bless you.”
(Excerpts from an in-depth lecture on the subtle principle that is governing the Root Chakra: Shri Ganesha Puja Talk offered by the founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation, at Cabella Ligure,, Italy–September 19, 1993)