“So one has to understand that you are part and parcel of the Heart of the Universe.
One thing is essential that you have to be very flexible people. You have to have the flexibility of the heart sense we can say. Now heart has to pump. It has to be strong. And surprisingly lion is your emblem. So you have to have a lion’s heart. And lion’s heart means he is not afraid. He is the king. He knows he’s the king and he lives like a king. Like a lion. And Leo as in astrology or if you say is a man who is extremely generous, lion hearted, not afraid of anyone. There should be no fear. But English language if you read anyone or if you listen to anyone, every third sentence he’ll come with the word, ‘I’m afraid. I’m afraid to say, I’m afraid this is so’… This word (i.e. afraid) must be dropped out from the vocabulary of Sahaja yogis. What is there to be afraid of? Some people say that this is said because we do not want to hurt other people. There are so many other ways of saying things without hurting others. But what is there to be afraid of? A man who is weak cannot love. Only a strong person can love. If you talk of love first of all see whether you are strong enough to love or not.
Loving is not a easy thing, even carnal love, even loving your beloved in the ordinary sense. It’s not an easy thing. You have to have a very strong moral concept, otherwise every third minute people start changing their loves. That kind of a love has no meaning. You have to have very firm ideas. Not only ideas in your brain but built within you. Very few people can really have a love as Romeo had, I can tell you this. It’s easy to think that you are a Romeo, it’s different. You can think you are the King of England, it’s all right. But you don’t become that way. So to be Romeo itself you have to have a tremendous character. A tremendous sense of sacrifice and love and understanding of what you want. You want to love, that’s all. Nothing beyond or before. I mean a man when he falls in love he falls in love forever and ever and ever. If he falls in love many a times it cannot be love. So that experience also is sort of is a forbidden fruit for most of them.”
“So to love God is even more difficult. Without seeing Him. Without knowing Him. Without knowing His bounties. Without getting realization it is very difficult. But today that is not the case. But still you have to have no fear in your mind. Trust. You trust yourself and trust others. First of all try to trust yourself. If you have made mistakes you have to say, ‘Yes, I have made mistakes, all right. So what?’ Trust yourself that you can correct yourself also. Trusting doesn’t mean blind ego trip. It does not mean that. Trust means that ‘Yes I can correct myself. I can improve. I can do better.’ Some people think that if you trust yourself then you should never confess anything that you have done wrong. That you should never say that it was wrong and I can correct. This is a wrong idea. You have to trust yourself by saying that, ‘Yes I have done mistakes. I have been doing wrong. I have been faltering but I can correct. I have that strength within me. I can rise above all these things. I have that thing within me which I can use to my advantage.’
Trust yourself. Trust that you are realized souls. Trust that God loves you. That He has chosen you to be His instrument. Love your Self.”
** photos with sahaja yogis or taken by sahaja yogis.
August 2nd, 1981 – Shri Mataji’s Lecture at Sahaja Yoga Seminar “Open Your Heart” in Dorset, UK