‘We are the Source of Joy. Accept this situation‘
Shri Mataji: In Sahaja Yoga it is ‘compulsory’ 🙂 that you should be happy, you should be joyous and you have to be joyful. Our job is to make everybody happy and joyous. That is our job. That is the Source we have got. We are the source of joy, of confidence, of love, and affection, and kindness and gentleness. We are the Source of Joy. Accept this situation.”
(excerpt from: – Advice To Western Women – Nirmala Yoga Magazine, No 20, 1984)
On March 8, it is celebrated the International Women’s Day. And on March 10, Sahaja Yoga Meditation –Halton is organizing a Special Event dedicated to Women and honouring the Feminine Power that is acting on behalf of Life: Kundalini Shakti. Do not miss this special event – that is open to all, not only women 🙂 – where Music, Meditation, Stories and Food (Potluck!) can be enjoyed collectively as in a Family. That evening we will learn about Powerful Women in our lives and we’ll experience directly our Kundalini Shakti through Sahaja Yoga Meditation and other Bhakti expressions.
For this year, I really wanted to avoid any stereotype about celebrating Women and my sincere desire was to send a message that is not ‘nice’ or ‘sweet’ or ‘beautiful’ but that is genuinely coming from the core of the Womanhood. And I had found it in a very sahaj way: it simply came to me, via an email from a dear friend, Doris from France who was sharing this quote from the founder of Sahaja Yoga:
How I can make others powerful?’
and that was it! Such a powerful woman herself had brought up to light this simple and well hidden Truth. Even my intention was to talk about other amazing women that I have tremendous respect for, the choice for ‘the example’ for a Powerful Woman was made in that very instant.
Today is about Shri Mataji. Let’s listen to her:
Once the Women really know their Strength, they will make this world a Beautiful World, I know that. If you know what I am, if you know what I am saying, and if you try to follow what you have to do, then you will immediately see that:
‘Mother is trying to strengthen our roots’. Because you are the Roots of the Trees. You have to Give All the Nourishment.
You have to be motherly, sisterly towards all the other.. Not to quarrel, to fight, to say hard things. That’s not the job of a woman… . You can do it. Because the problem, though it looks so dangerous, and so destructive and shocking, the keys are in the hands of the women today. They can just solve the problem like that if they decide and understand their glory and their value and do not make themselves cheap, hankering after cheap popularity. If I have been able to nail down this great problem to a very precise source of it and if you can manage the source, I’m sure we can manage.. May God bless you. (from” The Role of Women” )
.. But the ladies .. have to work it out. They have to see that they give that power to their men. .. It’s just like electricity and a light and a lamp. If the electricity is flowing all right, the lamp is burning. Absolutely that. But if you are identified with these .. vain women, then you are lost.
“You must know you are the emotions, you are the desires of the whole world. You are so important without you nothing can start. If I had not come on this Earth, put all of them together.. It’s me as a Woman, as a Mother, as a Wife, as the Spouse has achieved this. And that’s what for you, it should be the easiest thing to do because I’m a woman and I’ve lived like a woman and I’ve managed so many children all over the world. Managed the whole show :-), managed my family also very well. I balanced it very well. And how it is now proved that a woman can not only be a priest but she can be the .. Guru of Gurus. I put all of you on the pedestal now so I have to tell you that You have to come up and you have to look after your Sahaja. You are very important because a bad woman and a bad wife is very much more detrimental than a bad man. I’m very proud to be a woman .. because I am a woman and a mother is not challenged. Father is always challenged. Not the mother. So many things you can achieve as a woman. For that you have to know a few things, how to express your pure love to others. How to express your genuineness to others. How to help your husband … always try to enhance the collectivity. ..You are the ones who can show that. It is easy for a woman to be short-sighted, conceited and mean. It takes time for a man to be that.
“And I have to specially make a very important request to the women that in these modern times, they are the ones who are going to save the world. Not the men. They have done their job before. Now it is for you to save, with your understanding, with your compassion, with your sacrifices, with your wisdom and the innate love, not only your children, your husband, your family, but the whole world. It is a very good opportunity for all of you to do your bit. It has been a tremendous experience with some of the very great sahaja Yoginis we have. Some of them have achieved, really, as you can say, the constant state of bliss. Really. Some of them have. In the constant state of bliss. Even if they are coming, immediately I can feel they are coming. The whole atmosphere waits for them. The whole cosmos, just in complete respectful attendance, is waiting for their arrival. There are Women of That Quality. And we have to take them as ideals and not the stupid, useless, vain women. We have to take them as something great. This is what I have to tell you that the potential within you is very great. Sahaja Yoga should not be limited to you or to your children. So the depth that you have, you touch. The problem of today, that the women have lost their values, they have lost their depth. This is the basic problem of today. They have become competitive, money oriented, success oriented, all nonsensical things. They are not Ascent Oriented. So you have to be very, very careful. Basically this is the problem you should see and I request all the sahaja yogis to be on the watch. The same woman today can be ladder to the heaven or could be a slide downward. …A woman without righteousness, a woman without chastity, a woman without humility is not a woman. Compassion is her decoration. I wish I could write like William Blake. I wish he had written about the women of the West and the beauty that they were. And that they have to achieve. Once the women really know their strength, they will make this world a beautiful world, I know that. But not their weaknesses where they fall at the pattern of men. That’s their weakness.”
“So many things you can achieve as a woman.”
“It is for you to save, with your wisdom and innate love.”
“Men must respect the great qualities in women.”
“Your job is to neutralize his domination by simple, simple things.”
“Woman is there to give proper understanding of feelings to others.”
“You have to realize your importance as the mothers of this country.”
“So just think of your responsibility..”