Address from the founder of Sahaja Yoga to the Sahaja Yoga Meditation practitioners in India in 1988, on Christmas:
“Today we all Sahaja Yogis are standing on the brink of the ocean, ocean of humanity where we have to face the problems of human beings otherwise in the nature there are no problems. They’re all already solved. So, one has to understand that it’s not just a movement of few people, chosen people, just to achieve self realisation, but it’s a big revolution which has to bring forth the beauties of human beings, the glories of human beings, the proof of Divinity, of Divine Power and of God Almighty. We have to now face that multitude of people who are absolutely ignorant compared to you. (those) Who have not known the knowledge of God, who are either, lost into the darkness of ignorance, or are burning in the fire of ego. We have to transform this world into a new world, a beautiful world, which you all are enjoying, to establish. To be established on this Earth for which we have to prepare ourselves. So far Sahaja Yoga means blessings.
If somebody is ‘less blessed’, they ask me questions: ‘ How is it Mother we haven’t got this when we are praying to you? Why did it not work out? It should have happened! After all, we are worshipping you (i.e. as our spiritual teacher and mother). So how is it that my son did not get the job? ‘ 🙂
So I mean as if this sort of a .. some debts have to be paid to all the Sahaja Yogis by Sahaja Yoga, that sort of an attitude has been so far towards Sahaja Yoga.. of not all of you I must say. But in the minds .. there’s lurking always a desire to know: ‘why when we are Sahaja Yogis, why should it happen to us ?!’
You have seen that God has blessed you: some people had very miserable married life, they couldn’t understand why they had to have a miserable married life, some had, some misfortunes and some had some diseases also after coming to Sahaja Yoga.”
What is Sahaja Yoga for?!
So there has to be understanding that Sahaja Yoga is for correcting your life, for putting you on solid basis, on proper foundations, to make you great people, as if it gets you immuned to all this mishappenings, with blessings of course, so you don’t feel the effects of those misfortunes so much as you would normally feel. Thus, creates beautiful human beings out of you. Some people have hankering after money, some people think they can make money by coming to Sahaja Yoga, some people think they will become leaders or they will have fame.. some think that they will achieve a kind of a very dominant position and some think that they can befool me also. It’s high time we realise that Sahaja Yoga is not for this. Sahaja Yoga is for making you the wisest person, the sanest person, the most generous and the most confident person in the world, because you have to fight. You have to fight the dark ignorance of Kali Yuga (Darkest period) of ages which is precipitated and today we see all the bad effects of it, whatever you may call it.. You may call it the fanaticism, you may call it the, ah, atheism, any “isms” of any kinds and all these human projections which have created all those artificial webs, have to be broken. But human beings on the whole believe that these artificial webs are real, so to break that you have to also be careful that you don’t break the human beings, while you are breaking their false faiths you have to remember that those people who are carrying those false faiths are the ones who have to achieve Self Realisation. It’s a very delicate work, it’s a very hard work, it’s a very harsh work, but it’s the most detached work and when we realise that we are so important that God has blessed us with this peace, with this understanding, with these powers, it’s not only for our own gain because God is not only for you. He’s for the whole world. So we have to utilise them (the powers) we have to spread them, work it out at every level, we have to become dynamic about it, but the most important thing is the responsibility of Sahaja Yoga we have to take, we are Sahaja Yogis and we are responsible for Sahaja Yoga. What have we done for Sahaja Yoga? We looked after our family, our children, our jobs, our this, our that, motor cars, our horses, our dogs, our cats. But who is responsible for Sahaja Yoga? When it comes to that point we are responsible to Sahaja Yoga, then it works out, but there is a deliberate action also of the negative forces and this negativity is acting through ignorant people who believe, who believe that they are right. They don’t know what is waiting for their destruction there, especially among our young people, you’ll find they just join any party, join any club, join any methods, any friend, anything, just because they have no understanding as what they have to be: they have to be The Spirit. I asked the other day a president of a young organisation, what is your policy? He said we have no policy, he started looking here and there said: “We have no policy”. I was amazed that they have no policy. “No, whatever our leaders say we do it”. So to get people out of this kind of slavery that they have, no brains of their own, they can’t use their own understanding, they have to become the spirit.
Shivaji and Christ – Role Models and Ideals for Sahaja Yogis
“Shivaji (great enlightened King in India ) who was a great Atmasagshatkaria, who was a realised soul (which means he had Kundalini energy fully awakend), for the future he has given the message, he said: ” Swaha Dharma ..” means “Enlighten your Dharma or Spirit, Swadharma”. The Spirit has to be enlightened, everybody has said that, I am especially quoting him because he comes from Maharastra, apart from that he was a political head, though he was a political head, but because he was a realised soul, he said that: “Your Spirit should be awakened”. He didn’t talk of all other nonsensical things and he knew that unless and until The Spirit is awakened, people will be doing all kinds of wrong things, that is why today we find all over the world, the mess in which all political parties, all economic endeavours, all military endeavours have fallen into. So it is for us .. to show them what is an integrated life and what is the strength of human being, because the Shakti is within everyone, just praying to Shakti (the Divine Feminine Power that creates Life), just talking about Shakti ( each one’s Kundalini energy within us is a reflection of the Universal Shakti), it does that. But this Divine Shakti has to act and act through you people, just try to realise that, within this few years how much knowledge you have got, how much you know, how deeply you know, you are not just passing slogans, talking and but know it, you know what it is, I don’t think I have attended to each one of you individually, but through your spirit only you have come to know all the knowledge about your self and all the knowledge about others. We didn’t have to go to any library, we didnt have to go to any university. All the saints they never went, none of the saints went to any university or read any books. But how knowledgeable they were, because they were the Spirit. So the first and foremost responsibility of a Sahaja Yogi on this day is to be The Spirit, on the day when we are celebrating the Birthday of Christ who was The Spirit.”
Fighting the Spiritual Lethargy & Becoming “Marathi Sumardha” -“Equal to our Name”
“So this is our greatest responsibility first to see that: “Are we the Spirit? Or we are this body, this mind, this ego, what are we?” If you have achieved that state, if you have achieved that state then you are as they call in Marathi Sumardha, means you are equal to your name, that your are The Spirit. If you cannot achieve that then you are a half baked Sahaja Yogi, not yet done. As you know, we have no organisations no memberships, nothing, but we have one thing, that we know we are realised souls, that we know more that all others know and that we are NOT proud of it! We are very humble people, but this humility should not become a stagnation or a lethargy within us that: ” Now we are a Realised Soul, let us sit on a tree and have our blessings” :-)””
“You have to get to the Roots and you all have to work it out on your level, but first get rid of your own personal problems.. all petty things that you have. When we talk of sacrifice as you know in Sahaja Yoga: you have to sacrifice your ego which is a headache to you and to me 🙂 and you have to sacrifice your conditioning only. Two things: left and right and that can be achieved and many have achieved, but now put that detached personality to a test and then once you are sure that you are detached then employ your energy in doing constructive improvement of this whole world! It will work out for poverty, it will work out for politics, it will work out for economics, it will work out for every field of life.”
Inner Transformation – The Only Constructive Solution
“Sahaja Yoga (Spontaneous Connection) is the only solution because in this, human beings are transformed. It’s not like this, that one person changes the address or the badge that he is wearing and he becomes something else or from church to temple and temple to church.. It’s something within that Transforms you, makes you Knowledgeable, so you are already Sat-Chit-Ananda (Sanskrit for:”Pure Truth, Pure Awareness orAttention and Pure Bliss or Joy” all together as the core qualities for the Spirit within us). Because you know the Truth you are in Joy and your Attention is enlightened. With all this that you have what are we to do now?! If you enlighten the Light it automatically knows that it have to give the Light. In the same way all the Sahaja Yogis have to take the responsibility for this great “war” .. it’s not the war with swords, or with atomic energies, because they are all destructive. This is the war against all the destructive powers through the Power of Love which is Constructive. It constructs human beings, which constructs societies, which constructs countries and the whole world, that is your own and also this decision has to be your own. Even if I give big lectures and say things, it may not have any effect whatsoever on you, it might be just wasted, if you haven’t got the capacity to imbibe, what I am saying so important, so imminent. Now give up all the worries you have about your small, small, little, little things of your family, of your work, your factories, of your business, of your official positions and just know that everything has to go through Sahaja Yoga (as a Spontaneous Connection with the Universe through Kundalini awakening). Even the cooking, I do I do it through Sahaja: if the fire is not working, just put your hands to the fire it becomes alright, if the rice is not cooking, put your hands to the rice it cooks, anything going wrong anywhere you can use your Vibrations.
I don’t know what to use to make you feel Responsible persons that now we have got such a great thing with us and what are we going to do about it?! I’m getting vibrations from you, that means you all have agreed to what I am saying.
May God Bless You All!”
(all quotes are from 21.12.1988 in India, Ganapatipule – during a Christmas Seminar of Sahaja Yoga Meditation with the participation of Shri Mataji, the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation)