“And it is only possible for people who are of a Subtler Nature to understand the value of Sahaja Yoga, to hold to the Values of Sahaja Yoga, and to retain it in this Fragmented World.”
“The world is fragmented and everybody is acting towards one’s own destruction.”
“All the values which people follow are gross values. Most of the values are absolutely gross. So, for Sahaja Yoga we have to have people who are trying to justify their Subtleties. Such subtle people have always been a little different from the mundane crowd. These people always express themselves in such a manner that their existence itself suggests that they are trying to cement the whole world. This is the calibre of different people. First these people, with that calibre, with that dynamism within them, will be settled in Sahaja Yoga. Not the ordinary or gross type.
But because our doors are open to everyone, because there is no charge or anything, for anything, all sorts of people come in. And when they come in, they do not know what they want. Out of them some could be the grossest of all. Some might be just walking in to take out something.. Such people when they find there is something available, come in and go away. Another kind may be .. is the one which is extremely gross, can think that he can make some living out of our work here by having connections with different people, he can exploit it and make some money out of it. So money-mindedness is a very gross thing. It is very gross thing. If people are money-minded then Sahaja Yoga does not work out well with them.”
How Kshema or The Well-Being Really Works versus The Circle of Greediness
“If you are a subtler person, you will not think what is your advantage monetarily or what you are doing, what is the thing, what gains you have got. Of course you will see that, as Yoga is established, Kshema (means ‘well-being’ in Sanskrit) will be established, your well-being will be established. You will see that clearly. It is to be seen, to be Thankful. And the Kshema is alright because you should not have worry.. But you should have free time to devote yourself to meditation and to Sahaja Yoga. So that you do not have too much worry. That is how the Kshema comes in. But when the Kshema comes in also one may start going into the same circle of greediness having more and more money, more and more this, better clothes, better house, how to get this ? This circle may start. There is no end to it. So you have to cut it down ‘ I am not saying that you just have one dress and all your life you end up with one dress. It doesn’t mean that. Because you know if I say anything people will shoot off to the other end.”
“I am trying to keep it in the centre. That not too much attention would be required on one side or the other of indulgences or of asceticism.. None of these. You are not to announce anything, neither you have to indulge into anything.”
What Should We Nourish?! How the Subtle is Leading to Light
“But feel your Subtleties, feed them, nourish them. Look after them. You should be proud of your subtleties, that you have these subtler values while others don’t have. And that itself will be so self-sustaining, that you can withhold all these values which you get from your subtleties against the whole world. Because the world is so fragmented, so cut off, that everybody feels lonely. But that does not by any chance mean that you should be arrogant to others, you should be fighting with others. No. But in darkness a Light Shines. The whole is darkness. If the light accepts darkness then it becomes dark. The light must accept that: ‘I am the light. I am the path,’ and should stand. That does not in any way mean any arrogance to others, any showing off to others. But it is the Light and the Light by itself emits.”
The 24 Carat Gold in Sahaja Yoga – From Comparison Towards Giving & Feeling
“A person who is of a calibre has his standards much higher that he cannot compare himself with others. It’s really true. So if I start comparing myself with you, what will be my position ? I can’t do it, you see. Then you say: ‘ it’s all right for you, Mother’. It’s perfect, I agree. It is all right for me as I am, but, you can be like me also. But if I start comparing and thinking ‘Oh God! What is this?’ Then I should give up doing anything, thinking where have I come. But when you know that you are not comparing, you are just Giving, (then the) question of comparison should not arise al all. At all! It is just Feling. I just feel. In the same way you feel each other. Not in an artificial courteous way! Some people think that if they have given seat to some one, they have been really the generous people, the greatest generous people. Just be yourself now, let’s see. Just be yourself. And that you are the light. What is the comparison?! The comparison exists when our calibre is low. If it is 24 carat gold, what is the comparison ?! It’s Absolute. If you are at an absolute point there’s no comparison. So try to see that your calibre is that. That you are of that calibre. And don’t worry about gross people. Gross are gross, will remain gross, you just don’t worry about them. You keep your calibre all right and that is the most essential part of Sahaja Yoga.”
What is Important & Why?!
“Why Sahaja Yogis are few is because there are very few subtle people in this world of that calibre. That is why I am always requesting you, do not divert your attention here and there. Settle down. Become good Sahaja Yogis. Unless and until you really become good Sahaja Yogis I cannot move to the second strata because the first strata is not yet settled down, they are worrying about nonsensical things I mean I just sometimes feel very unhappy to see you fight amongst yourselves, I mean this is something so painful; that you say harsh words to each other. I mean, you are the cream for me… You go and ask any one of the Gurus if they can move the Kundalini on their fingers as You do it.
These powers cannot be given by an ordinary person. I look ordinary no doubt, I have to, but also you have seen me in other forms-that’s not important. The important thing is you should see your own transformation and how many powers are manifesting. If you go and tell somebody that I have started giving realization and raising Kundalini they will say ‘You are mad, How can this be ? Impossible.’ Nobody is going to believe you at all. You see, you have got it so easily. Why ? Because I recognize that subtleties in you. These Gurus recognize me. They know about me. They know who I am. They are telling others. First of all know that you have these powers within you. Then know that you have got them because I have Chosen you. All right. Good, See now!”
Let’s Tell to our Ego… about our Calibre
“Only thing you get rid of your egos which give you ideas. Sometimes they come like big balloons, so tell yourself: ‘Mr. Ego, Please get out. These powers I have got because Mother has chosen me, has loved me, has nourished me and has accepted me as Her child.’ It is a fact… You have seen it yourself. But just think how Tremendous it is ! Just sit down and think how great it is, how Dynamic it is, that you have seen it with your own eyes. Just think that you have Felt it, that You are the people who have got it. You are the first few who have known it. They may be thousands and thousands later, the whole Universe may take it up but you are the first few.”
“Thank you very much. May God bless you.”
“You prove your calibre. Come up! “
This year is a perfect one for reflections as we celebrate 40 years of Integration allowed to masses, in this much fragmented world – via sahaja yoga meditation – after the universal opening of the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara – One Thousand Petalled Lotus). I hope you’ve enjoyed as much as I did the image of the artwork created by Brigitte & Edward, both sahaja yogis & artists from Austria & Canada. Sincerely, when choosing it for Opening this article, I had felt that the image depicts the message of this article, providing as well the Solution for this Fragmented World. The above paragraphs represent excerpts from another powerful early lecture of the founder of sahaja yoga meditation – the talk is from June 1980, Dollis Hill, London, UK – , still at the beginning of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, in a time when yoga and meditation was unfortunately associated with drugs, alcohol and sex due to the many gurus or ‘spiritual teachers’ that were around solely for materialistic or malefic reasons. So many seekers were hurt or abused to the core of their being .. and Shri Mataji was helping directly with their Kundalinis and chakras as a healing mother, not only as a spiritual teacher. I hope that many of your questions were answered; I know I had found powerful answers for myself and this article represents Halton’s sahaj gift on Canada’s Day – as we are in Vishuddhi Chakra (The Throat Chakra) on the planetary subtle system, and we have to represent the Collectivity at the Subtle Level, so we, the Canadians should contribute with our Lights towards the Integration and Unity of this world, and act against its fragmentation and darkness ..