“So why have you come to Sahaja Yoga? Give up those nonsensical ideas, try to take to Spirituality. Pure Spirituality. Purity is the word. Purity you must have and purity within is (that) you can easily, easily establish with Sahaja Yoga.”
“Your witness state has to improve. Witness state has to be projected so much that this conditioning and ego of reaction will finish off. You will have no more reactions, but you will just witness. And the knowledge that is real comes always, always through witnessing. If you do not know how to witness, then whatever knowledge you have is nothing but through your ego or through your, we can say, conditionings. It’s not absolute knowledge.”
“So to get the absolute knowledge about anything, what you have to do is to reach the point of absoluteness. To reach the point where you are absolutely clean, pure, Nirmala. Now, don’t condemn yourself if you have some defects, there has to be, you are all human beings. But all these defects, with your power of spirituality, you can absolutely overcome.”
“See all these things you have here, there is so much harmony among them. So much harmony, because it is done with love. If you do anything with love, it is very harmonious, it creates such harmony among people. You see, the enjoyment of each other’s company, the enjoyment of each other’s achievements is ‘so much’ joy-giving that I cannot describe it in words. It is impossible. Words cannot communicate to you that feeling that you have; as I told you, you feel as if you are in the Garden of Eden.”
“That sort of a feeling should come into you when you, your Self you know. Because when you know your Self, actually you know your own being and you are so happy that your Self is so beautiful, that you are so beautiful, that you are so joyous, that you have all these things. To know that within you, is really, really very much fragrant with enjoyment. That state you must have. I see sometimes when you are overjoyed to dance and sing and do… that’s something really very good. But all the time your Spirit should dance, at the smallest things. At a little thing that is made, say something artistic you see; something you see – a gesture of kindness, a gesture of gratitude – you feel that depth of that feeling. For example today I saw the (Indian) flag. Independence, when we got it, we made this flag. I’d seen this flag put up when the other flag (the colonial British one) was brought down. I cannot tell you what was the feeling that governed me. Such a feeling that the truth has, somehow or other, overcome the untruth. That justice has been shown over the injustice. That feeling is still so much – I can’t even see the flag. If I see it, I remember the whole history, the whole thing: how many people sacrificed, how many martyrs there were, how much people have fought for it – that flag stands for that. And you stand for all that! You stand for all those ideals. You stand for all those sacrifices, and you stand for all that is to be achieved for bettering human beings. You have to achieve a great deal for others. You have to work within yourself what you can do for others; what you can achieve for others; what is the best way to imbibe those qualities within you that you become an absolutely unique personality.”
“As I told you, there have been many great leaders and many great people who are remembered by many people. Now what you should see –what made them so great? Why so many years, people still remember them? I have given you the statue of Shivaji Maharaj. Now he was another soul – a great soul – who had such principles and such a beautifying life, in his language, in his attitude, in everything. With all that, he was a very brave person. Once you have this, you will not deter from doing anything that is important. You will have no fear of any kind. You will not go round and round, but you will know how to find a solution and how to work it out. This will happen to you; if you really know yourself you will have such powers of courage. You will not be a daredevil, but with wisdom. Courage with wisdom, you will have. And that is what is your Self which will give you lots of wisdom and lots of courage. It’s not a ‘fighting spirit’, it’s not a ‘violent nature’, it’s not a ‘fool nature’, but it’s a very silent, beautiful, courageous attitude. There’s a story about one Chinese saint – that when this Chinese saint was asked by one king that he should teach how to fight to his cocks – they were having cock-fights. So the Chinese saint said: “Alright, bring your cock here, I’ll teach him how to fight.” And the Chinese saint must have put some wisdom into the head of the cock! Can you imagine? And when they took them for that fight, what they found – that cock was just standing! It would not attack, it would not retreat but just stand! And all the cocks ran away from the field. Because in that standing was the power of wisdom and power of courage. Courage is silently very powerful. You don’t have to bomb anybody, you don’t have to kill anybody..
“And that is another quality, which you’ll express. It is very polite, very sweet, you will be standing with that courage. I know so many of you are like that. There’s no struggle, there’s no fight, just standing with courage and doing whatever is right. And that is quite possible because you have now the connection with the Almighty. You have the connection with the Param Chaitanya, and that will work out everything. I’ll be very, very happy to say that today I am seeing so many of you are such good Sahaja Yogis, so many of them. And if you find anyone who is not, ..Please tell me. 🙂 Please find out if there is anyone who is trying to be very oppressive and who is trying to control everything, who is trying to make money, who is trying to have lust and greed being expressed.”
“Unless and until you are dharmic, you cannot have any achievement in Sahaja Yoga.. Also in India, we have problems of dishonesty. There are dishonest people. This is our special temperament :-), I think, we have very corrupt people. India has become so corrupt. I can’t believe it. I was here about thirty-five years back, we had never heard of corruption. Now they have become so corrupt, and that’s what enters – that also enters into Sahaja Yoga. When that enters into Sahaja Yoga, they will be just found out and will be punished – not by me, by you, but by their own Kundalini. So every country has its own speciality [Mother laughs] as far as doing something wrong. We are not here to do anything wrong. We are not going to express ourselves as wrong people, but we are here to prove that we are perfect! We are wonderful people. That is what is the Self, that we are perfect. We don’t have to go according to what we were. It’s a new realm we have reached, it’s a new area we have reached, and let us enjoy that great. I think all of you understand me that today I am a little worried about people who are dragging Sahaja Yoga down. And they should understand that I understand everything. .. It is obvious that they are nowhere near Sahaja Yoga. Sahaja Yoga purifies you every day. You see one experience, you see one person, you see some events, and it purifies you. That’s the sign. Supposing I see somebody, a dishonest man, immediately I start finding:’ I hope I am not doing any dishonesty myself!’ Just imagine that you are the one who is the curator, correcting influence on yourself. Where do you stand? Do you stand on the correction point, or on getting finished with it?”
“Yesterday’s lecture everybody liked very much, but this is the extension of that lecture that I am telling you. That you are very great people, you can save the whole world! I must say I never expected all this to happen in my lifetime, and it has happened, and I see you as very great, very great people. Especially ladies have to work it out more, because I am a woman and women have a special capacity to love, and to bear. I expect all of you to become beautiful, beautiful Sahaja Yogis, and that nothing can convince the whole world but your work, your abilities and also your power to love. So many things I have seen, experienced about you people, and when I think about them I really feel very happy. I have seen people, how they have managed and looked after so many things which were difficult, and have worked it out. So now we are in for a new world, and in that new world, a new race of Sahaja Yogis have to show their results, they have to show their powers and their courage and their understanding. It is not serious, it is not frivolous, but it is joyous! It is just joy that you have to feel about yourself. I am telling you all this because this is within you, within your power. It is all the time residing within you, and that you have faced it also.
So I wish you all a very, very happy Birthday, so that you people have a New Birth and New understanding, and a New Personality. Try to accept that personality, try to respect it – that personality is your Self. May God bless you!”
(India, March 21, 2003 – all the above are excerpts from Shri Mataji’s Birthday Speech to sahaja yoga meditation practitioners gathered together from all over the world for a 3 days meditation seminar and birthday celebration with lots of artistic performances, diverse workshops and “the best Meditation” while making new friends, listening to great yoga=connection experiences, and More!)