“When your heart is open, first of all you forgive yourself and you forgive others, and you don’t see to your individual chakras and bother about others in the way that you’re concern about one individual ,but you look at the whole as a whole. You will then start talking about Sahaja Yoga – ‘How is Sahaja Yoga spreading, how many people are getting realization, how much responsibility I have done.’ ‘I should have done’ means not ego out of it but ‘I should do, what work can I do here, what mistakes the Sahaja Yogis have committed that it has not worked out, what is the situation, how I can help?’
This kind of a, you see sort of as if, like you really become a light and you want to give light. So what’s wrong with the lamp which is not giving light? But you don’t think about yourself, you think as a body – the whole thing. This is the first thing is to open your heart. As soon as you open your heart you will widen yourself, you’ll grow. For that you need not condemn yourself but opening your heart is – look at this ocean how it is touching all the shores but it is in itself, in its own maryadas.
If you try to press the ocean from any side it will show the other side. You cannot press it. It has its height, it had its limitations, it stays in its own limitations. So open hearted person is like this, it touches every shore but keeps to itself, its own maryadas. So this understanding if it comes, the expansion also is in such a manner that you do not go into individual corners and individual places, but you keep to yourself and you touch everyone.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – 27 May 1989, Istanbul, Turkey.