“But the difference between the reality and unreality is such that we think if we talk about it, we have done it. This is the illusion – the Mahamaya. We live with it and we carry on with it. We are very happy with it because it means you do not have to face any reality. You can live with unreal life.
But you cannot even live with unreal life, can you? That is not going to give you joy. With unreality you are not going to be satisfied. You are not going to get your joy, you are not going to get your meaning and you are going to discard yourself by the useless thing, unless and until you find out why are you here. So everybody wants to find out in a way but honestly [per gram?(unclear)].
He wants to find out the reality on one side; on the other side the slippery ground is always taking him away from the reality. The struggle is on within us. You have to just keep yourself on the ground, not allow yourself to be slipped out into any extreme behavior for anything whatsoever. Just be there – it works out. But we are extremist in everything, we go to extremes.”
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi, Public Program, Caxton Hall, London ( UK ), 1 September 1980