“So, today, at this juncture, when we are celebrating the great event of Christ’s life, let us know that Christ is born within us, and the Bethlehem is within us. You don’t have to go to Bethlehem, it’s within us. He is there, and we have to look after it. It’s still a child. You have to respect it, and youhave to look after it. So the light … really glows and people know that you are realized souls. Nobody will doubt that you are not. May God bless you all” (HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Talk at Caxton Hall, London, 10.12.1979)
Remember Him morning, evening, every time December 22, 2014
“Remember Him morning, evening, every time. Remembering Christ brings down your ego very much. He did everything that was possible that you should not develop your ego. Everything that was possible. He was born as an ordinary carpenter’s son. Lived in the most ordinary conditions. Kept Himself behind the whole scene. He could have been born as Roman Emperor.
He could have been anybody there. But no He was born Himself. You know that He took his birth in a place where even ordinary people do not take their births. But, there also the light was there. Wherever He was born there was light and joy. And this is the thing we have to know, that we have lost the joy because we have forgotten God Almighty.
When we forget Him, that He is love and He is joy, naturally joy is also forgotten. And then we see people are not at all happy. They have affluence, they have money, they have everything, but still they are not happy. All the time they are in such a mess that you don’t know how to talk to them. If you say this word they’ll be angry. If you say that word they’ll be angry.
They are not at all normal human beings. They are sick people. Sick with their ego. It’s a very simple thing is to ask for forgiveness. How many times do we do that? Not even once a day, not even once a month, not even once a year. Even on a Christmas day if we could say, ‘Forgive us Oh Lord for whatever we have done so far.’ It will work out.”
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi – 18 December 1978, extract from public programme, Caxton Hall, London, UK.
Truth, it is not to be tolerated; it is to be enjoyed November 23, 2014
“Some people thought that Christianity would work out. Others thought that Islam might work out. Some thought it was Buddhism that is going to help us and some thought it is some other religion will help us, like Jainism or Zen. Now, if you really see all these human endeavors from a detached mind you will find that there is something missing in them. There are psychologists who said that it is the sex energy which is important and we should not be conditioned. So they used their ego to express themselves without any conditioning. And the others who believed that it is the will power that is important and you must develop your will power. But one should know that truth cannot be two. It has to be absolute. And the point at which we are today, we are absolutely diversified. So, we developed a new, another system by which we say we should be tolerant of everyone. We must tolerate everything; there should be coexistence of everyone. But it is a very vicarious imbalance. Any day it may blow off. Every moment there’s a danger that the whole thing might blow off; this tolerance might just topple down from this side to that side.
India is the greatest democracy – I have seen the democracy part of it. I have seen all the democracies of the world because I had a chance to visit most of them. I have seen all – most of the totalitarian governments, also the communist regimes all over the world. And I feel all of them have missed the point. In none of these organizations, people are happy. We can see clearly that there is a kind of a dearth everyone feels. If somebody thinks that fire is too much to burn the body you jump in the frying pan – it’s just the same. So this so-called tolerance also has no basis. On the contrary, in this tolerance we might even tolerate horrible people who are demonic. So the modern times, as we see, are full of confusion. No one knows who is right, who is wrong. It is all a relative world we live in. Everyone thinks that they are the best, and at the most they can tolerate each other. If it is Truth, it is not to be tolerated; it is to be enjoyed.[…]
We cannot establish any religion out of fear. Religion is within ourselves. It is to be awakened; it is the sustenance within us. If it is awakened we do not do anything that is wrong. In darkness if we are – we may bang at each other; we may do anything. But in the Light we know relatively how we stand to each other and there is no need to have toleration. Only the blind have to talk of toleration because they have to save themselves and save others because they are blind.”
Shree Mataji, Nirmala Devi, Public Program, Geneva ( Switzerland ), 30 August 1983
Christ is Pranava, Aum, Logos October 9, 2014
“Christ came on this Earth with this big message that somebody has to pass through this special problem. Now let’s see why the problem was there. We have to understand the problem that faced human beings at that subtle level where they had to work out this special, a very extraordinary Incarnation. The problem was that human beings had raised their heads. By raising their heads their ego and superego grew up around their limbic area, making it a very hard shell, just like an egg. A man developed his I-ness and only way to transform him into a bird, like an egg breaks up into a bird, was to make the Kundalini rise. But how to make that compact stuff where it is crossing, crossable, which can be crossed over, which can be passed through.
So they had to create this special Incarnation, which is nothing but Pranava, the Aum, the Logos as you call it, the sound of the All Pervading Power. To be put at a place where nothing but the power itself can remain, because anybody else, all other Incarnations who came on this Earth had all the five elements within them. But He was just the power, the energy, the complete energy. He didn’t have, for example we all human beings are made of five elements on the right hand side as I told you, and when we die the part that is our body, means one of the five koshas, as they call the cocoons of the body which is the matter, falls off. Then the water cocoon also falls off and the soul remains with the Spirit on your head and the Kundalini also there. But He was the only One who had no earth element in it. And so it was a very special type of an energy engulfed, engulfed into a human being was placed.”
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi – 6 October 1981, extract from public programme, Houston, USA.