Why children suck their thumbs December 15, 2017
Warren: Many children suck their thumbs now…
Shri Mataji: Ah, that, this thumb (left thumb) they suck because you are catching on the left Swadhisthana.
The original sin November 29, 2017
“But the leader has to come. Somebody has to lead human beings. If you do not get the leader, they do not venture into it. Normally, they venture into all darkness, never onto the right side. This is what is the original sin, which also we should understand. In the Christian mythology they talk of the original sin.
The original sin was committed because of the schema, style the human beings are, that God created human beings like animals, that’s symbolic. Now He gave them freedom. But innocence was there, and He told them: “Keep in innocence. There is no need to destroy your innocence, and try to know something. If you are innocent, obedient and if you remain as you are, you’ll become the Spirit. But in freedom you must live. You must have freedom. Because without freedom, how can you get the supreme freedom? So you have freedom.” He gave them freedom. The animals are not. They are pashu. They are in the pash. Pash means they are in the bondage. They are not free. Human beings are free. If you want you can be a scorpion, you can be a lion, you can be an elephant, you can be anything. So this freedom was given, and was told that: “Don’t eat the fruit of knowledge.”
Now this fruit of knowledge was what? This knowledge is “avidya”, that we know of, like creating atomic bomb. We drifted onto this. There was no need for us to know. And this, when we started knowing, where are we? At the brink of destruction. By knowing how this world is made and what are the things and about the science and all that, we reached the point where we thought we can now use this, and we are using it for our destruction.
But the idea was different. First, it was to be innocent, to become the Spirit and then to know about these things so that you have the wisdom. So the whole thing failed at that point. That’s why it’s the original sin people talk of. That’s the original sin. If we had waited, we had become Spirits and then we had seen to what all knowledge is. You are different. Then you use it for the purpose of the betterment.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, October 29th, 1982
Homosexuality is a possession November 20, 2017
“I had a boy in New York who came to me who was like a boy, he had mustaches and everything, but talking like a woman, you know. I said what’s wrong with your … First I didn’t understand, you know, then they told me, “Mother he is something like that it is that and that.” I said all right.
But actually he was possessed by a woman. He was possessed by a woman. I removed that possession and he said now I look like and feel like a man and he started walking in a different way all together. He changed his gait and everything, and he was walking in a different way. Just imagine it was just a possession of a woman on him! So he was behaving like a woman and he was seeking a company of a man, instead of a woman, which he should seek. That’s the normal thing to do and he became abnormal.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, 1981-1018: Public Program, Santa Cruz
Truth is one August 22, 2017
“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
Absolute Truth August 12, 2017
“We have become human beings, up to a stage and now, we have to enter into the Kingdom of God, where you know the Absolute Truth, everybody knows the same truth, if God is one then why should there be so many truths, somebody says “Capitalism is good”, somebody says “Socialism is good”, somebody says “Communism is good”, I mean all kinds of things, and they fight, on that point. But nobody knows the Absolute Truth. And once you know the Absolute Truth, then there is no discussion, no argument, no fights.”
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi, Public Program at National Institute of Health, Washington, D.C. (USA), 14 October 1993