You cannot press it May 27, 2013
“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.
Matter can never give you Joy May 21, 2013
“If God has given us these material things and this matter to be used, are we not supposed to use them and are we not supposed to enjoy them? But we don’t enjoy, really. Before realization you cannot enjoy any matter, you can only form a habit and may become a slave of that matter – before realization, you understand. It’s a principle of – fundamental principle of economics that wants in general are never satiable. Means today you want to buy something like a carpet, all right, bought it.
So now that carpet becomes a headache because it’s your possession, you have to look after it. You have to insure it, you have to worry about it that it doesn’t get spoilt, first of all. And secondly you really get into another mood of buying something else. Now you’ve bought the carpet, finished. Then you have to have something else, then you have to have something else, then you have to have something else. So it does not satiate you, it does not give you the joy. Matter can never give you joy. It’s the Spirit that gives you joy.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – 20 May 1982, extract from talk to Sahaja Yogis, Brighton, UK.
You cannot organize ADI SHAKTI February 26, 2010
“Simple things I will tell you. They asked me: “Mother, what do you think of starting a Vishwa Nirmala Dharma [Universal Pure Religion] in Melbourne?” I said: “Alright.” I didn’t know it was going to be an association, [that] there was going to be an election and all; nothing. Vishwa Nirmala Dharma is everywhere. But they don’t have any association – nothing. It is just a kind of a society which is just spreading Vishwa Nirmala Dharma [the innate pure religion within us].
There is no sort of any organization about it. We only have Trusts. And we don’t want to have any electioneering or all that. Again, if some wrong type of people get in, then Sahaja Yoga will be ousted completely. So you can only have Trusts. And if you want to do something else, you can form it separately, but it should not be ‘Vishwa Nirmala Dharma’ or ‘Sahaja Yoga’ – nothing doing! Because I said ‘Yes’ – that doesn’t mean that you should go that far with forming ‘this’, ‘that’, association and all that. It is news to Me!
It will definitely grow, no doubt. But do not try to organize it. You cannot organize. Once you start organizing, then the growth can be stunted. Like you have seen bonsai. Bonsai when they cut it and organize it, becomes a small tree. But I haven’t seen any tree which grows; that if it is organized grows more. At the most you can nourish it, at the most you can water it, at the most you can see its needs. But you just cannot make it grow more.
All organizations cut the growth. In the beginning it may look that by organizing it, it has increased. Even religions like Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc., when organized and grow artificially are empty and hollow. We really want substantial people, substantial dharma – innate within ourselves. We don’t have to take to these artificial things.”
Shri Mataji’s Talk to Sahaja Yogis on 1st March, 1992 at Glenrock, Australia