Yoga Kshema Ananya November 23, 2015
Shri Krishna has said in His “Gita” – you must know that Shri Krishna was a diplomat, He was not a mother, and He knew human beings how they are. He wanted them to go round and round to find out the truth, because nobody likes a straightforward statement.
At that time specially He just told it to Arjuna. He said three things for them, in which see His diplomacy, if you can see through the lines, is first one He said that you must get to gyana. He was not a good salesman because salesman will never tell you the best thing first, but He said you should take to gyana. That is what it is. “Gyana” means this knowledge on your central nervous system.
But the second thing He said, that you should do bhakti, “Whatever fruit or flower or water you give Me, I’ll take it, but you must do bhakti which is ananya.” Now if you know Sanskrit, “ananya” – when you are not the other, when you are a realized soul.
If you are not connected, what is the bhakti on you? Many people complain, “Mother, I have been fasting, I have been doing this, I did this, and see my condition. I have become a nervous wreck.” It’s not the mistake of God; you are not yet connected. It’s a simple thing like a telephone.
If the telephone is not connected, what’s the use of telephoning? You’ll spoil the telephone. So bhakti without the connection is wrong, that’s why Krishna has said it, “Yoga kshema vam aham” – “First yoga, then kshema.” First you must achieve your yoga and then your benevolence will come; otherwise it won’t work out. Very subtly He has put yoga first. Why didn’t He say “kshema – yoga”?
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi, Public Program. Madras (India). 6 December 1991
Wisdom is the balance between emotionality and rationality April 18, 2015
“There must be some reason for having rationality in us. Why God has given us rationality? He doesn’t believe in values like that. Rationality gives us the sense to understand that we cannot reach there through rationality because unless and until this thing happens to you, you are not going to believe.
You are not going to believe in it that this rationality on which we depend which is our support, which is we, we all the time think that our identification is complete with rationality and we are very rational, we are proud of it, the rationality also. So then you reach a point by, through rationality where you will understand that this is not the horse which will be useful any further.
This is the use of rationality; one way it takes you to that culminating point where you think it is to be decided or cannot be dependent upon, on the other side rationality gives you a view, a view which can be related later on, when you get realized.
You start understanding why rationality must be obtained, so it’s, it’s a teacher on a negative way, it’s a teacher on a negative way, but it’s a deception, because man was given freedom and he started using his freedom, he started using his rationality, when he reaches that point then he starts depending on his wisdom and wisdom is the balance between his emotionality and rationality, in the center, between his heart and his mind. ”
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi, 6.6.78