!!Jai Shri Mataji!!
Importance of Puja and Havana
…….”The first and foremost thing is the assumption, the faith, that we are the Spirit and that the rest is superimposition. You have to assume that within yourself. After realization, it should become very easy. That you are something much more, something very different from what you have known so far.
So now the new situation arises: that you do not have a blind faith that has come out of an experience. So your intellect should not fight it. It should not try to challenge it. If it starts challenging it and if you hear to your intellect, you will again go down. Even if you get the glimpses of a star in the sky, then the scientist believe that there is a star. So in the same manner, even if you get glimpses of your realization, you have to at least believe that you are also the Spirit. You go on sticking to that experience and keeping your attention on the fact that you are the Spirit. Tell your intellect not to cheat you any more. You can turn the face of your intellect by this.
Now your intellect will start working for the pursuit of the Spirit. This is what faith means. Faith gives rise to pure intelligence. Now once you have seen clouds removed, still there are clouds. So you have to use the wind to remove the clouds, wind of the Holy Ghost. And- that you know -there are many ways of taking advantage of the wind. So the wind comes from some other source. That is the source of the Holy Ghost, your own Kundalini. And also you have in person the primordial Kundalini before you. Compared to many other seekers who came before you, you are very fortunate.
Because worshipping any Vigraha, any statue of self- created vibrations of Mother Earth people had big problems. They had to first of all do a meditation, which was called as Sarvikalpa Samadhi. That means in that state you had to concentrate on such a statue, Vigraha. Vigraha means the one, which is a vibrating statue, and try to raise your Kundalini. And Kundalini used to come up to your Agnya, but the jumping beyond the Sahasrara was an impossible task because one has to go from form to formless. And it was so difficult to get out of form to formless, and even to concentrate on abstract or formless was another impossible task. As the Muslims did or many others tried to do. Under these circumstances it was necessary that the formless had to take a form so that there were no more complications. As soon as you concentrated on the form you became formless. Like you have ice before you, as soon as you start touching the ice, it melts away and you start feeling the cool.
So the problem is very easily solved now. Puja is one of the things by which you can excite the forms into formless. Now your centres are the centers of energies, but they too have a guiding deity sitting on all these Chakras. They are also the formless made into forms. And when you do the Puja, the form melts into formless energies. And these formless energies start flowing, and then blows the wind. And that is how these misidentifications; these superimpositions on the Spirits are removed”..”
(Extract of Talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Paris, June 18, 1983)