A Talk of H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
18.01.1983, VAITARNA, Mumbai
So now we are coming to the end of our first half tour. Now we have to look back on ourselves and try to find out what we have achieved out of this.
WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT SAHAJ YOGA IS NOT DONE THROUGH BRAIN ACTIVITIES. LIKE MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT IF YOU JUST TELL YOURSELF; “ YOU HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS” , IT WILL WORK OUT. IF YOU HAVE TO ALL THE TIME, INFORM YOURSELF THAT, “ OH , YOU MUST GET RID OF PARTICULAR PROBLEM”, IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT. OR SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT IF THEY TELL SOMEBODY THAT; “THIS IS WRONG WITH YOU AND YOU SHOULD GET WELL”, IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT. IT IS NOT SO, BECAUSE SAHAJ YOGA DOES NOT WORK ON MENTAL LEVEL. IT WORKS ON SPIRITUAL LEVEL, WHICH IS A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL THAN MENTAL LEVEL.
So what you have to do, is to understand, how to correct your chakras, and you must understand, how to work out your machines. Perhaps people still live on mental level and try to solve problems on mental level. And that’s why all the problems start coming up. Now if you have a problem with any chakras or there is anything catching, or you find that there is something wrong, no use working it on any other level, but spiritual level. Some people believe that if they have dressed up like something, or if they outwardly behave like something, they become that. That is not true. Like we have hippies in the west and they think that they have become primitive. You do not become primitive by any means, because you are so over developed that you cannot become primitive. So by just doing something mentally, we do not become that.
Now this mental level can go even further, in a subtle way, into people. Some of you might feel that by knowing some of the Arati and things by heart, you will achieve weight, is not true also, because that is also words. But if that is an awakened thing within you, then they become a ‘mantra’ and then you can work it out. But first of all you must achieve a certain standard to have that power to create the mantras. Also when you say some ‘arati’ , it is not necessarily possible that it will work out. LET US FACE THE THINGS AS THEY ARE AND NOT TO BE CONDITIONED BY ANYTHING ELSE. YOU HAVE TO ACHIEVE A CERTAIN DEPTH WITHIN YOURSELF TO ‘EVEN’ ENLIGHTEN THE MANTRA.
First of all you should have clear-cut vibrations, minimum of minimum. If you have certain chakras catching, then try to improve your chakras with the photograph; with all the due respect to the photograph. It’s only the photograph which is going to work it out, nothing else,- or if I am there. but once if you have achieved a certain state of enlightenment, then you can use mantras otherwise also, it will help you. But first of all your heart must be clear.
I HAVE FOUND OUT IN GENERAL, THERE ARE TWO CHAKRAS ,OVERWHELMINGLY, NOT WORKING ALRIGHT IN MOST OF THE WESTERN PEOPLE. FIRST IS THE HEART. THAT MEANS HEART IS NOT CLEAR, THAT HEART IS NOT CLEAN, THAT IN THE HEART, YOU STILL ARE A SMALL PERSON; IN THE HEART YOU HAVE NOT PLACED YOUR MOTHER. YOU HAVE TO PURIFY YOUR HEART, BY LOOKING AT THE PHOTOGRAPH AND PUTTING ALL LOVING FEELINGS ABOUT YOUR MOTHER, UNDERSTANDING HER DIVINE WORK AND PUTTING HER INTO YOUR HEART . IF THE HEART IS NOT CLEAR, THEN EVERYTHING HAS NO MEANING, BECAUSE IT IS A DARK HEART WHICH IS DOING ALL THESE THINGS. THE HEART HAS TO BE CLEAN, ABSOLUTELY SURRENDERED AND MUST TRY TO PUT ME BEFORE EVERYTHING ELSE. I CAN TELL YOU BECAUSE WE ARE ALL SAHAJ YOGIS, I CANNOT SAY THIS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SAHAJ YOGIS.
Now, we always try to relate Sahaj Yoga from our own terms, not from the terms that belong to God. God is what He is. He cannot change himself; you have to change. So whatever we think about God, we want to put on that. For example; if someone thinks that he tries to be nice or good to me, or if he is close to me, ‘ so called’ or if he thinks that he is organizing better or he is doing this work or that work, or anything else like that, where he thinks feels that he is important because he is doing this job or that job, then one must know that all this is mental. Actually you are doing nothing. Whenever you try to do something , you really confuse yourself and confuse Me also. We have seen yesterday’s example. I was sure that they had to go next day, but nobody would listen to me and they rushed away and they found that the tickets were brought for the next day. This knowledge comes to you, if you are clear hearted. As yesterday I said, you better not come. I did not know what was the situation there. I just said, “ don’t come” . Finished, because I knew what was going to happen. So this clear-cut idea comes to you when your heart is clear. BUT FIRST OF ALL PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE TO WORK IT THROUGH YOUR HEART AND NOT THROUGH YOUR BRAIN. When we have to work out things through our brain, we try to develop our brain, isn’t it?, by memorizing, by practicing something, teaching our brain how to think, how to go this way, that way. We try to train our brain. NOW WE HAVE TO TRAIN OUR HEART IN SAHAJ YOGA, AND TO TRAIN OUR HEART IN SAHAJ YOGA ONE HAS TO KNOW FIRST OF ALL THAT IT IS ENVELOPED EITHER BY EGO OR BY SUPEREGO. THE LIMBIC AREA ACTUALLY REPRESENTS THE HEART. AND IF THERE IS EGO, HEART WILL ALWAYS BE ‘SO CALLED’ HEART. IT WILL NOT BE THE REAL HEART THAT WILL BE WORKING BUT IT IS ONLY MENTAL PROJECTION, AND YOU WILL FEEL THAT I AM DOING IT FROM MY HEART. THAT’S NOT SO.
Now then supposing what should we do, if we have weak heart. You might say, you should try to sort of tell yourself that, that’s not good and this is not good, this and that and all kinds of mental suggestions or auto suggestions or the way psychiatrists and all that give you suggestions. That’s again mental. So that’s not the way it is going to work out. We must understand that, what we have to do is to raise the left side and put it to the right side. There is no other way. You have to just work it out with your hands. Your hands are working it out and not your brain. So use your hands, and the methods of Sahaj Yoga.
Now, everyone must have the regular sitting in the water everyday. That’s important. Every morning you must do your meditation, because on mental level, we feel, we have been with Mother, alright. This exposure is alright. You came, you saw how Indians are and how they are light on their feet and how they are good for Sahaj Yoga. But after seeing all that, you have to know that Sahaj Yoga is to be worked out, is not to be thought out. You just cannot think about it. Whatever you may try to do through your thought, you cannot achieve any results in Sahaj Yoga. You have to use your hands, you have to use your feet, you have to soak your feet in water, because water is the ocean. All these five chakras, or say six chakras which are,- I say five because the one is Mooladhara chakra, which is the first, and the seventh and the topmost is your brain. SO IN-BETWEEN FIVE CHAKRAS, WHICH ARE THERE, ARE TO BE HANDLED FULLY, WITH THE IDEA THAT THEY ARE BASICALLY MADE OF MATTER, AND THESE FIVE ELEMENTS CONSTITUTE THE BODY OF THESE CHAKRAS. NOW, THESE CHAKRAS, IF THEY ARE TO BE CORRECTED, WE HAVE TO CORRECT THEM BY TAKING OUT ALL THE PROBLEMS OF THESE CHAKRAS INTO THE ELEMENTS FROM WHICH THEY HAVE COME. For example; a person, who is very right sided person, so he has to give balance by the left side. Of course raising with a hand is alright, but what about the element? Right sided person has all the elements which give heat, we can say the light, we can say the fire. So for the people who are right sided, the light is not going to help much. Like if you put the light before the photograph and those who are ego oriented people, if you just use the light, it is not going to work out. So what is going to work out is the Mother earth and the water element which is cooling. Even ice is very helpful to the people who are right sided. So all cooling effects should be used for correcting your right sidedness. So that you cool it down. SAME ABOUT THE FOOD. IN FOOD, THOSE WHO ARE RIGHT SIDED PEOPLE, SHOULD TAKE TO FOODS WHICH ARE LEFT SIDED, THAT IS CARBOHYDRATES, MEANS THEY SHOULD BECOME PARTIALLY VEGETARIANS OR QUITE A LOT OF VEGETARIAN, AND SHOULD EAT THE THINGS AT THE MOST LIKE CHICKENS BUT NOT FISHES, NOT SEA FOOD BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL HOT. THAT’S HOW YOU TREAT MATERIAL SIDE OF YOUR CHAKRAS. NOW THE LEFT SIDED PEOPLE SHOULD USE THE ‘DEEPA’- IS THE LIGHT, OR THE FIRE, TO CORRECT THEIR LEFT SIDE. ALSO IN FOOD, SUCH PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE MORE TO NITROGENOUS, MEANS, PROTEINS AND FOOD LIKE THAT. THEY SHOULD TAKE MORE PROTEINS.
Secondly, you should not be tense with me. There is no need to be tense. If I find something wrong with you, if I scold you also, it is for your good. If I say a good word it is for your good. My Sahaj Yoga works this way. I HAVE NO MALICE AGAINST ANYONE IN THE WHOLE WORLD, NO MALICE AT ALL, AND NO ANGER FOR ANYONE IN THIS WORLD. I HAVE NOTHING BUT COMPASSION. BUT IN COMPASSION SOMETIMES I HAVE TO SCOLD AND IN SAME COMPASSION I HAVE TO SPEAK IN A VERY COMPASSIONATE MANNER. SO BOTH WAYS IT HELPS YOU. SO THANK GOD THAT YOU HAVE SOMEBODY, WHO WILL CORRECT YOU AT THE RIGHT TIME, FOR YOUR GOOD, BECAUSE YOU ARE SAINTS, AND YOU HAVE COME ON THIS EARTH TO ESTABLISH GOD’S KINGDOM. THAT’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. AND IF YOU ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT RESPECTED, WHO ARE NOT SENSIBLE, WHO HAVEN’T GOT THE DIGNITY, WHO BEHAVE IN A CHEAPISH WAY, HOW CAN PEOPLE ACCEPT YOU?
SO THIS HEART CHAKRA IS TO BE LOOKED AFTER, THAT WITH YOUR HEART, DESIRE THAT YOU WILL KEEP YOUR MOTHER PLEASED.
Even if I am angry with you, don’t feel bad about it. That’s one of the signs that Sahaj Yoga has not yet developed. If I scold you, it is because there is something in you, which has to go away and which I must scold, so it will go away. So accept it just as a correcting point that is good for you. Some sort of a thorn is within you, which has to be taken out by another thorn and Mother has taken it out. ONCE YOU WILL START UNDERSTANDING THE COMPASSION OF YOUR MOTHER, YOU WILL NOT MIND MY SAYING ANYTHING TO YOU, MY CORRECTING YOU, OR MY TELLING YOU THAT THIS IS WRONG, BECAUSE I HAVE TO DO THAT. THOSE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE A GOOD HEART, CLEAN HEART, CANNOT UNDERSTAND THIS, VERY DIFFICULT. SO YOU KEEP YOU KEEP YOUR HEART CLEAN TOWARDS YOUR MOTHER. WHATEVER I DO FOR YOU, IS JUST A BLESSING, ALWAYS A BLESSING FOR YOU. WHATEVER I DO FOR YOU IS A BLESSING, REMEMBER THAT.
Now, another chakra, which is horribly caught up with most of you is your Nabhi chakra, suggesting that you are still very very materialistic. It becomes subtler and subtler and subtler. So try to understand that matter is not so important. MATTER IS JUST THERE TO PLEASE EACH OTHER, SPECIALLY TO PLEASE YOUR MOTHER. IT HAS NO OTHER VALUE WHATSOEVER. So you should not try to be materialistic. In the sense that, you see, for a little thing you have to do this, for a little you have to do that. Nothing is important; if it works out, well and good and if it doesn’t work out well and good. SO YOU SEE NABHI CHAKRA IS VERY INDIVIDUALISTIC, VERY INDIVIDUALISTIC. It is everybody’s personal thing. If your desire is only upto Laxmi point, that you want to have more money, or you care for little things, here and there, without any spiritual value to it, then your Laxmi tattwa at the most might be awakened. BUT THIS LAXMI TATTWA HAS TO BECOME MAHALAXMI TATTWA. THAT IS FOR YOUR ASCENT. AND JUST TO GET INTO THAT MAHALAXMI TATTWA, WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO USE ALL YOUR MATERIAL BEING IN SUCH A WAY THAT YOU PLEASE ME. That is very important. So you should not do something that will not please me. That is very important. Everybody must understand.
I want you to understand that when you dress up also, certain things I don’t like at all- like disheveled hair- at all. That might be a fashion, or whatever but I don’t like it. Always must be properly combed, properly done hair. These modern things you should give up, of disheveled hair, because this is the sign of real Bhoots coming in. if you have disheveled hair, the bhoots, recognize that person and they get into such a person, who has disheveled hair. So try to make your hair in proper way. See now Indians, how they make their hair. Look at them, they all make their hair properly, because I have nothing to do with your hair. I am not a hair stylist person or anything. But if you do not have your hair properly combed and done then definitely you are in for trouble. So take heed to these things.
Then some people have a habit of being untidily dressed. That’s also not a good thing. You have to be tidily dressed, not because it is material, but it is very important that if it is not so, that kind of material will attract all the badhas ( negativities) into it. You must keep yourself clean neat because these Badhas should not enter. ALL THESE IDEAS THAT HAVE COME TO THE WEST HAVE COME FROM SOME SATANIC FORCE. IT DOES NOT LOOK BEAUTIFUL. IN ANY WAY IT DOES NOT LOOK GOOD FOR ANY SPIRITUAL PERSON. WE HAVE TO CHANGE OUR STYLES THAT WILL BE APPEALING TO THE DIVINE AND NOT TO THE BHOOTS. We do not want any bhoot to come on us. If you understand this simple fact, then you may start dressing up in a way, that may not be modern, may not be ancient, whatever it is, is neat, clean, spick and span. Otherwise also if you see to the matter point more and more, no use of accumulating thousand and one things, which are plastic in temperament and nature. You should have few things which have spiritual value. So try not to accumulate all these nonsensical things to you. Gradually you will find, you will reduce. You go on reducing. You will have simpler lives, better things and spiritual things. Whatever you buy, see the vibrations and then buy, otherwise just don’t buy, because all kind of nonsensical bhoots will be in your house and you will be troubled. So whatever you want to buy you must see on your vibratory awareness. If you cannot understand, ask somebody else, a sahaj yogi, to help you. But don’t go on buying things just because you think, they are cheap, or they are nice or good. So try to buy things which vibration wise are alright and if it is not so, finish it. Its nothing important, “ I must buy this, I have to go to Bombay to buy this” that’s a wrong idea.
Now, attention has to be inward, all the time. I have seen that our attention is outward. Because of that, what we see outside is not good for vibrations. But if your attention is inside you will not buy anything that is not good for vibrations or you will not own something, you will just throw it away. BUT THE ATTENTION IS OUTSIDE AND BECAUSE OF THAT YOU JUST DON’T KNOW HOW TO JUDGE A THING. NABHI CHAKRA HAS TO BE ATTENDED TO; FOR THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO THINK, YOU HAVE TO WORK IT OUT. SEE WHICH SIDE OF NABHI IS CATCHING ,IF THE RIGHT SIDE IS CATCHING, FOR YOU THE SUGAR IS THE BEST. SUGAR REPRESENTS MANY THINGS. SUGAR MEANS ALSO YOUR TONGUE SHOULD BE SWEET. YOU SHOULD TALK SWEETLY. PEOPLE THINK IF YOU TALK SWEETLY TO SOMEONE THEN PEOPLE WILL START THINKING THAT YOU ARE GOOD FOR NOTHING OR YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY A MEEK PERSON. YOU HAVE TO BE MEEK. WE HAVE TO BE MEEK AND HUMBLE. WE MUST LEARN HOW TO TALK SWEETLY TO EACH OTHER. AND IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW TO SPEAK, THEN TAKE MORE SUGAR, VIBRATED SUGAR. THAT WILL MAKE YOUR TONGUE SWEETER AND YOUR IDEAS WILL BE SWEETER ABOUT OTHER PERSON THAN HARSH OR CRITICIZING.
So, for the right sided people sugar is suggested. For the left sided people- salt. Left sided people should take Salt more., and with salt they can solve many problems, because salt gives them a personality, a composure by which they can express themselves in a way, which is dignified and also not very lethargic. So the speed of your talks or behavior or everything should be in centre. It should not be lethargic, nor should be too quick and fast and hectic.
So, you will understand Sahaj Yoga is a central point of everything. Everything in centre, one should try to do, not one extreme to another extreme. If you talk too much or jabber too much, and if you are fast, try to reduce your speed by ‘alertly’ looking at it. You have to be alert; “see- my speed is going up. There is no need for me to talk, let me stop.” But those who do not talk at all, also not good. So those who talk and those who do not talk, have to understand only one thing that whatever we talk, we talk in the centre. Once you understand that, your response to things will be absolutely central, balanced and beautiful. Now, this is all I can say at this time because the time is short also for us.
We have all enjoyed our stay all over, I think so. You all have been happy all over and we have worked it out very well, and it has been quiet a lesson to all of us and also a very great experience of enjoyment. SO NOT TO FEEL GUILTY ABOUT ANYTHING, BECAUSE FEELING GUILTY YOU DO NOT GET OVER IT. FEELING GUILTY IS AN ESCAPE. YOU MUST FACE IT. YOU MUST FACE IT AND SEE, CORRECT YOURSELF AND BE ONE WITH IT. THAT IS A MUCH BETTER WAY, THAN TO JUST TO GO ON FEELING GUILTY OR AGGRESSIVE. THAT’S NOT THE WAY, BECAUSE AS I SAID ITS ALL MENTAL.
So if you understand these few points on these two chakras, is Nabhi and your Heart. If you understand these two points clearly, that you must keep it clear, and the expression of that will show in your behavior, in your dress, in your walk, gait, talking and everything outside.
But you cannot go from outside to inside. Supposing somebody says that, “Alright Mother, I have combed my hair very well, so I am alright,” its not so. Not necessarily. Even if you have combed your hair, you might be possessed by a bhoot. But at least there are less chances. So one has to understand that it has to be worked out. I think this must be really screwed into your head that Sahaj Yoga is to be worked out. YOU CANNOT JUST TELL YOURSELF, “ OH I AM VERY HAPPY” BECAUSE IT PAMPERS YOUR EGO. OR ‘VERY UNHAPPY’ BECAUSE IT IS TROUBLING THROUGH YOUR SUPER-EGO. I AM NOT VERY HAPPY, I AM NOT VERY UNHAPPY, THAT’S NOT THE WAY. YOU HAVE TO BE IN JOY. AND THESE THINGS CANNOT WORK OUT. YOU SHOULD HAVE PATIENCE WITH YOURSELF, LOVE FOR YOURSELF AND DIGNITY THAT YOU ARE SAHAJ YOGIS. EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS TO WORK IT OUT FOR HIMSELF SO THE WHOLE CAN BE ALRIGHT. THERE COULD BE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE ONLY WORRIED ABOUT OTHERS. WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF AND SEE THE GOOD POINTS OF OTHERS. Not the bad points, but good points of others, and also if somebody tells you that you must organize, go fast and all that, not to feel bad. We have to be like that, we have to be very quick. We have to do so much work in this world we have no time to waste. One has to be very quick and we have to be very prompt and healthy about it.
As you know that in this trip you have seen that how much work I have been doing compared to you, and I am so much older compared to you people. Alright, you can say that, “ Mother you are Adi Shakti.” Its all right. But I am your ideal. In any case if somebody is your ideal, try to become like that person, try to imbibe those qualities in you.
May God bless you.
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi