Many people have always asked me that why God created this Universe. Of course, we are not supposed to ask questions to God. It’s easy to ask questions to Mataji when She is giving a lecture. But God is a person who is beyond questions. And why He created Universe is something like why I wore all these ornaments. As I am not habituated of wearing ornaments, but I have to do it. I have to do it just to please you people, or we can say that God created this earth, just to please His own children, just to make them happy, just to make them enter into the Kingdom of God, to give all that what He has got.
So He had to create this creation in such a way that He could create His own image, reflect it and make it enjoy itself. It’s a very mutual appreciation, as we call it, andolan. Whatever He does for us, is for His own pleasures. But the beauty of it is that your pleasure is His pleasure. And the other way round is, His pleasure should be your pleasure, too.
Once that becomes the fact that the pleasure of God becomes your pleasure, you enter into that beautiful arena of heavenly joy, swargiya anand. Only if it is one-sided enterprise or one-sided effort, it gets lost. Human efforts are one-sided, but God’s efforts are such that they cannot be enjoyed unless and until they are reflected by.
So whatever He has given us we cannot count them, we can only say they are blessings, because it’s an abstract way of saying things. That is the blessing of God, that He has given all the blessings. It’s an abstract thing, because we cannot count, we cannot give it a form, we cannot say what He has done for us.
And when this joy of His creation is felt in our heart, once we start enjoying that joy within ourselves, then it becomes a complete picture. When it is complete you cannot describe it, because it is not relative. You can just enjoy it. And that is how the depth of enjoyment is described, that at that depth, what are we to say? We are lost. The drop has become the ocean and the ocean has become the drop.
First the ocean becomes the drop and then drop becomes the ocean. And then the ocean tries to become the drop. It’s a beautiful system of give and take, which can only be appreciated by people who have tasted the nectar of the beauty of God’s love. It’s very easy to say there is no God. It’s the easiest thing to say. But it is even easier to enjoy God than that. Is the easiest thing to enjoy Him because He is so available. He is so anxious. The whole purpose of creation is to give you joy, to give you happiness.
As today when I had to go to the bank, I was wondering, “I have never worn these ornaments anytime in life, and today as the time has come and I have to wear.” I just thought of it, “It’s just for my children”. If I have to wear them, what does it matter? Just to make them happy, what does it matter? If they feel happy, then My happiness is complete. But you felt for Me, that I should wear, itself shows that you wanted to see them on Me. Is also such esteem of your very subtle bhakti, very subtle love for your Mother.
In these modern times, to have such bhaktas, itself is a big blessing for Me. So as you say, “Mother, bless us,” I say, “You also bless Me.” You have already blessed me by this beautiful arrangement you have made, the way you have put yourself, surrendered yourself for this great puja. Because all is such an interdependent process. You do the puja. I can’t do the puja. You have to do the puja. When you do the puja, the chakras are awakened. Mine are awakened, but in you they are awakened.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Celebration of Birthday in Bombay 30-03-1983