Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Devi Puja - On Nature of Father & Mother Within Us

During the Devi Puja, 26th March 1985, Shri Mataji has
 said:

(translated from Hindi)

On today’s auspicious occasion we have gathered here.
Today is the 7th day of the Goddess. On the 7th day,
the Devi Goddess destroyed the various rakshasas and
sinners, because they were torturing the great saints
and rishis who were doing meditation and penance.

We wonder, ‘Mother, why they did so much penance? What
was the need?’ The reason for doing it was because
although human ascent was still low, yet their
aspiration was very high. They aspired to achieve the
Atma through the body. That is why they worked so hard
and did penance in this place. It is due to their
aspiration that today we are able to achieve this
height.

This does not mean that we should think that because
of the blessing of Sahaja Yoga we are some great
people or some specially chosen people by God. People
who think like that will receive a great shock. You
will see that those who are  simple, innocent, and
good-natured will ascend foremost and the rest will be
left behind. Therefore just receiving your Realization
is not the end.

On this auspicious occasion God Almighty has
manifested all His shaktis for your protection,
benevolence and welfare. In everything God is blessing
you. He wants to see you enter His kingdom. In a way
it is His desire that you should return to your
Father’s home and enjoy its comforts. But at least we
should be worthy of it. If we are not worthy of it
then how can we enter it? We should examine our
worthiness and see what it is.

The first thing is that you should come to your
Father’s house. Today I have also come to my Father’s
house. I feel like that because Himalaya is my Father.
On coming here, I cannot express in words the feelings
that are rising within me, but I think that today I
have found a great occasion to celebrate the glory of
my Father. A great opportunity has come before  me to
praise the glories of my Father and narrate the great
achievements of those who meditated here. With the
inspiration derived from the Himalayas they rose from
nowhere to such heights that they achieved the highest
state.

The Himalayas are the Sahasrara that Mother Earth has
created for you. This Sahasrara is to be worshipped.
This Sahasrara is very great. I don’t know if you can
see vibrations emitting from it. I am completely
engulfed by their vibrations that I cannot see
anything else. There are only vibrations and
vibrations. Nothing else. Those who are residing here
are swimming in vibrations and seem like fish swimming
in the ocean of vibrations. You cannot distinguish one
from the other. I cannot describe in words the
splendour of the beautiful vibrations that are spread
here. This is indeed the blessings of the Himalayas.

Foremost we recognize the ocean as our Guru. The ocean
is our Father. When the ocean leaves behind  all the
dirt of the World that is dumped into it and rises in
the sky as clouds, then it becomes completely pure and
beautiful. Floating in this state it reaches the feet
of the Himalayas and spreads as ‘Him.’ The word dhaula
means ‘completely pure’, nirmal. Dhar means ‘range.’
(The mountain range is called Dhauladhar.) Like these
pure ranges in the Himalayas, they are also to be
found in our brain, where they support an opening of
the Sahasrara. After this I cannot describe any
further but I can say this, that the auspicious
opportunity has come today of this connection; try to
avail it and go to its depth. Think that before it, we
are a dot of sand, an innocent child. There is nothing
so special in us that we can stand before its majesty.
What are we? It is so awesome!

The Himalayas are the Sahasrara of the whole Universe.
They have given the whole Universe so much comfort and
joy after which there is nothing more to be attained.
With the help of this Sahasrara, I have opened your
sahasraras. With the help of this Sahasrara, I have
realized that till the peace of the Himalayas settles
in you, till its greatness penetrates your behaviour ,
it is useless to open your Sahasrara. Otherwise your
Sahasrara will burn like a furnace. When I see a
furnace burning inside some people I wonder O God! Why
did I open his Sahasrar? There is so much smoke and
negativity coming out that it is better that his
Sahasrar closes. Like the opening of Pandora’s Box,
one does not know what all is coming out. It is
shocking to see snakes, scorpions and all the possible
negativity being thrown out of it.

Today we worship the Himalayas and the seven Goddesses
whose blessings are here, and pray to them to bless us
with Devi Shakti. We have received the blessings of
the Devi Shakti from a Mother. That is why, in the
form of Mother, let us come to the feet (Sharanagat)
of the Himalayas.  

Keep your attention on yourself. People think of
others. They think, ‘this person is bad. That person
is not good. That fellow is not good.’ What about
yourself? See yourself. Don’t look at others. ‘This
fellow does not do this, that fellow does not do
that.’ Watch what you are doing. Himalaya does not see
what the World has done with Him. How much they have
exploited Him. He only sees what He has to give, what
hard work He must do. How to nurture the people? How
to protect them? We have gotten our protection from
Himalaya’s Peak. From it we received the streams of
Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. All these streams flow
within us, nirmal, despite all the negativity we throw
in them. Despite the way we disrespect them. Yet,
Himalaya unhesitatingly flows His purity in them. But
all such things will soon end, they cannot go on
forever.

You should remember that I should find sweetness in
your tongue, sweetness in your talk,  tenderness in
your behavior. I am warning you that now I will not
forgive. To hurt anyone in any way is a great sin.
Kindly respect each other. You are a Sahaja Yogi. The
other is also a Sahaja Yogi. Today you may hold a
certain position which the other person may not have;
you have not achieved this position, I have bestowed
it upon you. I can remove you from it whenever I
please. That is why, please become worthy of it. With
great humility serve others.

Many people have reported to me that, ‘Mother, we will
only attend your lectures but not go to the centre.’ I
am very surprised that thousands attend my lectures,
then why do they get lost? Are you blocking them in
between like some negativity? Kindly pay attention to
what I am saying and look at yourself. Do not look at
others. What is it that I did? Did I do it like that?
Why did I do like that? Then you will know, you will
understand, when you will realize your mistake. Then
only you will be able to  correct yourself; then only
you will be able to recognize the greatness of this
Himalaya. Otherwise you will not be able to comprehend
it. You lack that perception, that vision, that
maturity, that discretion to realize what it is. Where
you have come, in whose lap are you sitting, in whose
lap you were born, nurtured, brought up; that is this
great Father of ours. Honour it’s glory and, in paying
homage to it, prove that the work you are doing will
be fruitful and will not be wasted.

In this way there is the great blessing of the seven
Goddesses upon you – they are like your maternal
aunts. They look after your welfare. There is a saying
that even if the mother dies, the maternal aunt should
not die because the maternal aunt lovingly indulges
the child. She looks after him, plays with him, amuses
him, protects him from hardships.
You can witness the movement of clouds in the sky,
making patterns in myriads of colours and hues, in
breathtaking  vistas. These are all plays to drench
you with beauty. There is a lot to be gained here. It
is to be seen that after receiving Blessings of Peace,
how beautiful you become.

This Puja is very special, many will go deep and
receive tremendous blessings. But first make your
attention steady. In your attention pray for peace,
“Mother, please bestow peace upon me.” Pray for peace
so that you may spread peace in the Universe. Then Joy
will come. Joy cannot come without Peace.

It will work out tremendously. I know it will work
out, because I have really tried first of all to curb
you down, and after curbing you down I think you
people should ascend because many things have fallen
out. Now don’t try to gather them or go back to them
and justify. Try to be without them.

May God Bless you.

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