More On Holi

"This festival of Holi was made by Shri Krishna so that human beings would see the whole world as leela (play). By coming into Sahaja Yoga you have become leelamay (playful). You get completely absorbed in music and enjoy it. You have love and pure feelings for one another. You do each work with great beauty and morality. But to be leelamay is to stop at Visshuddhi Chakra. After that, one has to move on Agnya. On the Agnya Chakra is tapas or penance. Then you should think about the burning of Holika which was due to Prahlads penance. We also have to ascend on that tapa because you have reached the Visshuddhi level; that you live together with love for each other. At Visshuddhi you have become collective, got love and universal brotherhood. When you become universal then your caste, creed, countries all drop away."

"On Holi we should burn all those things which spoil our attention and damage the Agnya. Then this attention will clear out and we will celebrate Holi with joy and understanding."

"When your attention goes to Visshuddhi then you see the Shakti of Shri Krishna, Shri Radha, who is Allahad Dayini, the giver of joy. Just by seeing Her people feel joyous. She is the Allahad Dayini Shakti which is in flowers, in children; and it can awaken in you. Till the depth comes this Allahad Dayini Shakti will remain verbal. Think about the combination of these two. It is very important for us to get depth within and to give joy from that depth is equally important."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Holi Celebrations, Delhi 1991