Shri Mataji on Holi

"And not to become a person who is just outwardly something like Christian, Hindu, Muslim. No! Inside. Inside you have to become. Now as a result of that you have seen what Shri Krishna has said, that once you become from inside then I don't have to tell you, "Don't drink, don't do this, don't do that." Nothing. You just don't do it, you just don't do it, and you understand it so well that this should not be done, that should not be done. To overcome all kinds of nonsense of religion Shri Krishna's advent was there. It was a very important advent but I don't know how many people understand that. He came to show that it's all Leela, is all the play of God. What is there to be serious? What is there to be ritualistic? You cannot bind God in any rituals. That's why he came on this Earth, to tell you that you should not try to bind yourself by rituals which are nonsensical. This was his teaching so many years back, he taught this 6 thousand years back. But still, if you see in every religion, there are so many rituals going on. So when the incarnations died, people started rituals; funny stuff, even when Shri Krishna died, they didn't know what to do now. Because he said, "No more rituals ... just play Holi, be happy, joyous, dance and sing," that's what he said. Now what to do? Now if he has said so. So they started a new thing, let's make it a romantic stuff. Human beings know how to make everything perverse. Nobody can beat them in this. So they made him look like a very romantic personality, romancing with Radha.

Ra-dha, Ra is energy, dha is the one who has sustained energy. So, show romances with Her.... when She was Mahalakshmi Herself! To show his relationship with Mahalakshmi as if they were husband and wife. So there were also some poets who started describing them as husband and wife, and all kinds of nonsense. In divine relationship there is nothing like husband and wife. (There) is the power which is potential and the power that is kinetic. There is no such relationship that exists as human beings try to make it. Because human beings have a habit to bring all the Divine incarnations to their own levels. "