Eternal versus the transient: know the difference

"So first thing is to build yourself inside as well as outside, but such a vicious circle I tell you. If you do not go deep into yourself, you cannot also get the outside thing, so it works hand in hand, as soon as you start building yourself inside, you'll be amazed how things will work out, how you'll become dynamic, how you'll become great. But you get involved into things which are very small and transitory. So as I told you before, we are seeking the eternal. So the transitory things are to be only used very temporarily, what we need is not so important. If you can understand this thing clearly, that we still are not free, not detached from all the things we had before Sahaja Yoga and they have become subtler and subtler and subtler. We are still only using Sahaja Yoga for that purpose and not for spreading the light."

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - 11 June 1989, extract from Shri Virata Puja talk, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA.