Empowering sisterhood

"It's very common that if a man is doing wrong, then the wife goes to the sister and she's very anxious, and she becomes very upset about it. She goes all out to correct her brother. And this innate understanding exists within us. In every person, whether you are born in America or anywhere, that if the brother is doing the wrong thing, if he is smoking, if he is doing wrong things, more than the mother, the sister feels it, more than the mother, the sister wants that it should be corrected, and she goes all out, to fight it out. Mother may start crying, weeping, give up, but the sister will go on fighting her brother. In her, all efforts, she will see to it that the brother comes around. Also, other things like, if the brother is doing something illegal, something wrong, something which is detrimental to the society, it is the sister, who has a right, divine right, to go and correct."

Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi - 7 August 1990, extract from Raksha Bandhan Puja talk, Los Angeles, USA.

High winds will subside

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For Sahaja Yogis it is very important because if say there’s a cloth or a sari which is blown off by the wind, even if you can hold it on one corner, you can hold it. And after some time the whole thing can subside. And this is what has to happen actually to the world, when Sahaja yogis will hold the sari, we can call, or this Universe with their wisdom and firm faith in Sahaja Yoga. Otherwise they can be blown off also if they are not rightly placed, if they are not grounded, if they are not fixed to their own enlightened faith of Sahaja Yoga they can be blown off with this wind which is there to torture the whole world, to destroy the whole world.

Shri Ganesha Puja 1993, Germany

Sahaja is effortless

"So you have understood about Sahaja yoga that Sahaja is 'spontaneous', that is born with you and your union is with the divine. So any amount of mental effort is not going to bring forth. I cannot guarantee anything. It has to work out. If it works out, your luck. If it doesn't work out, we will have to work it out later on. But once you get it then you have to respect it. And you have to learn it and you have to become your own masters. Once it happens to you will be amazed at your own powers and then you become the light and the light is not kept under the table but on a pedestal so that you can help others and salvage them."
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi - 22 July 1988, extract from public programme, San Diego, USA.

See the world through the eyes of the Spirit

"It's an individual journey towards God when you meditate, and when you reach there then you become collective. Before that, it's an absolute individual journey within, absolutely individual journey. You should be able to see this. You are in this journey nobody is your relation, nobody is your brother, nobody is your friend, you're absolutely alone, absolutely alone. You have to move alone within yourself. Don't hate anyone, don't be responsible, but in meditative mood you're alone. No one exists there, you alone, and once you enter into that ocean then the whole world becomes your family. The whole world is your own manifestation. All the children become your children and you treat all people with equal understanding. The whole expansion takes place when you enter inside your Spirit and see, starting through the eyes of the Spirit. Such calm, such peace, such bliss exists within you. You have to be ready for that journey."

Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi - 14 March 1983, extract from Devi Puja talk, Sydney, Australia.