This is not a new science in India. Fourteen thousand years back somebody called Markandeya wrote about it. But it was not available to every person. We can say that it was a secret science. And was only bestowed upon very, very few people at that time. As we can see the Tree of Life has few flowers to become fruits in those days, but today is the blossom time, where people are trying to find out something beyond. They sometimes see the futility of their lives and want to know what is beyond, that is of permanent nature. So there is no harm in turning to our saints and great prophets and great incarnations who have talked about this knowledge. It is mentioned in all the scriptures that 'You have to be born again.' But that does not mean that you just put a certificate on your head saying 'I'm born again.' Nor to form a club of saying 'We are born again.' When you are born again, means if you have jumped into new awareness, into new dimension of awareness, you should be able to feel the all-pervading Power of Divine all round you. Minimum of minimum that should happen to you, because your nerves get new dimension. And when you get your Self Realization or your second birth, you become entitled to an awareness by which you can find out the roots of everything. You can find out the roots why people get sick, you can find out why there are incurable diseases, you can find out why there are psychological problems, you can find out why there are moral crisises, you can find out why there are political problems, why there are economic problems: because the tree has grown too big and has paid no attention to its roots.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi October 12, 1987 Public Program Audimax University Vienna, Austria