This time is so special, I feel, because there are so many seekers of truth. Before this people used to run after so many other things. First, for the security, they had all kinds of clubs and all kinds of arrangements made that you should feel secured from nature, from natural crisis, from animals; and then they developed other organizations just to feel their power and their money-orientation. Now the time has come for us to see that all these things do not lead us to a very happy life. We have so many problems, so many tensions, and so many diseases... endless – and very new type of incurable diseases that have come in. I don't know how far Stephen has told you about the centers, but all these six centers that are pierced through, through this power which is within us: this is the power of pure desire. So far, whatever desires we had are not pure. If they were, we would have felt satisfied about them. But as you know, economics says that the desires are not satiable in general. Wants are not satiable in general – means you want something today, then you want something tomorrow, then you want something later on. If you get something, then you do not enjoy that for which you were hankering, then you want to have something else. That shows this is not pure desire, but a desire which leads you to another desire.
So this is the power of pure desire lying within you, and she is your mother; your own mother, an individual mother, reflected within you. We can say this is the Holy Ghost reflected in you. We have very mysterious ideas about Holy Ghost – is not that mysterious. There's God Almighty as the Father, then we have Son, the God, and what about the Trinity is that the third one is a Holy Ghost. That has to be the Primordial Mother – has to be, logically. But somehow people avoided talking of women, and they didn't want to show that the mother is such an important thing. Not in all the religions: like in Hinduism or, say, in Buddhism, every religion, they worshipped Mother as the creator of the whole universe, and that God Almighty is just the witness. Also you can see Christ, how He emphasized, that when He was dying on the cross said,'Behold the Mother.'
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi March 9, 1990 Public Program Cairns, Australia