Today, we are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. The birth of Jesus Christ is very symbolic because He was born in such a manner that even the poorest of poorer wouldn’t be born in the stable. And He was put in the bed which was made of dried grass. He came on this earth to show people that for a person who is an incarnation, or who is a highly evolved soul, is not bothered about the comfort of the body.
His message was so great, and so deep, but He had disciples who were not prepared for the battle they had to fight…. He had only twelve disciples … and all of them, though, tried to dedicate themselves to Christ, fell in a trap, some of them to the worldly aspirations or to their own hankerings.
His message of love and forgiveness is the same even today, preached by all, all the saints, all the incarnations, all the prophets; they all have said about love and forgiveness. If it was challenged, or people felt that this won’t work out, they were asked to have faith in what is said, but they were simple people in those days. So they obeyed Him. Some of them definitely were very good….
He came on this earth to prepare for us our Agnya Chakra…
Shri Mataji, Ganapatipule, India, 25 December 1996
Let this Diwali enlighten you with light of love. You yourself are the lamps which burn high and don’t get pressed by the cover. They become much more powerful than the cover. It is their own asset. When they are hit upon, they are disturbed and extinguished.
Why are our lamps disturbed? You should think over it. Is there no transparent sheath around them? Have you forgotten your Mother’s love and therefore you are so disturbed? As the glass protects the lamp, in the same way my love will protect you. But the glass should be kept clean.
How can I explain? Have I to say like Shri Krishna, “Leave all religions and surrender to me,” or as Shri Jesus, “I am the way. I am the door.”? I want to tell that I am that destination. But will you people accept it? Will this fact go to your hearts? Although what I say is distorted, the truth will always stand. You cannot change what it is….
Diwali is the day of real aspirations. Invoke the whole universe. Many lamps have to be lit, and looked after. Add the oil of love – Kundalini is the wick – and awaken the Kundalini of others with light of the spirit within you. This flame of Kundalini will be kindled, and one within you will become the torch. Torch is not extinguished. Then there will be spotless sheath of my love. It will neither have any limits nor any end. I will be watching you. My love for you is showering as many, many blessings.
Excerpt from a letter from Shri Mataji to Sahaja yogis in New York in 1976
The generosity of loving others, the generosity through compassion – compassion does not mean that you should pity someone, but compassion means the sharing of personality, the sharing of love personality. And that is where we miss the point, that compassion means somebody has to be helped. Sahaja Yoga compassion is not that. Sahaja Yoga compassion is sharing.
First is the forgiveness…. Second is – you can call it the compassion or the detachment leading to compassion…. Thirdly is the compassion. These are the wheels of your chariot which moves you. These are the wheels you should remember.
Now, if you go further with it, with the detachment – supposing it works out in you – even you become compassionate. Even if that comes, still what is the judging point? How do you know that you are all right? How do you measure? How do you find out that you are all right? What do you call to take the bearing of the ship? How do you know? You must have peace. You should be a peaceful person.
Agitation should be outside, but you should be an absolutely peaceful person. If you are not a peaceful person, then be sure that you are not yet there where you should have been….
So if you still have a temper, then know that your progress is very slow….
If you are argumentative, then know that you are not yet there where you have to be. A peaceful person goes to a point and then argues it out. If you are argumentative, then your progress is not all right.
So a person has to be absolutely peaceful, and this peace is the most effective thing. We are seeking the peace of the universe…. You can only achieve it through the spirit, which is the source of all the peace…. Peace is the greatest powerful thing on this Earth….
Shri Mataji, 22 April 1984, London UK
When you are standing on the truth, what is there to fear? Truth is such a light that it gives you a complete picture of the whole thing.
There is nothing to fear. Your Father, He is compassion. He is an ocean of compassion. And He is an ocean of love and an ocean of forgiveness. And He is now within you. Who is more powerful than Him?
It is very easy for many human beings to say, “Oh, we don’t believe in God.” You believe or not. He is there.
Shri Mataji, 7 October 1981