Now some people who get Realization have to understand certain things because as you know there are many people who have got Realization. I don’t know how many, I don’t keep count. But what is lacking in them is surrendering. It’s embarrassing to say but is a fact. This is the only condition of modern Sahaja Yoga that you have to really surrender. If you start using your brain, if you start using other methods to understand Sahaja Yoga*, you cannot. You must surrender and as Islam is nothing but surrender, Islam means surrender. And if that surrender is not there it is impossible to establish anyone in the Kingdom of God.
Surrender is not that you should give up your family, give up your children, or give up your houses and homes and your properties. Surrendering is here: give up your ego to begin with and then give up your conditionings. For example, the other day I met one gentleman and he is suffering a lot. So I asked him, “Who is your Guru?”, so he gave Me one name of a Guru. I said, “He’s not done any good to you, will you give him up?” He said, “Tomorrow.” I said, “Why not today?” He said, “Today, but I have to throw away all his things. So tomorrow morning I will do it.” I said, “All right, do it.” “What should I throw away Mother?” I said, “Then all the things with which you worshipped him, throw away, throw away.” Then he went around the whole house, found out whatever was there which was used for worshipping him, everything he gathered together, threw in the sea. And then he told the sea that, “I am sorry I have suffered a lot because of this man, now you please don’t suffer.”
So this kind of a very penetrating intelligence if you don’t have you cannot give up. One sticks to that. I know of so many who find it so difficult to get rid of their conditionings. That’s more difficult than ego. Mundane conditionings and condition schemes that you have. We have first conditioning that supposing you are born in India or England or any place. After Sahaja Yoga I’ve seen most of the people they suddenly start seeing what’s wrong with their countrymen, what’s wrong with their country, what’s wrong with their religion, what’s wrong with the books they were reading. Immediately they start seeing it clearly, that this was the mistake, this is wrong. They all make fun of them. I’ve seen people all over the world. Nobody says that ‘No, no, no, no, because we are English we are the best, we are Russians so we are the best, or we are Indians we are the best’. Immediately they find out what’s wrong with them and why these people are not getting Realization.
On the other hand they feel such compassion that ‘Mother so many people haven’t got their Realization. Why shouldn’t we try to give them Realization?’ This is the double action of this light. Firstly you know that there is light and that you have become the light. So wherever your attention goes you start seeing reality and then you understand that this has been the conditioning of our country, of our society. And then they abhor all that is wrong, they never identify with it.
But first thing as I said, is surrendering. In surrendering actually you develop a kind of a state where I would say you become a sanyasi, from within. That means nothing can dominate you, what is a sanyasi is a person who is above everything else. Nothing can stick to him. He just, looks at things and he knows what it is. He may not say, he knows everything and he doesn’t do whatever is wrong. He’s so detached, that in that detachment only he can see what’s wrong with him. He starts seeing his family people, he starts seeing other surroundings, everywhere he starts seeing what’s wrong. And he does not identify with them, is very surprising.
(An Extract of Talk of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi on Mahashivaratri Puja, Delhi, 14th March 1994)
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