Many people who really have achieved a very great height in their spiritual life did not need a birthday, but every day they felt it’s a birthday to start, to go ahead, to understand, to learn. Every day is a new year for them. In our own life we see that our surroundings change very slowly. Sometimes it is shocking; sometimes you are surprised how the surroundings are not changing. But, in a subtle way, there is a tremendous change that is happening within us and without. The whole atmosphere today is governed by human beings. I don’t know how far Paramachaitanya works it out, but it is for us to open ourselves to new dimensions in our lives.
For example, if we find we still have… through our introspection we locate that we have these old, subtle, nonsensical things still hanging around us, we don’t have to vow for it. You have to just witness it, and the destructive path it is taking you to. Immediately you will give up. You don’t have to worry as to put a vow upon yourself, because now you are “samarth”, meaning now you are absolutely empowered.
Whatever you think is wrong, your attention itself on it will slowly, gradually remove the doubts about having those problems, those connections, conditions and ego that are lingering still. Definitely you will drop them. With your attention, it will run away. Then you will realize that every day your attention is getting purified, getting powerful, getting compassionate. Normally, whatever reaction you have in your attention just disappears, and you start witnessing the whole thing, and your power of attention, through that witnessing force, acts and it works. It works not only on you, but on everything that surrounds you…
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi,Birthday Puja. Calcutta (India), 21 March 1994.