I never used to also allow them to give Me any money or anything before; then I said, “All right, start with one p”. They started with one p. Gradually, they increased; because I thought that “They don’t know that you have to use silver.” And then, out of that money, I said, “All right, I’ll buy silver. I’ll put my name on that, so it’s My property, so whatever you have given Me is mine, so-called, and is with you.”
That is how we started this proper understanding of the thing, that we have to have a particular type of metal, particular type of styles. Now these metals have an effect on us, very much effect on us and in what metal you do the puja also has an effect. It’s all a science of spirituality, which one must understand is very important and should be done in a proper way if you have to have the best results. It’s like a science….
It’s very important, is the complete attention, dedication and the complete importance that you give to anything that you do; is very important. If you do not give it the highest priority, it doesn’t work. If it is just by the way it doesn’t work.
So it is important to understand that if you have to gain anything in this puja you have to give it the highest priority. And then just before puja, if your mind is telling you or doubting, just tell him to stop because that mind can act against you.
So for the puja, you should be all prepared in a way, in a receptive way and receive it.
.Whatever I have said now, you (Marathi) already know that, whenever you perform a puja, it pleases very much the deities who are residing in Me. And they start emitting vibrations with full force, sometimes more than necessary – whether you absorb or even when you are not able to absorb those vibrations. When you all are not able to absorb the vibrations it causes lot of pain to Me. That is why you all should sit in puja with an open mind and heart and with full conviction. The more conviction you have, the more you will able take advantage from it.
You should have pure desire. You have sit with pure desire and you have to ask: “Mother, please colour my inner self in such manner that those colour can never fade away. Colour me in a manner that it never goes away. Fill me up with such colour.” Desire in your heart in this manner before sitting (for puja)…
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Puja at Ganapatipule. Ganapatipule (India), 7 January 1990.