….there was a big problem in the Parliament when the Shankaracharya stood up and said that it is a right of a every Hindu to be Brahmin or a non-Brahmin, is written in the Gita.
And a Member of Parliament came to Me and asked Me, “Mother, what’s the answer to this?” I said Shankaracharya should know that Gita was written by Vyasa and Vyasa was a illegitimate child of a fisher-woman. How could he write that a Brahmin is born? The caste system, that is the curse of our country, has come from these so called priests, the brahmins. They are not Brahmins because those who are born again, those who know the Brahma, those who have felt the All-Pervading power of God, are the Brahma. Least said about the Islam, then the Sikhs, then all these religions you can find that there is so much of twisting of the words just to suit their own purses and their minds. You get over all that and you become powerful to say that it’s all wrong – that’s not where we have to be. Now, so many things are coming out of Vatican but the Catholics will close their ears – they would not like to listen to all that what is happening. Everybody will be exposed, who are doing falsehood. The time has come, the judgment time has come – all such people have to be exposed.
But the simple people, who love Christ, who love Krishna, who loved righteousness, will be saved. After realization people also get lots of dynamic forces within themselves which they never expected to get. First of all, their innocence is awake. Whatever innocence they have lost through the stupidity of the society or the ideas given by the uh, uh.. enterprising film industries or other, we can say, magazines and all kinds of publications – all those things drop out. All the conditionings of the mind drop out and he becomes innocent, a innocent personality. An innocent personality is a very, very powerful personality. As Christ has said, “Thou shalt not have adulterous eyes.” Such a person has a glint in the eye of innocence and such person can grow up to such a level that even a little glance of such a person can save people from calamities. The purity of mind, purity of character, all these starts shining in such a personality. And such a personality is an auspicious figure.
Auspiciousness, we have forgotten about. If an auspicious person enters into the house – if somebody’s sick that person gets all right, if there’s quarrel in the house the quarrel subsides, if there’s any problem that problem is solved. An auspicious person travelling by a train, if there’s an accident, nobody dies. Auspicious person is the person who is constructive and is releasing constructive forces all around him of very soothing, peaceful and a very powerful character. Such an auspicious personality is to be found in so many realized souls. Now the other day, one lady was telling Me that there are many realized souls walking about on this earth – I haven’t seen any. They might grow their beard, they might wear some sort of a wig, they might wear some sort of a dress – that doesn’t mean they’re realized souls. Actually, a realized soul doesn’t need to publish or to uh..exhibit in any way artificial that he’s a realized soul. He could be a very ordinary person on the street or he could be a king. He could be a, a person just cleaning the hall here and he could be a Prime Minister.
For such a personality all these things do not matter, whether he lives in comfort, he doesn’t feel the feeling of comfort, I should say. Whether he lives in complete poverty, he doesn’t feel it. According to the pattern of his life, . according to the status of his life, he lives. Supposing he’s born in a poor family, he lives like a poor man. If he’s born in a rich family, he lives like a rich man. It is not necessary for a rich man to show off uh..that I’m a poor man because riches do not touch him. They have to be there because he has got it. But such a person is extremely generous. If he finds that somebody needs the money, he’ll give but if he finds that somebody doesn’t need the money, he will not give and sometimes people are surprised – they think he’s miserly.
Because the sense of discretion is tremendous in an innocent person. He develops that sense of discretion so spontaneously – as soon as he sees the person, he knows how far to go with that person and how to deal with that person. He doesn’t have to ask any questions…
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Public Program ,Melbourne (Australia), 13 May 1987.