But still in India, because of traditional training, parents still holding fort, better society is here. You will hardly find an Indian who will believe in absurd thing, in absolutely obtuse, absurd, and also anti-God things that you believe it to be good. That’s one. They have not reached that material development…I mean, it’s like, you see, your brain developing so much that it goes the other way round and you become just a person who sees everything in a different angle, in an angle which is just the opposite of that. So, yet that much development has not come to us, you see, from concave to convex. You see, they have not become.
So, there is still some space with the Indians. But because you have seen the disaster you are facing, some of you, more thoughtful people, who have not reached that height of idiocy, are very great seekers, ardently seeking, working it out. But Indians are not that much of seekers, I must say, because they still think that, “All right, we are to believe in the Spirit. All right, good idea. We have to be the Spirit.” But partly the Spirit and partly the other side of it, because they are better off than us. So, still they want to go halfway this side and halfway that side. So, Indians are not such good seekers. You are very good seekers but there is a convexity. There is concavity but there is no seeking. Can you imagine my situation?
Indians have no goal as far as Spiritual life is concerned, mostly. If they have it, it is so limited that it should help them in their family life, in their relationships with others, with their body, or with their jobs or with their marriages or little more and little more. That’s all. But very gross, the goal is extremely gross of Indians is, that they want to achieve a kind of an affluence that you have in their heart of hearts, you see. But they do not know the backs but they think we can keep the Spirit as well as have the other side of it. You cannot. You cannot serve two masters. So, now, what to do? They would prefer to choose this side then to choose the Spirit. So, the goal of Indians today is some way or another to make money…. It’s all absolutely materialistic. But that is what their goal is, not the goal of the Spirit.
To believe that God Almighty is the only One who is going to deliver the goods. He is the father, who is the most generous father you could think of and He looks after our material side so we don’t have to worry about it. It just happens that He looks after it. But they will come and complain, “My material side is just the same. I don’t know what to do. Mother, do something about it,” and then I will never do. On the contrary, if they say, “My Spiritual side is not all right,” that’s a better idea. This is the difference between the goals, aims and objects….
So, the aim as it should be, whether East or West, should be to be what you are made for. You are made a human being to be the Spirit. So, the aim should be that you should be the Spirit. You have to think through the Spirit. You have to understand through the Spirit. You have to be satisfied through the Spirit. You have to be certified through the Spirit and not through your brains. For both of you people, the aim should be the Spirit. This I’m talking of the new race that is going to come. So, the Western problems are that they do not recognise Spirit and the Eastern problem is that they recognise the Spirit, but are materialistic, and the Western people do not recognise the Spirit but are materialistic. So, they are keeping a balance on that.
Now, what I have to say is this. This matter is produced for your joy and happiness, but even the essence of the matter you are not enjoying, because you are not the Spirit. Even the essence of the matter, you are not enjoying. So, what you have to do is to become the essence yourself and enjoy at least the essence of matter. The essence of matter is not comfort by any chance, is not, is not possession that it gives you, or the surrender it gives you, neither the ego that you receive by having a big car and this and that, but the essence of matter is the joy one receives when you part with it…
Now, actually the goal of every human being is to become the Spirit, nothing but the Spirit. That is the goal of every human being, and if you don’t become the Spirit then whatever you are doing is against your goal. Once you become the Spirit, no more this human being, but the Spirit, then the whole thing changes in a different way. You act in a different way, you use your telecommunication, you use your television, you use your things in a different way, at a different level, at the Unconscious level.
So, you have to reach to that Unconscious level, where everything is available for you, everything….
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Delhi, (India), 8 February 1983.