We are a global community, we are not to be identified with one country – that our people should be married, that we should get our people there. All this kind of things I have noticed, and I feel very sorry that you have not understood the nature of Sahaja Yoga.
Sahaja Yoga is a global thing. Absolutely global. It has nothing to do with one country or with one person. It’s such a global thing that if you see the subtle side of it, it’s very joy-giving.
God Almighty has created this world as one. They might have United Nations, they might have this, they might have that, but still they are so much identified with their country that they cannot correct also that country…
Among sahaja yogis also I’ve seen, it’s very common that they are identified with one country.
If you are identified, then you should try to correct that country. You should try to correct those countrymen who are following a particular type of ideologies. They never see that, because they are so much involved with them, that they don’t see what’s wrong with them. They’ll always see what’s wrong with others.
But I’ve seen those who are real sahaja yogis are very good. They tell me what’s wrong in their own country. What’s going wrong in their own country. What’s the trouble in their own country. How the countrymen are. You see, very surprising! I was surprised how people told me that how some people who are in their country are so misidentified, and they are so against Sahaja Yoga in a subtle manner. I was surprised, how they felt it that way. They said, “Mother, see, they are not at all global.”
Once you become global, all your problems of provinces and things are finished. But that doesn’t come into their head, that we have to be global.
We are sahaja yogis, we cannot identify ourselves with one country or another country. If we do that, then we are still lacking in our universal personality. And this universal personality comes to us from Shri Ganesh. He’s a universal personality, whether He is in India, whether He is in Italy or in England. What is that personality? Is innocence. Very innocence, very much innocent, and not only that, but he is a joy giving personality.
All such people, who are joy giving, are recognized. It’s not that the world doesn’t recognize. They may not be knowing that they are global, but those who are global people, they write books on global ways, thinking about global things. And they can criticize also people of their own country, they can criticize people of their own clan, they can go on like that.
But they can be slavish also to some other country and try to praise them too much. So, you are not to be slavish. You have to not to be identified. But you should be identified with your Self. And whatever your Self enjoys, that should be expressed. That is the sign that your Ganesha is there and that Ganesha’s working out…
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Ganesha puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 14 September 2002.