1991-0414 Shri Ganesha Puja, The Innate Maryadas, Canberra, Australia, DP-RAW

1991-0414 Shri Ganesha Puja, The Innate Maryadas, Canberra, Australia, DP-RAW


I don’t know what to tell you more about
Shri Ganesh, because really it is so important that we have to know the importance of Mooladhara
Chakra. If you read the newspaper, just on the first
page you find people going amok as far as their moral sense is concerned, absolutely
I mean, to us it is something so shocking, and perhaps I think people are possessed on
their Mooladhara Chakra. The way they behave one feels that there’s
something gone wrong with them completely and they have no control over themselves;
and just like mad people they are behaving. And all these problems that are coming, of
these perversions, are due to this kind of a possession on the Mooladhara Chakra. One has to be very, very careful and respectful
about it. I have already told so many things how to
keep it clean, how to respect it and how to behave yourself. As you know, Shri Ganesha was created
at the gate of hell to protect us from falling into hell. But actually when we insult Him and we do
not care for Him, He just sleeps off. When that happens, any kind of a possession
can come and can really make people mad. When you come from India to these places you
are really surprised and shocked. What is wrong with these people, how can they
be behaving in this manner? How can they go all out to ruin themselves
like this? And how is it they do not understand the importance
of morality when they are following Christ? The Christians, I think, are the worst as
far as morality is concerned. They have no moral values left in them. It’s such a sad thing that the number of
people killed by Christians is also the maximum. Sometimes I think these people who were killed
everywhere might have possessed the Christians this way, that they are just going amok and
behaving in this manner, destroying themselves. Now the first quality of Shri Ganesha is that
He gives us wisdom. And that wisdom gives us the sense how to
behave, gives us the balance, and gives us the sense how to behave towards ourselves,
how to preserve yourself, how to respect yourself. But if Ganesha is not at all there to watch
you, might be from hell some horrible hellish bhoots are coming out, or I don’t know,
I cannot explain this kind of a thing. But the other way round, I’ll tell you,
in India, is specially with women, they are extremely particular about their chastity,
extremely particular. Like we had a queen called Padmini, and she
was a very beautiful woman. And one Muslim aggressor who became sultan
heard about her beauty. So he wanted to see her. So she refused, “I don’t want to see him.” Even seeing a woman like that: those bad eyes,
are bad; seeing a woman also, are bad. So he said, “If you do not allow me to see
her, I’ll invade your country.” So she agreed that, “All right, he can see
me in a mirror, so at least his bad eyes don’t fall on me directly.” She agreed to that. And he saw her in a mirror, and he saw that
it was even more beautiful than he had thought her to be. So now he wanted to have her. So physical, so superficial. And he said, “If you now do not come to
me, I will again attack.” So they made a plan, “Let us now decide
whether we are going to surrender our queen or not.” So everybody said, “Nothing doing. We are not going to surrender.” Because the chastity of a woman is very important,
and that of a queen, and a queen, who is representative of all the womanhood should not be sacrificed
like this. They could not bear the idea. So they said that, “All right, we’ll organize
something and cheat these people.” So they sent a word, “All right, we are
all coming and the queen is coming too.” And they sent hundred palanquins. We use palanquins for ladies in India, covered. And inside every palanquin there was one warrior
sitting with all the weapons. And there were four carrying the palanquin,
and all these four were also warriors. So thus they have about five hundred warriors. It was a small kingdom. So when they went down, these people were
very happy. “The queen is coming.” and they were all getting drunk and celebrating
it. “The queen is coming. Queen is coming.” So they were half drunk also. They had told these women that, “In case
we win, then we lit a fire and you will know that we have won. But if you do not see any thing like that,
then be sure that we have lost the war.” So the king sat in the front palanquin, and
the rest of them, and they went and attacked them in the sense that they first entered
inside, and then instead of the queen, the king came out and they all fought those people. But they were only five hundred so they could
not be saved, and these people had better weapons, so they were killed. They did not lit the fire. Now the women knew that all of them will be
coming. Now they were very rich sultans, very rich
Muslims, and things like that. But they thought that now their chastity is
in danger, so there was a big platform and they made a big pyre on that. And they all entered into it and killed themselves,
before they could enter and touch their body. So for women specially it is very important
to have a great sense of chastity. And if they do not have the great sense of
chastity, then they develop all kinds of funny ideas and mentally they become very imbalanced. And the children that they have, also become
very funny and you have all these problems of perverted relations, incest relations. And today I read a horrible story about a
little girl who suffered with this incest relationship. It’s hell that we have created. In hell what else is going to be? Same thing. There’s no sanity about it, there’s no
wisdom about it. So we have to now understand how we have to
build ourselves as Sahaja yogis. Men and women, all of them, have to go hand
in hand, because the first quality I told is wisdom, but the essence of Mooladhara is
innocence. They are made of innocence. The power of Ganesha is innocence. And innocence comes when you do not destroy
it. Actually a child is born innocent, but if
the mother is like that, immediately the child takes over and if the father is like that
the son takes over. But later on it has effect, whether it’s
mother or father. The whole society is decadent, is in decadence,
is going down. You can see it so clearly. Thanks to certain great saints in India who
made the culture of India, it has not come from any philosophers or any writers or intellectuals,
but it has come to us from the saints who understood the value of chastity, and who
understood the value of innocence. And they have built the whole thing in such
a manner that these things never enter into our head. So we call them as susamskaras, means “good
conditionings”. These good conditionings are surrounding us
so much that this never enters into our head, all these kind of things that people are doing
here, are mad. When it doesn’t enter into your head, we
can say that we just do not allow these possessions to come in. Because if you make preparation in a way for
these possessions to come in, then the possessions will be there. Like the way people dress up nowadays, you
see, they look like really witches or bhoots, absolutely. And such people will be definitely attacked,
because the bhoots think that, “These are someone like us. Let’s go enter them.” Also Agnya is not to be covered. I have told a hundred times, please don’t
cover your Agnya, please clear it down. Don’t cover your Agnya. If you cover your Agnya, then you cannot be
protected. They enter into your Agnya and from Agnya
they can go up to your Mooladhara. So you are living in atmosphere which is very
dangerous for saints to live. Actually that’s why they said the saints
must go to Himalaya. If they could say that to Indians, I don’t
know what should I say to people who live in such horrible circumstance, absolutely
horrible. I mean, you think about it, how terrible it
is, and how many problems it gives us; how many people are ruined, how many children
are ruined, how we go amok. So the first thing is that we should understand
that Ganesha gives us maryadas, limits, it is innate within us. It’s not imposed on us, it is innate. A little girl if you see, she’s shy, she
knows how to protect herself. Even the boys, they are shy and they try to
protect themselves, but that innate innocence we try to flout, because ego is there. “What’s wrong?” You tell them anything, “What’s wrong?” And you do not know how devastating it is. In London I know of so many parents telling
Me that their children are already squatting, they have got already children. At a very young age, about fifteen, sixteen
they have got children. And this is so widespread, and so shamelessly
they discuss. I mean, in the newspaper if you read, I mean
you can’t imagine why to write all these things in such details in the newspaper. There’s no need to write each and every
thing in the newspaper. But basically we are good people. God has created us good human beings. We are beautiful people, but this ego and
this kind of a stupid idea that, “What’s wrong?” in doing anything, coming from ego;
people have gone amok, and when you go amok you get caught up by these bhoots, and then
once you are caught up by these bhoots, you start behaving in a manner that no one can
explain. “Why they behave like this?” I just don’t understand. There was a boy who came with all his hair
not properly done and looking funny and with all these jattas, as we call them. So I asked him, “Why do you dress up like
this? You look like a primitive man.” He said, “I want to be primitive.” I said, “You cannot. Your brain is modern. By just making such hair, are you going to
become primitive? You cannot become primitive.” But just imagine, all these external things
they do. For what? To have an identity. Now this idea of identity is also is a sign
that you do not have your maryadas. You can do anything. You can become a punk and all kinds of things
you do. I mean, there are no maryadas. And that means you are denying Ganesha completely. Ganesha has created those maryadas innately
within us. Even a prostitute in India, if she has to
take to that profession because she’s forced into it, maybe she’s been brought from somewhere
or maybe that out of her big problems she might have been a prostitute; she will see
that her child is saved. She knows that it’s wrong. But here it is so bad that we do not know
also that it is wrong. Can you imagine, this is the limit of things,
that you see yourself getting drowned in the water and you know that you are going to be
killed. Still you are enjoying, “Very nice, I am
going to be killed.” This is the situation of the wisdom. This is really shocking. So we have to now understand what are our
maryadas are, how we have to live within our maryadas, and I’m sure if you really work
out your Shri Ganesha. For that the best is to meditate. Put yourself on some nice turf, grass. Sit on that. Put your left hand with the light, and right
hand on the Mother Earth, and say Atharva Sheersha. If you can remember it by heart, it’s a
very good thing. Otherwise, you can keep the book and read
it, or say Ganesha’s mantra to begin with. It’s going to help you very much. It’s going to help you, your eyes, it’s
going to your whole thing, is going to be very nice. And also with this kind of a mad Mooladhara,
a woman can become extremely aggressive with her husband. I mean, she can be a very cruel woman, and
that’s what is happening in America now. But I can’t understand how women could be
that cruel. I mean, I never used to think women could
be cruel, really. I mean they could be sly, they could be sort
of, doing some scandal-mongering or some sort of stupid things like that. But that a woman should be a cruel woman…
when I first read the history of England I was surprised that there were some queens
who were very cruel, and also that there were seven queens who were killed. In India if a king kills even one queen, he’ll
be ousted completely from the whole country. So it’s not a something very simple thing. It’s very serious. For Sahaja yogis very, very serious. They have to revive their innocence. They have to revive their maryadas. They have to delimit themselves. It’s very important. Otherwise, I would say that, if you have some
wheat spread out everywhere, how can you reach the heights? You have to put them into some bags, some
maryadas. Only by maryadas you can rise. Of course the kundalini will help. Of course Ganesha will help also. But we should also try to watch ourselves. There should be introspection, “Are we still
in the same category?” I have told many people that it is better
you walk with your eyes towards the grass, at only at three feet, because at three feet
you can only see children, flowers and grounds, not higher than that. Nothing very beautiful is beyond that I think. Or raise much higher, so that you just see
above the heads of people, nothing in between. And our whole style, lifestyle is so funny;
I mean, I just don’t know how to explain it, but is accepted. Yesterday there was an Indian, and very seriously
he came and told Me, “I have been committing one sin, so I must tell you.” I said, “What?” “In my family nobody takes beer, but I am
taking beer sometimes.” After that, I didn’t know where to look
and what to say. Very seriously he said, “You are Mother,
so I must confess to You, but now I will never touch beer.” Imagine. Very seriously he was talking, and another
fellow came, he has told Me. I said, “Now you Indians don’t want to
come to this thing. What is it? You are all making money?” He said, “We have made a lot of money here
and we don’t want any money.” But I said, “Then why don’t you come? You should come and take your, to Sahaja Yoga. Why not?” He said, “You see, Mother, mostly the trouble
is…” With very great hesitation, he said that,
“You see, mostly it is not advertised in Indian papers, and we Indians think that we
are rather of a different species, you see, how are we going to fit in with these people
because, you see, their ideas are so different, ours are so different, and how are we going
to fit in with them? It’s very difficult. But this time I saw some Indians also and
some Indian musicians singing, so it seems that we can fit into them.” “Yes,” I said, “They can fit in to you
and you can fit in to them. It’s easy. They are your style only.” He said, “We were really enamored how they
were nice, you see, and they were.” Because they do not consider that these things
are bad or anything. India is like that, you see. They think you are of a different bottle and
they are of a different bottle. So you are like that and they are like that. They cannot be like you and you cannot be
like them, so they think it is a different bottle you belong to, you see, different category
of people. But they don’t think that you are bad or
good, they don’t pass judgment. But this is what it is, that we have to understand
that we have gone too far with this madness, spoiling our Shri Ganesha. Also Australians have to give a very big lead
in Shri Ganesha’s area because you are sitting on the soil of Shri Ganesha. To all the Sahaja yogis, you must show. But, as you know what, we had horrible experiences
so far, and how people have been dominating and doing all kinds of nonsensical things,
money-wise and otherwise also morality-wise. So it sometimes upsets the whole balance of
Sahaja Yoga because it’s all depending on Shri Ganesha; that means depending on Australians. And Australians have all the possibility of
reaching a great height in Ganesh principle, because they have the Mother Earth here sitting
down. What else do they want? You need not take to stupid American-style
things. I mean, if you see their Hallowe’en, I tell
you, you won’t eat your food for eight days. And if you go only to Rio, even you do not
visit their carnivals, but even if you see the pictures, you won’t eat your food for
one month, so horrible they are. So are we going to follow them, or are we
going to start our own Australian Shri Ganesha’s special people? Or, this I have to warn you, and people are
all watching all over, all Sahaja yogis are there; you know that all over the world we
have Sahaja yogis. They’re watching everyone, and you have
to do your maximum to express your Ganesh principle, which should be very easy for you. And as I have told you, that Australia was
a part and parcel of India once upon a time. It has come down here. So, at least in your films and all that, you
can say they’re dharmic, they are dharmic. They’re not so bad as the American films
are, but still this idea of copying the French or the Americans shows that we have lost our
personality. But Shri Ganesha gives you a personality. He gives you your personality, because He
gives you maryadas. You see, by maryadas only, you get your personality. A person is known by his maryadas. And that’s what has to come within us, are
our maryadas. So today’s puja is about Shri Ganesha. As of course you know, He has got four petals
and you know what He is placed in and what He does and all that, and how He looks after
the chastity of His Mother and all that. But the main thing is that how we develop
Shri Ganesha within us, how people see us as the incarnations of innocence on this Earth. I know it’s very difficult, but imagine
Shri Ganesha sitting on the gate of hell, of excretion, because He’s just like a lotus,
above everything else, and He makes everything fragrant. In the same way I expect all of you, the Sahaja
yogis of Australia, to have that beautiful personality of Shri Ganesha, and that you
emit that fragrance of innocence among all the Sahaja yogis, and then among all the world. May God bless you.

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