Shri Mataji, should we use any technique to train our attention?

Yes, there are many techniques, as you know, in Sahaja Yoga. As Naam Deva has said, “A boy is flying a kite in the sky and he is talking to everyone. He is listening to everyone. He is playing with his friends around, but his attention is on the kite.” Try to put your attention to your Spirit – simple. In everything, if you try to just put your attention to your Spirit, now you …

Shri Mataji, could You say something about maintaining our attention so that it stays where it should?

The best way is to learn how to watch yourself. Just now, sitting here, just put yourself into a position from where you watch yourself. “Now what am I doing?” This is the abbhyas. This is the study. Apart from mantras, apart from anything, the abbhyas is the practice, the practice of becoming a witness. And the witness is the spirit state. There attention will not go. I mean you will see everything…. That is …

Mother, perhaps You can see the beauty because You are the artist.

I am the artist and I am the art. But what about you? Who are you? You are the one who is created and you can create and you can become the artist. That is what I am saying, that you are not only the light, but the light that will give light to others. And also you will sustain that light, which you have given. This is the difference now between you and other …

How is an artist, who is a Sahaja Yogi, by what means are they to create a piece of art?

The piece of art must emit vibrations. If it does not emit, that means there is something wrong. Go for some higher subjects like Kundalini, like the expression of Kundalini. The colours of Kundalini intrude into another world. You have to move into that world. You can see we have so many artists – for example, you can say Blake. And for a Sahaja Yogi, it should be a kind of a beautiful integration of …

When we get angry, is our anger just our tendency to react?

If you get angry within yourself and if you are sure that you are not doing anything wrong, for a Sahaja Yogi there is no need to say, “outside you are angry.” There is no need. That anger itself is a power and you should do your bandhan and anything that you want to do, but you should not show that you are angry. You should be absolutely silent because you can be. You are …

Could you explain the difference between joy and happiness?

Oh, very simple, you know. Joy does not have a double thing like happiness and unhappiness. Joy is singular, absolute. It is absolute. It is thoughtless. It is fulfillment. Happiness is always shadowed by unhappiness. It is the double-coined stuff, double faces of a coin. Happiness will be followed by unhappiness, unhappiness by happiness. It is a relative terminology. But joy is absolute – absolute. It is beyond thought. It is bliss. It’s more like …

Question: Shri Mother, what are we doing here? What is the purpose of life on earth? What are human beings walking around on this planet for?

(From Radio Interview 1983 Oct 01, Santa Cruz USA) Interviewer: Shri Mataji, what are we doing here? What is the purpose of life on earth? What are human beings walking around on this planet for? Shri Mataji: You are specially made by God. You are specially chosen by God to be human beings and you are here with a very great purpose. The first purpose of God is that you should become the vehicle of …

Question: Do you leave the present plane of consciousness, just by getting to the Realisation (through Sahaja Yoga)….

(Public Lecture, Brisbane 5th May, 1987) Question: Do you leave the present plane of consciousness, just by getting to the Realisation (through Sahaja Yoga). I have come here to learn but it shouldn’t happen that you lose your present plane of consciousness. Shri Mataji: No you don’t lose it. No, no nothing like that happens. Actually, what happens that you get an additional new awareness within yourself. You are very much there. Very much alert. …

Question: What is the role of woman in this world, the role of the feminine principle?

(From Radio Interview 1983 Oct 01, Santa Cruz USA) Interviewer: What is the role of woman in this world, the role of the feminine principle? Shri Mataji: I would say … I don’t say that women as women who are born as women only have the role, even the men have, everyone has because everyone has Kundalini within them. But the women must know that if they are women, they have a greater responsibility. Not …

Question: Shri Mataji, You are called “Mother.”…. what is this meaning?

(From Radio Interview 1983 Oct 01, Santa Cruz USA) Interviewer: ShriMataji, You are called “Mother.” And, it seems in the Hindu tradition there’s a special context or meaning of the word “Mother.” What is this meaning? Shri Mataji: You see, in the Indian philosophy, even in the Christian philosophy it is so, but it has been little bit changed. If you read the books of Essene, you will find they have described the “Mother.” You …

Question: Shri Mataji, what about teachers or gurus who produce miracles. You go to a guru who will materialize something out of the air and say, “This is divine.” That’s a….

(From Radio Interview 1983 Oct 01, Santa Cruz USA) Interviewer: Shri Mataji, what about teachers or gurus who produce miracles. You go to a guru who will materialize something out of the air and say, “This is divine.” That’s a…. Shri Mataji: This is all jugglery. It’s all jugglery. And also, you see, now supposing somebody says, “I produce a diamond.” Now, these people come from India, why don’t they solve the financial problem of India? …