Interviewer: Mother, this afternoon You said something very interesting in response to a question by a woman. And, the response that You gave was, “Service and sacrifice are a myth, or is a myth.” Can you describe what You meant by that?
Shri Mataji: Yah. You see, when I said that, when you become a saint, in the sense when you become a realized soul, you find that you are collectively conscious. Then what happens that if somebody has got a problem you feel it on your fingertips. Now, you rub your fingertips and the person feels all right. Now, you have done no service, you have done no sacrifice. It’s your finger that is in trouble. Now, if you rub your finger, who is the other? You see this comes out of ignorance and those … in India actually, they knew it so well that those people who talked of sacrifice and service were called as Shudras, means untouchables. That means they had no knowledge about it. Those people who talked that, “We’ll serve you; we’ll do this dirty work of yours, that dirty work of yours” – they were called as Shudras. They are not the people who should be touched because they have no awareness that the All Pervading Power of God is there which does everything. What you have to do is to just become one with It.
And, once you are one with the whole Primordial Being, say, on your body if there is a pain somewhere, you just rub it. All right, you rub it and it’s all right. There’s no obligation on it. In anyway you have not served anyone, you have not obliged anyone. So, the concept that you are one with the Whole itself is the noble’s concept. And, those people who do not have that concept cannot understand.
They think, “We are serving others; we are looking after others.”
“Who is the other?” I ask them. Who is the other?”
That is why this is the concept with which Indians have always lived. And, that’s something good they have. But they also picked up – you see, when your missionaries went there they also started their missions, this, that, serving and serving and all that.
Now, to the poor people, now how do we serve? We serve in this way in Sahaja Yoga that once they get their Realization they don’t remain so poor at all. You see because first of all the poor people have bad habits of drinking – all those things drop out. So, all that money doesn’t go into nonsensical thing.
Secondly, they get those vibrations. Now, whatever work they are in they become dynamic. They have no health problem. They don’t have to go to the doctors. They become healthy people. Mentally, they are so alert that they do better than any other.
We have seen people who came to Me and said that, “Our children are very bad at school. Must do something about them.”
When they got their Realization, now they stood first. They got all the scholarships, everything. They are doing so well. So, such people become also materially better off. They don’t become extraordinarily rich but they become materially well-off, satisfied people. You see, also dissatisfaction is another poverty because you are dissatisfied. I think those are the greatest poor people because they are never satisfied. But the people who are realized souls are satisfied souls. They know how to live well and they are helped.
Like Krishna has said it, “Yogakshema Vahamyaham”.
He said, “I’ll give you Kshema after Yoga.”
First He said “Yog.” “Kshema” means your well-being. So, well-being acts after Yoga, not before.