"So many powers Mother has to have to protect her children and to look after them. These powers are all there, working relentlessly all the time-24 hours. So anybody who surrenders to Mother, these powers express themselves and try to help you out of your problems. But first thing is surrendering. If you are not surrendered, if you are not in the kingdom of God, then this is not the responsibility of the Mother. Then it might be that some negative force might take over and destroy you".
Kavach of the Devi, which was read partly on the third day, got completed today.
So we have made it short now, just take a 'bandhan', it is the same thing as Kavacha you see. Realised souls, if they take a bandhan is the same thing. Whatever you have said here is done, yesterday's and today's, everything that has been said, all these Raksha Kari is done in one stroke.
But now we should know how many of us take bandhan before going from the house, before sleeping or before doing something important. How many people take bandhan. Very seldom you forget it. Very important, going on a journey, going on a road, better take a bandhan, not that we are all right, Mother is looking after us, is not the point. You must take bandhan before doing all these things.
If you get an accident, then know that you have done some mistakes, or something otherwise, normally there should be not an accident, means there is something still lacking in you.
SPEAKING AGAIN ON THE KAVACH, SHRI MATAJI SAYS:
Which was promised long time back by Markandeya, now you have achieved it. This he had promised 14,000 years back that when Mahamaya will come, She will do this work, that it will happen. We must realise that we are getting all the promises fulfilled for us. Now, we have also certain promises to be made and we have to ask a question. Have we fulfilled our destiny in life or not?
This is a question we should ask, and we should not roam about in smaller petty things. Think of a bigger vision about yourself.
State of detachment, also with attitudes, supposing there is turmoil with all kinds of problems going on, but you are not, you are like a -not at the wheel point but you are the axis. Like giving a bandhan to yourself. This was not so much explained when it was written as they were not Sahaja Yogis.
Sahaja Yoga has a problem that those who have not done any Devi Puja, Kavacha, anything, worshipping, may not be religious people, may not have worshipped anything else or may not have done Namaj, prayers and things like that, such people also have to come to Sahaja Yoga. People who did not believe in God have come to Sahaja Yoga. All kind of people are here. Now, those who have done all these things with a pure heart, not just to sort of say something-a lip service. They achieve their Realisation and they don't catch so much. Otherwise those who have not done all these things, for them it is important that they should know that they have to become completely detached.
So what happens, is, they go to the axis and come out. So somebody who is a 'bhakta' of the Devi is wrong. You catch very easily, but in Sahaja Yoga we have done one thing, we have very few people of that kind, of that quality. Today you can say, very very few, I think hardly any. Most of them have gone into this circle of the axis. So in Sahaja Yoga what we do, we first build a top by which you are in the present and then you build up your past. First the top. That is why you have to go on clearing out your foundations, your conditionings, your this thing, that thing.
Supposing there is somebody like Markandeya, no problem. That is why you have to go on cleansing yourself. There was no way out, you see. How can you go waiting for people to clean their chakras one by one and to get them to that position and then to give them Realisation? Best thing was to give them Realisation and let them look after themselves and then you start feeling it yourself. If I am catching this Chakra, I am catching that Chakra, this is happening, then you start cleansing yourself, much easier for me and much easier for you also. Then you start getting detached but some times we also catch from other people, that is important.
For in my case, I have allowed my body to be very free. I do not protect myself at all. So, any Sahaja Yogi comes to me, has some problem. I just absorb it and cleanse it. I have to suffer a little-bit-doesn't matter, because I see my suffering also as a witness. Not such a problem. But this is what one has to see. Is to understand, to reach to such a state that you become barometric. If you find any problems then you are barometric, you know this is the problem with this person. But you do not sort of catch it and suffer but you catch it and deliberately suffer it and clear it. But in Sahaja Yoga also once you get your Self-Realisation, one can get involved into the past again, because the past is not so pleasant, even it looks something harmless, like doing puja.
Now puja also people do- just puja of mine, forgetting that I am there. When you sing also, you are singing praise of me and I am sitting before you. Doesn't happen that way. You just sing because it is music. There should be a feeling that you are sitting before me and singing my praise. So, identification is still there, that you are singing praises to Devi. Devi is who? That bridge has to be crossed. If you see me and then you penetrate through me, then it is better. Such a big catch on the mind. Religion itself is a big catch. Like Jains are very difficult for Sahaja Yoga. Jains, if they come to Sahaja Yoga, are very difficult people, because their conditioning is very deep. Like Arya-Samaj conditioning is very deep, also Buddhists, they believe in 'Nirakara', but they don't believe in God. One should see this way: - "We don't know Buddha and we don't know Mohammed, we never saw him, we don't know Mahavira, we don't know anyone. Who gave me Realisation? Shri Mataji!" So we have to know that through Shri Mataji only.
Anybody we have to know, we have to know through Mother, not Sahaja Yoga. Now, if you go other way round, then you do not work out and then it goes back to past. That is the problem is. It oscillates from this side to that side-that side to this side, oscillates, mind. Make it steady and one has to know, What is the present? Who is before you? Who has given you Realisation?
"The problem is this, one more is, that I am Mahamaya". Only the Mahamaya will give you that, which is written down already. Now when Mahamaya gives you that. I am so human, that I can recede, you can not make me out. Every time you try to come nearer to reality, you just get into the web of Mahamaya. I am so inhuman. This is the problem with you, but also is a solution. Like supposing, I was like anyone of these Goddesses that you have heard of, all the time with a sword, nobody will go near them. Sitting on a lion sitting on a tiger, Who will go near them? Who will ask question? Who will explain? I have to counsel you. I have to do so many things. I have to tell you how I have to point out your problems. These none of them would do. They just take a ... (Shri Mataji laughs) ... no joking, nothing. No entertainment. So it is like a great guru. See a musician for example - if he sees his disciples putting one note in wrong way he just slaps them. But Mahamaya can't do that. Otherwise nothing is tolerated. They are intolerable to Gods and Goddesses. All of them they are within me, I know they are there. I control them, because I am Mahamaya, so I control them. I say Now see it will all work out.
Both ways, but I am so close and the closer I am, worse it is for you, for example - my own children won't accept me, grandchildren won't accept me very fast, my husband won't accept me, my relations won't accept me, if they accept me in the full form, then they are very very great people. In a way, it is good also because supposing you see the whole family is with me, they will think- I have floated an organisation or something. So this looks nice that they are kept out, as long as possible. It is not difficult, I think that the time has come for all of them to jump. But still, now I have established myself, you all know that I do not favour relations as such ... Vibrations.
All these books have talked about Sahaja Yoga. But we must bring all religions in their true form, in their pure form. This is the work, one has to do, is to bring the religions in their purest form and not to adhere to them, whatever form has been created or done by human beings.
These religions are not created by human beings but by incarnations. So, human beings have made them artificial, they have made all kinds of nonsense with them.
We have to remember that religion in it's true and pure form. We have to respect and they are all just the same. If you come to the truer form, they are just the same, like the different petals of the flower. One may not look the same as other, but the whole thing makes a flower. NAVARATRI: 5th DAY (PANCHAMI)
Of these Argala Hymns, Shri Vishnu is the rishi (Saga), Anushtup is meter Mahalaxmi is the deity and it is recited for the love of Shri Jagadamba as a part of Sapta shati.
Amen, salutations of Shri Chandika! Shri Markandeya spoke thus:
1. O Goddess Jayanti (who wins everyone), Mangala (who gives salvation), Kali, Bhadrakali (who is benevolent to devotees), kapalini. Durga, Kshama (who tolerates everyone) Shiva, Dhatri, Swaha and swad, salutations to you.
2. Victory be to you O Devi chamunda (the killer of chanda and munda) victory be to you O remover of miseries of all living beings. Victory be to you O Devi who is present every where. Salutations to you O Kalaratri (the last night).
3. Salutations to you O Devi, the killer of the demon Madhu and Kaitabha and the bestower of boons on Shri Brahmadeva. Please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
4. Salutations to you O Devi, the killer of Mahishasura and giver of happiness to your devotees. Please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
5. O Devi, the killer of Raktabeeja and destroyer of demons Chanda and Munda. Please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
6. O Devi, the killer of demons Shumbha, Nishumba and Dhumraksha. Please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
7. O Devi, whose lotus feet are worshipped by gods and who gives good fortune. Please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
8. O Devi, whose form and character are beyond mind and who destroys all the enemies. Please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
9. O Devi, Chandika, the destroyer of sufferings, please give those who always humble before you in devotion, the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy the enemies.
10. O Devi chandika the destroyer of all diseases, please give to the devotees, who praise you with devotion, the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy their enemies.
11. O Devi Chandika, please, give those, who always worship you with devotion in this world, the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy their enemies.
12. O Devi, please give us good fortune, health, complete happiness, spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
13. O Devi, please destroy those who hate your devotees, give me strength, the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
14. O Devi, please confer upon us the benevolence, great wealth, the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
15. O Devi Ambika, your lotus feet are rubbed by the gems of the crowns worn by Gods and demons. Please bestow upon us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
16. O Devi, please make your devotees knowledgeable, glorified and wealthy and give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy their enemies.
17. O Devi, the destroyer of the ego of ferocious demons. O Chandike! Please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
18. O Parameshwari (The supreme Goddess) having four arms and who is praised by four-faced one (Brahmadeva) please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
19. O Devi Ambika, who is ever praised with all devotion by Shri Krishna, please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
20. O Parameshwari, (The supreme Goddess) who is praised by the husband of the daughter of Himalayas (Shri Shiva) please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
21. O Parameshwari, who is worshipped with true feelings by the husband of Indrani (Indra) please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
22. O Devi, the destroyer of pride of demons by your strong arms please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
23. O Devi Ambika, you enlighten the supreme joy (moksha) of your devotees, please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
24. O Devi! please give me the wife, who is pleasing to mind, who goes according to the mind (obedient) and who can cross the most difficult of worldly ocean and who comes from a good family.
"You are Sahaja Yogis. What is your destiny? Your destiny is to achieve spiritual success (spiritual ascent)".
"The Devi destroyed Chanda and Munda, that is why she is called Chamunda. They are all back in this Kaliyuga, all of them".
PRAYER TO THE DEVI
O Devi, please give us the spiritual personality, the victory, the glory and destroy our enemies.
SHRI MATAJI EXPLAINS AND TRANSLATES 'JOGAVA':
Saint Eknath was from 'Pratishthana', called as 'Paithan' and he is the one, who has written this "Jogava", means the Yoga and at that time he sang this in a very village language and it sung by so many people all over the Maharastra. You can imagine that this song was written so many years back and now they have converted into a kind of a - for Sahaja Yoga - but it is a very - absolutely precisely described - what they wanted at that time. Now, in the beginning he says - the Goddess of Maharasthra was called as "BAYA". You will be amazed - in my childhood my name was Baya. They use to call me in my family as Baya. So, he is saying that I will ask Mother to give me the Yoga. In the villages it is said "Jogava" - again he says - 'Bayecha Jogava'.
Now ' ANANDI NIRGUNI' the one which is without any gunas has manifested this "Bhawani" on this earth, and She has come to kill this Mahishasura. Also she has come 'Trividh TAPANCHI KARAVAYA JHADANI' to remove our three types of heating pains and now She is going to come for our 'Nirvana', that time he had said, he says that what I will I do when she will come for my 'Nirvana-Dwaitya' - I have got, means I am thinking about myself as separate from God. 'Dwaita' is that you think this world is separate from God, then I will remove this 'Dwaita' and I will put a garland to Her and in my hand I will take the flag of enlightened knowledge (already he is describing it) and without any discrimination about cast or religion or anything I will go to visit Her. Then what I will do, for nine days I will do nine types of Bhakti of this Goddess and then I will give up all other asking or anything and I will ask for a son who is knowledge.
Then I will do (this is a lady singing, he sings like a lady) so he says that this world is full of ego, 'Dambha' is false pride, so I will give up that kind of bad son. It is the bad son and what will I do in the 'PARADI' (basket) is the place in which you carry flowers for the God. In the 'Paradi' I will put complete enlightened knowledge and all the 'ASHA MANISHANCHA' means all the desires and all aspirations. I will finish them, completely break them. 'MANOVIKARA VIKARA KAREEN KURVANDI' all my 'Manovikaras', you see all the mind, which is so much conditioned; (like they say in Hindi that you take out the bad eye). So I will take out as that from my mother earth. 'AMRIT RASACHI BHAREEN ME DHURDI - basket I will be filling with the 'Amrit Rasa' that is the ambrosia.
'AATA SAZANI', (She is telling her friend) O my friend, now I have become completely detached NISANG and my husband who was a doubt, I have given up living with that husband of mine, means the doubt has disappeared from me. Then she says that the 'Kama and Krodha' these two are 'MANG' is the one, scheduled caste people who burn the bodies and I have given them up and what ever left I have made my - I have opened out my tunnel - that is of Sushumna - see now.
Such a Yoga I have asked and kept it with me when I got it. I went to the great door and I thanked the God Almighty and I have now come out of this life and death problems.
At that time he wrote all this and today you are getting the results. Just that, so clearly and a lady singing this, we have to take some vows, something about yourself and about others. We have to remember one great thing - that we are Yogis now. That too we are Sahaja Yogis and as Sahaja Yogis, we have to be 'par excellence', in our behaviour, in our temperament, in our dealing with others, tackling any situation or getting solution out of some problems. You have to be of 'par excellence'. Now some of you find that you have very good brain, I mean - intelligence - but you lack in your heart. Some of you have got very large heart but you lack in your brains. So the balance must be brought. But the greatest knowledge - greatest of all the greatest knowledge is to know that GOD IS LOVE. HE IS LOVE and if you cannot even love a Sahaja Yogi, then also must know that there is something very wrong in you, which must go out. The love has to be there and this love is what we call as 'Nirvajya' means there is no interest on you, just the capital, meaning you love each other in such a manner that you just give and don't expect anything. Just give and enjoyment of giving is the highest.
I tell you from my experience. To me the greatest joy is when I can give Realisation, second one is when I can give away things. The third one could be that I can give it to others. So now, as you are not the people, who are sitting at the receiving end, but at the giving end, you must know what you have given to others. On the contrary, even now, if you just give your tempers, you show your greed and all kinds of things that does not behaves a Sahaja Yogi, then, you have to know that there is something still left behind. Or elseif you are so particular about small things like clothes, like food, like comforts then know that there is something is missing, that personality is not full and also remember one sentence always, "ask a question to your self - Have I fulfilled my destiny?".
This is one question you should ask, have I fulfilled my destiny? and that will clarify the situation for you, because now you are a guru of your own, you know, you understand. You know so much about Sahaja Yoga mentally. But when it penetrates into your being and the whole knowledge becomes a part and parcel of your being, then it's a very different thing.
The whole attitude about facing anything is very different for a realised soul. Like me, I would say - if I see a problem, immediately I go into meditation, immediately, and the problem is solved. Because that's my power. In the same way if you see a problem and if you go into meditation, the problem will be solved by me. That means in meditation you surrender to me, then it is my job. But if you start solving it mentally or orally, you will fall into traps. So, the best thing is, any such problem that bothers you, you should just go into meditation, don't have to even pray - just go into meditation with that problem and you will come out victorious.
What today you have been asking me for the victory, I have to tell you that you are very safe in the fort of your meditative state and very well in meditation only you can grow, you cannot grow otherwise. It is like the sunshine for any tree. You have to be in meditation, in Nirvichara, you don't have to oppose anybody, you don't have to agree anybody, you don't have to say anything. Specially for other Yogis, You don't have to say anything. Anybody whom you find to be funny, just go into meditation and you will be amazed how things will change, and this is your power. How many people have got realisation in this world? Very few. They are growing up - all right, they are working it out. But what is lacking in them is the Meditative Force.
THE BEST WAY IS TO SURRENDER AND THE SURRENDERING IS EASIER. YOU JUST PUT ME IN YOUR HEART, ALL THE TIME, THE SIMPLEST WAY. THEN YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IT. YOU CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT IT. YOU FEEL COMPLETELY LOST. IT'S KIND OF A VERY DETACHED LOVE. YOU JUST FEEL ABSOLUTELY RESTED, BLISSFUL, AND CONTENT. THEN YOU DON'T WANT ANYTHING. THAT IS THE STATE, ONE HAS TO ESTABLISH. IT IS SO EASY FOR YOU BECAUSE I AM IN PERSON WITH YOU. ONLY PROBLEM THAT IS THERE AS I TOLD YOU IN SAHAJA YOGA THAT YOU HAVE TO RECOGNISE ME TO BEGIN WITH. But to recognise me is rather difficult because I am a Mahamaya and so normally you might come into that mess created by Mahamaya. But as I told you the other day that you could not have faced me in my other form. Imagine a person with a sword in the hand sitting on a lion. Could not have faced it. So I had to be Mahamaya and this is what it is, that in this form you can come close to me, you can talk to me, you can also take my advice, if you want. So this counseling can be done better. I could decode everything to you. I could tell everything about it. But to KNOW THAT YOU ARE SITTING BEFORE MAHAMAYA ITSELF IS VERY HELPFUL. So don't get lost into the garb of Mahamaya. In your protocol, in your understanding, in everything you have to remember that we should not make mistakes and we should try to surrender. Automatically you will learn everything. There is nothing to be taught to you.
That state is such - like a tree. When it comes to its full bloom, it gives flowers and the flowers come to it's own maturity that give fruits. That is how you are built in. That is how you grow. What then happens you yourself feel your own growth and enjoy it and just live happily with it. So ultimately my destiny is one that I should make you all very happy and joyous. That is my destiny. That is why all this struggle is going on. I hope I fulfill my destiny and your destiny too.