……Christ Himself has said these words and if they are depicted the same way, you just see the meaning and what you should take out – He says that, “These poor are forever, but I am for a short time.” You see? How clearly He has said that there’s no philanthropic work involved. But people take, you see, the other meaning! I don’t know from where you get the other meaning that you must look after the poor! That’s not your job at all.,,,
So this is it that, when you start doing your philanthropic work you cannot do it with Sahaja Yoga. You cannot. Of course, I mean poor is all right. In the Indian villages I can work it out. But very poor, they will not take to Sahaja Yoga. They’ll take to drinking, smoking, or if some time is left, then burgling or cheating; they will take to these things. Because for them eating is the main thing, you see, just like animals they are. And for the very rich, they are another type of animals. You see, they are vultures. They cannot live without sort of being parasites on the society. If you tell them anything, they will not understand you. So, the upper classes is useless, the lower class is useless for us. Ours is the middle class which has to settle down with the values of Sahaja Yoga. And then once they see you, the river flowing, they can be enriched and they will come to us. You are like a river and we have to enrich both the banks; this side or that side. That is important. One side you have to cleanse, on the upper class and the lower class you have to enrich them. But if you do not have that within yourselves, how are you going to do it?
Sahaja Yoga is going to work for the middle class. This is the point. Not for the poor and the greedy. And that’s a very wrong thing to do [that] attention is put to the poor. That’s not our job.
(Source: An Extract of Talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi at Dollis Hill Ashram, London ,United Kingdom ,April 22nd, 1979)*To experience realization through Sahaja Yoga Meditations at free of cost, Seekers may visit http://www.sahajayoga.org or any other Sahaja Yoga website and TV channel.