Question: What is a seeker, please.
Shri Mataji: Seeker is a special category of human beings which are born in this modern times – whom William Blake has clearly described and he said that men of God at this times they will be born and they will know divinity, and they will have power to make others also – very clearly said, William Blake.
Question: Now there is big Guru market. What do you think about it?
Shri Mataji: You see the Guru market is inevitable because they have come to know that there are seekers and the seeking part. Now those who have money have a feeling that they can purchase a guru and they can buy their spiritual ascent. They don’t know it’s a living process and you can’t pay for it, nor can you buy your guru. If you can buy someone, if you can pay someone then he is your servant he is not your guru. So people who have money, specially in the West, always go to false gurus. And false gurus also have attraction for the rich people. That’s why Christ had said that a camel can pass through a hole of a needle but not rich people. The reason is these people have an ego that they can purchase even God. Surprising. And that’s why these false gurus have got strength. I don’t mind even if they do not take money. Alright, money is not so important. But, you see, they do something ..mesmerism and all that so that your Kundalini does not rise. I have to treat them, I have to look after them and so many suffered them from cancer, epilepsy, angina and all kinds of diseases because of these gurus. So first I have to cure them, immediately we know that they have been to a guru. So these gurus really are doing so many sins. So this is the greatest sin they have committed, just to make some money.
Question: (Many?) false gurus took their incarnation in this particular period.
Shri Mataji: This is a period of seeking. And they knew that in this period the seekers are promised to get their realization*. They knew. And that’s why, it is also predicted, that so many will take their incarnations. Because there is a market for it.
(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi , TV Interview. Geneva, Switzerland on 10th August 1989.)
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