………You see we have some national character also. We should get rid of them. Like Indians have a national character that if they can make some money out of sahaja yoga they don’t mind. They don’t think it is sinful. And they go into a collective robbing of Me sometimes and create such problems that I don’t know I can go blank. But the other way round could be that western sahaja yogis have certain national characteristics and some international. So the national characters are of course not difficult to get rid of but the international ones are difficult. For example in the west people have a international character of a feeling very guilty about everything. Guilt is the…another form of an ego. Is a…is a very camouflaged one. ……..
Another very horrible thing is sympathy. They’ll have sympathy with the other people more than their own. This is a very bhootish quality I tell you. Like a house wife, she is more worried about other people, how to talk to them, how to be kind to them, and nice to them and troubles her husband. …So the sympathy must not be wrong placed.
The third thing that people have, another problem in the west is that they think if they do some physical work for Sahaja Yoga* they run about for Sahaja Yoga they have done a lot. That’s a false satisfaction. The value of sahaja yoga is judged through your ascent. When you work for sahaja yoga it takes responsibility. The divine blesses you. So he is automatically blessed. He is automatically pushed by the divine power. But to be conscious of it that I have done this and that without enjoying it is of no value to you. So do not judge others, do not tell them you are catching here and you are catching there. You be harsh to yourself and kind to other sahaja yogis. Divert your attention inward to correct yourself and being kind to others. Its very important but very difficult you see to be taken in the head. …
And I do not in any way feel that why she has not done so much when I have done so much. Because that’s My capacity. If you also develop the capacity you are working so know that you are doing the work because you have developed the capacity through your own accent. Those who have less capacity must encourage them. And those who had less capacity should look at the people who have had capacities and treat them as ideals. We have to recognize now that you have entered into the new kingdom, into the most beautiful state.
(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi to New sahaja Yogis, Tannay, Switzerland on 31st August 1983.)
*To experience self realisation,you may visit http://www.sahajayoga.org or any other sahajayoga website/tv channel.