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The Meaning Of Diwali - We should be lit within ‒ Enlightened

The meaning of Diwali itself is that the way the lamps are lit outside, you, too, should be lit within ‒ enlightened. In this dark world, you see, you are the lights, you are the lamps and you have to give the light. But if you are not internally enlightened enough, then how can you give out light? Realise this. So first of all, you Sahaja yogis should get properly enlightened internally, and maybe it is for this purpose alone that we have come into this world.

On this day of Diwali, I want to tell you all that the meaning of Diwali is that Hell is full of darkness, and you all are enlightened. You are expected to fight wherever there is darkness and let them know that they are doing wrong things. By doing this our country will improve, and you have to do this. We have been performing poojas and rituals, but the Shakti (Divine power) which is there within us, is there to oppose all that is not truthful. Many people do not know that making money is a sickness. They will go straight to Hell. I am telling you all this because no one has said it like this before. On the day of Diwali, I am telling you that we are going to light lamps and celebrate happiness in our hearts. By this we can see what kind of a person one is: is he a person who steals?

Today is a very auspicious day, and we have to light the lamps in our heart and take up the resolution that we may die but we won’t lie. We had great people over here, but still Indians are very ill-famed the world over as being very dishonest. Though I have never seen one of this kind, whenever I hear of it I feel very sad. India is such a holy place where such great saints have taken their birth. That didn’t happen anywhere else in the world. Sufis were born here, who became so great. All of them were born in India. So many great saints were not born anywhere else in the world. A couple of them must have been born there, but the ones who were born in India were very great saints, and after that whatever they had taught was given up. We have become notorious thieves. Whoever commits theft can never go to Heaven. You will have to spend a thousand times more in Hell than the life span spent here.

Today I am talking about Hell because Hell means darkness, and we are seeing the spell of darkness everywhere ‒ that of Hell. Now that your lights are lit, try to see who are in Hell. You support the government by exposing the dishonest. You may be holding a junior or a senior position. Still you have to expose the one who is a thief and corrupt. Now you have got the powers, what are they for? You have been awakened now. What is it for? You have got enlightenment. You see yourself in its light. You have seen nothing in the darkness, but see in your light, what you are, and what you are going to achieve by telling lies. We are family people. We never lie ‒ never ‒ and we can’t even lie. Whenever the situation to lie arises, don’t forget that you have the powers. You are the lights, You see, you are the light in this darkness, and you need to keep the lights burning. We have to end this darkness. We have a bad reputation for our dishonesty. There is no country as great as ours; yet it is very sad to know that the people outside have misunderstood us. It is not known what these people achieve by their dishonesty. What they will get will be horrible! No one will be spared! Whoever is dishonest will be caught, and there are arrangements made for it. You have got realization because you are not dishonest. You love truthfulness and respect it.  I want you all to stand for truth.

Firstly, burn your ego in the fire. If you have an ego then you should be ashamed of it. For what are you having ego? In our country it is for everything. If someone has done a BA he gets egoistic and if he does something more than that, he gets a double ego. If someone has achieved something, if he becomes an engineer or a doctor, then he becomes egoistic. When his Agnya chakra gets caught up, where will it take you straight to? To Hell, and Hell is a very horrible place. God has given you intelligence, and now you have got your realization. And even after that, if you want to go to Hell you can go. Till today nobody has spoken of this.

Today is an auspicious day because many things took place on this day. Sitaji returned during the period of Ramchandraji. Whatever great deeds were done during the period of Krishnaji were done by people who were realized souls. So the first thing that you decide for certain is that we won’t do any dishonest deed; at the same time, if anyone does, then we will expose him. But I am seeing in this country that the whites are fighting the blacks, someone is fighting with someone else. They want the country of India to be separated, which is not going to be beneficial at all. How can it be beneficial when you are honest and when you have a good character?

Today, all of you decide in your mind and take a resolution – it is a very auspicious day today, a very auspicious day ‒ that we won’t do any dishonest deed nor will we believe in dishonesty. I have seen people who were not dishonest and who did not go to the house of people who were dishonest. They had nothing to do with them because they were concerned not only about their own welfare but also the welfare of the whole country. You are a Sahaja yogi. So you need to make a promise that we are not going to do anything dishonest. You just recognize a person who is dishonest and then tell your inner soul that he is dishonest. And if Sahaja yogis ‒ even twelve Sahaja yogis ‒ come together, and if they come to know that he is dishonest, then the Divine will be there to support them. This country won’t benefit from a few rich people, but it will definitely benefit from honest people.

The greatest stigma that has been put on us is that we are dishonest. Those who are Sahaja yogis can never be dishonest. We all have to be united, leaving aside all quarrels and assuming that we are honest people. India’s image is very much tarnished. Hence, take a vow today that from now onwards we shall not be dishonest, and if there are any dishonest people we shall all get after them. But this has increased too much. I am astonished at the level of dishonesty; dishonesty in everything, dishonesty in everything. Earlier, they used to cast out people for every minor issue and they used to separate them, even for very minor things. But our country was so honest; it had such nice qualities. Have we forgotten them? Where have they gone? I can see dishonesty everywhere, dishonesty at every step. We have to teach the children that they should not be dishonest. Yes, if they are dying with hunger, then arrangements can be made for that, too, but only if he is honest. If you are not honest then nobody can help you, not even God. He will get all kinds of diseases of the world. There are many such traditions in our country – they will drink liquor, drink wine. Tell me, have you come here to become a fool? And don’t be a friend of one who does it. Don’t help them. I have seen people who go to the houses of people who drink liquor. Then they, too, start taking liquor.

But when you know that a person is of such a character, when you know that he is dishonest, then stop eating at his place. You have nothing to do with him. We have to work for the wellbeing of our country because God has given us light. See in that light. His power is tremendous. If you decide that those who are dishonest to the nation will be taken care of by God, then that alone is enough. But you are becoming deaf. You are not able to understand. Such a person can never do any good deed; nor can he ever give. I cannot understand how they live so shamelessly.

So, that is why today’s message is that you have to take a vow that we are not going to be dishonest in any way, and if anyone is dishonest then we are not going to support him. That is enough. Many more realized souls will come to our country. But who would like to come to such a dishonest country?

So today the only message is that you have light and if you walk in that light, it will give you strength. You can do whatever you want to do. Look, we have achieved our Swatantra.  Swatantra is the mechanism of understanding oneself. Now I want a lot of realized children to be born. So learn that it is a very great day today. Take a vow today that we will not be dishonest, or support the dishonest, or even be afraid of them. God is not with them at all. God is with you. If you are good, then God is with you. The people have not taken birth on this land of India for the sake of fighting and dying amongst yourselves. Great fools! We are fighting, dying. There is no benefit in fighting. Tell the people, “Oh, why are you fighting? What do you want? After all, you have nice things to eat and drink. What more do you want?” But nowadays what is most prevalent is that we want such and such clothes, we want that type of house and we don’t have that; with all that we will only go to Hell. In those times there were many who were Sufis. Like them, you are all Sufis, because you are all cleansed. Now all of you write the poem of honesty. This dishonesty has got to go, that is the first thing, and secondly there are many issues which need to be corrected. But see, first of all don’t be dishonest. No one is so poor in India that we have to resort to dishonesty.

I am saying that our country is tarnished. This needs to be wiped off. You are Sahaja yogis and you can do it. You have light. With this light you can spread the light everywhere and give courage to all, that it’s all right. Particularly those of you who are young, who are friends, have to think about all the honest deeds you can do. Now they have started, don’t throw rubbish into Jamunaji. That is all right, but it is not so important. What is important is to get rid of dishonesty. That is why this day is considered auspicious everywhere. Lamps are lit all around. In spite of everything, if we can’t do this then what is the benefit of Sahaja Yoga?

The largest number of Sahaja yogis are in India. Then comes Russia. Now, the Russian people are very polite. They do not commit any robberies. I don’t know why. Maybe if communism comes to India then we, too, might become like them; but that is not a very great thing. If somebody does something out of compulsion then it is not good. Decide that we should be powerful ourselves.

Today you decide ‒ today is a very auspicious day – that you will not be dishonest or let others be dishonest. Your country will then prosper a lot. I have seen what other countries are and how its people are ‒ all are useless people. But the people of our country are still religiously bent. Religiousness will perish in our country if these dishonest people become so powerful. So the only message is that we will not be dishonest nor will we allow others to be dishonest. But the people here are very tolerant in this matter. They tolerate; this is their greatest mistake. When you have got the light, why are you scared? What is the need for you to be afraid? That is why I am requesting you today: be courageous.

And now one kind of liberation has been achieved. You will achieve swatantra; the tantra (mechanism) of swa (Oneself). You have achieved it, but make use of it. Today, you are so many people gathered here. I have never seen so many in Delhi. So, today you all decide within yourself that you are not going to believe any dishonest people, and all the devils take birth for this very reason that we have something in us which makes them think that we will believe them. Indians should never believe, and the ones who are realized should never at all. There is one great aspersion on our country everywhere which is not true. India has many people who are honest – many ‒ and this aspersion is not true. I have also seen people fight over land, that “This land is ours and that land is yours”. Whatever you have is swaraja, kingdom of oneself – one’s own kingdom. You will have a kingdom of your own when you  become swatantra in the true sense. There is no need to fear anyone, and no need to tell anyone.

I am surprised to see so many people. I have never seen so many people in Delhi. So, my only request to you on this auspicious day is that we should decide we should never be dishonest, even if we have to die. Our country has deteriorated in the last ten years. You are so many Sahaja yogis. What are you afraid of? What is the issue to be scared of? The Divine is there behind everyone. When the Sufis came to know that the Divine was there with them, they got rid of all unwanted things from this world. Not all Sufis, but a few did. So you all have to do it. So the message for today is that you should never be a thief yourself or support any thieves.

But I am seeing people fighting on more and more issues, fighting on issues of caste and religion. Are you here to save the country or to get drowned? You have a great responsibility. You have been born in Kaliyuga. This Kaliyuga has to be changed, and that is why so many thousands of you are realized. So many people were never realized anywhere else in the world. That is why I am requesting you again and again to always stand on Truth, and I will be there with you. God is also with you. So the request to you all is to firmly decide within yourselves that we are not going to allow any theft or robberies, and wherever we find them we will fight it.  But the people seem to be drunk, or what? What did they achieve from this light?

Courage. Fight with courage. Whatever is wrong should be removed from this country. It is very tarnished. There are many more issues still, but the most important one is that if there is no honesty then how can God help you? Earning money is of no use to God. But getting your religion is, and that you have achieved.

There are not so many Sahaja yogis in this world, and then Sahaja yogis don’t do such deeds. But I am telling you all this because the atmosphere here is very bad, and we people have such a bad name everywhere. You have everything to eat and drink, and enough clothes to wear. What else do you want? You watch movies; you do have that much money. But you should get rid of your addiction to money.

I have full hope that you will heed my words. So we should take a vow that we will not be dishonest and we will oppose the people who are dishonest. Understand that the greatest thing that our country needs today is honesty. There is nothing greater than that. Honesty is your mother. So what if you have one shirt in the place of ten? Tell the ladies also the same thing. It will happen. It will take place.

Today’s speech is a little different. It is unique, and it is very gracious of you all to have liked it

H. H. Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi

Ref: Talk of the Evening Eve of Diwali. Noida (India), 10 November 2007.

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Happy Diwali

Jai Shree Mataji

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