To react or not to react
The answer is of course not to. But it's the same with Shakespeare, "To be or not to be" from Hamlet. Prince Hamlet contemplates whether to die or not to die, having complained about life but realised the alternative option could be worse. The obvious answer is of course to live.
That's the choice we are given. Our free will. To decide what to do.
As Sahajis, we can also make mistakes. We are not accident-free either. Some would say it's a bhoot or negativity. Maybe it's certain chakra's qualities still lacking, i.e lack of discretion, lack of wisdom, lack of discrimination.
It can be as simple as a click of the mouse. Sometimes after clicking the mouse, then you realised it's a mistake. Some mistakes can be reverted. Some cannot.
Sometimes it's not a physical action. It could be an emotional one, like whether you want to react or not.
I have a weakness that I react too quickly only to realised it too late. In Shri Krishna Puja 1998, Shri Mataji said, "Now the witness state is such a state where you just do not react. If you react, then the problem starts. It’s a very simple thing to understand that we react through our ego or through our conditioning. Otherwise there is no way to react."
When it comes to facing a crisis, be in thoughtless awareness is the best. In Diwali Puja 1991, Shri Mataji said, "So even in crisis, this thoughtless awareness is all the time extremely alert. It becomes much more alert than normal. That’s the sign of a Sahaja Yogi and sign of Sahaja Yogini."
And to ensure you don't make careless mistake, always keep attention on Sahasrara.
But then again, sometimes things happened for a reason, which is unbeknownst to our human mind.
"Everything happens, just the Paramchaitanya knows, It understands, It organises, It loves, It does everything. That’s the energy It is. It does everything. And how It manages! How [things that] we call coincidences, are really organised by Paramchaitanya." - Shri Mataji, Navaratri Puja 1998
And sometimes mistakes do happened. Maybe for us to learn something. But don't do or say anything against Shri Mataji or God or the deities. Shri Mataji is compassionate but
"If you do any mistakes or anything then you feel, then you get your left vishuddi. You’ve done your mistake, all right, finished. You love Me, maybe there’s something wrong in the love, or maybe something has happened; doesn’t matter. Now, I’m going to be cautious. I’m not going to make any mistakes. How could I do this mistake? Because I was not fully in love. If I had loved something I would have not done such a mistake. All right, so develop your love. No. You will do, “I feel guilty, because I’ve done such a thing,” so you miss this and that both. So your mistake becomes a barrier again. Don’t feel guilty about it. We have to progress further. Forget the past. Forget the past. Forget the past. We have to go further." - Shri Mataji, Farewell Talk 1984.
For the past few days, I had massive headache whenever I opened Facebook. It's some posts in a supposedly Sahaj group. I didn't realise I was reacting although I didn't write anything. Inside I was paying too much attention on this and siding the person whom I agreed with. And all these quarrels over a false guru.
It was such a difficult catch to clear. Did shoebeating, footsoaking, looking through the candle and recited Ganesha Atharva Sheersha, but to no avail. Finally, hubby said, why don't you do the 11 names of Shri Ekadesha Rudra and I put a candle in front and recite all 11 names while looking at Shri Mataji's hands, then it went off.
Whoever who wrote, it's your will to write. And whoever who reads, it's your will to read. It's our choice. To argue or not to argue, that is the question.
What is there to discuss when all the answers are already given by Shri Mataji. What is there to object to something when the truth is in your hands.
Whether a person is a Sahaja Yogi or not, it's not up to us to decide. Shri Mataji knows. Paramchaitanya knows.
So please drop all the egos and superegos. Arguing with one another is not going to make the false guru go away. Start clearing our agnya.
1980-0517: , Informal talk, Old Arlesford, UK
".....This is one type of bhoots you will find. Then you find these are guru bhoots and which takes time, which are very difficult and they can take you up, it can be very dangerous.
But say somebody becomes blind with a bhoot. His eyes are open and he's blind. That's sure shot he is blind because of a bhoot. Two types of blindness are possible. Their Left Swadishthana will be catching and you will think it is due to bhoot. But it can be also Left Swadishthana catching and becoming blind could be with diabetes. Could be the combination of both. So you ask him if he has diabetes or not. If the person has no diabetes, then definitely it is the bhoot.
Now what do you do to take out that kind of a bhoot?
Yogi: Use a candle.
Shri Mataji: Not only candle, won't work. You take My Hand. Photograph, only Hand. You have photographs of My Hand, and put a candle before that photograph. All these photographs that you have separately have meanings. Put the candle and behind that is the Hand and ask the person to see the light, if he can see the light. Gradually, you'll be amazed he will start seeing. This is to be used.
You see, in Sahaj Yoga, one has also precise just like the English ... If you are precise, it comes out. If you are not precise then you try this, you try that, it won't work out. But if you have a photograph of My Hands you should ask the person to see the photograph of the Hand. By seeing the light, gradually the person will start seeing the Hand. And then gradually the person will become all right.
I've seen one person getting the eyes within ten minutes time. But in that, if the Left Swadishthana is catching, if the person has no diabetes and eyes are open, then it is definitely a bhoot, nothing else. Even if some people might say, "She lost her eyes because of, this girl lost her eyes because there was a fire in the house." But she got frightened and the bhoots sat in here and she became blind. They connected both things. Actually eyes cannot remain open if the eyes are burned out. So if the eyes are open and absolutely normal to look at and the person cannot see, the light is out, that means there's a bhoot. So these things can be very easily done.
[someone asks a question] Photograph like this, and light in front. It will improve your eyesight also. My Hands should be used. Very good for the eyes. My Hands are extremely good for your eyes. If you can see My Hands with the light, very good for your eyes.
So I guess, it's your choice. To be a Sahaji or not to be.
"It is human nature to react, it is absolutely human. But if you are to become superhuman, you should not react. By not reacting, you will grow, definitely you will grow. But if you react, then you cannot grow." – Navaratri 1998
"Whatever is wrong is wrong, whether it is today, tomorrow or yesterday or thousands of years back, whatever is wrong for your dharma, for your sustenance, is wrong! The new phrase, is that “What’s wrong in this, what’s wrong in that?” That question will be answered by Kalki only!
I’m just telling you that it is wrong, and it is extremely wrong, it is against your ascent, it is against your being, and then you will not have any time to repent and to ask this question, “What’s wrong?”, you will be chopped off.
That is what, is the Kalki incarnation. He is going to come on a white horse, as they say. It’s a tremendous thing that is going to work out! Every human being is going to be sorted out, and nobody can then claim!" – Navaratri 1979