Guru Puja 1980 by Sahaja Library
Today you have arranged this worship of your Guru, that is your Mother. Perhaps you are very unique people that have a Guru who is a Mother. Why this Puja is arranged? One has to know that it is very important for every disciple to worship the Guru, but the Guru has to be a real Guru, not a one who is just exploiting the disciples and who is not authorized by God.
The Puja is arranged because you have been initiated into the Statutes of the Lord. You have been told what are the dharmas of a human being. For that actually you need not have a guru. You can read any book and you will know what are the Statutes of the Lord. But guru has to see that you practice them. These Statutes are to be practiced, to be brought into your own life, which is a difficult thing. And without a guru, a correcting force, it is very difficult to follow these Statutes of Lord, because there is a gap between human awareness and Divine awareness, a very big gap, and that gap can be only fulfilled by a guru who himself is complete.
Today is a purnima day, purnima means the complete moon. The guru has to be a complete personality to talk about these Statutes and to elevate his disciples to this level of understanding, by which they imbibe those Statutes. He is there to fulfill this gap, and for that it is essential that every guru has to be a realized soul of a very high quality and greatly evolved. He need not be a person who is an ascetic, or he need not be a person who is living in the forest. He could be a common householder, he could be a king. All these outward manifestations of one's life do not matter. Whatever may be your position, I would say the so-called position in this world makes no difference to your being a guru, as long as you have imbibed the Statutes of the Lord. Again, I say you have to imbibe the Statutes.
Lets see what are the Statutes. First is, you do not harm anyone. First principle is that we are not to harm anyone. Animals do harm without knowing that they are doing harm. If you go near a snake, he'll bite. If a scorpion is there he can put his poison into your being. [Human beings] are not to harm anyone; they can correct but not harm. So the principle of not harming was taken to a very, very.. to a point where reality disappeared. For example, when it was said 'Do not harm anyone', so people started saying: 'All right, we'll not harm mosquitoes, we'll not harm bugs. We'll not kill them.' And there are some people who are following religions in which they preserve mosquitoes and bugs. This is absurdity! Taking anything to absurdity cannot be reality.
First of all, we should not harm anyone who is walking in the path of God, the one who is a realized soul. He may be wrong, there may be some mistakes in him, still he needs correction; nobody's perfect as yet. So do not harm, always try to help. Secondly, anybody who is a real seeker, he may be wrong, he might have gone to wrong gurus, he might have done wrong things; but have feelings, because you have been going on the wrong path yourself sometimes; you have been misled before, so have more sympathies. That's why, if you have done mistakes, in a way is good because you have more sympathies for such people. Then you are not to harm human beings in any way. You are not to cause them any bodily harm, any emotional upsetting just for harm's sake; for correction its all right.
The second Statute is that you have to stand on your own legs and know that you are here, one with the truth, the testimony, the testimony of the truth: that you have seen the truth, you know what truth is, and you cannot compromise with falsehood, you cannot. For that you need not harm anyone, you have to just profess it. You have to stand up and say that you have seen the truth and this is the truth, and you have to be one with it, so that people see that light of truth in you and they accept you. Its not for telling others that: 'You have to be truthful, and this is the truth we have seen, that this is what God's laws are, how they work out. Through vibratory awareness we have been able to see this is the truth.' But be completely confident about it. But for that, first of all you must test yourself completely, otherwise you might be playing into the hands of ego. It happens with many people who start doing Sahaja Yoga, to begin with. So be cautious, be sure that you are telling the truth and nothing else, and that you have felt the truth in full ways.
Those who have not felt any vibrations, shouldnt talk of Sahaja Yoga at all; they have no authority. They have to receive vibrations, they have to fully imbibe within them, and then they can say: "Yes, we felt." This is a very important task Sahaja Yogis have to do in these modern times, is to tell aloud that they have found the truth. That part is very weak. In whatever way you like: you can write books, you can announce it, you can talk to your friends, to your relations and everywhere. Tell them that this is the truth now, that you have entered into the kingdom of God; that you are blessed by the Grace of God, that you are realized souls, that you have felt the Divine power which is pervading everywhere, and that you can give Realizations to others. This you have to tell others, and know that by your accepting truth you are not adding anything to the truth, but you are adorning yourself.
One requires courage to enjoy the truth. Sometimes people will laugh at you, will mock at you, may persecute also; but that should not be any worry to you, because your relationship is with the Statutes and with the Grace of God. When that is your connection, you should not worry about other people, what they have to say about it. You have to stand up, adorn yourself with that truth and talk to people, that people will know that you have found it. With that authenticity with which you speak, people will know that you have found it.
The difference between a realized soul and a non-realized soul is basically this: he doesnt talk of his woes and his separation with God, but he says: 'I have found it now, this is it.' Like Christ said: 'I am the Light, I am the Path'. Or anybody else can say that, but you can make out that it is not true. With the confidence, with that complete understanding coming out of your heart, people can make out this is absolute truth. And then all kinds of falsehood must be denounced. Doesnt matter if somebody feels bad, because by telling that you are saving them, and not harming them; but must be told in a correct way, not in a frivolous way. In a very persuasive way, you must tell them that: 'No, this is wrong'. You must wait for the time when you can tell people, more in confidence. Talk to them: 'This is wrong, this is wrong, you don't know. We've done the same thing.' This is how you are going to express your principle of mastery, or you can say Guru tattwa. You have to be truthful: first, foremost thing is that you should know the truth, you should stand this testimony, and that you should announce it.
second extract: Statutes III and IV