"Mother said so"
And there are so many other things I have heard about that people just say that: “Mother said so, Mother said so.” I mean, it’s going to become another, really, a fundamental religion, Sahaja Yoga? Not at all. You see, it’s like a spiral. Sahaja Yoga is like a spiral. Spiral has the beginning, but end is eternity. You have to move on. If you go like this, delimiting yourself, what will happen? I don’t want to delimit you, by any chance. You are realized souls, you are saints. Assume your powers. Only thing, you must go deep down into yourself first of all, and see for yourself.
You see, knowledge is so extensive. I never said: “Don’t read any other book.” I never said so, there’s a – they said: “Mother said that don’t read any other book.” How can I say such a nonsensical thing? I never said so. You should read, and whatever is needed, you should be selective; and you yourself only see that whatever is good is there, you should have.
And I never said that all the pop music is bad, I said some pop music is very bad. That’s my own opinion. But I am leaving it to you to decide what you like, what you don’t like. You see, that is how you are going to judge yourself. All this kind of saying that: “Mother said so,” indeed it’s another false-style behavior, which one should not follow at all. Nobody has right to say that. Anybody who says: “Mother said so,” you should keep quiet. You can yourself find out. You see, “Bible says so” - everybody can read Bible, there’s no need for somebody to quote it that: “Bible said so,” we’ll see for Bible ourselves.
Otherwise, what will be the difference between you and others, other religions, where people have faltered with this kind of a fundamental things?
H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Talk on Arrival at Burwood, Sydney, 27 February 1992
Truth is the only thing that is constructive. All these ideas sometimes confuse us, what is this, in the name of God, in the name of Shri Krishna, in the name of Christ, in the name of Mohammed Sahib all these things are done and also some people do it even in my name, "Mother said, Mother said so." It is prohibited for Sahaja yogi to say that because I've had enough of it in last lives. So this life nobody is going to say, "Mother said it."
"I say." Have that much confidence and responsibility to say, "I say." I am a Sahaja Yogi, you are a Sahaja Yogi, why can't you say?
H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Krishna Puja 1990