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1976-0402: Having a Good Tongue, Delhi, India

From Sahaja Yoga Book Project

I was telling you about how difficult it is to be a Mother and a Guru,

because both are very contradictory functions. And specially for a
person who wants to be in charge of your salvation, to be the
Moksha Dayini, it is extremely difficult. Because the path is so
delicate and so treacherous that all of you have to come yourselves,
walk across. And if you fall this side or that side there is disaster for
you. I am watching your climbing and I see you coming up with a
Mothers heart and a Gurus hand. And then I get the glimpses of
peoples folly. I try to tell them come up. Sometimes I shout.
Sometimes I pull them up. Sometimes I love them, caress them. You
can yourself judge, within yourself, how much I have worked on you,
how much I have loved you. But how much do you love yourself is
the point.
I have told you that for a Sahaja Yogi the whole thing should be
decided by the witnessing power. Now the witnessing power is
silent, it doesnt talk, if you are a very talkative person then its not
going to help you much. You have to come in balance. For the first
time in this incarnation I have started talking and I get so troubled
because Im not used to this kind of talking. So for you people, it is
necessary that you should not talk unless and until you feel like
talking. And very few sentences, conclusive. As I told you before, the
tongue is the master of all the organs of distraction. If you could
master your tongue, you are master of all of them, in a way.
Because everything has to be palatable.
For example, you look at a woman, if shes not palatable then she
may be beautiful but you dont want to look at her. She decides, the
tongue decides about it all. If you want to eat some food, if it is not
palatable then you dont want to eat that food. It has to be
palatable. Then a thought also, a thought has to be palatable. If it is
not palatable, you are not going to have it. So the deciding factor is
the tongue, the roots of the tongue goes up to the Vishuddhi chakra,
which controls your ego and superego, or you can say that the
tongue is reflected in superego and ego in a way.
Through your tongue, when you speak, one can make out whether
you are in the realm of the ego or superego. She expresses, she
decides. But if you understand her, then you know how to handle
her. Shes your friend and Saraswati herself resides in your tongue.
If you know how to handle your tongue then Sahaja Yoga can rise
really higher. Because when others meet you, as Sahaja Yogis, they

also see how the way you talk, the way you eat, the way that things
are palatable to you. It is the tongue that decides.
If you are really very much evolved, youll be amazed that if you eat
some food that, immediately the tongue will throw it out. It wont
have it, if it is something wrong. If some Prasad, so called, is given
to you, which is given by some wrong kind of man, immediately your
tongue will throw it out. It wont be able to take it in. And even if you
take some of the food down in the stomach, still the tongue will
inform the brain that throw it out, and the brain will inform the
stomach that throw it out. It will be unpalatable. So the action of
Vishnu in the stomach up to the action of Shri Krishna, who is the
same personality, is all just by your tongue.
You must know how pure, holy, your tongue should be. That when
you take the name of your Mother with this tongue, you must know
it has to be the holiest of holiest. It is very important how you use
your tongue. Those who talk very bluntly are just the same as those
who talk very sweetly, to get something out of you is the intention.
As I have told you, it controls the ego and superego. Even if Sahaja
Yogis understand that the witness is also here, at the Vishuddhi
chakra. So your witnessing powers will increase and decrease
according to your tongue.
Of course it controls sixteen sub-plexus. It also controls the muscles
of the eyes. It controls all these muscles, it controls the palate, it
controls the teeth. It controls the ears. But here, you hear something
you cannot control it. Tongue you can, because that is the thing
which releases, which goes out. With the ear you cannot give
anything to others. That is just one way. This is double way thing,
you can take in something and also can throw out. It has a double
purpose, it is a very important organ. And thats why we have to
look after our tongue.
When the Kundalini is rising that means one thing is there, that your
attention has to become subtle. From gross to subtle. But it has to
become subtler and subtlest and then it has to go beyond that. By
becoming subtle only it comes up through the Agnya. Because
Agnya is just like a hole in a needle. So it penetrates through that,
the subtleness. Because of that subtleness, your attention sees
everything, but in a subtle form. Now, this is a new experience for
you. Thats why you do not recognize what is that.
In a group of Sahaja Yogis, you can witness these things very
carefully and clearly. There is one person whose eyes are roving still,
around. Hes a Sahaja Yogi. Hes sitting down, hes looking here,
looking there, looking that side, who is coming, who is going. Of
course, this person is still in the gross state you can say, though
hes got his attention up here by Mataji pulling it out and hanging

onto it. But still the person himself is still dragging outside into the
gross. So dont bother about that.
But even the person who is now, say, attentive, you can say
attentive, because these words are not so precise. Even if you
notice such a person, youll find these two forces in a very subtle
way are acting. One is the subtle ego, another is the subtle
superego. When you become subtle, suddenly you get also powers
of the subtle. Let us see the ego side of it. You start feeling inside
yourself, in a very subtle way, that you do not recognize that it is
ego. It is too subtle to be recognized. That you have got powers now
to cure. You start feeling that now you have powers to raise the
Kundalini. See how it goes on segmenting everything. Then you
start feeling that you have powers to express yourself, because you
think that you have learnt Sahaja Yoga, and now you know the
essence of it and you can talk about it. This subtle ego develops into
you and the fourth type of subtle ego develops when you see the
other persons superego is developed. That is the most dangerous.
It so happens that some people, whos superego develops now,
because they have had previous gurus, previous problems,
diseases, the way they have been following religion, some mistakes
and all that, because of their mistakes, their superego develops. You
see something happening to them, say Mr X is Y, that a superego is
coming onto him, some negativity is going into him, so his ego
starts developing against such a force. In a subtle way. Now he calls
it a positive force, it is a positive force, sort of, but he over-crosses
it. When he over-crosses that side, he decides to push a superego of
another person, he trips over. He thinks hes doing the right thing, of
course he is doing in a way, but to a point. And then he becomes
very hot-tempered. He goes on passing remarks about others. He
says harsh things. Thats how the subtlest point starts.
To a point is all right, to a point because in this I would say Ganesha
and Jesus should be treated as the judging point. Christ did not mind
when he was crucified. Not only that but he asked for forgiveness for
all those. But if his Mother was even touched by somebody, he
would have taken out his eleven Rudras and killed them. Thats the
point. When it comes to your Mother, then of course, your ego and
superego both have a meaning. But beyond that, if it starts directed
at every Sahaja Yogi, then you dont know where to have the
For example then, such people, anything done to them they also
identify themselves with Mother and they think, no, no, that if he
did it to me then he did it to Mother also. It is not. You must know
where you are criticized and where your Mother is criticized. These
are two things. Thats why I said judging point is Christ. When he
was crucified, he accepted it, though he was so much one with his

Mother. But still he could strike that line. When you are crucified,
you are not Christ, but if anybody says anything against the Mother
then of course.
Now try to understand yourself, now youre watching yourself,
whatever I am saying you are watching yourself. It is for your good.
That is how you find somewhere a person who gets a superego
invasion. First of all superego invasion is very, very deep and subtle.
Its extremely devious. It comes into you in such a manner, that you
do not understand it. The other person who is very positive, socalled, they think that that person has got a negativity. But he wont
know that hes over-crossing his positivity towards negativity itself,
because once you cross this line you go to this side. Once you cross
this line you go to this side. So immediately you are becoming
negative once you cross this point and the Sahasrara is the
Brahmarandra. Beyond the Brahmarandra, if you are pushing down,
then you are crossed into the other side. You are playing into the
hands of other people.
Now, you must judge yourself and see now you, Hello Mr X, how
are you behaving now? Immediately you become a witness, you
seem as a witness of yourself. Now how the superego and ego, you
see sometimes in some people, sometimes the ego presses the
superego and the superego presses the ego. I have seen it. They
dont know whether their ego is risen or whether they are
dominated. They really do not know, it cannot decide. Because its
subtle, going on, wobbling all the time. Thats why I say [Baitat?],
you must sit down, settle down. See for yourself. Am I settled?
Watch in yourself. Even you can feel the force, actually you can feel
the force moving from this side to this side. Youll feel the force
moving from this side to this, try to bring it in the center.
Now, ego and superego, when they go on like that, you can say
wobble one to another, it happens like this. At one moment you start
feeling dejected and [fed up?]. Fed up with yourself, nonsense, get
out. The other moment you sit on yourself, sit on other people. You
are [Kerusha Karao ?] This is bad, I didnt like that man, that fellow
came, that fellow got me, this thing happened, that thing happened.
Two extremes you move to. Thats not the way to Sahaja Yoga.
Sahaja Yoga. Sahaja means that you are a witness. Sahaja. It has
double meaning. Sahaja is normally used for a word which is simple.
Sahaj. You are in a Sahaj method, you are a witness, you watch it.
You can just see. They are just witnessing. They are not saying
anything, they are just there. It is to be. It is just to be at this point.
Are we that, every movement, dealing with anything, then you will
not have any organizational problems. You have organizational
problems because you are not a witness.

Youll find two types of people. One who will say Im suffering too
much, the other who will say no, not at all. Then they interchange
also. Their attitudes interchange, its absurd. But you can just know
where to stop it. You become a witness, silent. After talking for one
minute, you just become silent. Thats the best way, I can say a
practical way, is for your tongue, is to be silent. As far as possible to
be silent and be watching. But some people are silent and brooding,
thats the worst thing that you are doing. No, silent and watching.
Neither brooding, not planning how to hurt others, and then
suddenly your sentences come out which would be so filthy, so
cutting, so horrid, so full of venom, that you think from where it has
come, oh God. Such silence is absolutely useless.
It should be like a river flowing. The river has its own depth and on
top it is flowing, its just one mind. That kind of a silence one should
have. Not a forced one but a silence of a witness. Even such a
person is talking inside, the flow of the silence, you are one with
that silence, it is filling you up all the time. And you can witness that
in every leaf, in every movement of the leaf, you see the silence.
They do not speak, but they manifest. In the same way you do not
speak, you manifest. Of course, human beings are higher than them
because they speak, but if speech becomes a burden, a problem, a
cutting instrument, it is better not to speak.
Another thing a Sahaja Yogi must know, that eyes are very
important for Sahaja Yoga. When the Kundalini rises, then the
dilation of the pupils takes place, because you have seen the
children how their eyes are dilated. Looking at everything, what is
happening. Just gazing, silence, complete. Silent seeing goes on
through the eyes. And thats why eyes are very important. You must
learn to fix your eyes within yourself, in your heart. Humble down, in
your heart, fix your eyes in your heart. You see, I say that way, but I
dont know if you can do it. I dont know if you can do it, but if you
could do it thats a very good way of doing things.
Looking at everyone, gazing at everyone, seeing this, seeing that, is
a very bad exercise for your eyes. Its a very bad habit. Try to keep
your eyes low, on the earth, Mother Earth, watching the lower part
of the body. Than the face, because face, if you are made that way
that you can watch the faces, all right but you are not yet made.
Best thing is to see to the feet. And your eyes will touch their gross
sense, feet from where the sensation of vibrations go up. Upward,
and the Kundalini rises better. Actually those who suffer from low
Kundalini rising, if they could rub oil on their feet and wash their
feet, its a very good thing.
Thats why Christ washed the feet of his disciples. I wish I could do
that if you allow Me suggest it. Because the whole grossness is in

the feet and if you touch somebody with your eyes, realized people I
say, their feet, most of their grossness with disappear. And you
wont have that much problem with them. Thats why Christ washed
the feet of his disciples. You also wash your feet and keep them
clean, so that the grossness drops out.
I have explained in briefly, but if you want to ask Me questions, ask,
because still I find that the Sahaja Yogis are not rising as fast as they
could. Because bringing Kundalini up to this and up to this is
possible for Me, but taking it back into your gross thing is your own
job. Which you have to do it. In Marathi as they say [Da Adi
Karangahi Samhaya?]. I have built the top, the dome for you, and
the dome is now to be supported by you. I have taken you to the
dome, but you cannot bring it down, because either you are
frustrated with yourself, by being frustrated what are you going to
get? Or else, you are frustrated with others.
Just be silent and be witnesses. As Sai Baba has said, [Saiburi ?]
faith, it comes in.