Christ, Conditioning, and the Ego - Part 1
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - Christmas Puja - Ganapatipule, India - 24 December, 1995
It was a great day when Christ came on this earth, and you know about how he was specially created to come down as a
human being, to work out this salvation of the people. It is said that he came to India in Cashmere and he met there the
King, Shalivahan: This is all in Sanskrit. I read that the conversation took place between Christ and King Shalivahan
who was a great devotee of the Mother, and he asked him: “What is your name?” in Sanskrit. So he said: "I come from a
country where people believe in filth and I think this is my own country.” So Shalivahan said: “You are such a great
person, who has come on this earth so you should go back to those countries, to save them and tell them about the pure
principle of life.” In Sanskrit, it was written as "Nirmala Tattwa”, and Christ went back, and after three and a half years
only, he was crucified.
These were special days. I call them the days of “tapasya”. In those times Buddha and Mahavira were born at the same
level of the Virata, the forehead. As you know, according to the Vedas there are seven centres of awareness. We can go
through all the subtle qualities that we have within ourselves. The first one was the “bhou” who is Ganesha's creature.
The second is “bouhara”, meaning ‘all that is created around us’. The third one is “swaha”, the Nabhi chakra. Swaha is
the one who can consume everything. In modern times you see that people go on consuming everything. All kinds of
books they will read. They go to all kinds of things; to 'acid' if you tell them. Why do you do it; what's wrong?! Why do
you dress up like this; what's wrong?! This consumption of everything just goes on!
But then there is another great thing within us that is called “swadha”, by which we sustain the dharma within us. There
is the ‘swadha dharma’ of everything. You see those people who say there is a ‘blind faith’ and this and that. It is not
'blind' but it is an ‘inne