Vidya-Lakshmi -Vidya is the art of Sahaja Yoga, which you know, that is Vidya. The rest is all Avidya.
How to raise the Kundalini; how to awaken all the deities; how to cleanse yourself; how to cleanse others; all the knowledge; all the science about that is called as Vidya, the Lakshmi of that. Lakshmi is the grace, is the grace. Awareness.. that is gracious.
Awareness that is gracious. So that Lakshmi should be with you, is that not only to know the Vidya, you know that, but to have grace about it. The way people do things, for example, some people may just go on.. all that kind of nonsense you do. Sometimes the way we go on working, when I’m giving lecture and people are just working out. All that is most disgraceful and depressing. So not to do these methods of making the thing look so depressed… I mean you need not be serious people at all because Sahaja Yoga is not a serious thing, it is a play. It is a play of grace. You have to be but gracious; you are not to be disgraceful, that’s very important.
If you are disgraceful, then your Vidya is useless. I have seen many people all the time doing like this, doing like that; they think that if their left hand…jaw.. see? They have become now masters of this. There’s no grace about it. One has to see how to do it graciously. You see your Mother, how She moves Her hands and fingers. Not one day, one time, even in one action you will find Me doing something unrespectable, except when I copy you. So this is what it is, is the Vidya Lakshmi. Lakshmi is the grace within the Vidya.
H.H.Shri Mataji , Diwali Puja , Hampstead London, 9th November 1980
Then the second one is Vidya Lakshmi. She is the one who teaches you the technique of handling the Divine power. Now that is to be understood very well, what is the Lakshmi? Lakshmi is graciousness. So she teaches you how to use this power with graciousness. Now, this is what is the blessing going to you so that you get the power of the Adya Lakshmi by which you become like water.
What is the water? It has got the cleansing power, and which I am, without water we cannot exist in this life. So that is the first blessing for you is that your face shines, with Adya Lakshmi as you become cleansed and that you can see all that is serious, all that is light and forgotten.
Vidya Lakshmi is the one, I told you, who gives you knowledge. Knowledge of how to handle the Divine Power graciously. I will give an example, I have seen many people, when they give the Bandhan, it is such a crude way. No, it is not to be done. It is a Lakshmi. So now you do it very carefully. You see Me, how I give all that. I never do that way. I cannot, with respect. With grace.
She represents the respect part. And that you get, that knowledge, how to do it gracefully. Everything is to be done gracefully, in a manner that looks gracious. Some people who talk have no grace, nothing! Some people who give knowledge of Sahaja Yoga also have no grace and they talk in a disgraceful manner. With all the grace, how to use the knowledge of the Divine is given by Vidya Lakshmi.
H.H.Shri Mataji, Diwali Puja, Italy, 25th October 1987