Today is your new year. I wish you all the best. And I want you to take a resolution that from today onwards we will not tell lies. Never ever will you tell lies. I have been to places across the world and I learnt that Indians are infamous everywhere as great liars.
I do not understand why such brandings have come upon our country that people are liars. Here we had so many great saints and prophets, where so many became Sufis. I wonder how people could speak so many lies here.
So you promise today that you will not tell lies whatever may be the consequences. For that, you need courage. But now that you are realized, what more courage do you need? You cannot lie. And when you become like this, then only people will have faith in you, that these people are truthful.
So the Sahaja Yogis have to be truthful. In whatever occupation- may be in business or whatever, he may be an engineer constructing roads or a doctor treating people- in spite of all these, yet it will be hell for you if you still lie. Now you have transformed your own self, now that you are realized now.
So the realized people, if they ever lie, they can never drive any benefit out of it. I feel sad when I hear about our country abroad, that people of this country are great frauds, great liars and earn money by illegal means.
Today is your very auspicious day. Today you should all take an oath that we will never ever lie whatever may come. I, Myself am a woman and that too of India. I have never told a lie. By lying you only would be at a loss. By deceitful actions you only will be at a loss. By all these means, even if you afford to earn a little more or you pursue petty objectives by feigning, yet you can never go to heaven. You will land up in hell.
It is very important to know that there is a very bad reputation about our country across the world. Why is there a bad reputation? Because we have such type of people here. When you come to know that someone is a liar, you must form a committee and approach to him to inquire, “Hello Mister, what is the matter?”
For example, supposing a road is constructed that has not been constructed properly, then set up an inquiry to investigate the expenditure incurred and then be after them to see what they are doing about it.
Earning such money illegally will ultimately be used for consuming alcohol only, which is our enemy. Why do you want all this? You have a very good living standard, but there are many countries where people are poor, yet I found them to be honest. So honesty is the first thing.
Today it should be ensured that we shall not commit dishonesty any more. Also we shall not be in the company of dishonest people and if anyone commits dishonesty, we will report it. Now it is like this: people complain, “Mother, similar incidents prevails in the police force” or “Such cases are reported there also.”
But you are Sahaja Yogis. Those who are Sahaja Yogis are by no means any less than a policeman or any person with a high position. They may possess great powers within them, but the entire powers are of truth only. Truthfulness should be there.
I am very glad that a lot of Sahaja Yogis are very truthful, but we still need more Sahaja Yogis who can become truthful.
Noida 10th November 2007
(DCB July- August 2008)
translated from Hindi