Today we have gathered here to worship Shri Ganesha. Shri Ganesha is the deity of innocence. When we are born as children, it is Shri Ganesha who is acting and we are very innocent, and it is such a powerful thing – that with this innocence children survive under many circumstances. And we love them, because they are innocent. We enjoy them, because they are innocent.
Once we start growing, our Sahasrara also gets closed and we develop all kinds of funny things that enters into us and doesn’t go out. It’s just there, it doesn’t go out.
Innocence has a great effect on our character and on our sense of chastity. Actually, when you are innocent, you don’t know what is not chastity, what is being unchaste, what is being cunning.
You are innocent and you are looked after by Shri Ganesha Himself. Anybody who tries to harm a innocent person, Shri Ganesha looks after you and manages.
Many people who are innocent in this world – of course they are very few -, but they become so detached from all worldly problems, like lust and greed, and many other. Because they are so pure that nothing can spoil them and malign them.
This is such a great blessings we have – that innocence is actually created in us, and it was created much before. All the innocence, everything was created much, much before we were created. It’s such a great quality for us – to become innocent.
H.H. Shri Mataji
Shri Ganesha Puja
Cabella 14th September 2002
(DCB May- June 2003)