Put yourself in connection all the time with God!
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi, Extract of talk on Attention, on 27/01/1977 at an International Sahaja Yoga Seminar, in Bordi, India.
Now, in description of Gokul of Vrindavan, you must have read that when Krishna used to play His flute all the women who were working, the Gopis in the household would leave every work-everything, the milk would be boiling and the work was half done or full done, they were eating their food or in whatever pose they were sitting they would just get up and run towards that Murali (Flute); and when they would go there they would stand just like a picture-no movement in the body, nothing-just standing and listening with full attention, what was so ?
He was not even speaking-just a Murali being played and all of them just listening like a picture.
What was it ? The enjoyment that they were feeling enjoyment they were enjoying within themselves, the joy that was pouring into them with that Murali, just standing and listening, that’s all.
What is that ? That is the subtleness of that enjoyment just like meditation, they would stand. In the same way your attention and mind should be on Sahaja, on your being with God. You are one with God, put your centrifugal force towards God completely. Put yourself in connection all the time with God and the rest of the work is done just like instruments. The whole thing will start working.
The human mind is used to do things in a ritual way, that they think that if you have to raise this house you have to dig first the foundation then the piling up and then YOU have those pillars and then you have to have the roof and that is how one after another they plan out things. But in God’s own Kingdom, there is no planning. You sit down and just enjoy.
If your attention is there all the work is done, full attention; and then he take out work and give full priority to that, do not compromise your way through. You have to help others also to come up and so you must remember for that also your attention should be on your Atma, on your Spirit, on God, completely one with Him in that joy . The whole heart is there-and with your both hands and your both feet, with all your attention you can pull out people because your attention is all the time fed, nurtured and looked after, then you will enjoy also the lifting of the people.
Nothing can be alright unless and until you develop the subtleties of your attention; and they develop by receding your attention from all that is gross. Recede your attention whenever it goes too much into a thought, like that-‘Oh, forget it’. But into vibrations you pay full attention, seeing vibrations you pay full attention, seeing your own vibrations pay full attention, other things you need not worry they will be all looked after.
That is how your attention is subtler in the kingdom of God (means in yoga state, when our Kundalini reaches to the Crown Chakra and connects us to the macrocosmos).
When the lotus is in the mud and it has to come out it finds its way through many crevices and many holes in that mud but when it is out in the open-absolutely liberated free then it does not go on dashing here and there but just opens out and receives the beautiful dew, and the dew melts the fragrance in the lotus. Automatically the fragrance starts flowing. It’s a different method, it’s a different way of life that is being Sahaja.