Responsibility? or Sankoch?
( no, they are NOT the same )

Responsibility (Vishuddhi Chakra)

   Responsibility is a quality of the Vishuddhi (831001)… that's why most of us have bad Vishuddhis, because we do not take responsibility… and we have to be much much more responsible than even ordinary government servants are (830821); This Vishuddhi centre can also catch, if we feel 'too responsible', and can result in tensions and headaches - the remedy is to witness, and realise that everything is done by the Divine (890801); We should also be responsible in the Ashram, switching off electricity, not wasting food, being alert to the vibrations of the children etc. (850421); You have to take up the responsibility… those who do not, are not the people who are yet matured… every type of responsibility that you can take… think of what responsibilities you can take up (830821); When you are responsible, you will be amazed… you will drop out most of your habits… automatically. Once you take the responsibility of Sahaja Yoga on your shoulders… immediately all the dimensions of your new life will open out… knowledge will pour into you… a new style of understanding will develop… the subtleties of life will open out before you… the joy will pour onto you… you will feel as if the Ganges is flowing over your Sahastrara… but you have to be responsible (770126.1)

    Sankoch (Right Heart Chakra)
   Shri Rama… is the embodiment of all the good qualities in a man… like Sankoch… you see there is a Sankoch… like not… sort of… to go to somebody's house… and then… to start demanding… this and that… rather…you should be… worried… how far to go with a person… how far to talk to a person… how far to go with your wife… with your children… you see… all that is Sankoch. Sankoch means… restraint… in a wise way… enlightened restraint… how far to go is the question (0.0012)
   Shri Rama being Sankochi… means he's a man full of Grace (850000.2); Shri Rama was known to be a very formal person… Sankoch… that he would go to any extent to bear upon himself the problems, than to tell others to do something… this is one of the greatest qualities of Shri Rama… that he would not order anyone do anything for him. The softness of Shri Rama goes to the extremes… which I call the Sankoch (871004; 861223)
   There's no word in English language… because you have 'formality'… which is a very insipid word to describe Sankoch… because there is no 'integration’ between your ‘heart’ and ‘formality'… but if you can think of a 'formality of the heart', what do you call that… sweet formality… it's an action… formality of the heart… in action you see. Not to say something in such a way that you touch the wrong side of a person… is Sankoch. The delicacy of understanding. You see… this arrogance and rudeness comes to us because we have no Sankoch. That Sankoch, that understanding comes if you love someone and understand (820402)
   Rama was on the right side of the heart… means the heart put to activity… do you understand that. When you are in the left heart that’s your sincerity… your heart felt thing… but the heart felt thing… what's the use you see. There are many Sahaja Yogis who really feel this world is horrible and something must be done… Sahaja Yoga must be brought in… but how many of you are really putting that to action… absolutely into action. Without that your Rama's tattwa cannot be improved. Rama's tattwa is only improved when you put all the things into action… that’s exactly what Shri Rama did (820402)

     So we see, that according to Shri Mataji, there is a distinct difference between the quality of Responsibility, found on the Vishuddhi chakra, and the quality of Sankoch, (which has no english word equivalent) found on the Right Heart chakra. There is no doubt a relationship between the two, but whereas Sankoch has a large component of love & compassion, of delicacy of understanding, and also has the component of activity in it... on the contrary, Responsibility on it's own has none of these qualities. An act of irresponsibility, ( or if we do not take or accept responsibility ), it will not only affect the Vishuddhi chakra, but also the Right Heart chakra as well. Why... because an act of irresponsibility will absolutely offend against Shri Ram... That may be why there is this confusion. But let us not lose sight of this special quality of Shri Ram, which is so sorely needed here especially in this very special chakra... the Heart chakra... of the whole Universe. The quality of the Heart itself put into Action... put into Activity.

The quality of Sankoch is such a beautiful one... the quality of the Heart... in action... put into action... how far to go... without disturbing someone... without upsetting someone... Shri Mataji tells us that there is no english word equivalent for Sankoch... so don't you think it might just be better to accept Shri Mataji's suggestion... and maybe adopt a new word into our vocabulary. If we use any other word... won't we be losing some of that special quality that distinguishes it from all others? Personally I like the quality described by our Beloved Mother... as a loving compassionate activity of the heart... the quality possessed by Shri Rama... and projected by Him. Let's try to understand it and absorb... and project it... to others...

Finally I am reminded of an occasion many years ago in London... when a senior Sahaja Yogi was showing us all a series of Photos of our Mother... telling us that they showed Mother in Her various aspects. One such Photo was of Shri Fatima/Hazerat Ali and we were told it was associated with left Swadisthana. I immediately put both hands to the Photo... and felt strong cool on the right thumb. So being then somewhat confused, I asked Mother why this was so... why did I feel it on the right thumb, if Shri Fatima/Hazerat Ali were linked to the left thumb? She said quite simply... yes but they work on the right side also! So we should not think that things are too rigidly laid out... this way and that... but that each  affects the other to some degree or other... and of course they do...

Hope you all will forgive me for perhaps labouring the point... but if Shri Mataji has taken the trouble to talk about these things in some detail... then shouldn't we take a little trouble to try to understand Her... so we can better do the job to which we are all appointed... the work of the Salvation of the whole of the Global Human Family...
With much love to all
..

Jai Shri Mataji

Nick

  Postscript No 1 - Responsibility of the Vishuddhi chakra
There are now more than 9 short Audio Clips, see below, in which Shri Mataji is saying very clearly
that Responsibility resides on the Vishuddhi Chakra. These clips can also be accessed via this link: mp3 Audio Clips in the section entitled as "SahajVidya Treats" on the HomePage.

mp3 clips on Responsibility
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America, Vishuddhi has Responsibility of Transformation, 830926 LA, USA
At Vishuddhi, Progress in Collectivity / Inlet and Outlet to improve Sensitivity
MAIN QUALITY of Vishuddhi is Responsibility, 951008 Devi Shakti Puja, NY clip

RESPONSIBILITY of Shri Krishna is America, 960929 Shri Krishna Puja, NY clip
Vishuddhi (USA) IS RESPONSIBILITY, 860106 Betty Hubble House, Houston
Vishuddhi Chakra (USA) is CENTRE OF RESPONSIBILITY 831001 Santa Cruz Interview
Vishuddhi Chakra, qualities include Responsibility, NY Talk 3, 810926
VISHUDDHI GOES OUT, when we feel TOO RESPONSIBLE 890801 Porchester Hall, UK
Vishuddhi Responsibility America, New York Day 4, 810927
Vishuddhis BAD BECAUSE NOT take Responsibility 830821 Mother Earth, Surbiton
You must grow up now, to take over 850317 Melbourne Puja
You must be Responsible, When we going to grow, H'stead 820610.mp3

Postscript No 2 - Responsibility of England, the Heart chakra
Note that in the following clip, Shri Mataji is talking about the special responsibility of England, to spread Sahaja Yoga, and thus to save the world. She is not here saying that the quality of responsibility itself lies on the Heart chakra, but that one of the special qualities of the heart is to 'Save the world'. [One can compare for example, Australia, which would be responsible for qualities of Innocence and Purity; and France for a good liver - does not mean that the quality of responsibility itself lies in either the Mooladhara or the Nabhi chakras.]

Special clip on Heart chakra
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England has SPECIAL Responsibility.. you can save the world, 950624 RAH clip


Postscript No 3 - Sankoch of the Right Heart
There appear to be not so many talks on Shri Rama and the very special quality of his that Shri Mataji calls Sankoch. In none that have been listened to here, is responsibility ever even mentioned. As previously mentioned, responsibility is a rather dry quality, whereas Sankoch is a very beautiful quality, full of love, compassion and a feeling of concern for others and moreover it is put into action... into activity.

Clips on Sankoch
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Benevolence of Rama, Day 6, New York 810929
SANKOCH of Shri Ram in Right HEART 820402 Shri Ram Birthday, Chelsham Rd, UK
Sincerity on Left Heart - put into Action on Right Heart with Ram's Sankoch 820402.mp3

The complete article on Sankoch (of Shri Rama)

Shri Rama… is the embodiment of all the good qualities in a man… like Sankoch… you see there is a Sankoch… like not…
sort of… to go to somebody's house… and then… to start demanding… this and that… rather…you should be… worried…
how far to go with a person… how far to talk to a person… how far to go with your wife… with your children… you see…
all that is Sankoch. Sankoch means… restraint… in a wise way… enlightened restraint… how far to go is the question (0.0012)

Shri Rama being Sankochi… means he's a man full of Grace (850000.2); Shri Rama was known to be a very formal person…
Sankoch… that he would go to any extent to bear upon himself the problems, than to tell others to do something… this is one of
the greatest qualities of Shri Rama… that he would not order anyone do anything for him. The softness of Shri Rama goes to the
extremes… which I call the Sankoch (871004; 861223)

Rama was on the right side of the heart… means the heart put to activity… do you understand that. When you are in the left
heart that’s your sincerity… your heart felt thing… but the heart felt thing… what's the use you see. There are many Sahaja Yogis
who really feel this world is horrible and something must be done… Sahaja Yoga must be brought in… but how many of you are
really putting that to action… absolutely into action. Without that your Rama's tattwa cannot be improved. Rama's tattwa is only
improved when you put all the things into action… that’s exactly what Shri Rama did (820402)

There's no word in English language… because you have 'formality'… which is a very insipid word to describe Sankoch…
because there is no 'integration’ between your ‘heart’ and ‘formality'… but if you can think of a 'formality of the heart', what
do you call that… sweet formality… it's an action… formality of the heart… in action you see. Not to say something in such a
way that you touch the wrong side of a person… is Sankoch. The delicacy of understanding. You see… this arrogance and
rudeness comes to us because we have no Sankoch. That Sankoch, that understanding comes if you love someone & understand
(820402)

Now you have to love all the seekers of the world… they have done wrong… they have done all kinds of ego trips… they have
done all kinds of mistakes… but your Mother loves them… and you have to love them. If they have to be corrected, I'll do that…
you just don’t do that way that they feel hurt. So we have a Sahaja Yoga tradition also in which when we speak to each other,
we have that Sankoch within us of Shri Ram… and if you don’t have that Sankoch you get right heart… and that right heart is
a very dangerous thing in the country like England where the climate is so bad… because it gives you the horrible thing called
Asthma. You get Asthma if your right heart is caught… not necessarily that asthma will come only from right heart… can also
come from centre heart… but if you get right heart, you definitely get asthma. So this Sankoch one has to learn… the Mariadas…
means the boundaries of your relationships. Shri Rama is known for his boundaries… he doesn't cross the limit… in everything…
discretion of the heart should be there. Now there is no word for discretion of the heart in English language… which is Mariada…
discretion of the heart is… how far to go (820402)

Those people who are obedient to me are very powerful Sahaja Yogis… you know that… and those who are not, go down very fast.
I have seen those who are disobedient, who don’t listen to me, who are rude to me, who do not understand the protocol…
go down very much in Sahaja Yoga… because what is lacking in you is the discretion, the Mariada… how far to go.
You have to be powerful people and the power of a person increases by putting Mariadas - supposing you have wheat, and
you spread it, it will spread all over and anybody, birds will come and eat it up… it will be finished. But if you put it in a sack,
it will have a weight… it will have a size… it will rise in height… is useful… and it will have respect. But the thing that is
all spread all over will never be respected. Nothing works out without Mariadas… you have to keep your Mariadas. All our ideas
of freedom are to be bound by Mariadas… if the freedom has no Mariadas, it is abandonment… it is a nonsense…
it is not going to help (820402)